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WATCH: Angels beat Red Sox thanks to horrible Hanley Ramirez throw

With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the ninth, recently acquired Boston Red Sox reliever Brad Ziegler was looking for a double play ball to help the Red Sox escape with a 1-0 victory over the Angels on Thursday night in Anaheim. Ziegler got that groundball, and it appeared the Red Sox would at least get a force out at home plate, if not turn it into a double play...
Via The Comeback
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Porcello, Lincecum set to square off in Anaheim

A strong pitcher at home this season, Rick Porcello is one of many Red Sox players who will try to improve his level of performance away from Fenway Park.
Via RedSox.com
6 hours ago

Mike Trout does David Ortiz impersonation

David Ortiz has received plenty of retirement gifts during his farewell season, but Mike Trout made sure the Los Angeles Angels’ ceremony stands out. Trout was one of three Angels representatives who presented Ortiz with a portrait prior to Big Papi’s final series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Alfredo Griffin presented David Ortiz with a portrait...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox have depth of talent in farm system

With the most thrilling part of the season upcoming for the Red Sox, it is important to keep a close eye on the team's impressive farm system, which is led by Yoan Moncada and Andrew Benintendi.
Via RedSox.com
10 hours ago

Boston Red Sox @ LA Angels Pre-Game Notes: 7/28/2016

The Boston Red Sox (55-44) begin a tough West Coast trip tonight against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (45-56). David Price faces off against Jered Weaver on the mound. Here is a look at the starting lineups, pregame notes, and daily links for July 28, 2016.
Via CLNS Radio
15 hours ago

Former Red Sox 2B Doug Griffin Passes Away At 69

Doug Griffin (Boston Globe Photo)Former Red Sox second-baseman Doug Griffin passed away on Wednesday at the age of 69. In 1972, Griffin won the Gold Glove at second while a member of the Red Sox—for whom he played all but 18 MLB games over his eight-year career. Griffin was a solid defender, who finished fourth in the Rookie Of The Year balloting of 1971. He also helped get The...
Via FenwayNation
15 hours ago

Red Sox share news of Griffin's passing

The Red Sox announced former Boston infielder Doug Griffin passed away Wednesday in Clovis, Calif., after battling a lengthy illness. He was 69 years old.
Via RedSox.com
16 hours ago

Craig Kimbrel and his knee are headed to Pawtucket this weekend

Jennifer WarnerContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of the APLook out Pawtucket, it looks like your going to be hosting another rehab assignment this weekend as Craig Kimbrel may be headed for his first rehab assignment since going on the disabled list on July 9th.Kimbrel, who underwent left knee arthroscopy and a removal of part of his medial meniscus on July 11th, threw his second...
Via RedSoxLife
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

6 ways to improve the Red Sox

COMMENTARY As the non-waiver trade deadline fast approaches, the Red Sox find themselves in good position. Not an enviable position necessarily, but pretty good. If the season ended today, Boston would be guaranteed at least one playoff game, and they are within a series sweep of first place in the American League East. Still, there […] The post 6 ways to improve the Red Sox appeared...
Via Boston.com
19 hours ago

David Price Faces Watershed Red Sox Moment Tonight

(Boston Red Sox Photo By Michael Ivins)David Price will make his 22nd start tonight as a member of The Carmine Hose. Suffice it to say that—other than his post-season work—this could be the biggest start of his career. So far, the Red Sox have paid $1,476,190.40 for each one of his first 21 starts. The results have been a pedestrian 9-7 record, with a 4.51 ERA. While he has struck...
Via FenwayNation
20 hours ago

Is Jackie Bradley Jr. the Red Sox’s MVP?

This Red Sox season can’t be definitively described as fun; it’s almost impossible for a 162-game campaign to ever be described as that. There have just been too many ups and downs for that. The lineup, however, is capital-F Fun. It’s an insanely deep unit that has seemingly had a different member step up each and every game. With this fact, I began wondering over the weekend...
Via BP Boston
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Red Sox roster from most pleasant surprise to most aggravating disappointment

COMMENTARY Steven Wright, the 31-year-old knuckleballer with seven career wins prior to this season, made the All-Star team and even had a case to be the American League’s starting pitcher. David Price, the $31-million salaried fireballer with five career All-Star appearances prior to this season, most certainly did not make the midsummer classic roster and has been the [...
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

Jackie Bradley Jr. Gets His Revenge on Hanley Ramirez

(July 24, 2016 - Source: Rich Gagnon/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterHanley Ramirez had himself a week last week, batting 7-for-21 with six runs, five home runs and 12 RBI over six games. Due to his incredible play, he won the honor of AL Player of the Week.As everyone looked at this as an incredible achievement for Hanley, Jackie Bradley Jr. looked at...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Boston’s Struggles In Close Games A Cause For Concern

