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Countdown to Indians’ Opening Day – 63

As Did The Tribe Win Last Night helps fans count down the days until the Indians retake the field in an official Major League game, we look back at some of the players who wore the Cleveland jersey with pride. Countdown to Opening Day – 63 days According to the fantastic resource that is Baseball-Reference.com, 129 players have worn the number 63 in a Major League game during their...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Doubront- Another Disappointing Starter

The Red Sox have not had a starting pitcher from their organization succeed in the majors since Clay Buchholz in 2008. Some examples of failures are Justin Masterson (twice), David Pauley, and Felix Doubront. Doubront, who came up to the Sox in 2010, had slightly better than average stats in 2012 and 2013, even picking up a victory in the 2013 World Series. His problems began in...
Via Fenway West
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Fastball Platoon Splits: Not all Red Sox Sinkers Are Alike

Not all fastballs are alike. We think of cutters differently, but there’s a pretty wide spectrum of other fastballs — and in terms of movement, there isn’t always a lot to distinguish one pitcher’s fourseam from another’s sinker. We have PITCHf/x — we can do better. And there may be good reason to do so. There’s a powerful trend: the more horizontal the movement, the...
Via BP Boston
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson -A Mistake

I wrote in a blog last December that Justin Masterson, signed recently to a one-year contract by the Red Sox, was projected to be a third or fourth starter with the Sox. It did not happen Pitching as both a starter and reliever, he had a poor slash of 4-2/5.61/1.601. His WHIP was the second highest of his career. He was designated for assignment on August 10 and released on...
Via Fenway West
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Red Sox’s Great Ground Ball Debacle of 2015

We all remember the narrative that surrounded the Red Sox before the season got underway. Their offense would be good, but the pitching was questionable. Those who had faith in the team believed that the former would be good enough to negate any negative consequences of the latter. Those who didn’t have faith believed that no offense would be able to support this kind of pitching...
Via BP Boston
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox cut RHP Masterson, reacquire 3B Rivero from Mariners

DETROIT (AP) The Boston Red Sox have cut right-hander Justin Masterson. The Red Sox designated Masterson for assignment after Sunday's 7-2 win over Detroit. Masterson got out of a sixth-inning jam in relief of Henry Owens, but gave up a home run to Jefry Marte in the seventh. Masterson is 4-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 18 appearances, including nine starts. Manager John Farrell said the...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Designate Justin Masterson For Assignment, Trade For Carlos Rivero

Justin Masterson's second stint as a member of the Boston Red Sox may have ended on Sunday afternoon.
Via CLNS Radio
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Decision to DFA Justin Masterson Puts Focus On Youth, Future (Video)

The Boston Red Sox’s decision to designate pitcher Justin Masterson for assignment after Sunday’s 7-2 win over the Detroit Tigers puts the focus on the future. Despite its record, Boston has multiple young players who have stepped up and showed they can contribute going forward. And that’s a positive for the Red Sox. “The youth is really going to make up the core of this...
Via NESN.com
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Host ‘Picnic In The Park’ Featuring Boston Pops Jazz Band

Fans looking to stick around Fenway Park after this Sunday’s Boston Red Sox-Tampa Bay Rays game will have an opportunity to take in the smooth stylings of the Boston Pops Jazz Band. The Pops will headline the 10th annual “Picnic at the Park,” which benefits the Red Sox Scholars and RBI programs. The event will take place 45 minutes after the conclusion of Sunday’s game —...
Via NESN.com
July 30, 2015  |  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
July 25, 2015  |  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
July 22, 2015  |  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
July 19, 2015  |  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
July 19, 2015  |  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
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox lose to Astros with usual suspects contributing

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox snapped defeat from the jaws of victory last night losing 12-8 in 10 innings to the Astros at Fenway Park.Rather than give you the blah-blah-blah details, let's take a look at some of the individual Red Sox performances last night.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressJUSTIN MASTERSON - he was fine the first time through the Houston order...
Via RedSoxLife
July 04, 2015  |  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
July 04, 2015  |  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
July 03, 2015  |  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
July 01, 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

Time to call up Brian Johnson

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer While Justin Masterson is starting for the Red Sox today, he shouldn't be. Brian Johnson should have gotten the call for this start, and the next one, and the next one after that, and the next one after that.Brian Johnson is lighting it up down in Triple A this season. Johnson is 8-4 for Pawtucket with an ERA of 2.57 and has 76 strikeouts...
Via RedSoxLife
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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