Red Sox cause nothing but endless pain to fans all the way
After an unpredictable season, the Boston Red Sox are seeing the end fast approaching — and it doesn’t appear to be a happy one.
Chris Sales bike debacle sums up the Boston Red Sox’s entire season: bizarre, unpredictable, avoidable, and ultimately tragic.
They’ve had several ups and downs, but they’ve had a steady decline all summer with no signs of improvement. If Boston continues at this tepid pace, they won’t be able to make the playoffs.
To add to the struggles throughout the season, the Red Sox now have several players who are suddenly underperforming. Veteran outfielder JD Martinez started the season well, posting .406/.467/.604 at the end of May. Its performance has deteriorated significantly every month since and it has now fallen to lows of 0.161/0.206/0.226 for August.
Boston’s star pitcher Nick Pivetta has also suffered a major drop in performance. He allowed three runs in six innings in Wednesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves, which ended in an 8-4 loss. Corresponding Alex Speier of the Boston Globethe “Red Sox bullpen has a 7.16 ERA since the All-Star break, the worst (by more than a run) in MLB.”
The once hopeful team will likely bid farewell to all championship hopes this season well before October.
The Boston Red Sox are unlikely to make the playoffs amid Nick Pivetta and JD Martinez battles
The Red Sox sit at the bottom of the AL East rankings and are the only team in the sub-.500 division. In the last eight seasons (2015 and 2020), they have only finished bottom twice.
While it wouldn’t be impossible for Boston to make the playoffs, they would need to reverse their performance and play consistently well. FanGraphs currently has its playoff odds at 13.1 percent and their World Series winning probability at 0.4 percent.
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