Thursday, August 23, 2007

Red Sox Holding On...For Now [Addison Quale]

It seems that the Red Sox have held off the latest Yankee surge toward the top of the AL least for now. After being ahead 14 games in early June, that lead was cut to 4 games in recent days. The two teams seem to have reached a holding pattern as of late--mired about 4-6 games apart. Can the Red Sox hold off the Yanks down the stretch? That's the big question up here in Boston. Without supporting their arguably best pitcher thus far, Dice-K with more than a run per game, it may be hard. The Sox offense has looked anemic lately. Unlike that of the Yanks. But of course, it's the Yankee pitching that's got folks worried down in the Bronx. For all their surging the past month, the Yankees still are not in possession of a playoff spot--a game and a half behind Seattle for the Wild Card. The two rivals still have 6 games left to play--with a three set coming next week. My bet is that the Sox are going to hang on. But just barely.

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