The Boston Red Sox had been struggling mightily over the last few games with runners in scoring position, but on Wednesday night the team broke the trend in a big way against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-2 win.
In the third inning, Boston broke through against David Price, as Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz delivered RBI hits to stake the Sox to an early 2-0 lead. Price was quickly removed, as he suffered from triceps tightness and couldn’t continue for Tampa Bay. Continue reading Drew’s Grand Slam Leads Red Sox to Blowout Win Over Rays »
Tags: Alex Cobb, David Ortiz, David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Felix Doubront, Jamey Wright, Jon Lester, Jonny Gomess, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks
The Boston Red Sox continued their slide in the American League East on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a final score of 5-3. After an early lead on a mammoth home run by David Ortiz, the team surrendered five runs to the Rays in the fourth inning, and Tampa Bay’s bullpen held on after six effective innings from Matt Moore earned him his seventh win.
Moore has excelled this season despite consistently walking batters, and his wildness was on display in the first inning. After Jacoby Ellsbury was struck by an erratic pitch, Dustin Pedroia doubled down the left field line as the ball bounced off the third base bag. With runners on second and third, Ortiz launched a three-run home run to give Boston an early 3-0 lead. Continue reading Moore Too Much for Red Sox as Offense Keep Scuffling »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Evan Longoria, Jacoby Ellsbury, James Loney, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes, Jose Molina, Luke Scott, Matt Joyce, Matt Moore, Mike Napoli, Ryan Lavarnway, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks
What a first round. The only team to sweep an opponent was a #6 seed. The Bruins undertook a comeback for the ages. Pittsburgh was given a run for their money by the Islanders. All of that produced a variety of levels of success for our panel.
The Penguins, Blackhawks and Bruins were all solid choices, and the Sharks weren’t far behind. The rest of the field, difficult to pick, produced mixed results. The length of each series was also hard to choose, further widening the scoring gap between our experts.
So be sure to check the results below to see who’s in the lead, and come back Thursday for the next round’s picks. Continue reading 2013 NHL Playoffs Expert Picks: First Round Results »
Tags: NHL Pick 'Em, NHL Picks, NHL Playoffs
Is Patrice Bergeron approaching a career in which his number is retired? (I admit that I said he was overpaid three years ago)
Wow! 43 to 18
* Bergeron won 16 out of 22
* Peverley won 7 of 9
* Kelly won 6 of 7
* Colborne lost all 9
Rask made at least 8 bell-ringing saves and kept them in this game Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Wow! Special Boston Sports Moment – Enjoy! »
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This is why you never leave the party early.
Hope was all but lost and there was no wind left in the sails of any fan sticking around the TD Garden with less than 11 minutes to play in the Bruins’ season and down 4-1 to Toronto. Suddenly, the Bruins threw it into 4th gear. Playing one of the most physical games in recent memory, the Bruins stormed back from three goals down to send it to overtime where they capped off an improbable comeback to win it 5-4 and advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Continue reading Bruins Stun Leafs in Epic Comeback to Win Game 7 in OT »
Tags: Boston Bruins, James Reimer, Patrice Bergeron, Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs, Tuukka Raskk
We’re halfway through May, and baseball is full of stories. The Yankees and Indians are up. The Red Sox and Rockies are down. New injuries are creeping up while others are healing. It’s very difficult for any team to get any sort of a niche for themselves, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, May 13 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6 »
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, MLB Playoffs, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers
* As pointed out by many – yet another closeout game that the Bruins lose
* I have never seen a team miss the net as much as the Bruins
* Jagr, Seguin and Marchand 0-63 on shots
* Lucic can skate when he wants to – still the turnovers though
* When was the last time Seguin beat someone one on one – he is no Rick Middleton
* Jagr is a MINUS 3
2. Red Sox:
* Red Sox were 3-34 this weekend with men in scoring position
* Lester and Buchholz 11-0 on May 13th
* Buchholz is on pace for 254 innings, which isn’t top 50 in Red Sox history
* Sox on pace for 94 wins Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Boston Teams Continue To Lose »
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