Found August 02, 2013 on Boston's Bettah:
Your browser does not support iframes. One random baseball game in August cannot tell the whole story of a baseball team and its season, no matter the circumstances. There is a reason that baseball is played in series format, as each set of two, three, four and sometimes even five games is how teams build the stories of their season as the push to play in October lives on. Even a baseball game where the Boston Red Sox rallied from 7-2 down in the ninth inning to win the game 8-7 cannot tell the whole story. Sure, a game such as the one that happened Thursday night in Fenway Park is a crazy, insane, dare I say magical moment of the 2013 regular season will be remembered far into the depths of the season by the watchers, the listeners and the casual Twitter followers who followed along on the Boston Red Sox exploits that night. That one game does not tell the whole story. It tells of how these particular Red Sox fight until the bitter end, a complete 180 degree turn from a season ago, but that is only part of the puzzle. Perhaps more importantly is when the comeback occurred. Only a night and an early morning previous, the Boston Red Sox played a fifteen inning game. That game featured late inning rallies from both teams in order to force extra innings with the Red Sox simply outlasting and the Mariners and capitalizing on their opportunities to win the baseball game. It would have been easy for the Boston Red Sox to rest on Wednesday night after a long game, for them to go deep into a hole and pack it in and move on to their next series. They didn’t and both those games show the mental fortitude of these Boston Red Sox. Then there was Tuesday night, where the Red Sox let their offense work and get a key pitching performance from Brandon Workman. On the night the Red Sox acquired Jake Peavy to power their roatation, Workman put in a claim to one of the final spots in the rotation. What’s more amazing is how quickly the Red Sox put the previous nights’ disappointing and controversial loss behind them and concentrated on the next game. The way Monday’s game ended could have taken the wind out of the Red Sox sails, but they put that behind them, bucked up and got ready for the next game. See, Thursday night wasn’t the only time this week that the Red Sox played for the next at-bat and fought until the final out no matter what the circumstances. They were doing it all series long. From Tuesday’s turnover after Monday’s loss, to the fifteen inning epic of Wednesday night and finally the miraculous comeback on Thursday night, the Boston Red Sox showed real character all throughout their sweep of the Seattle Mariners. From night to night, the Red Sox could have made excuses for why they weren’t at their best, but they didn’t and they won each game in grander fashion than the previous. The Red Sox still have questions, mainly when it comes to their starting rotation, but nobody can question now what the mental make-up of the Boston Red Sox is. These guys fight, more than any Red Sox team since 2007 and that isn’t something acquired through a trade deadline acquisition.
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