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Bradley's hitting streak ends at 29 games

Jackie Bradley Jr.'s 29-game hitting streak came to an end on Thursday night at Fenway Park as the Red Sox lost, 8-2, to the Rockies. Bradley was on deck in the ninth when the game ended.
Via RedSox.com
9 hours ago

Red Sox, Blue Jays to renew rivalry up north

The Red Sox will open a weekend series in Toronto vs. the Blue Jays on Friday, with Joe Kelly and Aaron Sanchez squaring off in the opener.
Via RedSox.com
10 hours ago

Xander Bogaerts Is Putting the Pieces Together

For a while there, it seemed like the healthy version of Troy Tulowitzki was the best shortstop in baseball. That’s the guy the Blue Jays wanted to trade for, but Tulowitzki has entered a decline period, vacating the positional throne. And now things are kind of complicated. It doesn’t actually matter in any real way who you rank No. 1, among shortstops, but there’s plenty...
Via Fangraphs
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wade Boggs wears Yankees World Series ring at Red Sox ceremony (pic)

It will be difficult to determine short of the MLB great confirming it one way or another whether it was an intentional slight or not, but the fact that Wade Boggs wore the World Series ring he earned as a member of the New York Yankees to a ceremony at Fenway Park probably won’t sit well with Red Sox Nation. Boggs, who played for the Boston Red Sox in the first 11 seasons of...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 46 Recap: Red Sox 10, Rockies 3

Steven Wright puts up another solid start. The Red Sox lineup puts up another double-digit run total. Ho hum. Top Play (WPA) Blake Swihart had been going through a bit of a slump in his return to the majors, tallying just one single in his first three games. That changed on Wednesday night as he came through with the biggest hit of the game that really broke it open for Boston...
Via BP Boston
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

From Suckboats to Duckboats: The 2016 Red Sox

Alright, I’m probably getting ahead of myself. But every night this Red Sox team pulls something out of its collective ass that gets me thinking we’re another day closer to the parade. For an idea of how good we’ve got it, consider the fact that Xander Bogaerts, our young, soon-to-be-All Star shortstop is leading the league in hits and batting .350 and in the middle of a 17...
Via Surviving Grady
1 day ago  |  Discuss

David Price Rides Red Sox Offense To Seventh Win, 8-3

(Getty Images)David Price has certainly been the beneficiary of offensive support. Last night, he got eight more runs on his way to an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. David Ortiz continued his 'Magical Mystery Farewell Tour' with four more RBIs—going 2-4 and raising his average to .333. Jackie Bradley, Jr. extended his hitting streak to 28 games by roping the first pitch he...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Red Sox Beat Up On Rockies

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterAnother double-digit hit night for the Red Sox offense and seven good innings from David Price helped Boston beat the Rockies 8-3 at Fenway Park in the opening game of this three-game series.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxThe Red Sox scored twice in the bottom of the first inning - they've now outscored their opponents 45-24 -n the first inning...
Via RedSoxLife
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Reliever Carson Smith has Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) Red Sox reliever Carson Smith had season-ending Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, four days after an MRI revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said before Boston's game against the Colorado Rockies that Smith will need 11 to 14 months to recover. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Are The American League’s Best Team

Entering today, the Boston Red Sox sit ten-games over .500 at 27-17 on the season. There is no arguing that Boston has the best offense in the American League far and away this season as they maintain a team .296 batting average. Pair with that the +66 run differential, the way the lineup grinds out at bats and gets on base top-to-bottom and the overall talent of the position players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Smith to undergo Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox say that pitcher Carson Smith is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, effectively ending his season. The team announced that Smith, who arrived in Boston this offseason via a trade with Seattle, would undergo ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction Tuesday. The procedure was to be performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York. Smith was placed...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley, Jr. experiencing breakout campaign, but how?

In a season that certainly hasn’t lacked for intriguing storylines, one of the more remarkable situations thus far in 2016 has been the not-so-subtle emergence of Jackie Bradley, Jr. While the Boston Red Sox were expected to return to prominence after a noisy offseason, Bradley, Jr. was something of a wild card heading into the year, with a spot in the outfield no guarantee for...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill “Spaceman” Lee is running for governor of Vermont

Former MLB pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee had a strange career in the majors. He was an outspoken, bizarre individual that epitomized the 1970s. The 69-year old (obligatory “nice” reference) is back in the news with the announcement that he plans on running for governor of Vermont, and Lee’s platform may be best described as “unique”. The ex-Red Sox and Expos pitcher...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Suffer Huge Blow: Carson Smith To Get Tommy John

