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WATCH: Chewbacca throws out 1st pitch at Red Sox game

BOSTON — Consider it an open tryout. The Red Sox, whose starting pitching has struggled this season, hosted “Star Wars Night” on Monday at Fenway Park. Chewbacca threw out the ceremonial first pitch, giving Boston a glimpse of what he might be able to provide if the club decides to make changes to its rotation. Chewbacca wasn’t the only “Star Wars” character in attendance...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox LF Hanley Ramirez leaves game after running into side wall

  Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez has left Monday night's game against Tampa Bay after running into a side wall while attempting a catch. The team announced later it was a sprained left shoulder. Ramirez ran toward the corner to catch James Loney's slicing fly ball along the foul line. He had it in his glove before it popped out when his left shoulder hit the padded wall. After...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Bullpen Just Isn’t Cutting It

The Boston Red Sox find themselves at 12-13 after four weeks of the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Everyone looks at the starting rotation and immediately pinpoints that as the reason for this team’s struggle. While there have been several bad starts, paired with their mashing (but inconsistent) lineup, this rotation has the tools in place to compete for the American League...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

2013 is over, it's time to acknowledge Red Sox issues

Early exits by Sox starters are the primary culprits for a lackluster start GREG FIUME/GETTY IMAGESDan Shaughnessy is right. The 2013 Red Sox championship was “incredibly lucky and somewhat inadvertent.” It was a confluence of great seasons from the entire roster (lucky) in what appeared to be a bridge year (inadvertent). Not an outrageous statement there.Shaughnessy’s description...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Pitching struggles no surprise

The Boston Red Sox sit at 12-12 after dropping the first two games of a weekend home series with their archrival, the New York Yankees.  The Yankees lead the division with a record of 15-9.  While the 2015 season is less than a month old, the Red Sox have already established some troubling trends that don’t bode well for the team as spring turns to summer.  Going into the season...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Boston Red Sox Minor League Catcher Humberto Quintero Makes the Best Bad Throw Ever

There have been bad throws before in baseball games, but there has never been one quite like the one Pawtucket Red Sox catcher Humberto Quintero made Friday night against the Durham Bulls. In an attempt pick off a base-runner at third he accidentally nailed Durham Bulls hitter Luke Maile in the gut.Hard. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Humberto Quintero nails batter Luke Maile on throw attempt (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Humberto Quintero won’t let anything get in his way of making a throw. Not even a person. Quintero, a former major league catcher currently playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A), nailed opposing catcher Luke Maile in the gut with a throw attempt during the third inning of Friday’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart To Make MLB Debut

According to Baseball America and BHC Writers, the top prospect in the Boston Red Sox system, Blake Swihart, will make his MLB debut today against the Yankees. To be honest, I have been waiting months to write an article like this one. Ever since 2012 when I first began to watch the prospects of the Boston Red Sox very closely, I recognized a special talent in the young catcher...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez’s Helmet Has Its Own Twitter Account

Through the first month of the season, Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez has matched David Ortiz’s 2006 club record with ten April home runs and, in the process, has set the Twittersphere abuzz. However, the tweets have nothing to do with Ramirez’s hitting prowess. They have everything to do with his penchant to lose his helmet in the process. That’s right…@HanleysHelmet...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Boston Red Sox to call up top prospect Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart gets the call to Boston. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)The Boston Red Sox have had to have their hand forced to call up top catching prospect Blake Swihart from Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, according to reports. The decision was made after it was determined Ryan Hanigan would miss a significant amount of time due to injury. Calling up their top catching prospect before he...
Via Mill City Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cueto's name surfacing as a possibility for Red Sox

Pitching, pitching, pitching... It's a bit of a concern for your beloved Boston Red Sox.
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod eyeing milestone vs. Red Sox: ‘I love playing at Fenway’

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — He’s back.   Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees arrived at Fenway Park on Friday for the start of a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox. The series is Rodriguez’s first in Boston since serving a season-long performance-enhancing drug suspension last season, and A-Rod comes to town one home run shy of...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez is fun to watch

AP/Elise AmendolaConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterIf there is a bright spot to the Red Sox early season struggles right now, it would be Hanley Ramirez. The guy who was traded by the Red Sox nearly 10 years ago is proving he belongs in a Sox uniform with his bat. He's hit 10 home runs so far, which hasn't been done since David Ortiz in April of 2006, per Masslive...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Bizarre Rotation

