Others did their part
Other guys like Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, and Xander Bogearts all played their part in Boston’s run to a title.
Betts never really broke out offensively, but was outstanding in the outfield, making several key catches throughout October. He was their best player all season but barely contributed with the bat in the playoffs. That’s how good this team really is. They have so many players who can come through and get a big hit in the high-pressure situations even when their best hitter is struggling.
Bogearts had a couple big hits in the playoffs but never really broke out. Regardless, his defense at shortstop was spectacular as usual. He’s one of the best in the game at his position and he was solid there for all of October.
Even though Craig Kimbrel struggled with his command in the playoffs, the Red Sox closer still got the job done when he needed to. It may have been a rocky save where he walked a couple guys in a row, but he usually got himself out of a jam.
Eduardo Rodriguez put forward a solid start in game 4 of the World Series after not pitching at all previously in the 2018 playoffs. The 25-year old lefty went 5.2 innings giving up four runs and striking out six for a no-decision.
With an exciting young core, the future is very bright for Boston as they will look to defend their World Series title in 2019.