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Recap - Red Sox Get Sloppy & Lose In Extras

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Rays scored in the bottom of the eleventh inning on an eleventh inning error to beat the Red Sox 4-3 at the Trop.What should have been an inning-ending ground ball turned error when reliever Heath Hembree couldn't handle Travis Shaw's flip on a two-out ground ball. Luke Maile scored the winning run on the play.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red...
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Clay Buchholz continues to treat fans to free rides on his roller-coaster of emotion

Jennifer WarnerContributing Writer(Photo courtesy of AP/Elise Amendola)Anyone who has read anything that I have submitted on here (or anyone who follows me on Twitter) knows that I am not a Clay Buchholz fan.  As a matter of fact, at the beginning of the season, as the Red Sox Life resident Psychologist, I was asked to write a psychological profile on him, of which you can read...
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Recap - Sox Stay Hot In Tampa

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox starting pitching continued its recent strong run as Clay Buchholz turned in another impressive outing in a 2-1 win over the Rays at the Trop. With the win, the Sox moved 7-2 on the current road trip and they're seventeen games above .500 for the first time this season.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxBoston jumped out to a 2-0 lead...
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After Last Two Starts, Seems Like Price Is Heating Up At The Perfect Time

Last season the Boston Red Sox were one of the worst pitching teams in the Major Leagues. They ranked in the bottom six in the league in team ERA (4.31), earned runs (694), and batting average against (.264). In 2016, the Red Sox have improved in these pitching categories, currently ranked 16th in team ERA (4.20), 15th in earned runs (514), and 10th in batting average against...
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David Price Heating Up At Perfect Time

Last season the Boston Red Sox were one of the worst pitching teams in the Major Leagues. They ranked in the bottom six in the league in team ERA (4.31), earned runs (694), and batting average against (.264). In 2016, the Red Sox have improved in these pitching categories, currently ranked 16th in team ERA (4.20), 15th in earned runs (514), and 10th in batting average against...
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Recap - Price Dominant In Red Sox Win

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterIf David Price had pitched like this...or even close to this...all season....The Red Sox left hander held the Rays to just two hits over eight innings as Boston beat Tampa Bay 6-2 at the Trop.The win, combined with Toronto being idle, moved the Sox into a tie for first place in the American League East.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxPrice (pictured...
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Recap - Upton, Verlander Too Much For Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterJustin Upton slammed a pair of three-run homers and Justin Verlander limited the Red Sox to just one run on three hits and a walk over six innings as the Tigers beat Boston 10-5 at Comerican Park on Sunday afternoon.Henry Owens started and took the loss for the Red Sox. He was charged with eight Detroit runs on six hits and five walks over five. Both...
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Recap - Papi Does It Again For Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterNot even Mother Nature can stop the Red Sox at this point.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressBoston topped the Tigers 3-2 on a rain-filled night at Comerica Park. The start of the game was delayed by 80 minutes and then halted for 71 minutes after the fifth inning due to rain.David Ortiz's two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning and snapped...
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Contributing Writer-Bryan Mauro (@threecolorbeard) When Rick Porcello came to the Boston Red Sox before the 2015 season, no one really knew what type of pitcher he was going to be. He had success just the year prior with the Detroit Tigers, but other than that year, he had been very mediocre, and honestly below average. After a 2015 season, which had many Red Sox fans bewildered...
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Recap - Red Sox Rebound With Convincing Win Over Tigers

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox offense supplied 16 hits and 10 runs for Rick Porcello in his first return to Comerica Park since being traded from the Tigers as Boston beat Detroit 10-2 on Friday night.Porcello was outstanding once again, giving up two runs on four hits and a pair of walks while striking out eight in seven innings of work. His record improved to 17...
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#PapiMoment - 2004 ALDS

Brian HinesContributing WriterWhile the last #PapiMoment talked about Big Papi's heroics in the 2004 ALCS, he started his clutch hitting in the ALDS. The Red Sox were up 2-0 on the Angles and were looking for the sweep in game 3. After scoring five runs in the 7th inning, the Angles tied the game at six. The game remained tied until the bottom of the 10th, when David Ortiz stepped...
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Recap - Let's Play the Blame Game

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe options are almost limitless.Blame the Tigers for not changing the time of the game.Blame the umpires for a call that helped lead to the first Detroit run.Blame the offense for leaving fifteen men on base.Blame the manager (that's always a safe bet) for bringing Junichi Tazawa into the eighth inning.Blame Tazawa for not getting an out.Blame Brad...
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Recap - Red Sox Roll To 6th Straight

