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Daily Red Sox Links: What did the Red Sox look like last time they were no-hit?

Daily Red Sox Links: What did the Red Sox look like last time they were no-hit?

We hop back in time to visit the 1993 Red Sox plus Hanley Ramirez’s off day, Criag Kimbrel’s velocity and questions about Blake Swihart. No-hitters are fun to watch except when the team you root for is doing the not hitting. That’s where the Boston Red Sox and their fans found themselves on Saturday when Sean Manaea unleashed an absolute gem on a team that has been as offensively dominant as any in baseball. As many sources have noted since then, that was the first time the Red Sox have been no-hit since 1993. That’s 25 years between no-hitter victimhood. As I saw that bit of...
The Republican Apr 22, 2018
Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez not in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Athletics; Blake Swihart at DH

Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez not in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Athletics; Blake Swihart at DH

Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez are not in the Boston Red Sox lineup today as the Red Sox try to win their seventh straight series to begin the season.
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Blake Swihart, John Farrell

Daily Red Sox Links: Xander Bogaerts, Blake Swihart, John Farrell

Today’s links look at the Red Sox’ plate approach, some injury updates and Hector Velazquez’ redemption. Brian MacPherson has a look at Boston’s new aggressive approach and just how much it’s paying off already. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) The Red Sox are getting some reinforcements later in the week with Xander Bogaerts set to return on Friday. (Hayden Bird; Boston.com) Here are some updates on a couple other injured Red Sox players. (Do-Hyoung Park; RedSox.com) Blake Swihart hasn’t gotten a chance to make an impact this year, but he’s patiently waiting for the...
Rising Apple Apr 18, 2018

Mets Rumors: Blake Swihart is not the answer to their catcher woes

Allegedly, the Boston Red Sox have not heard from the New York Mets regarding a possible trade for Blake Swihart. Rightfully so, he’s not the answer to their catching woes. When Travis d’Arnaud suffered a season-ending injury, New York Mets fans wondered who would replace him. Things got even more interesting when Kevin Plawecki suffered […] Mets Rumors: Blake Swihart is not the answer to their catcher woes - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Apr 17, 2018
Tuesday Flyby - Three Little Catchers

Tuesday Flyby - Three Little Catchers

The Red Sox have three catchers, by name at least. The truth is a lot more complicated. This past Friday I asked you to dive into a potential log jam on the Red Sox roster behind the plate. No, I wasn’t asking who deserved to start — the answer to that question would be simple as Christian Vazquez has without a doubt earned that role and was recently extended to boot. Rather, I wanted to know if you would make any moves involving any of the three catchers on the roster. By name, Blake Swihart is sort of a catcher, but is turning into a utility player who also happens to play catcher. In...
The Republican Apr 11, 2018
Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox utility man, works at second base prior to Wednesday's game against Yankees

Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox utility man, works at second base prior to Wednesday's game against Yankees

Swihart spent the bulk of pregame prior to Wednesday's game against the Yankees working at the position, first field grounders with Dustin Pedroia before spending time with infield coach Carlos Febles during batting practice working on positioning
Over the Monster Apr 9, 2018
Blake Swihart is still waiting for his chance

Blake Swihart is still waiting for his chance

The playing time hasn’t been there early on. It’s really hard to complain about this start of the Red Sox season, and beyond Xander Bogaerts’ potential ankle injury you kind of have to go out of your way to find faults. I want to be clear that what follows is not a complaint about how things have played out, but rather an observation and a situation about which I am mildly surprised and curious. Alex Cora has clearly prioritized getting rest for regulars and it is apparent that this will be a strategy to be employed all year. Every regular besides Bogaerts has had at least one day...
NESN.com Apr 1, 2018
Alex Cora Explains Approach Of Integrating Blake Swihart Into Lineup

Alex Cora Explains Approach Of Integrating Blake Swihart Into Lineup

Blake Swihart can play just about every position on the diamond. While he’s a catcher by trade, Swihart has experience... Read More »
The Republican Apr 1, 2018
Blake Swihart as Boston Red Sox DH: 'I knew it was going to happen. I just needed to be healthy'

Blake Swihart as Boston Red Sox DH: 'I knew it was going to happen. I just needed to be healthy'

Red Sox's Blake Swihart will DH against the Rays at Tropicana Field. He never lost confidence that he'd return to the majors while struggling in the minors last year.
NESN.com Apr 1, 2018
Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Blake Swihart Starting At DH In Series Finale

Red Sox Vs. Rays Lineup: Blake Swihart Starting At DH In Series Finale

After losing on opening day, the Boston Red Sox have won back-to-back games against the Tampa Bay Rays. And they’ll... Read More »
The Republican Apr 1, 2018
Andrew Benintendi, Hanley Ramirez not in Boston Red Sox lineup, Rafael Devers batting second, Blake Swihart at DH

Andrew Benintendi, Hanley Ramirez not in Boston Red Sox lineup, Rafael Devers batting second, Blake Swihart at DH

Blake Swihart will receive his first start of the 2018 season. He's at DH. Brock Holt is at second base and Eduardo Nunez will receive his first day off.
Call to the Pen Mar 26, 2018

Boston Red Sox bench crunch

Blake Swihart, Eduardo Nunez, and Brock Holt are all vying for consistent playing time on a loaded Red Sox roster. Which one will have to go when Dustin Pedroia returns? For most of the spring, a debate has raged about the optimal use of the limited roster spots. The Boston Red Sox have a bench […] Boston Red Sox bench crunch - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Mar 25, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Roster decisions, Chris Sale, Steven Wright

Daily Red Sox Links: Roster decisions, Chris Sale, Steven Wright

Today’s links look at the final roster decisions facing the Red Sox, a couple Red Sox pitchers speaking to the media and the decision to trade Deven Marrero. The Red Sox made a series of roster moves on Saturday as we get closer and closer to Opening Day. With Deven Marrero being sent to Arizona, the position player side of the Opening Day roster appears clear, with the following 13 set to make it. Christian Vazquez Hanley Ramirez Eduardo Nuñez Xander Bogaerts Rafael Devers Andrew Benintendi Jackie Bradley Jr. Mookie Betts J.D. Martinez Mitch Moreland Sandy Leon Blake Swihart Brock...

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    Xander Bogaerts

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    Hanley Ramirez

    Ramirez, Sox enjoy their night of bonding at Bruins game

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    Mookie Betts

    Red Sox's Alex Cora, Carlos Febles back decision to send Eduardo Nunez;

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    Rick Porcello

    Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 4: The losing streak goes to three in frustrating fashion

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    Craig Kimbrel

    Craig Kimbrel gives up walkoff homer in 10th, Boston Red Sox lose to Blue Jays for 3rd straight defeat

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    Eduardo Nunez

    Red Sox's Alex Cora, Carlos Febles back decision to send Eduardo Nunez;

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    Chris Sale

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    Andrew Benintendi

    Red Sox 3, Blue Jays 4: The losing streak goes to three in frustrating fashion

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    Brock Holt

    Brock Holt batting .414 for Boston Red Sox past 7 games, looks like his old (All-Star) self; 'I feel great'

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    Sam Travis

    Red Sox Minor Lines: PawSox split double-header with extra-inning slam