I’m worried about two things: the Red Sox and September. There I said it. I looked over at the schedule that I have posted in my office and saw the teams the Red Sox are playing. The teams include Detroit, Tampa Bay, New York and Baltimore. They have their work cut out for them.
The wild card is still possible even with the Yankees surging. They have a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time. The Rays are the real concern, though. In looking at their schedule it doesn’t appear as demanding as Boston’s schedule. They play the Los Angeles Angels, Seattle, Minnesota, Boston, New York, and Toronto with one Monday off. Many games, true, but there are not many challenging teams. Boston, New York, and Toronto are the only threats I see.
Is it time to start panicking, or should we wait another week, like say, after we play Baltimore? We are Bostonians. We will begin to freak out at some point. It is just a matter of when. The piece of information that provides me with some hope is the off days. The players will need these Mondays to rest. The Rays do not have that on their side.
What do you think will happen in September?