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Luis Severino
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John Tomase
October 03, 2018 - 11:32 am
It has to be the Yankees. For history. For ratings. For that Jeter (Expletives) t-shirt at the back of the drawer that's now three sizes too small (Hint: Mediums are not long-term investments). Baseball's playoffs are off to a disastrous start from a marketing standpoint thanks to Two Really Bad...
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Rob Bradford
October 02, 2018 - 2:11 pm
They weren't huge surprises, but the postseason roster announcements by Alex Cora Tuesday offered some insight into how the Red Sox were planning to approach things heading into Game 1 of their American League Division Series Friday. Cora informed pitchers Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez they...
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Luis Severino
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John Tomase
October 02, 2018 - 12:52 pm
The Yankees have decided to start ace Luis Severino in Wednesday's wild card game against the A's, meaning he probably wouldn't be available to start sooner than Game 3 of the division series against the Red Sox if the Yankees should advance. We say "probably" because Severino's last attempt at...
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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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John Tomase
October 01, 2018 - 2:20 pm
Major League Baseball is dying for a Red Sox-Yankees division series. Pedro Martinez doesn't think it's going to happen. Appearing on NESN on Sunday , Martinez predicted the Oakland A's will win Wednesday's wild card game in New York and open the division series in Boston on Friday. "I would say...
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Rob Bradford
September 30, 2018 - 7:46 pm
It wasn't surprising news, but at least it was some sort of formal announcement regarding the Red Sox' upcoming American League Division Series. After his team's 108th win of the season -- a regular-season-ending, 10-2 win over the Yankees -- Alex Cora revealed that Chris Sale and David Price would...
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Rob Bradford
September 27, 2018 - 11:29 am
Alex Cora has said all along that the Red Sox' approach against the Yankees in the teams' three-game series at Fenway Park this weekend would be all about prioritizing his own team. Sure, the Yankees are in a dogfight with the A's to determine where the Wild Card Game will be played Wednesday, but...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
September 25, 2018 - 1:51 pm
Unless they sweep the final series from the Yankees, the Red Sox will finish the regular season with a losing record against the other American League playoff teams. Does this mean anything? Yes and no. The Red Sox are 17-19 against the Yankees, Astros, Indians, and A's. That's not the worst record...
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Rob Bradford
September 24, 2018 - 10:53 am
It turns out those games in Yankee Stadium did mean something more than just a chance to pop another round of champagne corks. Alex Cora told reporters Sunday that the plan now is to start Nathan Eovaldi Monday, with Eduardo Rodriguez coming in out of the bullpen. That is change of course from what...
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John Tomase
September 22, 2018 - 12:51 pm
J.D. Martinez made a hell of a run at the Triple Crown, but in the end, he will be undone not so much by teammate Mookie Betts, but the relentless slugging of Khris Davis in Oakland. Davis blasted a pair of homers in Friday's victory over the Twins, including a walk-off shot to right-center that...
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