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Steven Wright Falters, But PawSox Still Win

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The last time Steven Wright was in action, he was bailing out a beleaguered Boston Red Sox bullpen – in last Friday’s 19-inning marathon at Yankee Stadium. Wright tossed five innings of two-run ball in a game Boston eventually won 6-5. Suffice to say the difference between the Wright who tamed the hitting-impaired Yankees and the Wright who pitched Thursday...
Via Fire Brand AL
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright provides stability to shaky starting rotation

(STEVEN SENNE/ASSOCIATED PRESS)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Manager John Farrell said it best after watching Steven Wright toss three scoreless knuckleball filled innings Monday against the Mets, "Steven Wright is a guy that in my mind gives us a lot of comfort..."It has not been pretty for a few of the projected starting pitchers this spring.Yesterday we watched as Joe Kelly...
Via RedSoxLife
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Wright as a Joe Kelly Alternative

Today, Joe Kelly took the mound in Ft. Myers, and it didn’t go well; he gave up seven hits in 2 2/3 innings before leaving with an injury currently being called biceps tightness Kelly said he had biceps tightness that limited him to fastballs; 'not concerned.' Says he's had it before. 'Usually doesn't last too […]
Via Fangraphs
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Could Emerge As Valuable Contributor For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> No one is saying Steven Wright is going to win 200 games in a Red Sox uniform. He might never earn an All-Star selection, pitch in a playoff game or even carve out a permanent spot in Boston’s rotation. But Tim Wakefield comparisons aside, the 30-year-old knuckleballer could become a meaningful player for the Sox in 2015...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

7 questions you always wanted to ask a Red Sox knuckleball pitcher

Steven Wright (#65)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is a bit of a different story than you usually encounter here, one that came together a bit by chance, a bit by luck and due to the willingness of an athlete to impart knowledge on an inquisitive fan.This story is about Steven Wright, the only knuckleball pitcher since Tim Wakefield to break into the Red Sox rotation.We...
Via RedSoxLife
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Shines Once Again, Says He’s ‘Going In The Right Direction’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright continues to impress every time he steps on the mound. The 30-year-old knuckleballer shined once again Saturday night, tossing three shutout innings in relief against the Kansas City Royals, scattering three hits while striking out two in just his third major league appearance this season. Wright has been a pleasant surprise out of the bullpen...
Via NESN.com
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright flutters his way into Red Sox bullpen

Steven Wright dazzling coachesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There is nothing like getting into Fenway early, before the gates open to the public.You have an almost empty ballpark, you wander down to the bullpen and take in the pitchers doing their bullpen sessions.This week we caught up with a new addition to the bullpen this year called up from Triple-A this week, but he...
Via RedSoxLife
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright’s Knuckleball Flourishes In Long Relief For Red Sox

BOSTON — Both of Stephen Wright’s major league appearances in 2014 have come under similar circumstances: a roughed-up starting pitcher, a tired bullpen and a game that still was in its early stages. Both times, Wright was up to the challenge. The 30-year-old knuckleballer, who impressed over four innings of relief last month against the Houston Astros, did himself one better...
Via NESN.com
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Tosses Five Stellar Innings In Relief During Loss Vs. Jays (Video)

It was a battle of the knuckleballers — for a few innings at least — Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Blue Jays, fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright relieved starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, and promptly shut down Toronto. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six, but he was...
Via NESN.com
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury News: Steven Wright first rehab game

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday by the score of 6-3. The win improved the Red Sox to 22-29 on the season. The Red Sox have struggled most of the season, in the lower half of the league in both runs scored and ERA. There is some good news on the pitching front, as Steven Wright made his first rehab start since being placed on the 60-day disabled list....
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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