Not much has gone right so far for the Boston Red Sox when it comes to their play on the baseball field. As of July 24, the Red Sox—who went through a lineup overhaul and were a preseason favorite to win the American League East division—are 12 games under .500 and sit in last place, 12 games back of the first-place New York Yankees.
Currently, the wheels are starting to fall off for the club. Boston is 1-9 in their last 10 games and is riding an eight-game losing streak. Their most recent road trip just ended last night, which wound up being their worst road trip in 64 years. Since baseball returned to action after the All-Star break, the Red Sox have yet to win a game, losing four straight to the Los Angeles Angels and then getting swept by the Houston Astros.
One thing the Red Sox season cannot be blamed on is the support they get on the road. Gordon Edes, a reporter for ESPNBoston.com, tweeted the Red Sox are the best road draw in the American League, with an average attendance of 32,252 people for their AL road games.
The support will have to start trickling to Fenway Park, as the Red Sox are about to embark on a 10-game home stand to try and get back into the playoff race. Out-of-town Red Sox fans can use Hipmunk.com to find the cheapest airfare to Boston. Enjoy a weekend of baseball at Fenway Park by taking in multiple games after reserving hotels in Boston through Hipmunk as well.
With only a few games remaining in the month, below is some secondary market ticket information for Red Sox tickets according to TiqIQ.com.
7/24/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers | Fenway Park | Average Price: $117.51 | Get-in Price: $60
7/25/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers | Fenway Park | Average Price: $133.26 | Get-in Price: $50
7/26/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers | Fenway Park | Average Price: $71.40 | Get-in Price: $21
Like the Red Sox, the perennially strong Tigers are having one of their worst showings in years with Miguel Cabrera out with injury. One game under .500, the Tigers are mulling the idea of becoming sellers at the trade deadline, with players like Yoenis Cespedes and David Price, who are only signed through this season, both possibly being available. If the Red Sox want to jump start their playoff hopes, taking games from a fellow downtrodden team they need to catch is basically mandatory.
7/28/2015 | Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White Sox | Fenway Park | Average Price: $110.48 | Get-in Price: $33 | Pedro Martinez HOF Plaque Giveaway
Pedro Martinez will be elected into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on July 26, and the Red Sox will be giving away replica Martinez HOF plaques upon entrance into Fenway Park on July 28 against the White Sox. The White Sox are another struggling team the Red Sox can take advantage of, as Chicago is in last place of the AL Central division, largely thanks to a woeful 19-28 record on the road. Considering the giveaway involved and the importance of this late-July matchup, this is probably the most desirable Red Sox home game to attend before the end of the month.