The Red Sox make you pay for mistakes, and that’s because they like to finish off what they sometimes create.
In this post-steroid era (we think), as the power numbers decrease, the need to play small ball increases, and the Red Sox aren’t going to miss the bus.
Earlier this season, the Red Sox were struggling against lefthanded starters. After beating CC Sabathia Saturday, they now have won 10 straight games against lefty starters. They decided as a team that such struggles were unacceptable and they did something about it.
They can adapt. They can change their colors on the fly.
This is the perception they’d like to create. And to this point, they’ve done it well.