The Boston Red Sox made it to the ALCS but still have work to do if they want to challenge for a World Series. That means making tough free agent decisions. The 2021 season will go down as one to build on for the Red Sox. They exceeded expectations by...
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ATLANTA — The Braves are one win away from the World Series, and have two chances at home this weekend to clinch a trip to the Fall Classic. If they make it, they know who their opponent would be: The Houston Astros, who won the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
When John Henry declared the Red Sox ahead of schedule, I couldn't put my finger on what struck me about the quote. But after watching a superior Houston Astros team clinch the American League Championship Series on Friday night, it finally hit me. They weren't expecting this next year, either.
HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- Over the course of the Astros six-game American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, Dusty Baker was seemingly asked an iteration of the same question each day: Why not start Jason Castro behind home plate?. The question was a fair one. Of the 188 players...
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Tomase: What's in store for 2022 Red Sox after unexpected success? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston. When John Henry declared the Red Sox ahead of schedule, I couldn't put my finger on what struck me about the quote. But after watching a superior Houston Astros team clinch the American League Championship Series on Friday night, it finally hit me.
2021 was another disappointing year for the New York Yankees. After several years of not surviving the postseason, this past year, they didn’t make it past the wild card and lost to the rival Boston Red Sox in the winner-take-all game. It has now stretched to over a decade since the Yankees have even been in a World Series contest for the Yankees and their fans. Many marginal fans are ready to discard the Yankees as their team as their frustration boils over. Is it time for the Yankees to finally do something to reverse that trend?
Underdogitude is an unfamiliar status for a franchise as storied and well-resourced as the Boston Red Sox. But they adapted to it well this October. In the regular season, Boston was a clear step behind Tampa Bay in the standings, finishing in a dead heat with a Yankees team that forgot how to hit and only just holding off Toronto’s furious late charge. They made the wild-card game on the last day of the season—but despite being the lower seed in both their wild-card and ALDS matchups (against the Yankees and 100-win Rays, respectively) they dispatched their opponents fairly easily. There are wild-card teams that are unlucky to find themselves in geographical proximity to a titanic powerhouse, and then there are wild-card teams that play like the fourth- or fifth-best team in the league. For most of the year, the Red Sox were the latter.
The Houston Astros may have had some divine intervention during their Game 6 American League Championship Series victory over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. Sister Mary Catherine, a member of the Astros fan club "Rally Nuns" who attend games at Minute Maid Park, threw out the first pitch.
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is moving on from the cheating scandal that rocked his franchise last year. According to Gabe Lacques of USA Today, Crane is no longer focused on the past, as he said the following Friday after Houston beat the Boston Red Sox in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series to advance to the World Series: "We got it pinned on us, we owned it, we took the penalty, and we're past that now."
Notes from watching the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS. The Boston Red Sox have concluded their series with the Houston Astros and now begins the process of dissecting the series. I have my observations and will share a few. The most important is to congratulate the Astros. The record...
The Boston Red Sox’$2 2021 season ended with a thud thanks to their 5-0, Game 6 loss to the Houston Astros in the American League Championship Series. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t leave a powerful legacy behind.
The Astros are heading to their third World Series in the last five years, besting the Red Sox, 5–0, on Friday night to finish the ALCS in six games. The Red Sox had the pitcher they wanted on the mound in Nathan Eovaldi, but the offense they needed never materialized as Houston’s starter, Luis Garcia, pitched 5 2/3 masterful innings, striking out seven against just a single walk and one lonely hit.
Holy Toledo, what a game! The Astros outlasted the boys from Boston in the series to claim the American League pennant.
The 2021 regular season is in the books and the MLB playoffs have finally arrived. On one side, the American
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The Boston Red Sox had a hell of a season, but they couldn’t ride out the miracle for a little bit longer to win an improbable World Series, instead falling 5-0 to the Houston Astros to end the 2021 campaign. We’ll have plenty of thoughts on the season as a whole down the line, but for now here are some scattered thoughts about the elimination loss.
Despite being in the middle of an ALCS battle against the Astros, the Red Sox made a somewhat surprising roster move Thursday afternoon. Outfielder Franchy Cordero, who was acquired in February’s Andrew Benintendi trade, was designated for assignment; pitcher Phillips Valdez was activated from the COVID-19 injured list. The timing...
Earlier this week, a plane crashed at a Texas airport near Houston. It burst into flames. But miraculously, all 21 people passengers and crew members walked away. The passengers were trying to fly to the Houston Astros playoff game against the Boston Red Sox. Instead, they never got much farther than the runway. The plane failed to attain elevation. Pilots hit the brakes and slowed the plane down enough that when it crashed into a fence at the Texas airport, all people could leave the plane.
HOUSTON — Once they got through the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Division Series, it would've been hard to consider the 2021 Red Sox as anything but a success. Sure, expectations change. And to look back at preseason projections and consider anything better than a fourth-place finish a success would've overlooked how well they played for three months early in the season.