Merloni: This Sox team more like '03 version

Merloni: This Sox team more like '03 version
August 2, 2013, 8:15 pm
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Late-inning heroics aren't anything new to this season's Red Sox team. The Red Sox have been playing inspired baseball and aren't a team that will ever be ruled out of a game.

After last night's six-run, ninth-inning comeback, the Red Sox recorded their 11th walk-off win this season, and former infielder Lou Merloni said this year's team reminds him of the 2003 team that was one win away from reaching the World Series.

"It started in '03 to me," Merloni said, "that 'idiot' attitude you loved…"

The Red Sox walked off for the second straight night, as they won a 15-inning affair with the Mariners on Wednesday. This team, Merloni said, has shown it will not rest until 27 outs are up.

"We were never to far behind," Merloni said. "It started there in 2003 and carried over into 2004."

When some teams lose a lead or trail by a large amount of runs, the players may get down on themselves and stop believing, and that is the opposite of this year's Red Sox.

"Everyone in that dugout feels that they're never out of a game," Merloni said. "It's obvious with this team."