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Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2018 - 3:59 pm
Even though it was April 15, it felt like December 15 at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon, and the miserable conditions certainly impacted the action on the field. At 34 degrees, it was the lowest game-time temperature at Fenway Park since April 17, 2003. It was so cold the Red Sox even offered free...
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John Tomase
April 11, 2018 - 12:15 am
The Rays and Marlins will spend the season scurrying around the ocean floor in search of algae and the stray Cheeto. Beating those bottom dwellers simply checked the box marked, "Meh." Yay, Red Sox for taking care of business. Break out the Monty Python pennants, for there was much rejoicing. But...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2018 - 11:40 pm
Looking at the stats after his first three starts of the year, Chris Sale has been dynamite. The left-hander is just 1-0, but has a 1.06 ERA and has struck out 23 batters in 17 innings of work. The numbers suggest he's at his best, but watching him pitch in these games indicates he can be even...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2018 - 10:21 pm
Almost two weeks into the season, the Red Sox and Yankees are going in opposite directions. Following the Red Sox’ 14-1 win over the Yankees at Fenway Park, they are off to their best start in franchise history at 9-1 and have won nine straight games. On the other hand, the Yankees are 5-6 and have...
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Rob Bradford
April 07, 2018 - 5:36 pm
Chris Sale has never hit a home run as a member of the Red Sox. But he absolutely knew what J.D. Martinez felt like when the designated hitter notched his first in his new home, Fenway Park. "It's got to be satisfying. It's just as fun as any of the other ones, but I'm sure for him there's a...
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Rob Bradford
April 06, 2018 - 9:34 am
Alex Cora has a standard line when asked about the Red Sox starters' hot start. "It's what we expected," the Red Sox manager routinely quips. But ... this? After David Price extended his streak of 14 innings without giving up a run to start 2018, the Red Sox starters are running away with the ERA...
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Rob Bradford
March 31, 2018 - 12:12 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Remember the scene in the movie "Hoosiers" where Gene Hackman tells the ref, "My team is on the floor," not allowing a fifth player to go into the game after a foul-out had left him with four? That's kind of how it felt Friday night at Tropicana Field. After cruising through...
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Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 9:19 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Sale badly deserved a win. The Red Sox left-hander gave everything he had Thursday against the Rays, leaving the game with a 4-0 lead after the sixth inning, but after the bullpen allowed six runs in the eighth, Sale was left with a no-decision. A pretty sure-fire win...
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Ryan Hannable
March 29, 2018 - 12:15 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The first of 162 lineups is out and it has no surprises. As expected, J.D. Martinez will bat clean up with Hanley Ramirez hitting in front of him, while Mookie Betts will lead off. The one question going into Thursday's opener was where would Eduardo Nunez and Rafael Devers...
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Rob Bradford
March 29, 2018 - 8:42 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was the third inning of a seemingly meaningless spring training game. But the moment was worth noting. With Chris Sale cruising through his first Grapefruit League action, Dennis Eckersley -- who had joined the Red Sox radio broadcast for a few innings -- let out an...
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