We’ve entered the final weeks of the regular season. Some Red Sox are playing their best when it matters most, while others still need to step up.
We’re in the last month of the regular season. The stretch run is finally here. These remaining weeks and games will determine how the MLB playoffs take shape. The players themselves will determine how these games shake out. Whatever happens over the next few weeks could tell us who the next World Series champion will be.
The Boston Red Sox have bludgeoned their opponents into submission for much of the season, and they’ve seen immense contributions from a wide variety of players. Some are locks for the postseason roster. Others, though still seeing significant playing time, could be on the bubble. As the season draws to a close, some of those players are pushing for greater consideration and are doing their parts to keep the Sox well ahead of the ever-dangerous New York Yankees.
The 2011 collapse, though now seven years in the past, remains a fresh wound in the minds of many Red Sox fans and of those in the organization; the fear of a repeat, of complacency, will always be a powerful motivator.
Which Red Sox are stepping up to the proverbial plate at the right time? Which have chosen the wrong moment to shrink? Let’s take a look.