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SMOKING: David Ortiz looks to extend his 25-game hit streak tonight at Fenway Park.
Satchel Paige famously said: “Don’t look back.
Something might be gaining on you.”
For David Ortiz, that something is history.
Tonight, when the Sox return from a being swept out of the
Lone Star State and host the Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game set
at Fenway, David Ortiz will try to extend his impressive, 25-game hit streak.
The streak is significant for several reasons:
and breadth: The 25-game stretch is a personal best for Big
Papi, and Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe notes that it’s the second longest hit streak of at least 20 games (in calendar terms) since 1900. Ortiz's current streak spans 307 days. The longest streak — 322 days — was etched by Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra, who put
together a 20-game string to end the 2000 season but then underwent wrist
surgery and was on the shelf until ...
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Boston Red Sox left fielder Daniel Nava stopped in his tracks after completely losing a home run ball by Texas Rangers leadoff batter Ian Kinsler during Saturday's MLB game in Arlington.
Nava was so fooled that he was still looking for the ball after it had already landed in the stands.
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It was only a matter of time before the question arose. You know, THE question that everyone in baseball asks when a player is doing well. No, not “what substance is that on his arm?” (Sorry, Clay). The other one.
“Is he on the juice?”
At 37 years old and batting .414 with a 27-game hitting streak, David Ortiz is facing the question. Again...
That wasn't boos in Fenway. That was DREWWWWWWWWW.
Stephen Drew has his best night in a Red Sox uniform and it was capped off with a wall ball double in the 11th to bring in the winning run and end the three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Drew went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI's.
All of this could have been avoided had Joel Hanrahan closed out...
The first two weeks of the Major League Baseball season are always the most fun for stat heads. Over the course of just a few games, a perusal of their favorite teams’ box scores can show players hitting .500, .625 or even .800. Every hit can send the batting average up a dozen or so points, while a slump can put a usually dangerous slugger well below the Mendoza line.
The Red Sox might have lost more than a game on Tuesday night after a couple of injuries left the team without Will Middlebrooks and David Ross for the later innings. That said, they still did lose a game in pretty unattractive fashion.
Boston couldn’t solve Twins starter Scott Diamond and only scratched across one run in the ninth inning to avoid a shutout while falling 6-1 to...
Joel Hanrahan's career as Boston Red Sox closer took a turn for the worse last night, as the flamethrower left last night's game against the Minnesota Twins not only having given up the lead on a game tying solo home run to Brian Dozier, but also experiencing tightness in his right forearm. Hanrahan mentioned that he:
...felt a little pull, like my forearm went a little...
The Red Sox were swept in a series for the first time this season by the Texas Rangers, halting the positive momentum the Sox had been building throughout April.
Starter Jon Lester pitched six innings in the loss, and despite his offense giving him a considerable cushion, was unable to stave off the Rangers as they tied things up in the sixth. Lester admitted after the game that...
David Ortiz's hitting streak is rolling along even if the Boston Red Sox are not, and manager John Farrell has decided to make some changes.
Ortiz looks to extend his hitting streak to 28 games while staying hot against his former team as rookie Allen Webster makes his second career start against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.
Boston (21-12) had won seven...
Setup guy in there somewhere?
Look no further, I have found the Red Sox 'setup' guy.
He might be a bit unrecognizable in this picture, but after he sorts out his off season hair and beard issues, we got our setup guy in Andrew Miller. I think since shaving the beard he has been a tad sharper, is throwing a tad more on the corners, and has a tad more control of his nasty...
Clay Buchholz wasn't at his best on Monday night. But his offense picked him up.
And it was Stephen Drew who delivered the game-winning hit as his walkoff double in the 11th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.
12:30 p.m.: Will Middlebrooks has really been struggling, both in the field and at the plate. The Red Sox third baseman will be given the day off on Sunday.
Middlebrooks is 3-for-19 on Boston’s current road trip, which negates the strides he appeared to be making at the plate toward the tail end of the team’s recent homestand. Making matters worse is that Middlebrooks made an...
Joel Hanrahan was placed on the disabled list in Boston yesterday with right forearm tightness. I’ve pointed out in the past that the Hanrahan trade is looking good, simply because of how Hanrahan’s value has plummeted, Mark Melancon has rebounded to a top reliever, and Stolmy Pimentel has gotten off to a great start in Altoona. The fact that the Pirates got four years of Melancon...
After being swept in Texas, the Boston Red Sox return home for a seven-game homestand. Tonight, they'll kick it off with the first of four games against the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESNPlus. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch...
If you are like me, you are ecstatic about the Red Sox turnaround from last year to this year. But, if you're like me, you're wondering "When will something start to go wrong?" I'm 22 and I've been a fan since the young age of 6 (or 7, I can never remember which), well before 2004 and 2007, so 2011 was nothing new for me. Still, I'm keeping it in the...