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Rob Bradford
May 11, 2018 - 11:43 pm
Chris Sale was too good Friday night to be mourning a Red Sox loss. He was historically good, that's how good. We're talking a career-high 15 strikeouts and no walks over nine innings. But, alas, Sale walked away with no chance to claim a win. The last time such an occurence took place in Major...
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Rob Bradford
May 11, 2018 - 3:49 pm
For the third straight game, the Red Sox starting lineup will be without Jackie Bradley Jr. With righty Aaron Sanchez on the mound for the Blue Jays, Mitch Moreland gets another start in the Red Sox' series opener against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre Friday night, putting J.D. Martinez back in...
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Rob Bradford
April 27, 2018 - 12:47 am
TORONTO -- Through 24 games, Alex Cora has a whole lot more hits than misses. When you've managed a team that has won all but one series through a month of the season, that's pretty obvious. Thursday night, he connected again. For starters, the result of the moment in question worked out. That came...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2018 - 1:36 am
TORONTO -- It would have been easy for J.D. Martinez to say he's never played with anybody like Mookie Betts. Not many have. Betts is among the most electric talents in Major League Baseball, serving as perhaps the best offensive-defensive combination in the game today. It's not hyperbole. It's...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2018 - 11:46 pm
TORONTO -- The important takeaway from the Blue Jays' 4-3, 10-inning, walk-off win over the Red Sox Tuesday night wasn't so much the one pitch Craig Kimbrel offered up to Curtis Granderson that sailed into the second deck over the right field fence. Kimbrel got behind to a hitter who was previously...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2018 - 11:07 pm
TORONTO -- Welcome to third base coaching with the Red Sox, Carlos Febles. Febles got his first taste of real controversy Tuesday night, executing the time-honored tradition of meeting with the media after sending a runner at a perceived ill-advised time. (Third base coaches don't hold media...
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Rob Bradford
March 15, 2018 - 9:45 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Never has a Grapefruit League debut meant so much. OK, perhaps it's a bit of hyperbole, but there absolutely was some extra emphasis put on David Price's start Thursday against the Blue Jays at JetBlue Park. That's how important he is to this Red Sox team. What we witnessed in...
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Rob Bradford
September 27, 2017 - 10:08 pm
When Rick Porcello allowed three runs in the first inning, the groans and head-shaking weren't difficult to uncover. Without Mookie Betts or Eduardo Nunez in the lineup, and a batting order primarily made up of hitters who had little to no success against Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada, an...
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Rob Bradford
September 27, 2017 - 5:05 pm
Prior to the Red Sox' game with the Blue Jays Wednesday night, Dustin Pedroia emerged at his locker. Having played just once in the last four games, a throng of reporters wanted to talk to the second baseman about his ailing right knee. So, the obvious question was asked. "How are you feeling?" "I...
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Rob Bradford
September 26, 2017 - 11:51 pm
The final number -- 17 losses -- will be a nightmare Rick Porcello will desperately want to forget. Well, here's his big chance to start erasing some of 2017. Porcello is on the mound Wednesday with a ton riding on his results. It would be easy to suggest that this start against the Blue Jays is...
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