Some More Red Sox Therapy
As long as the Sox make the playoffs — and they’d have to go 2-7, while the Tigers swept their remaining games, to miss them entirely, so it’s pretty likely — no one is going to care how they got there once it begins. Everything starts over.
And as for “momentum,” there are plenty of teams — last year’s Tigers and Cardinals, the 2005 White Sox — that have gone into the postseason on losing streaks and turned it around. It feels like momentum matters, but it doesn’t.
And the Red Sox still have the best record in baseball.