Boston Red Sox: Mookie Betts Joins An Elite Club

On Monday night, Boston Red Sox outfielder, and 2016 All-Star, Mookie Betts clubbed his 30th home run of the season. He joined two Red Sox legends in a small club of three. In the bottom of the second inning of Monday’s 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, Mookie Betts went deep off Matt Andriese for home run number 30 of the 2016 season. Aside from reaching a milestone number, and...
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The Dish: Examining Mookie Betts’ MVP, Rick Porcello’s Cy Young Candidacies

The Boston Red Sox have several players enjoying big seasons, but two in particular have stood above the rest in terms of potentially landing individual hardware. Mookie Betts has been on fire of late, emphatically thrusting him into the American League MVP picture. Rick Porcello, meanwhile, has been holding it down for Boston on the pitching side, making his AL Cy Young candidacy...
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KC’s Chris Young Versus Three Boston Batters

Chris Young faced three batters in the sixth inning of last Friday’s game at Fenway Park. Pitching in relief of starter Ian Kennedy, the Royals right-hander came on with one out, a runner on second base, and Kansas City leading the hometown Red Sox 5-1. He allowed a run-scoring single to Dustin Pedroia, then retired Xander Bogaerts and David Ortiz to end the inning. Two days later...
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ICYMI: This may be the most ridiculous Steven Wright knuckleball yet

In his first start since being activated from the disabled list Friday night, Steven Wright got knocked around by a red-hot Royals team. But while he wasn’t at his best in the first inning, when he allowed home runs to both Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon, Wright did find his feel for the knuckleball. Watch […]
3 hours ago

Porcello or Price? Picking a starter for a one-game playoff game isn’t a simple task

COMMENTARY This really shouldn’t even be a debate. This is the consensus, only growing after Monday’s 9-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, giving Red Sox starter Rick Porcello his major league-leading 18th win of the season: If indeed the Red Sox, two games in back of the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League […]
4 hours ago

Read Sox: Solid Defense, Buchholz in the Bullpen and Mookie’s Arm

Welcome back to Read Sox. This week we look at how improved defense is helping the team win, how the bullpen remains a work in progress and how Clay Buchholz might help. Then we marvel at David Ortiz, laud Mookie Betts for improving a perceived weakness, remember that Pablo Sandoval is a Red Sox, consider Rick Porcello’s demeanor on the mound and look forward to a face-lift for...
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The Red Seat: Episode 21 – Bullpen Implosions and Koji’s Return

Welcome to The Red Seat, BP Boston’s weekly podcast discussing all things Boston Red Sox. Hosted by Jake Devereaux and featuring a rotating panel of BP Boston guests, The Red Seat will dive into current events, life in the AL East, prospects down on the farm and much more. Additionally, this podcast will tap into the knowledge of industry professionals as we attempt to bring you...
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Report: Red Sox Jason Groome promoted to Single-A

The Boston Red Sox have promoted top pitching prospect Jason Groome to Single-A Lowell, although there has been no announcement about when his next start will come, per Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. Single A Lowell announces that the #RedSox have promoted 1st-round pick Jay Groome to their team. No word yet on when […] The post Report: Red Sox Jason Groome promoted to Single...
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Red Sox Minor League Gameday August 30, 2016

Today’s Games MLB: Boston Red Sox (Drew Pomeranz) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Jake Odorizzi) [7:10PM] IL: Pawtucket Red Sox (Justin Haley) @ Syracuse Chiefs [WAS] (Phil Klein) [6:35PM] EL: Portland Sea Dogs (Mitch Atkins) @ Reading Fightin Phils [PHI] (John Richy) [6:35PM] CL: Salem Red Sox (Matt Kent) @ Winston-Salem Dash [CHW] (TBD) [7:05PM] SAL: Greenville Drive (Daniel...
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15 hours ago

Betts keeps bashing, Porcello still rollin'

There were roars of "MVP" for Mookie Betts at various points in the Red Sox's 9-4 victory over the Rays on Monday, in which the 23-year-old right fielder clubbed his 30th home run. In the coming weeks, Rick Porcello could start to hear some "Cy Young" chants.
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Koji could return to 'pen on Labor Day

The Red Sox could have Koji Uehara back in the bullpen by Labor Day, as the reliever responded well to throwing 25 pitches to teammates from the main mound at Fenway Park on Monday.
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David Ortiz feeling 'a little worn out' as season winds down

David Ortiz is winding down what he maintains will be his final season in Major League Baseball, and he’s offering more evidence to back his retirement reasoning. Ortiz admitted Sunday that he’s wearing down over the long season and has been so busy that he hasn’t been able to enjoy things as much as he’d like. “Very busy. Kind of tired of it, a little worn out,” Ortiz...
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2016 has treated fans to vintage Dustin Pedroia

COMMENTARY Dustin Pedroia just completed a mini-stretch where he went 11-for-11. It was exciting to watch, and with the Red Sox offense floundering (they had only scored nine runs in the four games prior to Saturday) it was just what the team needed. His streak underscores the larger point – we are seeing a vintage […]
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As crazy as it sounds, Red Sox should pick up Clay’s option

Bill Foley Contributing Writer In his Sunday Baseball Notes column, the Globe’s Nick Cafardo wrote that it is now likely that the Red Sox will pick up the $13.5 million 2017 option for Clay Buchholz. At the risk of giving at least one writer a heart attack, I say it is a no-brainer for the club to do just that with Boston’s biggest tease outside the Foxy Lady...
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Could Moncada Be The 'Dave Roberts' Of 2016 For Sox?

