Red Sox VS Cubs: WS Preview?
A Red Sox-Cubs World Series was long predicted during the off season. Baseball fans had a chance to taste this epic matchup. The Red Sox ultimately proved to be the winners of the contest. They and the Cubs end April with even record of 13-11. Both face different fortunes though. The Cubs are fighting to keep the lead in a surprisingly tough NL Central. The Red Sox are seeking the throne, and sit 2.5 games out of first. The Red Sox will need to find some more consistency to get them to the top.
The weekend victory overshadowed a dismal series against the Yankees. The Red Sox offense was shackled by New York’s rotation. On the week they averaged less than 5 runs a game. While that is nothing to scoff at, it is far from the capabilities of the team. The Red Sox squandered an excellent start from both Rick Porcello and Chris Sale, allowing the Yankees to gain significant ground. The weekend series win was a nice bounce back, but the damage had already been done.
The Red Sox may have dazzled the world this weekend, but staggered to start the week. The Red Sox will get the chance to fight back, as they open the week against the Baltimore Orioles.