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Alex Reimer
July 05, 2018 - 3:30 pm
Alex Cora is tiptoeing around David Price’s atrocious track record against the Yankees. In Cora’s weekly interview with Dale & Keefe Thursday, the Red Sox skipper dismissed Price’s most recent monstrosity –– eight runs in 3.1 innings on Sunday night –– as an aberration. “His stuff wasn't great...
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Rob Bradford
July 05, 2018 - 12:41 pm
When the voting began for the American League All-Star team, there was some doubt about where J.D. Martinez would end up. He would ultimately make the team, but the notion of getting voted in as a starter was, despite his production, still in doubt. Martinez was, after all, in the same designated...
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Rob Bradford
July 05, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The clubhouse. The press box. The media dining room. If you saw Dave Dombrowski during the recent Red Sox road trip, Tony LaRussa probably wasn’t far behind. LaRussa is clearly taking his role as an advisor to Dombrowski seriously, certainly finding himself around the team a...
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Vincent Gallo
July 05, 2018 - 11:24 am
It’s no secret that a bullpen’s reliability is what can separate a World Series contender from the rest of the pack. Depth following a starting pitcher has always been important since, but especially recently with starters being removed around the fifth inning mark, it is now more vital than ever...
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Vincent Gallo
July 05, 2018 - 1:09 am
Here’s what happened in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday. TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (40-44), W, 6-5 at Rochester -- The PawSox used a four-run top of the ninth to ruin the Red Wings’ Fourth of July and secure a come-from-behind road win. Pawtucket scored all six runs in the last two innings,...
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Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 11:30 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Travis Shaw has hit 46 home runs while managing an .846 OPS in 224 games since leaving the Red Sox. Tyler Thornburg still hasn't pitched in a game during that time. It's time for a reminder about why one was traded for the other. We have little concept of what kind of pitcher...
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Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 2:30 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- While that series in New York seemed so convoluted, these three games were pretty simple. The Nationals aren't probably as bad as the Red Sox made them look in a sweep at Nationals Park. They have come across tough times, even before Alex Cora's club came to town. But give the...
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Rob Bradford
July 04, 2018 - 12:13 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Moments after Brian Johnson's ninth big league start -- a 4 2/3-inning, two-run outing that led to the Red Sox' 11-4 win over the Nationals Tuesday night -- the pitcher admitted something. When he first came up to the big leagues, he wasn't sure that fastball of his was going to...
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Rob Bradford
July 03, 2018 - 7:09 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Steve Pearce insurance policy paid off Tuesday night. Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland was forced from his team's game against the Nationals in the third inning after experiencing back spasms. He was replaced by Pearce, who doubled in his first at-bat. Moreland, who is...
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Connor Donahue
July 03, 2018 - 5:08 pm
LOWELL – It seems Durbin Feltman is settling into his professional career. The Red Sox’ third-round draft pick, taken 100th overall, has started his professional journey with the Single-A, Short-Season Lowell Spinners. Lowell’s pitching coach, Nick Green, said it’s all about getting Feltman...
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