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Today’s Matchup: Braves @ Red Sox (May 27, 1:05 pm)

Today's game starts at 1:05 pm EST. Pitching Matchup Atlanta: RHP Mike Foltynewicz: 3-3; 2.72 Boston: LHP Chris Sale: 5-1; 2.17 ERA After a heartbreaking loss for the Braves (and a great come from behind victory for the Red Sox), Mike Foltynewicz takes the mound today for Atlanta. There are some signs Foltynewicz seems to have put it together this year, allowing 2 runs or less in 9 of his 10 starts. His K/9 is up to 10.53 this year, easily a career high. However, SIERA is not kind to him, nor are FIP or xFIP all of which [...]

By | 2018-05-27T13:11:31+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

Today’s Matchup: Braves @ Red Sox (May 26, 2018)

Today's game starts at 1:05 pm EST. Pitching Matchup Atlanta: Sean Newcomb 5-1, 2.39 ERA Boston: Drew Pomeranz 1-2, 5.97 ERA Drew Pomeranz will take the ball today on seven days rest, as he's spent the last week trying to work out some mechanical kinks since he came back from the disabled list. When healthy, Pomeranz has been one of the most dependable Red Sox starters and for the most part, he's been healthy. In his first full season in Boston in 2017, Pomeranz put up 173.2 innings of 3.32 ERA ball while accumulating 17 wins and striking out [...]

By | 2018-05-26T08:38:57+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

J.D. Martinez Ties For Team Lead with 16th Home Run, then Mookie Betts Hits His 17th

During tonight's matchup with the Braves, J.D. Martinez went deep once again to tie Mookie Betts for the team (and league) lead. But Betts quickly turned around and sent his 17th home run of the season over the green monster. With the Braves up 2-0 and Teheran ahead 0-2 in the count, Martinez was patient and didn't chase the low slider or the high fastball (though neither were that close to the zone in all fairness). With the count 2-2, Martinez got a low inside curveball and sent it over the Monster. Two batters later, Bogaerts went deep for [...]

By | 2018-05-25T22:33:29+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Player News, Team News, Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

Tonight’s Matchup – Braves @ Red Sox (May 25, 2018)

Tonight's Pitching Matchup: Julio Teheran: 4-1; 4.17 ERA Eduardo Rodriguez: 4-1; 4.13 ERA In terms of pitching matchups, it doesn't get much more even then tonight in terms of the numbers. While Teheran and Rodriguez get the job done very differently, and throw with opposite arms, these pitchers find themselves with similar results at this point in the season. While Rodriguez hasn't been amazing, in 9 starts he's gone 4-1 with a respectable 4.13 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. His outings have been short, both by design and ineffectiveness, as he's averaging just over 5 innings per start. But while [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:40:35+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

Who Makes Sense to Sign Hanley Ramirez?

Following Hanley's release, the next logical question is, "Where is he going?" The Red Sox are not going to be able to trade him due to the vesting option and other teams knowing they have a chance to just sign him (in which case the vesting option disappears). Why give up anything and risk it? The contenders? My first thought was AL contenders. Yankees? Indians? Astros? However, Hanley doesn’t fit with the Yanks. They have enough DH’s (Stanton, Judge, Sanchez) and I'm sure they'd rather keep Austin in the lineup against lefties and use the DH to give their [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:44:20+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Player News|0 Comments

Red Sox DFA Hanley Ramirez to Make Room for Dustin Pedroia

In a shocking turn of events, the Boston Red Sox have informed Hanley Ramirez that he will be designated for assignment to make room for Dustin Pedroia. Alex Speier of the Boston Globe was the first to report. Most thought that the Red Sox would DFA or release their third catcher and former top prospect Blake Swihart, or maybe even do something bold like option Brock Holt to Triple-A to save Swihart. This is a move none of us saw coming. Hanley got off to a great start in 2018 and carried the Red Sox on his back at [...]

By | 2018-05-25T16:40:17+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Player News, Team News|0 Comments

The Mookie Betts Transformation

What the heck got into Mookie Betts? Admit it. You were disappointed in 2017 by Betts' 24 homers, 102 runs batted in, 101 runs scored and 26 stolen bases. Reading that, you now probably feel really greedy, but you have good reason to feel that way. Afterall, after Betts finished 2nd in the MVP voting with a .897 OPS in 2016, it was fair to assume the youngster would continue to take steps forward. Instead, Betts took steps back and appeared to look frustrated at the plate at times. He even got to the point where he sounded [...]

By | 2018-05-25T15:36:44+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Player News|0 Comments

Tonight’s Game: Red Sox vs. Rays (May 24, 2018)

The Pitching Matchup Porcello vs. Snell Rick Porcello has been fantastic in 2018 and is on pace to come pretty close to his Cy Young award winning numbers. Those numbers will not win him the Cy Young in 2018, but they are incredibly strong. The Red Sox brought in retired sinkerball pitcher and Red Sox alumni Derek Lowe to work with Porcello and the results have been there. His HR/9 are way down to 0.71. His strikeout rate is a career high 24.4%. His ground ball percentage is back up to 48.3% after a down year last year where [...]

By | 2018-05-25T15:37:51+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Tonight's Matchup|0 Comments

Kevin Youkilis Being Voted Into Red Sox Hall of Fame Today!

Today, Kevin Youkilis, otherwise known as Youk and the Greek God of Walks will be voted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. Youk had these goofy stances where the first time you ever saw him come up to the plate, you thought you were watching something straight out of the movie Major League. Then all of a sudden you stop laughing when you realize, "This guy can hit!" I remember watching him hit his first career home run in his MLB debut off of Pat Hentgen and give the Red Sox a much needed spark in late May [...]

By | 2018-05-25T15:36:23+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Team News|0 Comments

The President of Baseball Operations – Dave Dombrowski

With now almost 3 years as President of Baseball Operations of the Boston Red Sox under his belt, it seems a fair time to take a look back at Dave Dombrowski and evaluate the job he has done. Please scroll down all the way to the end and participate in our survey grading Dombrowski and let your voice be heard. The Beginning - Business as Usual The beginning of Dave's tenure was about as ungraceful as it gets, and really due to no fault of his own. After being let go by the Tigers, following a string of disappointing [...]

By | 2018-05-26T09:29:15+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Front Office|0 Comments