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Red Sox Notes: John Farrell Searching For ‘Best Combinations’ In Lineup

BOSTON — Rusney Castillo’s first major league game of 2015 was a forgettable one for the Red Sox. The Los Angeles Angels scored nine runs in the fifth inning Friday as they downed the Red Sox 12-5 in the teams’ series opener at Fenway Park. Boston produced only one less hit than L.A. — the Halos had 12 to the Sox’s 11 — but poor pitching paved the way for the Red Sox’s...
Via NESN.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Frustration Becoming Obvious As Boston Remains Stuck In Mud

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — One team can only underachieve for so long before it must look itself in the mirror. The Red Sox fell to four games under .500 (19-23) on Friday with a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. The defeat moved Boston one step closer to reaching its collective boiling point, although the club is striving...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Shoulders Blame For Red Sox’s Frustrating Loss To Angels

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — On Friday, it was Rick Porcello’s turn. Exactly one week after Red Sox manager John Farrell shouldered the blame for a 2-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, Porcello stood in front of reporters in Boston’s clubhouse and took the heat for a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park. “I...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo’s Call-Up Not A Moment Too Soon For Sputtering Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — One player might not completely flip the script. But he can help change the narrative. The Red Sox’s 2015 plot has been eerily similar to the one that played out last season, when Boston finished with a 71-91 record and in last place in the American League East. The club desperately needs an infusion of energy...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Callup ‘Unrelated’ To Shane Victorino’s Injuries (Video)

Rusney Castillo has arrived, but it has nothing to do with any Shane Victorino has (or hasn’t) done. Speaking with NESN’s Tom Caron on “Friday Night Fenway” before Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell elaborated on the timing of Castillo’s callup to the big leagues. Castillo is in Boston’s lineup...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury Updates: Pablo Sandoval, Shane Victorino Still Battling

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Pablo Sandoval and Shane Victorino remained out of the Red Sox’s starting lineup Friday. Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated before Friday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park that Sandoval and Victorino were continuing to battle their respective injuries. Both players still are considered...
Via NESN.com
14 hours 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. ...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart, Sandy Leon Thriving Behind The Plate For Red Sox (Video)

The list of bumps along the road for the 2015 Boston Red Sox is long, but having two youngsters behind the plate isn’t one of them. Sox manager John Farrell praised his two young catchers before Thursday’s game against the Texas Rangers. Despite being thrown into the fire, Farrell thinks Blake Swihart, 23, and Sandy Leon, 26, have been everything the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Late Scratch For Red Sox Vs. Rangers With Calf Soreness

BOSTON — Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino was a late scratch Wednesday with what manager John Farrell termed “soreness more centralized around the left calf.” “It’s not anything related to the low back or hamstring (injuries) that he’s dealt with in the past,” Farrell said as his team prepared to host the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park. “Precautionary, he’s held...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Optimism Reigns In Red Sox’s Clubhouse Despite Offensive Woes, Slow Start

BOSTON — As they close in on the quarter pole of the 2015 Major League Baseball season, the Red Sox remain a work in progress. Boston has proven it can swing the bat. It’s proven it can pitch. Doing both simultaneously? That’s been the issue for the Sox, who, after Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Texas Rangers, own a 19-21 record with 40 games in the books. Lately, hitting —...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Has Bruised Knee, Considered Day-To-Day After HBP (Video)

Though Pablo Sandoval has no structural damage to his knee, Red Sox fans might not see him in the lineup for a few days. Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell provided an update on the team’s third baseman, saying Sandoval was staying off his feet and still receiving treatment on his right knee after getting hit by a pitch during Monday’s 4-3 win over...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: ‘Conversation Has Started’ On Potential Rusney Castillo Call-Up

BOSTON — Red Sox manager John Farrell suggested Tuesday that a Rusney Castillo call-up might be coming sooner rather than later. Farrel again addressed the outfield prospect Wednesday in a discussion of how Castillo would fit into the Red Sox’s outfield rotation if he is indeed promoted. “I think you can make a guy fit if a guy’s forcing his was on the team with the way...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Red Sox starters finding form under Carl Willis

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Juan Nieves was widely considered the Red Sox scapegoat after the team relived him of pitching coach duties on May 7th. Under the watch of the third year coach, the Red Sox starters began the year as the leagues bottom feeders in almost every statistical category. Still, the blame for the team’s slow start was not shouldered by the players, and instead...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Pablo Sandoval ‘Sore,’ But X-Rays Negative After Hit-By-Pitch

