Red Sox Notes: Red Sox Gaining Momentum With Crucial AL East Wins

Wins don’t have to be pretty to count. The Boston Red Sox won their third straight contest with a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, but there’s still plenty to work on if they really want to make a statement heading into the All-Star break. Sure, the Sox scored four runs and starter Eduardo Rodriguez only gave up one. But they also went 0-for-8 with runners...
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John Lackey Trade Revisited: Can Red Sox Salvage 2014 Deadline Deal?

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington might want a mulligan on the John Lackey trade. It looks really, really bad now that Lackey is pitching well for the St. Louis Cardinals while both Joe Kelly and Allen Craig reside at Triple-A Pawtucket following unimpressive stints in Boston. But should the deal already be written off as a total disaster for the Red Sox? It’s fair...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Only 10 days left in Red Sox season? (update)

The season is over?Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer On June 23rd, the Red Sox were poised to begin a 10 day trip through three of their four division rivals.A chance to either get back into it all, or fall off the cliff.We took the time here to outline their position, look at their chances and explain what was at stake.Obviously the Red Sox did not really seem to get that same...
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Masterson Bests Archer in His Return to the Mound

The Red Sox came into the rubber game hoping to squeak out a win.  The Sox recently named Justin Masterson as the starter when they sent Joe Kelly down to Pawtucket.  Masterson hasn’t started a game in 6 weeks and had been added to the bullpen for depth until the recent change.  Masterson wouldn’t have an easy opponent either with Chris Archer who has the lowest ERA in the...
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Joe Kelly Good In Pawtucket Red Sox Debut, Still Has Plenty Of Work

The first step to solving a problem is admitting there’s a problem to begin with. Recently demoted Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly took that first step on Sunday. Appearing in his first start with the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox since being demoted to the minors last week, Kelly for the most part breezed through a seven inning performance. The 27-year-old needed just 95 pitches...
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Justin Masterson Not Letting Uncertainty Spoil New Chance With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> It could be one start. It could be a whole bunch of starts. Justin Masterson doesn’t quite know. Masterson isn’t focused on life in the Boston Red Sox’s rotation — or out of it — beyond Sunday’s start against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The right-hander, who will start in place of recently demoted Joe Kelly, just...
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Recap - Eduardo gets Joe Kelly Disease

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterAnd now another starting pitcher who can't get through the fourth inning.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesThe Orioles scored six runs in the fourth inning - all over Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez - as Boston fell to the Orioles at Fenway Park on Thursday afternoon.ERod sailed through the first 3.1 innings striking out five before the wheels came...
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Joe Kelly Demoted After Atrocious Start To The Season

A seemingly inevitable move has finally been made, as the Boston Red Sox demoted Joe Kelly Thursday morning as part of a series of roster moves. With Dustin Pedroia heading to the 15-day DL, the Red Sox called up shortstop Deven Marrero and reliever Jonathan Aro. They also designated catcher Erik Kratz for assignment before he could appear in a game with the team. Justin Masterson...
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Justin Masterson Given First Crack At Joe Kelly’s Red Sox Rotation Spot

BOSTON — Justin Masterson’s first bullpen stint of 2015 didn’t last long. The Red Sox optioned starter Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket before Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Masterson will start in Kelly’s place Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Masterson recently rejoined the...
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Red Sox Option Joe Kelly In Plethora of Moves

The Boston Red Sox front office is busy today. They have called up outfielder Jackie Bradley, infielder Deven Marrero, and right-handed pitcher Jonathan Aro. They then optioned right hander Joe Kelly to Triple-A, placed Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list with a hamstring strain. Backup catcher Erik Kratz was designated for assignment. Bradley is one of the best players, if not the...
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Joe Kelly’s Inconsistency Forcing Red Sox To Consider Rotation Change

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Joe Kelly doesn’t have much — if any — job security right now. The Red Sox haven’t decided whether Kelly will make his next scheduled start, manager John Farrell said before Wednesday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. The right-hander has been inconsistent all season and a poor performance...
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Boston Storms Make For Majestic Skies Over Fenway Park (Photo)

A patch of stormy weather rolled through the Boston area Tuesday night shortly before the Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles were set to begin a three-game series at Fenway Park. The nasty weather didn’t delay the game at all, however — in fact, it only enhanced it. Here’s a view of the skies over Fenway during a Hanley Ramirez at-bat in the fourth inning: Pretty awesome. But...
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Kelly's Effort Yields No Win—Or Even Any Clams

