// Minnesota Twins

McDonald HRs, Ortiz Delivers Late to Lead Red Sox Over Twins

David Ortiz’s bases-loaded, infield single in the seventh lifted the Red Sox to their fourth straight victory on Tuesday, besting the Minnesota Twins 4-3 at Target Field. Offensive Heroes Dustin Pedroia drew a one-out walk off reliever Matt Capps in the seventh, and advanced to third on an Adrian Gonzalez double to left. Kevin Youkilis […]

Red Sox Walk Off with Win in 11 Innings

The Sox almost wasted a stellar outing from Josh Beckett, but they came through in the clutch as they squeaked by Minnesota by a score of 2-1 in the 11th inning to take 3 of 4 from the Twins. Pitching wasn’t the issue tonight as Beckett once again shined bright. He went 7.0 strong innings […]

Buchholz, Bullpen Shut Out Twins Despite Long Rain Delay

The rain pelted Fenway Park for over two hours Saturday afternoon, suspending play after two innings. It looked like another strong start by a Red Sox pitcher would be washed away, and Terry Francona would have to cobble seven innings from an already overworked bullpen. Problem is, nobody told Clay Buchholz. Buchholz threw five scoreless […]

Sports Illustrated Pegs Red Sox as World Series Champs

Sports Illustrated writers recently picked the Red Sox to win the World Series in 2011. They were picked to hit the century mark of 100 wins and take down the Athletics, Twins and Giants on their way to the crown. Notice any powerhouses missing from the yellow brick road? I thought so. Now let’s check […]

A.L. Central Fantasy Preview

The A.L. Central is a glass half empty/half full division. Here you can find some of the best and most dependable players as well as bottom-dwelling schmucks. Let’s be honest here and just point out that you want Twins, Tigers, and White Sox players on your team. If you are backed into a corner, you […]

MLB Power Rankings: Playoff Edition

Playoff time is here, and to help understand where the teams stack up against each other, we would like to present you with the final MLB Power Rankings of the year, featuring only the eight playoff teams, along with our thoughts for the World Series. It’s been a good last week or two for the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 25

There’s just one week left in the season. One week. The Twins, Rangers, and Phillies have all punched their post-season tickets, and it’s all but a certainty that the Yankees, Rays, and Reds will be joining them. The Padres are just 1.0 game behind the Giants for the division, and half a game behind the […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 24

Things are now starting to get interesting. Aside from the West, the playoff teams are pretty much set. But the seeding for those that are in is still very much to be determined. For example, the Rays are only half a game behind the Yankees, the Twins are only half a game behind the Rays, […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 9-14-10

The Rays and Yankees are still locked in a heated duel, with the Rays having a 0.5-game lead and a game in had. Ditto for the Padres over the Giants. The Rockies are only 2.5 games out, and the Braves are just a game behind Philadelphia ad leading the Wildcard race by 1.5 over San […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 23

Only three weeks are left in the season, and it looks like ten teams are still legitimately in it (four in the AL and six in the NL). Everyone knows the Yankees ad Rays are still battling it out for top honors (with the Rays 0.5 games behind and a game in had). The Sans […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 22

You see the image; the Reds are now the best team in the National League. That’s despite the Cardinals’ two victories in a row and Atlanta losing to Pittsburgh. The Pirates have got to be the ugliest thing in Pittsburgh since Matt Cooke. If Philadelphia hadn’t lost their last two to stay a scant 1.0 […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-31-10

The Rays and Yankees are still tied with 31 games to go; the Red Sox are 7.0 games back. The Cardinals (and pretty much the Giants) have seemingly died. The Padres have too, but they still had a huge division lead built up to eat the blow. And assuming Manny doesn’t help the White Sox […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 21

With just over a month left to go, things are finally starting to fall into place. Baltimore has officially been eliminated, and Pittsburgh could still win their division, if they win their last 32 and Cincinnati loses their last 32. The Yankees were the first team to 80 wins, but were joined hours later by […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 20

With just six weeks to go until playoff time, the divisions are finally starting to see some separation. The Yankees are a game ahead of the Rays, but the Reds are finally 3.5 games ahead of the Cardinals. The Phillies have opened up a 2.0-game lead over the Cardinals and Giants, and the Orioles are […]

SoB MLB Power Rankings 8-16-10

The races are starting to open up. Minnesota is 3.0 games ahead of their competition, and the Cardinals and Reds are a vast, vast 1.0 games apart. The NL Wildcard is now in a tie, while it’s still easily the Rays and Yankees in the American counterpart. San Diego did well against San Fran to […]