red sox http://www.weei.com/taxonomy/term/1/all en What is David Ortiz’s favorite Fenway Park at-bat of all-time? http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/what-david-ortiz%E2%80%99s-favorite-fenway-park-bat-all-time <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_90930" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Ortiz_David-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" data-id="90930"><img class="size-full wp-image-90930" src="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Ortiz_David-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" alt="David Ortiz" width="150" height="224" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">David Ortiz</p></div> <p>David Ortiz has had a lot of at-bats at Fenway Park over the years &#8212; 3,654 in the regular season going into the weekend to be exact.</p> <p>Before Friday&#8217;s game, Ortiz was asked what his favorite was and it wasn&#8217;t even one of the 3,654, as it came in the postseason.</p> <p>&#8220;I have a lot of good at-bats here at Fenway, I&#8217;m not going to lie to you,&#8221; Ortiz said with a smile. &#8220;But I definitely got to go back to 2004, man, those walk-offs. That put us back on track. We used the opportunity to go back to New York and finish them off over there and win that World Series that everybody was expecting for the past 86 years at the time.&#8221;</p> <p>The game-winning home run in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS off Paul Quantrill was brought up and Ortiz said that was one of the ones he will never forget.</p> <p>&#8220;I always look at that at-bat like it was yesterday,&#8221; Ortiz said. &#8220;When I saw Quantrill coming in, I&#8217;m like, he&#8217;s coming with a front-door sinker. He threw it to me, and I was ready. Your mindset &#8212; when it comes down to his game, you can&#8217;t just play this game with an empty mind. I feel, as a player, whatever you do on the field, when you do it not thinking about it, the only advantage we have as a player is those two seconds to think about things before they happen. After that, you&#8217;re on your own. If your mind is not in it, whoever is watching from the outside, you can tell. Me, I can tell most of the time when a player wasn&#8217;t ready for whatever happened.</p> <p>&#8220;But you also can tell when the players was ready, too. You can&#8217;t play the game thinking about something else. You&#8217;ve got to be 100 percent in it, otherwise you&#8217;re not going to see the results, and I have been able to keep up with it.&#8221;</p> Blog red sox Other Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:42:57 +0000 2557481 at http://www.weei.com Ortiz discusses his chances at Hall of Fame http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557456/ortiz-discusses-his-chances-hall-fame <!--paging_filter--> <a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ortiz-David-Red-Sox-Jays-HR-09.11.16-Dan-Hamilton-USA.jpg" data-id="108048"></a> <p>Although his career isn&#8217;t completely over, it&#8217;s getting time to start seriously thinking about David Ortiz&#8217;s chances of making the Hall of Fame.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557456/ortiz-discusses-his-chances-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> red sox Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:28:34 +0000 Ryan Hannable 2557456 at http://www.weei.com David Ortiz discusses Hall of Fame chances: ‘I’m super proud of what I have done’ http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/david-ortiz-discusses-hall-fame-chances-%E2%80%98i%E2%80%99m-super-proud-what-i-have-done <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_108048" style="width: 410px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ortiz-David-Red-Sox-Jays-HR-09.11.16-Dan-Hamilton-USA.jpg" data-id="108048"><img class="wp-image-108048 size-medium" src="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Ortiz-David-Red-Sox-Jays-HR-09.11.16-Dan-Hamilton-USA-400x222.jpg" alt="David Ortiz said he hasn't given his Hall of Fame chances much thought. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports)" width="400" height="222" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">David Ortiz said more Dominican Republic players will get into the Hall of Fame in coming years. (Dan Hamilton/USA Today Sports)</p></div> <p>Although his career isn&#8217;t completely over, it&#8217;s getting time to start seriously thinking about David Ortiz&#8217;s chances of making the Hall of Fame.</p> <p>As it stands now, there is one designated hitter &#8212; Frank Thomas &#8212; and two players from Dominican Republic &#8212; Pedro Martinez and Juan Marichal &#8212; in Cooperstown, but Ortiz acknowledges that soon will be changing, especially when it comes to Dominican Republic players.</p> <p>&#8220;We’ve got plenty coming. We’ve got plenty,&#8221; Ortiz said. &#8220;We’ve got Adrian Beltre. I think that guy should be in the Hall of Fame once he’s done with his career. We’ve got Albert Pujols. If he retired tomorrow, he’d be in the Hall of Fame. We’ve got Vladi [Vladimir Guerrero]. He’s going to be in the voting next year, ’17. That guy has Hall of Fame numbers. We’ve got a lot of guys coming. Things are going to change with time. We have been able to progress when it comes down to that, no question about that. The Dominican Republic is developing so many great talents. It has become a masterpiece when it comes down to what we do right here.