J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez hits 20th home run
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Krystle Boyajian
June 06, 2018 - 3:01 pm
J.D. Martinez continues to amaze fans at the plate. On Tuesday night, the slugger blasted his league-leading 20th homer of the year. The drive to left-center field came off the bat at 108.2 mph and went an estimated 431 feet before striking a light tower above the Green Monster. The two-run homer...
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Alex Reimer
June 06, 2018 - 11:18 am
Few anecdotes represent the futility of free agency more than the list of players the Red Sox have signed to big money deals in recent years: David Price, Adrian Gonzalez (signed extension shortly after being traded to Boston), Carl Crawford, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Rick Porcello (signed...
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John Tomase
June 05, 2018 - 10:19 pm
Red Sox manager Alex Cora practically rolled his eyes at the question before Tuesday's game against the Tigers: Did Steven Wright's prior struggles in wet conditions concern him on a drizzly night? "No," Cora said with a dismissive wave. "He came in relief on a day like this and he did well. He...
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Rob Bradford
June 01, 2018 - 10:47 pm
HOUSTON -- When Frank Thomas opened the door to a conversation regarding how J.D. Martinez ranked compared to the world of big league hitters a few weeks ago, the Red Sox slugger jumped right in. "To me, baseball has their guys and they're going to advertise them," Martinez said. "If you're not one...
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Connor Donahue
May 30, 2018 - 7:59 pm
Voting for the 89th All-Star game gets underway this Friday and the Red Sox hope to be sending a bevy of players down to Washington D.C. come mid-July. The voting format will be the same as usual. Fans can vote a total of 35 times with a limit of five ballots in a 24-hour span. Once again,...
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Ryan Hannable
May 30, 2018 - 3:59 pm
J.D. Martinez is really good. After Eduardo Rodriguez allowed two runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game at two, in the bottom half of the frame Xander Bogaerts tried a bunt to move Andrew Benintendi up to second base, but ended up by popping up to the catcher. J.D. Martinez was the next...
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Rob Bradford
May 20, 2018 - 4:31 pm
J.D. Martinez had a point Saturday when talking about where Major League Baseball directs its promotion. "Me and Goldy (Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt) used to laugh about it in Arizona because whenever somebody would do something good, MLB would blow it up," Martinez told WEEI.com. "They would put it...
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Rob Bradford
May 19, 2018 - 6:58 pm
It would have been easy for J.D. Martinez to downplay Frank Thomas' statement, proclaiming the Red Sox' slugger has been the best hitter in baseball since 2017. Martinez knows how high the bar is, how early it is in the season, and how many hitters could enter into the conversation. But the...
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Alex Reimer
May 18, 2018 - 10:34 am
Good things happen to those who wait. The Red Sox didn’t sign J.D. Martinez until late February, nearly two and a half months after the Yankees had acquired Giancarlo Stanton. So far, the Red Sox got the better slugger for potentially $133 million less. Martinez blasted another home run Thursday in...
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Ryan Hannable
May 18, 2018 - 12:13 am
There’s no question, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are the two best hitters on the Red Sox and have both been on tears of late, but someone else is quietly in the midst of a strong run as well. Xander Bogaerts. The shortstop hit his second home run in as many nights on Thursday in the Red Sox’ 6-2...
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