AL East Champs Again!

Well, the Sox managed to win the American League East for the second year in a row, which is the first time they have ever done that. They ended up with a record of 93-69, which is pretty good, not great, but good. They managed to win a lot of extra inning games and had a great record against the National league, which are probably the two major reasons they won the division and made the playoffs. The question remains: how are they going to do in the playoffs this year? Continue reading

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Blue Jays @ Red Sox Game 3 (9-6-17)

The Red Sox offense finally awoke from a long slumber in this one. They came out of the series winning two out of three which is good enough and what they should do against the Blue Jays, but we will have to see where they go from here. I had been afraid that they were beginning a long slide perhaps even out of the playoffs here in the month of September. Unfortunately, it had seemed that they were either tired or burned out from the long season prior to this one. Still, the pitching held up–Fister pitched brilliantly– and the offense was good enough to notch a win. They are now 4 games ahead in the division, which is a bit better than 2.5 so all is not lost. We still have a ways to go, but we may pull off the division win yet. It was good to see Bradley jr. finally hit another homer. He has been overdue for a long time as is Betts and some others. The final was 6-1. Continue reading

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Orioles @ Red Sox Game 3 (8-27-17)

Well the Sox seem to be in a bit of a slump right now. We can only hope they are not on the verge of blowing things for the entire 2017 season. They have lost 4 in a row and not only lost but have been blown out in three of the four games. Against the Orioles they were outscored 38-10 in three games and in the last game the offense forgot to show up. Before the Orioles, they were also blown out by the Indians and with Chris Sale on the mound. They had better get it together soon or it is going to be a poor end to an otherwise pretty good season. They still have a month to go and act like they are done for the year. Continue reading

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Yankees @ Red Sox Game 4 (7-16-17)

The Sox have been playing mediocre ball lately. The pitching for the most part has been excellent but a total lack of offense has again plagued the team. Before Bett’s 2 run homer in last night’s game, they had gone 24 consecutive innings without scoring a run and were in the midst of losing two straight again. They managed to hold on to victory last night with some excellent pitching from Price who went 8, allowed 7 hits but no runs. The Yankees were shut out for the first time this season. The final was 3-0. Continue reading

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Red Sox @ Rangers Game 3 (7-5-17)

The Sox winning streak has come to an end. They managed a 6 gamer for the second time this season and now enjoy a 4 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East. During the streak they got outstanding performances from Betts, who had 8 RBI’s in one game, Benintendi, who had a 2 homer game and Pedroia, who had a 4 RBI game. They seemed to be taking turns carrying the offense at one point and the result was the streak, the last 5 of which were won on the road. Last night’s game was a disaster, however, as Fister gave up 6 runs in 4.1 innings and then Scott continued his slump out of the bullpen and gave up 2 more. The final was 8-2. Continue reading

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