Likely? Well, no, unless their offensive success can somehow inspire Josh Beckett and Jon Lester to pitch like Josh Beckett and Jon Lester. Unless and until that happens, the 2012 Red Sox have exactly a zero percent chance of making the postseason in any capacity.
But possible? Even the most ardent Red Sox doubter would have to channel his inner Lloyd Christmas and proclaim there’s at least a chance.
ROCHE: The Valentine Mess
A glimpse into what could have been this season has been provided by Jacoby Ellsbury and Crawford the past two nights, when the duo atop the Sox’ lineup has combined to go 9-for-18 (.500) with five doubles, six RBIs and eight runs scored "
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Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford each doubled twice and Adrian Gonzalez once as the Red Sox increased their major league high to 248 doubles, 35 more than the second-place New York Mets. And Crawford and Gonzalez drove in three runs each.Read more
Ellsbury doubled to left, sending Aviles to third. Crawford grounded to short, scoring Aviles. Pedroia singled to right, sending Ellsbury to third. Gonzalez singled to center, scoring Ellsbury, sending Pedroia to second. Ross popped to third ...Read more
Crawford had an run-scoring grounder after Mike Aviles singled and Ellsbury doubled. Gonzalez followed with an RBI single.</p><p>Minnesota cut it to 2-1 in the fifth on ... Gonzalez finished with three RBIs. Carl Crawford added three singles, an RBI ...Read more