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At this point of the baseball season, we're now looking for favorites to emerge. Those who may have been in tight division races are beginning to assert themselves over the competition. Just making the playoffs isn't necessarily enough for these clubs anymore. We're thinking about what they could do in the postseason.
Of course, the September surprise can still happen. An upstart whose playoff chances look dismal can rally to beat out a team that had a seemingly comfortable, insurmountable lead. We're only two years removed from the Cardinals overcoming the Braves and the Rays surging past the Red Sox on what was surely the best final day of the season ever seen.
The chances of that happening this year, unfortunately, appear pretty slim. The Nationals still have a shot at the NL's second wild-card bid, but the Reds don't look as if they'll collapse. In the AL, the Tigers can't quite pull away from the Indians and maybe a soft September sched...
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Your browser does not support iframes. A celebration of a fantastic catch by Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino led one Red Sox fan to accidentally knock a woman's cell phone onto the field AND spill another woman's beer into her face within a matter of seconds during Wednesday night's game at Fenway Park. It happened in the fourth inning as Victorino chased...
(USAToday Sports Photo)Red Sox phenom Xander Bogaerts has won USAToday's Minor League Player Of The Year Award. The exciting 20-year old Aruban had a combined .297 average with 15 home runs and 67 RBIs at AA and AAA. Impressively, he collected an .865 OPS at those stops as well. Since coming to The Show on August 20th, he's hitting .300 in just 21 plate appearances. We'...
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The home run barrage was led by Ortiz with two, -- a two-run shot in seventh and solo homer in fourth -- Middlebrooks added his grand slam, with two-run shots by Stephen Drew and Ryan Lavarnway, and solo shots...
Quintin Berry might only have one role with the Red Sox this season. But it’s an important role.
Berry, who was acquired in exchange for pitcher Clayton Mortensen last week, figures to be the Red Sox’ go-to pinch runner down the stretch and likely into the postseason if all goes well over the final month of the regular season. As we saw Thursday, Berry could really leave a mark...
The Boston Red Sox were without a pair of regulars for last
night’s contest against the Detroit Tigers. Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was
nursing a thumb injury, but he’s expected to be back in the Red Sox’ lineup as
soon as today. That won’t be the case for Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who’s dealing
with a sore back, as the catcher is expected to miss a few games due...
Unlike in 2011, the Red Sox have a pretty deep rotation. And if Clay Buchholz returns from his nearly yearly midseason injury siesta, the Olde Towne Team will have six pitchers for five rotation spots. That could make for some awkward moments in September, but if the Sox reach October with all six pitchers healthy […]
I have no idea what’s going on in Boston, but with matching shaved heads and beards, Red Sox players Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli look like twins. Be happy about the fact that if you’ve recently confused the two, you’re not alone. Even their kids get confused!
Via an interview with Gomes, courtesy...
Last night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox was one for the ages as the Red Sox scored 20 runs and made history in so many ways. In the end, Boston also took two out of three from the Tigers in the series. Despite taking two out of three, the more important aspect from this series came from last night’s game. The final score ended up being 20-4 and by the...
Clay Buchholz made what is expected to be his final, last, this time we mean it minor league rehab start Thursday night.
Pitching for Triple-A Pawtucket in Rochester, Cautious Clay went three shutout innings before allowing a pair of runs in the fourth inning.
Buchholz threw 72 pitches (51 for strikes) in 3 2/3 innings of work, gave up four hits,...
It was assumed Friday afternoon that when Jacoby Ellsbury‘s name didn’t appear on the Red Sox lineup card that the outfielder would be sitting down with more discomfort in his hand, the same ailment that caused him to miss a game against the Tigers earlier in the week. It appears, however, that a foot injury is what will keep Ellsbury out of Friday night’s game in the Bronx...
At the end of the season, Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will become a free agent. The Red Sox definitely are interested in re-signing the 29-year old, but if his price "goes well into the nine-figure" area, the Red Sox don't appear too optimistic that they will be re-signing him.
The Boston Red Sox have "keen interest" in re-signing outfielder Jacoby...
Turning off the TV shouldn’t be an option.
The Red Sox once again fought until the very end Thursday, and the result was a long, eventful, ugly and dramatic 9-8, 10-inning victory over the Yankees that further solidified Boston’s status as a must-watch team.
The Red Sox looked to be well on their way to another victory Thursday, as Jake Peavy took the mound in the seventh inning...
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A heated rivalry, postseason implications and, perhaps, some added drama stemming from the last time these clubs met, sure sounds like a September matchup between the Yankees and Red Sox. The Yanks and Sox begin a four game series on Thursday in the Bronx with Ivan Nova (8-4, 2.88 ERA) taking on Jake Peavy (3-1, 3.18 ERA.) Nova won the American League...
On a night when Halloween candy wasn’t on sale and game-time temperatures hit 77 degrees it certainly didn’t feel like October.
Then the game started.
For five innings the Fenway Faithful were on the edge of their seats focused in on every pitch as the Red Sox and Detroit Tigers traded leads.
It was intense. It was loud. It felt like postseason baseball — as did the first...