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Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

Posted on: September 24, 2011 10:10 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2011 10:12 pm
 
Carl Crawford

By C. Trent Rosecrans

The Rays could catch the Red Sox as soon as Sunday following Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Blue Jays and the Red Sox's 9-1 loss to the Yankees. Tampa Bay trails Boston by just 1.5 games after Saturday's games.

Wade Davis takes the hill for Tampa Bay against Brett Cecil, while the Red Sox send Tim Wakefield and John Lackey to the mound for their doubleheader in New York against A.J. Burnett and Ivan Nova. A Rays win and a Yankees sweep would tie the teams in the wild card standings with just three games remaining.

If you're a Red Sox fan, it looks like now's the time to get nervous (if you weren't already).

Here's what's left for both teams:

Boston Red Sox
88-69
Remaining schedule: 2 @ NYY, 3 @BAL
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 88.4 percent

Tampa Bay Rays
87-71, 1.5 GB
Remaining schedule: 1 v. TOR, 3 v. NYY
Coolstandings.com expectancy of wild card: 10 percent

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 7:55 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

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Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

These "St. Petersburg" Rays are pissing me off.

Boston...are you back to your old ways?



Since: Aug 6, 2008
Posted on: September 25, 2011 4:30 pm
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

This a lafer, Boston gets blown out of the playoffs by the Yanks in one of the last series of the season. Well, they entered losing, and now they leave the season losing.  The Yanks can roll over for the Rays now.



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 11:49 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

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Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: September 25, 2011 11:41 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

Wow! take it E-Z I live in Hillsborough Co. and realize that they play in Pinellas Co.(St.Pete) but most people R confused since their name does include the word TAMPA in it. While U R technically correct, they do play in Tampa BAY. Not that big a deal. 



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 10:12 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

Yes... the anus is definately on the Rays to win.....



Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:31 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

You mentioned that AJ was pitching for NY as if that was a loss. He has pitched okay recently. Did you see the corpses being drug out to the bump for Bawstun today? Sheesh!



Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: September 25, 2011 8:03 am
 

Playoff race: Rays could catch Boston on Sunday

It's difficult to win both games of a double-header and for the Yankees they now have nothing to play for other than trying to spoil their biggest rivals' season... not to mention having to start AJ in the 1st game...

I think they split the 2 games leaving the onus on the Rays to win, today, to make the deficit one game and to keep pressure on the Red Sox through the last series of the year...


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