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Alex Reimer
October 06, 2017 - 11:34 am
The Red Sox are not fielding their best lineup against the Astros in Game 2 of the American League Divisional Series. Manager John Farrell has penciled in seven right-handers for the Red Sox with left-handed Dallas Keuchel on the mound. Most egregiously, Rafael Devers is on the bench, with light-...
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Rob Bradford
October 02, 2017 - 11:19 pm
I can't imagine what it must be like for Rafael Devers. And really neither can any of the major league baseball players who will be on the field with him this October. At 20 years old, Devers is going to be put on baseball's biggest stage -- the postseason. Just more than three years ago, Devers...
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Rob Bradford
September 20, 2017 - 2:55 pm
BALTIMORE -- For the first time since last Thursday Hanley Ramirez will be in the starting lineup. Ramirez will start at designated hitter for the Red Sox in their series finale against the Orioles, going up against Baltimore starter Wade Miley. Also back in for the Sox will be Dustin Pedroia, who...
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Rob Bradford
September 09, 2017 - 11:05 am
Leaning on a 20-year-old in a pennant race is usually an uneasy proposition. And leading up to the last few days, that certainly seemed to be the case when it came to the Red Sox' reliance on Rafael Devers. From Aug. 20 until Sept. 3, Devers had seemingly come back to reality, hitting .179 with a ...
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Rob Bradford
August 29, 2017 - 1:33 am
TORONTO -- We thought we knew Rafael Devers. Heading into what would be a Red Sox' 6-5 win over the Blue Jays Monday night, Devers had already sold himself. In 28 games, the 20-year-old rookie already hit eight home runs with a batting average of .296. He chewed a lot of gum, smiled a bunch, and...
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Alex Reimer
August 21, 2017 - 3:50 pm
When the Red Sox called up Rafael Devers July 25, they were in the midst of a public relations crisis. Two days earlier, the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy published an expose on David Price’s ugly airplane confrontation with beloved Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley. Even though the Red Sox were in...
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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2017 - 11:52 pm
There was one moment in the Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Yankees Saturday night that will stick in their fans' craw. That was when with one out in the ninth inning, and Dellin Betances pitching to Jackie Bradley Jr., pinch-runner Brock Holt was thrown out trying to steal. It ended what was potentially...
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Rob Bradford
August 15, 2017 - 10:03 pm
Rafael Devers had two more hits, two more runs and another RBI Tuesday night, even garnering his first intentional walk. Oh yeah, and he also started a triple play. Ho hum. After the their 10-4 win over the Cardinals, the Red Sox are now 12-5 when Devers plays. He is hitting .348 with a 1.094 OPS...
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Rob Bradford
August 15, 2017 - 8:28 pm
It's was something you don't see every day. In fact, it was something the Red Sox hadn't seen in almost six years. In the fourth inning of their game against the Cardinals at Fenway Park Tuesday night, the Red Sox executed their first triple play since Aug. 16, 2011. The inning-ender was executed...
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Rob Bradford
August 15, 2017 - 7:29 pm
The moment was already bookmarked in Rafael Devers' world. "For now, yes," said Devers when asked if the moment he hit the ninth-inning, game-tying homer off an 103 mph fastball Sunday night was the most exciting moment he had ever experienced as a baseball player. But then came the tweet and...
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