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Here is proof big league ballplayers hate spring training bus rides more than almost anything

Your browser does not support iframes. FORT MYERS, Fla. — The goal was to offer a reprieve from the monotony that has been spring training. It worked. The Red Sox engaged in a series of skill competitions Sunday morning, punctuated by an obstacle course. The group led by Rick Porcello, Chris Young, Pablo Sandoval, Mookie […]
Over the Monster Mar 18, 2017
Red Sox at Twins lineup: There will be hangovers

Red Sox at Twins lineup: There will be hangovers

I do declare that there may have been some drinking last night. Yesterday the bullpen got lit up. They were hardly the only ones. The lineups were posted late enough to suggest a... slower moving organization, but today we see a big league-caliber lineup with the possible exception of Chris Young at DH... which, against a righty, is a spring specialty, much love to Young, as always. Here’s the full, not-hung-over, no-sir, starting nine, who you can watch at 1:05 p.mm. on NESN: Dustin Pedroia, 2B Andrew Benintendi, LF Mookie Betts, RF Mitch Moreland, 1B Chris Young, DH Jackie...
Over the Monster Mar 16, 2017
Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Chris Sale brings the heat

Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Chris Sale brings the heat

You can watch tonight’s game on TV, which is good, because you’re not going out in this cold. A day after Kyle Kendrick’s strong spring continued apace and Sam Travis left the yard with a big ol’ donger in a big dumb 3-3 tie again against the Rays, the Sox prepare to host the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:05 p.m. at JetBlue Park (NESN, WEEI) with their best starter on the mound, all apologies to reigning AL Cy Young Winner and Opening Day starter Rick Porcello. Here’s the lineup: Brock Holt, SS \o/ Chris Young, LF Andrew Benintendi, CF Hanley Ramirez, DH Mitch Moreland,...
Over the Monster Mar 14, 2017
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Snowflakes the size of Doritos

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Snowflakes the size of Doritos

One week until spring! Really. The Red Sox will host the Jays at JetBlue Park today in the second half of a home-and-home after falling to Toronto yesterday 4-3, while here in the northeast Toronto is busy falling on us. Mitch Moreland hit a homer yesterday and is in the lineup again for the 1:05 p.m. game, which will be broadcast on WEEI. Here’s the starting nine: Dustin Pedroia, 2B Pablo Sandoval, 3B Mookie Betts, RF Hanley Ramirez, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B Chris Young, LF Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Sandy Leon, C Marco Hernandez, SS SP: Drew Pomeranz Joseph Carlo “Joe”...
Over the Monster Mar 11, 2017
Red Sox vs. Twins, Rays lineups: Let’s play two!

Red Sox vs. Twins, Rays lineups: Let’s play two!

Twice the Sox, twice the fun Let’s play two! The Red Sox split their squads today for a double dose of Grapefruit League action. Here’s today’s lineup vs. the Twins, where they’ll play at 1:05 p.m. across town at Minnesota’s Hammond Stadium, also in Ft. Myers. For those of you with MLB.tv, the game will be broadcast on Twins station FSNO: Marco Hernandez, 2B Chris Young, LF Andrew Benintendi, DH Sam Travis, 1B Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Bryce Brentz, RF Rafael Devers, 3B Christian Vazquez, C Deven Marrero, SS SP: Henry Owens Wolf. Fresh off Kyle Kendrick’s second...
Over the Monster Mar 4, 2017
Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Not quite a 1903 World Series redux

Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Not quite a 1903 World Series redux

The Red Sox are sending a few lesser names to face the Pirates Florida incarnation. The Red Sox offense has hit mid-season-spring-training, bashing the Rays (19-2) and Braves (9-1) over the last two days. But Super Andrew Benintendi who went 4-4 yesterday isn’t returning for an encore. Which is just fine because Jackie Bradley Jr. hit two home runs when he last took the plate on Thursday. With a high of 21 today in Boston, it’s a good time to look south and think ahead towards April... Brock Holt SS Chris Young LF Jackie Bradley Jr. CF Pablo Sandoval 3B Blake Swihart C Allen Craig...
Over the Monster Feb 28, 2017
Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: Sox beat split-squad Yankees

Red Sox 5, Yankees 4: Sox beat split-squad Yankees

It wasn’t the real Yankees, but beating the Yankees is also nice. To start off, sorry about missing the recap for yesterday’s game. I caught a night shift at the day (or, night, I guess) job and totally forgot to write it up when I got home. Mea culpa. If you missed the box score, the Sox lost 7-2. Brian Johnson had a rough day, as did Chander Shepherd. Chris Young, Mitch Moreland and Xander Bogaerts had two hits apiece. Now, to Tuesday’s game, which was against a Yankees team that had split squads today and sent mostly minor leaguers to Fort Myers. Kyle Kendrick makes his Red Sox...
Over the Monster Feb 27, 2017
Red Sox vs. Cardinals lineup: The stars are (mostly) here

Red Sox vs. Cardinals lineup: The stars are (mostly) here

The top of Monday’s Red Sox lineup includes the keys to their regular season success. The Red Sox continue their Grapefruit League grind on Monday, this time staying in Fort Myers to take on the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. Here is today’s lineup: Dustin Pedroia, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS Mookie Betts, RF Hanley Ramirez, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B Chris Young, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Steve Selsky, CF Sandy Leon, C SP: Brian Johnson This is pretty close to a potential regular season lineup, albeit one with injuries to Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley. Selsky is probably the least exciting...
Over the Monster Feb 25, 2017
Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: Return of the big boys

Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: Return of the big boys

And Mitch Moreland. The Red Sox play the Twins today at 1:05 EST, and some old friends are back in the lineup, along with another left-handed starter and, y’know, Steve Selsky. February y’all. Here’s the batting order: Dustin Pedroia, 2B Xander Bogaerts, SS Mookie Betts, RF Hanley Ramírez, DH Mitch Moreland, 1B Chris Young, LF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Steve Selsky, CF Christian Vazquez, C SP: Roenis Elias Twitter user extraordinaire Phil Hughes will take the mound for Minnesota. Expect strikes.
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...

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