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Thank You, Joe Kelly, For Letting Me Go Outside Today

This is a holiday weekend, and there are things you’re “supposed” to do on long weekends in the warmer months. Like go outside, hang with friends, drop back a few hundred brewskis, engage with the family, toss frisbees at homeless people, dress up as Millard Fillmore and hit City Hall Plaza, and cut the crotch out of every pair of “Dockers” in your closet. Thing is, when...
Via Surviving Grady
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Pitchers need an approved gripping substance

  John Farrell thinks Major League Baseball needs to write down one of its unwritten rules.   After Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Will Smith and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz both were ejected last week and suspended eight games for having a foreign substance on their arms, the great debate about grip-enhancers was brought up once again. And the Boston Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Wade Miley goes from bad to good

Going into the 2015 season, the Boston Red Sox and its fan base knew very well that the starting pitching would not be winning the team that many games. They felt the lineup that was assembled in the offseason would be potent enough to keep the team in games. It started off that way for the Red Sox, but the offense slowed up once May rolled around. The starting pitching continued...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Playoff chances hopeful or hopeless?

The Boston Red Sox owe $64 million to players currently uninvolved with the team’s efforts.  With Shane Victorino, Justin Masterson, and Ryan Hanigan all on the DL, and Allen Craig and his remaining $25 million salary in Triple-A Pawtucket, it’s safe to say the Sox aren’t getting their money’s worth. Over the past three seasons the Red Sox have finished in last place, won...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Nap Attack

Mike Napoli was a sleeper candidate entering the season but has been a disappointment. There have been signs of promise, and the biggest of those came this weekend. While he’s still hitting just .201, Napoli came alive this weekend with 4 HR while going 5-for-9 with 5 R and 8 RBI. Now with 8 HR on the season, this is what we were expecting to see from him to start the season...
Via Baseball Professor
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts Justifying John Farrell’s Lineup Change

BOSTON — The Red Sox have figured out how to play winning baseball. One day after snapping a three-game losing streak with an 8-3 win, the Red Sox made it two straight victories by defeating the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 at Fenway Park. Boston’s win in Sunday’s series finale was one of the team’s most complete efforts of the season, as everything seemed to click for the Sox...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli’s Bat Powers Red Sox Offense

The Boston Red Sox offense showed some life this weekend. The team responded to a major lineup shuffle by Manager John Farrell. The shake-up saw Dustin Pedroia move to the lead-0ff spot with Hanley Ramirez flip-flopping with David Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts assuming the five spot in the order. Make no mistake, the Red Sox have had good starting pitching as of late, but the offense...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

If Steven Wright is only a little bit like Tim Wakefield, we’ll take it

Bill Foley (@Foles74)Contributing WriterMay 27, 1995 was one of my best days in a lifetime of following the Red Sox. That was the day I learned that the Tim Wakefield was a member of the team. The way I found out about Wakefield joining the Red Sox was somewhat hard to believe.I was at the Scoop Thirst Parlor in my home town of Butte, Montana, on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vol 7: AL East Weekly Wrap-Up

Mike Wright had a great week for the Baltimore Orioles I think that through the first few series of all these AL East teams being outside of the division, we can clearly see that the AL East might end up being the worst division at seasons end. All teams in this division outside of the Tampa Bay Rays don’t pitch very well, all teams can hit outside of Tampa, and 3/5 times have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wade, Nap And Bogie Pace Red Sox To 6-1 Win

(Associated Press)Good thing Mike Napoli's back is broad—because he's carrying the Red Sox offense right now. The burly first-sacker knocked in four runs today—including another 2-run HR as the Red Sox took the series from the Angles, 6-1. Quick-working Wade Miley was highly efficient—retiring the first 14 Angels he faced. He ended up going eight solid innings, giving up just...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Napoli Homers Twice In Sox Win!

The Red Sox were coming off a pretty brutal loss as they headed into Saturday game with the Angels.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound vs. CJ Wilson for the Angels.  Wright struggled out of the gate, but settled down nicely and let the Sox offense get those runs and then some back for him. Wright got into trouble in the 1st and the Sox were losing before the...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli's Two Homers Guide Boston To 8-3 Win Over Angels

This was the Boston Red Sox we thought we were getting at the start of the season.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The First Professional Week for Yoan Moncada

Boston Red Sox’s Yoan Moncada participates during a minor league baseball workout at JetBlue Park in Ft. Myers, Florida on Friday, March 13, 2015. Staff photo by Christopher Evans of the Boston Herald. On Monday, Boston Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada began his much anticipated professional baseball career. For the first time since being acquired in February, the 19-year old Cuban...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Bash Away At Sox Pitching in Series Opener

