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What Craig Breslow Does and Doesn’t Teach Us About Baseball

At 35 years young, Craig Breslow was pressed into duty in the starting rotation this September after plying his trade for years in the bullpen. Perhaps “pressed into duty” is a bit misleading — Breslow made just two starts — but he was able to prepare as a starter for a few weeks, and in the final days of a lost season, that qualifies as noteworthy. As is the case with...
Via BP Boston
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Sox Drop Another Game To The Indians As Season Draws To A Close

The Red Sox faced off against the Indians once again as the season winds down.  Both teams are not going anywhere in the playoffs, so it is just playing it out at this point.  The Sox decided to tap Craig Breslow once again as a starter in a bullpen game vs. Kluber for the Indians.  Breslow once again impressed in his impromptu role as a starter, but he would still end up with...
Via Fenway West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow Open To Becoming Full-Time Starter If Given Opportunity

CLEVELAND — Craig Breslow could get used to this whole starting thing. Breslow made 522 career major league relief appearances over 10 seasons before making his first big league start last week for the Boston Red Sox. The 35-year-old, who pitched well in his starting debut, gave it another whirl Saturday night against the Cleveland Indians and excelled for the second straight outing...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bullpen Blanks O’s

The Red Sox decided to take on the Orioles on Saturday afternoon without a usual starter.  The Sox tapped reliever Craig Breslow to start the game and then to piece it together down the stretch.  Given the bullpen trouble this season, it seemed like a risky move, but it worked.  The Orioles couldn’t scratch a single run against the Sox relievers and the home team won easily...
Via Fenway West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow’s First Career Start For Red Sox ‘A Lot Of Fun’ (Video)

Craig Breslow got to check an item off his baseball bucket list Saturday. The Boston Red Sox relief pitcher made his first career start in his team’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. He looked like a natural, too, allowing no runs on just two hits before getting pulled after four innings in an 8-0 Red Sox win. Needless to say, Breslow was pretty pumped about...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Breslow Shines In Start, Sox Shut Out O's Again, 8-0

(Getty Images)Well, we've been wrong before—and we are again on yesterday's Craig Breslow start. We thought it was a bad idea. In fact, the 35-year old lefty (making his first start ever) went four scoreless innings—handing off the rest of the 8-0 shutout to his bullpen buddies. Those buddies delivered five shutout frames. Boston got clutch hits from a bevy of players, most...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Craig Breslow Makes Solid Start As Red Sox Bullpen Earns Win

BOSTON — For months, one of the Red Sox’s many woes has been its bullpen. With Boston’s starters failing to go deep into games often, the bullpen has been overworked, injured and has blown plenty of its outings. But that was far from the case in Saturday’s 8-0 win against the Baltimore Orioles. A bullpen day for the Red Sox seemed like a risk given the team’s track record...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow Is Really Excited To Finally Make His First Career Start (Video)

Craig Breslow is pretty excited — and he should be. The 35-year-old Boston Red Sox relief pitcher is making his first career start Saturday, which will be his 523rd major league appearance. His start marks the longest stretch of games played before a start since former Los Angeles Angels great Troy Percival (639 games) did it. When Breslow takes the mound, he’ll be the oldest...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Breslow Makes Questionable Start At Fenway

Why? That's all we want to know. Breslow? Really? I mean we like the guy and all, but...BRESLOW? And Pedey at DH? Anyway, here is the starting lineup today for the Red Sox: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia DH, Xander Bogaerts SS, Travis Shaw 1B, Rusney Castillo LF, Brock Holt 3B, Josh Rutledge 2B, Blake Swihart C, Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF. And inexplicably, Craig Breslow is on the mound.
Via FenwayNation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Closer by Committee-More Stats

As the Sox finish out the season fairly well, a continuing problem is the bullpen. Some stats on closer by committee. A combination of Junichi Tazawa, Craig Breslow, Robbie Ross Jr (who had a shaky win Saturday and a save Sunday) Alexi Ogando, and Tommy Layne have 20 saves out of 31 tries. Their combined ERA is 4.19. Their WHIPS range from 1.30 to (Ross) to 1.50 (Breslow) ...
Via Fenway West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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