How Has Slugger Hanley Ramirez Fueled Red Sox Hot September?

The Boston Red Sox had a season filled with speed bumps and plenty of questions. However, performances from young players and key veterans have them in the playoffs and in position to win a pennant. Ian York uses his unique charts to show us how slugger Hanley Ramirez has fueled Boston’s September surge in the AL East standings.  Hanley Ramirez has been a very good hitter for...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
57 minutes ago

Boston Red Sox: Pitching leads to 11th straight W

Red Sox nation populated the stands throughout Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay on Sunday, but a record setting pitching performance kept them standing. Boston Red Sox pitchers had recorded a major league record for consecutive strikeouts in a row against the Rays batters, and throughout the entirety of the game, the Red Sox pitching staff struck out 23 of the 40 batters they faced today...
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Red Sox hurlers enjoy history-making K-day

A combination of five Red Sox pitchers made history Sunday, striking out 23 batters in Boston's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Rays while breaking a couple of records along the way.
12 hours ago

Pedey's Electric-Slide-Boog-A-Loo Allows Sox 3-2 Win

(AP Photo)The Red Sox pitching staff struck out 23 Rays—a record 21 in nine innings and 11 straight at one point. These days you can't even do that at SeaWorld! But it was not Boston's swing-and-miss prowess that was the real story of this game—it was the Tampa catcher's swing and miss on a botched tag of Dustin Pedroia at the plate. The Muddy Chicken should have been out by...
Via FenwayNation
13 hours ago

Watch Dustin Pedroia’s sprawling, 180-degree home-plate scramble to score the game-winning run

The throw had Dustin Pedroia beat. But somehow, in one most agile, acrobatic, and improbable plays you’ll see on a baseball field, the Red Sox second baseman juked around—and over—Tampa Bay Rays catcher Luke Maile to score from first base on a David Ortiz double in the 10th inning. Pedroia’s mad scramble gave the Red Sox […]
13 hours ago

#FromThePeskyPole Volume 2

Bryan Mauro - Contributing Writer (@threecolorbeard)For the second installment of #FromThePeskyPole, I received a lot of questions regarding the playoffs and the roster that I think John Farrell will choose, but I also received a few other interesting ones, as well. So, let’s get right into those. The first question I received was about the longest homerun at Fenway. We all know...
Via RedSoxLife
14 hours ago

Sox eyeing AL East title behind Price in Bronx

Rick Porcello might be the Red Sox's primary Cy Young candidate, but David Price has enjoyed a resurgent second half to help spur the club's dominant run. He'll look to pick up his 18th win of the season when the Red Sox travel to the Bronx for a three-game series against the Yankees beginning Tuesday. Boston, which has already clinched a playoff spot, is looking to wrap up the American...
14 hours ago

Red Sox Set Strikeout Records, Edge Rays in 10th After Wild Pedroia Play at Home Plate

Eduardo Rodriguez (3-7, 4.68) may have recorded eleven straight outs with strikeouts of Tampa Bay Rays (65-90) en route to a major league record for his team, but the Boston Red Sox (92-64) bullpen allowed the Rays to tie the game at two in the eighth to deny him a…
Via CLNS Radio
14 hours ago

Red Sox Clinch Playoff Spot, Pedroia Hits Beast Mode

For the past several years, September has been the month of Red Sox fans’ discontent. In 2011, the last month of summer sealed Terry Francona’s fate as the Sox went a dismal 7-20. They managed to do just as poorly under Bobby V in September the following year, going 7-19 long after folks stopped paying attention. The last couple years have not been all that sensational, either...
Via Surviving Grady
20 hours ago

Rays cancel pregame tribute per David Ortiz's request

David Ortiz isn’t going to celebrate his final game at Tropicana Field. The Major League Baseball world lost a star Sunday in Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident at the age of 24, but Ortiz lost a friend. Because of that, the Boston Red Sox designated hitter asked the Tampa Bay Rays not to honor him before Sunday’s game. Given today's tragedy...
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Recap - Pedey Slams Red Sox To 10th Straight

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of Getty ImagesDustin Pedroia's (pictured) seventh inning grand slam powered the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Saturday night. The victory, Boston's tenth in a row, clinched at least a Wild Card playoff spot and lowered the Magic Number to clinch the division to three.Rick Porcello went 6.1 innings...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago

Mookie Betts breaks out ‘Jump On It’ dance

Another day, another victory dance. The Boston Red Sox’s outfield has given fans something to look forward to after every win thanks to their creative celebratory dances. And just one night after Mookie Betts debuted “The Carlton,” the right fielder moved on to the “Jump On It” dance after Saturday’s 6-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Jump on it! Jump on it! #WINDANCEREPEAT...
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Red Sox clinch playoff berth as Porcello wins 22nd

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Dustin Pedroia hit his fourth career grand slam to help Rick Porcello get his major league-leading 22nd win, and the Boston Red Sox clinched a playoff berth by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-4 Saturday night for their 10th consecutive win. Boston maintained a 5 1/2-game lead over Toronto for the division title and ensured no worse than the AL's second wild...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox not ruling out Sandoval's return this year

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell has not ruled out injured third baseman Pablo Sandoval returning this year should an injury replacement be required. Sandoval was not expected back until 2017 following a left shoulder injury that sent him to the disabled list after just three games in April. ''We're staying opened minded,'' Farrell said before Saturday...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox look to make 10 wins in a row Saturday with Rick Porcello on mound

Rick Porcello can bolster his Cy Young Award candidacy even more Saturday. The Boston Red Sox right-hander will go for his 22nd win of the season Saturday when he faces the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Furthermore, a win would make it 10 in a row for Boston after it won again Friday. Hear a preview of Porcello’s start in the video from NESN’s “Red Sox Final” above.    
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz ‘Retired Not Expired’ shirt designed by his daughter

David Ortiz of course is set to retire whenever the Boston Red Sox’s season ultimately comes to a close. As part of his farewell, his daughter Alex has designed a great t-shirt in the slugger’s honor. Bearing the message “Retired Not Expired 2016” on the front and the Dominican Republic flag on the back -- with his No. 34 in the center -- the premium t-shirt version retails...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Xander Bogaerts Break Out of His Slump?

One of the most encouraging developments of the 2016 season for the Red Sox — a season that has been chock-full of them, I should mention — is that Xander Bogaerts has seemingly taken another step forward. Still just 23 years old, Boston’s shortstop was quite good in 2015, but something still appeared to be missing. He wasn’t able to put it all together in a way that could...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz admits he would rather not be retiring

Is this the beginning of David Ortiz reconsidering his retirement? It’s not really, but the Red Sox slugger admitted that he wishes he could play longer. “I wish I could continue playing, but it takes a lot for me to prepare for the games every year,” Ortiz told Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. “I’ve been dealing with things the last four years and it gets worse, you...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Continued Growth of Rick Porcello, Cy Young Candidate

On Monday night in Baltimore, Rick Porcello allowed two earned runs in a complete-game victory, striking out seven batters without a walk. That outing lowered his season ERA to 3.08, topped in the American League only by Masahiro Tanaka and Chris Sale. It raised his innings total to 210.2, topped in the AL only by Sale and Porcello’s teammate, David Price. It improved his pitcher...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz on Evolving

I first interviewed Clay Buchholz in June 2005. Newly drafted — 42nd overall by the Red Sox — he’d made his professional debut a few days earlier. His future was bright. A lot has happened since then. Buchholz has had a roller-coaster career in Boston, with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He’s thrown a no-hitter, won a World Series ring, and made a pair of All...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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