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterSix strong innings from David Price, home runs from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Sandy Leon, and a little help from Mother Nature combined to help the Red Sox to an 8-1 win over the Orioles in Baltimore.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesIt was the sixth straight win for the streaking Red Sox who moved ahead of Baltimore in the AL East standings.Travis Shaw...
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Brad Ziegler’s Road to Fenway

The Red Sox season has been a season filled with great surprises. Mookie Betts has had a breakout year and is in MVP contention, Xander Bogaerts continues to establish himself as one of the best hitters in the league, and David Ortiz is having perhaps the best farewell season ever. These players will rightfully grab all the headlines, but there is one veteran player who deserves...
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Recap - Mookie's Blasts Power Sox Past O's

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterMookie Betts slammed a pair of home runs and the Red Sox no-hit Baltimore for 6.1 innings as Boston beat the Orioles 5-3 for their fifth straight win.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesEduardo Rodriguez no-hit the Orioles through four innings, walking just two batters, before being lifted two pitches into the fifth inning with what was described as tightness...
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The Rest of this Road Trip is Huge for the Red Sox

(Aug. 12, 2016 - Source: Rich Gagnon/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterThe Red Sox are currently streaking with four straight wins. But they still have 10 games left on their road trip, and it doesn't get much easier. Every game has meaning.It starts tonight in Baltimore for a 2-game set with the Orioles. The top of the American League East is highly contested...
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Mookie For MVP

For the past four seasons the American League MVP award hasn’t included much debate. Last season, Josh Donaldson ran away with the award, receiving 92% of the max votes. From 2012-2014, there were only two names associated with the AL MVP award, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout.  Cabrera won the Triple Crown in 2012, going on to win back-to-back MVPs in 2012-13 while Trout...
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Recap - Pomeranz Shines As Red Sox Top Cleveland

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterBoston starter Drew Pomeranz held the American League's second best offense in check for 7.2 innings and the offense supplied a pair of home runs as the Red Sox beat the Indians 3-2 at Progressive Field on Monday afternoon.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox Pomeranz (pictured) turned in his best performance of the season in a Red Sox uniform, giving...
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Mayday, mayday.... Red Sox ace going down

(AP PHOTO)Eric D. Schabell Contributing WriterIt was all based on the 'baseball book' which says in National League games you need to pinch run using starting pitchers, even when the only one available is your ace.I questioned this move, hinting that you can better run your reliever, such as Clay Buchholz as he is effectively useless as a starting pitcher with demotion to the bullpen...
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Recap - Mookie's Big Day Leads Sox To Sweep

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterHave a day, Mookie Betts!When your starting pitcher throws a three-hit gem for his sixteenth win of the season, and he's merely an afterthought, you know you've had some kind of game.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxBetts (pictured) drilled four hits, including three home runs, and drove in eight runs as the Red Sox battered the Diamondbacks 16-2...
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Recap - Sox Get Series Win Over Arizona

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox got contributions across the board in a 6-3 come-from-behind win over the Diamondbacks at Fenway Park on Saturday night.Clay Buchholz, making a spot start, went 4.1 innings holding Arizona to three runs on three hits and three walks while striking out one. Certainly nothing to make you want him back on the mound in five days, but face it...
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Recap - Price and Hanley Deliver For Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe offense finally showed up again!!!Or at least part of it did.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxHanley Ramirez (pictured) slammed two home runs and drove in six runs as the Red Sox beat the Diamondbacks 9-4 at Fenway Park.Stop me if you've heard this one before - David Price served up a two-run blast in the top of the first inning to put Boston...
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What is wrong with Craig Kimbrel?

When the Red Sox and “Dealin” Dave Dombrowski traded 4 of the farm systems top prospects back in November for All Star closer Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox fans rejoiced. We could taste another World Series without even having played a game yet. As the season goes on, all of Red Sox nation is still yearning for the World Series, but mostly just hoping to make the playoffs. Craig...
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Recap - the #*%@ing Bullpen Does It Again

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterWith some help from an anemic offense.One night after serving up eight of the nine runs the Yankees scored, the Red Sox bullpen coughed up another game as New York beat Boston 4-2 at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesHanley Ramirez drove in both Boston runs. He singled home David Ortiz in the first and hit an RBI double in the fifth to drive...
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Ace move begs the Wright questions

(AP PHOTO)Eric D. Schabell Contributing WriterSince early in May of the 2016 season, Steven Wright was declared unequivocally the ace of the Red Sox rotation.Were you surprised when Wright was asked to pinch run last Sunday for David Ortiz in a National League game against the Dodgers?I was.Let me explain my thinking.Let's, for the sake of argument, put aside the fact that David...
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