Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of the Associated PressThe Royals hit a pair of home runs in the first inning off Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright as Boston fell 6-3 in the opening game of their three-game weekend series against Kansas City at Fenway Park. The issues weren't Wright's alone, by the way. The offense left twelve men on base in Boston's third...
(AP Photo)Maybe it was the heat, or the humidity that did Steven Wright in last night in the first inning—but more likely it was just the hot Kansas City bats. In any event, the game was pretty much over before most fans squeezed their 21st-century posteriors into Fenway's early 20th-century seats. Down 5-0 after one, Boston's offense again squandered multiple opportunities to...
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Red Sox right-hander Steven Wright was enthusiastic to get back on the mound after spending 17 games on the disabled list. But after Boston's 6-3 loss to Kansas City on Friday night, the knuckleballer was the first to admit that he was too amped up.
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BOSTON — The Red Sox didn’t get off to great start Friday, to say the least, and they couldn’t finish things out, either. Knuckleballer Steven Wright gave up five runs on two home runs to put the Red Sox in a 5-0 hole in the first inning. But even after he pulled himself together from there on out, Boston’s offense had a tough time plating runs despite racking up 15 hits...
Knuckleballer Steven Wright (13-5, 3.01) returns for his first start since August 5th as the Boston Red Sox (71-56) look to bounce back from a pair of losses and face off against the Kansas City Royals (66-61) with Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.58) taking the mound.
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The Red Sox announced Friday afternoon that they had activated knuckelballer Steven Wright from the disabled list to start against the Royals. Reliever Heath Hembree has been optioned to clear room on the roster. #RedSox activated Steven Wright off the DL. Optioned Heath Hembree. Wright starts tonight. — Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 26, 2016 Wright […] The post Red Sox activate...
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Steven Wright has rejoined the Boston Red Sox’s rotation. The Red Sox activated Wright from the 15-day disabled list Friday before starting a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park. The knuckleballer will toe the rubber in the series opener, making his first start since Aug. 5. To make room for Wright on the 25-man roster, Boston optioned right-hander Heath...
Wright (L) And Wright (R)For a big part of this season—before Rick Porcello emerged as the #1 ace—Steven Wright was the most consistent Boston starter. Even during a bad stretch of pitching in July, he went 4-0 in six starts. It's been that kind of year for the soon-to-be 32-year-old (13-5, 3.01 ERA), who is no longer confused with the Boston-based comic of the same name (although...
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Steven Wright will return from the disabled list and pitch for the first time since Aug. 5 when the Red Sox host Ian Kennedy and the Royals on Friday at Fenway Park.
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Nothing seemed to go Steven Wright’s way Tuesday night. The Boston Red Sox pitcher had the worst outing of his career in a 9-8 loss to the Detroit Tigers, allowing eight earned runs in just 4 2/3 innings of work. The All-Star discussed what went wrong during the start in the clubhouse after the game, as seen on NESN’s “Red Sox Final.” Check out Wright’s comments in the video above.
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