Whos Swinging The Lumber

J.D. Martinez
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Scott McLaughlin
May 16, 2019 - 11:55 am
When J.D. Martinez gets hot, look out. Over his last three games, the Red Sox slugger is 6-for-13 with four home runs, seven RBIs and five runs scored. First came a pair of dingers in an 11-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday. Then another homer in an eventual 5-4 extra-innings loss to the Rockies on...
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Mike Cratty
April 25, 2019 - 2:48 pm
The Red Sox have won four of their last six games and have at least offered a glimpse at a possible turnaround. Their recent sweep of the first-place Tampa Bay Rays was a good sign, although they then followed it up with two losses to the Tigers before winning on Wednesday. One player who deserves...
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Mike Cratty
April 04, 2019 - 11:29 am
Throughout what has been a tough start to the season for the Red Sox, J.D. Martinez’s dominance has not gone away. The Red Sox slugger has hits in all seven games so far this season and is hitting .357 with two home runs and seven RBIs. His batting average is second on the team to Blake Swihart,...
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September 21, 2018 - 11:14 am
Mookie Betts has been in a bit of a mini-slump, and hadn't hit a home run since Aug. 30, but that all changed Thursday night at Yankee Stadium. Thanks in part to a conversation he had with manager Alex Cora , Betts exploded with a 4-for-5 night that included five RBIs and three runs scored as the...
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September 14, 2018 - 11:50 am
Would Fenway Park's vast right field hurt J.D. Martinez and his opposite-field power? Nope. We got another reminder of that in the second inning Thursday night, when the Red Sox slugger took a Sam Gaviglio breaking ball down-and-away and drove it into the right-field bullpen for his 41st home run...
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Brandon Phillips
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September 06, 2018 - 11:16 am
Welcome to the Red Sox, Brandon Phillips. After signing with the organization in late June and playing 44 games in the minors, the 37-year-old infielder finally got a chance to make his debut with the big club on Wednesday, and he certainly made the most of it. After the Red Sox had come back from...
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August 31, 2018 - 10:31 am
When you're J.D. Martinez, going nine games without a home run qualifies as something of a drought, even though he was still getting on base plenty over the last week and a half. No worries. The Red Sox slugger ended his mini power shortage in the ninth inning Thursday night when he blasted a two-...
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August 23, 2018 - 3:33 pm
With so much attention on Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, it might be easy for some people to overlook the great season Xander Bogaerts is having. It was hard to miss him Wednesday night, though. Bogaerts belted a pair of solo home runs to help lift the Red Sox to a 10-4 win over the Indians, a...
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Boston Red Sox second baseman Brock Holt (12) hits a pinch hit home run during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies
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Krystle Boyajian
August 17, 2018 - 11:11 am
The Red Sox hadn’t gotten a home run from a pinch-hitter all season, but that all changed on Tuesday night when Alex Cora called on Brock Holt to hit in place of starting pitcher Rick Porcello. In the eighth inning, Holt hit a home run on the first pitch from Tommy Hunter. The 105-mph home run...
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