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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 4:38 pm
Darwinzon Hernandez is going to get his first taste of major league baseball, albeit just a nibble. The 22-year-old was called up from Double-A Portland by the Red Sox to serve as the club's 26th man, which is allowed for the second game of a doubleheader. "I think where we are as far as guys...
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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Chris Sale wasn't the story in his team's 7-4 loss to the Tigers Tuesday afternoon. That was unfortunate for the Red Sox. (For a complete recap, click here.) While the Red Sox ace still didn't display his dominant self throughout a five-inning, two-run outing, he was good enough to suggest some...
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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Christian Vazquez only got one start at designated hitter in the entire 2018 season. That came on June 7 against Detroit pitcher Matthew Boyd. It was the kind of lineup luxury afforded Red Sox manager Alex Cora for much of the season because he was carrying three catchers, with the presence of...
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Ryan Hannable
April 23, 2019 - 10:11 am
After getting rained out Monday, the Red Sox and Tigers will play two games Tuesday at Fenway Park. In Game 1, Michael Chavis will make his home debut and play third base, while Christian Vazquez will serve as the DH. Jackie Bradley Jr. will rest, which means Mookie Betts will play center field and...
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Ryan Hannable
April 22, 2019 - 4:13 pm
The Red Sox ' second home series of the year will need to wait a day. Monday's game against the Tigers has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as part of a day/night doubleheader on Tuesday. Tickets for Monday's game can be used for the first game, which will begin at 1:05 p.m. Game 2 is...
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Rob Bradford
April 22, 2019 - 9:14 am
First impressions were a powerful thing when it came to J.D. Martinez last season. After 22 games it had become clear what the Red Sox' had in the middle of their lineup -- the kind of presence David Ortiz left behind two seasons before. Martinez kicked off his Sox' career well enough, hitting .306...
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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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Ryan Hannable
April 20, 2019 - 11:45 am
The Red Sox' injured list is getting quite crowded. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday morning with a loose body in the right elbow retroactive to April 18. To fill his spot on the roster, left-hander Bobby Poyner has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket...
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