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Over the Monster May 22, 2018
The Flyby - The Bullpen is Alive

The Flyby - The Bullpen is Alive

Statistically speaking, the bullpen is actually fine! But it sure doesn’t always feel that way. To remind you, this past Friday our topic was what you think of our bullpen early on. As expected, the results were mixed. It’s... Uh... A Bullpen? - gosawks What they said - “Who the heck is Bobby Poyner?” It sucks to lose Carson Smith, because he was one of our better bullpen arms. Joe Kelly fan club represent! Craig Kimbrel is our rock. Matt Barnes... well there are other guys! Heath Hembree needed a hair cut. Poyner has a chance to be sneakily important. We might need Tyler...
Over the Monster May 17, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Let’s make some sports bets

Daily Red Sox Links: Let’s make some sports bets

Sports betting is legal. Let’s do some. Plus J.D. Martinez is a star, Carson Smith’s injury and the difficulty has gone up for Alex Cora. Sports gambling is legal or something like that. The Supreme Court took time to make a very important decision about a very important topic and now states other than Nevada can offer sports betting. Heavens be praised. Now that we will be able to gamble on sports, which we totally couldn’t do before, I hopped in my 2004 Honda Civic/time machine and drove down to future New Jersey to lay down a few Red Sox related wagers. They are as follows, with...
www.bostonherald.com May 17, 2018
Silverman: Red Sox brass better control recent distractions involving Carson Smith and Blake Swihart

Silverman: Red Sox brass better control recent distractions involving Carson Smith and Blake Swihart

Dave Dombrowski and Alex Cora now have two Red Sox brushfires they need to put out.One’s a ridiculous flare-up.The other’s going to require a far more delicate touch to put out, and will test Dombrowski’s experience and Cora’s communication skills.Let’s dispense with Carson Smith first.This isn’t about his regrettable and over-emotional glove throw episode that might have ruined the rest of his season but definitely put the Red Sox bullpen in peril.This is about his remarks on Tuesday. Before saying he took “full responsibility” for the shoulder subluxation, he felt it...
www.bostonherald.com May 17, 2018
Red Sox notebook: Alex Cora does not agree with Carson Smith’s tired excuse

Red Sox notebook: Alex Cora does not agree with Carson Smith’s tired excuse

Carson Smith’s suggestion that his shoulder was tired from pitching a lot did not go over particularly well with Red Sox manager Alex Cora.Smith is out indefinitely after suffering a shoulder subluxation as a result from throwing his glove in the dugout after his most recent outing on Monday. It was his fifth appearance in seven days, but he threw only 59 pitches in them.Smith shouldered most of the blame for his injury, but also noted that he’s been worked a lot, suggesting that workload was related to why he hurt himself.“I think my shoulder’s tired in general, just from...
NESN.com May 16, 2018
Alex Cora Doesn’t Think Arm Fatigue Played Role In Carson Smith’s Injury

Alex Cora Doesn’t Think Arm Fatigue Played Role In Carson Smith’s Injury

It’s been an interesting 24 hours surrounding Carson Smith. The Boston Red Sox relief pitcher made his way to the... Read More »
The Republican May 16, 2018
Carson Smith, Boston Red Sox RHP, has 'no comment' on Alex Cora's usage of him; 'I've said what I need to say'

Carson Smith, Boston Red Sox RHP, has 'no comment' on Alex Cora's usage of him; 'I've said what I need to say'

Red Sox's Carson Smith said yesterday he feels fatigue could have played a factor in him suffering a right shoulder subluxation. Those comments took Alex Cora by surprise.
Over the Monster May 16, 2018
The Red Seat: Episode 76-Should David Price and the Red Sox Part Ways?

The Red Seat: Episode 76-Should David Price and the Red Sox Part Ways?

