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We are at that point in Jose Iglesias’ season where a multiple-hit game no longer draws notice.
Seventeen of his 34 games have featured at least two hits.
He had three last night.
When somebody does a neat trick every other day, it’s tough to work up the proper amount of shock and awe, but what stood out about Iglesias’ hat trick last night was that it came in his first game as the everyday third baseman of the Red Sox.
That makes it special.
Herald: Iglesias' big nights are everyday things
This isn't everyday yet. Not when you have someone like Nick who has finally jumped on the Jose Iglesias bandwagon that Scott has been driving for years.
Iglesias' three hit night brought up his average to an absurd .434. And while he's not hitting for power, he's at least hitting it in the gaps and getting some extra base hits, which has also led to his crazy OPS of 1.059. That's nearly three times as much as last season (.391).
With Middlebrooks heading down, Iglesias playing third from here on out is more than ideal. Maybe Middlebrooks can look at Iglesias as motivation considering what he has gone through and how he's playing now.
Rest of the Links: Globe: Sox pound out win | Dempster delivers as Sox roll | Ross moved to 60-day DL | Morales heads to DL | Herald: Pedro glad to pitch in | Middlebrooks sent to minors | Pedroia rocks on | CSNNE: Dempster continues to find stride | Sox tap Rockies for 11-4 win | Sox demote struggling Middlebrooks | Season-high 20 hits for Sox | WEEI: The value of Dempster | Sox rampage over Rockies
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Will Middlebrooks (left) has been demoted to Pawtucket, while Jose Iglesias is staying put (Getty Images)
Another day, another twist in the ongoing Red Sox saga at the hot corner.
Tuesday afternoon, the Sox optioned struggling incumbent third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A Pawtucket, adding more security to Jose Iglesias’s tenure...
Buchholz Tuesday (FN Photo)More bad news about the best starting pitcher on the Red Sox. In a bullpen session today, Clay Buchholz felt "discomfort" after throwing only 18 pitches and was shut down again. The Red Sox sent the right-hander to get an MRI on his neck on Wednesday afternoon. No word yet on any results. This prolonged absence from the rotation is highly troubling...
(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Ryan Dempster must be wondering why the Red Sox can't support him like this all the time. Boston pounded out a season-high twenty hits on the way to smiting the Rockies at Fenway, 11-4. Four different Red Sox players collected three hits (Dustin Pedroia, Daniel Nava, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Iglesias), while Pedroia knocked in four runs in the rout. Dempster...
It seemed inevitable, and it happened. Will Middlebrooks has been optioned to Pawtucket due to terrible offensive numbers this season.
The Red Sox have optioned third baseman Will Middlebrooks to Triple A
Pawtucket and purchased the contract of infielder Brandon Snyder.
Middlebrooks is hitting .192 this season with a .617 OPS and lost his
position to Jose Iglesias...
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There’s a reason some fans bring their own baseball glove to the ballpark — because a foul ball could come flying their way at any point during the game. Especially if you are in the front row down the foul line.
One Red Sox fan had an extremely important phone call he had to take (we are assuming) during the first inning of Tuesday’s...
A Boston Red Sox fan who was harassed and stabbed through the neck by a New York Yankees fan at a restaurant in 2010 has been awarded $4.3 million by a jury.
The jury in New Haven reached the verdict Thursday in favor of Monte Freire and against the restaurant, U.S.S. Chowder Pot III, in Branford, attorneys for both sides said. Bartenders ignored warnings that the Yankees fan was...
Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs and had three of Boston's season-high 20 hits, and Ryan Dempster took advantage of an early cushion that kept getting bigger for the Red Sox in their 11-4 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Mike Napoli added two RBIs and Jacoby Ellsbury, Daniel Nava and Jose Iglesias joined Pedroia with three hits apiece as the Red Sox gave...
The Red Sox didn't have to worry about their biggest weakness tonight, as the game was put away before the bullpen got involved.
Boston won 11-4 while compiling 20 hits off four Rockies pitchers. Juan Nicasio started, but lasted just two and a third innings as the Sox pummeled him for 12 hits and seven runs. Each ensuing reliever walked at least one, gave up multiple hits, and...
The Red Sox got out to a fast lead, scoring seven runs in the 2nd inning, and held on to win 7-4 despite a late Blue Jays rally.
Jon Lester pitched seven strong innings. John Farrell sent him back out for the 8th and he immediately gave up two singles. Junichi Tazawa relieved Lester but allowed the two inherited runs, pushing the score into save territory, and forcing (because Farrell...
The sports marketing arm of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management, announced that it has hired Jennifer Flynn as general counsel. Flynn will also continue in her role as assistant general counsel and senior vice president of the Boston Red Sox.
“Jen’s keen ability to handle and advise on a broad range of complex matters has been key to our business growth and success...
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Welcome home, Red Sox.
The American League-leading Boston Red Sox (45-33) return to Fenway Park for nine-game home-stand and get it kicked off with an interleague matchup against the Colorado Rockies (39-38). The Sox and Rox clash at Fenway for the first time since the 2007 World Series, when the Red Sox swept the first two games on their way to...
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Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn't surprised that his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays, are working their way back into contention in the AL East.
Farrell will also be hoping that Jon Lester can return to the form he has displayed against Toronto this year in Thursday night's opener of a four-game set at Fenway Park.
Although Toronto (39-38) is still in last place...
New closer, Koji Uehara, proves to be the right choice by manager John Farrell in his first opportunity to close today against the Rockies. Uehara closed out Boston's 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies with a perfect 9th inning including two strikeouts.
Koji looked extremely comfortable as the closer for the Sox which wouldn't surprise many...