Boston Red Sox convincing sweep of the Seattle Mariners a good sign

Franchy Cordero #16 of the Boston Red Sox (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Franchy Cordero #16 of the Boston Red Sox (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /

Don’t look now, but the Boston Red Sox are playing some really good baseball. I’m not going to say that they are officially back. But, they are heading in the right direction.

The Red Sox won in extra innings yesterday, 8-4, over the Seattle Mariners. This came courtesy of a Franchy Cordero walk-off grand slam. With the win, the Red Sox have now won three straight series against American League West opponents.

Keep in mind, this is a team that people were already considering out of playoff contention just a few weeks ago. In May, people were writing off the playoffs for this Red Sox team. And while Cordero’s walk-off grand slam was a fun end to the weekend series, it wasn’t the only thing that was convincing in this sweep of the Mariners.

Trevor Story had a monster weekend for the Boston Red Sox

Trevor Story had a monster weekend for the Boston Red Sox. It all started with a three home run game on Thursday night. But the thing is, the homers didn’t stop there. Story went on to hit two more in the series. He went absolutely bonkers in this series!

Honestly, I’m so happy Trevor Story had a breakout series like he did this past weekend against the Mariners. A lot has been going on since Story signed in Boston late in the offseason. Some are even wondering if the signing of Story will eventually lead to Xander Bogaerts being traded at some point this season.

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Now, we as fans still won’t be happy about Bogaerts getting traded in any sense. But if Trevor Story continues to put up offensive production in a consistent manner like this, it’ll help soften the blow a little bit. Sure, he won’t be this good every series production wise. But he is still showing he can be productive in a Red Sox uniform, and that’s what matters.

Back to the Boston Red Sox/Seattle Mariners series

But back to the Seattle series. The good thing about this sweep is that it had a little bit of everything. You had the offensive explosions, the solid pitching, and battling back from adversity.

Take Saturday and Sunday for example. Saturday, you had the Red Sox down 5-0 before mounting a great comeback to win the game 6-5. On a day where Garrett Whitlock didn’t have it, the bullpen stepped up big time and the offense put together quality at-bats for an awesome comeback win. Sunday, you had the lead and blew it in the 9th (shocker!) before finding a way to win it in the 10th inning.

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The bottom line is that the Sox are turning a corner and the Seattle Mariners series is proving just that. Sure, there’s still a bullpen problem that the Boston Red Sox need to address. But at least the offense showed up in this series and got an important sweep. Enjoy the off-day and get back to work against an average Chicago White Sox team. Keep the momentum going!