Red Sox @ Angels (4-19-18)

The Sox have now won 7 in a row. This coming off a 9 game winning streak with only 1 loss in between. They are now 16-2, which with each win they continue to set the mark for the best start in franchise history. This has been true since they hit the 12-2 mark against the Orioles. The Angels series was supposed to be the biggest test thus far for the Sox as they came in with the second best record in baseball at 13-3, just half a game behind the Sox. Instead the Red Sox dominated winning all three by scores of 10-1, 9-0 and finally last night 8-2. Continue reading

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Orioles @ Red Sox (4-13-18)

The Sox have played well in the last 4 games. They beat the Yankees 2 out of 3 this week, the first of which was a 14-1 romp and the last of which saw Porcello pitch 6 innings of shutout, almost hitless ball. Finally they beat the Orioles at Fenway Park to boost their record to 11-2. E-Rod pitched a good game, going 6 and allowing only 1 run. That was plenty for him to get the win as the Red Sox offense continued to show up as they have been lately, boasting the 3rd highest run total in the AL so far this season. Nunez got the big hit this time around with a 3 run blast in the first inning. The Orioles scored first, but only once with the Sox putting up 4 in the bottom of the 1st. The final was 7-3. Continue reading

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Keep On Moving

The Sox improved to 8-1 with an 8th inning comeback Sunday to sweep the Rays and win despite the poorest pitching performance by a starter so far this season. E-Rod gave up 3 runs in 3 innings pitched and the bullpen then proceeded to give up 4 more as the Sox struggled to win this one. They scored 6 in the bottom of the 8th, however, including 5 runs scored with 2 out. It was the best offensive output so far to go along with the most runs given up in 9 innings. The final was 8-7. Continue reading

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So Far So Good

The sox have looked pretty good in their first 6 games of the season. After the opening day debacle they have done really well on the mound and have won 5 straight. The offense hasn’t been all that great, but they have been doing just well enough to win. Out of the 5 games 3 of them were won by only one run and the offensive output was only good on one occasion. All in all, things are going well, however, and if the pitching continues the way it has begun, we should be in great shape going forward. In the 5 games they won by scores of 1-0, 3-2, 2-1, 7-3 and 4-2. The last game was a 13 inning game that the Sox tried to win twice, but were robbed of runs by great defensive plays at the hands of their opponent. Good start, though. We can continue to go up from here! Continue reading

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Opening Day

Talk about the pen blowing the game. They were handed a 4-0 lead and could not hold it. First Kelley came in and walked three and gave up a hit while getting only one out. No problem, it’s still 4-1, we’ll just turn to Smith! He can get the job done, right? Wrong; he came in and walked a run in for openers (the bases were loaded) and then gave up a base clearing triple that gave the Rays the lead. To add insult to injury, he then gave up another base hit to give the Rays a two run lead. These are the guys we are supposed to depend on to come out of the bullpen and hold leads this year? Let’s hope that their first game of 2018 is no indication of how they are going to perform all year. Not just one of them stunk, but both of the “big arms coming out of the pen” were horrendous. The final was  a terrible loss, 6-4. Continue reading

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