</p> <p>&#8220;I’m very excited about it. I am one of the guys that, I look up to those guys. We always had conversations. We have a great relationship. I think we are in pretty good shape to have a few more Dominicans at some point, probably 5-10 years from now, 15 years from now, in the Hall of Fame. In my case, I always tell you guys, all I can do is keep on doing what I’m doing on the field right now.</p> <p>&#8220;When it comes down to voting five years from now, I’ll probably start thinking about it a little more, sitting at home, not worrying about all those things I’m thinking about right now. All I want to do is just what I’ve been doing throughout my career, send the right message to everybody and try to do the right thing. It’s going to be up to them.&#8221;</p> <p>Ortiz did admit he&#8217;s proud of his career, as he will enter the weekend with a career average of .286 with 540 home runs and 1,765 RBIs over his 20 seasons. He also noted his career story, as he came from seemingly no where.</p> <p><span id="more-108539"></span>&#8220;I am. I’m super proud of what I have done,&#8221; he said. &#8220;My story of my career, it has been really good. I’m talking to me about myself, when I think about it, just because, I was a big-time underdog. I was somebody who came to the big leagues with this really ridiculous talent. It wasn’t that bright at the beginning. But I figured one thing out: If you keep working, don’t listen to people, because people are always going to have things to say. People are always going to judge you. People are always going to put you down – not everybody, but some people.</p> <p>&#8220;The reality is that you are the owner of your own future. It’s all about how hungry you are. It’s all about how good you want to be. It’s all about how successful you want to be. That has been my career,and I’m happy and proud of the things that I have done, but that’s all I can control.&#8221;</p> Blog red sox Other Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:24:49 +0000 2557466 at http://www.weei.com Ortiz admits pregame ceremonies distracting http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557446/ortiz-admits-pregame-ceremonies-distracting <!--paging_filter--> <a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/USATSI_9575165.jpg" data-id="108537"></a> <p>While all the pregame ceremonies to honor David Ortiz for his final season have been nice tributes, the Red Sox&#8217; designated hitter admitted they have been a bit distracting at times, especially in his first at-bats of games which have come mere minutes after the ceremonies.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557446/ortiz-admits-pregame-ceremonies-distracting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> red sox Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:05:56 +0000 Ryan Hannable 2557446 at http://www.weei.com David Ortiz admits pregame ceremonies have been distracting, looking forward to postseason http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/david-ortiz-admits-pregame-ceremonies-have-been-distracting-looking-forwa <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_108537" style="width: 360px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/USATSI_9575165.jpg" data-id="108537"><img class="wp-image-108537" src="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/USATSI_9575165-267x400.jpg" alt="David Ortiz has appreciated all the pregame ceremonies this year. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports)" width="350" height="525" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">David Ortiz has appreciated all the pregame ceremonies this year. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports)</p></div> <p>While all the pregame ceremonies to honor David Ortiz for his final season have been nice tributes, the Red Sox&#8217; designated hitter admitted they have been a bit distracting at times, especially in his first at-bats of games which have come mere minutes after the ceremonies.</p> <p>&#8220;It has, I&#8217;m not going to lie to you,&#8221; Ortiz said. &#8220;The good thing is that we&#8217;re already in the playoffs so for the next three days I don&#8217;t really have to worry about it. The best thing about it is that once we go into the playoffs there&#8217;s not going to be all these distractions. I like to be focused when I play, especially when I play for a reason. We worked extremely hard in the regular season to get to the playoffs and I don&#8217;t want to blow that off.</p> <p>&#8220;It&#8217;s not easy going through all these things and playing baseball at the same time. It can cause distraction … I am going to try to enjoy these next three days and be ready to play in the playoffs.&#8221;</p> <p>Ortiz said he&#8217;s been so busy to even think about this being his last season, but admitted he never expected things to go like they have with seemingly every away team honoring him this year.