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Oct 19

2017 Greenville Drive Review

As the postseason continues and we wait for the offseason to really kick off, we’ll continue to look back this week before we start to look forward. For the next few days, we’ll have our eyes on the Red Sox minor-league system, looking back at the year that was for every team in the system. To

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Oct 03

The battles for the final Red Sox playoff roster spots

The Red Sox kick off their postseason quest on Thursday, and they have until the night before to submit their playoff roster. A good portion of that roster is locked in, as is the case with most teams. However, towards the bottom of the roster, there a…

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Oct 03

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, David Price, Eduardo Nunez

With the odds for the playoffs set, there’s a clear blueprint for a World Series championship for the Red Sox. (Ted Berg; For The Win) The starting rotation is going to decide whether the Sox go deep or go home. (Steve Buckley; Boston Herald) There will also need to be a postseason superhero not

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Oct 02

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Eduardo Nuñez, David Price

Michael Silverman looks at some of the turning points that led the Red Sox to their second consecutive division title. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) No shock here: Chris Sale is pitching Game One for the Red Sox. He is more than ready for this opp…

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Oct 02

Red Sox-Astros ALDS start times announced for Games One and Two

We’ve known the Red Sox and Astros would be playing in the ALDS for a few days now, and we’ve known that the first two games of the ALDS would be played on the Thursday and Friday of the upcoming week. All that remained was to know what time the games would start. That was announced Sunday night

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Sep 28

Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 7: The Red Sox lineup picks up Rick Porcello

After a couple of really discouraging days, the Red Sox offense made sure they wouldn’t make it three in a row. Rick Porcello had a shaky day on the mound to be sure and there is still some concern around this Red Sox rotation that has helped carry the team all year long. That wasn’t an issue

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Sep 24

American League Playoff Update: September 23, 2017

With the minor-league season over and our typical 8:00 AM slot suddenly open, I figured it would be worthwhile to take a quick daily look at how the playoff picture has changed in the American League on a day-to-day basis. This will be nothing fancy. J…

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Sep 23

Red Sox 5, Reds 4: Rafael Devers’ dinger, David Price’s relief work gives Boston a win

The Red Sox just keep winning, and while some will surely point to the favorable schedule they can only play the teams they are told to play. Good teams take care of business against subpar competition, and that’s what the Red Sox did in this one. Granted, it wasn’t a blowout victory by any means

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Sep 21

Red Sox 9, Orioles 0: The one with Chris Sale’s 300th strikeout

After a couple of long, stressful extra inning games to start this series, the Red Sox took control of this game from Wade Miley fairly early and never looked back. Their starting pitcher was a massive reason for that, as Chris Sale cruised through thi…

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Sep 19

American League Playoff Update: September 19, 2017

With the minor-league season over and our typical 8:00 AM slot suddenly open, I figured it would be worthwhile to take a quick daily look at how the playoff picture has changed in the American League on a day-to-day basis. This will be nothing fancy. J…

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Sep 18

Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Blake Swihart

Matt Kory takes a look at what will need to happen if the Red Sox are to make a run at the World Series. (Matt Kory; BP Boston) If David Price pitches well out of the bullpen in the postseason, fans will stop hating him, right? RIGHT?! (Chad Finn; Bost…

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Sep 17

The Red Sox bullpen has been incredible in extra innings

If you’ve been following this Red Sox this year, and if you’re reading this chances are you have been, you’ve almost certainly noticed how many extra inning games they’ve played this year. It’s not only the number of games, either. It’s how long those games have gone, as they

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Sep 15

Red Sox at Rays Series Preview

SB Nation Blog The opponent in one sentence The Rays stuck around the playoff chase for most of the year thanks to a well-balanced attack, but they are now starting to fall further and further out of the race. Record 72-75 Head-to-Head Record Red Sox 9, Rays 7 Trend Down. It’s been a rough month

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Sep 13

Red Sox 11, Athletics 1: Mookie Betts leads Red Sox slugfest

The Red Sox offense was on fire on Tuesday, and it felt like a really big performance from this group. For one thing, they were coming off one of their patented frustrating days in their last game. More importantly, they have been mostly awful against …

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Sep 11

Daily Red Sox Links: David Price, Doug Fister, Eduardo Nuñez

As he looks to make his way back in time for October, David Price took part in an important simulated game over the weekend. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Doug Fister is looking a lot like his old self, and as Matt Kory explains, that’s a very good thing. (Matt Kory; BP Boston) What is going on with

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Sep 11

The Red Sox need a healthy Dustin Pedroia

The obviously retort to this claim will clearly be that the team was able to go on a big run through much of August without the second baseman. Such a run made it clear to some people that the Red Sox don’t actually need Pedroia. In fact, some people believe they are better without the veteran infielder

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