Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Red Sox are about 2 games away from making this thing interesting

The last-place Red Sox need to make up six games in the A.L. East standings just to climb out of the cellar.  On the bright side, a seven-game swing could have them atop the division.

At 6-4 in their last 10, the Sox have the second-best record in the division (behind the 7-3 Orioles) in that span.  Boston has made up three games in the standings in the last 10 days.  In that same time, Baltimore eliminated a four-game deficit and went from fourth to first.  Here's what the A.L. East looked like on June 20:

If the Red Sox can trim the lead down to five or so, things might really start heating up.  In other team news, last night Pablo Sandoval took one of the more ridiculous swings you'll ever see:

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