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Porcello first in Majors to 18 victories

After another dazzling performance during the Red Sox's 9-4 win over the Rays on Monday night at Fenway Park, Rick Porcello stands alone as the only Major League pitcher to have 18 wins this season.
Via RedSox.com
5 hours ago

Report: Red Sox Jason Groome promoted to Single-A

The Boston Red Sox have promoted top pitching prospect Jason Groome to Single-A Lowell, although there has been no announcement about when his next start will come, per Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Single A Lowell announces that the #RedSox have promoted 1st-round pick Jay Groome to their team. No word yet on when […] The post Report: Red Sox Jason Groome promoted to Single...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 hours ago

Betts keeps bashing, Porcello still rollin'

There were roars of "MVP" for Mookie Betts at various points in the Red Sox's 9-4 victory over the Rays on Monday, in which the 23-year-old right fielder clubbed his 30th home run. In the coming weeks, Rick Porcello could start to hear some "Cy Young" chants.
Via RedSox.com
7 hours ago

Koji could return to 'pen on Labor Day

The Red Sox could have Koji Uehara back in the bullpen by Labor Day, as the reliever responded well to throwing 25 pitches to teammates from the main mound at Fenway Park on Monday.
Via RedSox.com
11 hours ago

David Ortiz feeling 'a little worn out' as season winds down

David Ortiz is winding down what he maintains will be his final season in Major League Baseball, and he’s offering more evidence to back his retirement reasoning. Ortiz admitted Sunday that he’s wearing down over the long season and has been so busy that he hasn’t been able to enjoy things as much as he’d like. “Very busy. Kind of tired of it, a little worn out,” Ortiz...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pregame Notes 8/29/16

The Boston Red Sox (72-58) welcome the Tampa Bay Rays (55-74) to Fenway Park for a three-game set.
Via CLNS Radio
13 hours ago

2016 has treated fans to vintage Dustin Pedroia

COMMENTARY Dustin Pedroia just completed a mini-stretch where he went 11-for-11. It was exciting to watch, and with the Red Sox offense floundering (they had only scored nine runs in the four games prior to Saturday) it was just what the team needed. His streak underscores the larger point – we are seeing a vintage […]
Via Boston.com
13 hours ago

As crazy as it sounds, Red Sox should pick up Clay’s option

Bill Foley Contributing Writer In his Sunday Baseball Notes column, the Globe’s Nick Cafardo wrote that it is now likely that the Red Sox will pick up the $13.5 million 2017 option for Clay Buchholz. At the risk of giving at least one RedSoxLife.com writer a heart attack, I say it is a no-brainer for the club to do just that with Boston’s biggest tease outside the Foxy Lady...
Via RedSoxLife
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Could Moncada Be The 'Dave Roberts' Of 2016 For Sox?

(ESPN Photo)WEEI.com's Ryan Hannable suggests that Red Sox super-prospect Yoan Moncada might be a logical September call-up to fill a needed base-stealing role off the bench. Past championship teams, he points out, have filled that role brilliantly with the likes of Dave Roberts (2004) and Quintin Berry (2013). So far this season, Moncada has stolen 44 of 56 bases (a 79% success...
Via FenwayNation
18 hours ago

Blake Swihart says he’ll be ready for spring training

The Red Sox have been carried this season by David Ortiz and a trio of young talents in Jackie Bradley, Xander Bogaerts, and Mookie Betts. But the team lost a fourth potential “Killer B” in Blake Swihart when he ran into the left-field wall while tracking a fly ball, costing the erstwhile catcher his second […]
Via Boston.com
18 hours ago

Recap - ERod, Barnes Implode In Red Sox Loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterKansas City scored eight times in the sixth inning as the Red Sox fell 10-4 to the Royals at Fenway Park on Sunday night.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressEduardo Rodriguez (pictured) and Matt Barnes each gave up five runs in the loss. Rodriquez went 5.1 innings before the wheels came off, charged with five runs on four hits and four walks.Barnes...
Via RedSoxLife
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Again Fails Red Sox In 10-4 Drubbing By Royals

(AP Photo)'It's the pitching, stupid!' If James Carville were a sports writer, that would be his observation on the 2016 Red Sox. Powered by the most potent offense in baseball, it's the arms that have most often failed The Carmine Hose this season—despite a recent great run of starting pitching. This time, both starter Eduardo Rodriguez and reliever Matt Barnes were the culprits—opening...
Via FenwayNation
20 hours ago

VIDEO: Red Sox fan in Harambe 69 jersey runs on field at Fenway Park

In a story that the Cincinnati Zoo is certainly not going to enjoy, a Boston Red Sox fan wore a “Harambe 69″ jersey during the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday night at Fenway Park… and ran onto the field. The fan jumped into the outfield from the stands down the right field line, and pointed to the sky on his dash around the outfield, presumably as a...
Via The Comeback
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Drew Pomeranz’s Unpredictable Pitch Counts

