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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2019 - 5:09 pm
The biggest news that came out of the Red Sox' win over the Tigers Wednesday night was how Eduardo Rodriguez learned his new and improved slider. That was because of who taught the Sox starter his new pitch, second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Meeting with the media prior to Thursday's series finale...
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Rob Bradford
April 25, 2019 - 12:23 am
Alex Cora noticed the difference: Eduardo Rodriguez was throwing a whole lot of sliders. "He’s good. We know the stuff, everybody knows it. Velocity, location, the change-up. He actually threw a lot of sliders early in the game," said the Red Sox manager after his team's 11-4 win over the Tigers. "...
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Rob Bradford
April 24, 2019 - 2:44 pm
After notching his first career home run Tuesday Michael Chavis is getting another chance Wednesday. With righty Tyson Ross on the mound for the Tigers Chavis will start at second base. Here is the Sox lineup with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound for the hosts: Andrew Benintendi LF Mookie Betts RF...
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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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Victor Martinez
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John Tomase
September 21, 2018 - 11:47 pm
Victor Martinez's lengthy career is coming to an end. The former Red Sox catcher, who became a franchise stalwart with the Tigers after leaving Boston in 2011, announced that he'll play his final big-league game on Saturday, according to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News. Martinez, 39, has resisted...
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Rob Bradford
July 28, 2018 - 7:56 pm
By now we know how J.D. Martinez does things. He studies. He talks. He takes notes. And he hits home runs. Meet the person who had a huge impact on what we're witnessing these days: Torii Hunter. "It’s insane. It’s insane what he does with his bat," said Hunter, who is town as part of the Twins'...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 5:43 pm
Remember when there was talk of sending Jackie Bradley Jr. to the minor leagues? This is what the outfielder does, bring you to the brink of confidence in him before completely altering the conversation. He has done it once again. On May 24 Bradley Jr. bottomed out with a .174 batting average with...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 11:12 am
After a day in which he was forced to the bench due to "general soreness," J.D. Martinez returns to the Red Sox lineup in the series finale against the Tigers. Here is the Red Sox batting order against Blaine Hardy, with Chris Sale on the mound for the visitors: Mookie Betts RF Andrew Benintendi LF...
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Rob Bradford
July 22, 2018 - 7:08 am
With the non-waiver trade deadline arriving a week from Tuesday, the Red Sox have sent their people to all corners of the Major League Baseball globe. For instance, Dave Dombrowski's special assistant/right-hand man Frank Wren could be found in Minnesota checking out the Twins and Royals this...
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