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Rob Bradford
September 29, 2019 - 12:49 am
Eduardo Rodriguez has graduated. That much became evident when sitting in the dugout with Rick Porcello in Texas last week. “I was talking to Porc on the bench. He was one of the guys who would tell me, ‘You have to throw 30-plus starts, 200 innings. Thirty-plus starts, 200 innings.’ He would say...
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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2019 - 1:24 am
ARLINGTON, Texas -- In many respects, this one had all the makings of that sort of meaningless Game No. 157 that suggests everyone is counting the minutes toward Sunday's final pitch. Two teams with no hopes of playing beyond September, trudging through a 90-degree Texas night while avoiding pulled...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2019 - 6:41 am
Mitch Moreland summed up the stark reality of what most likely awaits. “The way free agency has become it’s not fun anymore,” the Red Sox first baseman said. It’s hard to argue. It’s the reason you’re seeing the trend of elite players signing contract extensions come back into vogue, with others...
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Rob Bradford
September 19, 2019 - 11:56 pm
Eduardo Rodriguez deserves this recognition. In a season that has had to be highlighted by individual accomplishments, the Red Sox' starter has had his fair share with his six-inning gem Thursday (run, two hits, 10 strikeouts) serving as the latest example. (For a recap of the Red Sox' win, click...
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Amin Touri
July 05, 2019 - 9:31 pm
Looking to return some consistency to a starting rotation lacking it top to bottom, Eduardo Rodriguez came out and threw five solid innings in Detroit on Friday to help the Red Sox maintain an early lead. In a rain-shortened outing, as storms rolled through southern Michigan late Friday evening,...
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Rob Bradford
June 20, 2019 - 3:28 am
MINNEAPOLIS -- The numbers weren't mind-blowing. Seven innings. Four runs. Eight hits. Make no mistake about it, the results turned in by Eduardo Rodriguez Wednesday night were solid, particularly considering it was against the best offensive team in the majors. But the takeaway from the Red Sox' 9...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2019 - 5:09 pm
The biggest news that came out of the Red Sox' win over the Tigers Wednesday night was how Eduardo Rodriguez learned his new and improved slider. That was because of who taught the Sox starter his new pitch, second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Meeting with the media prior to Thursday's series finale...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2019 - 12:23 am
Alex Cora noticed the difference: Eduardo Rodriguez was throwing a whole lot of sliders. "He’s good. We know the stuff, everybody knows it. Velocity, location, the change-up. He actually threw a lot of sliders early in the game," said the Red Sox manager after his team's 11-4 win over the Tigers. "...
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Ryan Hannable
April 12, 2019 - 10:05 pm
The first 13 games of the 2019 Red Sox season didn’t exactly go great. They were only 4-9 -- their worst start to a year since 2011 -- and didn’t once win back-to-back games. Also, their starting pitchers didn’t have a single win and only had one quality start. But, things have appeared to change,...
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Rob Bradford
April 04, 2019 - 6:53 pm
OAKLAND -- Whether they will admit it or not, this has to be maddening for the Red Sox. It's one thing to lose six of their first eight games out of the chute, but when the latest defeat is a product of another Eduardo Rodriguez head-scratcher it only adds to the frustration. Welcome to Thursday. (...
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