The offense kicked down the doors for the first two months as the pitching hid behind them like a scared child. David Price and the rotation were just skidding by while the offense did all the work. That only lasted for so long. Once April and May rolled by, the offense evened out a bit and the lackluster pitching was exposed. Up until September, the Red Sox could not win run one games, and if they did not score 5 runs, their evening was over. Bases loaded for the Red Sox? Their worst enemy, when teams felt they were on the verge of blowing a game, little did they know, they had the Red Sox right where they wanted him. Bullpen? More like bullsh*t.. Excuse my language, but man oh man, that bullpen almost made me lose my mind on several occasions.
From one to nine, they are doing just fine. Dustin Pedroia has surged since settling into the leadoff spot, even with a recent slump, he is on pace for one of his best seasons he has had yet. David Ortiz has looked like a 25 year old, Hanley Ramirez has played a gold glove first base and single handedly drove the Red Sox to a division title. Mookie Betts just may win the American League MVP. I thought I would might be saying that at some point, but not so soon. He cleans out the inside of the plate like i've never seen before, never throw that man an inside fastball or anything that he can reach in general. Jackie Bradley Jr has proved everyone wrong, his end to the 2015 was no fluke. He is just a few RBI’s from reaching 90! I don’t want to drag on forever about these guys, but like Jared Carrabis stated “Sandy Leon is the only active hall of famer” and that guy is our catcher. Sorry Xman, and mayor of ding dong city Travis Shaw, didn’t mean to snub you, I know you two will catch fire in October and make me regret not writing extensively about your season.
Andrew Benintendi, this is your time. Your hair, your MJ dances and sweet swing has injected even more youth into this team and has added one more B to the killer B collection. Keep dancing and keep swinging young man. Yoan Moncada it is not your time yet. You are young and talented, but next year will be your time. Just sit down and enjoy the show, take everything in.
I can not finish this article without Thanking Rick Porcello for the amazing season he has put together, we would not be on the verge of winning the AL East without him. Thank you pretty Ricky. Also, thank you David Ortiz for the historic season, but I refuse to say goodbye just yet.