The Red Sox are in a tough spot in the ALCS.
They have been in this spot before. A tight spot, and an unforgiving one. The Red Sox have been down and have made it out, as recently as last year’s American League Championship Series, when they yielded three of the first four games to the Indians, and in the 2004 ALCS, when they lost the first three games to the Yankees. At those points, it did not seem as if the Sox were on the brink of a comeback.
Nor does it seem that way today.
As the Red Sox wake up on their day off, perhaps a merciful one from their perspective, they sit in a precarious position, having gone down, three games to one, to the Rays with a demoralizing 13-4 loss last night.
Hang in there. Make the Rays earn it.