Within the span of three weeks, the Crimson Sox went from a playoff lock to a serious query mark.
Frustrations are boiling over in Boston after the Red Sox were swept by the Yankees in Tuesday’s doubleheader, sending the previous AL East leaders to 3rd place and outdoors the postseason image amid a 6-13 spiral.
“It’s irritating we’re not enjoying the way in which we’re able to,” supervisor Alex Cora mentioned after the Crimson Sox went 2-for-14 with runners in scoring place on Tuesday. “It’s been going for some time in a way the offense just isn’t the place we wish to be.”
The Crimson Sox blew a 8.5 game-lead within the AL East and now path the Rays by 5 video games within the division.
On this brutal stretch, the Crimson Sox have simply two wins in 13 video games towards the Rays, Yankees and Blue Jays and have been outscored by 30 runs in these contests.
However there may be hope for Boston within the type of its schedule. After the sequence finale in The Bronx, the Crimson Sox have a six-game homestand towards the woeful Rangers and Twins.
9 of their final 14 video games are towards the lowly Nationals and Orioles.
“It’s a enjoyable summer time and we’re enjoying significant video games,” Cora mentioned. “However now we have to be higher … we’ve received to play higher. That’s the underside line.”