</p> <p>&#8220;I was telling Junior in Spanish, he asked me how I feel about everything that has been happening. Everything happened so fast, and I&#8217;m like in it, so I haven&#8217;t really had the time to drop knowledge on things,&#8221; he said. &#8220;I never expected everything to be this way. We play during the season, we get involved in everything we&#8217;ve got to do. I don&#8217;t expect anything ever, but everything is so beautiful, what has been going on.&#8221;</p> <p>Added Ortiz: &#8220;Looking forward to the regular season being over with. I know we&#8217;re going to have three busy days. It is what it is. Just trying to get prepared for the playoffs and be part of what we&#8217;re trying to do during the regular season. I really appreciate all those in the organization taking their time to honor me and make me feel good about what my career has been.</p> <p>&#8220;I think it was super nice what the Yankees did last night, very professional. After this weekend, we&#8217;re just going to get prepared for the playoffs.&#8221;</p> Blog red sox Other Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:03:50 +0000 2557451 at http://www.weei.com Red Sox notebook: Wright ruled out of ALDS http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557291/red-sox-notebook-wright-ruled-out-alds <!--paging_filter--> <a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Wright_Steven-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" data-id="90978"></a> <p>It&#8217;s now official: when the division series starts next week, Steven Wright won&#8217;t be a part of it.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557291/red-sox-notebook-wright-ruled-out-alds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> red sox Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:52:33 +0000 John Tomase 2557291 at http://www.weei.com Red Sox notebook: Steven Wright ruled out of first round of playoffs, John Farrell explains decision to drop Xander Bogaerts in order http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/red-sox-notebook-steven-wright-ruled-out-first-round-playoffs-john-farrel <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_90978" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Wright_Steven-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" data-id="90978"><img class="size-full wp-image-90978" src="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Wright_Steven-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" alt="Steven Wright" width="150" height="213" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Steven Wright</p></div> <p>It&#8217;s now official: when the division series starts next week, Steven Wright won&#8217;t be a part of it.</p> <p>The knuckleballer threw another bullpen on Friday afternoon before the Red Sox opened their final series of the regular season against the Blue Jays, but he won&#8217;t throw again until Monday, and manager John Farrell said there&#8217;s no longer time to get him ready for the start of the playoffs.</p> <p>&#8220;He wouldn&#8217;t be eligible for the first round,&#8221; Farrell said. &#8220;No, he would not.&#8221;</p> <p>Wright is still recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered in August running the bases against the Dodgers. Farrell said Friday&#8217;s bullpen was at roughly 70 percent effort.</p> <p>&#8220;Now it’s just a matter of continuing to build some repetition,&#8221; Farrell said. &#8220;It’s likely he throws two more bullpens, the next being Monday, before we would look to alter his program. In other words, starting to see hitters or anything along those lines. A step in the right direction for Steven.&#8221;</p> <p>In other pregame news, Farrell explained the decision to drop shortstop Xander Bogaerts to sixth in the batting order.</p> <p>&#8220;I just feel like, and this isn’t centered around Xander, even though he’s the one moving down a little bit,&#8221; Farrell said. &#8220;This is to try to create a little bit of a spark for us offensively because we’ve been grinding a little bit and also to create a little balance up and down the lineup a little bit more. We’re soon to get out of an expanded roster. So maybe to create a little more balance, that’s where today’s lineup is reflective of it.&#8221;</p> <p>Bogaerts has scuffled in the second half. He&#8217;s hitting .227 since Aug. 1, but he went 5-for-14 vs. the Yankees with more of his typical right-field approach.</p> <p>&#8220;I think what he’s shown in the New York series has been the goal of getting him back to that approach,&#8221; Farrell said. &#8220;And when you see the line drive approach into the right-center field gap, that all-field approach is what he’s working extremely hard to get back to. He’s been pitched to extensively. I want to make it clear, Bogey being in the six-hole isn’t reflective of the second half.&#8221;</p> Blog red sox Other Fri, 30 Sep 2016 21:48:03 +0000 2557296 at http://www.weei.com Sox lineup: Bogaerts moves down to 6th http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557016/sox-lineup-bogaerts-moves-down-6th <!--paging_filter--> <a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bogaerts_Xander-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" data-id="90971"></a> <p>With Xander Bogaerts hitting just .235 in September, manager John Farrell has moved him down in the order. Bogaerts is batting sixth in the series opener against the Blue Jays on Friday night.