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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2018 - 8:45 am
Alex Cora has said throughout the last few days he already has an idea what his postseason bullpen will look like and the final week of the regular season won't necessarily be a tryout. Well, if the Red Sox manager had already executed a leap of faith with the struggling Joe Kelly he must feel a...
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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2018 - 7:46 am
With the Patriots not playing until 8:20 p.m. Sunday, there will be plenty of time to get your pregame football fix. The priority, of course, should be to listen to WEEI throughout the day, starting with the Fantasy Football Hour (8-9 a.m.), followed by NFL Sunday (9 a.m.-1 p.m.). The NFL game on...
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Rob Bradford
September 23, 2018 - 6:56 am
A few days ago it appeared Rafael Devers' postseason existence was going to be of little importance. Eduardo Nunez was back from his knee ailment, playing well and locking down the starting third base spot heading into the playoffs. Devers? He was showing flashes, but with always that one step...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2018 - 6:36 pm
Prior to Saturday night's game against the Indians, Alex Cora was asked about Craig Kimbrel. Why? Because the closer has found himself throwing the ball better than at any other point this season, at just the right time. "Mechanics-wise they found something that was off," Cora told reporters. "It...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2018 - 5:01 pm
The Patriots' Twitter account offered some optimism heading into the Pats' Sunday night game against the Lions. The team's social media platform showed various players boarding the plane for Detroit, among them was offensive tackle Marcus Cannon. The fact that Cannon is making the trip suggests he...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2018 - 4:02 pm
The immediate takeaway from Alex Cora's lineup Saturday was that Mookie Betts is not in it. Another day of rest for the outfielder and his oblique. Andrew Benintendi LF, Ian Kinsler 2B, Rafael Devers 3B, J.D. Martinez RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Mitch Moreland DH, Brock Holt 1B, Blake Swihart C, Jackie...
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John Tomase
September 22, 2018 - 12:51 pm
J.D. Martinez made a hell of a run at the Triple Crown, but in the end, he will be undone not so much by teammate Mookie Betts, but the relentless slugging of Khris Davis in Oakland. Davis blasted a pair of homers in Friday's victory over the Twins, including a walk-off shot to right-center that...
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Alex Reimer
September 21, 2018 - 1:13 pm
It’s been nearly four months since Hanley Ramirez last donned a Red Sox uniform, but he still has love for his Boston teammates. The released slugger tweeted out congratulations to the Red Sox Thursday after they defeated the Yankees and clinched their third straight AL East title. The message was...
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Alex Reimer
September 21, 2018 - 12:50 pm
A Red Sox fan was killed on his way home from Yankee Stadium Wednesday while trying to climb his way onto the top of a train, NBC10 Boston reports . Michael Vigeant, 24, was electrocuted during the act. The car on Metro-North was heading from Yankee Stadium to New Haven, Conn. His brother also...
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Alex Reimer
September 21, 2018 - 11:30 am
It looks like longtime Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley is moving to the digital world. The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn reports Buckley is heading to The Athletic Boston website, citing industry sources. Buck, annoyingly, wouldn’t confirm the news to me in a text message. Perhaps that’s...
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