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If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

Now that August is over and done with, time is starting to run out on teams to make a run. The elimination numbers are large enough for now, but we’re getting a good idea of who might have a chance of making it in. Now that September is almost upon us, many teams are starting […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 18

In the middle of August, it’s still very difficult to be on top. Both Wildcard races are very tight, both led by just half a game. Although most of the division are led rather comfortably, the seeding is still very much up for grabs. Just getting into the back end of the playoffs uses up […]

Beckett Roughed Up in 7-1 Loss to Baltimore

At this point in this disastrous Red Sox season, disappointing losses like Tuesday night’s 7-1 beatdown to the Baltimore Orioles feel like they’re compounding together as a sense of numbness settles over Red Sox nation. Fans have become accustomed to games like on Tuesday, when the Sox offense went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 17

Only about a month and a half remain in the season, and teams are still making plenty of pushes. Both leagues have new leaders, the Wildcard races have undergone changes and two divisions are led by just a game (none by more than 5.5). There’s still plenty of opportunity to take advantage of other teams […]

Red Sox All-Star Snubs Atchison, Saltalamacchia a Step Behind the Field

On Tuesday the American and National Leagues will square off as All-Star representatives meet in Kansas City where the two leagues battle for home field advantage in the 2012 World Series. For the eighth time in his career, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz heads to the game, this time with the honor of being the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

We’re now past Independence Day, and the All-Star votes are in as well. David Ortiz is the only Boston member on the AL squad, which may be hampering Boston’s spirits on their three-game losing streak. Still, other teams are having a good time, most notably new division leader Pittsburgh. The White Sox are also doing […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 12

Things keep changing more and more. The Rays are dropping, the Red Sox are rising and even the Pirates are making a run. The Yankees are widening their lead, while the Dodgers are dropping fast. The Giants are on an absolute tear, while the Reds… not so much. More is different now than ever before […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 11

Another week down and the changes keep coming. Cleveland is making a resurgence. Boston is starting to put a run together. The Cardinals and White Sox are slipping. Plenty is still going on, and with the All Star break upcoming, teams are doing all they can to get ready. So with all that in mind, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

10 weeks into the season, and pitching continues to hold sway following yet another perfect game, this time from Matt Cain and the Giants. That has the Giants still doing well in the Wildcard race. But that hasn’t stopped things from mixing up elsewhere. The tightly contested AL East has undergone yet more changes, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

We’re now a week into June, and there’s plenty to talk about. The NL Wildcard race has really been shaken up. Texas is having a tough time staying on top. Even the Yankees are starting to turn things around. And there’s potential for even more significant changes very soon, so let’s look at what would […]

Chen Out-Duels Beckett, Wins Series for Orioles

Pitchers who lack a decent fastball rarely survive in the MLB, but there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Josh Beckett learned that the hard way Wednesday, losing a 2-1 pitchers’ duel to Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen at Fenway Park despite a pinpoint-accurate fastball. With the loss, the Red Sox fell […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

May is just about up, but the story lines haven’t let up. Matt Kemp should be back on the DL again. The Red Sox have injuries galore but are suddenly good. The Angels and White Sox have picked up their game, while the Orioles and Rays are faltering. Where does that leave everyone? Let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

May’s almost over, and interleague play’s first series is over and done. The Orioles are still contending for the AL crown. The Indians are starting to build some room in their division. The Dodgers continue to dominate the standings. There’s certainly plenty going on, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

Sox Rebound in Rubber Match after 4-1 Loss to O’s

Finally back at .500, the Boston Red Sox squandered their first opportunity at a winning record this season, falling 4-1 Tuesday night to the Baltimore Orioles. Felix Doubront pitched a solid six innings, striking out nine and giving up just four hits, allowing his only runs on a Steve Tolleson two-run home run in the second […]

Red Sox Bats Overcome Buchholz’s Struggles in Win Over Orioles

The Red Sox are no longer in the basement of the American League East. Well, at least they’re not in the basement alone. The 8-6 win over the first place Baltimore Orioles combined with the New York Yankees loss tied the rivals with even 21-21 records for fourth place in the division. The win was […]