The Sox won an exciting one yesterday with a come from behind win the 9th, something they have not been able to do all season. They had one of their 5 run innings in the 9th yesterday after doing nothing all day offensively. It was exciting to hear, though not expected and since it was not expected, it was even more exciting. Pedroia hit a 3 run honer and then Bogaerts got into the act by following with a solo jack. They went back to back for the first and only time in July and ended the month with the hope of playing well for August, instead of being beat 3 out of 4 by the last place Angels and looking poor for the start of a new month. The final in the game was 5-3.
They ended up 15-10 fir tor the month, which matches their best month of the year, but it had promised to be an even better month until they ended it going 3-7. Let’s hope the month of August will see them finally take off and sustain a good game instead of playing well for a few games and then falling into a losing funk, which has been the pattern all season. Now is really the time to make their run as only 2 months are left in the season.Let’s hope their exciting come from behind win can fire up the team to greatness in the later part of the season.
A winning streak now would be just what the doctor ordered and propel us forward to maybe win the AL East. I have been saying for a while that now is the time to make our move, but we are getting close to the time that it must be done if it is to be done at all. They are beginning to run out of time, so they better get the ball rolling soon.I would really like to see then win the AL East, but they have to play better than they have lately if they are to have any hope of doing so. Time to get moving Sox. The clock is ticking.
The trade deadline is today at 4 pm. Many are saying they would like to see us acquire another pitcher and that would be nice, but perhaps we can stand pat and still make a run in the final 2 months.We may have what we need, although another bat would be nice as well. Still, I think we may do it with what we have, but any additional players would certainly help us propel into the playoffs and perhaps get us somewhere if we make it. We need all the help we can get to move forward once we make the playoffs and an additional player or two may be just what we need.
A trade at the end of the deadline would be good for 2016, but we may need to hold on to our prospects for future years as well. We’ll see what the management decides and how it works out for the future of the team.For now we need to just keep plugging away and make out move soon. I still say we should win it all for Big Papi. Let’s just do it. We have the talent. Go Sox!