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Rob Bradford
June 20, 2019 - 3:28 am
MINNEAPOLIS -- The numbers weren't mind-blowing. Seven innings. Four runs. Eight hits. Make no mistake about it, the results turned in by Eduardo Rodriguez Wednesday night were solid, particularly considering it was against the best offensive team in the majors. But the takeaway from the Red Sox' 9...
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Rob Bradford
June 19, 2019 - 8:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tuesday night it was an acrobatic catch against the center field wall that defined Jackie Bradley Jr.'s defensive excellence. Wednesday night the outfielder didn't wait long to give another positive impression. In the first inning of the Red Sox game against the Twins in the teams'...
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Rob Bradford
June 19, 2019 - 4:30 am
MINNEAPOLIS -- About eight hours before he walked off Target Field, Alex Cora offered a fairly notable comment regarding his team. "It’s just, the vibe is different," said the Red Sox manager during his pregame meeting with the media. "I’ll tell you that right now. There’s no more searching. You...
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Rob Bradford
June 18, 2019 - 3:36 am
MINNEAPOLIS -- It would be easy to scream from the top of Target Field that Rick Porcello deserves a new contract after what we witnessed Monday night. The starter was dominant against Major League Baseball's most effective lineup, tossing seven shutout innings while leading the Red Sox' to a 2-0...
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Rob Bradford
June 18, 2019 - 12:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS -- There was that game against Ford (TX) High. "I had a perfect game going and the last guy I faced had a 3-2 count and I had no idea I was going to be able to throw anything close to the zone but it was just a little above the zone and he swung and I ended up getting the last out,"...
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Fernando Rodney
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John Tomase
August 10, 2018 - 11:06 am
The Red Sox need bullpen help, and a pretty good arm just went to one of their postseason competitors, but Dave Dombrowski and Co. had no way to join the Fernando Rodney sweepstakes. The 41-year-old closer, in the midst of a solid season with the Twins, was traded to the A's on Thursday night,...
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Lance Lynn
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John Tomase
July 30, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The Yankees keep adding pieces. According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, the Yankees on Monday night acquired right-hander Lance Lynn from the Twins for outfielder/first baseman Tyler Austin and minor league right-hander Luis Rijo. Lynn is a former 18-game winner and All-Star in St. Louis who has...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 5:22 pm
Getting reaction to great Jackie Bradley Jr. catches has become like the grabs themselves -- routine. This was evident by Alex Cora's analysis of the center fielder's spectacular catch in the third inning of what would be a 3-0 win for the Red Sox over the Twins. "There’s been better," Cora said...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 3:26 pm
We don't know how this whole Nathan Eovaldi thing is going to end up, but early returns sure are positive. The newest Red Sox made his presence felt right away, throwing seven shutout innings against a Minnesota team that had given Eovaldi his worst start of the season two starts ago. Eovaldi was...
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Rob Bradford
July 29, 2018 - 2:10 pm
It's difficult to designate one Jackie Bradley Jr. catch over another, but this one makes a good case for being at the top of the list. With one out in the third inning, Minnesota's Bobby Wilson drove a deep drive into the left-center field gap. Bradley Jr. raced back -- covering 78 feet in 4.4...
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