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Mariano Rivera has jogged from the
right-field bullpen to the Fenway Park mound a number of times in his 18-year
career. He's probably never been greeted like he was by the rival Red Sox fans
Rivera entered to a nice ovation and
worked a scoreless ninth inning for his 31st save, closing out a strong effort
by New York's pitchers that carried the Yankees to a 5-2 victory.
Herald: Kuroda, Rivera key Yankees' 5-2 win over Red Sox
In order to give his ace Jon Lester extra rest coming out of the
all-star break, Red Sox manager John Farrell shuffled the pitching
rotation, pushing Lester back two days to Tuesday, moving Ryan Dempster
up to start on Sunday.
The starter for Monday's series opener against Tampa Bay is still to be determined.
"Just coming out of the break, just general wear and tear through the
first half of the season," Farrell said. "We have an opportunity to
give him a couple of extra days coming out of the break and two, he'll
benefit from it."
Globe: Lester's start pushed back to Tuesday
Red Sox shortstop Stephen Drew
was activated off the disabled list Saturday after missing 16 games
with a right hamstring strain. Drew was batting eighth in Saturday's
lineup. With the Sox due to face three more left-handers on this
homestand, manager John Farrell said Drew may get a day off until he's
back to every-day availability.
To make room for Drew, the Sox optioned Brock Holt
back to Pawtucket, Farrell praising him for his contributions and
predicting he'll be back to help, but saying the club preferred Brandon Snyder's right-handed bat against lefties.
ESPN Boston: Drew back at short, Holt to Pawtucket
Clay Buchholz has thrown just 11 2/3 innings since May 22 and hasn’t
thrown a pitch in a major league game since June 8. There is no end in
sight to the wait for the Sox top starting pitcher to return, and those
anticipating his return received grim news today, as the Red Sox may be
sending Buchholz to Dr. James Andrews to receive a second opinion on his
“Anytime you hear the name Dr. James Andrews connected to a pitcher,
it gives you pause,” said CSNNE.com Red Sox insider Sean McAdam,
“because he is one of the most noted orthopedic surgeons in the
CSNNE: Buchholz may see Dr. Andrews
This is obviously not your normal Morning Dump. It's one of those morning dumps after a night of Mexican food and there is a lot going on and we have to get all the news out. So, let's quickly recap each news story.
Last afternoon/night's game sucked. It sucked because the Sox lost, and there were some terrible baserunning blunders. Lackey looked good, Thornton did not. There is still a chance to take the series.
Is it a better chance to get the series with Dempster opposing Sabathia, rather than Lester? Probably. The Sox assured us that Lester's rescheduled start is not injury related and he is fine. We've heard stories like that before.
Stephen Drew is back...yippee! Now all is well and we can lock in the World Series. Things felt incomplete before Stephen's injury, and I wasn't sure what it was. Then he went down with the hammy, it clicked. A Drew has to miss some part of a season with a hamstring injury.
And to our favorite story, Clay Buchholz. going from day-to-day, to maybe on the DL, to retroactively on the DL, to probably missing the rest of the season. Now he may be seeing Dr. Andrews. Though, I have a question. Why don't players go straight to Dr. Andrews if he is the best, instead of getting second opinions from him. Sure seems like it would save a lot of time. Let's see what he has to say...I doubt it will be good news to Boston.
You thought we were all done...
On Page 2, Pedey's extension possibly worth $100 million
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Reports surrounding contract extension talks between the Boston Red
Sox and Dustin Pedroia have surfaced in the past couple of days. Rumors
suggest that the Sox could be giving Pedroia upwards of $20-million per
year, which would double his 2013 salary.
But is Pedroia worthy of such a contract? Pedroia is one of the best,
if not the best, all-around second baseman in baseball and is
considered by many to be the de facto captain of the Red Sox. He has a
two Gold Gloves, a Silver Slugger, a Rookie of the Year, an MVP Award,
and a World Series ring to boot. But are these the attributes, and
resume, worth a big contract extension, when the Sox have control over
Pedroia through 2015?
“You want Dustin Pedroia on your team,” said Lou Merloni on The Baseball
Show, “and I think it’s worth it because he’s proven he can play in
[the Boston] market.”
CSNNE: Merloni: Pedroia 'worth' contract extension
I agree 100% with Lou Merloni. Dustin Pedroia is worth every penny.
Nothing to dislike about that potential contract offer.
Now, for the stuff that didn't make the cut...The rest of the links:
Globe: For Mariano Rivera, a special day at Fenway Park | Sox activate SS Drew from disabled list | ESPN Boston: Nava, Sox rue baserunning miscues | Fenway honors Mo with standing O | WEEI: Jon Lester: Physical status 'nothing to worry about' | Why Clay Buchholz' visit to Dr. James Andrews might not be such a bad thing | Herald: No Lackof fight by new ace | Baserunning blunders cost Sox big time | Mariano Rivera brings goodwill tour to Fenway meeting | MLB Notes: Races heat up with the temperatures | As trade deadline looms, there could be an inner piece for Sox
Rivera has jogged from the right-field bullpen to the Fenway Park mound
a number of times in his 18-year career. He's probably never been
greeted like he was by the rival Red Sox fans on Saturday.
entered to a nice ovation and worked a scoreless ninth inning for his
31st save, closing out a strong effort by New York's pitchers that
carried the Yankees to a 5-2 victory.
