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BOSTON — The first time is special. It’s even more special when you’re the center of attention.
Trey Ball, who the Red Sox drafted in the first round (seventh overall) of this year’s MLB draft, arrived at Fenway Park for the first time on Wednesday. The 18-year-old officially signed with the organization just hours prior, and he showed up to the ballpark with a big smile, realizing that he might soon call the place home if all goes according to plan.
“It feels amazing. This is a dream come true,” said Ball, who is the Red Sox’ highest draft pick since Trot Nixon was selected seventh back in 1993. “Growing up, all I wanted to be was a baseball player. Being able to potentially fulfill that is a great honor.”
At 6-foot-6 and 175 pounds, Ball brings a big frame and a big arm in addition to the big smile. He was the top draft-eligible left-handed pitching prospect, according to Baseball America, and he was named the Gatorade Indiana Baseball Player of the Year after a senior season in w...
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Boston's Clay Buchholz was able to throw a bit Thursday, and the Red Sox hope the unbeaten right-hander will be able to come off the disabled list and start next week.
Buchholz is 9-0 with a 1.71 ERA. The Red Sox put him on the 15-day DL on Tuesday because of a strained neck, but the move was retroactive to June 9. Manager John Farrell says Buchholz could start Tuesday, but...
The Boston Red Sox have put pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained neck.
The Red Sox made the move Tuesday after beating Tampa Bay 5-1 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Buchholz threw for a brief period in the bullpen following the game.
Buchholz is 9-0 and leads the majors with a 1.71 ERA.
The right-hander made an early exit from his...
(Jesse Costa/WBUR Radio)Reading 'between the lines' of the 'tea leaves', it appears that Red Sox ace Clay Buchholz will be able to make his next start on Tuesday night at home against the Colorado Rockies. Barring any unforeseen problems between now and then, the 9-0 righty will look to maintain his major-league leading 1.71 ERA in that inter-league tilt. Yesterday...
(Photo: Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON-- According to a report from Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 9 on Tuesday. The cause was a strained trapezius muscle in his neck. The Nederland, Texas native threw a bullpen session before yesterday’s night game against the Tampa Bay...
The Red Sox are going for a sweep the night after a walk-off home run that included a helmet punt. Also, they’re second fiddles in Boston.
It’s a tough time to be a fan of Boston sports for those who only have access to one television at a time, as the Bruins fight on in the Stanley Cup Final and leave the first-place Sox on somewhat of a back burner. That’s not to say that...
It was a long day that included 18 innings of baseball for the Red Sox. However, when Jonny Gomes launched one over the Green Monster to give Boston its second win of the day, no one remembered how tired were.
After the game, the Red Sox posted the below picture to Instagram, and it’s pretty amazing. The image captures the Red Sox bench watching Gomes’ home run clear the fence...
After throwing a bullpen session between games of the rain-delayed doubleheader, Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain. Buchholz has made just one start since June 2.
The move was made retroactive to June 9, meaning Buchholz won't make his scheduled start Saturday in Detroit. Allen Webster will likely make...
Boston's top pitching prospect, Allen Webster, will be recalled from Triple A Pawtucket to make a spot start on Saturday in place of the injured Clay Buchholz. Webster has made three starts for the Red Sox this season posting a 0-1 record with a horrendous 11.74 ERA. Two out of those three starts the youngster had a hard time finding the plate...
The Red Sox’ Johnny Gomes hit a walk-off home run during the second game of their doubleheader against the Rays on Tuesday, but it was the celebration which deserved the real praise. Check Johnny doing a little leg kick and what not with his helmet being the football. Any NFL teams still looking for a punter for this upcoming season?
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Gomes watches his walk-off Tuesday night (Jared Wickerham photo)
Going, going, GOMES!
After reputed closer Andrew Bailey squelched a stellar start by Felix Doubront by giving up a game-tying run in the top of the ninth, Jonny Gomes all but hoisted Bailey on his back and carried him around the bases when he launched a shot in the bottom...
In what was a very quick three game homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox took two out of three from them including sweeping the day/night doubleheader on Tuesday. By sweeping the doubleheader, it marked the first time the Red Sox swept a doubleheader at Fenway Park since beating the Oakland Athletics on August 27, 2011. Despite falling 6-2 to the Rays on Wednesday...
I don’t normally do this, but it’s time for a little story time with Davo.
I was driving back from Connecticut, listening to Dave O’Brien call the game on the radio. Andrew Bailey had just given up the game-tying home run to Kelly Johnson.
After Daniel Nava walks, my gut starts to get a strange feeling as O’Brien announces Jonny Gomes‘s name. Do you ever have those? Like...
It's safe to say Andrew Bailey has reached embattled territory.
So, yes: The Embattled Andrew Bailey came in for the 9th with a one-run lead in Detroit tonight. He threw three straight balls to Victor Martinez, got one over, and then walked Martinez. Jhonny Peralta stepped to the plate and promptly dispatched what appeared to me to be a 1-2 hanging breaking ball over the left...
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Jacoby Ellsbury is finally back to the player that we know and love. So what's that mean? Well, if you're a fan of another team, that means trouble. If you're a Red Sox fan (at least if you're like me), you're thinking "Yeah, playoffs here we come!" Having Jacoby as a leadoff guy means trouble for opposition because you...
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If you had to choose a closer right now, replacing Andrew Bailey, what would you do?
We have seen the lack of focus.
Have we reached Closerpocalypse yet, suggesting it is time to put the 9th inning into the hands of Andrew Miller?
It seems that Koji Uehara might be the guy to lean on, or is he?
Luckily the General Manager has the closer issue...