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Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Chris Sale, Mookie Betts

Daily Red Sox Links: Craig Kimbrel, Chris Sale, Mookie Betts

Ben Harris of The Athletic uncovered how Craig Kimbrel may have been tipping his pitches for most of this postseason. (Ben Harris; The Athletic) The good news for Sox fans: The team truly believes the closers issues are totally behind him. (Owen Pence; Boston Globe) As the Red Sox try to figure out how they’ll work their lineup in NL parks, they are at least open to the idea of Mookie Betts playing second base. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive) John Tomase doesn’t like this idea. (John Tomase; WEEI) The Red Sox didn’t make any changes to their roster between the ALDS and ALCS, but Steve...
Over the Monster Oct 20, 2018
The Red Seat: Episode 98- The Red Sox are American League Champions!

The Red Seat: Episode 98- The Red Sox are American League Champions!

The Red Sox are headed to the World Series after defeating a 103-win Houston Astros team. That series had it all. Big hits, great catches, tight calls, tense moments, and maybe most importantly redemption for David Price. The Red Sox were able to take care of the defending World Series champs in just five games, but as you all know the whole series felt like a nail-biter. Craig Kimbrel gave us plenty to worry about but in the end it was huge performances by Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price, Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, and many more that led the team back to their first...
Over the Monster Oct 20, 2018
MLB Roundup 10/20: Brewers force a Game 7

MLB Roundup 10/20: Brewers force a Game 7

And Craig Kimbrel is nominated for an honor Brewers force Game 7 in NLCS The NLCS has taken on a new level of importance for the Red Sox now that we know Boston will be hosting the winner of this series on Tuesday for Game 1 of the World Series. The Dodgers entered Friday’s Game 6 with a 3-2 series lead and had a chance to eliminate the Brewers with a win in Milwaukee. Right off the bat, it looked like they were going to do just that. With old friend Wade Miley on the bump, David Freese hit a leadoff home run and it looked like a familiar show. Except, well, that’s not what happened....
Over the Monster Oct 20, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Alex Cora

Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Craig Kimbrel, Alex Cora

The Red Sox won 108 games in the regular season and were the best team in baseball all the way through. And, somehow, they’ve just continued to get better in the postseason. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) By now you know Jackie Bradley Jr. won the ALCS MVP. This award is the culmination of years of work for the Red Sox center fielder. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Jen McCaffrey has a look at the trust that has built between Alex Cora and his players. (Jen McCaffrey; The Athletic) ($$) With Craig Kimbrel supposedly fixing a pitch-tipping issue, have we see the last of heart-attack...
NESN.com Oct 19, 2018

How Eric Gagne Helped Fix Craig Kimbrel’s Pitch-Tipping Problem Before Game 5

Craig Kimbrel had been struggling mightily during the Boston Red Sox’s playoff run, but he recorded his first scoreless outing... Read More »
Over the Monster Oct 19, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, David Price, Craig Kimbrel

Daily Red Sox Links: Alex Cora, David Price, Craig Kimbrel

All year long, people have been looking for reasons to doubt this Red Sox team despite them being the best team in baseball from the start of the year. Maybe we should stop. (D.J. Bean; NBC Sports Boston) Alex Cora made all the difference in this season for the Red Sox, even if we may have overestimated his impact on this series specifically. (Greg Bedard; Boston Sports Journal) ($$$) Speaking of Cora, he had some words for a specific media member’s pregame thoughts on David Price. (Nicole Yang; Boston.com) To close out the game Craig Kimbrel looked like a different pitcher. How’d he do...
The Republican Oct 19, 2018
Craig Kimbrel apologizes for giving Boston Red Sox fans 'heart attacks' the last few days

Craig Kimbrel apologizes for giving Boston Red Sox fans 'heart attacks' the last few days

Kimbrel recorded a clean ninth inning in Boston's clincher Thursday night.
The Republican Oct 19, 2018
Boston Red Sox, Craig Kimbrel have Eric Gagne to thank for helping Kimbrel stop tipping pitches

Boston Red Sox, Craig Kimbrel have Eric Gagne to thank for helping Kimbrel stop tipping pitches

Gagne reached out to Sox manager Alex Cora after Game 4 and told him he had noticed that Kimbrel had been tipping.
NESN.com Oct 19, 2018

Craig Kimbrel Apologizes To Red Sox Fans For Postseason ‘Heart Attacks’

Craig Kimbrel wants all of New England know something: He’s sorry. The Boston Red Sox closer has been a roller-coaster... Read More »
www.bostonherald.com Oct 19, 2018
Craig Kimbrel tips scales in his favor

Craig Kimbrel tips scales in his favor

HOUSTON -- It’s been clear all postseason that Craig Kimbrel’s fastball has been wild and his vicious breaking ball wasn’t getting bites.Entering last night, the results had been horrendous. Opponents were hitting .385 off his fastball. They weren’t swinging at the breaking ball. And Kimbrel had allowed at least one run all four times he’s pitched.Finally, he fixed the problem.Kimbrel threw a hitless ninth inning to close out the Red Sox’ 4-1 win over the Astros to punch their ticket to the World Series, which begins Tuesday at Fenway Park.“We knew he was tipping his pitches...
The Republican Oct 18, 2018
Alex Cora trusts Boston Red Sox's Craig Kimbrel in Game 5 despite his 8.44 ERA this postseason; 'The stuff is still there'

Alex Cora trusts Boston Red Sox's Craig Kimbrel in Game 5 despite his 8.44 ERA this postseason; 'The stuff is still there'

Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel has tossed 5.1 innings, allowing five runs, all earned (8.44 ERA), six hits (one homer) and five walks while striking out six.
NESN.com Oct 18, 2018

Alex Cora Implies Craig Kimbrel Has Been Tipping Pitches In Playoffs

Craig Kimbrel has been a complete heart attack this postseason. While the Boston Red Sox closer has yet to blow... Read More »
NESN.com Oct 18, 2018

Craig Kimbrel Offers Direct Answer To What He Was ‘Missing’ In ALCS Game 4

To say Craig Kimbrel has been shaky this postseason would be an understatement. The Boston Red Sox closer has allowed... Read More »
Over the Monster Oct 18, 2018
Craig Kimbrel needs to take a seat

Craig Kimbrel needs to take a seat

The formerly dominant closer for the Red Sox has been a disaster in this postseason, and Alex Cora needs to relieve him of his duties — at least for right now. After the Red Sox hung on to win Game 4 of the ALCS against the Astros 8-6, I hope Craig Kimbrel took Andrew Benintendi out to a very fancy Houston restaurant and bought him the most expensive steak dinner available. (Ed. Note: He did say after the game he’d buy him a very nice Christmas present, so there’s that.) Why? Because Benintendi saved Kimbrel’s rear end so that the suddenly-ineffective closer could escape a boatload...
Over the Monster Oct 18, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel

Daily Red Sox Links: Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel

Rob Bradford has the story behind Andrew Benintendi’s incredible catch to win Wednesday’s game. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) That catch saved Craig Kimbrel from being the goat (lowercase g) of the game, and the Red Sox closer is going to buy something nice for his left fielder. (Christopher Smith; Masslive) Evan Drellich argues that the classic game, and Red Sox win, was at least a little marred by the controversial fan interference call in the first inning. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston) For his part, Mookie Betts says he is 100 percent sure he would have caught that ball. (Mark Dunphy;...

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