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Boston Red Sox Mon Jul 16 2018 16:24:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- One wall of Alex Cora's office, near the end of June. Photo by Jon Sciambi. Article by Jen McCaffrey.The Red Sox's record for most wins in a season has stayed constant for the last 105 years.But the 2018 Red Sox are on pace to win 112 games, which wo
(Getty Images)It's hard to believe that today's was just the second "walk-off" win by your Carmine Hose this year. In the bottom of the 10th inning, Xander Bogaerts hit a 2-0 pitch into the flagpole triangle in center for his third grand slam of 2018
In January 2015, Blake Swihart was the top catching prospect in baseball and by the start of the 2016 season he seemingly had stranglehold on the Sox starting catcher gig.  He lost that hold quickly and hasn't been able to find his footing s
The Boston Red Sox are playing fantastic baseball this season; there are no two ways about it. With 86 games down, the Red Sox sit ... The post 100 Wins and the AL East Pennant: Are We Dreaming? appeared first on Surviving Grady. The Boston Red Sox a
Blue Jays - Red Sox - Marcus Stroman / Brian JohnsonBetts, RFBogaerts, SSMartinez, LFMoreland, 1BPearce, DHHolt, 2BNunez, 3BLeon, CBradley, CFBrian Johnson makes today's start, having been activated from the disabled list. Eduardo Rodriguez was put o
Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, July 10th at 8:30 PM, with "Pop Music Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions connected to popular music down through the years (mostly in recent years however). The Q Train lightning r
(Getty Images)This one reeked from pitch one. Rick Porcello had absolutely nothing last night in a 13-7 drubbing by the Blue Jays. Tentative, jitterywith no control at allthe 10-game-winner was clubbed all over the old ballpark and wasted multiple co
Blue Jays - Red Sox - Sam Gaviglio / Eduardo RodriguezBetts, RFHolt, 2BMartinez, LFBogaerts, SSBradley, CFNunez, DHSwihart, 1BLeon, CLin, 3BGaviglio will be pitching on two days rest. He threw only 48 pitches last Wednesday night, allowing six runs i
You know him, and you pretty much hate him. Fernando Rodneyand his tilted hat/shooting-arrow schtickis rumored as a trade target of Red Sox honcho Dave Dombrowski. The 41-year-old Rodneywho Dombrowski had at Detroithas 18 saves for Minnesota this yea
Today, the great Shane Victorino announced his retirement from baseball. Although he’ll forever be remembered as part of the unsinkable, unshave-able Red Sox 2013 championship ... The post Shane Victorino Retires, Reminding Me of the Worst
Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, July 3rd at 8:30 PM, with "July 4th Trivia" as the Special Category. I will be seven questions about stuff that has happened in history on the day of our independence. (Yes, a lot more than you think has h
For whatever reason, second base is a position in which career longevity is rare. Dustin Pedroia is 34 and most of his modern comparables didn't play much or play well beyond that age.  As I detailed a little while back, really solid second
The Yankees have won seven of their last 10 games - and dropped an additional 2.5 games behind the Red Sox in the American league East.Since June 25, New York is 11-6 - a 105-win pace, not to shabby - but has lost 3.5 games in the standings because t
The Red Sox announced today that they have placed OF Andrew Benintendi on the bereavement list. 1B Sam Travis was recalled from AAA Pawtucket to fill Benintendi's spot on the 25-man roster. No details were given regarding the leave, and it's unclear
Okay, guys. If I can just get a minute of your time. Now you’re probably wondering why I called this quick clubhouse meeting. And you’re ... The post Chris Sale Addresses His Teammates While Coincidentally Holding a Very Large Sam
Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, June 26th at 8:30 PM, with "Canada Trivia" as the Special Category, in honor of next Sunday being the national holiday of our neighbors to the north (Canada Day). It will be seven questions connected to th
July 13, Blue Jays at Red SoxTop of the 8th inning: Joe Kelly pitching to Justin SmoakRed Sox catcher Sandy Leon is crossed-up on Kelly's 1-1 pitch. he expects the ball to go to his right, but the changeup stays straight and drills him in the left si
Very early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows an interesting trend emerging: readers are exactly evenly-split on whether they would be disappointed or not if the Red Sox failed to make a significant move at the trade deadline. As the chart
Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, June 19th at 8:30 PM with "Famous Seconds Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions about famous people, places and things that were "second", in pop culture, history, and very other subj
Blue Jays - Red Sox - Ryan Borucki / Rick PorcelloNESN reported that last night's win put the Red Sox 37 games over .500 (66-29) for the first time since 1949. That is not true.As fenfan points out in this comment, the 1978 Red Sox were also 37 games
(Getty Images)Memo to John Henry: Sign Mookie Betts long-term now. No excuses: empty your wallet, dump your boring foreign soccer team, lose the NASCAR dalliance if you have to. Hell, sell the Boston Globe and NESN for all we carejust sign him! The R
Trivia Night returns after last week's hiatus this Tuesday night, June 12th at 8:30 PM, with "Final Jeopardy Potpourri Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions that have appeared as the final question on the legendary game show "Je
With Rafael Devers on the DL, here is tonight's Red Sox line-up for the first game of the series against the Toronto Blue Jays: Mookie Betts RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, J.D. Martinez DH, Steve Pearce 1B, Xander Bogaerts SS, Brock Holt 2B, Eduardo Nez 3
