jackie bradley

J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
December 13, 2017 - 1:34 pm
Scott Boras held court at baseball's winter meetings on Wednesday in Orlando and addressed a number of Red Sox subjects, including trade rumors involving Jackie Bradley, J.D. Martinez's defense, and the man ways Eric Hosmer can impact an organization. To wit . . . -- On what separates Martinez in...
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Win, dance, repeat.
Kevin Sousa/USA Today Sports
John Tomase
July 14, 2017 - 12:01 pm
The midseason report card is a staple of All-Star break coverage. Everyone writes them. Here's one . Here's another . And another . And another . They're easy to write, easy to read, and they fill space. I've written dozens of them over the years. You can bang out one of those suckers in 90 minutes...
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Home plate umpire Scott Barry ejects Red Sox third base coach Brian Butterfield in Thursday's loss to the Tigers. (Rick Osentoski/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
August 18, 2016 - 2:26 pm
The umpires didn't cost the Red Sox Thursday's ballyhooed matinee with the Tigers. Their bullpen did. But that didn't stop the Sox from steaming over a peculiar play that didn't go their way in the second inning. With one out and J.D. Martinez on first, Casey McGehee sent a sinking liner to center...
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David Ortiz salutes the fans during Wednesday's All-Star Game. (Kirby Lee/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
July 12, 2016 - 7:27 pm
The Red Sox made their impact on the All-Star Game, but there were no final fireworks for David Ortiz. The retiring Red Sox legend went 0-for-1 with a walk in his final All-Star appearance, with the real heroics reserved for a pair of Kansas City Royals. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez ripped homers...
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David Ortiz (left) and Mookie Betts are two of six Red Sox All-Stars. (Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
July 05, 2016 - 4:01 pm
The All-Star rosters have been announced and the Red Sox are well-represented with four starters on the American League team and six players overall, with the possibility of a seventh. Leading the way is franchise icon David Ortiz, who was voted the starting DH on Tuesday. He'll make his 10th All-...
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Xander Bogaerts (right) celebrates a homer with David Ortiz Saturday. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
June 18, 2016 - 3:00 pm
It was only a matter of time. The Red Sox offense has struggled at times recently, but Adrian Sampson was only going to keep it down for so long. Held in check for their first two turns through the order, the Red Sox broke through against Sampson during a three-run fifth, driving the rookie from...
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Clay Buchholz doesn't know what hit him as Dustin Garneau circles the bases after hitting a homer on Thursday. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
May 26, 2016 - 6:04 pm
It became apparent this wouldn't be the Red Sox' night on the first Sox at-bat of the evening. Center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr., looking to extend the longest hitting streak in the majors to 30 games, launched a Jon Gray offering deep to right field. What looked like a surefire homer off the bat...
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Jackie Bradley was named AL Player of the Week. (Mark L. Baer/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
May 16, 2016 - 2:08 pm
KANSAS CITY -- Jackie Bradley's emergence isn't a secret anymore. The Red Sox outfielder, who owns a Major League-best 21-game hitting streak, was named the American League Player of the Week after a huge homestand that helped the Red Sox win six of seven games. Bradley hit .469 for the week with...
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