The Boston Red Sox rotation began the season with some scrutiny as the starting five was filled with average to above average types and no pitcher resembling an ace. That scrutiny has turned to criticism as we near the end of the first month of the season and that rotation has allowed more runs than […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mookie Betts Is Kinda Good at this Outfield Thing

Last night’s Red Sox win was everything we needed exactly when we needed it. A starter — in this case, Rick Porcello — actually going seven strong innings and giving up just two hits. Another home run from Hanley Ramirez, who now has 10 in April and is on pace for roughly 2,183 this season (or possibly less; I’m not strong with math). A brief return to 2013 postseason form...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Owens Falters Against Syracuse Chiefs

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the second consecutive season, left-hander Henry Owens has been rated as Boston’s No. 1 pitching prospect. But even though Owens delivered an un-No. 1 prospect performance Wednesday night as the Syracuse Chiefs defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox, 5-1, manager Kevin Boles took the glass-is-half-full route when discussing Owens’ outing. “I thought he pitched...
Via Fire Brand AL
4 days ago  |  Discuss

ERA Nightmares: The Boston Red Sox Need Help

The first two weeks of the MLB season are in the books and the Boston Red Sox are sitting at the bottom of the majors with the worst ERA.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With Allen Craig?

The Boston Red Sox acquired 1B/OF Allen Craig last July from the St. Louis Cardinals along with Joe Kelly in exchange for starter John Lackey. Craig headed into this season with three-full years under contract worth a guaranteed $26.5 million that included a team option for 2018. If the Red Sox were getting the Craig from 2012 or 2013, then that is an absolute steal. However, Boston...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Napoli Is Back In Red Sox Lineup Tonight

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Mookie Betts CF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, David Ortiz DH, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Brock Holt RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Ryan Hanigan C. Rick Porcello will start for Boston.
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox not yet looking at trades for pitchers

The Boston Red Sox aren’t ready to explore starting pitching options from outside the organization — yet. The Boston Globe reported Wednesday morning citing a major league source that the Red Sox haven’t yet intensified any sorts of trade talks to improve the starting rotation. That report comes on the same day the Philadelphia Daily News reported the Phillies will be scouting...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley, Jr: The Forgotten Outfield Gem

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Remember the glut in the outfield everyone obsessed over? You know, "Where the heck are you going spread out playing time among: Hanley Ramirez, Mookie Betts, Shane Victorino, Daniel Nava, Allen Craig and Brock Holt?" Hardly anyone added in the name of last year's 'can't miss' phenom: Jackie Bradley, Jr. Quietly, the defensive whiz is starting to...
Via FenwayNation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Walk Off in the 9th!

The Red Sox came home after just losing 2 straight series and hoped to have a little home town magic.  Joe Kelly took the mound for the Sox vs. Aaron Sanchez for the Jays.  Kelly struggled early, but he was able to right the ship and allow the Sox to always be within striking distance.  The bullpen took over and then the Sox bats were able to win it in the bottom of the 9th. Kelly...
Via Fenway West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval makes great diving catch on bunt attempt (GIF)

Boston Red Sox third baseman Pablo Sandoval made a great diving catch on a bunt attempt during the fourth inning of Monday night's game against Toronto.Blue Jays batter Dalton Pompey attempted the bunt with runners on first and second, but popped it up and "Kung Fu Panda" was able to run in and lay out for the grab.Sandoval followed it up by hitting a home run in the bottom of the...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright is back with the Boston Red Sox.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by Derick E. Hingle from USA Today Sports.The Red Sox today recalled the knuckleballer Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket and optioned Heath Hembree to the same team. After making the Major League team in Spring Training, Steven Wright made one appearance for the Red Sox and it was during the marathonic game against the Yankees. The knuckleballer...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Prospect Johnson Should Be In Rotation

Left-Handed AAA Starter Brian JohnsonRed Sox minor league starting pitcher Brian Johnson is now 24 years old. He's a lefty, 6'4" and 230. He is laying waste to AAA batting orders. He's 2-1 with a 0.56 ERA in three starts for "The Soon-To-Be Providence Red Sox". Johnson has struck out 18 batters in 16 innings and owns a WHIP of 0.88. In any other of the 29 organizations is baseball...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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