Epstein realizes the Red Sox are in a difficult position, and that there's stiff competition to reach a postseason bid, but if the team focuses on the here-and-now, they have the chance to pull themselves out of the 6 1/2 game-deficit in the American League Wildcard race.
"We put ourselves in this position," Epstein told Hall of Famer Peter Gammons. "Now we have to do something that's pretty atypical to dig ourselves out of it. But as long as we do our job each night and one at a time, who knows what can happen."
Gammons also asked Epstein about the team's crop of younger players, and how he looks to evaluate their talent heading down the stretch.
"September is a difficult time to evaluate in general," he said. "You don't want to put too much stock in September numbers."
Epstein went on to discuss that giving the younger stars the opportunity to play in September definitely helps build confidence for their future in the big leagues.
Watch Epstein's interview with Gammons below during Red Sox Gameday Live.