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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 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 Bullpen Spoils Erik Bedard’s Debut in Loss to Tribe

The Red Sox bullpen folded Thursday night after two straight games without allowing a run to the Cleveland Indians. Catcher Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Franklin Morales, and the Indians scored twice more off Andrew Miller to give the Indians a 7-3 victory and series split. Coupled with the Yankees’ 7-2 victory […]

Ellsbury Hits Walkoff Home Run to Lift Red Sox to 4-3 Win

For the second straight night, the Boston Red Sox went into the ninth tied with the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight, CF Jacoby Ellsbury sent the fans home celebrating a Red Sox win in walk-off fashion, 4-3. Ellsbury Delivers The young center-fielder stepped in the box with two outs, the bases empty, and engaged […]

Red Sox Rally to Beat the Indians 3-2 in Walk-Off Fashion

Bottom of the Ninth With back to back singles from Jason Varitek and Josh Reddick in the bottom of the ninth, Jacoby Ellsbury stepped to the plate with a chance to give the Red Sox a walk-off victory against the Cleveland Indians, a team the Red Sox have struggled with all season. Jarrod Saltalamacchia came […]

Red Sox Staff Surrenders 4 HRs in 9-6 Loss to Cleveland

The Red Sox continued their struggles against Cleveland this season, dropping a 9-6 decision to the Tribe on Monday night. The loss drops Boston’s record to 2-5 against Cleveland this year. Tribe Attack The Indians relied on an offensive barrage, smacking four home runs, including a two from SS Asdrubal Cabrera and solo shots from […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15

Nearly 100 games have been played. The largest division lead is 4.0 games, and half of the six divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. For a brief moment, the Pirates were actually leading the NL Central, which shows how surprising this season has been. Trade talks have been heating up in advance […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 13

It’s almost time for the All Star Game, and plenty of races are still tight. Boston has dropped some ground to the Yankees, and the Indians, Cardinals and Angels are all interjecting themselves back into their divisions in real dogfights. The Wildcard spots are locked up fairly securely considering how other races are going, and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 10

Only one new team has fought into the race in the last week, but a huge amount has still changed, including two new division leaders and a new AL leader (nearly MLB leader). Cleveland’s once mighty lead is now down to percentage points. The Yankees still can’t figure out Boston. St. Louis and Arizona are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 9

After nine weeks, the Indians are finally slipping out of the AL lead; even their once impregnable AL Central lead is slipping fast. Ditto for the Marlins and the NL Wildcard. Yes, a lot has changed in the last week. That includes two new teams in the playoff picture for the NL from last week. […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 8

After another week, there’s plenty to discuss. The best record in MLB has switched hands again, and there are two new division leaders. Except for the Indians, no one is leading their division by more than 2.5 games. Six teams have gotten to 30 wins, and three of them are in the NL East, which […]

Crawford Goes 4-4, Red Sox Pile Up 14 Runs To Beat Tribe

When the Red Sox rolled into Cleveland, they were up against the best team in the major leagues. The Indians sported a surprising 29-15 record were nearly unbeatable at home (18-4). They also swept an early-season series from the Red Sox while Boston sputtered to a 2-10 start. By the time the Red Sox left […]

Varitek Beats Indians with his Arm AND his Bat

Jason Varitek had gone 116 at-bats without a home run before Tuesday night’s game in Cleveland, a stretch that spanned nearly an entire calendar year. He was due. Varitek’s two-run home run in the seventh proved the difference-maker, and the Boston Red Sox got another sterling performance from Josh Beckett, beating the Indians, 4-2. Combined […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 7

Another week gone, and the Rays have finally faltered out of the division lead. For a brief moment, the Red Sox actually led the division, but then they collapsed against the Cubs. Cleveland’s still in firm command of the AL, while Philadelphia maintains a delicate lead in the NL. The Giants have built a comfortable […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6

It’s about time Boston made it to .500. And it only took 40 games. Plenty has changed in the past week, including three new division leaders. The Yankees are in real danger of falling even further out of the race, and Adrian Gonzalez has Boston just two games out of the Wildcard hunt. The defending […]