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Rob Bradford
April 10, 2019 - 9:26 am
Before Tuesday's home opener Alex Cora revealed Chris Sale had been battling an illness in between his first start and his second, potentially explaining some of the velocity issues the lefty experienced in Oakland. Considering the lack of transparency for what seemed like something that should...
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Nick Friar
April 08, 2019 - 9:46 am
Red Sox left-handed pitching prospect Darwinzon Hernandez left an impression in his time at big league spring training, posting a 0.82 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 11 innings. At that point, it appeared the bullpen was the major concern with the 2019 roster. Hernandez offered a heavy, mid-90s...
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Rob Bradford
April 08, 2019 - 7:56 am
The Red Sox will step into Fenway Park for the first time in the 2019 season 4 1/2 games in back of the Tampa Bay Rays and five games under .500. Who would have thought? This is Alex Cora's team's current lot in life, however, sitting at 3-8 heading into Tuesday's home opener. The Sox' run...
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Nick Friar
April 07, 2019 - 9:39 pm
Dustin Pedroia continues to make progress in his return to the bigs and could rejoin the Red Sox as early as Tuesday. The second baseman started the 2019 season with Single-A Greenville after appearing in seven Grapefruit League games. Tuesday’s home opener has been Pedroia’s target date since...
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Rob Bradford
April 07, 2019 - 9:25 pm
These first 11 games have allowed the Red Sox some time for reflection. Heading home for the first time with a 3-8 record will do that. But with their 1-0 win over the Diamondbacks Sunday in tow, Alex Cora and Co. could at least analyze what just happened with a bit more of a clear mind. (For a...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2019 - 8:13 pm
OAKLAND -- It was one of the more pointed postgame media sessions in Alex Cora's tenure as Red Sox manager. Losing was one thing. How the Red Sox did it was what led to Cora's displeasure. The second-year manager doesn't like what he's seeing, with the Red Sox' 7-3 loss serving as the latest...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2019 - 2:36 pm
OAKLAND -- The idea was well before its time. In 2003 the Red Sox tried heading into the season with the notion of not naming one closer but using multiple relievers in high leverage situations. "In 10 years everyone will be doing this," then-Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein said in the book '...
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John Tomase
April 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
Red Sox manager Alex Cora isn't sweating Chris Sale's diminished velocity, not when the results were so otherwise encouraging. Making his weekly appearance on OMF on Wednesday, Cora discussed Sale's performance in Tuesday's 1-0 loss to the A's. Despite sitting at 88-90 mph with his fastball, Sale...
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Rob Bradford
April 02, 2019 - 12:10 pm
OAKLAND -- They knew it was coming. They just didn't know it was coming in this form or fashion. The Red Sox realized there would be a level of adversity they probably didn't experience throughout 2018. Just once did Alex Cora's world championship team lose four of five games, and that happened...
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Rob Bradford
March 31, 2019 - 2:31 pm
SEATTLE -- Dustin Pedroia is inching toward rejoining the Red Sox. But first, he's going to be making a stop in the minor leagues. Pedroia played another successful eight innings in Fort Myers, Fla. Sunday morning, continuing to pave the way for his minor-league rehab assignment. According to Red...
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