Thoughts from the Red Sox thrilling first series of the season
The Boston Red Sox opened the 2022 season with a three-game set in the Bronx against the Yankees, and as expected, it was a doozy. For 29 exhilarating innings, the Red Sox battled their archrivals in a series that was way too intense for Opening Weekend. When the dust was settled, the Yankees won two of the three games, but the Red Sox exited New York with some good feelings after stealing the last game.
Before we get into this article, I want to reiterate the fact that a baseball season is a marathon. As intense as these games were, they don’t mean much in the grand scheme of the end-of-the-year standings. In addition, three games aren’t going to tell us much about individual players. Kike Hernandez is not going to bat .000, and Alex Verdugo is not going to slug .727. Even the greatest of players are going to have their ebbs and flows, and three games do not make a season
With that being said, that does not mean that these three games were meaningless. Here are some thoughts and takeaways from the Red Sox opening series against their arch rivals.