Hot teams have wilted at Fenway before — and the Angels have a tendency to wilt anytime the heat gets turned up a little. Now they come to Boston, where it seems they’ve struggled every year since 1995. Let’s see how the second-hottest team in the AL does this weekend in the perpetual playoff atmosphere of Boston.
One kid we know doesn’t wilt is Jon Lester, who has pitched on the edge all season but has yet to lose a game and has a dandy ERA of about 3. He’ll be facing some hot bats though, and that penchant for walks and loaded bases just isn’t compatible with an undefeated record.
This series — against a playoff-caliber team with strong pitching and good hitting — could answer a lot of questions for the Sox. Let’s hope the answers are positve. Comment away!