J.D. Martinez

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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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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