Would you rather be the Boston Red Sox, losers of three in a row but maintaining a 3.5-game lead in the AL East? Or the New York Yankees, winners of six-of-eight yet still five games back?
That’s what I thought. Everybody calm down.
The Red Sox (54-37) are going through their toughest stretch of the season, having blown a four-run ninth-inning lead and then facing two of baseball’s better pitchers. They’ve struggled mightily, to say the least. That’s the great thing about baseball. There’s always tomorrow (or in this case, today). And, if a petty three-game losing streak has Red Sox Nation losing their minds, then that must mean everything else this season is going right.
All it takes is one win to turn this thing around and that’s what Allen Webster will try to do tonight. Webster, who won his first Major League game on July 4 against the Padres, seeks to end the Red Sox losing streak tonight against the Seattle Mariners (40-49). Webster is 1-...