Red Sox

Rob Bradford
February 26, 2009 - 11:50 am
Takashi Saito followed Jon Lester with an inning of relief, giving up one hit while striking out two. Interesting note: Pitching coach John Farrell said after the Red Sox ' 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh that Saito's velocity had jumped up significantly from his bullpen sessions. "Very positive, said...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2009 - 10:57 am
The Red Sox dropped a 3-2 decision to the Pittsburgh Pirates at City of Palms Park , but more importantly starter Jon Lester looked solid in getting through his two innings. Here is what the lefty had to say after the game: '€œYeah, it was nice to face some live hitters and get that L-screen out...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2009 - 7:48 am
It sounds like a 1970's television show, doesn't it? Not so fortunate, but I can give a blog entry. Let's start with the latter portion of our title first -- the fish. The image you are seeing is that of David Ortiz holding up about a five-pound bass. Good stuff. But, unfortunately for Papi, it was...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2009 - 2:32 am
With the first round of real games came a chance to actually witness a uniformed five things we learned about. Even though it was spring training, and even though it was Boston College , there was some education going on Wednesday. 1. Josh Beckett is having a much better start to his spring season...
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Mike Petraglia
February 25, 2009 - 5:36 pm
Fort Myers, Fla. - Tim Wakefield was touched up for five hits and three runs - two earned - as the Twins beat the Red Sox , 5-2, in the Grapefruit League opener for both teams. Wakefield said his knuckleball felt good but he struggled with his mechanics . Wakefield said he was just the victim of a...
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Rob Bradford
February 25, 2009 - 3:42 pm
With all the talk surrounding Josh Bard catching Tim Wakefield it seemed like the perfect time to bring you today's Extra Innings Mechanical Tip of the Day : How to catch a knuckleball. Serving as your teacher, catcher George Kottaras ... "The big thing is to just trust in yourself and not get all...
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Rob Bradford
February 25, 2009 - 3:26 pm
Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield went two innings in his start against Minnesota at Hammond Stadium, giving up three runs (2 earned) on five hits while walking two. He will pitch another two innings Sunday, following Josh Beckett . "I would have liked to have better results but my shoulder feels fine...
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Mike Petraglia
February 25, 2009 - 1:49 pm
Fort Myers, Fla. - After taking care of the Boston College Eagles for the 20th straight time, the Red Sox play their first official game of the Grapefruit Season tonight when they play the Twins at Hammond Stadium. It will be a breezy night for the opener, with a game time temperature of 70 and...
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Rob Bradford
February 25, 2009 - 10:44 am
When Red Sox "coach/batting practice pitcher" Ino Guerrero stepped to the plate in the fifth inning of what was ultimately a 7-1 Sox win over Boston College at City of Palms Park , it officially marked the most entertaining of what has been a fairly mundane camp. "Who would have thought," said MLB...
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Rob Bradford
February 25, 2009 - 9:23 am
Red Sox "coach" Ino Guerrero just allowed for the highlight of the camp by getting an at-bat in the fifth inning of the Red Sox game against Boston College . He walked and then was pinch-run for by Bubba Bell . In what was also the line of the camp, MLB.com's Ian Browne said, "Who would have...
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