MLB Red Sox Recap June 2022

Alright, alright, alright. The Sox are back. Just like that, the Sox launch themselves into 2nd place in the AL East with a whopping 20 wins in June. Though, their strength of schedule was nothing crazy, it was certainly the confidence boost they needed heading into a tough July schedule.

A few key call ups for the Red Sox have been Jarren Duran and Rob Refsnyder. These guys just look like ballplayers at first glance. Last year Duran Duran had a not-so-great start to his major league career. In 107 at bats last year, Duran recorded 40 strikeouts with a .215 batting average. For a guy that is supposed to be lightning fast he should not be recording that many strikeouts. This year it appears that he has made some great adjustments at the plate, and it has benefited him and his team tremendously, especially with an injured Kike Hernandez.

If I’m Alex Cora, I would not know what to do when Kike is ready to come back. Refsnyder and Duran have been out hitting him, are true outfielders, and give the Sox more speed on the bases. Realistically, Cora cannot sit these guys over Kike unless there is a preferable matchup. For the meantime, Cora will not have to worry about it, however, when Kike starts swinging a bat and takes some live at bats in rehab starts, Cora will have some decisions to make.


League Highlights:

  • Astros throw a combined No-Hitter against the Yanks
  • Bryce Harper has thumb surgery and will be out 6-8 weeks
  • Jacob DeGrom has begun rehab starts and Max Scherzer is expected to be back making starts for the Mets soon
  • Pirates Shortstop, Oneil Cruz, is a freak athlete. Recording a 96.7 MPH throw from SS to 1B.
  • The trade deadline is approaching. This year the deadline is on Aug 2nd, however, we should see some moves happening around the league within the next two weeks. Hopefully the Sox can acquire some depth in their bullpen.
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