John Tomase

John Tomase joins WEEI.com after nine years at the Boston Herald, including five as Red Sox columnist. A Mansfield native and Tufts grad, he has also written for the Sporting News, Baseball America, Pro Football Weekly, and Men's Fitness. He grew up on Steve Grogan, Ray Bourque, and Larry Bird, and will always believe Hagler beat Sugar Ray.

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    Rick Porcello
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    April 12, 2018 - 10:54 pm
    A night after a wild melee marked the official return of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry, Rick Porcello raised his arms and demanded silence. The right-hander was masterful in a 6-3 victory, taking a no-hitter into the seventh and improving to 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA. In the process, he continued...
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    Joe Kelly Tyler Austin
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    April 12, 2018 - 6:34 pm
    Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly was suspending for six games and Yankees DH Tyler Austin received five games for their roles in Wednesday's Red Sox-Yankees melee at Fenway Park. The two primary combatants were also fined an undisclosed amount. They weren't the only ones punished. Red Sox manager Alex...
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    April 12, 2018 - 11:58 am
    The Red Sox have placed reliever Bobby Poyner on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring strain and recalled reliever Marcus Walden from Pawtucket. Poyner was injured in Wednesday's 10-7 loss to the Yankees. The training staff checked on him at the start of an inning when he had trouble getting...
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    Kawhi Leonard
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    April 12, 2018 - 11:36 am
    The Celtics need one more superstar to make a run at the Golden State Warriors. Could Kawhi Leonard be the answer? Dwyane Wade thinks so. The future Hall of Famer told Yahoo's Jordan Schultz he believes Leonard will be traded to the Celtics because of friction with his current team, the San Antonio...
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    Semi Ojeleye
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    April 11, 2018 - 11:40 pm
    Bring on the Greek Freak. It took until overtime of the final game of the season for the Celtics to discover their opponent in the first round of the playoffs, but when the Heat beat the Raptors on Wednesday, their foe finally became official: the Milwaukee Bucks. With the Wizards and Bucks losing...
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    Xander Bogaerts
    Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports
    April 10, 2018 - 5:26 pm
    Xander Bogaerts still doesn't quite know what happened, but it only took a couple of steps to realize it really hurt. The Red Sox shortstop, off to a blistering start, was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a broken bone in his left ankle. He was injured during Sunday's 8-7 win over the...
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    April 10, 2018 - 4:29 pm
    Sunday's 8-7 comeback win over the Rays was notable for a six-run eighth, but also for a curious decision by manager Alex Cora not to replace left fielder J.D. Martinez in the top of the ninth. It turns out there's a reason for that -- Cora screwed up. Exhibiting candor not often associated with a...
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