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Outside Pitch Aug 18, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Brandon Workman needs bigger situations

The bullpen of the Boston Red Sox has had it’s problems lately. Through all the problems though, some pitchers are shining. One of the brightest has been Brandon Workman, who deserves more serious situations. The Red Sox bullpen has their star closer in Craig Kimbrel. Led by him, they’ve actually had a pretty solid year. Over the […] The post Boston Red Sox: Brandon Workman needs bigger situations appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
The Republican Aug 14, 2017
John Farrell, Boston Red Sox manager: 'I now the rule. I messed up trying to get Craig Kimbrel into the game'

John Farrell, Boston Red Sox manager: 'I now the rule. I messed up trying to get Craig Kimbrel into the game'

Red Sox manager John Farrell tried to change pitchers with one pitch into Jacoby Ellsbury's at-bat in the out in the bottom of the ninth with one out and a runner a second.
Fenway Nation Aug 14, 2017
Rookie-Pa-Looza Sends Sox To 3-2 Extras Win Over Empire

Rookie-Pa-Looza Sends Sox To 3-2 Extras Win Over Empire

(AP Photo)If you hold aside the obvious contributions of Chris Sale (7 innings, 1 earned run) and Craig Kimbrel (1.1 innings, no hits, no runs, 2 Ks), you have to say "'twas the rookies that killed the beast" (with apologies to Carl Denham). In the ninth inning, down 2-1, rookie Rafael Devers turned around a 102-MPH fastball from Aroldis Chapman and muscled it into the seats to tie the game. Then, in the tenth, rookie (technically) Andrew Benintendi roped a sharp single to right scoring the eventual winning run in a thrilling 3-2 victory over The Bronx Embalmers. The other crucial RBI was...
Outside Pitch Aug 11, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Why Matt Barnes is their most important arm

The Boston Red Sox have some major superstars in their bullpen. Craig Kimbrel is one of the most feared closers in baseball, while Addison Reed and Joe Kelly are proving to be bullpen aces. Matt Barnes is the arm that will play the biggest factor in the Red Sox success the rest of the way. No – […] The post Boston Red Sox: Why Matt Barnes is their most important arm appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Over the Monster Aug 11, 2017
The Friday Fire Farrell Index: Are you happy now?

The Friday Fire Farrell Index: Are you happy now?

Because if not, you never will be, and that’s okay. Just let us live. You might still hate John Farrell. Just don’t take it out on us. That’s all I ask. Whatever your issues with the manager, real or imagined, he’s not bad at his job. As The Boston Globe’s Chad Finn recently wrote, he’s a good-if-quirky-one, not a great one. I think, hope, that most of you, us, believe this. Many of you do not, and you have your reasons. He can certainly grind on fans, as Finn said: Farrell certainly can be exasperating. He seemed on the verge of burning out closer deluxe Craig Kimbrel early...
The Republican Aug 11, 2017

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees: NESN TV schedule, live stream, 5 things to watch (Aug. 11-13)

The Red Sox, led by closer Craig Kimbrel, rank first in the American League in reliever ERA (2.90) and WHIP (1.15) and second in batting average against (.225).
Fenway Nation Aug 10, 2017
Porcello's

Porcello's "Immaculate Inning" Is Second By Sox In '17

It's 'Crazy Eights' time for The Carmine Hose! Last night, Rick Porcello pitched the 8th "immaculate inning" in MLB so far in 2017 (during Boston's 8-2 victory for its 8th straight win). The former Cy Young winner fanned the following Rays on nine straight pitches: Trevor Plouffe, Wilson Ramos and Mallex Smith. Earlier this season, Boston closer Craig Kimbrel tossed an immaculate inning against the Milwaukee Brewers—making the Red Sox the only team in baseball to have achieved the feat twice in 2017.
Over the Monster Aug 10, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Nunez, Mookie Betts, David Price

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Nunez, Mookie Betts, David Price

Today’s links look at Eduardo Nuñez’ hot start to his Red Sox career, the need for Mookie Betts to get back going, and the Red Sox bullpen ahead of Craig Kimbrel. Eduardo Nuñez has been pretty okay since coming to the Red Sox. (Cam Ellis; BP Boston) The new guys have the lineup rolling, but if the Red Sox are going to play up to their full capabilities they need Mookie Betts to get rolling. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Boston has a pretty solid one-two punch to throw out ahead of Craig Kimbrel in Addison Reed and Matt Barnes. (Chad Jennings; Boston Herald) In injured pitcher news,...
Over the Monster Aug 9, 2017
Why has Craig Kimbrel been slightly less dominant lately?

