Found July 31, 2013 on NESN.com:
You won’t find many throwaway games on the Red Sox’ second-half schedule. The team will play 19 of its final 21 games against division opponents, including three against Tampa Bay, six against Baltimore and seven against the Yankees. The aging Bronx Bombers may not have the horses to make a serious run at the American League East crown, but the power-hitting Orioles and pitching-laden Rays expect to be right in the thick of the playoff race right up through the end of September. How can the Sox expect to keep up with the pitching of the Rays and the bats of the O’s in the second half of the season? –Christian Schweers Having just seen both I agree that it is going to be a tough task. It is still possible, and you really control your own destiny with so many games left to play, especially with Baltimore. Something like 20 percent of the Red Sox’ games remaining are head-to-head with the O’s. I will say that the Rays’ starting pitching is off the charts right now. You hope they are pe...
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