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Consistency Is Key For The Red Sox Down The Stretch

Andrew Benintendi (40) has made a big splash since coming to the big leagues. It’s late August, and the Boston Red Sox are actually in the midst of the pennant race. Currently, they are in a first-place tie with new their new rival North of the Border. And with the last series in September slated for a showdown at Fenway Park, the two first place clubs in the AL East are going...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 hours ago

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
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays Pregame Notes 8/24/16

Rick Porcello (17-3) will look to become the majors’ first 18-game winner on Wednesday evening at the Trop, as the Boston Red Sox (71-54) attempt to clinch a series win against the last-place Tampa Bay Rays (52-72). The Red Sox are one of the hottest teams in the league, as…
Via CLNS Radio
4 hours ago

Red Sox prospect Yoan Moncada effortlessly crushed another home run

With players like Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr. all thriving with the Red Sox, the team has arguably the best collection of young position players in baseball. Soon, there might even be another name to add the already formidable list. Yoan Moncada, the 21-year-old Cuban infielder who has attracted attention since […]
Via Boston.com
5 hours ago

John Farrell: ‘I don’t know that we ever truly lost faith in the talent of Clay’

The first half of the season went about as poorly as one could possibly imagine for Clay Buchholz. His 5.91 ERA before the All-Star break was higher than any season of his career in which he had thrown at least 80 innings. Even out of the All-Star break, things did not immediately improve, as trade […]
Via Boston.com
9 hours ago

Eduardo Rodriguez Is Sliding Back Into Relevance

By far the best development in the second half for the Red Sox is their starting pitching. It’s been stellar! As a unit, the Red Sox’s starters are fourth in the majors in both ERA and FIP. You have David Price and Drew Pomeranz righting the ship after a rocky start with the team, Rick Porcello continuing his excellence, and while Steven Wright hasn’t been the same, he’s...
Via BP Boston
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Will Attend Tim Tebow's August 30th Workout

Tebow As PatWhy the Red Sox would bother to attend Tim Tebow's workout for MLB scouts is beyond us. The 29-year-old former NFL QB has not played baseball since his Junior year in high school—that would be way back in 2005. The former Jet and Bronco (and—for about 30 seconds—Patriot) is working out with former major leaguers to break into baseball as an outfielder. We're sure...
Via FenwayNation
11 hours ago

Buchholz Shines Again In Red Sox 2-1 Win Over Rays

(AP Photo)Clay Buchholz is making it tough on the Red Sox regarding the composition of the starting rotation. The lanky Texan delivered another excellent starting pitching performance—going 6 1/3 solid innings and giving up just one earned run in Boston's 2-1 win. He walked two and struck out nine—yielding just five hits. The Carmine Hose only had five hits themselves—with...
Via FenwayNation
12 hours ago

The Red Seat: Episode 20 – First Place At Last!

Welcome to The Red Seat, BP Boston’s weekly podcast discussing all things Boston Red Sox. Hosted by Jake Devereaux and featuring a rotating panel of BP Boston guests, The Red Seat will dive into current events, life in the AL East, prospects down on the farm and much more. Additionally, this podcast will tap into the knowledge of industry professionals as we attempt to bring you...
Via BP Boston
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

The New and Improved Sandy Leon

The Boston Red Sox started the season flush with talent at the catching position, little did they know that their fourth option would be their best. Rick Rowand looks at the new and improved Sandy Leon, focusing on the Red Sox catcher’s new stance and approach at the plate. When the Red Sox announced that they had acquired catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals in March...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
14 hours ago

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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox making pitch for playoff run

Maybe the Boston Red Sox really are going to send David Ortiz out in style. Trophies, tears, parades, etc. That scenario doesn't even feel like all that much of a stretch given how well the Red Sox are playing these days.
Via RedSox.com
21 hours ago

Buchholz fans 9 as Sox stay in first place

Clay Buchholz might just be a place-holder getting a spot start. But on Tuesday, he looked as capable as anyone, leading the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Via RedSox.com
22 hours ago

Jackie Bradley, Jr. Is Back In Tonight's Red Sox Lineup

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup in the second of four games with the Tampa Bay Rays: Dustin Pedroia 2B; Xander Bogaerts SS; David Ortiz DH; Mookie Betts RF; Hanley Ramirez 1B; Jackie Bradley Jr. CF; Sandy Leon C; Travis Shaw 3B; Andrew Benintendi LF. On the mound for The Carmine Hose is Clay Buchholz.
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago

Benintendi's catch helps Price, Red Sox tie for 1st place

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) David Price was good, even better because of a rookie's nifty glove work. Boston's ace won his third straight decision Monday night, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 with a huge assist from Andrew Benintendi's home run-robbing catch that helped Price limit his old team to just two hits over eight scoreless innings. Price (12-8) walked two, struck out eight...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Benintendi makes unbelievable catch to steal a homer against the Rays

Boston Red Sox rookie outfielder Andrew Benintendi made a catch that was just absolutely absurd. The ed Sox are on the road in Tampa, and with a runner on first in the eighth inning of Monday night’s game, Rays second baseman Logan Forsythe hit one to deep left that was certainly on its way out of the park. Benintendi had other plans, and made an amazing leaping effort to rob...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Some Perspective on Travis Shaw’s Struggles

One of the most exciting parts of the 2016 season has been watching the Red Sox’s young core blossom before our very eyes. Mookie Betts has mashed his way into American League MVP consideration, Xander Bogaerts might be the AL’s best-hitting shortstop and Jackie Bradley Jr. has had a career-changing season that’s seen him ride a 29-game hitting streak and go from Triple-A castoff...
Via BP Boston
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Rick Porcello’s Cy Young case

The Boston Red Sox have the Major League’s best offense with superstars like Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, and Xander Bogaerts and many other good players in their lineup they average over 5.5 runs per game. In order for the Boston Red Sox to go far into the postseason they need good pitching. Their starting pitching has been pretty good led by Rick Porcello, but their bullpen is...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval Needs To Return To Form With David Ortiz Retiring, John Henry Says

It sounds as though the Boston Red Sox haven’t given up on Pablo Sandoval just yet. The third baseman had a rough 2015 campaign after signing a five-year, $95 million contract with the Red Sox and appeared in just three games in 2016 after losing his starting job to Travis Shaw and undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in May. But Red Sox owner John Henry is hoping to see more...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Ortiz takes selfie with fan, hits go-ahead HR

David Ortiz always has time for the little people. The Red Sox designated hitter crushed a historic two-run homer against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, giving Boston a lead in their 3-2 win. The home run was Ortiz’s 29th of the season, and it also marked his 1,500th RBI, joining Ted Williams and Carl Yastrzemski as the only Red Sox players to reach that milestone. But before...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz homers after being honored, Red Sox beat Tigers 3-2

DETROIT (AP) The Detroit Tigers honored David Ortiz with a pregame ceremony that included two of his closest friends in baseball. It didn't help. Ortiz's two-run homer in the fifth inning turned out to be the difference in Boston's 3-2 victory over the slumping Tigers on a rainy Saturday night. ''It was a hanging breaking ball, and I got it,'' Ortiz said. When asked if he knew...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox Roll To 6th Straight

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterSix strong innings from David Price, home runs from Jackie Bradley Jr. and Sandy Leon, and a little help from Mother Nature combined to help the Red Sox to an 8-1 win over the Orioles in Baltimore.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesIt was the sixth straight win for the streaking Red Sox who moved ahead of Baltimore in the AL East standings.Travis Shaw...
Via RedSoxLife
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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