2:50 AM EDT, Thu May 25, 2017
Over the Monster 4 hours ago
Red Sox 9, Rangers 4: Red Sox lineup comes through with late rally

Red Sox 9, Rangers 4: Red Sox lineup comes through with late rally

Things are starting to trend in the right direction. In yesterday’s recap, I talked about how the Red Sox consistently found ways to pick up Rick Porcello after he had a rough inning. Tuesday’s game went back and forth and the Red Sox never really felt like they were out of it because they kept tying things back up before exploding late in the game. It took a little longer to come through on Wednesday, but eventually they exploded once again and it led to a big victory to keep the team’s momentum up the standings going. For the most part, the offense was quiet against Rangers starter...
Fenway Nation 17 hours ago
Bogie And The Chicken Propel Red Sox Over Texas, 11-6

Bogie And The Chicken Propel Red Sox Over Texas, 11-6

(AP Photo)Xander Bogaerts had three hits and three RBIs, while Dustin Pedroia nailed a key two-run double in Boston's 11-6 win over the Rangers. The Red Sox broke open a tight game with three runs in the fifth and four in the sixth to take command for Rick Porcello (who was just "OK") in his third win. Mitch Moreland also had two hits and two RBIs in the satisfying win. The Boston bullpen worked 2.1 innings—giving up one run on two hits (one of which was Joey Gallo's 14th HR). Both The Evil Ones and the Yankees (see what we did there?) lost, so The Carmine Hose (despite a lousy start to the...
Washington Times May 23, 2017

Bogaerts scores twice on wild pitches, Red Sox thump Rangers

BOSTON (AP) - Xander Bogaerts had three RBIs and twice scored on wild pitches, Dustin Pedroia had a two-run double during a four-run sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers 11-6 on Tuesday night. Rick Porcello (3-5) won for just the second time at home despite ...
Over the Monster May 23, 2017
Red Sox vs. Rangers lineup: Can Boston crash the Andrew Cashner party?

Red Sox vs. Rangers lineup: Can Boston crash the Andrew Cashner party?

What does the orb say? The up-and-down Red Sox (22-21) welcome the red-hot Texas Rangers (24-21) tonight at Fenway Park for the first game of a three-game series and six-game homestand (7:05 p.m., NESN). Texas just came off a 10-game winning streak, and they’re always pesky against Boston. Reigning Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (4.23 ERA), suffering through a “slightly disappointing year,” per Over the Monster site manager Matt Collins’s series preview, will look to get back on track against Rangers righty Andrew Cashner (2.45 ERA). While Cashner’s ERA looks good, the...
The Republican May 23, 2017
Rick Porcello takes the mound vs. Texas Rangers, Red Sox lineup and notes

Rick Porcello takes the mound vs. Texas Rangers, Red Sox lineup and notes

Rick Porcello takes the mound vs. the Rangers.
The Republican May 22, 2017
Red Sox to skip Hector Velazquez in rotation; Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz start vs. Texas

Red Sox to skip Hector Velazquez in rotation; Rick Porcello, Chris Sale, Drew Pomeranz start vs. Texas

The Red Sox have adjusted their rotation a bit for this week.
Fenway Nation May 18, 2017
Comeback? The ARE Back! Sox Sweep Away Cards, 5-4

Comeback? The ARE Back! Sox Sweep Away Cards, 5-4

(AP Photo)It was beginning to look like another painful Rick Porcello loss—and the start of the slow descent into WildCardsVille. Then, down 4-0, a two-run jack by Jackie Bradley, Jr., an RBI triple by Xander Bogaerts and a sac fly by Andrew Benintendi sent the game into extra innings. In the 13th, Chris Young laced a pinch-hit game winning single to give Boston a come-from-behind 5-4 win over St. Louis. The bullpen had another incredible performance—going seven innings and giving up no runs on three hits. The two-game sweep of the Cards sets up the possibility of a really good road...
Over the Monster May 17, 2017
Red Sox at Cardinals lineup: Forget the news, stop the Leake

