Don’t look now, but the Boston Red Sox have started hitting the baseball.
After manager John Farrell gave Mookie Betts a breather and removed him from the leadoff position late last month, Boston’s offense has taken off. Dustin Pedroia continued his torrid pace when inserted atop the order, and Brock Holt found his swing again, too. Now, with Betts catching fire and re-inserted at the top of the order, the entire Red Sox lineup is thriving.
It’s a cause-and-effect-type reaction, NESN’s Adam Pellerin and Steve Lyons explained before Wednesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, that has the Red Sox offense looking so good. When the top of the order is hitting, it pushes everyone else down, making tougher outs at nearly every spot in the order.
The result is a deeper Red Sox lineup and some very fun games to watch.
NESN’s Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy also joined in the fun, breaking down Pablo Sandoval’s recent emergence. Be sure to catch it all in the video above.
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