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BOSTON –– Cody Ross missed his buddy. After playing alongside Dan Uggla for five years in Miami, Ross was abruptly placed on waivers and claimed by the Giants -- without contention from the Marlins -- in 2010. The transaction split him up from one of his closest friends in baseball. So once that season ended, Ross quickly reverted to recruiting mode. Over the offseason, he advised Uggla to nix a contract extension with the Marlins and instead join him in San Francisco. To improve those chances, Ross went as far as urging Giants general manager Brian Sabean to offer the...
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Chipper Jones isn't letting go of baseball without taking a few pieces of the big leagues with him. As the Braves star goes through his final season in Major League Baseball, teams have been honoring him with all kinds of accolades and memorabilia. Hear what Jones had to say about his final trip to Fenway Park and other places, plus his advice for young players, on Red Sox First Pitch.
This is exactly what Jair Jurrjens needed.
In turn, this is exactly what the Braves wanted to see from Jurrjens.
And it would have been tough to find anyone who could have predicted this kind of a performance from a guy who spent the past eight weeks in minor league exile.
I thought he would get rocked and rolled and be gone by the third inning.
But there was Jurrjens on Friday...
Jair Jurrjens made an impressive return to the majors by limiting the Boston Red Sox to one run and three hits, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 4-1 win on Friday night.
Jurrjens, an All-Star last season when he topped the Braves with 13 wins, worked 7 2-3 innings and left after allowing an RBI double by Daniel Nava that drove in Will Middlebrooks, who led off the eighth with a double...
The Game Score statistic was developed by Bill James as a way of giving pitchers a score for each game they pitch. A closer look at how the stat is calculated will be discussed later in this post. The statistic is a way to rate starting pitchers. The average starting pitching Game Score is 49 to 51 (depending on the year). This season's league average is 51. R.A. Dickey currently...
This was very cool. Thanks to @Fireflies712 for making a video of it (while I just took a bootleg picture of the TV with my phone, haha)!
Thanks, FSS! I really did enjoy hearing Paul Byrd on Braves Live today. He is very well-spoken and didn't fill the time with cliches like so many ballplayers do. ;)
“Sunday MLB on TBS” will feature the Boston Red Sox and second baseman Dustin Pedroia hosting the Atlanta Braves and catcher Brian McCann in interleague action June 24 at 1:30 p.m. ET from historic Fenway Park. Clay Buchholz (7-2) is scheduled to start for the Red Sox against Braves probable starter Mike Minor (3-5). Calling the action will be Brian Anderson (play-by...
First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53 ERA)
Saturday: Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12 ERA) vs. Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14 ERA)
Sunday: Mike Minor, LHP (3-5, 6.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-2, 5.53 ERA)
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Friday, June 22 @ 7:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37) vs Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, June 23 @ 7:15 PM
Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12) vs Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14)
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Pro pictures from the Boston series...
Man, I missed JJ's pitching face.
He pitched so well! Truly played like he belongs with the big club.
Official picture description says JHey "flips his bat". This doesn't look like a bat flip...not like the Cody Ross bat flips we saw today.
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Randall got four outs before being removed from the game. Did you notice...
BOSTON (AP) -- Cody Ross hit two homers and drove in five runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 Sunday in a game that likely was Kevin Youkilis' farewell to the Fenway Park fans.
Youkilis, a subject of recent trade rumors, was lifted for a pinch-runner after hitting a triple in the seventh inning. After the game, manager Bobby Valentine said general manager...
To say the Red Sox' lineup is a little shook up for Sunday's game would be an understatement. A day after much upheaval over the status of Kevin Youkilis, the third baseman is back in the lineup for the final contest in a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves. Rather than bumping Will Middlebrooks out of the batting order, though, Youkilis will start at third, and...
The Brewers have agreed to sign Livan Hernandez, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. It appears Hernandez will initially help out in the bullpen but will be able to help out in the rotation if need.
Hernandez was released by the Braves earlier this week after he was designated the week prior.
Hernadez signed with the Braves in March after he was released by the Astros. He posted...
Time: 7:15 PM ET
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI
Red Sox (36-34)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.14)
Pitching: RHP Randall Delgado (4-7, 4.12)