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2007 Saves per Inning Pitched

Every year, I run a feature here at Fire Brand called Saves per Inning Pitched (SIP). It’s a little statistic I made up that in the general scheme of things, probably means nothing. But I like doing it because it tells me what teams utilize their closer as a true closer or a relief ace. […]

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"You never leave Boston without a homerun"

Manny Ramirez. What can be said? Manny was working on a fourth straight 150+ games played in a season when his year was derailed last year, and he ended up with a .321/.439/.619 line. This year, he got off to yet another Manny

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Walk-off shot for Ramirez gives Sox 2-0 series lead

Manny Ramirez made the Los Angeles Angels pay the second time around. Intentionally walking David Ortiz to get to Ramirez for the second time on the night, Ramirez, tagged a Mass Pike shot over the Green Monster on a 1-0 fastball with two outs from Francisco Rodgriguez for his first walk-off homerun since 1996 against […]

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2007 Division Series Know Thy Enemy: LA Angels vs. Red Sox

Last year, the experience was shattered by an August collapse. In 2005, the postseason was washed away in the blink of an eye. The magical postseasons of 2004 and 2003 will never be forgotten, and we all sincerely hope 2007 adds its name to that cherished list. The Red Sox gained home field advantage throughout […]

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Four game lead with 3-1 loss

Joe Saunders pitched 7 2/3 innings earning his seventh victory of the season in the 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox who saw their lead slip over the New York Yankees to four games. Boston’s offense who have been compiling comebacks almost with ease lately were completely stymied only scoring one run on a […]

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Sox split series losing night cap 7-5

At this rate Eric Gagne may cause someone in Red Sox Nation to have a heart attack. For the third time this season as a member of the Boston Red Sox pitching staff, Eric Gagne, blew another game that Boston had the lead after eight innings. Boston missed a chance at taking both games of […]

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A night of unlikely's

A rare homerun by Maicer Izturis, coupled with an ejection of Manny Ramirez, and some questionable calls lead to a 4-2 loss for the Boston Red Sox (68-44). After walking David Ortiz in the top of the ninth inning Francisco Rodriguez was not facing Ramirez, but Brandon Moss who was substituted in for Ramirez after […]

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The Wily Mo Dilemma

Last week, I profiled the bench that the Red Sox had and concluded that the Red Sox have the best bench entering the season. However, while profiling the bench, I wrote about Wily Mo and his chances in Boston: A nice debut season for Boston (.301/.349/.489 in 276 AB) showed off his true potential, but […]

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