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Future could be coming soon Boston Red Sox pitching rotation

The Boston Red Sox pitching rotation continued it’s complete disregard for ERA (earned run average) in Boston’s Wednesday night 9-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Rick Porcello, who has probably been the most disappointing starter for the Red Sox this year, went just two innings on Wednesday, giving up six runs (five earned) and ten hits before being pulled. The loss lowered...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Too late: Cole Hamels does not want to go to the Red Sox

View image | gettyimages.com The Boston Red Sox could have had Cole Hamels. Instead, they decided that they would go with a starting rotation that included Clay Buchholz, Wade Miley, Joe Kelly, Justin Masterson, and Rick Porcello. Within a month, it was pretty clear that the Red Sox starting rotation...
Via Philliedelphia
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Pitching Falters Again As White Sox Win Big At Fenway

BOSTON — With one of the greatest pitchers in major league history in attendance Monday night, the Boston Red Sox failed to put together a performance worthy of his presence. The Red Sox followed up a pregame ceremony retiring the number of Pedro Martinez by falling behind early and dropping their second straight to the Chicago White Sox, this one by a final score of 9-4. GAME...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Junichi Tazawa, Justin Masterson Win Battles Vs. Tigers

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Can’t lose ‘em all. The Red Sox returned to Fenway Park on Friday for the start of a 10-game homestand and quickly snapped an eight-game losing streak by defeating the Detroit Tigers 2-1 in 11 innings. Boston had lost its first seven games of the second half on the road, so the victory came as a relief, more...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Houston Again A Problem For Justin Masterson In Relief

On the NESN postgame show “Red Sox Extra Innings LIVE” on Tuesday, Dennis Eckersley gave Justin Masterson just about the worst insult you can give a pitcher. “This is Daniel Bard stuff,” the Red Sox legend cried. Anyone who watched Bard’s fall from dominant reliever to guy who couldn’t even get outs in Single-A knows the former Red Sox prospect is not someone anyone wants...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Justin Masterson Doesn’t Regret Contract Talks With Indians

This embed is invalid" /> No one would blame Justin Masterson if he looked back on his contract negotiations with the Cleveland Indians with some regret. The right-hander would be in a comfortable place financially if he accepted a multiyear offer from the Tribe before last season. Instead, the uncertainty of free agency again looms. But the laid-back Masterson...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Justin Masterson’s Work Out Of Bullpen A Silver Lining

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox are going with an interesting tactic — not scoring runs — to open the second half. The Red Sox were blanked for the second consecutive game Saturday. Garrett Richards tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout as the Los Angeles Angels rolled to a 3-0 win at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. One definitely needs to give credit...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Midseason Grades- Starting Rotation

Going into the season, the Red Sox starting rotation was their biggest question mark. Once Jon Lester chose to sign with the Cubs, many expected the Sox to package some of their prospects together for an ace, but that didn’t happen. Instead, a handful of middle/bottom of the rotation arms were added, and confidence was put in the lineup instead. Now 89 games into the season, Red...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Split First Two Games of Series with Astros

The Red Sox came home to Fenway to face off with the AL leading Houston Astros.  The Sox had Justin Masterson on the mound on Friday and Clay Buchholz on the mound for the game on the 4th of July.  The Sox will look to the final game on Sunday to hopefully take the series. Friday’s Mini Recap: In Friday’s game Justin Masterson struggled out of the gate and wasn’t able to...
Via Fenway West
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Pushes Envelope Too Far In Loss To Astros

BOSTON — A return home only killed the momentum. The Red Sox began an eight-game homestand Friday with a 12-8, 10-inning loss to the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Boston won five of its previous seven games on the road before suffering the defeat. The most disheartening aspect of Boston’s extra-inning loss was that the offense was up to par. The Red Sox rallied to tie the game...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Boston Crumbles In 10th Inning Of 12-8 Loss To Astros

BOSTON — The Red Sox traded punches with arguably the best team in the American League. It ended with Boston hitting the canvas in extra innings. The Red Sox, who rallied in both the seventh and eighth innings Friday, suffered a 12-8 loss to the Houston Astros in 10 innings in the teams’ series opener at Fenway Park. The contest marked the first of eight consecutive home games...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson, Red Sox Look To Carry Momentum Into Opener Vs. Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are riding high for a change. While it’s been a disappointing season for Boston to this point, the Red Sox showed life on their recent seven-game road trip. Boston went 5-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, giving the club some momentum as it prepares to close out the first half with an eight...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat:Why is Justin Masterson on the Mound and Brian Johnson Still in Pawtucket?

