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www.bostonherald.com Aug 8, 2018
After Kimbrel slips up, Moreland trips up Jays

After Kimbrel slips up, Moreland trips up Jays

TORONTO — There’s no such thing as a self-inflicted wound in the Red Sox’ charmed life that a three-run home run can’t cure.After Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel wasted the impact of J.D. Martinez’ go-ahead three-run shot in the eighth inning last night by allowing the Blue Jays to tie the game with a Justin Smoak solo home run (off Kimbrel), Mitch Moreland made his three-run 10th-inning blast count as the Red Sox came away with a 10-7 win at Rogers Centre.After Moreland’s strike, a two-run homer by Jackie Bradley Jr. gave the bullpen enough cushion to survive, although Tyler...
Over the Monster Aug 7, 2018
Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 7: Don’t ever count this team out

Red Sox 10, Blue Jays 7: Don’t ever count this team out

Another late-game win. This team is something special. We already knew this and didn’t really need more evidence, but we also won’t complain about getting it. The Red Sox twice looked like they could lose this game. Early on, it was because Marcus Stroman was as good as I’ve ever seen him, and the Red Sox offense had no answer. Drew Pomeranz did keep the score close despite not looking very good at all, but that proved to be important. J.D. Martinez gave the Red Sox a late lead with a big home run. Unfortunately, Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel allowed a run each to push the game to...
www.bostonherald.com Aug 7, 2018
Red Sox bats break out late, beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

Red Sox bats break out late, beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO – Theres no such thing as a self-inflicted wound in the Red Sox charmed life that a three-run home run cant cure.After Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel wasted the impact of J.D. Martinez go-ahead three-run shot in the eighth inning, allowing the Blue Jays to tie the game with a Justin Smoak solo home run off Kimbrel in the ninth, Mitch Moreland made his three-run blast count.A two-run home run by Jackie Bradley Jr. gave the Red Sox more cushion that the Red Sox bullpen could not lay ruin to. The eventual 10-6 victory was the fifth in a row for the Red Sox, their ninth in their last 10...
Over the Monster Jul 30, 2018
Red Sox 2, Phillies 1: Blake Swihart walks it off

Red Sox 2, Phillies 1: Blake Swihart walks it off

Otherwise, it was all pitching. What a game. Pitching dominated this one for the vast majority of it. Aaron Nola was phenomenal for the Phillies, putting up one of the most impressive performances the Red Sox have seen all year. Fortunately, David Price worked around some early trouble to keep his team right in it throughout with a commanding performance, and then the bullpen went to work. Alex Cora avoided using Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel in this game (much to my dumb chagrin), but it worked out fine. Tyler Thornburg, Ryan Brasier, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly and Hector Velazquez combined...
NESN.com Jul 30, 2018

Matt Barnes Shares Lofty Opinion Of Red Sox’s Bullpen As Trade Rumors Swirl

Often overlooked in Major League Baseball’s never-ending rumor mill is what the players themselves think of the scuttlebutt. Take the... Read More »
NESN.com Jul 29, 2018

Alex Cora Comfortable With Red Sox’s Options To Pitch Seventh Inning

The Boston Red Sox are at a slight impasse with their late-inning relief situation. Matt Barnes effectively has become the... Read More »
NESN.com Jul 26, 2018

Brian Johnson, Matt Barnes Discuss Outings In Red Sox’s Loss To Twins

It was a tough loss for the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. Brian Johnson pitched 5 2/3 innings of... Read More »
Over the Monster Jul 24, 2018
Stop worrying about the Red Sox bullpen

Stop worrying about the Red Sox bullpen

Coming out against brainworms The Red Sox won the first game after the All-Star break 1-0 against the Tigers behind a wonderful performance by David Price and great relief pitching from Heath Hembree, Matt Barnes and Craig Kimbrel, upping their league-best record to 69-30. Dan Shaughnessy, predictably, was pissed off: New from @Dan_Shaughnessy: Baseball’s analytics guys are inventing new ways to suck the life out of the game. And last night's Red Sox game was the latest example. https://t.co/qvYwVrpKmw— Boston Globe Sports (@BGlobeSports) July 21, 2018 It’s not surprising that...
The Republican Jul 24, 2018
Matt Barnes dominating for Boston Red Sox but who's paying attention? 'I think my stuff is better this year'

Matt Barnes dominating for Boston Red Sox but who's paying attention? 'I think my stuff is better this year'

Red Sox's Matt Barnes has a 2.30 ERA, 2.04 FIP, 1.09 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 43 innings (42 outings). He ranks 18th in ERA among relievers with 40 or more innings.
NESN.com Jul 23, 2018

Matt Barnes Reveals Craig Kimbrel’s Wild Postgame Routine With Red Sox

Some Major League Baseball players like to wind down after games. Not Craig Kimbrel. The Red Sox closer has been... Read More »
Over the Monster Jul 18, 2018
Matt Barnes can be a future closer

Matt Barnes can be a future closer

He doesn’t have that perception, but he has the talent. It goes without saying that the Red Sox should be dedicating the majority of their focus on 2018. They have the best record in baseball, a wildly talented roster and a real chance of doing something very special this season. Obviously there is a long road ahead of them if they are going to accomplish what they hope to accomplish, but the opportunity is there and it deserves the team’s focus. The front office should be making moves with 2018 in mind, even if they have to mortgage the future a bit. Of course, there is still some...

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