David Ortiz has done it again, hitting a game-tying grand slam against the Tigers in Game 2. The Red Sox went on to win the game, 6-5.
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The League Championship Series are about to begin. It’s a pair of #1 vs #3 matches, with Boston taking on Detroit and the Cardinals against the Dodgers. All four teams are loaded from top to bottom, which will make for an exciting final four to say the least.
A rebuilt Boston squad is the favored team among our experts, while the jury is out on the Cardinals/Dodgers winner. If the Sox do advance, they’ll either have a rematch from 2004 (their first title in 86 years) or face a Dodgers squad with plenty of familiar (and perhaps not-so-welcome) faces.
As before, picking the winner of a series is worth two points, and guessing how many games the series will last is worth one point. In addition, with MVPs being included in each series, guessing the MVP of each series is worth one point as well.
So with that in mind, check below for the complete pick set. And be sure to come back once the World Series is set for the results. Continue reading 2013 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: League Championship Series »
The Divisional Round is over, with a pair of late Game 5s making things interesting. St Louis and Detroit were taken to the limit before finally emerging victorious, while Boston and the Dodgers had an easier time of things. That leaves the four-game winners with a little extra time to rest up before the League Championship Series start almost immediately.
As for the Pick ‘Em, we’re starting to see a little room develop in the scoring, but two big rounds still remain, so it’s still anyone’s game.
So check below for the results so far, and check back shortly for the LCS picks. Continue reading 2013 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round Results »
* Brady is not throwing accurately and receivers are not getting separation
* Only thing I see out of Josh McDaniel right now is biting his nails
* I’m just going to say it – this is a game Tebow could have helped you in
* How many wrong holes did Bolden pick – had a big gainer early on a screen that he broke back inside
* Are you kidding me Kelley was the best lineman all year – that’s 725 pounds they have lost in two weeks
* Catch by Marvin Jones down the left sideline reminded me of Mario Manningham of the Giants against the Patriots
* Chris Jones had a sack – who is he?
* Talib is the third best corner in Patriot history behind Mike Haynes and Raymond Clayborn
* I thought Mayo was making impactful tackles / Spikes is all or nothing shooting gaps whether the running back is there or not
* Still waiting for Hightower to show up Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Rainy Days and Sunday Always Get Me Down »
* Comes down to Lackey – can he earn his pay right now (ie. JD Drew grand slam)
* How the hell did the Herald give Stephen Drew a B for this year – $9mm for .253 and 13 HR
* Some sites have Patriots – Bengals even
* Brady continue to trend up with receivers
* Patriots 20-13
* Vince had to be hurt because he was having his worst game before the injury
* Talib and Denard are all pro’s right now (love Denard in run game support) Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Playoffs, Patriots Undefeated, Bruins 82-0 Pace »
Toucher and Rich have dominated the morning time slot on sports radio, specifically the target demographic (men 25-54), for years now doing the same thing: hilarious bits mixed in with opinionated sports takes.
Their interview with former Celtics coach Rick Pitino Thursday morning sort of qualified as both: Continue reading Toucher and Rich Hang Up on Rick Pitino: ‘You Stink. You Ruined the Celtics.’ »
Now that the Wildcard round is over, the Divisional round is immediately underway. Both Wildcard winners face divisional foes, with those #1 teams (Boston and St Louis) having tied for MLB’s best record. St Louis has kept their winning culture post-Pujols, while Boston has both one of the deadliest and most patient offenses in baseball. Elsewhere, Oakland and Detroit will have a rematch from last season’s Divisional round, while Atlanta faces a tough test in a Dodgers squad that has new ownership that spent an absolutely massive sum to bring in multiple superstars.
After a brief set of Wildcard picks, our experts believe the luck of both Wildcard winners will run out. Los Angeles is also a favored opponent against an Atlanta squad that squandered away the #1 seed in the waning moments of the regular season. The best series by far looks to be Oakland and Detroit; no matter what, the panel expects it to go five games.
In this round, picking the winner of a series is worth two points as usual, and guessing how many games the series will last is worth one point.
So with that in mind, check below to see how everyone thinks this round will go. And be sure to come back once the LCSs are set for the results. Continue reading 2013 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round »