Found May 16, 2013 on
Dante Bichette Jr
Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Believe it or not, but this was the first time this season that an opposing pitcher had a blown save in the ninth inning, and it could not come at a better time.
The Red Sox won only their second series in May, and now go to Minnesota to avenge their home stand where the Twins took three out of four games.
Here are the four bases:
First Base: Another reliever first: it was the first time this season that a pitcher has gone more than two innings in a save situation to win a game. With the Red Sox bullpen thinner than a broom handle, Junichi Tazawa pitched two big innings. He did give up two hits in the ninth inning, but he was able to pitch around the trouble he pitched into. It is the best game Tazawa has had since being named the closer, and he might start adjusting to his new role.
Second Base: After struggling through the beginning of his sophomore season, Will Middlebrooks is finally heating up his bat once again. He is hitting .296 with six doubles and a round-tripper over his ...
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Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey threw a successful
bullpen session yesterday and could rejoin the team within a week, according to
Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe.
Bailey threw 25 pitches during the session before the Red
Sox contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. He said he felt fine, as he was watched
by manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves...
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To say things are not going well for Daniel Bard is an understatement.
Disastrous is closer to the truth.
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He went in for the 6th inning, got through...
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