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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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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