8:54 PM EDT, Sat June 25, 2016
Over the Monster 20 hours ago

Red Sox 8, Rangers 7: Salvation in the ninth

A Red Sox team that seemed in danger of spiraling out of control may have finally pulled up. When the Red Sox play these days, things tend to go badly. It's really just a question of whether what went wrong was what we expected, or something surprising. Today's problem was unexpected. Since implementing Dustin Pedroia's "fix," David Price has pitched like David Price, producing 58 innings of 2.47 ERA ball in eight starts. That's exactly what the Red Sox got him to do. It was a pretty convincing stretch. That stretch ended here. Price gave up a homer to Shin-Soo Choo right off the bat, and...
Fenway Nation Jun 23, 2016

Red Sox Blow Two Leads, Fall To Pale Hose, 8-6

(AP Photo)Again, a Red Sox starter pitched just bad enough to lose. Eduardo Rodriguez—under pressure to perform from Dave Dombrowski—went seven innings of three-run ball last night in another frustrating 8-6 loss. E-Rod seemed more in control, with good velocity on his fastball, but failed to hold a 4-2 lead. Koji Uehara later yielded another lead—giving up two HRs in a terrible outing. The offense came alive with 13 hits—including another three-hit/three RBI effort by Xander Bogaerts (now hitting .351). Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley, Jr. also had multiple-hit...
Full Count | WEEI Jun 23, 2016

Red Sox minor league notebook: Yoan Moncada likely will be exposed to new position, but not right now

1. As soon as Yoan Moncada was promoted to Double-A Portland, you knew the question was coming: When will the second baseman be exposed to a new position? Double-A is typically the level where positional players typically begin the shift to new positions and with Dustin Pedroia being under contact until 2021, Moncada likely will […]
Fenway Nation Jun 17, 2016

ESPN's Schoenfield: Muddy Chicken Could Be HOF Candidate

Muddy Chicken In Action Last NightESPN.com's David Schoenfield thinks Dustin Pedroia could be a Hall Of Fame candidate—if he stays health and performs in his mid-to late thirties. Schoenfield makes this assessment in an article that chronicles the amazing number of elite second basemen in the game today. In addition to The Laser Show, he lists the following second-sackers: Jose Altuve, Ian Kinsler, Robinson Cano, Ben Zobrist, and Daniel Murphy. Said Schoenfield of Pedey: "He still has that great hand-eye coordination and remains as quick as anybody turning the double play." Indeed.
Fenway Nation Jun 16, 2016

'Wright' Down The Middle: Sox Back In First, Win, 6-4

This is the performance that may implant the following thought in the minds of Red Sox fans: "Steven Wright is our ace." Wright (who now own the most wins on the team) went 7 1/3 solid innings last night in an eventual 6-4 win for Boston. The victory propelled The Carmine Hose back into a first-place tie with the Orioles.  Wright's cause was greatly aided by a monstrous three-run HR by Hanley Ramirez—which at the time opened up a 6-0 advantage. Five Red sox players had multiple hit games: David Ortiz, Xander Bogaerts, Dustin Pedroia, Mookie Betts and Ramirez. Again, offense is not the...
The Republican Jun 15, 2016
Dustin Pedroia: Boston Red Sox star, ex-college shortstop, makes diving play from SS position in shift (VIDEO)

Dustin Pedroia: Boston Red Sox star, ex-college shortstop, makes diving play from SS position in shift (VIDEO)

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia, who played shortstop at Arizona State University before converting to second base after the Sox drafted him in 2004, has still got it.
Fenway Nation Jun 11, 2016

Red Sox Get Healthy On Twinkie Pitching, Win, 8-1

(AP Photo)Good pitching and timely hitting—lots of timely hitting. Those are the key elements of baseball victory. On Friday night, the Red Sox had it all working in a decisive 8-1 win over Minnesota. Steven Wright had another quality start—going 7 1/3 innings and giving up just one earned run. The knuckleballer now owns the lowest ERA in the American League at 2.09. Xander Bogaerts had another ridiculous night—going 4-5 and slamming a three-run HR that put Boston ahead to stay. Dustin Pedroia continued his resurgent season getting three more hits and extending his hitting streak to...
Over the Monster Jun 10, 2016

Red Sox 8, Twins 1: Pedroia and Bogaerts pummel Twins as planned

The Red Sox came into this game expecting a win, and did not leave disappointed. Baseball is a game where even the best teams lose some 40% of their games. That win percentage is better against bad teams, but it's a sport where talent only proves out over longer sample sizes. This isn't football where 16 ames are enough to say who should go to the postseason, and if 16 games can't tell the tale, then certainly one can't either. That's why so often we'll see an ace face a Quadruple-A starter and come up short. Why the guy hitting .200 will bloop a single off an elite closer to tie the game...
The Republican Jun 10, 2016
Boston Red Sox first-rounder Jason Groome big fan of Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia 'because of his work ethic'

Boston Red Sox first-rounder Jason Groome big fan of Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia 'because of his work ethic'

Red Sox first-rounder Jason Groome grew up a big Red Sox fan in New Jersey.
Fenway Nation Jun 8, 2016

Morning Glory: Sox Take Extra-Inning Win In SF, 5-3

()It was close to 1:30 AM this morning (Boston time) when Xander Bogaerts looped a single to produce the go-ahead runs in a 5-3 Red Sox win at AT&T Park. Bogie had also singled in another run earlier in the game, and both times Red Sox fans in the crowd urged him on, "The fans were going pretty nuts there". With David Ortiz on the bench, Dustin Pedroia also contributed to the cause—extending his MLB-leading hitting streak to 14 games. Chris Young also had an RBI double.  Rick Porcello started out well, gave up a few runs, and settled back in a solid—albeit "no-decision"—outing. All in...
The Republican Jun 3, 2016
Jackie Bradley Jr. reinstated from paternity leave list, in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Blue Jays

Jackie Bradley Jr. reinstated from paternity leave list, in Boston Red Sox lineup vs. Blue Jays

Boston Red Sox's Jackie Bradley Jr. was named the AL's Player of the Month for May, becoming the first Sox player to earn the honor since Dustin Pedroia (July 2011).
Fenway Nation Jun 2, 2016

Jackie Bradley, Jr. Named May's AL Player Of The Month

(AP Photo)Red Sox center-fielder Jackie Bradley, Jr. was today named the American League Player Of The Month for May. It is the first time a Red Sox player has won the honor since Dustin Pedroia did in July of 2011. Bradley, of course, had the fourth-longest hitting streak in Red Sox history during the month—29 games. He also hit .381 during May, clouted eight HRs and knocked in 24 RBIs. The 26-year-old star is currently on paternity leave—as he and his wife are awaiting the birth of their first child. Congratulations on both fronts, JBJ!

Extras from Machado and Wieters - School of Roch

Five pitches into tonight's start, Kevin Gausman served up two home runs to put the Orioles in an early hole. Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia went back-to-back, both jumping on fastballs, to give Boston a 2-0 lead. This is the first time that the Red Sox opened a game with...
Fenway Nation May 30, 2016

Muddy Chicken To The Rescue: Sox Win 5-3 In 11

(AP Photo)It was starting to look like another nightmarish loss in The Great White North. Then, Dustin Pedroia doubled in an 11th-inning lead run in Boston's 5-3 victory over the Jays. David Price again pitched to his contract, going 6 1/3 innings and yielding just two earned runs. In the absence of David Ortiz, Boston got multiple hits from The Laser Show, Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts (who extended his hitting streak to 22). A ramshackle bullpen did well—giving up just one earned run in 4 2/3 innings. On to Baltimore!

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