Michael Settipani joined CLNS Radio in July 2015 as a Bruins Beat columnist. Since then, Michael has also joined the Red Sox Beat team, and started the Bruins Beat podcast. In addition, Michael is a sports productions professional, and has held positions at HockeyTech Inc., Entercom Communications and NESN.
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With many big name players injured, the Bruins had their worst loss of the season. Tuukka Rask, David Backes, and Anton Khudobin all out of the lineup as Bruins had to do some line shuffling. Malcolm Subban got his second career NHL start and it did not go well. The Bruins struggled in all three facets of the game tonight.
Tuukka Rask returned to goal and stole this game for the Bruins. Without Bergeron for the third straight game, Bruins leaned on Rask, who delivered. Bruins also used strong play from their first line again to escape Winnipeg with a win.
Without Bergeron, the top line shined as the Bruins win the season opener in Columbus. David Backes, David Pastrnak, and Brad Marchand all has two goals apiece and factored into every goal of the night. Bruins rallied after the first period to get the win and two points.
The Boston Red Sox magical 2016 season comes to an end as the Cleveland Indians take game three and the series at Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz pitched four innings allowing only two runs, but the offense could never come through with a clutch hit. With the Red Sox loss, David Ortiz Red Sox career comes to an end.
The Boston Red Sox (0-1) will take on the Cleveland Indians (1-0) in Game 2 at Progressive Field after losing game 1, 5-4. They will try to avoid heading to Fenway on the verge of elimination and knot the series at one.The Red Sox will send their ace David Price (17-9, 3.99 ERA) to the hill as the Sox look to even the series. The Indians will counter with their ace Corey Kluber (18-9, 3.14 ERA).
With the Red Sox clinching the American League East, they will travel to Cleveland and play the Indians on Thursday for the first round of the MLB Postseason. Rosters are shrunk back down to 25 after September call ups. Here is a look at what the Postseason roster could potentially look like:
The Boston Red Sox (92-65) will look to clinch the American League East title tonight in the second of three against the New York Yankees (81-76). The Yankees ended the Red Sox 11 game win streak last night in the Bronx. Clay Buchholz (8-10, 5.00 ERA) will take the mound for Boston. The Yankees will counter with Bryan Mitchell (1-2, 4.50 ERA
The Boston Red Sox (89-64) will look to keep their winning streak going as they travel to Tropicana Field for a three game set with the Tampa Rays (65-87). The Red Sox have won their last eight games all against AL East opponents. The Red Sox will look to continue that as they send Drew Pomeranz (10-12, 3.40 ERA) to the mound. The Rays will counter with Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05 ERA).
The Boston Red Sox (88-64) will look to sweep their second consecutive four game series and their eighth straight game as they take on the Baltimore Orioles (82-70) in their final game of the season series. The Red Sox have been using clutch homers and pitching in this series and will look for it to continue as they send their ace, David Price (16-8, 3.91 ERA). The Orioles will counter with their ace Chris Tillman (16-6, 3.72 ERA)