Red Sox @ Orioles (6-13-18)

The Sox have been playing pretty good ball lately. They swept the Orioles as they should but lost 2 of 3 to the White Sox which they should not. Before the White Sox they did manage to win 2 of 3 against Detroit, which was good and resulted in a 3-3 short home stand. Now on the road they have swept the Orioles but will have their hands full against Seattle the next four games. If they can do well against them then it will look like all systems are go, but I was almost ready to say the offense had fallen into a deep slump, though the slump may have only lasted 2 or 3 games. They may be coming out of it already, which will be necessary to beat the Mariners. Continue reading

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Red Sox @ Astros (6-3-18)

The Sox have been playing good ball lately and winning for the most part. There are some major things going on that have affected just how effective they can be but despite the problems they have continued to win. They split the series with the Astros by winning the last two 5-4 and 9-3. The pitching has been good for the most part both starting and out of the pen, except for Sale who has not been pitching up to his usual standards his last two starts. The offense has been good enough but has suffered lately. Continue reading

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Athletics @ Red Sox (5-16-18)

The Red Sox continue to tread water, which cannot continue if they intend to contend for the AL East division title. They have played exactly .500 baseball since their 17-2 start and have now fallen behind the Yankees by half a game for the division lead. If they are going to win the division they need to start winning more games or the Yankees will surely leave them behind. Now is the time to play some good baseball, but the sox have been mediocre at best in the last 6 games. Continue reading

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Red Sox @ Yankees (5-10-18)

For the past 9 games the Sox have just been holding their own while the Yankees have come roaring from behind to overtake them in the division. At this time they are tied atop the AL East with 26-11 records. The Yankees did essentially the same thing the Red Sox started out doing by winning 17 of 19 lately to accomplish this feat. Then the Sox lost the first two of the 3 game series with the Yanks to fall out of first place by a game. They did manage to squeak by and win game 3 to pull back into a tie. Last nights game saw the Sox blow a 4 run lead in the 7th after a brilliant 6 inning performance by E-Rod, perhaps his best of the season and one of the best of his career. Martinez managed to hit a homer in the top of the 8th that was just inches beyond the outstretched glove of Judge in right field. They won yet another one run game 5-4. Continue reading

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Royals @ Red Sox (4-30-18)

For the past ten games the Sox have just held their own. They started out so well but lately haven’t been doing as well from either a pitching or a hitting standpoint. They are still leading the AL East by 3 games over New York, but it is again a race, with New York having won 9 straight before finally losing last night. So, the Sox are still in a good position going forward and are playing some teams in the next few series they should beat, so all is well. We take on the Yankees on the coming road trip as well, so we should see a good series then and hopefully the Sox can get things going again and play well. All in all, things are looking good and hopes are high for a great season going forward. Continue reading

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