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Sox Back up Beckett for Series Win

After a rough 1st inning, the Sox rebounded nicely and put together an excellent performance in the Trop to defeat the Rays 7-3. Things started off well, with Boston jumping out to a quick lead in the opening frame following two one-out walks. Adrian Gonzalez singled home Daniel Nava, to take the 1-0 lead. David […]

Ellsbury Returns to Lineup as Sox Win 3-1 in Tampa

After a few days off during MLB’s All-Star Break, the Red Sox were back to business on Friday night in Tampa with a 3-1 win. Strong pitching stifled the Rays offense and the Sox got on the board early to put the game out of reach. The return of Jacoby Ellsbury was the talk of […]

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 […]

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 […]

9th Inning Collapse Costs Red Sox Against Rays

Both teams struggled much of the time to put anything together, but in the end, a well-placed home run on a not-so-well-placed pitched in the final inning allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. Boston might have had something going in the 1st, but Dustin Pedroia was called out and […]

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 […]

Cody Ross Powers Red Sox to 5-3 Win at the Trop

After dropping the series opener on Wednesday night by the score of 2-1, the Boston Red Sox hit two home runs on Thursday night to back Felix Doubront en route to a 5-3 victory. Doubront went 5.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) and striking out seven. Matt Moore made the start for the […]

If The Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

Interleague play is almost upon us, and that will mix up the races for sure. In fact, there’s a three-way tie for the top AL spot. The NL race isn’t too far away from that either. However, injuries are continuing to hit key names, which should shake things up even more. Where do things stand […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 5

After another week, there’s been some shifting. The Mets and Braves are opening a bit of space for themselves in the Wildcard race, while the Blue Jays are still trying to maintain their final spot. There’s more competition for the #1 spots, which is sure to make things fun. A few division have entertaining races […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 4

A month into the season, and many teams are holding steady. But there’s still some changes going on. Some lower ranked teams are making some runs to get back into things, while others continue to sputter and be streaky. The DL continues to hoard some big names, which always mixes things up, so let’s look […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3

Three weeks into the season, and there’s starting to be some real separation in the NL divisions, but the AL is still largely close. The AL East is starting to even out, while Washington’s stock continues to rise. Where has everyone wound up this week? Let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 2

Another week into the season and the injury bug is starting to bite into teams. The Yankees are without Brett Gardner and the Cardinals are without Lance Berkman, among others. Texas is still near unbeatable, while the Red Sox are terrible once more. Where have all these changes left everyone? Let’s look at what would […]

Red Sox Lose 1-0 on Bases Loaded Walk, Blown Strike Calls

Cody Ross slammed his helmet down in frustration before sharing a few choice words with home plate umpire Larry Vanover after making the final out on a called third strike.¬†And for good reason. With the tying run on second and the go-ahead run on first, Ross stood helplessly at the plate as Vanover rung him […]