Steven Wright’s knuckleball was on the move on Thursday night. In the Red Sox’ 13-2 win over the Twins at Fenway Park, Wright pitched eight innings, fanned nine, and allowed four hits and two runs with one earned. Wright’s strike-three knuckleball to Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano in the seventh inning was a doozy. On a full count, Sano chased the left-breaking...
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Everything connected for the Red Sox tonight. The offense exploded for 13 runs as Steven Wright pitched eight solid innings.
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Steven Wright has been a revelation this year, and he's such a feel good story. Everyone has fooled around with a knuckleball in their backyard, and lemme tell ya, mine's pretty good! I may even look more athletic than Steven Wright... However, Knuckle Papi is the guy in The Show, and I'm the guy writing about him. Ah well, someone has to do both. Just pick him in your lineup today...
The Red Sox send All-Star Steven Wright to the mound opposite the Twins' Tyler Duffey in Thursday night's series opener at Fenway Park.
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Steven Wright hit a bit of a speed bump in the sixth inning during the Boston Red Sox’s 5-3 win over the New York Yankees on Friday, but the rest of his outing couldn’t have gone much better. Wright allowed three earned runs (all in the sixth) on three hits while striking out four in the win. Hear what Wright said about his performance in the win in the video from “Red Sox Final” above.
Steven Wright has had quite the 2016 season so far, and he’s earned a spot in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. However, even the best knuckleballers sometimes struggle in less than ideal weather conditions. So what will the weather have in store for Wright on Wednesday night when he takes the mound at Fenway Park against the Texas Rangers? Hear NESN’s Tom Caron and Jim...
BOSTON — It took a while to get there, but the Red Sox started off the month of July with a win. Boston struck early and often, giving starter Steven Wright a 5-0 lead heading into the sixth inning. However, it started to pour in the bottom of the fifth, which for Wright means he can’t grip his knuckleball. That much was abundantly clear, too, as Wright put a blemish on his solid...
Steven Wright has been a lifesaver for the Red Sox this season, but there was a time when the knuckleballer wasn’t guaranteed a spot on Boston’s roster. The Texas Rangers apparently tried to take advantage of that uncertainty. Wright was out of minor league options going into this season, making him a trade candidate for a Red Sox team that seemingly had its rotation in order...
Steven Wright was struggling in the low minors and considered what he might start doing after baseball. What about working as a contractor or valeting cars while taking classes? His need to make those plans suddenly change when a few coaches spotted him fooling around with a knuckleball. Impressed by the movement, they tell Wright to use the pitch in games. After finding success...
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