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/212557016/sox-lineup-bogaerts-moves-down-6th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> red sox Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:51:53 +0000 Ryan Hannable 2557016 at http://www.weei.com Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts batting 6th, David Ortiz 4th in series opener vs. Blue Jays http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/red-sox-lineup-xander-bogaerts-batting-6th-david-ortiz-4th-series-opener- <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_90971" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bogaerts_Xander-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" data-id="90971"><img class="size-full wp-image-90971" src="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Bogaerts_Xander-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" alt="Xander Bogaerts" width="150" height="219" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Xander Bogaerts</p></div> <p>With Xander Bogaerts hitting just .235 in September, manager John Farrell has moved him down in the order. Bogaerts is batting sixth in the series opener against the Blue Jays on Friday night.</p> <p>Third baseman Brock Holt, who has been hitting well of late, will bat second as the Red Sox go up against right-hander Marco Estrada. Also, Mookie Betts and David Ortiz have switched, so Ortiz will bat fourth and Betts third.</p> <p>Sandy Leon will catch Red Sox starter Rick Porcello, who is making his final start of the year before the postseason.</p> <p>Here is the complete Red Sox lineup:</p> <p>Dustin Pedroia, 2B<br /> Brock Holt, 3B<br /> Mookie Betts, RF<br /> David Ortiz, DH<br /> Hanley Ramirez, 1B<br /> Xander Bogaerts, SS<br /> Jackie Bradley Jr., CF<br /> Sandy Leon, C<br /> Andrew Benintendi, LF<br /> Rick Porcello, RHP</p> <p>For an extensive look at the matchups, <a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2016/09/30/fridays-red-sox-blue-jays-matchups-rick-porcello-vs-marco-estrada-2/">click here</a>.</p> Blog red sox Other Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:50:47 +0000 2557126 at http://www.weei.com Friday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Marco Estrada http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/friday%E2%80%99s-red-sox-blue-jays-matchups-rick-porcello-vs-marco-estrada-0 <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_90985" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Porcello_Rick-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" data-id="90985"><img class="size-full wp-image-90985" src="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Porcello_Rick-Red-Sox-head-15.jpg" alt="Rick Porcello" width="150" height="220" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Rick Porcello</p></div> <p>The Red Sox open their final series of the regular season Friday by welcoming the Blue Jays to Fenway for a three-game set. Rick Porcelllo will cap off the best regular season of his career with a final start against Marco Estrada.</p> <p>Porcello is 22-4 with a 3.11 ERA and a 0.991 WHIP in 32 starts. In his last start on Saturday, he threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, eight hits and one walk with nine strikeouts in <a href="http://m.mlb.com/video/v1185577383/bostb-porcello-whiffs-casali-in-the-4th-inning/?game_pk=449173" target="_blank">a 6-4 win over the Rays</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;I feel like I had good stuff. I definitely made a lot of mistakes, especially early on in the game and the inning when they scored those runs,&#8221; <a href="http://m.mlb.com/news/article/203133308/dustin-pedroia-hits-grand-slam-in-bostons-win/?game_pk=449173" target="_blank">Porcello said (via MLB.com)</a>. &#8220;I had to settle back down and start executing my pitches better, but definitely had a better four-seam fastball, and it had some more life on it today than in some previous starts.&#8221;</p> <p>Since June 28, the right-hander has gone more than six innings in every outing, which has contributed to him going 14-2 with a 2.49 ERA in his last 16 starts.</p> <p>Against the Blue Jays, Porcello is 7-7 with a 5.07 ERA and a 1.224 WHIP in 16 games (15 starts). This season against the Jays, he is 3-0 with a 4.50 ERA and a 1.000 WHIP in four starts. His last outing against Toronto was on Sept. 9. He threw seven innings, surrendering just two runs, six hits and one walks with seven strikeouts in a 13-3 Sox win.</p> <p><span id="more-108514"></span></p> <div id="attachment_92204" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><a href="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Estrada_Marco-Blue-Jays-head-15.jpg" data-id="92204"><img class="size-full wp-image-92204" src="http://fullcount.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Estrada_Marco-Blue-Jays-head-15.jpg" alt="Marco Estrada" width="150" height="220" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Marco Estrada</p></div> <p>Estrada is 9-9 with a 3.53 ERA and a 1.117 WHIP in 28 starts this season. In his last start on Sunday, he threw seven innings, allowing just one run, four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in <a href="http://m.mlb.com/video/v1187603383/nyytor-estrada-strikes-out-torreyes-to-end-threat/?game_pk=449194" target="_blank">a 4-3 win over the Yankees</a>.