In my mind, that is going to be what it takes for the Red Sox over these last 30 games to give themselves a legitimate chance at making the playoffs. that would put them at 96-66 for the season, so perhaps they could get in with a couple less wins.
I know, I know, very wisfhul thinking, but miracles do happen don’t they?
My point is, you don’t want to get in a situation where you are relying on other teams to lose, so if this team is going to get to the playoffs for the fourth year in a row, they are going to have to play complete, lights out baseball.
Is it possible? Sure, on a remote basis. Probable? Of course not.
One thing they have going for them is the surge they’ll likely feel when Varitek, Nixon, Wakefield and Gonzalez come back. Obvioulsy the team will go nowhere if Ortiz and Manny don’t come back in short order, that goes without saying.
Next week, the White Sox come in for three games, starting Monday, so that’s going to be the first critical chance for them to get themselves back into the hunt.
Maybe it’s too late,we’ll find out soon enough.