ALDS

Craig Kimbrel
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John Tomase
October 10, 2018 - 1:13 am
Amidst the euphoria of New York, New York, and Chris Sale saving the day, and champagne popping in the Red Sox clubhouse was this downer -- what the hell happened to Craig Kimbrel? The All-Star closer, who periodically battled command issues throughout the season, nearly let Tuesday's ALDS-...
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Christian Vazquez
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John Tomase
October 09, 2018 - 10:37 pm
The Yankees won 100 games and in almost any other year would've coasted to homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. But not this year. This year belongs to the Red Sox. Boston didn't win 108 games to lose in the Division Series, and it definitely didn't win 108 and the American League East to...
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Brock Holt
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John Tomase
October 09, 2018 - 6:45 pm
The Red Sox have a chance to eliminate the Yankees on Tuesday night and the guy who just hit for the cycle isn't in the lineup. Alex Cora can explain. Speaking to reporters in New York before the Red Sox played the Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Division Series with a chance to advance to...
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Rick Porcello
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John Tomase
October 09, 2018 - 1:26 pm
Rick Porcello's career is defined by its contrasts. He's a Cy Young Award winner who has never won a playoff game. He has led the league in victories one season and losses the next. He's won at least 10 games nine times, but posted sub-4.00 ERAs just three times. He one-hit the Yankees this summer...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 08, 2018 - 6:46 pm
There's really only one question for Red Sox manager Alex Cora as he tries to piece together two more wins against the Yankees in the American League Division Series -- can he trust David Price? The left-hander was the team's best pitcher in the second half, but he imploded in a 6-2 Game 2 loss,...
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Ryan Brasier
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John Tomase
October 07, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Letters to Cleo frontwoman and Dorchester native Kay Hanley was issued a challenge on Twitter on Saturday night after noting that Ryan Brasier's exhortation to Gary Sanchez to, "Get the (bleep) in the box," was her, "new favorite euphemism for everything." The challenge? Write a song about it...
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John Tomase
October 02, 2018 - 12:18 pm
Major League Baseball has announced the start times for Games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series this weekend in Boston, and the Red Sox will be playing in prime time. According to MLB, the Red Sox will host Game 1 on Friday at 7:32 p.m. and Game 2 on Saturday at 8:15 p.m. They will...
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Chris Young
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John Tomase
October 06, 2017 - 12:16 am
As expected, the Red Sox have removed infielder Eduardo Nunez from their roster for the American League Division Series and replaced him with Houston native Chris Young. The Red Sox dropped Game 1 of the series, 8-2, to the host Astros on Thursday afternoon. Nunez reinjured his right knee on his...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 04, 2017 - 11:43 am
I have nothing to say about the Red Sox. I suppose that could change with an exciting Game 1, but even the arrival of the playoffs hasn't changed the fact that getting amped for this team requires effort. The contrast was hard to miss on Tuesday night as a delirious Yankee Stadium rocked in support...
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