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Joe Kelly On Rough Outing Vs. Astros: ‘I Wasn’t Very Good Today’ (Video)

Joe Kelly’s first career start at Fenway Park didn’t go as planned for the Boston Red Sox right-hander. After two solid road outings with Boston, Kelly struggled mightily at home, surrendering seven runs on a career-high six walks and seven hits in four innings. It was a brutal day for Kelly, and a Xander Bogaerts misplay certainly didn’t help matters, but the right-hander...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Wins Amica Pitcher Of The Week

Joe Kelly is getting quite comfortable in his Boston Red Sox uniform. Kelly, who was sent to Boston from the St. Louis Cardinals at the MLB Trade Deadline, has put together two quality outings since joining the Sox on July 31. His latest effort against the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday was enough to earn him Amica Pitcher of the Week. Kelly didn’t get off to a hot start, allowing...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patience is a Virtue: The Future of Joe Kelly

You can learn to throw strikes, but you can’t learn to throw 95: that simple truth explains part of baseball’s recent fixation with rocket-armed young starters. It also means that patience is key with talented but unpolished pitchers. Teams have to hope that with time, raw abilities can be honed into results. And from 2012 to 2013, that’s exactly what Joe Kelly seemed to be...
Via Batting Leadoff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Becomes First Red Sox Pitcher To Steal Base Since 1969 (Video)

Boston Red Sox starter Joe Kelly won’t have too many opportunities to hit and run the bases now that he’s in the American League. So when Kelly faced the Cincinnati Reds — a National League team — Tuesday at Great American Ball Park, the right-hander relished the moment. Kelly made history by swiping third base shortly after singling in the third inning of the Red Sox’s...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Showing Poise, Athleticism While Settling In With Red Sox

If only Joe Kelly could throw away the first inning. Kelly, who overcame a shaky first inning in his first start with the Boston Red Sox, again stumbled out of the gate Tuesday against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. The struggles didn’t linger too long, though, and Kelly ultimately lasted six innings as the Red Sox defeated the Reds 3-2. “I thought he had very...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly faces former team, uses 'Backstreet's Back' as walk-up song

In case you missed it, Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly has quite the personality.  Already in the middle of an intriguing storyline in his return to St. Louis with a pitching matchup against his best friend Shelby Miller and former Cardinals teammates, Kelly was still able to find a way to make people laugh.  No, he didn't put on a mask. No, he wasn't dancing in the outfield...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
15 days ago  |  Discuss

As if Miller vs. Kelly didn't already carry enough weight, now $100 is at stake

ST. LOUIS -- Joe Kelly came up to Shelby Miller and embraced his good buddy when Cardinals pitchers were taking batting practice Tuesday afternoon. Kelly had more than a hug on his mind, though. He wanted to raise the stakes for Wednesday night when the former teammates start against each other at Busch Stadium. "He said if he gets a hit off me, I owe him a hundred bucks, and...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly doesn’t look thrilled to be in Boston

Well if this isn’t the saddest thing I’ve ever seen. The same Joe Kelly who we grew to know and love for his hilarious personality now looks like a sick puppy on a Sarah McLachlan infomercial after being traded to Boston. Even Allen Craig, following a double in his Red Sox debut the other night, [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly looks to keep Cards from longest losing streak in almost a year

The St. Louis Cardinals are on the brink of their longest losing streak in almost a year. Historically, turning to Joe Kelly against the Chicago Cubs would improve their chances of avoiding such a fate. Kelly looks to use his adjusted delivery to continue his success against the Cubs in the opener of a three-game series at Wrigley Field on Friday. The Cardinals (54-47) have been...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals are "looking for offense not Peavy"

In case you missed it, there was a lot of buzz surrounding the Cardinals and Jake Peavy yesterday, with Gordon Edes, Peter Gammons and Jayson Stark all reporting the Cards interest in the Red Sox pitcher.  Jon Morosi even indicated that the Cards and Red Sox were in active trade talks regarding Peavy.However, Derrick Goold of the Post-Dispatch put the brakes on that talk with a...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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