RED SOX RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mookie's 5-hit night a footnote as Sox miss chances

What should have been an occasion for Mookie Betts to celebrate the first five-hit game of his career was instead another night for the Red Sox to wonder why they are having such difficulty cashing in on scoring opportunities.
Via RedSox.com
35 minutes ago

Aly Raisman throws out first pitch at Red Sox game

Aly Raisman brought the three medals she won at the Olympics in Rio to Fenway Park on Friday night to throw out the first pitch of the game. Raisman is from Needham, Mass., so it made sense that she would open the team’s game against the Royals. She had some fun with it, taking her medals and hanging them around David Ortiz’s neck. She bounced the pitch, but that’s OK, because...
Via The Sports Daily
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox target key relief innings for Buchholz

Clay Buchholz is going back to the Red Sox's bullpen, but this time, the righty is likely to be used in high-leverage situations. In recent weeks, the Red Sox have struggled mightily to hold leads in the eighth inning, and Buchholz could get some opportunities to hand the ball to closer Craig Kimbrel.
Via RedSox.com
6 hours ago

No structural damage to Benintendi's left knee

Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi underwent a battery of tests from team doctors on his sprained left knee and no structural damage was found, providing more hope that the club's No. 2 prospect will play again this season.
Via RedSox.com
7 hours ago

Boston Red Sox vs. Kansas City Royals Pregame Notes (8/26/16)

Knuckleballer Steven Wright (13-5, 3.01) returns for his first start since August 5th as the Boston Red Sox (71-56) look to bounce back from a pair of losses and face off against the Kansas City Royals (66-61) with Ian Kennedy (8-9, 3.58) taking the mound.
Via CLNS Radio
7 hours ago

Brock Holt Starts In Left Field Tonight For The Red Sox

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia 2B; Xander Bogaerts SS; David Ortiz DH; Mookie Betts RF; Hanley Ramirez 1B; Sandy Leon C; Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF; Travis Shaw 3B; Brock Holt LF. On the hill tonight for The Carmine Hose will be Steven Wright.
Via FenwayNation
10 hours ago

Boston Red Sox Recap: Wright Crushed, Offense Wasteful in 6-3 Loss to Royals

The Boston Red Sox (71-57) notched 15 hits, but could only score three runs on a frustrating night at Fenway Park. The Kansas City Royals (67-61) used a five-run first inning to hold on for the victory.
Via CLNS Radio
11 hours ago

The Red Sox have found a playoff-caliber rotation

Welcome to Friday, it’s party night! We’re going to start by playing Spin The Bottle. This is a bit different than the version of the game you probably know. This is Picking-Who-Starts-The-One-Game-Playoff-Game-From-The-List-Of-2016-Red-Sox-Starters Spin The Bottle. Sounds awful? Excellent. Let’s dig in! We’ll lay out this list of every starter the Red Sox used this season...
Via BP Boston
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Wright' On Time, Knuckleballer Returns To Face Royals

Wright (L) And Wright (R)For a big part of this season—before Rick Porcello emerged as the #1 ace—Steven Wright was the most consistent Boston starter. Even during a bad stretch of pitching in July, he went 4-0 in six starts. It's been that kind of year for the soon-to-be 32-year-old (13-5, 3.01 ERA), who is no longer confused with the Boston-based comic of the same name (although...
Via FenwayNation
13 hours ago

Pomeranz Shines, Offense Struggles in Boston's 2-1 Loss to Tampa Bay

Drew Pomeranz dazzled as he struck out a career-high 11 batters, but the offense couldn’t provide the run support as Boston lost their second-straight one-run game.
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Andrew Benintendi on DL but it's too early to tell if injury is season-ending

There’s no way to sugar coat it: The Boston Red Sox received some pretty bad news Thursday. Rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi exited Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an ugly left knee sprain, and after tests the next morning, the Red Sox already sent him to the 15-day disabled list. “He did have an MRI (Thursday) morning and that exam and images are still...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

To Win it All, What are the Red Sox Missing?

As of Thursday morning, the Red Sox sit atop the American League East with the Toronto Blue Jays. As it stands, the Sox would have a chance at the World Series. Yet, it’s hard to predict the Red Sox chances of advancing to game 163. Look at the 2011 collapse. The beer and chicken scandal; a last place finish; a manager fired; a major disappointment. That same kind of disappointment...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pablo Sandoval joins Red Sox in Tampa Bay, works out at third base

Just before the Red Sox began their game with the Rays last night at Tropicana Field, one they would go on to lose in heartbreaking fashion, a surprising tidbit of news emerged via Twitter. Pablo Sandoval has joined the Red Sox at Tropicana Field today. pic.twitter.com/GFQYjmeCQF — Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) August 24, 2016 That Pablo […]
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

Rays capitalize on Boston's bobbles to beat Red Sox in 11

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- David Ortiz hit his 30th home run in the first inning, but the Tampa Bay Rays came back from a three-run deficit to beat Boston 4-3 in 11 innings Wednesday night and prevent the Red Sox from taking sole possession of first place in the AL East. Luke Maile doubled with two out in the 11th and scored after Red Sox pitcher Heath Hembree (4-1) dropped a throw...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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