This road trip was a 5-3 trip, and interesting that we scored 25 runs and the Reds, 23. They are, admittedly, a bad hitting team, but the RS pitching opened, I'm sure, a lot of eyes. As did the "leaders", Cespedes, Napoli, Pedroia and the STARTING PITCHING.
This team is a 10 game winning streak away from getting in the race. It's been done before, many times, and I feel as confident about this group as I did in early 2013. I truly believe that once the PawSox are done, Betts will fill a hole badly needed there in the 7 or 8 spot, Bradley will make a super "Roberts" pinch runner, late inning center fielder.
No Offensive Contributions were made, on this trip, by Bradley, Middlebrooks or the new catcher, Butler. Bogaerts finally looks like he will be the SS for a long time. Holt has become the John Havlicek of the 2014 Red Sox. Things have not looked this bright, to me, at any time this year.