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Rob Bradford
September 26, 2017 - 10:00 pm
This was supposed to be the fail-safe. The no-doubter. The gateway to Wednesday's potential champagne showers. Instead the Red Sox are sitting with the kind of uncertainty a team with a Magic Number of three with five games to play should have. And a big part of that uneasiness can be traced back...
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Rob Bradford
September 26, 2017 - 3:20 pm
This wasn't the lineup the Red Sox most likely wanted to be chasing the pennant with. For the third time in the last four games, Dustin Pedroia remains out of the batting order with his ailing right knee. Joining him on the bench to start the game against the Blue Jays will be Mookie Betts, who...
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Rob Bradford
September 26, 2017 - 12:05 am
Perhaps it's silly to surface such a concern that this team might be running on fumes heading into the postseason. Prior to Monday night, after all, the Red Sox had won six in a row, and 14 of their last 17. They owned a commanding five-game lead over the Yankees, with the Magic Number sitting at...
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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2017 - 11:19 pm
The Red Sox are banged up across the board, but a significant Mookie Betts injury would take their concerns to another level. After having to miss time with a banged up right thumb last week, Betts was sidelined again Monday night, this time with discomfort in his left wrist. The Red Sox right...
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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2017 - 8:13 pm
File this under bad timing for the Red Sox. Drew Pomeranz turned in his worst start of the season Monday night, lasting just two-plus innings against the Blue Jays. The Red Sox' lefty allowed five runs -- one in the first inning and four in the second -- before exiting with one on and nobody out in...
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Rob Bradford
September 06, 2017 - 10:07 pm
Doug Fister, staff ace. OK, so maybe it would be unfair to leap-frog Chris Sale when it comes to identifying the Red Sox' most important starter, but if you're talking about the pitcher who has done the most for John Farrell's club, Fister is in the conversation. That notion was only cemented with...
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Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
September 06, 2017 - 1:20 am
Their reputation battered by the embarrassment of signing-stealing allegations earlier in the day, the Red Sox took the field on Tuesday night looking to put a more troubling story to bed. It took a while. A loooong while. But they eventually delivered. The last-place Blue Jays shut them out for...
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Rick Porcello
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John Tomase
September 04, 2017 - 10:05 pm
We all expected Rick Porcello to take a step back after 22 wins and a Cy Young Award. But did anyone see this coming? On Monday night, Porcello honored American workers by delivering 5 1/3 laborious innings vs. the Blue Jays. He allowed 10 hits, including three that haven't yet landed, and seven...
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John Tomase
September 04, 2017 - 5:33 pm
The Blue Jays have been the cure for what ails the Red Sox all season, which makes the three-game series that starts on Monday night so fortuitous. The Red Sox just lost three of four to the Yankees after sweeping a three-game series in Toronto. The Sox are 10-3 vs. the Jays this year, and have...
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Rob Bradford
August 30, 2017 - 10:06 pm
TORONTO -- Rick Porcello, Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland. They were all supposed to be fairly important pieces of the Red Sox' 2017 puzzle. Wednesday night they finally became perfect fits. For much of this season, things haven't gone quite as planned for the trio. Porcello struggled mightily...
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