Yet another consecutive series win by the Red Sox. While sweeps are great, seeing this team consistently beat tough opponents is better.
- The bleachers in center & right fields were busy yesterday, as the Red Sox belted four round-trippers as a send-off for the visiting Angels. (Four homers help Sox breeze past Angels)
- No one’s happier for run support than Ryan Dempster, who has gotten backed by 24 run in his last two starts. And really, who wouldn’t be happy for run support? (Dempster happy to be backed by Sox bats)
- How does Jarrod Saltalamacchia do it day after day? And no, I’m not talking about how he gets his hair to curl into the strangest looking cap hair ever. (Jarrod Saltalamacchia staying centered)
- At the plate and off the field, patience has been a huge part of Daniel Nava‘s success in the majors. And it has paid off – he’s one of the best outfielders in the league this year. (Patience Pays Off for Daniel Nava, Red Sox)
- Strangely, we’re not seeing peaks and valleys of success this season for the Red Sox. They’re just consistently winning games and series. Constant success. (Consistent winning key for Red Sox)
- In the first round of the MLB Draft, the Red Sox chose Trey Ball. Scouts saw a lot of success in his future, puns about his last name notwithstanding. (Swinging For The Fences With Trey Ball)
- While the movie Moneyball seemed to dislike scouting, in reality, the best scouting departments are a combination of advanced preparation and sabermetrics. (How the Red Sox set themselves up to win the scouting war)
Talk about bouncing back:
The Red Sox went 20-8 to start the season. Then they went 2-9. They’ve gone 17-8 since then.
— Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) June 9, 2013