We’ve already reached the halfway point of the season, and the unofficial halfway point — the All-Star Game — is just a couple weeks away. The Red Sox are still having some lapses, but they seem as if they are starting to turn it on and they are only going to get more healthy as the month of July continues. Obviously, the month has already started and we’re one series in, but here’s a look at the rest of the month ahead. Since the end of May, Boston has gone 17-13 and is 46-35 for the entire season.
The month of July begins with a lot of road games for the Red Sox. After leaving Toronto, they will be travelling to Texas for three games before a four-game set in Tampa Bay. That stretch brings them into the All-Star break. From there, they have an eight-game homestand followed by a six-game road trip out west and four games at home to finish things off. All total, the team plays 15 games on the road and 12 games at Fenway.
The schedule for July is a nice mix of divisional games and games out of the division. After this three-game set against the Blue Jays, they have four more against Toronto, four against the Yankees and four against the Rays. Beyond that, they mostly play teams from the American League West.
In terms of competition, it looks to be a mixed bag for Boston this month. Much of the month will be spent against teams hovering around .500, including the Rangers, Rays, Angels, Mariners and Royals. To even things off, they have the games against the Blue Jays and the Yankees. All told, the Red Sox should have a good month ahead of them, but with the short west-coast trip mixed in you never know how things will go.
How do you think the month of July will go for the Red Sox?