Red Sox
Since May 29: 54-48 (.529). In September: 10-8, 4.61 ERA. Hot starter: Josh Beckett, 3-0, 2.45 ERA in September. Ryan's comment: “Simply put, I fear that their best baseball is behind them. ... Sure, if they could have started the playoffs in June when they were getting quality start after quality start and Okey-Dokey was untouchable and Youkilis was on base every five seconds and a few other things, they would have won. Then. But this is now. Is this a team that inspires confidence?”
4. Your Sawx
Since May 29: 54-48 (.529).
In September: 10-8, 4.61 ERA.
Hot starter: Josh Beckett, 3-0, 2.45 ERA in September.
Ryan's comment: “Simply put, I fear that their best baseball is behind them. ... Sure, if they could have started the playoffs in June when they were getting quality start after quality start and Okey-Dokey was untouchable and Youkilis was on base every five seconds and a few other things, they would have won. Then. But this is now. Is this a team that inspires confidence?”
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)