Red Sox at Cardinals lineup: Forget the news, stop the Leake

The Red Sox look for two in a row in the gateway to the west. The Red Sox (20-18) look to continue tormenting the Best Fans in Baseball when they take on the Cardinals (21-16) tonight at Busch Stadium and on national television, hoping for their second straight win (8:00 p.m., NESN, ESPN out-of-market). Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (4.01 ERA) takes on Cardinals righthander Mike Leake (1.94 ERA), of whom Over the Monster site manager Matt Collins recently wrote: “Heading into this season, Leake was perhaps the most boring pitcher in the league.” So...
The Republican May 17, 2017
Rick Porcello, Boston Red Sox RHP, does have 5 hits in his career (Red Sox lineup, AL East standings)

Rick Porcello, Boston Red Sox RHP, does have 5 hits in his career (Red Sox lineup, AL East standings)

Rick Porcello will start against the Cardinals here Busch Stadium as the Red Sox look to sweep this two-game series. Boston won 6-3 Tuesday behind Mookie Betts.
Over the Monster May 16, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, David Price, Matt Barnes

Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, David Price, Matt Barnes

Today we examine another reason Rick Porcello isn’t on a Cy Young pace again, get hyped about David Price and discuss Matt Barnes’ recent issues. Chris Sale, Mookie Betts and a few others have been great, but some of the other players on the roster need to start producing. (Paul Swydan; Boston.com) As many have underperformed, fans are asking questions. Difficult questions that aren’t fun to answer. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) Rick Porcello is one of those players who has not been himself, but part of that can be blamed on the defense behind him. (Chris Mason;...
Fenway Nation May 13, 2017
Porcello Un-Cy-Like Again, Sox Fail In Comeback, 5-4

Porcello Un-Cy-Like Again, Sox Fail In Comeback, 5-4

Rick Porcello—you know the guy who won the Cy Young Award last year—lost his fifth game of the year in Boston's 5-4 loss to the lowly Rays. The Red Sox tried valiantly to dig out of Porcello's 5-0 hole—but wasted several opportunities to tie or win it. A bushel of Tampa errors opened the gates, but The Carmine Hose could not run through them. A stinker of a loss to a lousy team. No biscuit.
Over the Monster May 12, 2017
Red Sox 4, Rays 5: Red Sox lineup dominated early, comes up short late

Red Sox 4, Rays 5: Red Sox lineup dominated early, comes up short late

Alex Cobb dominated the lineup most of the night. Most of this game was frustrating and straight-up bad from the Red Sox perspective. The offense couldn’t do anything against Rays starter Alex Cobb for the majority of the night. Rick Porcello wasn’t nearly as sharp as he’s been in his past few outings and was surrounded by poor defense, which certainly didn’t help matters. Heading into the bottom of the seventh, Boston was down 5-0 and this night seemed like it’d be a quick, forgettable loss for the Red Sox. Then, in that inning, things started to change. To be fair to Cobb, much...
The Republican May 12, 2017
Rick Porcello roughed up as errors hurt Red Sox again in 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay

Rick Porcello roughed up as errors hurt Red Sox again in 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay

Rick Porcello didn't have a sharp night and errors hurt the Red Sox again.
Over the Monster May 12, 2017
Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Hanley sits, Chris Young DHs for Rick Porcello

Red Sox vs. Rays lineup: Hanley sits, Chris Young DHs for Rick Porcello

They’ll face Rays right-hander Alex Cobb and an offense that strikes out far, far more often than any other. Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello takes the mound tonight as the Red Sox (18-16) look to stay in the win column as they begin a three-game series against the Rays (17-20) at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN). Porcello (3.95 ERA), no longer a ground ball pitcher, will use his more-than-one-strikeout-per-inning repertoire against a team that strikes out more than any other in baseball, by far. The Rays currently lead the majors with 374 K’s, a full 47 whiffs...
Fenway Nation May 12, 2017
Hanley Out Of Sox Lineup Again, Chris Young DHs

Hanley Out Of Sox Lineup Again, Chris Young DHs

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup for the first of a brief three-game homestand against the Rays: Mookie Betts RF, Dustin Pedroia 2B, Xander Bogaerts SS, Andrew Benintendi LF, Chris Young DH, Mitch Moreland 1B, Josh Rutledge 3B, Sandy Leon C, Jackie Bradley Jr. CF. Rick Porcello takes to the hill for The Carmine Hose.

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