6:41 AM EDT, Fri October 20, 2017

Series Summary

Final 1-3
Thu 9/28 2 vs 12
Fri 9/29 2 vs 3
Sat 9/30 6 vs 3
Thu 10/05 2 @ 8
Washington Times Oct 5, 2017

Red Sox DH Nunez carried off field in ALDS with knee injury

HOUSTON (AP) - Boston Red Sox designated hitter Eduardo Nunez has been carried off the field in the first inning of Thursday's American League Division Series game against the Houston Astros with a right knee injury. Nunez pulled up running to first base on a groundout in the first inning ...
Larry Brown Sports Oct 5, 2017

Eduardo Nunez carried off field after hurting leg in playoff game

The Boston Red Sox lost a key contributor in the first inning of their playoff series against the Houston Astros on Thursday. DH Eduardo Nunez grounded out as the second batter of Game 1 of the ALDS. He began hobbling almost immediately after he broke out of the box and was clearly feeling something wrong...Read More
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
Red Sox at Astros lineup: Sale/Verlander kicks the postseason off right

Red Sox at Astros lineup: Sale/Verlander kicks the postseason off right

A marquee ALDS matchup begins Boston’s World Series run. It’s here. The Red Sox are finally playing playoff baseball, and they’re kicking off the postseason in style. Ace Chris Sale takes the mound in Houston this afternoon for game one of the American League Division Series at 4 p.m. EDT against former Tiger and American League MVP Justin Verlander, and it ought to be electric. We are, of course intimately familiar with both the Astros — against whom we ended the season — and Verlander, who has tormented the Sox for a decade (and vice-versa) and who believes he should have won...
Red Reporter Oct 5, 2017
For whom to root - American League Edition

For whom to root - American League Edition

Let’s look at the American League, the dumb league Yesterday, I ran you through the National League competitors in this year’s edition of baseball’s postseason. Today, we can took a look at the Junior Circuit. Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros Game 1 today at 4pm EDT Do you remember when the Red Sox were the lovable losers, the Daffy Duck to the Yankees’ Bugs Bunny, the Paraguay to the Yankees’ Argentina? Yeah, me neither. This franchise has won three Worlds Series in the last 13 years. Also, the Patriots have won 14 Super Bowls in that time, the Celtics won a championship, and the...
Washington Times Oct 5, 2017

Astros leave veteran pitchers off ALDS roster, Sox use Nunez

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox have set their rosters for their AL Division Series beginning Thursday, with the Astros leaving off three veteran pitchers and the Red Sox including infielder Eduardo Nunez. Both teams are carrying 11 pitchers and 14 position players on their rosters. ...
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
The Red Sox need to run wild against the Astros

The Red Sox need to run wild against the Astros

They need to keep the pressure on. We’re just a few hours away from the first pitch of the Red Sox-Astros ALDS. I can only speak for myself, but my anxiety and anticipation is through the roof right now. I am beyond ready for this series to start. As we continue to wait, we’ve all been thinking about and discussing the keys for the Red Sox to pull off an upset against this extremely talented Houston team. A lot of that has been focused on the pitching. Boston needs Chris Sale to pitch like the ace we all know he is. They need Craig Kimbrel to be as dominant as he was during the regular...
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
Red Sox announce roster for ALDS against Astros

Red Sox announce roster for ALDS against Astros

There is a surprise or two The Red Sox waited until the final possible moment to announce their 25-man roster for the ALDS against the Astros, and it’s mostly as we expected. As I wrote earlier in the week, there were at least 20 locks to make the cut. That left about five spots up for grabs, and they mostly went as expected. There is at least one notable exclusion, and the implications of that exclusion is probably more important than the exclusion itself. Before we get to that, though, here’s a look at the group in its entirety. Red Sox 2017 ALDS Roster:...
Sports Illustrated Oct 5, 2017

Red Sox ALDS Roster, Projected Lineup, Pitching Matchup vs. Astros

Chris Sale headlines a Red Sox pitching staff that has dominated all season.
ESPN Oct 5, 2017

Follow live: Red Sox, Astros meet in ALDS

Follow live: Red Sox, Astros meet in ALDS
Sports Illustrated Oct 5, 2017

How to Watch Red Sox vs. Astros: ALDS Game 1 Live Stream, Game Time, TV Channel

How to watch Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros.
Sports Illustrated Oct 5, 2017

Astros ALDS Roster, Pitching Rotation, Projected Game 1 Lineup vs. Red Sox

See the full roster for the Astros' ALDS roster against the Red Sox.
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
Red Sox-Astros ALDS: A position-by-position breakdown

Red Sox-Astros ALDS: A position-by-position breakdown

Who has the edge at each spot? The Red Sox and Astros kick off their series on Thursday. Throughout the week, we’ve looked at various portions of Houston’s roster as we get to know our opponent. Now, it’s time to see how the Red Sox stack up. Today, we’ll go position-by-position and see who has the edge at each starting spot. It should be noted that, as I write this, rosters have still not been announced. There may also be some overlap at some positions. Let’s get started Catcher Christian Vazquez/Sandy Leon vs. Brian McCann/Evan Gattis/Juan Centeno Catcher is a really interesting...
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
Winning Game One is crucial for the Red Sox

Winning Game One is crucial for the Red Sox

Recent history says it’s very important. The Red Sox and the Astros kick off their ALDS on Thursday, and this is the day we’ve been waiting for over the last week or so. More accurately, we’ve been waiting for this since last October when the Red Sox were sent out of the ALDS. The same core is back, minus David Ortiz and plus Chris Sale, and they have the talent to reverse last season’s result even as they play a team in Houston that is supremely talented in their own right. With the ALDS being a five-game series, every game is that much more important than a seven-game series. This...
Over the Monster Oct 5, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Carson Smith, Dustin Pedroia

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Carson Smith, Dustin Pedroia

Today’s links look at the importance of Boston’s bullpen, Craig Kimbrel’s usage and potential new jobs for Gary DiSarcina. If the Red Sox are going to beat the Astros in this ALDS, they will likely have to rely on their bullpen. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Carson Smith should be a part of that bullpen (though nothing is official yet), and he is extremely ready to get started. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) In more bullpen news, John Farrell isn’t tying Craig Kimbrel to the ninth. (John Tomase; WEEI) Chris Sale seems pretty ready to get things going. (Christopher Smith;...

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