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David Price Has High Praise For Red Sox Knuckleballer Steven Wright

The Boston Red Sox signed David Price this past offseason to be their newest ace. And he certainly still could be — he’s made just five starts for the Sox, after all, and was very good in three of them. But so far, the Red Sox’s best starting pitcher hasn’t been Price. It’s been 31-year-old knuckleballer Steven Wright, who’s allowed just four total earned runs over his...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Detects Some Knuckleball 'Hangover' Effect

As Red Sox fans ponder whether Steven Wright (and not David Price) is the true ace of the Boston rotation, Fangraphs.com has come up with an interesting finding about knuckleballers. In a fairly exhaustive review of recent knuckleball pitchers, they've found that there is a slight negative "hangover" effect on hitters in the few days after they face someone like Tim Wakefield or...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright is your Team's Ace and Deserves to Stay

(April 16, 2016 - Source: Rich Gagnon/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterThrough 16 games, the Red Sox' most consistent starting pitcher is their number-five starter who also happens to throw the most inconsistent pitch in baseball: the knuckleball. You read that Wright. It's Steven Wright.  I called this one from the beginning.  Since the start...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Betts, Wright lead Red Sox to 6-2 win over the Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Steven Wright pitched into the seventh inning, and Mookie Betts finished a home run shy of the cycle as the Boston Red Sox beat the Houston Astros 6-2 on Friday night. Betts tripled in the first and ninth innings, scoring both times. He had an RBI double in the second and singled and scored in the fourth. He flied out in the sixth. Wright (1-2) had his third straight...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright’s Stuff: Talking Knuckleballs with a Knuckleballer

It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to speak with someone who’s mastered a craft to which few others in the world can lay claim. Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, drafted as a conventional pitcher in the second round of the 2006 draft by the Cleveland Indians, was converted to a knuckleballer by that same organization in 2011. He made his major-league debut with the Red Sox...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright bought Chris Colabello a bottle of booze after accidental beaning

During Sunday’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game at Fenway Park, Boston starter Steven Wright accidentally hit Toronto first baseman Chris Colabello in the head with a pitch. Colabello was alright and able to stay in the game, and Wright immediately apologized. Steven Wright lost a fastball and hit Chris Colabello in the helmet. Colabello was down for a bit but went to 1st. pic.twitter...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright sends Chris Colabello gift after beaning him

Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello was hit in the helmet by a Steven Wright fastball on Sunday, and the Red Sox pitcher went above and beyond in his apology. Wright sent Colabello a large bottle of liquor to atone for his accidental beanball. “Steven decided that he was going to send over a gift,” Colabello said Monday via the Associated Press as he showed reporters the liquor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Wright Could Complicate Things For Red Sox When Eduardo Rodriguez Returns

BOSTON — Steven Wright has earned his spot in the Red Sox’s rotation so far. The only problem is, it’s not really his spot. The knuckleballer slotted into the No. 5 spot in the rotation when Eduardo Rodriguez hit the disabled list with a hyperextended knee before Opening Day, and so far, he’s delivered two quality starts, including one Sunday in Boston’s 5-3 loss to the...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Blue Jays Out-Pitch Boston In Another Steven Wright Start

BOSTON — Steven Wright has been good in his two outings so far for the Red Sox, but the Toronto Blue Jays have been better. In Wright’s last start in Toronto on April 10, he had the misfortune of going up against Marco Estrada, who blanked the Red Sox 3-0 in a game that saw Wright go 6 2/3 innings while giving up just two runs, with only one of them being earned. And on Sunday...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Knuckleball Pitcher Steven Wright Starts For Red Sox Against Blue Jays

Steven Wright, one of the few knuckleball pitchers in major league baseball, will start for the Boston Red Sox in Sunday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Wright’s previous outing this season also was against the Blue Jays, when he gave up six hits, two runs (one earned), walked three and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings on April 10. Check out an interview...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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