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Fenway Nation Oct 16, 2017
Chris Sale Named FenwayNation's 2017 Player O' Year

Chris Sale Named FenwayNation's 2017 Player O' Year

Clearly, 2017 was a disappointing season for the Red Sox and their fans. While the team shored up its starting pitching, the power vacuum left by the departure of David Ortiz was just too much to overcome. Nevertheless, winning the American League East was significant—and many players contributed to that achievement. Mookie Betts suffered a drop in average, but still posted an .803 OPS—along with 24 HRs and 102 RBIs. Andrew Benintendi delivered a solid rookie campaign—hitting .271, with 20 HRs and 90 RBIs. And, Dustin Pedroia battled through injuries to lead team regulars in hitting at...
Over the Monster Oct 16, 2017
2017 Red Sox Review: Mookie Betts

2017 Red Sox Review: Mookie Betts

A look back at the star outfielder’s 2017 Welcome to the Red Sox Review series. It’s a fairly standard feature in which we will review the year that was for every player who made a decently large impact on the Red Sox this year. How do I come up with that definition? Completely arbitrarily, of course! The list of players I’m using can be seen here, and if I am missing anyone please let me know in the comments. Anyway, for the players who are included we will look at the positives of their 2017, the negatives, review their One Big Question from the preseason and look ahead to what’s...
Fenway Nation Oct 8, 2017
Red Sox Stay Alive With Offensive Outburst, Win 10-3

Red Sox Stay Alive With Offensive Outburst, Win 10-3

Down 3-0 early, it was looking like a repeat of 2016's quick post-season exit. After Doug Fister exited in the second inning, Mookie Betts robbed ex-Sox Josh Reddick of a three-run blast—keeping the deficit at three. Then, after the Red Sox scratched out two runs to get close, Rafael 'Baby Ruth' Devers delivered a two-run HR to CF to give Boston the lead to stay. Then, David Price and the offense took over. Price—who may have forever changed his post-season narrative—tossed four scoreless innings. Boston kept the pressure on with a 6-run seventh—including a three-run HR by Jackie...
Fenway Nation Oct 4, 2017
POLL: Nearly Six In Ten Want Chris Sale As Player Of Year

POLL: Nearly Six In Ten Want Chris Sale As Player Of Year

Early voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that almost six readers in ten (59%) think Sox ace Chris Sale should be named the 2017 FenwayNation Player Of The Year. As the chart shows, Mookie Betts comes in second (16%), followed closely by Craig Kimbrel (14). Andrew Benintendi finishes fourth with 7% of the vote and Drew Pomeranz follows with 5%. You can still vote in the poll HERE.
Over the Monster Oct 3, 2017
Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia among top 20 selling MLB jerseys

Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia among top 20 selling MLB jerseys

The veteran and the young star represent the Red Sox in the jersey sales rankings The end of the baseball season means many things: playoffs, fall weather, and sales figures. Not just for tickets but also for jerseys. You know, the item that brings fans and players together in the clothing they wear at the ballpark. Jersey sales can lets us know how famous a player is, how amazing their play, and how much appeal they have to fans of their own team and baseball in general. Aaron Judge, just as he did on the home run leaderboard, topped the list above of young Chicago Cubs stars Kris Bryant...
Fenway Nation Oct 3, 2017
Mookie Betts Is FN's September/October Player O' Month

Mookie Betts Is FN's September/October Player O' Month

The editors of FenwayNation have named Red Sox RF Mookie Betts as their September/October Player Of The Month. Betts hit .281 in 24 September/October games—with an OPS of .944. The slick-fielding outfielder clubbed 6 HRs and knocked in 24 RBIs. He also had an on-base percentage of .361 and slugged an impressive .583. Congratulations, Mookie—our FenwayNation September/October Player of The Month! (Boston Red Sox Team Photo—Michael Ivins)
Fenway Nation Sep 30, 2017
Red Sox Nab Second Straight AL East Crown, Win, 6-3

Red Sox Nab Second Straight AL East Crown, Win, 6-3

It took 161 games, but your 2017 Carmine Hose pulled it off. For the first time in franchise history, the Red Sox are American League East Champions for the second consecutive season. Boston made sure that nothing The Bronx Embalmers did today mattered. Hanley Ramirez got the scoring started in the fourth inning on a ground single just past Jose Altuve. A second run came in the same inning on a double by rookie 3B Rafael Devers. In the fifth, Andrew Benintendi deliver a third run and then Mitch Moreland plated two more with a double. Capping off the scoring was a Mookie Betts solo HR (his...
Over the Monster Sep 28, 2017
Red Sox vs. Astros lineup: Is tonight the night? Either way, Mookie’s back