BOSTON — The mark of any good baseball team is its ability to win all different types of games, from close contests to blowouts. The Red Sox have done just fine this season in the latter category. The former? Not as much. Boston lost another close one to the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Tuesday, rallying on two separate occasions before falling to a 9-8 loss. After this defeat...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox nearly had serious catcher emergency in loss to Tigers

BOSTON — When Sandy Leon crumpled to the ground Tuesday night after getting hit by a pitch in the sixth inning, Fenway Park gave a collective gasp. The concern over losing Leon wasn’t just because the Red Sox catcher surprisingly has been one of the team’s best hitters this season. It also was due to the fact that Boston literally didn’t have anyone to replace him. Ryan...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Relief Pitchers

As the trade deadline quickly approaches the Boston Red Sox currently sit at second place in the American League East. Each day the Red Sox bring arguably the best offense in the league to go along with an average pitching rotation. Their bullpen is what has struggled the most and has cost them many times throughout the season. The Red Sox have already made a move to help the bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox are Really Hard to Strike Out

The Red Sox have done many of things well since the turn of the century. They’ve won a lot of games (save for those three last-place finishes), developed some good prospects and have scored countless times in both the trade and free agent market. It’s made for an impressive, and fun run that’s included championships and given us many memories. One thing the Red Sox have done...
Via BP Boston
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox Hold On To Keep Porcello Perfect At Fenway

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox slammed three home runs, Rick Porcello pitched into the seventh inning and the Red Sox survived a near-implosion by the bullpen as they held on to beat the Twins 8-7 at Fenway Park.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxHanley Ramirez, Dustin Pedroia and Travis Shaw each went deep for Boston, part of a ten-hit attack. Xander Bogaerts...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy hit on head by TV monitor, but will be back in booth today

NESN viewers who were watching Saturday’s Minnesota Twins-Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park got a little shock when they heard Jerry Remy on the broadcast for the first inning, only to be suddenly replaced by Steve Lyons in the second. For a while there was no explanation until the Red Sox and NESN came out with one later in the evening. It was because a sudden gust of wind knocked...
Via Awful Announcing
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: pitching edition

With the recent surge in the standings and the latest trade deals, it’s no secret that the Boston Red Sox have been buyers up to this point. Their offense has been stellar and, barring major injuries, will be just fine. The question is if the team has enough starting pitching and relief pitching to get through the rest of the season. Dave Dombrowski has made some moves already...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy hit in head by falling TV monitor

BOSTON -- Red Sox TV analyst Jerry Remy was hit in the head by a falling TV monitor as swirling winds caused havoc during the first inning at Fenway Park.Remy was sent home from Boston's game Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins but is expected back Sunday. Former player Steve Lyons, also an analyst during some games, came in for Remy.The strong winds made for an interesting...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

From ‘Thin Papi’ to ‘Big Papi’, Ken Griffey Jr. Thinks David Ortiz is a Hall of Famer

In his final season, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz sure has had a season to remember. At the age of 40, Ortiz is hitting .324 with 24 home runs and 79 RBIs and looks like a player in his prime. In past years, the discussion of whether or not Ortiz is worthy of a plaque in Cooperstown has only intensified, but 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Ken Griffey Jr. believes Ortiz...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Boston Meetup – Saber Seminar Eve (8/12/16)

Dear reader, please allow this internet article to serve as the official announcement of the fourth annual FanGraphs Boston Meetup on Saber Seminar Eve. As the title makes clear, this year that day is Friday, August 12th. We’ll kick off around 7 pm, and the televisions will display the baseball match between the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. We’ll talk about it, and...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz's odds of being American League MVP

This is an article about David Ortiz and the MVP. So, to confuse you, we’ll start with Josh Donaldson. On Wednesday he put on a power show to help the Blue Jays defeat the Diamondbacks, 10-4. This performance prompted Andrew Stoeten to tweet “MVP.” Which makes sense. We are talking about the reigning AL MVP going 2-for-4 with a double, homer, and walk. This prompted me to look...
Via BP Boston
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Pomeranz learned of trade to Red Sox on TV

If the San Diego Padres continue to sell off their major league talent as we approach the Aug. 1 trade deadline, starting pitcher Andrew Cashner could be the next to go. The right-hander is not concerned about it, however, because he doesn’t expect the team to keep him in the loop anyway. After he threw 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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