Saturday, October 23 2021

Ortiz explains why he’s confident Red Sox will bounce back originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Red Sox are in the midst of an August slump, but one of the best players in team history is confident a bounce-back will happen.

Red Sox legend David Ortiz knows what it’s like to face adversity late in the season. He’s optimistic the 2021 Red Sox will be a stronger team after struggling over the last month and losing first place in the American League East division as a result.

Tomase: Barnes adamant he’ll get this fixed, but as the closer?

“The team is good,” Ortiz said Wednesday on “Gresh & Keefe” during the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon. “There were so many things going in the right direction that it’s hard to believe where they’re at right now and what they’re going through right now. But sometimes, believe it or not, that is needed. Especially before walking into a playoff situation. It’s because it’s good to experience those type of things before you walk into the playoff atmosphere because you learn from it. You learn from the mistakes you make, you learn your weakness, you learn what you need to get stronger at. And once you walk into the playoffs, which is something that’s going to happen pretty soon, I guess you are concerned about those things and you take care of them better than if it never happens.

“So, I know the guys are going to bounce back. I know they’re going to put themselves in the situation they were in before. But it’s a long season, and everything was going extremely well. When everything is going so well like that, this is expected, you know what I’m saying?

“But I’m pretty sure (Red Sox manager Alex Cora) and the whole team are going to navigate through it. They’re going to let things flow because the talent is there. The guys know how hard it is to play in that division, the American League East. That division is the toughest division in baseball, I would say. And you don’t get away with anything in that division. Keep it tight, people, keep it tight. Don’t give up. Keep the faith. The guys are going to regroup soon.”

The Red Sox’ next five games are against the Twins and Cleveland Indians — two very beatable opponents. It’s a tremendous opportunity to build momentum and improve the team’s playoff chances before having to play the first-place Tampa Bay Rays seven times in 12 days from Aug. 30 through Sept. 8.

Source: Yahoo Sports


NBA free agents: Nikola Vučević recruited DeMar DeRozan to Bulls


Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca talks on Boston’s offseason moves, ascent of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

ESPN Expert Picks: 2022 NBA Playoffs – ESPN Writer Predictions

The 2021-22 NBA regular season is now under way; early ESPN expert picks and predictions for the 2022 NBA Playoffs are available. During Tuesday’s season-opener doubleheader, the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 127-104 at Fiserv Forum. Then, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 121-114 at Staples Center. According to the 2022 […]

Read More

Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits 3 home runs in critical NLCS Game 5 matchup with Braves

Chris Taylor is now just the 11th player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a single postseason game. (Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images) Chris Taylor wasn’t going to let the Dodgers go home without putting up a fight. Taylor hit three home runs in a critical Game 5 matchup in the National […]

Read More

What is a sports equinox? Explaining the history of NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL games being played on the same day

USATSI Every so often we get hit with a sports day that leaves us with difficult choices and an overwhelming number of games to keep up with. I’m talking about the sports equinox, a day in which all four major men’s sports leagues are in action. Lucky of all of us, that is taking place […]

Read More