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Over the Monster Apr 24, 2019
Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Chris Sale, Michael Chavis

Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Chris Sale, Michael Chavis

In today’s links we look for positives from a tough Tuesday. Andrew Benintendi can hit the ball anywhere he wants. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) The Red Sox didn’t added to their group of relief pitchers in the offseason and its starting to show. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) In game one of yesterday’s double-header, Chris Sale showed some progress. It’s not very easy to strike out 10 batters after all. However, there is still work to be done. (Justin Leger; NBC Sports Boston) Check out this Michael Chavis home run which was one of very few bright spots during Tuesday’s back-to-back losses....
Bless You Boys Apr 23, 2019
Tigers 4, Red Sox 2: Let’s win two!

Tigers 4, Red Sox 2: Let’s win two!

The Tigers’ offense and pitching staff each did just enough to clinch another win in Boston. After battling Chris Sale in the day game, the Detroit Tigers looked to sweep their doubleheader at Fenway Park, this time facing a spot start for the Red Sox. Spencer Turnbull and the Tigers had to earn every out and run, but in the end they prevailed with a 4-2 win. While Detroit’s hitters worked Chris Sale early in game one, they struggled to make contact against Hector Velazquez. Sale had thrown 44 pitches by the end of his second inning. Velazquez was finally lifted in the fourth inning at...
NESN.com Apr 23, 2019

Chris Sale Looking To Go Deeper In Starts After No Decision Vs. Tigers

Chris Sale took a step in the right direction on Tuesday at Fenway Park. The lefty probably displayed his best... Read More »
NESN.com Apr 23, 2019

Red Sox Notes: Chris Sale Much Better Vs. Tigers, But Far From Perfect

There’s no denying the Chris Sale we saw Tuesday afternoon at Fenway Park was closer to the Chris Sale that... Read More »
NESN.com Apr 23, 2019

Alex Cora Encouraged By Chris Sale Creating Swings And Misses Vs. Tigers

Chris Sale may not have been the ace of old on Tuesday afternoon, but the Boston Red Sox lefty certainly... Read More »
Bless You Boys Apr 23, 2019
Tigers 7, Red Sox 4: Rodriguez, Greiner save the day!

Tigers 7, Red Sox 4: Rodriguez, Greiner save the day!

The Tigers offense came alive to beat old rival Chris Sale in Boston. In the first game of their Tuesday double-header against the Boston Red Sox, the Tigers faced their long-time AL Central nemesis: Chris Sale. Though Sale was on his game today, the Tigers battled, and made him work for every out. They ultimately came through late, though, winning the opener by a 7-4 score. Nicholas Castellanos squared up the ninth pitch of his first at bat to dead center field, but unfortunately it was just a 415-foot out. Dustin Peterson also worked Sale for a ten-pitch groundball single to lead off the...
Over the Monster Apr 23, 2019
Red Sox 4, Tigers 7: Sox, Sale slide in Game 1

Red Sox 4, Tigers 7: Sox, Sale slide in Game 1

Chris Sale couldn’t find his fastball and no one could keep the ball in the yard as the Sox got blasted this afternoon at Fenway. In the first inning... very little happened. Sale walked Miguel Cabrera on this overcast day but otherwise looked good, striking out two. Mookie got on base for the Sox only to have J.D. Martinez hit into a double play. Tigers 0, Red Sox 0 In the second inning... Dennis Eckersley says he thinks Sandy León is back strictly to catch Chris Sale, and he says this is the last time he’ll talk about it until Dave O’Brien says Eck is lying, because what if Sale...
NESN.com Apr 23, 2019

Red Sox Wrap: Boston Squanders Strong Chris Sale Start In Loss To Tigers

Three steps forward, one step back for the Boston Red Sox. Despite having an early 2-0 lead and Chris Sale... Read More »
Over the Monster Apr 23, 2019
Game 23 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. Tigers

