MLB Playoffs

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Jim Hackett
September 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
“Rolaids spells relief.” Remember that ad? Back in August I purchased a few packs of Rolaids in anticipation of what the Red Sox relievers would do to my stomach in October. After roughly three weeks of September baseball I’m thinking that I should have ordered a few crates… This season is truly...
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Rob Bradford
September 12, 2018 - 2:04 am
It was about six hours before the Red Sox would officially be toasting the clinching of a berth in the postseason. With the assembled media taking up most of the clubhouse waiting for something to warrant their pregame access, David Price sat in front of his locker, quietly executing another...
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Rob Bradford
August 26, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The reality for the Red Sox is that they have the current state of baseball in their back pocket. In other words, this downturn turn is going to be met with an off day followed by series against two teams (Miami, White Sox) who are a combined 54 games under .500. That has been the beauty of...
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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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Eduardo Rodriguez
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John Tomase
September 23, 2017 - 7:23 pm
Eduardo Rodriguez is giving Red Sox manager John Farrell something to think about. Two weeks ago, colleague Rob Bradford took a first stab at predicting the postseason roster and Rodriguez wasn't a part of it. But since then, the young left-hander has made a compelling case for inclusion, with his...
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David Price
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John Tomase
September 22, 2017 - 11:53 am
The Red Sox have spent virtually the entire second half in first place, holding off the upstart Yankees with a quiet relentlessness. For all of our complaints about likability and doubts over whether they're built to win in October, the Red Sox have been one of the toughest outs in the league all...
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David Price
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John Tomase
August 15, 2017 - 11:53 pm
Not even a month before the 2016 postseason, the Indians received devastating news. In the span of a week, the Tribe lost starting pitchers Danny Salazar and Carlos Carrasco to season-ending injuries. There was no point in showing up that October. They'd just be cannon fodder. We know how that...
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Red Sox first baseman Hanley Ramirez is doused with champagne by Eduardo Rodriguez on Wednesday after the Red Sox clinched the AL East. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
September 28, 2016 - 6:49 pm
The Red Sox filed into the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday unsure of how to act. They had just blown a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning against the Yankees, getting walked off on Mark Teixeira's grand slam. At the same time, they had just clinched the American League East with Toronto...
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David Price
John Tomase
September 12, 2016 - 3:56 pm
Should the Red Sox need to win the final game of the season to make the playoffs or clinch the division title, manager John Farrell has lined up his rotation so he can turn to left-hander David Price. "He falls on 162, yes," Farrell said before the Red Sox faced the Orioles on Monday night with...
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