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Red Sox Back on Track

After a shockingly slow start to this 2019 MLB season (19-19 currently) the Boston Red Sox are steadily rising in their return to glory. With last night’s monumental 2-1 victory on the road against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, the Red Sox made an emphatic statement that THIS season is not over yet. read more

Red Sox Knock Out Yankees To Advance in Playoffs

The last time the Red Sox and Yankees met in the AL playoffs the year was 2004 and the Red Sox had not won a World Series in 86 years. Of course they came back to win 4 straight after being down 3-0 and losing game 3 by more than 10 runs! The rest was history as they would go on to reverse the curse and win the 2004 Championship!

Times have surely changed as the Sox have captured two more championships 2007 and 2013 and have been the perennial favorites to win the AL East year after year! This year was astounding though as the won 108 games with only 54 losses.  Yet somehow they had to face the 2nd place Yankees who also won triple digit games at 100-62 and the Wild Card.  Not exactly an easy first round opponent and many Boston fans were wringing their hands before the series began.

Chris Sale eased Red Sox Nation’s fears by pitching amazingly during  Game 1 at Fenway. However, the next day the New York Yankees roughed up David Price as he couldn’t go past the second inning and the Red Sox lost putting them in the precarious position of having to win in New York to bring it back to Fenway!  Home field advantage was lost and the Red Sox would have to come up big and get at least one game in New York to salvage the season and return to Fenway. The first round after all is only best of five!

These 2018 Red Sox outdid themselves and went on to win back to back games in the Bronx to close out the series and advance to meet the defending champion Houston Astros in the next round. Online bookies could not predict such outcome, so now Red Sox are going to face Houston and are favorites, according to online betting sites seen on BettingTop10.

In game three Manager Alex Cora shuffled the lineup inserting Devers, Holt, and Kinsler to the already packed with power batting order! The result was a whopping 16-1 victory that silenced the obnoxious New York crowd as Nathan Eovaldi pitched brilliantly also. Red Sox up 2 games to 1!

Still nobody could count out  a Yankee comeback as they hit a large amount of HRs this year at home and could explode any game. Game 4 saw Rick Porcello take to the mound and shut down the Yankee bats as Christian Vasquez hit the game winning Homer into the short porch of the Yankees stadium. Chris Sale pitched out of the bullpen before Craig Kimbrel earned the save after the Yankees bats suddenly woke up!

With bases loaded the Yankees grounded to third base and a close call putout at First nabbed by a super stretched out Steven Pearce at 1B sealed the deal. Of course Yankees challenged the play but upon further review they saw that the ball was in the fielder’s glove before the runner stepped on the bag. The call stood and the runner was out, The Yankees were finally out of innings and the Red Sox went on to win 4-3! This ended the ALDS and the Red Sox were the ones to advance!

Cora managed masterfully when the Red Sox had their back against the Wall after Game 2.  Now he and the Red Sox will have to do even better as the rookie manager goes against the team he won last year’s World Series with…  The Houston Astros! The Red Sox have their work cut out for them in this matchup but hopefully they can win in spectacular fashion as they have all season…. all 111 wins and counting! Go Red Sox Go!

Red Sox Break 100 Wins and Secure Playoff Berth

The Sox are headed to the playoffs and broke the 100 Win mark- needless to say, these are awesome times for sox fans.

Red Sox Nation has every reason to be super excited as the team surpassed the 100 win level on Wednesday September 12th and this after David Price pitched a gem of a 1-0 victory/

The Red Sox are riding high after securing yet another playoff appearance for the 2018 season…..Rookie manager Alex Cora’s first managerial triumph/

They appropriately clinched the playoff berth on Tuesday September 11, 2018 at home and after moving pre-game ceremonies commemorating the tragedy and the subsequent heroic activities that ensued.

Boston also remembers what it’s like to be hit with a terror attack and much of the response was the 2013 Championship drive;  nobody can forget that year and the message was sent loud and clear…  Don’t Mess With Boston!

