After making a surprise run to the ALCS in 2021, the Boston Red Sox couldn’t follow that up in 2022.
With last night’s 2-0 loss to the New York Yankees, the BoSox were officially eliminated from postseason contention, which marks the third time they’ve missed the playoffs in the past four seasons.
While they were lucky enough to not surrender any historic home runs to Aaron Judge, it didn’t save them from being swept out of contention.
The @RedSox have been eliminated from all 3 A.L. Wild Card races.
— MLB Magic Numbers ⚾️ (@MLBMagNum) September 26, 2022
Sox Eliminated In New York
The Sox sit at 72-80 right now and remain in the cellar of the American League East.
In order to finish over .500, they’ll have to win their final 10 games.
Not that it’ll save them from their ultimate fate this season, but it would somewhat soften the blow.
On paper, it was a solid lineup, but in a stacked AL East, the Red Sox slipped very quickly.
They got hot in May and even found themselves in a Wild Card spot in late June, but when the second half began, so too did their collapse.
It’s all culminated in a season full of disappointment for the Red Sox and their devoted fans.
While the AL East will likely feature three postseason teams, Boston will obviously not be one of them.
The postseason is coming, but not for Red Sox fans.