The Red Sox and Yankees go head to head this weekend, and can we say this rivalry is back on? Maybe not to where is used to be back in 2003-2004 but as we come to the last two months of the regular season we can say the AL East is closing in on the Red Sox, and Yankees for the number one spot in the divison.
The Red Sox have Eduardo Rodriguez going Friday, Drew Pomeranz Saturday, and Chris Sale Sunday. Notice no David Price pitching in this series that’s how big it is.
The Red Sox are 65-49 and have a 4 game lead in the division. The Yankees are 60-52 in second place in the AL East. The Red Sox are coming off an 8 game win streak, and 9-1 in their last 10 games. While the Yankees are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
The Red Sox are on fire right now with Eduardo Nunez hitting leadoff. The Red Sox aquired Nunez before the deadline from the Giants and so far has produced 21 hits,12 RBI’s, 4 homers, and a .420 batting average in 52 atbats with the Red Sox. Rafael Devers has proven he belongs on the Major League level batting a .319 average, with 15 hits, and 8 runs, in 47 at bats with the Red Sox.
Now on the Yankee side Rookie Aaron Judge is having a great Rookie Season. He has 35 home runs the most in the Majors, while having a .294 batting average, with 113 hits, 86 runs, 385 atbats this season.
The Red Sox have some bullpen questions even after acquiring Addison Reed from the Mets. They have only one standout pitcher which is Chris Sale. Absolutely dominant this whole season so far which is why he is probably pitching on Sunday.
I do smell a September collapse with this team though, the Red Sox have done it before in 2011 and could do it again, which would really kick John Farrell out of town. They are playing good baseball but I need to see how they do after this weekend if I think they will win the division. The Red Sox and Yankees play each other two more time this season so it will be interesting to see what happens. They play a series at Fenway Park, then they play a Series at Yankee Stadium in the beginning of September. So get ready for the rollercoaster ride of the Major league Baseball Season. With the Red Sox anything can happen, you never know.