J.D. Martinez

J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
October 12, 2018 - 2:31 pm
The lowest moment of J.D. Martinez's career may also have been the most important. On March 22, 2014, the Astros released Martinez at the end of spring training. The once-promising prospect had bottomed out after hitting .250 with seven homers in 2013, and the Astros saw no room for him in a young...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
October 12, 2018 - 2:15 pm
The Red Sox celebrated their ALDS victory over the Yankees to the strains of, "New York, New York," filling the visiting clubhouse in the Bronx. So naturally on Friday, Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez were asked what song they might play if they beat the Astros. Betts deferred to Martinez, a former...
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Ryan Hannable
October 06, 2018 - 1:02 am
What were some of the reasons for the Red Sox' lack of success in the playoffs during recent years? An inability to hit home runs, and also falling behind early in the series. After being signed this offseason, Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez made sure that didn't happen again this year, as his three...
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J.D. Martinez
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Ryan Hannable
October 05, 2018 - 8:02 pm
That was fast. J.D. Martinez wasted no time making an impact in his first playoff series with the Red Sox as the designated hitter hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the first inning to give the home team a quick 3-0 lead over the Yankees. On a 2-0 count, Martinez hit a line shot off a 93.3...
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Aaron Halford
September 28, 2018 - 10:03 am
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts cemented himself among Major League Baseball's best offensive shortstops after setting career highs in home runs and RBIs on Wednesday. While Bogaerts has not received as much attention as Mookie Betts or J.D. Martinez, he has quietly put together one of the best...
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J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
September 26, 2018 - 4:19 pm
Whatever issues plagued the Red Sox offense during a slow stretch between August and September, it's nothing the Orioles can't fix. The milestones came fast and furious for the Red Sox during win No. 107 on Wednesday in the opener to a doubleheader. The Red Sox improved to 16-2 vs. the woeful O's...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
September 26, 2018 - 3:13 pm
J.D. Martinez has provided nothing but fireworks for the Red Sox this year, which makes the following animation perfect. Daren Willman, known for creating the hugely popular Baseball Savant site that provides StatCast data to the masses, posted it on his Twitter feed after Martinez blasted his 42nd...
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Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
September 26, 2018 - 1:34 pm
Right fielder Mookie Betts made some Red Sox history on Wednesday in the opener against the Orioles, and so did shortstop Xander Bogaerts. He stole second in the third inning to become the second member of the Red Sox to join the 30-30 club, joining Jacoby Ellsbury, who turned the trick in 2011...
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John Tomase
September 22, 2018 - 12:51 pm
J.D. Martinez made a hell of a run at the Triple Crown, but in the end, he will be undone not so much by teammate Mookie Betts, but the relentless slugging of Khris Davis in Oakland. Davis blasted a pair of homers in Friday's victory over the Twins, including a walk-off shot to right-center that...
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WEEI
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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