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September 24, 2008 - 11:18 am
The Red Sox closed their clubhouse shortly after batting practice to hold a team meeting. Though the club did not say as much, the obvious purpose was to discuss playoff shares. A couple fascinating dilemmas lord over the process. 1) How much of a share should Curt Schilling get? A key member of...
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September 24, 2008 - 8:01 am
One day after the celebrations and libations that followed their entry into the postseason, a familiar sight is playing out at Fenway Park . It's a couple minutes before 3 p.m., and Dustin Pedroia is the lone player on the field, taking batting practice thrown by first-base coach Luis Alicea. Given...
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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2008 - 5:52 pm
A bird's eye view of the Red Sox celebration on the Fenway Park field thanks to the camera work of trainer Masai Takahash i, who was sprung into action by the original cameraman Alex Cora . Of note is Jonathan Papelbon giving away three of the Fenway bases.
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September 23, 2008 - 2:56 pm
For the fifth time in six years, the Red Sox have advanced to the postseason on the strength of a 5-4 win over the Indians. Jonathan Papelbon , who came under scrutiny in recent weeks for his pitch selection and performance, had positively electric stuff, striking out a pair of Indians on explosive...
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September 23, 2008 - 2:53 pm
Jonathan Papelbon now faces the middle of the Indians lineup--Shin-Soo Choo, Jhonny Peralta and Victor Martinez--with a chance to finalize his club's entry into October. Papelbon has been through this sort of thing before, of course: he saved Game 7 of last year's ALCS against the Indians, and also...
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September 23, 2008 - 2:41 pm
While Hideki Okajima ably escaped his seventh inning jam, Justin Masterson (hit, walk, two strikeouts) and Javy Lopez (walk) collaborated to produce another bases-loaded, two-out situation in the bottom of the eighth. That led the Sox to summon closer Jonathan Papelbon for a four-out save...
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September 23, 2008 - 2:27 pm
The Dustin Pedroia -for-MVP campaign may have taken on so much momentum--at least locally--that it cannot be halted. But it remains difficult to argue that he has been more valuable than one of his teammates. Pedroia, of course, has enjoyed a spectacular season. He entered tonight hitting .323/...
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September 23, 2008 - 2:10 pm
Manager Terry Francona surely summoned Hideki Okajima into a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the top of the seventh with significant reservations. Okajima entered the game as the worst Red Sox reliever with inherited runners , having allowed 59.1 percent of teammates' runners to score. Moreover, the...
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September 23, 2008 - 2:03 pm
Tim Wakefield left tonight's game after six innings, entrusting a 5-4 lead to the bullpen. The Red Sox have a 67-11 record this year when leading after six, good for an .859 winning percentage that almost exactly matches the .855 league average in such situations. How other postseason contenders...
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September 23, 2008 - 1:51 pm
Sean Casey went 1-for-3 off of Cliff Lee tonight, improving his career average against the Indians ace to .438. After Casey singled to lead off the sixth, the Sox promptly pinch ran with Alex Cora . Cora remained in the game at short, as Jed Lowrie moved from short to third and Kevin Youkilis...
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