BOSTON — The 94-mph fastball Pablo Sandoval absorbed Tuesday night left him with nothing more than a sore knee. Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed after Boston’s 4-3 win over the Texas Rangers that the hit-by-pitch that forced his third baseman to leave the game did not cause any structural damage. “He’s sore,” Farrell said. “You take mid-90s off the knee, it’s...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox’s Offense Struggling To Produce In May (Video)

The Boston Red Sox are seeing improvement from their starting pitching over the last week, but the offense continues to struggle. Boston ranks 12th among the 15 American League clubs in both runs scored and hits this season. The Red Sox also are batting just .137 (14-for-102) with runners in scoring position this month. With a lot of Boston’s hitters having 100-plus at-bats on...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Call-Up Could Be Coming For Offense-Starved Red Sox

BOSTON — Could Rusney Castillo be on his way back to Boston? Based on comments John Farrell made Tuesday, it sure sounds like a major league call-up could be forthcoming for the 27-year-old outfielder. “What’s taken is his timing and his ability to impact the baseball is starting to show up a little bit more,” the Boston Red Sox manager said as his team prepared to host...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers-Red Sox Preview

The Boston Red Sox focused on building a formidable lineup during the offseason to prevent the offensive woes that contributed to a second last-place finish in three years. Instead, exasperating issues remain as manager John Farrell searches for solutions. Boston looks to put its light-hitting road trip behind it in the opener of a three-game series against the Texas Rangers at Fenway...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

James Paxton, Mariners Blank Sox 5-0 To Split Series

With a scheduled day off on Monday after a long 10-game road trip, manager John Farrell decided to give slugger David Ortiz a day off, and slide Hanley Ramirez into the DH spot. It didn’t work out, as Boston (18-20) got blanked 5-0 by the Mariners (17-20) on Sunday.
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Red Sox, Mariners Honor Negro Leagues With Throwback Uniforms (Photos)

The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners broke out throwback uniforms for Saturday’s game at Safeco Field. The Red Sox and Mariners paid tribute to the Negro Leagues with some historic duds modeled after those once worn by the Boston Royal Giants and Seattle Steelheads, respectively. Sorry 'bout earlier. Here's the Red Sox Negro League-inspired uniforms for tonight http://t.co...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: Slumping Red Sox Getting Pitches To Hit, ‘We’re Just Missing’

The Boston Red Sox have been held to two or fewer runs in four consecutive games. On Saturday, manager John Farrell tried to explain why. “It’s not uncommon to get into some of these ballparks out on the West Coast at night, and they’re pitcher-friendly,” Farrell told reporters in Seattle. “I can’t say it’s because we’re coming out of an approach. We’ve gotten...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Finally Over Decision: ‘I Got Off The Ledge At 8 (A.M.)’

This embed is invalid" /> John Farrell’s “terrible decision” lingered overnight. The Boston Red Sox manager was asked before Saturday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field how long he beat himself up over the decision to pitch to Nelson Cruz in the ninth inning of Friday’s 2-1, walk-off loss. Farrell admitted it took some time...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners 2, John Farrell 1

(AP Photo)If there were such things as "good losses", this could be one of them. Despite a crushing 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Mariners, Clay Buchholz turned in his best performance of 2015—eight innings, one earned run, eleven strikeouts and no walks. But, it was his manager John Farrell who handed this game to Seattle. With two outs and a man on second in the ninth inning...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa ‘Caught In-Between’ Against Nelson Cruz

“I own that one.” Those four words from John Farrell summed up the Boston Red Sox manager’s mindset following his team’s 2-1, walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday at Safeco Field. The skipper completely shouldered the blame for what he described as a “terrible decision” in the ninth inning of the defeat. Farrell’s decision to call upon Junichi Tazawa and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell’s Self-Blame Shouldn’t Mask Boston Red Sox’s Bigger Issue

This embed is invalid" /> It was nice of manager John Farrell to shoulder the blame for what he described as a “terrible decision” in the Boston Red Sox’s walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners. But it wasn’t necessary. While Farrell certainly pulled the wrong strings in the ninth inning of Friday’s 2-1 defeat at Safeco Field, the real issue...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell Shoulders Blame For ‘Terrible Decision’ In Red Sox’s Loss

This embed is invalid" /> John Farrell pointed a finger after the Boston Red Sox’s walk-off loss to the Seattle Mariners. And it was pointed directly at himself. The Red Sox manager shouldered the blame Friday following Boston’s 2-1 defeat for what he repeatedly described as a “terrible decision” in the bottom of the ninth inning. The decision...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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