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Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Through 17 games, the Red Sox are 6-11 and haven't won any of their five series' so far. Even following a bad 8-1 loss to the Orioles on Marathon Monday where the team only had four hits, manager Alex Cora isn't worried. "It doesn’t concern me. It’s just a bad start," he said. "We’ve shown flashes...
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Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2019 - 10:17 am
Monday is a whacky day at Fenway Park with the 11 a.m. start for the annual Marathon Monday game and also because of the Red Sox lineup. A change has Christian Vazquez playing second base and Steve Pearce playing left field. Dustin Pedroia originally was at second base, but the change now has him...
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Rob Bradford
April 12, 2019 - 2:24 am
As Xander Bogaerts left the clubhouse Thursday night he was asked if he witnessed the drone hovering over Fenway Park in the ninth inning of what would be a 7-6 Red Sox win over the Blue Jays. "Yeah, that was crazy," Bogaerts said. "That was one of ours?" Nope. In fact, nobody knew who the...
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Rob Bradford
April 11, 2019 - 5:09 pm
The Red Sox went the entire 2018 season with a single team meeting, that was until after Game 3 of the World Series. That one, of course, ended with Nathan Eovaldi getting a standing ovation. It was an approach that certainly wasn't the norm for a Major League Baseball team, a reality the players...
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Ryan Hannable
April 11, 2019 - 3:27 pm
Things are not off to a great start for the Red Sox this season, as they are 3-9 and do not look even close to the same team as last year when they won the World Series despite having virtually the same roster. But, appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Thursday, manager Alex Cora didn't...
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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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