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Fenway Nation Feb 24, 2017
Moreland Travis Go Yard In 9-6 Win Over Northeastern

Moreland Travis Go Yard In 9-6 Win Over Northeastern

(Boston Herald Photo)In the first game action of 2017, Mitch Moreland and Sam Travis each clouted three-run HRs to pace Boston to a 9-6 win over Northeastern University. The Huskies actually outhit The Carmine Hose 9-8, but the dual 3-run blasts proved the difference for Boston. Sox hurler Brian Johnson pitched two hitless innings, with a string of minor leagues filling out the game. Also collecting hits for the Red Sox were: Deven Marrero, Blake Swihart, Pablo Sandoval (a double capped by a head-first slide into 2B), Brian Bogusevic, Chris Young and Steve Selsky. The Red Sox take on MLB...
Full Count | WEEI Feb 23, 2017

So much for spring training storyline that Blake Swihart can’t throw

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Exactly a week ago, it started. Blake Swihart couldn’t throw back to the pitcher. Thanks to Comcast Sports Net New England cameraman Bill Messina, we had the video of the Red Sox catcher having a terrible time accurately tossing the ball back to Rick Porcello during a simple bullpen session. The […]
The Republican Feb 23, 2017
Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox C, wasn't worried about throwing issues, says he had no problems Thursday

Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox C, wasn't worried about throwing issues, says he had no problems Thursday

Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart played the fifth, sixth and seventh innings here Thursday. He went 1-for-1 with a run to help Boston win 9-6 over Northeastern.

Red Sox SuperTwo podcast: The battle behind the dish

​Tim and Brian discuss the first week of Red Sox spring training and focus on the potential battle for the starting job at catcher between Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez, with Blake Swihart encountering some troubles of his own.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 19, 2017

Red Sox notes: Andrew Benintendi keeps hype going with batting practice home run; Rick Porcello hit in face with grounder; Blake Swihart eases some fears

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Andrew Benintendi put on a bunch of muscles this offseason, was named the top-ranked prospect in baseball by both Baseball America and MLB.com, and has already entrenched himself as the nearly-everyday left fielder for the Red Sox after just 127 major league plate appearances. A lot to live up to. Sunday […]
Over the Monster Feb 19, 2017
Red Sox spring training notes: Swihart’s throws and Mookie’s rolls

Red Sox spring training notes: Swihart’s throws and Mookie’s rolls

News and notes from the first week of Red Sox spring training. Full workouts have only been happening in Fort Myers for a couple of days, but we’re about a week into spring training if you mark the beginning by when pitchers and catchers report. Over that time, there have been a few stories that haven’t been worth full posts, but are worth mentioning. Here’s a quick roundup of the week that was. Blake Swihart’s Errant Throws One of the biggest stories over the last week happened pretty recently, as Swihart has apparently come down with the yips. As he works to prove that he can...
Boston Herald Feb 19, 2017
Buckley: Despite some errant throws, Blake Swihart says return to catching is going ‘all right’

Buckley: Despite some errant throws, Blake Swihart says return to catching is going ‘all right’

FORT MYERS — You hope the story about Blake Swihart is there is no story about Blake Swihart.You hope he is just another player who uses spring training as a seven-week tuning-up exercise for a season the Red Sox hope will last seven months. (Including the whole month of October, which would mean the World Series.)Beyond that, Swihart, like all players, wants to stay off the radar during spring training. Yet there was a Blake Swihart blip on the radar a couple of days ago, and it was a blip caused by a yip.Except it was not a yip, Swihart said yesterday, referring to a piece of video by...
The Republican Feb 18, 2017
Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox C, has sailed a throw each day he's caught, but says issue got overblown

Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox C, has sailed a throw each day he's caught, but says issue got overblown

Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart said the media has overblown his throwing issue. He doesn't think it's an issue. He has overthrown the pitcher and thrown some wide.
Boston Herald Feb 18, 2017
Red Sox notebook: Blake Swihart deals with possible yips in switch back to catcher

Red Sox notebook: Blake Swihart deals with possible yips in switch back to catcher

FORT MYERS — Blake Swihart has more to worry about now than a lob over Rick Porcello’s head.It’s about trust. You think Porcello’s going to want to throw to him again if this keeps up?Swihart, the young Red Sox catcher who played some outfield last season, is having trouble throwing the ball back to the mound. For now, he’s embarrassed.If it continues, he’s in trouble. Or left field.“I feel fine,” Swihart said yesterday. “I’m not worried and you guys shouldn’t be worried, either. I’m working on my craft and I promise the ball is going to get there.”One video clip...
CSN New England Feb 17, 2017

Swihart and Red Sox 'not concerned' about catcher's throwing woes

Blake Swihart, moved back to catcher, is having trouble throwing the ball back to the pitcher. But he and the Sox say it's no big deal.

Blake Swihart misfiring on throws back to the pitcher

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Any chance that Blake Swihart might beat out Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez to start at catcher on Opening Day might already have been snuffed out.Swihart failed to connect with several routine throws back to Rick Porcello during a bullpen session on Friday, an ominous start to spring training for the young catcher. Both Swihart and Red Sox manager John Farrell, however, were unconcerned, pointing to the episode as part of the transition back to the position. [...]
Rotoworld Feb 17, 2017

Swihart has issues throwing back to pitcher - Blake Swihart (OF) Boston Red Sox

Blake Swihart is having issues throwing the ball back to the pitcher.
Full Count | WEEI Feb 17, 2017

Blake Swihart is having throwing problems, but Red Sox (and Blake Swihart) say there’s nothing to worry about

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Not a lot of people were around to witness the uncomfortable bullpen session Thursday. But for those who were there, they saw Blake Swihart show an inability to accurately throw the ball back to Rick Porcello on too many occasions. Pitching coach Carl Willis saw it, as did manager John Farrell […]
The Republican Feb 17, 2017
Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox catcher, having difficulty with throws back to pitcher

Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox catcher, having difficulty with throws back to pitcher

Red Sox's Blake Swihart has had trouble with the accuracy of his throws back to the pitcher here in spring training camp. Swihart is returning from an ankle injury.
Blake Swihart won't earn needed trust with bad throws

Blake Swihart won't earn needed trust with bad throws

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Blake Swihart has more to worry about now than a lob over Rick Porcello’s head.It's about trust. You think Porcello's going to want to throw to him if this keeps up?Swihart, the young Red Sox catcher who played outfield for a time last year, is having trouble throwing the ball back to the mound. For now, he’s embarrassed.If it continues, he’s in trouble. Or left field.

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