These record setting 2018 Red Sox are looking to create new and fresher Red Sox memories as they propel towards another AL East Crown.  They have 9 more games against New York teams…it will be the Yankees and the Mets that will likely decide who gets the Pennant but at least we know when it comes to the all important playoff season we are already in!

Remarkably, few teams can pass the 100 win mark and the last time it happened for the Red Sox the year was 1946 and Ted Williams played in the outfield.  Sadly the Red Sox did not go on to win the Championship that year in a heartbreaking last minute loss to the St.Louis Cardinals. However, this years team finds themselves not only unstoppable but also on pace to win 112 games.

Lots of baseball is left to be played and this impressive 2018 Red Sox squad will need plenty of fan support.  With awesome players to watch like Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, Brock Holt, Chris Sale, David Price, Craig Kimbrel, and company,  it also is going to be a ton of fun.

Red Sox Having A Season to Remember

This Red Sox is season is not only super it is nothing short of Spectacular! The Red Sox just crossed over the 90 Win level; a  plateau that usually assures a playoff appearance with only 30+ games remaining.

Can you remember when a team pulled of this feat? Of course you can’t because it hasn’t happened before!

These Boston Red Sox are breaking barriers down and setting records folks!

The writer of this article knew the Red Sox would be strong contenders this year as they are always expected in New England, but none of us could have predicted that the team would be this good.

No matter the final result and we have October on the horizon….this is truly a season to remember for Red Sox fans.

A collective sigh encompassed Red Sox nation early August when Chris Sale went on the DL with an injury yet he has bounced back to pitch better than ever.

Rick Porcello and David Price have been rounding out the starting staff as Craig Kimbrel has solidly closed the door on any opponents late inning rallies!

The hitting has been equally astonishing.

Mookie Betts is having another career season, while J.D. Martinez quietly puts up MVP stats.

Much kudos to Alex Cora in having an awesome managerial rookie debut.

He has steered the Red Sox ship rightly thus far and is hopefully aware that what really counts is the team’s performance in October as a Red Sox World Series Championship is well within a strong possibilty.

Lots of baseball left to play!  Have fun Red Sox Nation and Go Red Sox Go!!

Sox Are Red Hot and Sporting The Best Record In Baseball

The Boston Red Sox are currently 66-29 and in first place of the always tough AL East by three and a half games. The Sox are riding an amazing ten game winning streak and looking to continue to be the team with the best record in baseball!

The Midsummer Classic takes place next Tuesday and matches the American League vs. the National League in this Nation’s Capital of Washington D.C.

Five Red Sox players have secured spots on the honorable AL All-Star squad…..Mookie Betts, Mitch Moreland, J.D. Martinez, Chris Sale, and Closer Craig Kimbrel.

Unfortunately Andrew Benintendi missed out on the final vote for a last minute injury addition.

J.D. Martinez needs to be especially mentioned as in last night’s victory he hammered his 28th HR so far this season in a towering shot over Fenway’s fabled Green Monster!

It was a sight to behold as no other Red Sox player has had so many HR’s at this point in the season…ever!

The Red Sox have struggled to overcome a void at power hitter since David Ortiz retired.

While he can never top Ortiz’s stature as a player, hitter, and leader (unless he gets 3 or more championships) he is finally a pickup player that is lighting up the stat sheet on a regular basis and more importantly it’s translating into wins.

J.D. Martinez is batting .329 with 28 Homeruns and 77 RBI’s.

It’s been a sight simply amazing to witness  and there is still another half of baseball left for this season.

If the Red Sox can continue this winning pace they could easily finish the season with 110 wins.

Manager Alex Cora has been spectacular in organizing this mostly young group of players into a winning ball club in only his first season.

The Red Sox are the best team in MLB!

Let’s enjoy it for all that it is worth, as this season looks to be one that is going to be very special.

So, let’s  hope it leads to a Red Sox Championship.

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