Joe Kelly

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
September 14, 2018 - 10:04 am
It’s really not right, what Joe Kelly is doing to all of us. The Red Sox are the first team in baseball to reach the 100-win plateau –– they have the t-shirts to prove it –– and are poised to shatter the franchise record for victories within the next week. They have the best offense in baseball and...
Read More
Andrew Benintendi
Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
September 07, 2018 - 11:05 pm
How you feeling about that Red Sox bullpen? For three-quarters of Friday night's showdown with the Astros, the Red Sox were the better team. David Price limited the defending World Series champs to one hit through six innings. Mookie Betts stole a run with a daring first-to-third two batters into...
Read More
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
September 05, 2018 - 11:32 am
The Red Sox’ bullpen has been a punching bag for the bulk of the summer. Seemingly every October doomsday scenario about maybe the best regular season team in franchise history includes late-inning meltdowns from an unproven relief corps and suddenly shaky closer. The concern reached a fever pitch...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
August 06, 2018 - 10:35 am
Joe Kelly has had a lot of firsts this season, but what happened to him Friday might take the cake. Reaching into his baseball glove prior to working out at Fenway Park, the Red Sox pitcher found something -- Tony LaRussa's 2011 World Series ring. The story starts with LaRussa being called upon to...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
July 24, 2018 - 11:59 pm
BALTIMORE -- Tuesday night, the Yankees punched back. The irony of Joe Kelly walking off the mound after not being able to get a third out in the sixth inning, moments after word came down that New York had agreed upon a trade for Zach Britton, wasn't lost on the knights of social media. Tyler...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
July 08, 2018 - 12:47 am
After racing over to cover first base on a grounder by Adalberto Mondesi in the eighth inning Saturday night, Joe Kelly walked back to the mound while seemingly pushing on his chest. Moments later, Kelly was joined on the mound by Red Sox manager Alex Cora, the team's medical staff and catcher...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 12:13 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Moments after Brian Johnson's ninth big league start -- a 4 2/3-inning, two-run outing that led to the Red Sox' 11-4 win over the Nationals Tuesday night -- the pitcher admitted something. When he first came up to the big leagues, he wasn't sure that fastball of his was going to...
Read More
USA Today Sports
Rob Bradford
June 08, 2018 - 5:20 pm
Saturday will be the ninth anniversary. A day, when Joe Kelly thinks about it, elicits a disgusted shake of the head, followed by "I guess it all worked out." Kelly called it the Perfect Storm -- the day he was to be drafted into Major League Baseball and his 21st birthday. The combination cost...
Read More
WEEI.com photo
Rob Bradford
May 30, 2018 - 6:41 pm
Joe Kelly always said he wanted to be a starter. He had lived the life, liked it well enough and knew the upside compared to being buried in the middle of a bullpen was significantly greater. Not anymore. Just months before the pitcher will be eligible for free agency for the very first time, Kelly...
Read More
Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
May 29, 2018 - 10:14 pm
The biggest moment of Tuesday's Red Sox-Blue Jays game came in the top of the seventh inning. Starter Rick Porcello had just allowed two runs to score, which turned a a 5-1 lead into a 5-3 lead with the tying run on second base and two outs. Joe Kelly was summonsed from the bullpen. A base hit...
Read More

Pages