According to Sports Illustrated, Boston Red Sox is in the middle of an epic potential collapse
the Rays took three of four over the weekend and then Boston dropped the opener of a Monday doubleheader against the Orioles -- all at Fenway Park -- to see its wild-card lead trimmed to 1 ½ games? Mass hysteria? Total bedlam?
No team has blown a nine-game lead in September and missed the playoffs, but the Red Sox will be the first if they're not able to fend off the Rays over the final 10 games of the season. Boston found itself in this position by going 6-12 against the Rays this season, including six losses in seven games over the past 10 days.
In the National League side I ATL Braves were up 8.5 games on September 1 on The Cardinals and 9.5 games on SF Giants but now its down to 3.5 vs STL and 4 vs Giants (next 3 of their games at LA)
The division races are pretty much over...Yankees with the AL East, Rangers with the AL West, Detroit with AL Central
National League...Arizona with the NL West, Brewers with the NL Central and Phillies with the NL East
Also...Mariano Rivera now has the All time saves leader 602
Edited by MDI, October 27, 2011 - 09:07 PM.