(AP Photo)Maybe Red Sox starter Joe Kelly should go into the excavation business. After all, he is highly adept at digging holes his ball club can't climb out of. Last night was a case in point. Kelly gave up four early runs (five in all) and lasted just 3.2 innings in the eventual 6-4 loss to the red-hot Orioles (winners of 12 of their last 15). The Carmine Hose fought back admirably...
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Joe Kelly Continues His Season of Struggle

The Red Sox came home to what was supposed to be Friendly Fenway, however with Joe Kelly on the mound it didn’t seem so friendly.  Kelly’s continued struggles put the Sox in a hole early and the offense wasn’t potent enough to have his back.  The Sox continue to struggle against AL East teams which makes it basically impossible to make any move out of the basement in the...
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Joe Kelly Could Be Losing Grip On Spot In Boston Red Sox’s Rotation

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Joe Kelly’s days in the Red Sox’s rotation could be numbered. While Red Sox manager John Farrell gave no indication following Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles that Kelly will be removed from Boston’s rotation, the skipper also didn’t rule out the scenario when asked whether the right-hander...
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Spiraling Red Sox Officially the Worst Team in the American League

Shame on me this time. After watching the Red Sox take two of three from the reigning AL champs over the weekend, while outscoring them 24-12, I thought we’d turned a corner. Stop laughing; I’m serious. I thought they night actually strap on the big pants and play like they truly wanted to give us something to live for down the stretch. Well, you got me, Red Sox. You got me...
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Red Sox Wrap: Joe Kelly, Mike Napoli Stumble In 6-4 Loss To Orioles

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox failed to ride the wave. Again. The Red Sox have struggled to build and sustain momentum all season, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that they followed Sunday’s 13-2 shellacking of the Kansas City Royals with a 6-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday at Fenway Park. The Sox returned home after...
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Red Sox-Orioles Odds: Boston A Slim Favorite For Series Vs. Baltimore

The Boston Red Sox will look for their fourth win in their last five outings when they return home from a five-game road trip Tuesday to face the American League East rival Baltimore Orioles as narrow -115 moneyline favorites at sportsbooks monitored by The Red Sox have received some welcome offensive production in the last week, outscoring...
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Sox Get Back to Their Losing Ways in Atlanta

The Red Sox finally won a game on Tuesday and headed into hot Atlanta in hopes that their winning would continue.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound and even though he got himself an RBI, the offense was not able to get another win in the books.  Kelly pitched a decent outing, but would end up with a no decision. Joe Kelly was able to keep the Braves off the scoreboard in the...
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Joe Kelly shows off his athleticism, beats out infield single (Video)

Who says pitchers aren't athletes?Boston Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly flashed his athleticism, beating out an infield grounder and gaining an RBI in the process:Image credit: Elsa/Getty Images
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Dustin Pedroia Back In Tonight's Sox Lineup

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup as they prepare for the second half of the "home-and-home" series with the Atlanta (formerly Boston) Braves.: Dustin Pedroia 2B, Brock Holt RF, Xander Bogaerts SS, Hanley Ramirez LF, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Mike Napoli 1B, Mookie Betts CF, Blake Swihart C. Joe Kelly will take to the hill for Boston.
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Tuesday Links: Time to give Allen Craig another shot

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor For a while there, it looked like Mike Napoli was remembering how to be a consistent middle of the order hitter again. But much like the Red Sox’ 2015 season, the first baseman’s late May renaissance was just a fleeting glimpse of promising talent. From May 19th to the 28th, Napoli was hitting .371 and reaching base at a .463 clip. The 33-year...
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Sox Suffer Another Back Breaking Loss

The Red Sox just got swept by the O’s, so they hoped a return to friendly Fenway would do them some good.  The Sox bats got going early and it looked like it would be an easy win, but it seems nothing is easy with the Sox this season.  The Sox were cruising until the 7th inning when the Jays put a beating on the Sox pitching and scored 9 runs.  Nine.  The Sox keep finding new...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Carl Willis: Arm Slot Consistency A Focus For Red Sox Pitcher Joe Kelly

Wins have been hard to come by this season for Joe Kelly, who went nearly two months without a W before beating the Oakland A’s last Saturday. Boston Red Sox pitching coach Carl Willis discussed earlier this week what adjustments the right-hander has made following a frustrating start to the season. Check out the video above to hear what Willis had to say. Thumbnail photo via...
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John Farrell: Joe Kelly Can Be ‘Dominant Starter’ For Boston Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Joe Kelly’s ceiling as a starter was too high for the Red Sox to pull the plug. Red Sox manager John Farrell revealed before Sunday’s game against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park that Kelly will remain in Boston’s rotation, with Steven Wright shifting to the bullpen. Kelly pitched well Saturday against...
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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