Pablo Sandoval Gives Chris Rose Fashion Advice On MLB Network (Video)

It’s always entertaining when Kevin Millar catches up with a Boston Red Sox player on MLB Network’s “Intentional Talk.” Pablo Sandoval’s appearance Thursday lived up to the hype. Millar chatted with Sandoval before the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 in the teams’ series opener at Globe Life Park. Sandoval answered several “rapid fire” questions toward the...
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Is a Promising Prospect or a Proven Veteran Better for the Red Sox Rotation?

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade) At the start of the season, no one expected the starting rotation of the Boston Red Sox to be superb. The objective was more or less to limit the opposing team to a reasonable amount of...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Joins List Of Best MLB Debuts In Red Sox History (Photos)

Eduardo Rodriguez’s major league debut with the Boston Red Sox was historic. Rodriguez, who worked into the eighth inning Thursday against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, became the first pitcher in Red Sox history to go at least 7 2/3 frames, allow no runs, surrender three hits or fewer and strike out at least seven batters in his big league debut. He’s just 22 years old...
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Eduardo Rodriguez To Remain In Boston Red Sox’s Major League Rotation

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox will stick with six starters for at least one more turn through their rotation. Eduardo Rodriguez, who baffled the Texas Rangers in his major league debut Thursday, will remain in Boston’s big league rotation for the time being, manager John Farrell said before Friday’s game at Globe Life Park. The 22...
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Xander Bogaerts In Red Sox’s Starting Lineup Day After Suffering Injury

This embed is invalid" /> Xander Bogaerts is good to go. Bogaerts exited Thursday’s 5-1 win in the fourth inning with a left arm contusion after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers starter Nick Martinez in the second inning. X-rays performed at Globe Life Park were negative and Bogaerts was considered day to day, but the shortstop is right back...
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Game 49 Preview: Red Sox at Rangers

The Red Sox youth was on full display last night in Texas as the Sox bounced back after losing three in a row to win 5-1 against the Rangers. The star attraction was Eduardo Rodriguez, who made his first start of his big league career and went 7.2 innings, giving up 3 hits, no runs and 7 strike outs. He gave the rotation a big time boost going forward and there's no decision if he...
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Mock Draft Has Red Sox Taking Vandy RHP #7

Carson FulmerThe respected Baseball America Mock Draft projects that—at pick #7—the Red Sox will take right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer out of Vanderbilt University. The Red Sox tried gabbing the kid in the 15th round of the 2012 draft, but lost out to Vandy. As a freshman, Fulmer closed for the Commodores, but, after switching to a starter the next year, he posted a 1.98 ERA...
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Scout: Boston Is Likely Cole Hamels Destination

Coming To A Park Near You?A report on quotes a "rival" scout as suggesting that a deal involving Cole Hamels makes sense for both teams. Says the scout, "There’s a deal to be made there, absolutely. The AL East is there for the taking....I think the team with the most resources to get him is Boston. They have the talent and can take the financial hit...The Red Sox...
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'Super Sub' John Kennedy Turns 74 Today

You can image the level of expectation that accompanied one John Kennedy when he donned a Boston uniform. Amazingly, this John Kennedy was born 24 years to the day (May 29th) after his more famous presidential namesake. In June of 1970, Kennedy was purchased from the Milwaukee Brewers and joined the Red Sox. What followed was a five-year stint that bestowed upon him the title of...
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Eduardo Rodriguez: Best Lefty Speed In MLB

(Getty Images)After his MLB debut, Eduardo Rodriguez has more than just a win under his belt and the admiration of millions of Red Sox fans. He's also been sprinkled with the 'holy water' of the influential website. According to that site's Eno Sarris, E-Rod has "the best lefty velocity among starters in the game". Averaging 95.0 MPH, Rodriguez (at the tender age of...
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A Few Notes on Eduardo Rodriguez’s Velocity

Eduardo Rodriguez debuted yesterday for the Red Sox. There was instantly something remarkable about him. My goodness. Did you see it? Probably not. How about now. Yeah. That’s easy cheese. His fastball sat at exactly 95 mph by PITCHf/x, which puts him high up on this list of gaseous starters. Name Age FB% FBv Noah […]
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E-Rod Claims The Role Of New Red Sox Ace

(AP Photo)Hey, Clay, any extra "I'm The Ace" t-shirts? One is needed after last night's dominant performance by rookie lefty Eduardo Rodriguez in a 5-1 win. If he's sent back to AAA, there will be mobs with pitchforks and torches on Yawkey Way to contend with. The 21-year old Rodriguez twirled 7.2 brilliant innings—giving up just three hits and striking out seven. He was in...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Executes Simple Pitching Plan To Perfection In Debut

