All the Good Sports: Random Thoughts on Sox's August Ambush of the Yankees

 

Some random thoughts following the Red Sox August ambush of the Yankees:

Mookie Betts IS your 2018 American League M.V.P. in the outfield or at second base.

Steve Pearce is paying unexpected dividends and the Blue Jays are still paying more than half his salary.

Rick Porcello won’t win the Cy Young this year but he pitched like him Friday in his 86-pitch one-hitter. And Nathan Eovaldi was almost as good Saturday.

The Sox and Yankees proved that could play a game in two hours and 15 minutes and then a more traditional four hours and 39 minutes.

J.D Martinez comes up big in the clutch almost every time.

The Yankees lineup is completely different without Aaron Judge.

Aaron Boone is thinking ESPN wasn’t so bad.

Red Sox skipper Alex Cora knows the “magic words."

David Price has suddenly become reliable.

And we’re all wishing that Dustin Pedroia was a part of all this.