David Ortiz IS October

We’re back, baby! Tonight, Rick Porcello and his 22 wins will take on Trevor Bauer and the Indians at Progressive field in Cleveland. The Indians, led by former Red Sox manager and fan-favorite Terry Francona, will look to capture their first playoff victory since 2007. Francona, who led the Red Sox to two World Series […]

Video: Looking at the Red Sox Celebrating ALDS Victory

You’ve seen the game, or read the recap, or scanned the box score, and have heard about and analyzed and digested and discussed the onslaught of Rays pitching changes, Farrell’s flip-flop pinch hit decisions, the X-factor Xander Bogaerts scoring the tying and insurance run anyway,Craig Breslow’s 4 Ks, Koji’s four-out save. But have you read […]

Angels Rally off Papelbon, Sweep Red Sox

1999. 2003. 2004. 2007. In the last 10 years, the Red Sox have come back from big postseason deficits. They erased a 2-0 deficit to beat the mighty Cleveland Indians in 1999. They erased a 2-0 deficit again to beat the Oakland A’s in 2003. In 2004, they miraculously beat the Yankees after a 3-0 […]

Live Blog: Red Sox at Angels, ALDS Game 2

GAME FINAL: Angels 4, Red Sox 1 For more from Dan’s live blog, see below for details.

Red Sox-Angels Renew Playoff Rivalry

We all know the history by now. The Red Sox are 4-0 in playoff series against the Angels all time, beating them in 1986, 2004, 2007, and 2008. So, the Mike Scoscia led Angels will take another shot, perhaps their best yet, to send the Red Sox to the links. The Angels won the season […]

Byrd in Playoffs Bullpen, Delcarmen Out

Seen by many as a temporary fill-in to help the Red Sox play out their schedule, Paul Byrd will be added to Boston’s ALDS roster. As a result,┬áreliever Manny Delcarmen will be left off the roster, much to the delight of SoB’s David R. Phelps. Delcarmen started the year with 13 scoreless innings in April, […]

2009 MLB Playoffs Pick ‘Em: LDS

The longest season in all professional sports has entered its final chapter, as Major League Baseball’s eight “best” teams embark on postseason play. It promises to be among the best postseasons in recent memory, as there are at least six heavyweight teams with a good chance of winning it all (excluding of course the Rockies […]

Red Sox Advance to ALCS

In typical playoff fashion, a close game all the way until the end. Jed Lowrie’s single to short right field brought in Jason Bay to win the game in the bottom of the ninth. Bay got on base after a double to right field. Torii Hunter broke the game open in the top of the […]

Angels Force Game 4 After Extra-Inning Win

Mike Napoli launched two home runs off an ineffective Josh Beckett, and the Angels outlasted the Red Sox 5-4 in 12 innings. Napoli finished 3-5 with those two HRs, three RBI, and three runs scored, including the game-winning run in the 12th on an Erick Aybar single. Beckett was hit hard and hit often, lasting […]

MLB Division Series Playoff Predictions

It’s time to turn the calendar to October, and that means playoff baseball is upon us. The American League Division Series and National League Division Series are now underway beginning today, and Sports of Boston’s Mike and Geoff have offered their take on each series in the opening round of the MLB playoffs. ALDS: Red […]

Red Sox Sweep Angels and Move Onto ALCS

The L.A. Angels of Anaheim might have had the best pitching staff coming into the playoffs. The might have had one of the most dynamic offenses. I guess the Red Sox hadn’t heard. Because the Red Sox swept the Angels in three games and barely gave them a fighting chance. Curt Schilling worked seven dominant […]

Game 3: Angels vs Red Sox, 2-0 Boston

Match-up: Jered Weaver (13-7, 3.91) vs Curt Schilling (9-8, 3.87) Pitchers W L IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP K/9 AVG Against Curt Schilling 9 8 151 165 21 23 101 3.87 1.25 6.02 .275 Jered Weaver 13 7 161 178 17 45 115 3.91 1.39 6.43 .280 Sunday’s battle of Curt Schilling against […]

Manny Walk-Off Home-run! Sox Win Game 2

News Alert: Manny is the man. No surprise there. In the bottom of the ninth with two outs, K-Rod up, with Lugo on 2nd and Ortiz on 1st Manny sent one over the Monster and it was over. Boston went ahead 2-0 in this AL Division series against the Angels. Lessons learned from tonight: Manny […]

Game 2: Boston vs. LA Angels

Match-up: Daisuke Matsuzaka(15-12, 4.40) vs Kelvim Escobar(18-6, 3.40). It’s time for Dice-K to prove he’s worth all that money. The Red Sox got him after his MVP performance in the World Baseball Classic where he went 3-0 1.88 ERA. If it weren’t for Dice-K’s dominating performances in pressure-packed situations, Boston may not have made the […]

News Update: Beckett’s the Man, The Sox Win Game 1

Beckett kicks ass. Screw Hanley and his perennial All-Star status. Complete game shutouts are where its at. Pitching wins games, hitting helps. Beckett now has 3 shutouts in only six total post season starts. He has averaged 1 shutout every 83 games in the regular season. In the post-season he throws a shutout 50% of […]