Game 23 Gamethread: Red Sox vs. Tigers

The Red Sox and Tigers were rained out on Monday, so they’ll be playing two on Tuesday. The first of which will feature Chris Sale on the mound, who is still looking for his best form. The lefty will try to get on track against a former division rival in rebuild mode. Detroit, in turn, will send lefty Matt Boyd to the hill. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 PM ET. How to Watch You can watch locally on NESN as well as on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV, which does carry NESN for those in the local market. There is no national broadcast. How to Listen WEEI 93.7 AM has the call. Prep for the...
Over the Monster Apr 23, 2019
Red Sox vs. Tigers lineup: Chris Sale tries again

Red Sox vs. Tigers lineup: Chris Sale tries again

The lefty looks for better results back in Boston after the surprising sweep of Tampa Bay. The Red Sox (9-13) return to Fenway Park looking to win their fourth straight game when the face down the Tigers (10-10) behind Chris Sale, who has been very bad, today at 1:10 p.m. as part of a day-night doubleheader. Sale’s last start, which was attended by your author in New York, was terrible, as James Paxton pitched like Sale and Sale pitching like James Wack-ston. Sale said he “flat-out” stinks right now, but every day brings more now to fill, so maybe today’s now will be different. We...
Over the Monster Apr 23, 2019
OTM Open Thread 4/23: It is Tuesday

OTM Open Thread 4/23: It is Tuesday

Let’s play two. The Red Sox have a doubleheader on the schedule for Tuesday after Monday’s rainout. They’ll have Chris Sale on the bump for the first game of the doubleheader with Hector Velázquez making the start for Nathan Eovaldi in the second. Speaking of Eovaldi, he’ll also undergo surgery this morning. I think it’s fair to say a large chunk of, if not most, Red Sox fans are more concerned with hockey tonight. The Bruins have a Game Seven at the Garden against the Leafs at 7:00 PM ET. Should be fun. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to...
Over the Monster Apr 23, 2019
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, J.D. Martinez, Blake Swihart

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, J.D. Martinez, Blake Swihart

In today’s links, the Red Sox are back but J.D. Martinez has been here the whole time. There is hope in Boston once more. Could Chris Sale be the next player to experience this turnaround? (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston) After they found success over the weekend, the Red Sox are hoping to be back on track for good. (Christopher L. Gasper; Boston Globe) It wasn’t just this past weekend. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$) J.D. Martinez has not had to worry about starting slow or turning things around. (Marcus Kwesi O’Mard; NESN) As the Red Sox begin what they hope is a fresh start,...
NESN.com Apr 22, 2019

Watch Chris Sale Throw In Fenway Concourse During Red Sox’s Rain-Out

The Boston Red Sox’s series-opener against the Detroit Tigers scheduled for Monday night was cancelled due to rain, but Mother... Read More »
Bless You Boys Apr 22, 2019
Game 21 Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

Game 21 Preview: Tigers at Red Sox

Boyd has looked like the Red Sox ace this year, while Sale has... not. Monday’s Tigers-Red Sox will feature a pair of left-handed starters. One of them has looked like a bonafide ace this season, with a monster strikeout rate and the highest WAR total in the league. The other has struggled with home runs, and is largely inconsistent from start to start. Somehow, Matthew Boyd and Chris Sale have traded places in 2019. After mixing in a handful of curveballs in his first couple starts, Boyd has essentially become a two-pitch pitcher. He is throwing either a four-seam fastball or a slider...
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2019
OTM Open Thread 4/22: It is Monday

OTM Open Thread 4/22: It is Monday

Happy Monday everyone. The Red Sox are riding high after a sweep down in Florida and now they are heading back home to start a four-game set against the Tigers. That series is supposed to start tonight, though it looks like a good chance rain will get in the way. If they do play, it will be Chris Sale going up against Matt Boyd. Other than that, we are just in waiting mode for Tuesday’s Game Seven for the Bruins against the Maple Leafs. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.

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