So last night the Sox went into extra innings AGAIN, which I believe Dave O’Brien said was their 5th game with bonus cantos of this road trip. With last nights W, the Sox are now 15-3 in extra innings games, which is tied for the most wins in extra innings in franchise history. 18 extra innings games is insane. Thats gotta be at the top of the league if not the league leader for extra innings games played this season. For some reason this is not an easy stat to find so I’m gonna need the baseball nerds to hammer out that research for me.
But to go 15-3 in all those extra innings games is downright impressive. Resilience like you read about. Thats the kind of identity this team has been looking for all season. Seriously, look at this shit:
The Red Sox lead the majors with 16 wins when tied or trailing after 8 innings.
— Red Sox Notes (@SoxNotes) September 19, 2017
Still not sold on this team going very far in the playoffs unless they put Chris Sale on the Game 1, Game 3, and Game 7 Randy Johnson schedule, but this team battles can’t deny that.
UPDATE: It would appear the Red Sox are second in extra innings games played this season in the AL, according to Boston Sports Info, but LOOK AT THAT BULLPEN!
Red Sox AL pitching ranks in extra innings
IP – 1st
ERA – 1st
WHIP – 1st
BAA – 1st
OBPA – 1st
SLGA – 1st
OPSA – 1st pic.twitter.com/rQtUc89tlT
— Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) September 19, 2017