J.D. Martinez

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John Tomase
August 10, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Mookie Betts may deny J.D. Martinez the American League triple crown, but that doesn't mean he can stop him from joining a select group of hitters. If the season ended today, Martinez would lead the league in homers (35) and RBIs (99) and finish second to Betts in batting (.331). Since 1970, the...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 1:13 pm
TORONTO -- Life has been full of the unexpected when it comes to J.D. Martinez. Ask a teammate if Martinez is better than they thought and you'll get a shockingly honest answer. "Definitely," said Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland. "I knew he was a great player and a great hitter, but the stuff...
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Rob Bradford
August 08, 2018 - 1:27 am
TORONTO -- It probably seemed like the right thing to do, let Ryan Tepera pitch to J.D. Martinez with two outs, runners on first and third and the Blue Jays clinging to a one-run lead over the Red Sox in the eighth inning Tuesday night. Tepera had faced Martinez four times, retiring the righty...
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Rob Bradford
August 07, 2018 - 10:38 pm
TORONTO -- Remember last year, when the Red Sox' strategy to score runs was based on grit, guile and a little bit of good fortune? Forget that. Down in the eighth inning? Let J.D. Martinez blast a three-run homer to give the Red Sox a late-inning lead against the Blue Jays. Craig Kimbrel blown save...
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John Tomase
August 02, 2018 - 11:00 pm
Steve Pearce had himself a night. So did the rest of the Red Sox offense. Sending a message to the Yankees in the first game of a showdown series at Fenway Park, the Red Sox blew the doors off their rivals in a 15-7 victory that included three homers from Pearce to lead a 19-hit attack. Trailing 4-...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 7:56 pm
By now we know how J.D. Martinez does things. He studies. He talks. He takes notes. And he hits home runs. Meet the person who had a huge impact on what we're witnessing these days: Torii Hunter. "It’s insane. It’s insane what he does with his bat," said Hunter, who is town as part of the Twins'...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 5:07 pm
J.D. Martinez raised a lot of eyebrows when responding the question after the All-Star Game regarding a willingness to restructure his contract to eliminate the current opt-outs after his second and third seasons in Boston. Such a maneuver would allow for more of a structured commitment to stay...
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Krystle Boyajian
July 26, 2018 - 12:57 pm
Less than a week after Cleveland's Jose Ramirez took the lead in the MLB home run race and became the first player to hit 30 this year, J.D. Martinez struck back. Not once, but twice in one game. In the first inning against the Orioles on Tuesday night, Martinez hit his 30th homer of the season...
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Rob Bradford
July 24, 2018 - 7:26 pm
BALTIMORE -- J.D. Martinez's post-All-Star break home run drought is over. The Red Sox designated hitter notched his 30th homer of the year in the first inning Tuesday night against Orioles starter Yefry Ramirez, clearing the right-field wall. It was Martinez's 11 homer on the road and gave the...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 11:12 am
After a day in which he was forced to the bench due to "general soreness," J.D. Martinez returns to the Red Sox lineup in the series finale against the Tigers. Here is the Red Sox batting order against Blaine Hardy, with Chris Sale on the mound for the visitors: Mookie Betts RF Andrew Benintendi LF...
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