Series Recap: Red Sox @ Orioles, 5/30-6/2

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles
With a 2-2 split against the rival Baltimore Orioles, the Red Sox displayed every theme from the season so far.  We saw impressive pitching from unlikely sources, catastrophic pitching from seasoned veterans, and insane hitting on both ends.  While much of the series was disappointing and frustrating to watch, Mookie Betts and Steven Wright stood out with star performances-hopefully keeping both on track for All Star selections. Continue reading

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2016 MLB Preview Part I: The American League

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Arizona Diamondbacks
It’s been nearly half a year, but on Sunday meaningful baseball games will finally be played once again when the Cardinals, Pirates, Cubs, Angels, Jays, Rays, Mets, and Royals kick off the MLB season. CAN YOU FEEL THE EXCITEMENT? There’s nothing quite like Opening Day, the only day (or, I guess two days now) where every team is 0-0 and, theoretically, has an equal shot at winning the World Series. It’s the most unpredictable point in the season for baseball fans. The good news is, I’ve taken the liberty of figuring out exactly what’s going to happen over the next seven months. You’re welcome America. Warning, heavy spoilers for the 2016 season to follow. Note: an asterisk (*) denotes a playoff team.

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