The season has already taught us that you can’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. Sometimes it has looked like we were about to face a weak opponent only to have them rise up to perform as superstars, if only for a short time. We can quibble over whether those opponents were really all that good or that we were really much worse, but whatever the case, the bottom line is that you just can’t assume a Red Sox win, especially this year.
All those caveats out of the way, I’m still looking forward to the weekend match up with the Astros, one of the two teams in the American League with a worse winning record (.419) than the Red Sox (.446). The other AL team with a worse winning record than Boston (and, in fact, the worst win percentage in all of baseball) is the Rangers (.413). [Read more…]