If you like watching good pitching, then you had to have loved what you saw out of Boston Red Sox rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on Thursday night. Making his major league debut, the 22-year-old Rodriguez displayed the polish and smarts of a veteran hurler but did so with electric stuff. It was an encouraging look for Red Sox fans at what the future could hold with Rodriguez taking the...
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How Eduardo Rodriguez Saved the 2015 Red Sox Season

Okay, maybe the headline’s a little over the top. But in a season that has already stepped on my nuts and brought disappointments both expected (Justin Masterson performing very Justin Mastersonly) and unexpected (the absolute lack of offense and Ortiz’s spring swoon), Eduardo Rodriguez’s big league debut last night stands tall. This wasn’t just a good start by Red Sox...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Gets His First MLB Start and His First Win!

The Red Sox showed up in Arlington after just being swept by the Twins.  The Sox called up rookie pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez to make his MLB debut for a spot start and he looked like someone who I’d like to see remain in the rotation.  Rodriguez dealt with seeming ease with the potent Rangers lineup en route to his first win.  Another interesting change in the lineup is that...
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Red Sox SP Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles In MLB Debut

The Boston Red Sox roller coaster season continues, this time with an unexpected and thrilling high. On Thursday night, starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez made his Major League debut against the Texas Rangers. To say he made an impression on his teammates and coaches would be an understatement. Rodriguez, 22, threw 7.2 shutout innings in front of the 34,085 fans in attendance at...
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Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts’ X-Rays Negative Following Early Exit

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox took a step forward Thursday in Texas after three steps backward in Minnesota. The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak in their series opener against the Rangers at Globe Life Park. Eduardo Rodriguez tossed a gem in his major league debut, giving Boston something to feel good about. Rodriguez’s...
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Eduardo Rodriguez’s Dazzling Debut

It’s hard to imagine a more difficult assignment for a Major League debut than the one the Boston Red Sox handed Eduardo Rodriguez on the road in Arlington last night. Coming into the game, the Texas Rangers ranked third in baseball in OPS (.790) against southpaws, trailing only the Tigers and Blue Jays in the lefty-mashing department this season. The 22-year-old southpaw delivered...
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Eduardo Rodriguez, Red Sox Celebrate Rookie’s Win On Instagram (Video)

Eduardo Rodriguez was on cloud nine following his first major league win. Rodriguez posted a video on Instagram shortly after earning the victory Thursday in the Boston Red Sox’s 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The left-hander tossed 7 2/3 shutout innings in his major league debut, perhaps setting him up for another start with Boston in the next week. David...
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David Ortiz’s ‘Plan B’ After Break With Red Sox? ‘Come Back And Rake’

This embed is invalid" /> You don’t carve out a Hall of Fame-caliber career without having a few tricks up your sleeve. The Boston Red Sox are counting on David Ortiz to rest up, work on his swing and use his veteran knowhow to turn his season around. For Ortiz, who is expected to sit for a couple of games amid his early-season struggles, performing...
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Eduardo Rodriguez: MLB Debut With Boston Red Sox Way Better Than Dream

This embed is invalid" /> Eduardo Rodriguez literally could not envision a better scenario. Rodriguez dominated Thursday in his major league debut as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 at Globe Life Park. The 22-year-old said after the game he went to sleep early Wednesday and dreamed about his upcoming start, but it didn’t compare...
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Hanley Ramirez Credits Dustin Pedroia Video Session For Return Of Power

This embed is invalid" /> Dustin Pedroia might singlehandedly turn around the Boston Red Sox’s offense. Not only did Pedroia collect three hits Thursday in the Red Sox’s 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park to extend his hitting streak to eight games. The second baseman also identified a flaw in Hanley Ramirez’s stride during pregame...
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Eduardo Rodriguez Leaves No Doubt His Next Start Should Be With Red Sox

Eduardo Rodriguez just forced the issue. Rodriguez’s major league debut needed to be fantastic for the Boston Red Sox to consider him for another start in their next turn through the rotation. Mission accomplished, as the left-hander absolutely dazzled Thursday as the Red Sox defeated the Texas Rangers 5-1 at Globe Life Park. “He’s done nothing to hurt that cause, I can tell...
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Red Sox's Rodriguez wins debut, spoils Hamilton's return to Texas

  Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas. The real thing Thursday night was even better for the 22-year-old left-hander. Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton...
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Red Sox Wrap: Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles, Earns Win In Big League Debut

The Boston Red Sox’s rotation might have just added a new member. Eduardo Rodriguez made his major league debut Thursday and completely shut down the Texas Rangers as the Red Sox cruised to a 5-1 win at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Rodriguez’s effort helped snap a three-game losing streak — stopper, anyone? — and perhaps could provide a spark to a Red Sox team that desperately...
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