(ESPN Photo)'s Ryan Hannable suggests that Red Sox super-prospect Yoan Moncada might be a logical September call-up to fill a needed base-stealing role off the bench. Past championship teams, he points out, have filled that role brilliantly with the likes of Dave Roberts (2004) and Quintin Berry (2013). So far this season, Moncada has stolen 44 of 56 bases (a 79% success...
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Recap - ERod, Barnes Implode In Red Sox Loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterKansas City scored eight times in the sixth inning as the Red Sox fell 10-4 to the Royals at Fenway Park on Sunday night.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressEduardo Rodriguez (pictured) and Matt Barnes each gave up five runs in the loss. Rodriquez went 5.1 innings before the wheels came off, charged with five runs on four hits and four walks.Barnes...
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Pitching Again Fails Red Sox In 10-4 Drubbing By Royals

(AP Photo)'It's the pitching, stupid!' If James Carville were a sports writer, that would be his observation on the 2016 Red Sox. Powered by the most potent offense in baseball, it's the arms that have most often failed The Carmine Hose this season—despite a recent great run of starting pitching. This time, both starter Eduardo Rodriguez and reliever Matt Barnes were the culprits—opening...
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1 day ago

Boston Red Sox: red hot Dustin Pedroia takes time off

Dustin Pedroia did not play Sunday and is likely to miss Monday, as he’s taking a leave of absence from the Boston Red Sox due to an undisclosed family matter. The Sox haven’t made any roster moves to fill the hole, so Pedroia is expected back very soon. Pedroia is undeniably the best hitter in the league right now. Going into his final at bat of Saturday’s game, Pedroia tied...
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"Worn out" Ortiz still producing in last year with Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) In what's become a regular scene, David Ortiz stepped into the dugout, preparing for batting practice, when a team staff member asked if he was ready. Not far away, a group of fans waited to be brought in, eager to chat briefly with the 40-year-old Ortiz, take a photo and wish him well. In Big Papi's final season, everyone who comes to Fenway Park wants their chance...
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Man, Myth, Legend, Sandy Leon?

Photo Credit: Christopher EvansContributing Writer Bryan Mauro (@threecolorbeard)When the Red Sox traded for Sandy Leon at the beginning of the 2015 season, no one imagined what was about to happen. The Red Sox made the trade because Sandy is a fantastic defensive catcher, and knows how to handle a pitching staff. However, he is not going to light the world on fire at the plate...
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The Red Sox have found a playoff-caliber rotation

Welcome to Friday, it’s party night! We’re going to start by playing Spin The Bottle. This is a bit different than the version of the game you probably know. This is Picking-Who-Starts-The-One-Game-Playoff-Game-From-The-List-Of-2016-Red-Sox-Starters Spin The Bottle. Sounds awful? Excellent. Let’s dig in! We’ll lay out this list of every starter the Red Sox used this season...
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Andrew Benintendi on DL but it's too early to tell if injury is season-ending

There’s no way to sugar coat it: The Boston Red Sox received some pretty bad news Thursday. Rookie left fielder Andrew Benintendi exited Wednesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with an ugly left knee sprain, and after tests the next morning, the Red Sox already sent him to the 15-day disabled list. “He did have an MRI (Thursday) morning and that exam and images are still...
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To Win it All, What are the Red Sox Missing?

As of Thursday morning, the Red Sox sit atop the American League East with the Toronto Blue Jays. As it stands, the Sox would have a chance at the World Series. Yet, it’s hard to predict the Red Sox chances of advancing to game 163. Look at the 2011 collapse. The beer and chicken scandal; a last place finish; a manager fired; a major disappointment. That same kind of disappointment...
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Pablo Sandoval has reportedly lost 22 pounds during rehab

Pablo Sandoval joined the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field on Wednesday and worked out at third base before batting practice looking noticeably trimmer. WEEI’s Rob Bradford reports Sandoval has lost 22 pounds during his rehabilitation after undergoing shoulder surgery in early May. Here’s proof: One picture of Sandoval — Rob Bradford (@bradfo...
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Andrew Benintendi shares how he made great catch

Andrew Benintendi’s home run-robbing catch Monday was an immediate nominee for play of the year. But how exactly does a 22-year-old rookie outfielder pull off such a feat? The catch helped the Boston Red Sox seal a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays, and prevented things from getting too close for comfort — Boston led just 3-0 at the time, and the shot would’ve plated...
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