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Rob Bradford
June 06, 2019 - 4:41 pm
"My bats need to wake up." It's what Mookie Betts proclaimed to the camera just before taking the field for what would be a 7-5 Red Sox win over the Royals in Kansas City. The Instagram post, constructed in the visitors' clubhouse, showed the Sox outfielder holding up a "Pure Green Wake Me Up Shot...
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Rob Bradford
June 06, 2019 - 9:12 am
This was Chris Sale's punctuation to his proclamation. He is still Chris Sale. The Red Sox starter threw his first complete game victory as a member of the Red Sox, needing 102 pitches to completely dominate the Royals on the way to his team's 8-0 win in Kansas City. There were just three hits,...
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Rob Bradford
June 05, 2019 - 8:20 am
A few days ago we proclaimed the Red Sox were coming up to a crossroads. Fortunately for them, the path leading up to the fork in the road includes a trip to Kansas City. It's no secret that the Royals have been one of the best tonics for teams who need to get better this season, sitting with the...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 11:40 pm
The Yankees may be in second-place, but their fans absolutely lead the league in booing. In a season where Giancarlo Stanton and Sonny Gray got viciously booed by their home fans, newly-acquired Zach Britton was the latest to get the Yankee Stadium treatment. After retiring the first two batters of...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 10:06 am
The trade of Mike Moustakas to the Brewers for two minor-leaguers should have been of some interest to Red Sox fans to begin with. (For more on the trade, click here.) Moustakas was rumored to be headed to the Yankees at one point, with another report stating the Red Sox had actually reached out...
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Rob Bradford
July 08, 2018 - 12:47 am
After racing over to cover first base on a grounder by Adalberto Mondesi in the eighth inning Saturday night, Joe Kelly walked back to the mound while seemingly pushing on his chest. Moments later, Kelly was joined on the mound by Red Sox manager Alex Cora, the team's medical staff and catcher...
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Rob Bradford
July 07, 2018 - 3:36 pm
Mitch Moreland left Tuesday night's game in Washington D.C. in the third inning and hadn't played since. He returns to the Red Sox lineup Saturday in Kansas City. The first baseman is slotted in at the cleanup spot against Royals righty Brad Keller. Moreland's replacement, Steve Pearce, managed to...
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John Tomase
July 07, 2018 - 12:01 am
The number of the day for two of the most important players on the Red Sox was 100. The Red Sox beat the Royals, 10-5, on Friday night. Mookie Betts led off the game with his 100th career home run, and starter Chris Sale took it from there en route to career win No. 100. The symmetry was hard to...
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Rob Bradford
May 02, 2018 - 3:51 pm
Mookie Betts is better than Ted Williams. Easy now. What we're talking about is three-home run games, and in that respect Betts is better than the legend. He notched the fourth three-homer game of his career with three shots over the left field wall during the Red Sox' 5-4 win over the Royals,...
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Rob Bradford
November 14, 2017 - 10:28 am
ORLANDO -- Scott Boras will most likely be doing his thing with the assembled media at the GM meetings Wednesday, singing the praises of such clients as J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer. That's his job. What's interesting is listening to some of the other folks who are around these potential Red Sox...
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