J.D. Martinez

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September 14, 2018 - 11:50 am
Would Fenway Park's vast right field hurt J.D. Martinez and his opposite-field power? Nope. We got another reminder of that in the second inning Thursday night, when the Red Sox slugger took a Sam Gaviglio breaking ball down-and-away and drove it into the right-field bullpen for his 41st home run...
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Rob Bradford
September 13, 2018 - 7:39 am
Go back to the last time the Red Sox won 100 games and it's not that difficult to identify the key contributor. Starting pitchers Boo Ferriss and Tex Hughson certainly did their part, but it was Ted Williams who was the straw that stirred that 1946 drink. Things aren't quite as simple these days...
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Rob Bradford
September 10, 2018 - 9:47 am
After his pivotal three-run blast Sunday night, J.D. Martinez has 40 home runs. What does it mean to him? "Nothing. Forty. I don't care," he said after the Red Sox' 6-5 walk-off win over the Astros. "I mean, honestly, I don't look at all that stuff. I'm just worried about the little things and just...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
September 03, 2018 - 10:38 am
One was drafted as a second baseman but considered too small ever to hit for power in the big leagues. Maybe he'd find the gaps, steal some bases, and carve out a steady career. The other lasted until the 20th round in 2009, got cut five years later, and even after blossoming into an All-Star...
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August 31, 2018 - 11:01 am
Each week, WEEI and MelroseWakefield Cardiovascular Center will ask you to vote on the Boston player who is the heart & soul of the team. This could be a pitcher digging deep for clutch outs late in the game, or perhaps a fielder making outstanding defensive plays, a hitter carrying the team on...
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WEEI
August 31, 2018 - 10:31 am
When you're J.D. Martinez, going nine games without a home run qualifies as something of a drought, even though he was still getting on base plenty over the last week and a half. No worries. The Red Sox slugger ended his mini power shortage in the ninth inning Thursday night when he blasted a two-...
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Rob Bradford
August 28, 2018 - 8:02 pm
At about 5:30 p.m. J.D. Martinez emerged from the tunnel leading to the Red Sox' dugout. It wasn't part of his usual routine, but circumstances dictated a slight change in course Tuesday. Martinez met with the media for just under five minutes to address the controversial Instagram post from 2013...
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Rob Bradford
August 28, 2018 - 4:53 pm
The recent surfacing of J.D. Martinez's 2013 Instagram post using Adolf Hiter to get his a gun control message across may have started the conversation, but, according to Alex Cora, the topic of had already been on the Red Sox' radar. "A month ago we mentioned it to the players," Cora said prior to...
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Alex Reimer
August 28, 2018 - 12:24 pm
J.D. Martinez has learned a valuable lesson this week. When making a political point, it’s best to leave Adolf Hitler and the Nazis out of it. The Red Sox slugger is being criticized for an Instagram photo he posted in 2013 of Hitler giving a Nazi salute next to the text, “To conquer a nation,...
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John Tomase
August 26, 2018 - 9:23 am
Triple Crown anyone? Lost in the malaise of a 5-1 loss to the Rays on Saturday night -- the fifth in seven games for the Red Sox -- was J.D. Martinez's 2-for-4 performance. Combined with an 0-for-4 from teammate Mookie Betts, Martinez leapfrogged his fellow MVP candidate to claim the American...
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