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September 28, 2008 - 8:16 am
Last inning, in his first at-bat, J.D. Drew fell behind 1-2, but then took three balls from Mike Mussina to negotiate a walk. Presuming that Drew is added to the postseason roster, what might the Red Sox expect from him after a period of almost six weeks on the sidelines? How long does it take him...
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September 28, 2008 - 7:55 am
Dustin Pedroia singled off the Wall in his first at-bat, but was thrown out at second base. (In case you were wondering, Damon averaged six assists a year in his four seasons with the Sox.) Pedroia nudged his average up to .326. In Minnesota, Joe Mauer is 0-for-1 against Brandon Duckworth of the...
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September 28, 2008 - 7:45 am
J.D. Drew just made a nice sliding catch in right field to deny Johnny Damon a potential extra-base hit. Such movement is, in some ways, crucial for Drew today, as the Sox want him to show that he can handle the physical challenge of staying on the field for nine innings. The team has no such...
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September 28, 2008 - 5:29 am
The batting title race is a known quantity. Dustin Pedroia , who is hitting .325, needs a big day to catch Joe Mauer (.330). His teammates are definitely taking a significant interest in the development . While the Red Sox would prefer to limit the game activity of all of their starters to one game...
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September 27, 2008 - 11:59 am
Mike Mussina will oppose Daisuke Matsuzaka in Game 1 of tomorrow's day-night doubleheader. Though the Yankees sank this year when their young pitchers such as Ian Kennedy and Phil Hughes failed to take steps forward in their careers, Mussina has enjoyed a remarkable season. He is 19-9 with a 3.47...
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September 27, 2008 - 11:25 am
Manager Terry Francona said after today's rainout that the team is hoping to have outfielder J.D. Drew play right field tomorrow. The team has seen repeated attempts to get the outfielder back in the lineup fall short. As Drew himself noted before the game , there's a clear need for him to...
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September 27, 2008 - 9:05 am
The Red Sox face an obvious sense of playoff roster uncertainty. It is almost impossible to say whether or not either Mike Lowell (hip) or J.D. Drew (back) will be available to contribute, or in what capacity they might do so. Obviously, the team is better when both players are available to them...
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September 26, 2008 - 6:38 pm
Git yer game recap of the Yankees ' 19-8 win over the Red Sox here . The Angels, who clinched the best record in the A.L. tonight, have opted to host Game 1 of the Division Series against the wild-card Red Sox on Wednesday, Oct. 1, with an off-day before Game 2 on Friday, Oct. 3. The series will...
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September 26, 2008 - 5:53 pm
The Sox will not go gently into that good night. (The term contains some performative irony, since in the famous Dylan Thomas poem, the refrain was meant as a form of protest against aging. In this instance, it is the young Sox who continue to fight as if the A.L. East is at stake, despite entering...
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September 26, 2008 - 5:42 pm
The Red Sox pitchers tonight: Allowed 19 runs--most in the regular season since a 19-7 loss to Texas in 2002 (though the Sox did also give up 19 to the Yankees in Game 3 of the ALCS in 2004). Â Threw 213 pitches--most in a nine-inning game since requiring 222 pitches in a 14-11 loss to the Yankees...
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