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Every time Xander Bogaerts plays in the postseason he continues to make John Farrell look like a genius for including Bogaerts in the postseason roster. Bogaerts contributed most in game 4 of the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays scoring 2 runs while drawing 2 walks at the plate. This season Farrell has been extremely set on his starting lineup, especially the infield. So far this postseason though Farrell has changed it up quite a bit. We have seen changes behind the plate, at first base and in left field. This brings up the question will Xander get a start at either third base or at shortstop?
Stephen Drew has been struggling at the plate this entire postseason hitting a minimal .095, 2-21 in 6 games. What Drew has been lacking at the plate, he has been making up for in the field by playing a very solid defensive shortstop. The likely hood is that Xander does not start at shortstop this series but instead will come in as a pinch runner/offensive re...
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David Ortiz has accomplished some tremendous feats with the Red Sox. But to this day, one of the most impressive, manly and just plain awesome things that Ortiz has ever done came while he was still with the Twins.
Ortiz, who continues to add to his impressive resume, once hit a home run with a broken wrist while playing for the Twins in 2001. Sure, the blast came more than 12 years...
The Red Sox will send out Daniel Nava tonight in Game Four of the 2013 ALCS to face Detroit right-hander Doug Fister. The full Boston line-up is as follows: Jacoby Ellsbury CF, Shane Victorino RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Mike Napoli 1B, Nava LF, Jarrod Saltalamacchia C, Stephen Drew SS, and Will Middlebrooks 3B. Jake Peavy will take the hill for The Carmine Hose.
Dustin Pedroia showed it with his glove and bat first.
Then he clarified what fans were seeing as they witnessed his slick third-inning play and sixth-inning RBI double.
“When you back us into a wall, you either do two things: cave or fight. We’re gonna fight,” Pedroia said after the Red Sox came back from a 5-1 deficit to win 6-5 on a walk-off Sunday night.
The Red Sox had...
Ever since the ALCS began, all we’ve heard about is how the Red Sox are going to have to get past Justin Verlander. Because, as you’ve no doubt read and witnessed, he is “aces” this postseason and “unstoppable” and apparently reduces opponents to ash with just a wave of his hand.
In other words, it would behoove us to simply mark his start today in game three down as...
Boston fans are likely waking up happy this morning. Both the Red Sox and the Patriots made improbable comebacks last night. According to Fangraphs, both team’s chance of winning bottomed out at around four percent:
The odds of two teams with a 4% chance of winning both winning is 0.16%. Not 16%, but 0.16%, or to put it in words, it would happen once about every 625 opportunities...
John Farrell is tinkering with his lineup yet again.
The Red Sox manager continues to look for the right mix against a loaded Detroit Tigers pitching staff, and the Sox will have their third different lineup in as many games against Detroit in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday.
While some might have thought Daniel Nava would be in the lineup against the...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia was one of the heroes for the Red Sox on Sunday, but his walk-off RBI single never would have happened were it not for a play along the first base line minutes earlier.
With no outs and Jonny Gomes at second base in the bottom of the ninth inning, Saltalamacchia lifted a high popup near the photographers' well next to the home dugout. Tigers first baseman...
BOSTON — We probably shouldn’t be surprised by anything this team does.
The Red Sox have been providing incredible moments all season, particularly when their backs are against the wall. The most difficult situations always seem to bring out the best in Boston, and that resilience is manifested in this year’s Red Sox team.
Max Scherzer held the Red Sox hitless through 5 2/3...
The umpiring crew for Game 3 of the AL championship series Tuesday lined up in missing-man formation during a moment of silence for umpire Wally Bell, who died of an apparent heart attack.
Jake Peavy, who will pitch Game 4 for Boston, began his news conference by offering condolences to Bell's family. He called Bell a ''tremendous, tremendous umpire, but a tremendous...
The Red Sox were in trouble. Down 5-0 with two outs in the sixth inning and still without a hit, things looked bleak for the Boston Red Sox.
Detroit Tigers Game 2 starter and probable Cy Young winner, Max Scherzer, was dealing, throwing a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings and was showing why he is the favorite to win the Cy Young Award striking out 13 Red Sox batters in seven innings...
Sunday night, David Ortiz faced Joaquin Benoit with the bases loaded. There were two outs, and the Tigers were winning the game by four, but it was nevertheless a tense situation, with Tigers fans feeling deeply anxious and Red Sox fans feeling something similar to that, only a little warmer. Everybody recognized that it was the plate appearance of the ballgame — a hell of a lot...
Boston leads 2-1
First Pitch: Wednesday 8:00 | Comerica Park | FOX/WEEI
2013 reg. season vs. Tigers: 3-4 | +8 Run differential | +1 in ALCS
Game 4 Matchup:
Jake Peavy, RHP 2013: 12-5, 4.17 ERA, 1.147 WHIP | ALDS: 0-0, 1.59 ERA, 0.882 WHIP
Doug Fister, RHP 2013: 14-9, 3.67 ERA, 1.308 WHIP...
John Lackey struck out a career postseason-best eight as Boston edged
Detroit 1-0 in Game 3 of the ALCS at Detroit (Rick Osentoski/USA Today)
The Red Sox haven’t been getting many hits against the Tigers in this American League Championship Series, but when they do, they’re of the timely variety.
In the 6-5, Game-Two win, it was...
Red Sox fans were not the only ones tired of hearing about Justin Verlander's walk-on water performance in the 2013 playoffs. Check out Jonny Gomes reaction to Fox Sports resident oompa loompa Ken Rosenthal following John Lackey's 6-2/3 shutout innings, eight strikeout performance:
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(Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)Jim Leyland's line-up moves seemed to work pretty well for him in Game Four, so look for John Farrell to make an analogous move on Thursday night. After last night's loss, Farrell stated, "I haven’t made a decision on [Thursday’s] lineup. But given the way the left side of the infield … we are struggling a little bit to...