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Boston Herald Apr 23, 2015
John Farrell aim: Get Justin Masterson up to speed

John Farrell aim: Get Justin Masterson up to speed

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Red Sox manager John Farrell wouldn’t mind if Justin Masterson started throwing 95-mph fastballs again.“It would be nice,” he said.The reality is that Masterson’s fastball has averaged about 88- 89 mph this season, occasionally touching 91 mph. Yet he’s still struck out 17 batters in 152⁄3 innings, the fourth-most strikeouts of any major leaguer with less than 16 innings this year.Is velocity overrated?
Over the Monster Apr 21, 2015

Daily Red Sox Links: Justin Masterson, Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez

Today's links look at early judgements on the rotation, Ryan Hanigan's performance, and the team's success in series. Bryan Grosnick looks at the ever-changing career of Justin Masterson. (Bryan Grosnick; BP Boston) Luckily for him and the Red Sox, Masterson looked good in yesterday's rain-shortened game. (Ryan Hannable; WEEI.com) Overall, the rotation has been up and down. Either way, it's too early to make any big judgements on the unit. (Kevin McNamara; Providence Journal) According to his manager, Mookie Betts is starting to swing the bat like he did in spring training....
Boston Herald Apr 21, 2015
Red Sox slide by behind Justin Masterson

Red Sox slide by behind Justin Masterson

Nobody needed to check the radar-gun readings at Fenway Park yesterday morning.Justin Masterson’s fastball velocity was still in the high-80s, occasionally touching 91 mph and far from the 94 he had in his All-Star season in 2013, but that wasn’t the pitch that mattered on this particular Patriots Day. The Red Sox starter’s slider looked like it was being directed by a remote control, starting way outside the plate to left-handed hitters, bending back in and sneaking into the strike zone on the back corner.
Boston Herald Apr 21, 2015
Borges: In need, confident Masterson delivers

Borges: In need, confident Masterson delivers

Justin Masterson may not have pitched exactly like an ace on a rain-soaked day at Fenway Park, but then again at least he wasn’t a joker.In fact, Masterson was no joke, which was a considerable step up from the way it’s been going lately for the Red Sox’ suspect starting pitching.
Fenway Nation Apr 20, 2015

Sox Do Reverse Smith Barney, Beat O's 7-1

(AP Photo)They didn't earn it—five runs, that is. The Red Sox scored five un-earned runs and enjoyed a good start by Justin Masterson to win a rain-shortened Patriot's Day tilt, 7-1. Masterson allowed just a single run on three hits over five innings. He had six strikeouts. The offensive stars today were Dustin Pedroia (2 hits and an RBIZ) and Allen Craig (a hit and an RBI after replacing the ill Hanley Ramirez). Mookie Betts singled in the first, stole second and took third on Ryan Lavarnway's error. He later scored. Also, Andover High's Ryan Hanigan scored a key run scampering around all...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 20, 2015

Justin Masterson takes first step in turning Red Sox’ starting rotation around

Although it was just one start, Justin Masterson did his part in turning around the Red Sox‘ starting rotation’s poor start to the year. Going into Monday’s annual Patriots Day game, the Red Sox had a 6.29 starters ERA, the worst in baseball. Masterson entered with an ERA of 7.59, but turned in his best […]
The Republican Apr 20, 2015

Boston Red Sox starter Justin Masterson's evolution as a pitcher began in 2013 before velocity dip

Justin Masterson started to realize he needed to throw his slider more during 2013. The problem last year was he couldn't throw it for strikes.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 20, 2015

Monday’s Red Sox-Orioles matchups: Justin Masterson vs. Wei-Yin Chen

Following Sunday’s loss to the Orioles, the Red Sox have surrendered sole possession of first place and now are tied with Baltimore for the top spot. Boston has a chance to end its two-game mini-skid in a Marathon Monday series finale when Justin Masterson takes the mound for the Sox and Wei-Yin Chen gets the […]
Fenway Nation Apr 15, 2015

Red Sox 'Wade' Into Big Trouble; Lose, 10-5

(AP Photo)Get ready for the Wade Miley/Miley Cyrus jokes. The quick-working—or maybe quick-"twerking" (hat-tip to @redsoxmonster)—Red Sox lefty went a "robust" 2 1/3 innings today—yielding seven earned runs on five hits and three walks. Not surprisingly, Boston lost the rubber game to "the franchise formerly known as the Expos", 10-5. After falling behind 2-0 early, The Carmine Hose made another comeback against the pathetic Nats defense to tie the game at two apiece. But it was to no avail as Miley had nothing—not unlike Justin Masterson last night. Dustin Pedroia got two more hits...
Fenway Nation Apr 14, 2015

Pesky Sox Bail Out Masterson; Beat Nats, 8-7

Count this one as a 'gimmee'. The Red Sox had no business pulling out a win tonight, but—thanks to a hapless Nationals "defense"—they eeked out a comeback 8-7 win at Fenway. In the seventh-inning comeback, Washington made three errors and their pitchers hit two batters—allowing Boston to score three runs without the benefit of a hit. Justin Masterson, ahead by a 5-1 score until the fifth, imploded and coughed up six runs. The offensive star were Dustin Pedroia—(going 3-4 including his third home-run), and Brock Holt (2-4 with the go-ahead RBI). On the injury front, it looks as if the...
Full Count | WEEI Apr 14, 2015

Justin Masterson on return to Fenway as member of Red Sox: ‘I was hoping it would be a little bit better’

It had been almost six years since Justin Masterson pitched at Fenway Park in a Red Sox uniform. After that long period of time he was hoping for a performance a little better than what he gave, but in the end it didn’t matter as the Red Sox came away with an 8-7 comeback win […]
Over the Monster Apr 14, 2015

Red Sox 8, Nationals 7: Red Sox rally as Nationals melt down last

The Red Sox jumped on Stephen Strasburg early, and while Justin Masterson undid their good work at the plate, the Washington defense proved capable of getting them back on top by the end of the night. The Red Sox saw a comfortable lead turn into a two-run deficit in the blink of an eye, but ended up laughing last as the Nationals defense crumbled in the seventh to give Boston the 8-7 win. Justin Masterson had himself quite the Jekyll-and-Hyde performance. Or, rather, a Hyde-Jekyll-Hyde performance. Boston's starting pitcher may as well have showed up to the park 20 pitches late. Masterson...
Washington Post Apr 14, 2015

Nats Journal: Nationals vs. Red Sox discussion thread: Game 8

The Nationals are back at it with a strange 6:05 p.m. start at Fenway Park. Stephen Strasburg will oppose fellow San Diego State product Justin Masterson, his first start since a less-than-stellar season debut against the Mets last Thursday.Read full article >>
Full Count | WEEI Apr 14, 2015

Tuesday’s Red Sox-Nationals matchups: Justin Masterson vs. Stephen Strasburg

Justin Masterson will make his second start of the season on Tuesday against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals at Fenway Park. In his first outing, Masterson beat the Phillies and gave Boston its third quality start in a row to start 2015. The 30-year-old threw 95 pitches in six innings and only gave up three […]
The Republican Apr 10, 2015

Healthy Justin Masterson could be key for Red Sox after strong debut

PHILADELPHIA - The Red Sox signed Justin Masterson this offseason to a one-year deal with the hope that he could return to 2013 All-Star form. The 30-year-old righthander did his best to show them he's on that path. In his...

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