Although this three game trip to the Emerald City was not without moments of trepidation, it was what the Sox needed to get back to some winning habits. I know it's the Mariners. I know they are horrendous, but an extra inning win on the road is always a confidence booster. The fact that Boston had a lead yesterday, lost it, but then fought back shows a little fortitude; something they've been lacking in recent road games.
Now they head back to Fenway for nine games. Their next opponents, the Yanks, Angels, and A's, won't roll over and die like the M's. The Sox will have to dig deep, but I don't think a 6-3 home stand is out of the question. Besides, the Yankees need to be brought down to Earth a bit. Their veterans are not going to let them slide too far, but I think they've been doing it with smoke and mirrors lately. This series should clue us in on what both Boston and New York are really made of this year.