Keys to a Successful Second Half for Boston

Well here we are, the unofficial start of the second half. Boston sits at 49-41, nine games out of first. Obviously that could be better, but it also could’ve been a lot worse. Between the slow start, injuries, and inconsistencies, the Sox haven’t had a whole lot bounce their way this season. Today however, is a new day. A new half of baseball is in front of us, and Boston pretty much controls their own destiny when it comes to how far they go. A few things need to happen in order for the Red Sox to return to their dominant form of 2018, but it is absolutely still possible, and this is how. Consistent Starting Pitching People may not realize how weak the staff really was in the first half. A lot of what went wrong in the first three and a half months was instigated by short starts from the rotation. Now I’m not saying this is all on the starters by any means. But, they do need to be held responsible for putting more pressure on the bullpen then it could’ve handled. For the record, David Price should be excluded for this. He had as good a first half as he’s had in his career, and it was on par with most of this year’s American League All-Star pitchers. As far as the rest of the...

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