Jared Scali returned to the Red Sox Beat this week and was ready to talk Brian Johnson, Justin Masterson and all things Red Sox. Plus, he makes a special announcement. 
Via CLNS Radio
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramsey’s Consistency Could Lead to Opportunity in Cleveland

James Ramsey has been one of the most consistent players in the Indians organization since being acquired from the Cardinals for Justin Masterson last year. His steady contributions at the plate and in the outfield make the former first round pick a prime candidate for a promotion to majors. Drafted 23rd overall by the Cardinals in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft, Ramsey put together...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson: ‘It Was Great To Be Out There Again’ (Video)

Justin Masterson was just happy to be back on the field Sunday afternoon. He talked to reporters after the game about his outing and how he felt after returning from the disabled list to pitch in the majors for the first time in nearly two months. “It was good, I mean it was great to be out there again, having not been in a big league game for who knows how long, so it’s just...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fenway West
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap - 3 HRs back Masterson as Red Sox take series from Rays

Jim MonaghanContributing Writer Pablo Sandoval, Alejandro De Aza and David Ortiz (pictured) took Chris Archer deep to back five strong innings from Justin Masterson as the Red Sox beat the Rays 5-3 at Tropicana Field on Sunday.Sandoval and De Aza did their damage in the second inning; Ortiz hit his two-run blast in the fourth. For Ortiz it was the twelfth of the year and 478th of...
Via RedSoxLife
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Justin Masterson Shuts Down Tampa Bay; Boston Wins 5-3

These were the Boston Red Sox we all expected this season. Justin Masterson made his first start since May 12 for the Red Sox, who had lost the last four games he started dating back to April. He temporarily silenced his doubters though, going five strong innings en route to a win. The offense looked good while hitting three home runs in two innings off Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Justin Masterson And The Long Ball Defeat Tampa Bay Rays 5-3

Behind home runs from Pablo Sandoval, Alejandro De Aza and David Ortiz mixed with great pitching from Justin Masterson, the Boston Red Sox (34-43) beat the Tampa Bay Rays (42-35) by a score of 5-3 to take two out of three on the road over the weekend. 
Via CLNS Radio
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Red Sox Pitcher Justin Masterson Talks Favorite Restaurants

Boston Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson works up quite the appetite after a long day on the field. He and his wife spend a lot of time trying new restaurants and unique cuisines, and they shared some of their favorite spots with “Dining Playbook” host Jenny Johnson. Hear all about where Masterson likes to chow down in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Tommy Gilligan/USA...
Via NESN.com
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox activate Masterson, Kratz, demote Wright, Castillo

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have activated right-hander Justin Masterson and catcher Erik Kratz and sent right-hander Steven Wright and outfielder Rusney Castillo to Triple-A Pawtucket. Manager John Farrell said Tuesday that Masterson will work out of the bullpen after being a starter before going on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. He is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson: I Can’t Envision Asking Red Sox For Trade Right Now

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson doesn’t want out. Quite the opposite, in fact. The Boston Red Sox gave Masterson two options before Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium: rejoin the Red Sox and pitch out of the bullpen or make another rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket. Masterson still hasn’t made a decision...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Given Two Options By Boston Red Sox With Return Looming

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson received a proposal from the Boston Red Sox before Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Masterson, who made his fourth rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Pawtucket, can either rejoin the Red Sox and pitch out of the bullpen or make another rehab start for the PawSox and reassess...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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