Should I Bet on the Boston Red Sox Right Now?

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Mary Montgomery
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The Red Sox are currently winning around 40% of their games overall and face off against the Phillies this week.


Power Rating (June 8, 2024)

(June 8, 2024) "Apologies for getting repetitive here, but Boston's season can be summarized with one of two points just about every week: The rotation has been spectacular -- especially considering the external expectations -- and the injuries just won't stop. The story this week is injuries again.

"Infielders Vaughn Grissom and Romy Gonzalez were placed on the IL with hamstring strains. Outfielder Wilyer Abreu, a top-three AL Rookie of the Year candidate, landed on the IL with a sprained right ankle after slipping on the dugout steps at Fenway Park. Veteran reliever Chris Martin was placed on the IL as he deals with anxiety. The Red Sox are already without Lucas Giolito, Trevor Story and Garrett Whitlock for the season. Outfielder/DH Masataka Yoshida and first baseman Triston Casas have been out since late April. Tyler O'Neill was on the IL with knee inflammation until Wednesday. It's been ugly." -- Jorge Castillo, ESPN

Key Takeaways (June 8, 2024)

(June 8, 2024)

  • This is a Red Sox team that has put together some solid run production in four of their eight recent games that includes 14 runs and 24 hits in the first game of their series against the lowly Chicago White Sox.
  • Five of their last ten games heading into Saturday, however, have seen the Red Sox score three or fewer runs. 
  • Boston has allowed opposing teams to score five or more runs in six of their last ten games.
  • Philadelphia had scored four or more runs in six of their last ten games coming into Saturday.
  • Five of the last six games in the Phillies-Red Sox series have resulted in 8 or more runs being scored.

Kutter Crawford Starting (Tuesday)

(June 8, 2024) Red Sox Tuesday starter Kutter Crawford allowed six runs (four earned) on five hits in six innings in a loss to the Braves.  He struggled in his previous start as well.

Phillies Christopher Sanchez vs. the Red Sox (Wednesday)

(June 8, 2024) Sanchez allowed one run over six innings on Tuesday in a no-decision against the Brewers.  He had a win his prior start.

In 48 appearances vs. this Phillies roster, Nick Pivetta allowed 11 RBIs.  JT Realmuto is 5-for-13 against him with three RBIs.  Bryce Harper has two homers against him in 11 at bats.

Pivetta allowed only one hit over seven innings Wednesday as the Red Sox shut out the Braves 9-0.  He is yet to put together two or more consecutive wins so far this season.


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