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Mike Petraglia
May 26, 2009 - 3:16 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Following a scoreless top of the first for Portland, John Smoltz took the m0und for the Sea Dogs and received a partial standing ovation from the Fisher Cats crowd. He faced right-handed batting left fielder Todd Donovan, Adam Calderone, a lefty-hitting right fielder and right-...
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Mike Petraglia
May 26, 2009 - 2:34 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. - John Smoltz will make his second major league rehab start here in Manchester and his first with Double-A Portland Sea Dogs. The 42-year-old righthander is expected to throw in the neighborhood of 50 pitches or three innings for the visiting Sea Dogs against the New Hampshire...
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Rob Bradford
May 25, 2009 - 4:17 am
The Twins are coming off a sweep of the Brewers, and are riding a six=game home winning streak, but their Monday starter, Francisco Liriano , is fresh off a four-inning, seven-run start. Something's got to give. Here's some hints as to what might tilt the momentum one way or another heading into...
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Mike Petraglia
May 24, 2009 - 11:58 am
Another home run review and another call against the Red Sox . Kevin Youklilis opened the fifth inning with a towering drive down the left field line that appeared to sail over the foul pole for a home run. But third base umpire Joe West signaled foul. Red Sox third base coach DeMarlo Hale made an...
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Mike Petraglia
May 24, 2009 - 10:55 am
Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to a career-best 19 games with a double to left off Tim Redding with two outs in the second. Ellsbury flew out amidst a hail/rain storm in the first inning. Before the game, Red Sox manager Terry Francona addressed the Ellsbury streak and what has...
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Mike Petraglia
May 24, 2009 - 9:04 am
After serious back spasms sent Francisco Rodriguez to the hospital following Saturday night's game at Fenway Park , the availability of the Mets closer was unknown before the series finale on Sunday. Rodriguez, with a large wrap on his lower back, reported that he felt "much better" this morning...
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Mike Petraglia
May 24, 2009 - 8:57 am
Before Sunday's game against the Mets, Sox skipper Terry Francona continued to sing the praises of infielder Nick Green -- Boston is 17-6 this season when he starts at shortstop. "I actually thought Nick played a really good game,"Â Francona said of Green's effort Saturday night against the Mets. "...
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May 23, 2009 - 3:40 pm
A compelling case can be made that a pitcher should be charged with an earned run if he commits the error that allows an opponent to score. After all, an E1 suggests that the mound on the mound is morally culpable for the mistake, and so why not commit to a statistical Weltanschauung that remains...
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Mike Petraglia
May 21, 2009 - 7:49 pm
He arrived in the Red Sox clubhouse in Oakland on April 15 as the smiling lefty known for his "ugly" goggles on the mound. And as he left Thursday night, headed back for life at Triple-A Pawtucket, Hunter Jones felt like he had made the most of his first major league experience with the Red Sox. "...
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Mike Petraglia
May 21, 2009 - 1:15 pm
The latest leg of the John Smoltz rehab tour went through the city with one of the most famous golf courses on the planet. Smoltz didn't play Augusta National but rather pitched for Single-A Greenville at Augusta ( Giants ). He threw three scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out two...
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