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The Republican Oct 16, 2018
Matt Barnes with substance on arm? Boston Red Sox's Alex Cora says, 'Seems like those videos always come out in October'

Matt Barnes with substance on arm? Boston Red Sox's Alex Cora says, 'Seems like those videos always come out in October'

A video appeared on social media Monday of Boston Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes touching a shiny spot on his arm between pitches during Game 2 of the ALCS.
Over the Monster Oct 16, 2018
Eduardo Rodriguez will be needed in Houston

Eduardo Rodriguez will be needed in Houston

For better or for worse, we’re going to see him during this stretch As we discussed on Monday, the Red Sox bullpen has been just about the exact opposite of what we expected. Craig Kimbrel has been a (near) disaster every time he’s come to the mound, but the bridge to him has been fantastic. The pecking order became clear pretty quickly, not including the nominal starter who’s come in on his throw day to pitch out of the bullpen. Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier and Joe Kelly are the trusted arms, and Alex Cora will try to lean on them to get to his closer. Heath Hembree has been solid, too,...
Over the Monster Oct 16, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, David Price, Chris Sale

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, David Price, Chris Sale

In today’s links, Mookie Betts arrived on Sunday, David Price took some minor steps forward and Chris Sale is back with the team. Plus Jackie Bradley Jr.’s bat and Matt Barnes’ curveball. Mookie Betts should win the AL MVP award, especially because of games like he had on Sunday. (Jack McCluskey; The Ringer) David Price didn’t dominate in Game Two of the ALCS, but he did just enough, if you’re feeling generous, to put the Red Sox in a position to win. (Steve Buckley; The Athletic) ($$) Price walked four batters on Sunday and that just continued a troubling trend of free passes...
The Republican Oct 16, 2018
Matt Barnes left off Boston Red Sox 2017 postseason roster, dominating this October; 'I'm not trying to prove anybody wrong'

Matt Barnes left off Boston Red Sox 2017 postseason roster, dominating this October; 'I'm not trying to prove anybody wrong'

Red Sox's Matt Barnes hasn't given up any runs this postseason. He has pitched 4.2 scoreless and hitless innings. He has allowed three walks and has struck out three.
www.bostonherald.com Oct 14, 2018
Red Sox bullpen saves the day

Red Sox bullpen saves the day

Subtitle: Much maligned group shuts the door when it needs to — againIn the end, David Price’s performance hardly mattered.It was the Red Sox bullpen that saved the night.Matt Barnes, Ryan Brasier, Rick Porcello and Craig Kimbrel worked 4-⅓ innings of one-run ball as the Sox captured a crucial 7-5 win over the Houston Astros in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series last night.The series is now tied, 1-1, and moves to Houston for three games at Minute Maid Park starting on Tuesday.“The only time you notice a bullpen is when we they blow it, right?” Astros manager A.J....
Over the Monster Oct 13, 2018
ALCS Game One Overflow Thread: Red Sox vs. Astros

ALCS Game One Overflow Thread: Red Sox vs. Astros

The Red Sox just fell back behind right after tying it back up. Trailing 3-2, Houston still has runners on the corners with two outs, and Matt Barnes is coming in. Let’s get back in this. Go Sox!
The Republican Oct 12, 2018

Boston Red Sox bullpen 'hasn't gotten the respect they've earned,' Steven Wright says; Is 'pen better than we think?

Matt Barnes stranded 13-of-14 inherited runners (93 percent) during the regular season. Red Sox's Alex Cora should turn to him with runners on base during vs. the Astros.
Over the Monster Oct 9, 2018
Red Sox 4, Yankees 3: ALCS, here we come

Red Sox 4, Yankees 3: ALCS, here we come

Rick Porcello and the bullpen shine in a series-clinching win. That, my friends, is how you win a playoff series. For the first time since 2013 the Red Sox are moving beyond the American League Division Series, and they’ll be taking on the defending world champion Houston Astros in the ALCS starting Saturday night. To get there, the Red Sox got more great pitching. Mostly, it was from Rick Porcello who made easy work of New York’s lineup in all but one of his five innings. The bullpen, much-maligned over the last couple months, was no slouch either. Well, mostly Matt Barnes, Ryan...
Over the Monster Oct 6, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, Matt Barnes

Daily Red Sox Links: Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, Matt Barnes

It’s been 14 years since the last Red Sox-Yankees playoff game. Well, last night was a reminder for you of what it’s like. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe) Despite the win, it goes without saying that the bullpen needs to be better. (Michael Silverman; Boston Herald) The good news was that Matt Barnes mostly looked good in his inning of work. If that continues, he can be an important force in the ‘pen. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports Boston) The surprise impact arm was Rick Porcello in the eighth. He couldn’t wait for that chance. (Christopher Smith; Masslive) While the bullpen was bad, the...
Over the Monster Sep 25, 2018
Matt Barnes holds the key to the bullpen

Matt Barnes holds the key to the bullpen

He can determine just how good this unit can be. The Red Sox, on Monday, settled up pretty much all of their possible regular season goals. With their victory over Baltimore, they ensured that any postseason series in which they play will go through Fenway, and they also ensured they will be the winningest regular season Red Sox team ever. Despite all of the accolades that this team has earned all year long, there is still concern around them heading into the postseason because of course there is. That’s the nature of the postseason in this game, and even a perfect team will be surrounded...
NESN.com Sep 23, 2018

Matt Barnes Confident In Red Sox Bullpen, Himself Ahead Of Postseason

The Boston Red Sox bullpen certainly has been a topic of discussion as of late. After Drew Pomeranz gave up... Read More »
Over the Monster Sep 23, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel

Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Mookie Betts, Craig Kimbrel

According to a report, the Red Sox have flipped their plans with the rotation and now Nathan Eovaldi is the frontrunner to start in the postseason. (NBC Boston) Despite their performance this month, Matt Barnes says the relievers are still confident in themselves as a unit. (Christopher Smith; Masslive) Some good news for the bullpen: Craig Kimbrel is starting to dominate again. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) Joining Craig Kimbrel in the stepping-up-at-the-right-time-club: Steven Wright. (Bill Koch; Providence Journal) The Red Sox are embarking on a week-plus of meaningless baseball, but there are a...
The Republican Sep 22, 2018
Matt Barnes 'very' confident in Boston Red Sox bullpen; 'I don't think anybody in this room has a doubt'

Matt Barnes 'very' confident in Boston Red Sox bullpen; 'I don't think anybody in this room has a doubt'

The Red Sox bullpen has 4.50 ERA in September. Boston has blown 12 blown saves during the second half, tied with the Marlins for the most in the majors.

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