Why has Craig Kimbrel been slightly less dominant lately?

We’re starving for topics over here, folks. Note: This post was written before Tuesday’s game. Thus, the numbers below do not reflect the three-strikeout performance against the Rays. The Red Sox bullpen has been phenomenal this season and is one of the big reasons they find themselves in first place despite inconsistent — to put it kindly — performance from the lineup all year. With a 2.94 ERA on the season, only the Dodgers have been better at preventing runs than Boston’s relief corps. When you add in the fact that Boston plays in the more difficult league in a more difficult...
Tampa Tribune Aug 8, 2017
Rays put up little fight against Red Sox ace Chris Sale (w/video)

Rays put up little fight against Red Sox ace Chris Sale (w/video)

ST. PETERSBURG - The Rays got what they wanted Tuesday from rookie starter Austin Pruitt, who held the Red Sox to one measly run over six innings. But the problem was that the Rays couldn't get anything besides a couple of singles off Sox ace Chris Sale and closer Craig Kimbrel, losing the
Fenway Nation Aug 6, 2017
Oh, To Be (Chris) Young Again, Red Sox Cruise To 6-3 Win

Oh, To Be (Chris) Young Again, Red Sox Cruise To 6-3 Win

(AP Photo)Chris Young was inserted into RF and the clean-up spot today as Mookie Betts took a well-deserved day off. Not to be outdone, Young clouted two HRs and collected five RBIs in Boston's 6-3 win over the hapless Pale Hose. Of course, Eduardo "The Babe" Nunez contributed his requisite HR as well. Doug Fister picked up his second win with Boston—going 6.1 innings and allowing three earned runs. The veteran walked none and struck out seven. Craig Kimbrel worked the 9th for his 27th save of 2017. In sweeping the four-game series, Boston maintained its three-game lead on The Bronx...
The Republican Aug 5, 2017
Boston Red Sox bullpen has ability to dominate in playoffs but should Craig Kimbrel's recent struggles be a concern?

Boston Red Sox bullpen has ability to dominate in playoffs but should Craig Kimbrel's recent struggles be a concern?

Addison Reed, Matt Barnes, Craig Kimbrel, Brandon Workman and Heath Hembree combined for 5 scoreless inning to lead the Red Sox to a 3-2 win in 11 innings.
The Republican Aug 2, 2017
Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox relievers sometimes turn into Julian Edelman, Patriots receivers before games (VIDEO)

Craig Kimbrel, Boston Red Sox relievers sometimes turn into Julian Edelman, Patriots receivers before games (VIDEO)

Boston Red Sox pitchers sometimes do their best Patriots impression before games by tossing the football around the outfield. They did it at Fenway on Tuesday.
The Republican Aug 2, 2017
Chis Sale, Craig Kimbrel normally picking up Boston Red Sox, needed to bailed out after bad games

Chis Sale, Craig Kimbrel normally picking up Boston Red Sox, needed to bailed out after bad games

Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel weren't sharp on Tuesday but the Red Sox bailed them out
Over the Monster Aug 1, 2017
Red Sox 12, Indians 10: The offense picks up the pitching for a change

Red Sox 12, Indians 10: The offense picks up the pitching for a change

That was wild. This was a strange game. We all came into Tuesday’s action expecting a relatively quick pitcher’s duel between Chris Sale and Carlos Carrasco. These are two of the very best pitchers in the American League, and both of these offenses have had a tendency to go into hiding at times in 2017. Instead, the two aces combined for 8 2⁄3 innings of work and the two lineups combined for 22 runs. It wasn’t just Sale and Carrasco, either. Andrew Miller, Craig Kimbrel, Cody Allen and Addison Reed all struggled to some degree. From the Red Sox perspective, Sale and Kimbrel were...

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