Hello Trivia Players: Just a reminder that Trivia Night is taking this week off, so there will be no Trivia Night this Tuesday, June 5th. Trivia will return to Professor Thom's the following Tuesday, June 12th at 8:30 PM. I'll have the Sneak Peek que
Blue Jays - Red Sox - J.A. Happ / David PriceThe two starters have very similar stats:Happ - 18 starts, 4.44 ERA, 10-5, 95 ERA+, 1.177 WHIPPrice - 18 starts, 4.44 ERA, 9-6, 98 ERA+, 1.273 WHIP Happ - 105.1 IP, 90 H, 55 R, 52 ER, 34 BB, 115 K, 16 HR A
The Red Sox announced today that they've placed third-baseman Rafael Devers on the ten-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. It's unclear whether this is another case of the fake "Fenway Flu"given the 21-year-old's recent performanceor a
Trivia will be happening this Tuesday night, May 29th at 8:30 PM, with "Montauk Trivia" as the Special Category. It will be seven questions (and perhaps a few more) on that famous spot on the end of Long Island, and courtesy of the Montauk Brewing Co
Wednesday's Rangers/Red Sox game did not start off well for Chris Sale. That was because the amorphous strike zone in Marvin Hudson's head did not align very well with the one in MLB's Rule Book (i.e., that Hudson is expected to (and is paid to) enfo
The 'Bear Claw' (Getty Images)While most of the "bullpen trade" talk has centered on Baltimore's Zach Britton, Boston may have more interest in Marlins closer Kyle Barraclough. Why? Well, to begin with, he's under team control until after th
Rangers - Red Sox - Bartolo Colon / Chris SaleThe Legendary Bartolo Colon has been pitching in the major leagues for 21 years. He has pitched for 11 teams, including the Red Sox (seven games in 2008). The Big Sexy can do it all.Pitch:Hit:Field:Take a
(Getty Images)There are so many conflicting reports on the destination of Manny Machado that you have to almost label it all "fake news". The latest cites a "long-time major league scout" (whatever the hell that means) who claims Machado won't be dea
Rangers - Red Sox - Yovani Gallardo / Hector Velazquez Betts, RFBenintendi, LFMartinez, DHMoreland, 1BBogaerts, SSHolt, 2BDevers, 3BSwihart, CBradley, CFChristian Vazquez had surgery on his fractured right fifth finger today. He will be out for 6-8 w
(Getty Images)This Chris Sale dude is pretty good. The lefty Red Sox ace went seven innings last night, giving up no earned runs and striking out 12 Rangers in the 4-2 victory. Exactly how good has Sale been lately? Well, over his l
I mute MLBTV between innings so I do not have to hear the same highlight clips night after night after night. Much to my surprise, some new clips from this season have been added to the rotation. One of them features Max Scherzer of the Nationals pit
You can pretty much forget about seeing Dustin Pedroia play again in 2018. We've felt this for w while, but not Pedroia himself refuses to commit to playing this season. Said The Laser Show today, "If I get this thing MRI'd in four or five weeks and
Rangers - Red Sox - Mike Minor / Eduardo RodriguezBetts, CFBenintendi, LFMartinez, RFPearce, DHBogaerts, SSMoreland, 1BNunez, 2BDevers, 3BLeon, CSince May 16, the Red Sox are 26-1 when they score five or more runs. (The lone blemish came on June 15,
(Getty Images)Trade winds are getting even brisker, as multiple reports now suggest the Red Sox have been "in recent contact" with the Orioles about a deal for Manny Machado. Since the Orioles are looking to deal away both Machado and their other loo
The Mets lost to the Rays on Saturday 3-0. That may not seem like a big deal - it was the seventh time the Mets were shutout this season - but they did something they had not done in their previous 9,106 regular season games. And because this is the
(Getty Images)Multiple reports suggest that the Red Sox are in all-out pursuit of another "elite" arm for their bullpen. Given the paucity of port-siders in the 'pen, some of their focus is on lefties like Baltimore's Zach Britton. But, they are also
Red Sox - Royals - Rick Porcello / Jakob JunisChristian Vazquez fractured the pinkie finger on his throwing hand last night on a slide into second base and is now on the 10-day disabled list.Manager Alex Cora said Joe Kelly was taken out of last nigh
(Getty Images)From the start, this was to be a "bullpen" game. Manager Alex Cora 'started' Hector Velaquez and also used: Jalen Beeks, Brandon Workman, Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly and new-guy Ryan Brasier. They all pitched pretty well (except for Beeks) a
Red Sox - Royals - David Price / Brad KellerToday in Baseball History:1923 - Cleveland scores in all eight innings against the visiting Red Sox, winning 27-3. No American League has ever scored in all nine innings of a game.1931 - In the White Sox's&
(Getty Images)Just twelve days ago, Steve Pearce was a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. The 35-year-old 1B/DH was doing OK north of the borderhitting .291 with 4 HRs and 16 RBIs in just 26 games played. Since the trade that brought him to Boston, Pea
Another Red Sox game, another bit of misinformation from Dave O'Brien at NESN.In the JoS gamethread, fenfan mentioned this major gaffe from O'Brien early in Friday's game:OB just said the Royals have NEVER lost more than 100 games in a seasonI had to
The Red Sox moved up one spot from last weekpassing The Bronx Embalmers to move into second-place in the latest MLB Power Rankings out today. The Houston Astros remain at the top of the pile, with the Brewers fourth and the Cubbies fifth. The Indians
Red Sox - Royals - Chris Sale / Jason HammelThe Royals (25-61) are terrible. Only the Orioles have a worse record, just barely (24-62). However, Kansas City has lost two of three against the Os this season.Among the 15 American League teams, the Roya