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Joe Kelly, Miguel Gonzalez Get Rematch In Final Red Sox-Orioles Game (Video)

Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will be a rematch between Sox right-hander Joe Kelly and Miguel Gonzalez. Keeping up with Gonzalez will be a tall task for Kelly, as the O’s righty has delivered six straight quality starts. The pitchers last faced off against each other on Sept. 8, when Gonzalez shut out the Sox in 6 1/3 innings leading Baltimore...
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Takes Old-School Approach To Preparing For Starts (Video)

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly takes an old-school approach to preparing for starts. The right-hander likes to physically write down notes and jot down any and every tendency that a hitter has, whether it be a player struggling with a certain pitch or a player jumping at the first ball he sees. “I was never good at taking notes in college, I got bad grades,” Kelly...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Joe Kelly Works Around One Shaky Inning To Pick Up Win

The Boston Red Sox sure didn’t look like a team with nothing to play for this weekend in Kansas City. The Red Sox came from behind Sunday to best the Royals 8-4 and take three of four at Kauffman Stadium. Take a spin through some of our news and notes from the game below. – Though his stat line might indicate otherwise, Joe Kelly tossed six strong innings en route to picking...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Memorabilia Still Up For Auction On Cardinals’ Site (Photo)

If the reception upon his return to St. Louis was any indication, Cardinals fans still have a soft spot for Joe Kelly. That’s what the team is banking on. Two items of game-used memorabilia from the pitcher, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox in a deadline deal that also involved John Lackey and Allen Craig, went up for auction Tuesday on the Cardinals’ official website....
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Gets First Sox Win Behind Power of Sox Youth

Joe Kelly had been traded to the Sox a month ago and he was still looking for his first win in a Sox uniform. Some of it was due to poor pitching and some of it was due to just dumb luck. Kelly would take the mound against the Yankees and finally be able to put a Sox win in his record books mainly due to the offensive strength of the Sox youngins Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts...
Via Fenway West
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patience is a Virtue: The Future of Joe Kelly

You can learn to throw strikes, but you can’t learn to throw 95: that simple truth explains part of baseball’s recent fixation with rocket-armed young starters. It also means that patience is key with talented but unpolished pitchers. Teams have to hope that with time, raw abilities can be honed into results. And from 2012 to 2013, that’s exactly what Joe Kelly seemed to be...
Via Batting Leadoff
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly doesn’t look thrilled to be in Boston

Well if this isn’t the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. The same Joe Kelly who we grew to know and love for his hilarious personality now looks like a sick puppy on a Sarah McLachlan infomercial after being traded to Boston. Even Allen Craig, following a double in his Red Sox debut the other night, [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kelly looks to keep Cards from longest losing streak in almost a year

The St. Louis Cardinals are on the brink of their longest losing streak in almost a year. Historically, turning to Joe Kelly against the Chicago Cubs would improve their chances of avoiding such a fate. Kelly looks to use his adjusted delivery to continue his success against the Cubs in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Friday. The Cardinals (54-47) have been...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals are "looking for offense not Peavy"

In case you missed it, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the Cardinals and Jake Peavy yesterday, with Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark all reporting the Cards interest in the Red Sox pitcher.  Jon Morosi even indicated that the Cards and Red Sox were in active trade talks regarding Peavy.However, Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch put the brakes on that talk with a...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Joe Kelly headed to DL. Who will take his place?

Joe Kelly injured his hamstring today trying to beat out a bunt, leaving the Cardinals with a hole in their starting rotation.  Who are the candidates to replace Kelly?  Let's take a look.Carlos MartinezMartinez, who lost out to Kelly for the 5th starter job, would be the obvious choice to replace him in the starting rotation.  However, there are some factors working against...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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