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Ty Anderson
April 14, 2018 - 9:09 pm
The Bruins may have shifted away from fighting, doing so in favor of some welcomed goal-scoring prowess, but they do a brawler in their crowd tonight: Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly. Just one night after Kelly received a standing ovation in his first appearance on a Fenway mound since his fight with...
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Rob Bradford
April 13, 2018 - 11:55 pm
It has been one of the most remarkable two-week turnarounds in recent Red Sox history. This has nothing to do with wins and losses, or playing good or bad. The story of Joe Kelly's past 15 days is all about public perception. Flash back to March 29 at Tropicana Field, when Kelly four-run implosion...
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John Tomase
April 12, 2018 - 6:34 pm
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly was suspending for six games and Yankees DH Tyler Austin received five games for their roles in Wednesday's Red Sox-Yankees melee at Fenway Park. The two primary combatants were also fined an undisclosed amount. They weren't the only ones punished. Red Sox manager Alex...
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Alex Reimer
April 12, 2018 - 2:43 pm
We have been buzzing all day about the Red Sox-Yankees brawl Wednesday. Joe Kelly is a hero for beaning Yankees no-name Tyler Austin with a 98 mph fastball, because Austin lifted up his spikes when sliding into second base four innings earlier. Kelly, who walks nearly eight batters per nine innings...
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Alex Reimer
April 12, 2018 - 8:07 am
Pedro Martinez has one problem with Joe Kelly’s beaning of Tyler Austin Wednesday. The Hall of Fame hurler thinks it should’ve happened sooner. “The only thing I would had done different than Joe Kelly tonight, is I would’ve hit Tyler Austin at his previous at bat. Other than that, Kelly executed...
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Alex Reimer
April 12, 2018 - 7:45 am
The Red Sox and Yankees had an actual baseball fight Wednesday. Benches cleared for the second time after Joe Kelly plunked Tyler Austin in the back with a 98 mph fastball, prompting the biggest melee between the two rivals since Pedro Martinez threw down Don Zimmer in the 2003 ALCS. Suspensions...
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Rob Bradford
April 12, 2018 - 1:02 am
Tyler Austin slid into Brock Holt's leg. Holt took exception to the slide, offering some pointed words to the Yankees baserunner. The benches cleared. Four innings later, Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly offered some payback with a 98 mph fastball in Austin's back. The New York designated hitter also...
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Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 8:49 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Leading 4-0 going into the eighth inning, it appeared the Red Sox would cruise to an Opening Day win over the Rays. But, that didn't happen as Red Sox relievers allowed six runs in the frame to fall to the Rays, 6-4. It all started with right-hander Joe Kelly, who didn't...
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Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 8:27 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- That was not the start the Red Sox were looking for. Leading 4-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Red Sox bullpen allowed six runs to blow a dominant Chris Sale outing, falling to the Rays 6-4 on Opening Day. After Sale threw six scoreless innings, Matt Barnes...
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Rob Bradford
March 01, 2018 - 12:52 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It was late morning in the Red Sox clubhouse when Dwight Evans walked over to Joe Kelly. "So you were the idiot out there," the former outfielder said jokingly. Kelly, with his face still half covered in white make-up, confirmed he was the person Evans had seen out on the...
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