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Lucy Burdge
May 21, 2018 - 5:51 am
Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: NY Yankees at Texas, 8 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Colorado at LA Dodgers, 11 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA: Boston at Cleveland,...
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Rob Bradford
May 20, 2018 - 4:31 pm
J.D. Martinez had a point Saturday when talking about where Major League Baseball directs its promotion. "Me and Goldy (Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt) used to laugh about it in Arizona because whenever somebody would do something good, MLB would blow it up," Martinez told WEEI.com. "They would put it...
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Rob Bradford
May 19, 2018 - 6:58 pm
It would have been easy for J.D. Martinez to downplay Frank Thomas' statement, proclaiming the Red Sox' slugger has been the best hitter in baseball since 2017. Martinez knows how high the bar is, how early it is in the season, and how many hitters could enter into the conversation. But the...
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Rob Bradford
May 18, 2018 - 10:29 pm
There was a lesson to be learned from last season. Immediately after Drew Pomeranz's extremely uncomfortable four-inning outing in Oakland back on May 18, 2017 -- in which he threw 97 pitches before exiting -- it seemed only right to call for the lefty to shift into a bullpen role. He had started...
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Rob Bradford
May 18, 2018 - 8:16 pm
Dustin Pedroia is playing for Triple-A Pawtucket this weekend, with an eye on returning to the Red Sox next week. Part of this conversation has to also include Eduardo Nunez. "He’s going to play, I mean, more than people think," said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. "Just moving him around. Everybody is...
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WEEI
May 18, 2018 - 10:59 am
We generally try to change things up here and not pick the same player two weeks in a row, but when J.D. Martinez goes out and hits four home runs in a week, what are we supposed to do? Martinez continues to be one of the hottest hitters in baseball, as he's hit .320 with nine RBIs and a 1.233 OPS...
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Rob Bradford
May 18, 2018 - 10:22 am
There has been so, so much chest-beating about this whole evolution of hitting. And for good reason. Around here it has been a revelation, with J.D. Martinez, Mookie Betts, and Xander Bogaerts, to name a few, who have already hit the ceiling on preseason expectations. Launch angle. Hunting pitches...
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Rob Bradford
May 16, 2018 - 8:38 am
Remember 17-2? Tuesday was one of those days that probably made it tough for Alex Cora to recall those first few weeks of this season. It was a bad day for the Red Sox' manager and his team's second straight loss to the A's -- a 5-3 decision ending way too late due to Mother Nature -- was just a...
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John Tomase
May 15, 2018 - 4:16 pm
The Red Sox placed reliever Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a right shoulder subluxation that president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said could be serious. Smith allowed a home run to Oakland's Khris Davis on Monday and then injured himself throwing his glove in...
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