The Red Sox are 7-6 to start the month of May and a half game out of first place. The team looks good. Betts and J.D. Martinez are powering the offense and Sale and Porcello are leading the way for the pitching staff. Not all is well though, Carson Smith is hurt and we don’t know for how long. Instead of throwing strikes he threw his glove so hard he hurt his shoulder. Not a great look. This news broke after we recorded the podcast, so on this episode we discuss who should be removed from the 25-man-roster when Tyler Thornburg is activated. That discussion is now meaningless. We do go...
Over the Monster May 16, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Nobody is having as much fun as Hanley Ramirez

Daily Red Sox Links: Nobody is having as much fun as Hanley Ramirez

2018 Hanley is the best Hanley. Plus the A’s are Red Sox kryptonite, Carson Smith is injured again and Blake Swihart will remain in a bench role. Hanley Ramirez has had an interesting Red Sox career. He was signed by the organization in 2000 as an amateur free agent. He then spent five years rising up the ranks, becoming a top prospect before making his MLB debut in 2005. After only two at-bats with Boston, he was shipped off to Florida where he enjoyed the best years of his career, including three-straight All-Star efforts from 2008 to 2010. He then spent some time mashing in Los...
www.bostonherald.com May 16, 2018
Red Sox right-hander Carson Smith lands on disabled list after throwing glove in fit of frustration

Red Sox right-hander Carson Smith lands on disabled list after throwing glove in fit of frustration

Carson Smith could be sidelined for much, if not all, of the season because he lost his cool.When he threw his glove into the dugout in frustration for giving up a home run Monday night, the Red Sox right-hander suffered a subluxation (partial dislocation) of his shoulder.He was placed on the 10-day disabled list yesterday before the Red Sox played the Oakland A’s at Fenway. Due to rain, last night’s game did not start until after 8:30 p.m.Smith will undergo further tests in the coming days. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said he could not answer yet if surgery...
www.bostonherald.com May 16, 2018
Red Sox notebook: Catcher Blake Swihart will stay in limited role behind Christian Vazquez, Sandy Leon

Red Sox notebook: Catcher Blake Swihart will stay in limited role behind Christian Vazquez, Sandy Leon

After speaking about the Carson Smith injury yesterday, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski addressed the limited use of Blake Swihart, who started in only four of the Red Sox’ first 42 games.Bottom line, the pattern will remain the same: Limited.“The plan is very much like it is right now. I mean, he is a protection for us as a third catcher,” said Dombrowski. “Really, I know people keep writing about that too, but the reality is your 25th player usually doesn’t play that much anyway, really. It’s more an unfortunate situation I think probably for him,...
Chicago Sun-Times May 15, 2018
Red Sox reliever Carson Smith dislocates shoulder in dugout tantrum

Red Sox reliever Carson Smith dislocates shoulder in dugout tantrum

The 28-year-old right-hander was hurt when he threw his glove in the dugout after leaving Monday night’s 6-5 loss to Oakland.
NESN.com May 15, 2018
Red Sox Pitcher Carson Smith Expresses Concern Over Shoulder Injury

Red Sox Pitcher Carson Smith Expresses Concern Over Shoulder Injury

It could be a while before Carson Smith takes the mound for the Boston Red Sox again. The right-handed relief... Read More »
The Republican May 15, 2018
Carson Smith injury: Boston Red Sox RHP suffers shoulder subluxation throwing glove in frustration, could be 'major injury'

Carson Smith injury: Boston Red Sox RHP suffers shoulder subluxation throwing glove in frustration, could be 'major injury'

Boston Red Sox's Carson Smith suffered a right shoulder subluxation while throwing his glove in frustration after yesterday's outing vs. the Athletics.
NESN.com May 15, 2018
Carson Smith Heads To DL After Injuring Shoulder Throwing Down His Glove

Carson Smith Heads To DL After Injuring Shoulder Throwing Down His Glove

Carson Smith’s tenure with the Boston Red Sox hasn’t gone as planned. The right-handed reliever hit the 10-day disabled list... Read More »
Over the Monster May 15, 2018
Red Sox place Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list; re-call Bobby Poyner

Red Sox place Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list; re-call Bobby Poyner

Not a great sign for the Red Sox reliever The Red Sox bullpen was reworked a little bit ahead of Monday’s game when Hector Velazquez was placed on the ten-day disabled list to make room for Steven Wright returning from suspension. There’s a little more change coming to the unit ahead of Tuesday’s action as well, though this was more unexpected. Carson Smith is being placed on the ten-day disabled list with right shoulder subluxation, and Bobby Poyner will head back up to take his spot. Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder subluxation. To fill Smith’s spot...

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