Red Sox vs. Astros lineup: Is tonight the night? Either way, Mookie’s back

The Sox will send E-Rod to the hill as they look to wrap up the AL East. The magic number is two, which means the Red Sox could wrap up the AL East any day now with a little help from the Yankees. The Astros come to town fighting for the No. 1 seed in the AL playoffs, which means they won’t just roll over and let the Sox win, which is too bad for us, as Red Sox fans. Brad Peacock gets the start for Houston, while Eduardo Rodriguez will go for Boston. Mookie Betts is back after his wrist injury scare. Here are the full lineups:
Over the Monster Sep 28, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez, Jackie Bradley

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez, Jackie Bradley

Today’s links look at the Red Sox playoff rotation, the benefits of the tight division race, and an old friend’s son signing to play pro ball. As the Red Sox try to figure out the rest of their rotation, Evan Drellich argues that whoever doesn’t make the top four should still be on the playoff roster and could be the most important piece. (Evan Drellich; Masslive) Boston got more good news after their win on Wednesday as Mookie Betts says he’s ready to come back. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) Hanley Ramirez is starting to heat up a bit. Can he salvage his season in the playoffs? (Alex...
Over the Monster Sep 27, 2017
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: R-E-L-A-X (Pedey’s back)

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: R-E-L-A-X (Pedey’s back)

The Red Sox have lost two games in a row. They lead the Yankees by three. The sky is not falling. The Red Sox are already in the playoffs. Per Baseball Prospectus, they have a 95 percent chance of winning the division. Yes, Mookie Betts is hurt, but the Sox have bounced back from these (Extremely short! They’ve lost two in a row!) dry spells all year, much of those times during the long, fat middle of the season during which Mookie couldn’t hit a lick — provided said lick wasn’t 200 feet above the infield, that is. The Yankees are playing well and, since Monday, the Red Sox are...
Over the Monster Sep 26, 2017
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Chris Sale pitches for the single-season K record and maybe the Cy Young

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Chris Sale pitches for the single-season K record and maybe the Cy Young

The team record, that is, in pitching strikeouts. Not hitting. The lead is four. The magic number is three. Chris Sale has some business to which to attend, and he’ll do it without Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia. He needs to top 13 Ks for the mark. Here are the full lineups:
Fenway Nation Sep 26, 2017
Injured Mookie Betts Not In Tonight's Sox Lineup

Injured Mookie Betts Not In Tonight's Sox Lineup

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts SS, Chris Young RF, Andrew Benintendi LF, Hanley Ramirez DH, Sam Travis 1B, Rafael Devers 3B, Deven Marrero 2B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley, Jr. CF. On the mound tonight is LHP Chris Sale—who try to reduce the Magic Number to clinch the AL East down to at least two.
Fenway Nation Sep 26, 2017
'Drew Two' Flops, Injured Red Sox Limp To 6-4 Loss

'Drew Two' Flops, Injured Red Sox Limp To 6-4 Loss

()Which is the more disturbing outcome of last night's 6-4 loss to the Blue Jays: a crappy, two-inning start by Drew Pomeranz; the game-removing injuries of Mookie Betts and Eduardo Nunez; the Magic Number being stuck at three with six games left? Take your pick, they all stink! Pomeranz clearly had nothing from the start—blowing a 2-1 lead in his second and final inning. The balky knee of Nunez and Mookie's injured left wrist make them both highly questionable for the balance of the regular season. An Empire win over KC dropped the division lead to four games. The only bright lights in...
Over the Monster Sep 26, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Eduardo Nunez, Drew Pomeranz

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Eduardo Nunez, Drew Pomeranz

Monday was not a great night for the Red Sox. Mookie Betts and Rajai Davis both shared their views on the protests in the NFL and if it will spread into Major League Baseball. (Jen McCaffrey; MassLive) Speaking of Betts, he has become a phenomenally sound base runner. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) However, Betts hurt his left wrist on Monday and needs to have it looked at today. (Evan Drellich; CSNNE) Eduardo Nunez finally came back to the lineup yesterday but he also suffered an injury. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) To top it all off, Drew Pomeranz was not good in Monday’s start....
Over the Monster Sep 25, 2017
Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 6: Drew Pomeranz struggles and the Red Sox couldn’t recover

Red Sox 4, Blue Jays 6: Drew Pomeranz struggles and the Red Sox couldn’t recover

The win streak stops at six. This was not a good game as the Red Sox continue to try and lock up the division. They got a poor and worrisome performance from Drew Pomeranz as he looked as bad as he has in at least three months. Meanwhile, the offense wasn’t anything to write home about and the Red Sox lost both Eduardo Nuñez and Mookie Betts to injury. The former re-aggravated his knee and this non-doctor’s eyes didn’t think it looked good. The latter, meanwhile, had his wrist bothering him and this non-doctor feels as if that one probably isn’t as bad, though it wouldn’t be...

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