If you’re looking for a pressure situation this September, you’re not going to find much of it around the Red Sox. That’s because the Sox aren’t fighting for a playoff spot, but it doesn’t mean they can’t affect the playoff picture.
With the Orioles winning on Thursday afternoon, the Yankees must win to keep pace in the AL East. So the pressure will be on New York — and not the Sox — to emerge victorious. That means the Sox can play loose, have fun and hopefully watch the Yanks tighten up and struggle under the weight of the situation.
NESN Nation’s Dan Duquette explains in the above video.