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BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell hasn’t had much success challenging plays under Major League Baseball’s new replay system. Farrell lost another challenge in the seventh inning of the first game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. It was a tough pill to swallow, as Farrell and several members of the Red Sox wholeheartedly disagreed with the call on the field, even after the umpires upheld their initial ruling. “One-for-5 is not a good rate. Yet we’ve got differing opinions,” Farrell said after Thursday’s first game. “We’re challenging the play as it’s called on the field. I really don’t have any comment other than that.” Thursday’s controversial play occurred in the seventh inning with the Rays clinging to a 2-1 lead. Dustin Pedroia was thrown out at home on David Ortiz’s one-out double, and the Red Sox challenged the play in the hopes of tying the game. But although replays showed Pedroia’s foot might have sneaked in ahead of catcher Jose

John Farrell: Jake Peavy Walking In Run Was ‘Uncharacteristic’ (Video)

Walking in a run in the fourth inning didn’t help Boston Red Sox starter Jake Peavy’s cause, but no one would have thought that that would be the deciding run in Boston’s 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Manager John Farrell talked to reporters before the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader to discuss Peavy’s performance and the team’s inability to score baserunners...

Jackie Bradley Jr., I Can Tell That We Are Going to Be Friends

With all the focus on Xander Bogaerts coming into this season, the Magic of Jackie Bradley Jr. went mostly overlooked. “Oh, the gentleman replacing Ellsbury?” we said, tugging at our lapels and polishing off another whiskey sour. “Well, good luck to him.” But after these last couple games, I’m starting to think (read: hoping) that JBJ is gonna have a breakout summer. Yes...

Mike Napoli Is FN's April Player Of The Month

Red Sox First Baseman Mike Napoli has been named FenwayNation's April Player Of The Month. Napoli—who finished off 2013 as our September Player Of The Month—picked up right where he left off. During April, Napoli hit .301 with a .393 on-base percentage. The still-hirsute-one clouted five home runs and five doubles during the month—to go along with 15 RBIs. He also scored...

Boston Red Sox Have Shown Encouraging Signs Despite Underwhelming April

BOSTON — In many ways, Wednesday’s rainout at Fenway Park was a fitting ending to the Red Sox’s first month of the 2014 season. April involved some rather gloomy moments the Sox would prefer to put behind them. The Red Sox finished April under .500 at 13-14. While not catastrophic by any means, the defending World Series champions certainly had higher expectations, especially...

Jake Peavy Gets Start For Red Sox In Game One Of Doubleheader Vs. Rays

It rained on Boston’s parade on Wednesday night, as a bout of evening showers washed out the second game of the Red Sox’s three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. The Sox will work double-time to complete the three-game set on Thursday, playing a day-night doubleheader against Tampa with the first game set to start at 1:05 p.m. Taking the mound for Boston in...

Shirtless, Ripped Red Sox Bro Crushing An Insty Upload During Challenge

  What will be the downfall of professional baseball? Phones. Here we have a crucial challenge during today’s Rays-Sox game. It looked like…

Tom Caron Will Be Red Sox In-Game Reporter Tonight

This just in from NESN: NESN’s Red Sox studio host Tom Caron will switch roles to serve as the Red Sox in-game reporter tonight. Adam Pellerin will host NESN’s pre and post-game shows tonight and will be joined by Hall of Famer Jim Rice. Tonight’s Red Sox coverage begins at 5:30 pm with Friday Night Fenway. Caron was the first person to serve as an in-game reporter for NESN...

Lucchino: We Want To Re-Sign Jon Lester

In the midst of a wide-ranging interview on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino stated that the team wants to re-sign lefty starter Jon Lester, adding "make no mistake about it." The issue was raised in light of a new BusinessWeek article stressing the desire of the team to avoid expensive, long-term contracts. Lester...

MLB Game Picks - Friday: May 2, 2014

The Boston Red Sox sure wanted to get those two games in yesterday. The Rays were sure upset about it. Perhaps the sweep of the two games by the Rays is a fitting end to the proceedings. I figured the Red Sox would win one of them, so that was part of the three incorrect picks for the day. Roenis Elias hamstrung the Yankees for the second one and the Dodgers coming back and beating...

Game 29 Lineup (Gm 2): Red Sox vs. Rays 5/1/14

Here is the lineup for tonight’s lineup: Red Sox (13-15) Pedroia 2B Victorino RF Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Sizemore LF Bogaerts SS Pierzynski C Middlebrooks 3B Bradley Jr. CF Doubront SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.

Boston Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr.: Racism ‘Shouldn’t Still Be Alive’

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s recent display of racism is far more than a basketball issue. It’s a global issue that has sparked a reaction in almost everyone, including those in the Boston Red Sox’s clubhouse. Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr., who is black, acknowledged this week just how big it was for NBA commissioner Adam Silver to ban Sterling from...

Red Sox, Rays Face Busy Thursday At Fenway After Rainout (Video)

Heavy rains washed out Wednesday’s scheduled game at Fenway Park, so the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays will make it up Thursday in the form of a day-night doubleheader. If Mother Nature decides to cooperate, that is. Check out a preview of the twin bill in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@RedSoxFiled under: Boston Red Sox, NESN Nation, NESN Video, Top Stories

Red Sox’ May schedule and preview

As April comes to its end, the Boston Red Sox find themselves climbing out of the cellar and into third place in the American League East. They have a record of 13-14 and sit 2.5 games behind the division-leading New York Yankees and a half game behind the Baltimore Orioles for second place. While this record may not look that impressive, it is a start considering that they spent...

Double-Dip Demise For Lifeless Carmine Hose

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Just when you thought this team had started to show some of the character of last year's squad, they go out and lay a two-egg Wendy's Grand Slam stinker—losing to the Rays, 2-1 and 6-5. In the opening tilt, a bad review call by New York Review Central missed Dustin Pedroia clearly crossing home plate before the tag (which would have knotted...

Red Sox Fan Catches Foul Ball While Holding Phone & Beer

  Camo cargos? North Face hoodie? Chin goat? Red Sox bro just crushed the foul ball game while holding his iPhone and a…
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