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Visitors to the Fenway Park press box are greeted at the door by several massive photographs commemorating the Red Sox’ World Series championship teams.
Featured prominently in two of those shots is Jonathan Papelbon, who returns to Fenway this week for the first time as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
It feels like more than just two years ago that Papelbon was closing games out for the Red Sox, the Dropkick Murphys’ “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” ushering him in from the bullpen. During his time in Boston, Papelbon was, for lack of a better word, a beast. His staggering physical gifts made him a nightmare for opposing hitters, and his furious competitiveness and boundless enthusiasm made him a rock star in a city that idolizes its sports heroes.
Surrounded by a gaggle of media members in the visitors’ dugout prior to first pitch Monday evening, Papelbon described how it felt to return to the city where he began his career.
“It’s an absolute thrill,” he said. “To be here, to pl...
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Cliff Lee is good. The Phillies? Not so much.
While it remains to be seen whether Philadelphia will be a buyer or a seller at this year’s trade deadline, Cliff Lee is sure to be a name floating around in rumors until the Phils decide. That means that every outing the left-hander has is more or less an audition for any prospective teams looking for a piece to help their rotation...
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Cole Hamels moved to 1-8 on the season. Think about that.
The Boston Red Sox got one of their own back on Tuesday, as they have activated left-handed reliever Franklin Morales from the 15-day disabled list. Morales, who had been having neck and pectoral issues since the end of spring training will find himself coming out of the bullpen at first.
If he proves that he can hold up to the grind and pitch well he could become an option to get...
Two of the hottest hitters on the Red Sox weren’t regulars days ago, but injuries that forced Will Middlebrooks and Shane Victorino to the 15-day disabled list have thrust Jose Iglesias and Mike Carp into starting roles.
Iglesias is making his second career start at third base and batting in the No. 9 hole, while Carp is starting in left field and batting seventh. Iglesias is 4...
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Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69).
Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
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