Author: Kevin Civiello

American League Wild Card Race (Part 2 of 2)

Name(required) Email(required) Website Message AL Wild Card Race Heats Up as September Commences Let’s look at the AL wild card playoff race (as of 9/4/17). In the previous part of this article I broke down the current situation for the Yankees, Twins, Angels and Mariners. In Part 2,  I’ll analyze Baltimore, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and Texas. Wild Card Teams W L PCT WCGB WCE # L10 STRK NY Yankees 73 63 .537 +2.0 – 5-5 W2 Minnesota 71 65 .522 – – 6-4 L1 Baltimore 70 67 .511 1.5 25 8-2 W1 LA Angels 70 67 .511 1.5...

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American League Wild Card Race (Part 1 of 2)

A Quick Look at the AL WC picture At last, September has arrived. It is the final month of the regular season. September marks that time of year when games begin to develop a playoff-like atmosphere. These games often feature dominant pitching, stellar defense and clutch hitting. tensions rise and fans scoot forward to the edge of their seat as teams tussle for a playoff spot. This year, I think it is safe to say that the fans are getting their moneys worth. The AL Wild card race is about as tightly packed with contenders as seen in recent...

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Red Sox Even Tribe Series with Unanticipated Dominance by Doug Fister

“Oh man,” I muttered to myself as I rolled out of bed Tuesday morning. I could not stop thinking about the tragic loss the Sox suffered Monday night on a Brock Holt throwing error. It was a game the Red Sox certainly could have won as they carried a 4-3 lead into the eighth inning. This was the type of loss a crazed Sox fan such as myself loses sleep over. The flow of irrational thoughts began to surge through my brain as I thought “Oh no, last night’s loss was such a momentum killer. How will we rebound...

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Can Mookie Betts Turn Around His Down Season?

In the second half of the abysmal 2014 season, the Boston Red Sox called up second baseman Markus Lynn “Mookie” Betts. The 21-year old was one of very few bright spots of that forgettable season. The kid raised many eyebrows as he batted .291, drove in 18 runs and stole seven bases in just 52 games. But the Sox already had a quality second baseman in veteran Dustin Pedroia,  a former MVP and Rookie of the Year. Red Sox management had a simple solution to this dilemma.  Move Mookie to the outfield.  The kid had great speed, a strong...

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