</p> <p>The righty is 4-4 with a 4.15 ERA and a 1.413 WHIP in nine games (seven starts) vs. Boston. This year, Estrada is 2-2 with a 3.47 ERA and a 1.286 WHIP in four starts against the Sox. The 33-year-old native of Mexico last pitched against the Sox on Sept. 9. He lasted only 2 1/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned), six hits and three walks with two strikeouts in a 13-3 Sox win.</p> <p><strong>Blue Jays vs. Porcello (RHP)</strong></p> <p>Jose Bautista (43 plate appearances): .417 AVG./.512 OBP/.667 SLG, 3 home runs, 9 RBIs, 6 walks, 5 strikeouts</p> <p>Edwin Encarnacion (38): .351/.368/.730, 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 10 RBIs, 6 strikeouts</p> <p>Josh Donaldson (32): .258/.281/.387, 1 double, 1 home run, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts</p> <p>Justin Smoak (24): .333/.417/.810, 1 double, 3 home runs, 9 RBIs, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts</p> <p>Russell Martin (23): .150/.261/.300, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts</p> <p>Kevin Pillar (22): .286/.318/.476, 4 doubles, 1 RBI, 3 strikeouts</p> <p>Michael Saunders (17): .063/.118/.063, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts</p> <p>Troy Tulowitzki (17): .200/.294/.200, 1 walk, 1 strikeout</p> <p>Ryan Goins (14): .143/.143/.286, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 3 strikeouts</p> <p>Josh Thole (14): .143/.143/.357, 1 home run, 2 RBIs, 3 strikeouts</p> <p>Ezequiel Carrera (11): .182/.182/.455, 1 double, 1 triple, 2 RBIs, 3 strikeouts</p> <p>Melvin Upton (11): .111/.273/.111, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts</p> <p>Devon Travis (10): .222/.300/.222, 2 RBIs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout</p> <p>Darwin Barney is 1-for-5 with 1 double and 1 triple.</p> <p>Dioner Navarro is 0-for-4 with 2 strikeouts.</p> <p>Dalton Pompey is 0-for-2 with 1 strikeout.</p> <p><strong>Red Sox vs. Estrada (RHP)</strong></p> <p>David Ortiz (22 plate appearances): .158 AVG./.273 OBP/.474 SLG, 2 home runs, 4 RBIs, 3 walks, 3 strikeouts</p> <p>Dustin Pedroia (21): .368/.429/.421, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts</p> <p>Xander Bogaerts (20): .105/.150/.316, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBIs, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts</p> <p>Hanley Ramirez (19): .313/.421/.438, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 3 walks, 1 strikeout</p> <p>Mookie Betts (15): .154/.267/.231, 1 double, 2 RBIs, 2 walks, 4 strikeouts</p> <p>Brock Holt (13): .083/.154/.083, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts</p> <p>Travis Shaw (11): .286/.455/.286, 2 RBIs, 3 walks, 1 strikeout</p> <p>Jackie Bradley Jr. (10): .333/.400/.667, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts</p> <p>Ryan Hanigan is 2-for-9.</p> <p>Chris Young is 2-for-9 with 1 home run, 1 RBI and 3 strikeouts.</p> <p>Christian Vazquez is 1-for-6 with 2 strikeouts.</p> <p>Sandy Leon is 1-for-4 with 1 RBI and 1 strikeout.</p> <p>Aaron Hill is 0-for-3.</p> Blog red sox Other Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:41:53 +0000 2556096 at http://www.weei.com The heat is on: Three Red Sox who will face glare of spotlights in postseason http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/john-tomase/2016/09/30/heat-three-red-sox-who-will-face-glare-spotlig <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/sites/default/files/pictures/redsox/Price-David%20Red%20Sox%2009.27.16%20Adam%20Hunger%20USA.jpg" alt="David Price has a lot to prove in the postseason.</p> <div class="columnist_subtitle_bottom"> <div class="social-option"> <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script> <div class="fb-share-button" data-href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/john-tomase/2016/09/30/heat-three-red-sox-who-will-face-glare-spotlig" data-width="50" data-type="button_count"></div> </div> <div id="twitter-button" class="social-option"> <a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal" data-via="weei">Tweet</a> </div> <div id="plus-one" class="social-option"><g:plusone size="medium"></g:plusone></div> <div id="email" class="social-option"> <a href="mailto:"><img src="/sites/all/themes/weei/images/social/mail.png" />&nbsp;Email</a> </div> <div class="social-option bubble left"> <a href="#comments"><fb:comments-count href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/john-tomase/2016/09/30/heat-three-red-sox-who-will-face-glare-spotlig" /></a> </div> </div> <div class="columnist_newsletter_block"> <iframe width="100%" scrolling="no" height="220" frameborder="0" src="/sites/all/modules/bullpen/bullpen_navigation/templates/tabs/daily-mash-large.php"></iframe> </div> <div id="related_container"> <div id="related_main"> <h3>You might also like...</h3> <div class="OUTBRAIN outbrain-MB_1" data-src="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/john-tomase/2016/09/30/heat-three-red-sox-who-will-face-glare-spotlig" data-widget-id="MB_1" data-ob-template="entercom" ></div> <div class="clb"></div> </div> </div> <style> .node .outbrain-FT_1{ position:absolute; 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