The Red Sox just lost a series against the Rangers and looked to rebound against the Angels.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Garrett Richards for the Angels.  Porcello started off well, but when the Angels were able to score 9 runs in the 5th inning that is a hard game to win. The Sox got on the scoreboard first in Friday’s game.  Mike Napoli hit a solo homerun in...
Via Fenway West
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia sums it up: "Everybody's Pissed"

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer With Rusney Castillo in Friday's lineup, many Red Sox fans had high hopes heading into the game. Those hopes were quickly erased following a 9 run 5th inning by the Angels. The Sox went on to lose 12-5. This loss dropped the Sox record to 19-23 and they have now lost 3 straight. Boston's home record fell to 8-12 with the loss. Following...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Painfully Wedgied by Angels

Such is the life of a Red Sox fan in 2015: on Thursday night, we were howling for Rusney Castillo to swoop in with his mighty bat and spark this club to new life. By Friday night, he was already hearing jeers from the crowd as he bungled his second play in Fenway’s right field. Hopefully the guy won’t take it personally. It’s just that last night’s game proved something...
Via Surviving Grady
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney In Red Sox Lineup For First Time In '15

Rusney Castillo is in tonight's Red Sox lineup—for the first time in 2015. After spending some time on the disabled list and playing in 18 games for the PawSox, Castillo will play right field tonight and bat eighth. Here is tonight's full lineup: Betts CF,  Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Ramirez LF, Bogaerts SS, Napoli 1B, Holt 3B, Castillo RF, Swihart C. Rick Porcello gets the start for Boston.
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lack of Run Support Means Another Loss

The Red Sox came into the game with the series tied and were hoping for a series win.  Clay Buchholz was on the mound for the Sox and in his last few outings he has looked much more like the promising pitcher we need him to be.  Buchholz struggled some in the early innings, but he was able to get into the 8th and give the team a quality start.  Unfortunately he didn’t get much...
Via Fenway West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Farrell 'not ruling anything out' as Red Sox's struggles persist

BOSTON — What can the Red Sox do to snap themselves out of the funk they currently find themselves in? John Farrell is open to suggestions. The Boston manager was unable to provide any concrete solutions for his team’s struggles — which have been particularly dire in the run-scoring department — after it dropped a 2-1 decision to the Texas Rangers on Thursday night. ...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday Links: What are the Red Sox doing to Jackie Bradley?

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor In case you forgot, Jackie Bradley Jr. is still occupying a spot on the Red Sox 25-man roster. Since being recalled from triple-A Pawtucket on May 10th, the center fielder has appeared in 6 games, and has spent the bulk of his 2 week stay on the bench. Still at the relatively young age of 25, it is too early for Boston to proclaim that Bradley Jr....
Via Fire Brand AL
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Why it’s time for Rusney Castillo

The Boston Red Sox started off the 2015 season with high hopes. The newly acquired Hanley Ramirez could do no wrong, smashing ten homeruns and 24 runs batted in through the month of April. The other big addition to the lineup, Pablo Sandoval, got off to a great start as well, hitting .312 in April. Mookie Betts also stepped up big time, easily becoming one of the biggest surprises...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz worked the drive-thru at New Hampshire Dunkin’ Donuts (pic/vid)

When Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hangs up his cleats for the last time and retires after a storied MLB career, his quality performance while working the drive-thru at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Salem, N.H., certainly indicates he may have his post-retirement part-time job already lined up. Ortiz, with a name tag reading “Big...Read More The post David Ortiz wored the drive-thru...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Boston Red Sox beyond repair or help?

Things aren’t going well for the Boston Red Sox in 2015. They were something of a media darling entering the offseason after spending boatloads of cash in free agency to upgrade their lineup and making some aggressive trades to round out their rotation. Many had them down as the favorites to represent the American League in the World Series if not win the whole dang thing. Yet...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Rusney Castillo get called up?

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer While the Boston Red Sox outfield continues to struggle at the plate, a certain 72.5 million dollar outfielder is hitting his stride for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Rusney Castillo is hitting .304 with 2 homers, 9 RBIs, and 6 steals in 17 games down in Triple A. He has overcome numerous injuries that plagued him early on and now is finally...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Sliding Into First is the Sole Highlight from Yesterday’s Red Sox Game

The Red Sox have just completed a 10 game road trip in which they went 5-5. Not bad on paper; in a perfect world, you win most of your home games and try to at least break even on the road. What’s alarming, however, is the run production of late. Or lack of, I should say. Over the course of those 10 road games in Toronto, Oakland and Seattle, the Sox scored 23 runs, which is...
Via Surviving Grady
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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