To say the month of September has been brutal to the Boston Red Sox would be a wildly dramatic understatement. Even so, the Red Sox still have a two-game lead in the wild-card race.
Most teams that limp into the playoffs are not considered much of a threat, but if Boston can squeak in, it would be a mistake to disregard them. The Red Sox may have peaked too early, but there is still reason to believe they could be dangerous in October.
Here are four reasons that Boston could make a run if they manage to hold onto the wild-card spot.