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Stephen Drew has been activated by the Red Sox today and the corresponding move was to send Brock Holt down to Triple A Pawtucket. Drew hasn't played since June 28 with hamstring tightness and has appeared in just 66 games during 2013 due to various injuries. Some of those injuries include concussion like symptoms to start the season and even back discomfort. Drew has underperformed...
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters –
including Jason Mastrodonato of MLB.com – that the team will activate shortstop
Stephen Drew from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, adding that the veteran
will start tomorrow’s contest against the New York Yankees.
Drew has been on the DL since June 28 with right hamstring tightness. It was unfortunate timing...
Stephen Drew‘s return comes at the expense of Brock Holt.
Drew was activated off the 15-day disabled list before Saturday’s game against the Yankees, and Holt was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the Red Sox shortstop.
The Red Sox had an interesting decision to make when it came to a corresponding roster move upon Drew’s return. Both Holt and Brandon Snyder have...
The Boston Red Sox activated shortstop Stephen Drew from the disabled list and optioned third baseman Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday before a game against the New York Yankees.
Drew, hitting .233 with five homers and 31 RBIs, missed 16 games because of a strained right hamstring. He was in the starting lineup on Saturday, playing shortstop and batting eighth.
Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester is having his next start pushed back two days, and Ryan Dempster is taking his place on the mound Sunday against the New York Yankees.
Red Sox manager John Farrell announced the change Saturday before the teams met for the middle game of the three-game weekend series.
Lester (8-6, 4.58 ERA) has struggled since starting 6-0 start this season...
Christopher Evans/ Boston Herald BOSTON-- According to a report from Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell announced on Saturday that Ryan Dempster, not Jon Lester would be on the bump for tonight’s series finale against the New York Yankees. Lester will start on Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. There is apparently nothing wrong on the injury...
8 a.m. ET: These Tampa Bay Rays aren’t going anywhere.
After blanking the Red Sox in Monday night’s series opener, the Rays now trail Boston by a mere 1/2 game in the American League East standings. Joe Maddon’s club has been on an absurd tear of late, winning 18 of its last 20 games, and the Rays can claim sole possession of first place with another win on Tuesday.
The Red Sox will welcome back a player from the disabled list and send out arguably their best pitcher to the hill Saturday afternoon in hopes of taking a series win from the Yankees at Fenway Park.
Stephen Drew will return to the lineup, where he’ll play shortstop and bat eighth. It will be his first game back since being sent to the DL on June 28 with a hamstring injury. In...
Sunday was supposed to be Jon Lester‘s turn in the Red Sox rotation, but his first start since the All-Star break was pushed back until Tuesday night in order to give the lefty some more time off.
Instead, it will be Ryan Dempster on the mound for Boston, as the team tries to take the rubber match of a three-game series against the Yankees.
Dempster is 5-8 this season with a...
As the Red Sox prepare for the start of the Yankees series, bad news filtered through Fenway Park.
Andrew Bailey is injured and likely done for the season.
Manger John Farrell announced that Bailey has significant damage to the labrum and capsule in his shoulder. While Bailey is weighing options, it looks like season ending surgery. Recovery time...
6:21 p.m.: The Red Sox were probably looking to add relief help prior to Andrew Bailey’s injury. Now, the need for another reliever is much greater.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington told reporters Friday that the club’s young pitchers will have an opportunity to contribute, but he also acknowledged that he’ll continue to work the phones before the July 31 non-waiver...
1:55 p.m.: Stephen Drew’s return highlights Saturday’s lineup card.
Drew will play his first game since June 28. He injured his hamstring in that contest while legging out a double, and he was subsequently placed on the 15-day DL. Drew will play short and bat eighth, while Jose Iglesias will shift back to third base and bat ninth.
Mike Carp will be in Saturday’s lineup as well...
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Monday, July 22 @ 7:10 PM
Matt Moore, LHP (13-3, 3.44) vs Brandon Workman, RHP (0-0, 5.40)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez, RHP (5-10, 4.90) vs Jon Lester, LHP (8-6, 4.58)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 7:10, Wednesday 7:10, Thursday 7:10
Arms: Monday: Matt Moore, LHP (13-3, 3.44 ERA) vs. Brandon Workman, RHP (0-0, 5.40 ERA)
Tuesday: Roberto Hernandez, RHP (5-10, 4.90 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (8-6, 4.58 ERA)
Wednesday: David Price, LHP (4-5, 4.03 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (7-3, 3.76 ERA)
Thursday: Jeremy Hellickson, RHP (9-3, 4.62 ERA)...