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Houston Astros Jerseys December in exchange

December 16, 2017 by wholesaleworldus  

Promising season ends with bitter taste for Boston Red Sox It was a season that started out with so much promise — and even higher expectations. Acquiring left-hander Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox in Houston Astros Jerseys December in exchange for four prospects was supposed to deliver the ultimate prize to the Boston Red Sox. Adding the perennial Cy Young Award top-six finisher to David Price, the 2012 American League Cy Young winner, and Rick Porcello, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, would give New York Yankees jerseys the Red Sox a big three at the top of their rotation unlike many others in baseball. Combine that with a solid bullpen, anchored by closer Craig Kimbrel, one of the best at his job, and an offense that might not be as Los Angeles Dodgers jerseys potent as 2016 but would still be productive, and the Red Sox would be nearly impossible to beat. That was the plan, but plans don’t always turn out the way they’re engineered. Porcello had a dismal season, finishing 11-17, leading the majors in losses and with the most homers allowed, 38. Price missed 93 games to two stints on the disabled list and ended the season working out of the bullpen (where he performed admirably, including his brilliant performance in Boston’s Game 3 American League Division Series win over the Chicago Cubs Jerseys Houston Astros). And Sale — who was the leading Cy Young candidate for much of the year — faltered late in the season. Boston’s flaws showed up in their 5-4 Game 4 ALDS loss to the Astros on Monday afternoon at Fenway Park. Manager John Farrell was gone in the second inning of Game 4, ejected by home plate umpire Mark Wegner while protecting Dustin Pedroia from a similar fate after arguing a called third strike. Sale entered in relief in the fourth and was excellent — until he wasn’t, giving up a game-tying homer to Alex Bregman to lead off the eighth. Kimbrel replaced him later in the inning and allowing an inherited runner to score, before giving up another run in the ninth, which ended up being the difference in the game. Now the Red Sox head home for the winter, left to speculate on what they could have done differently. It’s a familiar situation for them. Houston Astros Jerseys Winning the AL East two consecutive seasons — and finishing with the same record both years — they were bounced from the postseason in the first round both times, swept by the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS last season. Farrell will have a lot of questions to answer, including what the team needs to get over its postseason hump — and if he is the manager who can lead them in that direction. “Personally, yes, I feel confident in that,” Farrell said. “I know that we have got opportunity to assess where we are as a team. I can't begin to talk about what the offseason plans are and what the changes may be realized, but still there's a lot of good things that are going on here. If you want to know more about 2017 world baseball information, see http://www.2017worldbaseballjersey.us, you can get it!