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Rob Bradford
August 13, 2019 - 11:19 am
In a season that has seen so much go wrong for the Red Sox, this was something that prevented things from getting even worse. Xander Bogaerts agreeing to his contract extension has subtly become a hugely important piece of keeping some optimism in the Red Sox' corner going forward. If Bogaerts was...
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Rob Bradford
August 13, 2019 - 9:09 am
They are too talented to fail. Look at what this group did just a few months ago. A run is around the corner. Waiting ... waiting ... waiting. It was easy to keep defaulting to what the collection of 2019 Red Sox had done, turning our backs on what they were doing. The idea that they could roll out...
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Rob Bradford
August 12, 2019 - 3:43 pm
For the second time this season Blake Swihart is being designated for assignment. After parting ways with the Red Sox earlier in the 2019 campaign, the team that ultimately traded for the utilityman, the Diamondbacks, announced they are DFAing Swihart. Arizona has seven days to either trade him or...
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Rob Bradford
August 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm
Everyone knew some moves were coming, but one of them came as somewhat of a surprise. The Red Sox announced Monday that Michael Chavis was headed to the 10-day injured list with an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder. Taking his place on the 25-man roster will be Marco Hernandez. The Sox also...
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Rob Bradford
August 11, 2019 - 9:53 pm
This one felt different. This one felt more like the end than any of the others. The Red Sox are eight games out (in the loss column) of a Wild Card berth with 42 games to play. They are just four games over .500. Yes, this loss -- a 5-4, 10-inning defeat at the hands of the Angels -- seemed to...
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Rob Bradford
August 11, 2019 - 2:27 pm
The Andrew Cashner experiment only keeps getting worse. Making his sixth start for the Red Sox the righty managed to get just five outs before being lifted in the second inning against the Angels. Before exiting Cashner gave up three runs on three hits and five walks. He was replaced by Josh Taylor...
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Rob Bradford
August 11, 2019 - 6:53 am
Rick Porcello is a smart guy. As his manager Alex Cora often points out, the Red Sox pitcher is undoubtedly one of the club's bigger students of the game. Part of that is having a keen self-awareness, which was put on display after another uneasy start. Following the Red Sox' 12-4 loss to the...
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Rob Bradford
August 10, 2019 - 5:38 pm
Thursday it was announced that David Price was going on the 10-day injured due to a cyst on his pitching wrist. It helped explain the struggles the Red Sox starter had gone through of late, totaling a .859 ERA in his five starts since the All-Star break. Speaking to the media Saturday afternoon,...
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Rob Bradford
August 10, 2019 - 1:07 am
In case you forgot what J.D. Martinez was all about ... This is a guy who since July 20 -- or the last games he has played in -- is hitting .425 with a 1.326 OPS and eight home runs. Not a single game has gone by during the stretch where Martinez has not reached base at least once. Friday night he...
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Rob Bradford
August 09, 2019 - 9:21 am
Two hours, 16 minutes. This was the night of double-takes. A baseball game played in 136 minutes? Players. Fans. Reporters. Everybody in and around Fenway Park were left with Vin Scully's call of Kirk Gibson's home run ringing in their heads: "I don't believe what I just saw!" "We’ve had a bunch of...
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