Yankees

Ryan Brasier
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John Tomase
October 07, 2018 - 12:39 pm
Letters to Cleo frontwoman and Dorchester native Kay Hanley was issued a challenge on Twitter on Saturday night after noting that Ryan Brasier's exhortation to Gary Sanchez to, "Get the (bleep) in the box," was her, "new favorite euphemism for everything." The challenge? Write a song about it...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 07, 2018 - 2:04 am
Pedro Martinez has some advice for David Price: remember how good you are. The Hall of Famer and former Red Sox ace posted some thoughts on Twitter about Price's disastrous outing in Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Yankees in Game 2 of the American League Division Series. Price lasted just 1 2/3 innings...
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Ryan Brasier
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John Tomase
October 07, 2018 - 1:15 am
Ryan Brasier was part of the problem in Friday's Game 1 because he didn't attack the Yankees and pitch with conviction. Neither was an issue in Saturday's Game 2. Just ask Gary Sanchez. The Yankees catcher may have been the star of New York's series-evening 6-2 victory with a pair of mammoth home...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 11:47 pm
Jacoby Ellsbury replaced Coco Crisp midway through the 2007 American League Championship Series. The situation was flip-flopped the following postseason, with Crisp ultimately taking Ellsbury's job. In 2013 Jarod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks started their playoff run as starters, only to be...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 06, 2018 - 11:21 pm
The Fortnite, the tingly fingers, the stupidity with Eck, the carpal tunnel, the $217 million contract, the surliness, the seeming contempt for his fan base, and of course, the history of postseason futility -- David Price dragged it all to the mound like a dead caribou on Saturday. And there the...
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David Price
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John Tomase
October 06, 2018 - 9:09 pm
David Price took the mound on Saturday night seeking redemption. He instead found misery. Those of you sick of listening to discussions about Price's inability to win in the playoffs should probably unplug for the next 48 hours. Not only did Price fail to exorcise that demon, he delivered what...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 2:19 pm
This might not have been "Plan C and a half" as Alex Cora described his decision to start the eighth inning with Rick Porcello Friday night, but it certainly wasn't part of the Red Sox' original blueprint for the American League Division Series. The team announced that it was replacing Steven...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
When Aaron Hicks walked off the field in the fourth inning with a hamstring injury it wasn't any mystery who the Yankees would be replacing him with. That would be Brett Gardner. But it did make one wonder whatever happened to be the guy Hicks took the job from in the first place, Jacoby Ellsbury...
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Rob Bradford
October 06, 2018 - 10:21 am
It's the start people seem to avert their eyes away from. Eight innings. Two runs. Loss. That was the day David Price proved that he could actually make a start in the postseason and pitch really, really well. "He dealt," remembered Steve Pearce, who hit second in the lineup that went up against...
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Brandon Workman
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John Tomase
October 06, 2018 - 2:23 am
Uh, are we supposed to survive 10 more games of this? On Friday night, the Red Sox won Game 1 of the American League Division Series with a 5-4 nail-biter over the Yankees that felt kinda like a loss by the time the middle relievers were done leaving their foul imprint on the game. Things got so...
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