World Series Game 3

Nathan Eovaldi
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John Tomase
October 27, 2018 - 4:44 am
Whatever blame deserves to be shared following Boston’s marathon 18-inning loss in Game 3 of the World Series, here’s where none of it should be directed: the losing pitcher. Nathan Eovaldi will wear the L after surrendering a walk-off homer to Max Muncy, but he’s the only reason the Red Sox had a...
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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 7:20 pm
LOS ANGELES – Nathan Eovaldi will start Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. Unless he pitches in relief in Game 3 on Friday. Welcome to postseason roster management. Red Sox manager Alex Cora has aggressively used his starters in relief this October, and he’s not about to change now with the...
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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 6:42 pm
LOS ANGELES -- Red Sox manager Alex Cora explained his decision to sit Andrew Benintendi instead of Jackie Bradley Jr. for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday, and it boils down to one word: defense. With starting left fielder J.D. Martinez still feeling the effects of a rolled ankle, Cora wants...
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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 5:13 pm
So much for Mookie Betts at second base, but the player J.D. Martinez will replace in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the World Series is mildly surprising -- Andrew Benintendi. Jackie Bradley Jr. had been assumed to be the player to sit when the action shifted to L.A., but Benintendi will...
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