The Red Sox have announced that relief pitcher Carson Smith—relied upon to be a key part of a late-inning bridge to Craig Kimbrel—will undergo Tommy John surgery and be lost for the year. This raises multiple questions about how Boston  goes forward—whether they rely on a combination of overworked set-up mean like Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara—or make a trade for a Smith...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fenway’s Future: Bryce Brentz, Andrew Benintendi, Trey Ball and More

In this week’s Fenway’s Future we look at a pitcher and outfielder at Triple-A who are stuck in line on the depth chart and a pitcher at Double-A who has been dominating opponents. Additionally, we’ll dive into a potential turning point for a top-draft-pick at High-A, and a top prospect outfielder at Low-A who needs to improve his contact tool. Triple-A Pawtucket: Roenis Elias...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

It's Time to Vote for your Many Red Sox All-Stars

(May 13, 2016 - Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America)Evan MarinofskyContributing WriterToday is May 23, our Boston Red Sox are tied for first place in the AL East with a record of 27-17, and it's time to start thinking about the All Star Game. The MLB has wanted you to vote since the end of April, but I think starting right about now is a good time to start thinking about...
Via RedSoxLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wouldja Please Make David Ortiz an Offer He Can’t Refuse and End This “Retirement” BS

For more than a decade, whenever hope seemed lost or we needed some kind of magic at the zero hour, David Ortiz has been the go-to guy with a capital G. I’ve honestly lost count of the many times he’s pulled our asses from the fire, but his propensity for doing it on the big stage is unrivaled in the franchise’s history. Down three games to none in the 2004 ALCS against the...
Via Surviving Grady
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Is Figuring Out His Fastballs

For one month early in the 2015 season, Rick Porcello, traditionally a sinkerballer whose fastball sits at 91, led with the four-seam. It was only the second month in Porcello’s career in which the sinker’s position as his primary pitch was usurped by the four-seam, and unlike the first instance of this happening, the magnitude of the shift was noticeable. It was the beginning...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Is Also Putting Together A Solid Streak

(Boston Herald Photo)As MassLive.COM's Jen McCaffrey points out, there are two important active hitting streaks by Red Sox hitters. The obvious one is Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s 27-game streak—which is just 8 shy of breaking the all-time Red Sox record of 34 (held by Dom DiMaggio). But, somewhat under the radar, Xander Bogaerts has put together a 16-game streak (a career best for Bogie...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Red Sox’s Pitching Staff

The story of the Red Sox’s season has quickly become about the offense, and with good reason. The Sox have scored the most runs in baseball and are near the top in most offensive categories. David Ortiz has yet to age, Xander Bogaerts is becoming a star, Jackie Bradley Jr. is impossibly hot and the lineup is as deep as it’s been in years. There’s plenty to feel good about over...
Via BP Boston
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Grinds Through ‘Blue-Collar’ Win; Bullpen Shines

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense has overcome subpar pitching performances on several occasions this season. But on a day in which Boston stranded 12 runners, the Sox needed at least a little help from its pitching staff. Rick Porcello didn’t have his best stuff Sunday, but he still managed to play his part. The Red Sox right-hander picked up his seventh win of the season, allowing...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - David Ortiz Lead Red Sox 12-Hit Attack Against Cleveland

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterDavid Ortiz was a triple short of the cycle, Jackie Bradley Jr. extended his hitting streak and Rick Porcello provided another good outing as the Red Sox beat Cleveland 5-2 on Sunday at Fenway Park.The win gave Boston another series win and put them ten games over .500.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesOrtiz (pictured) singled, homered and doubled twice...
Via RedSoxLife
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s Hitting Streak Will Probably Go On Forever

I’m sorry if I just jinxed him with that headline, but I am embracing JBJ mania with both hands. After two seasons in the cellar and the bad taste of the Jon Lester departure and the Pablo Sandoval arrival still lingering, the JBJ rebirth is a feel-good story to rival the citywide uplift of the 2013 World Series championship. A mere one year ago, Jackie Bradley Jr. was chasin’...
Via Surviving Grady
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Breaks Out; Eduardo Rodriguez Makes Rehab Strides

BOSTON — With the way Jackie Bradley Jr. and Xander Bogaerts have been hitting, it’s easy to forget about Mookie Betts sometimes. But it was impossible to ignore the Red Sox right fielder Saturday at Fenway Park. That’s because Betts was a one-man wrecking crew against the Cleveland Indians, going 3-for-5 with two home runs, three runs scored and a career-high five RBIs to...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Johnson Placed On Red Sox’s Inactive List To Seek Anxiety Treatment

BOSTON — One of the Red Sox’s promising young pitching prospects is taking a much-needed step back from the game. In their roster announcements Saturday, the Red Sox revealed they have placed left-hander Brian Johnson on their temporary inactive list while Johnson seeks treatment for anxiety. The 25-year-old will continue non-game baseball activities at the team’s facility...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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