The other way to parse this is that with 27 games after today, they have Paxton's slot 5 more times. And they can only lose 8 games.I think they're done at this point. Sox are at 69-65. .515 WP. They'd likely have to get up to a .550 WP to have a chance. TX .564, TOR .545.
28 games left. To hit 89 wins, they'd have to go 20-8. With 7 games against BAL, 5 v. TBR, 3 v. TOR, 3 v. TX.
Back on 8/15 they had their wounded birds return, and stood at 63-56. .530 WP. The were within striking distance. 43 games left, and they had to go 26-17. Steep but possible.
Their recent play 6-9, did them in. They just gave away too many Ls.
Blame Cora all you want, but this simply wasn't a good roster. I hope they're better next year. Sorry, that's being a pessimist. Maybe there's a wine for that.Sox high point was 7/28, 56-47 after beating SF. 13-18 since. They had lost 3 of 4 going into the “Schreiber game”, then went 6-5 after that. 66-58 after sweeping the Yankees, about to be 3-8 since.
Idk, they went 9-4 starting with the Fenway Royals series and then split 4 games in Houston after winning 17-1. The Dodgers series was mostly competitive as was the first Houston game up until Barraclough. It's been a disaster ever since.It was the Schreiber game in Seattle. Team has been totally dead since then.