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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2019 - 6:27 am
The Red Sox understand the importance of these coming days. Listening to anybody in their clubhouse after that head-scratching, 5-0 loss to Asher Wojciechowski and Co. Sunday, you can soak in that vibe. (For a complete recap of the debacle in Baltimore, click here.) "It’s a tough one, but we have...
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Rob Bradford
July 21, 2019 - 7:42 am
Maybe we have to readjust our thinking. The mantra for this Red Sox team dating back to the first day of spring training was that its foundation was going to be those five starting pitchers. David Price, Chris Sale, Eduardo Rodriguez, Rick Porcello and Nathan Eovaldi. So when uneven performances...
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Amin Touri
June 09, 2019 - 7:49 pm
With a chance to come out of a four-game series with AL East joint-leaders Tampa Bay with a split, the Red Sox lineup could only muster a single run en route to a 6-1 loss on Sunday afternoon. (For a complete recap, click here.) A depleted lineup struggled to get much going, getting outhit 14-8 by...
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Rob Bradford
June 07, 2019 - 11:14 pm
Kansas City didn't cure what ailed the Red Sox, after all. The hope for Alex Cora and Co. upon returning to Fenway Park with their four-game win streak in hand was things were finally settling back into 2018 form. But then Friday night's 5-1 loss to the Rays came along and all the same reminders...
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Rob Bradford
April 28, 2019 - 7:12 am
Remember Moneyball? It was a book, and then came the movie. Scouts vs. stats. It built fortresses for two ways of thinking when it came to how baseball teams should be run, propping up the Oakland A's as the team that had figured out something nobody else had. Brad Pitt and Billy Beane may have...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2019 - 6:43 pm
Josh Smith's Red Sox debut will have to wait. The pitcher was scheduled to make his first major league appearance since 2017 but due to rain he will most likely be making his next appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket. Due to inclement weather, Friday night's game between the Red Sox and Rays was...
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Rob Bradford
April 26, 2019 - 5:48 pm
When it comes to Michael Chavis the Rays weren't caught off guard. And they feel like they won't be this time either. It was the infielder's first major league at-bat last Saturday night that Chavis supplied one of the biggest hits of the Red Sox' win over Tampa Bay, lining a ninth-inning double...
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Rob Bradford
April 22, 2019 - 8:13 am
When Blake Swihart was designated for assignment we were distracted from what really mattered. The first focus immediately shifted on Swihart, the former first-round pick who many believed simply wasn't given the kind of chance he deserved. Then there was the conversation regarding Sandy Leon,...
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Rob Bradford
April 21, 2019 - 7:54 am
The Red Sox have now won two games in a row, sitting one game away from sweeping the first-place Rays. For that, they can thank a dramatic 6-5 win over Tampa Bay Saturday night at Tropicana Field. Some of the performances that helped the Sox creep to within six games of first-place were: - Rick...
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Rob Bradford
April 21, 2019 - 7:21 am
This Red Sox season has had a very distinct feel. It's that vibe you get when waking up to face another day is simply about punching the clock and hoping that Groundhog Day fog will lift. They won the World Series and now, six months later, they are seemingly trudging through life with very little...
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