The Red Sox’s starting rotation has made notable improvements over the last month. Most of those improvements have been internal. Rick Porcello has continued to establish himself as the clear ace of the Sox’s staff, and perhaps even a Cy Young candidate. David Price looks far more like the pitcher Boston signed in the offseason, owning a 1.93 ERA over his last four starts. Eduardo...
Via BP Boston
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 130 Recap: Royals 10, Red Sox 4

This game seemed promising at one point. Then the sixth inning happened. Top Play (WPA) The biggest play of this game will be no surprise for those who watched it. We’ll get more into the sixth inning in just a minute (sorry), but one play in particular stood out in the frame. With the bases loaded and the Red Sox leading by a run, Raul Mondesi came to the plate with Matt Barnes...
Via BP Boston
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: red hot Dustin Pedroia takes time off

Dustin Pedroia did not play Sunday and is likely to miss Monday, as he’s taking a leave of absence from the Boston Red Sox due to an undisclosed family matter. The Sox haven’t made any roster moves to fill the hole, so Pedroia is expected back very soon. Pedroia is undeniably the best hitter in the league right now. Going into his final at bat of Saturday’s game, Pedroia tied...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

"Worn out" Ortiz still producing in last year with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) In what's become a regular scene, David Ortiz stepped into the dugout, preparing for batting practice, when a team staff member asked if he was ready. Not far away, a group of fans waited to be brought in, eager to chat briefly with the 40-year-old Ortiz, take a photo and wish him well. In Big Papi's final season, everyone who comes to Fenway Park wants their chance...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pedroia Near-Misses Record, Still a Bad-Ass Motherf$%ker

Somewhere in the midst of this late-season push, behind the Mookie MVP talk and Ortiz Farewell Tour and Steven Wright magic and Rick Porcello Resurrection and the Spectacular Sandy Leon, Dustin Pedroia has been quietly, steadily getting things done. While The Large Father is unquestionably the heart and soul of this team, The Elf is the engine. The balls, you might even say. That...
Via Surviving Grady
1 day ago

Man, Myth, Legend, Sandy Leon?

Photo Credit: Christopher EvansContributing Writer Bryan Mauro (@threecolorbeard)When the Red Sox traded for Sandy Leon at the beginning of the 2015 season, no one imagined what was about to happen. The Red Sox made the trade because Sandy is a fantastic defensive catcher, and knows how to handle a pitching staff. However, he is not going to light the world on fire at the plate...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

You Betts Believe It

Mookie Betts was 5-for-5 and drove in two runs Friday night. It was the first five-hit game of his career and the number of pets in New England being named Mookie is climbing quicker than his batting average. Let me gush about Betts for a minute, even though it might be tough because I know Xander is reading. (Do not worry, you are still my number 1, Awesome-X.) Mookie is slashing ...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox have found a playoff-caliber rotation

Welcome to Friday, it’s party night! We’re going to start by playing Spin The Bottle. This is a bit different than the version of the game you probably know. This is Picking-Who-Starts-The-One-Game-Playoff-Game-From-The-List-Of-2016-Red-Sox-Starters Spin The Bottle. Sounds awful? Excellent. Let’s dig in! We’ll lay out this list of every starter the Red Sox used this season...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Benintendi on DL but it's too early to tell if injury is season-ending

There’s no way to sugar coat it: The Boston Red Sox received some pretty bad news Thursday. Rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi exited Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an ugly left knee sprain, and after tests the next morning, the Red Sox already sent him to the 15-day disabled list. “He did have an MRI (Thursday) morning and that exam and images are still...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

To Win it All, What are the Red Sox Missing?

As of Thursday morning, the Red Sox sit atop the American League East with the Toronto Blue Jays. As it stands, the Sox would have a chance at the World Series. Yet, it’s hard to predict the Red Sox chances of advancing to game 163. Look at the 2011 collapse. The beer and chicken scandal; a last place finish; a manager fired; a major disappointment. That same kind of disappointment...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval has reportedly lost 22 pounds during rehab

Pablo Sandoval joined the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Wednesday and worked out at third base before batting practice looking noticeably trimmer. WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports Sandoval has lost 22 pounds during his rehabilitation after undergoing shoulder surgery in early May. Here’s proof: One picture of Sandoval pic.twitter.com/aLQoYvqChq — Rob Bradford (@bradfo...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Benintendi shares how he made great catch

Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch Monday was an immediate nominee for play of the year. But how exactly does a 22-year-old rookie outfielder pull off such a feat? The catch helped the Boston Red Sox seal a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and prevented things from getting too close for comfort — Boston led just 3-0 at the time, and the shot would’ve plated...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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