Red Sox Rumble Into Town as Deadline Nears


There won’t be a shortage of excitement at U.S. Cellular Field this weekend as the A.L. East-leading Boston Red Sox come into town riding a dangerous offensive streak.

Boston has put up 12 or 13 runs three times in its last five games, lighting up Michael Pineda and even….yes, Bruce Chen.

How did they beat Bruce Chen? I don’t know, but the White Sox sure can’t score 10 runs on him – or even two, for that matter.

Dustin Pedroia is on a 25-game hitting streak, Adrian Gonzalez is the leading MVP candidate, David Ortiz is having a huge bounceback year, Jacoby Ellsbury might be the best leadoff hitter in the game…and Carl Crawford lurks in the shadows as he’s battled a pseudo-Adam Dunn start and a couple of injuries, but he’s still Carl Crawford.

These guys are looking to add more offense?

If you ask any pitcher which lineups they would least care to face, this has to be a top-three answer every time.

With Carlos Quentin‘s name being thrown around, among other White Sox staples, there will no doubt be a little added energy on both sides as the July 31 non-waiver deadline will mark the culmination of this series.

The White Sox are going to be in for an offensive battle and will need all they can get from their pitching staff.

Maybe Kenny Williams is a genius for acquiring an A.L. East reliever JUST IN TIME for the Red Sox and Yankees to roll into town.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence.

Either way, it could become a huge asset over the next seven games.