5:04 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019
Over the Monster 23 hours ago
Red Sox at Astros lineup: Southpaws down south

Red Sox at Astros lineup: Southpaws down south

It’s Sale/Miley 2 down in Texas tonight. The Red Sox and Astros face each other again down in Texas when Chris Sale and Wade Miley do battle tonight at 8:10 p.m. in H-Town. Good news: J.D. Martinez is back! Better news: It’s my five-year anniversary, which means things are hectic around her, but you know the deal: the Sox are the good team, the Astros the bad one.
NESN.com 23 hours ago

Red Sox Vs. Astros Lineups: J.D. Martinez Returns For Series Opener

The Boston Red Sox will be getting some reinforcements heading into their three-game weekend set with the Houston Astros. J.D.... Read More »
Over the Monster May 23, 2019
Red Sox at Blue Jays Lineups: Let’s get weird

Red Sox at Blue Jays Lineups: Let’s get weird

Afternoon baseball after an extra inning night game. After playing thirteen innings on Wednesday day and nearly going until midnight, the Red Sox and Blue Jays have to turn right around and play again at 12:37 for a getaway day on Thursday. Because of the quick turnaround, we knew things were bound to get a little weird. The Boston lineup is no disappointment. J.D. Martinez remains out as he continues to battle sickness or a sore back or whatever they’re calling it now. For today, Mookie Betts will be the DH with Andrew Benintendi in center, Jackie Bradley Jr. in right and Steve Pearce in...
Over the Monster May 22, 2019
Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: It is Wednesday, my dudes

Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: It is Wednesday, my dudes

There will be baseball, accordingly. The Red Sox (25-23) look to get back on the horse after the Blue Jays (20-28) pounded them back to the stone age last night. Rick Porcello vs. Aaron Sanchez is a matchup of guys who can both be brilliant or frustrating, and let’s hope the former is the former and the latter the latter. J.D. Martinez is still out of the lineup, Christian Vázquez is at DH and Sandy León is doing his Ricky-catchin’ thing. The Blue Jays... who cares? Too busy to elaborate. Go Sox.
NESN.com May 22, 2019

Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: Sandy Leon Catching, Christian Vazquez At DH

It appears J.D. Martinez still is sick, so the Boston Red Sox are getting creative at designated hitter. The Sox... Read More »
NESN.com May 21, 2019

Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineups: J.D. Martinez Sits For Second Straight Game

So, what’s up with J.D. Martinez? The slugger sat out Monday’s series opener between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto... Read More »
Over the Monster May 19, 2019
Red Sox vs. Astros lineup: Sale vs. the sweep

Red Sox vs. Astros lineup: Sale vs. the sweep

The Red Sox would fall back to .500 with a loss this afternoon versus the Astros. The Red Sox (23-22) are in danger of falling to back to .500 against old friend Wade Miley and the mighty Astros (31-15) this afternoon at 1:05 p.m. at Fenway Park. The good news? Chris Sale is on the mound. The fun news? Andrew Benintendi gets the day off against the lefty, leaving Michael Chavis in the leadoff spot (!!). Hot-hitting Christian Vázquez moves up to fifth in the order and J.D. Martinez gets the outfield start, leaving Eduardo Núñez in the DH spot and batting eighth. The bad news? The...
Over the Monster May 19, 2019
Sunday News and Notes: Chandler Shepherd, Marco Hernandez, J.D. Martinez

Sunday News and Notes: Chandler Shepherd, Marco Hernandez, J.D. Martinez

Chandler Shepherd claimed by Cubs Before the start of this weekend’s series against the Astros, Sandy León was placed on the paternity leave list to be with his growing family as they welcome a new child into the world. Since they didn’t have a third catcher on the 40-man roster, they had to make room for Óscar Hernández. They did so by designating Chandler Shepherd for assignment. He will not be back with the organization, as the righty was claimed by Theo Epstein and the Cubs. Shepherd was a 13th round pick back in 2014 by the Red Sox who steadily made his way through the system...
Over the Monster May 17, 2019
Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Matt Barnes, Steve Pearce

Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Matt Barnes, Steve Pearce

Remember when Happy Gilmore learned how to putt? That’s like when J.D. Martinez starts to heat up for the Red Sox. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) With what we’re seeing from Martinez now, we’re being reminded of how important he is to this team. John Tomase argues it’s time to address his future here. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston) Matt Barnes hasn’t been perfect this year and will give up runs here and there, but even when that happens Alex Cora is still using his best reliever the right way. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$) Marcus Walden has emerged as the team’s...
NESN.com May 16, 2019

Alex Cora Commends J.D. Martinez For What He Does On ‘Nightly Basis’

J.D. Martinez certainly has come alive at the plate. The Boston Red Sox slugger has been on fire lately, and... Read More »
Over the Monster May 15, 2019
Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Mitch Moreland, J.D. Martinez

Daily Red Sox Links: Jackie Bradley Jr., Mitch Moreland, J.D. Martinez

In today’s links, Jackie Bradley Jr. is part of a fielding revolution, Mitch Moreland makes the most of his hits and J.D. Martinez explains part of his approach. Jackie Bradley Jr. has robbed a few home runs in his day and he’s not alone. (Ben Lindbergh; The Ringer) Mitch Moreland had 12 home runs in 135 plate appearances entering Tuesday and is providing more value than you might realize. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) It doesn’t matter when he comes to the plate, J.D. Martinez is looking to do damage. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) Even before his start on Tuesday, Chris Sale was lighting up...
NESN.com May 12, 2019

J.D. Martinez Perfectly Sums Up Watching Michael Chavis Take Batting Practice

The Boston Red Sox have had the offense churning of late. Boston steamrolled the Seattle Mariners 11-2 on Sunday afternoon,... Read More »
Over the Monster May 9, 2019
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Michael Chavis, J.D. Martinez

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Michael Chavis, J.D. Martinez

In today’s links, Chris Sale makes adjustments, Michael Chavis could play a new position and J.D. Martinez seeks advice. Chris Sale is back to his ace-like form and the signs that he would get there were present before he tossed an absolute gem on Wednesday night. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Alex Cora is aware that Michael Chavis needs to be in the lineup by any means necessary. (Ryan Hannable; WEEI) Even though he is an All Star, J.D. Martinez can still learn from his father. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) The Red Sox may have some inconsistencies in the bullpen, but Matt Barnes has been...
NESN.com May 8, 2019

How J.D. Martinez’s Father Helped Him Overcome Power Struggles At Plate

J.D. Martinez certainly is known for his power at the plate. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter clubbed 43 home... Read More »
NESN.com May 8, 2019

Here’s What J.D. Martinez Said About His 200th Career Home Run

J.D. Martinez is too busy looking ahead to dwell on his latest career milestone. The Boston Red Sox designated hitter... Read More »

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