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Boston Red Sox opening series: Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Chad Kuhl scheduled to start at Fenway

Boston Red Sox opening series: Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Jameson Taillon, Chad Kuhl scheduled to start at Fenway

The Red Sox will face three righties in the Pirates series. Gerrit Cole will go against Red Sox's Rick Porcello in the season opener Monday (April 3) at Fenway Park.
Over the Monster Mar 27, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Pablo Sandoval, Eduardo Rodriguez, David Price

Daily Red Sox Links: Pablo Sandoval, Eduardo Rodriguez, David Price

Today’s links look at the encouraging spring for Pablo Sandoval, how Hanley Ramirez will play without David Ortiz, and Rick Porcello’s experience in Boston. It’s still just spring, but it’s still hard not to be excited about the spring Pablo Sandoval is having. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Among all the big names in Boston’s rotation, Eduardo Rodriguez might be the most important one. (Matt Kory; BP Boston) Can Hanley Ramirez keep slugging as he did in 2016 without David Ortiz in the lineup? (Scott Lauber; ESPN) Rick Porcello can tell Chris Sale that it’s impossible to know what...
The Republican Mar 23, 2017
Rick Porcello, Boston Red Sox's Opening Day starter, reaches 98 pitches in minor league start

Rick Porcello, Boston Red Sox's Opening Day starter, reaches 98 pitches in minor league start

Rick Porcello pitched in a minor league intrasquad game today on the Lou Gorman Field at the Red Sox's Fenway South complex. He threw 98 pitches in 6 innings
Fenway Nation Mar 23, 2017
The 'Wicked Big' Achilles Heel For The 2017 Red Sox

The 'Wicked Big' Achilles Heel For The 2017 Red Sox

As documented by The New York Post's Joel Sherman, the 2017 Red Sox—despite an impressive roster—have a major concern with their starting rotation. Only two pitchers—Chris Sale and 2016 Cy Young winner Rick Porcello—are 100% healthy. Everybody else is MASH Central. 'Porcello And Sale and pray for hail' is not exactly a solid foundation for a championship team. So, is Kyle Kendrick (who didn't pitch at all in 2016) the answer in the short term? Probably, but what if injuries persist with David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Steven Wright and Drew Pomeranz? That's a lot of salary potentially...
Full Count | WEEI Mar 23, 2017

Your Red Sox Opening Day catcher? Sandy Leon

FORT MYERS, Fla. — There was plenty to read into when digesting the plans for the Red Sox Thursday. First, the fact that Rick Porcello was pitching to Sandy Leon in a minor-league game on the back field at JetBlue Park was no coincidence. For one, John Farrell didn’t want Porcello to be pitching against […]
Full Count | WEEI Mar 20, 2017

Here is proof big league ballplayers hate spring training bus rides more than almost anything

Your browser does not support iframes. FORT MYERS, Fla. — The goal was to offer a reprieve from the monotony that has been spring training. It worked. The Red Sox engaged in a series of skill competitions Sunday morning, punctuated by an obstacle course. The group led by Rick Porcello, Chris Young, Pablo Sandoval, Mookie […]
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 19, 2017

AL East Notes: Red Sox, Pomeranz, McCann, Rays, Odorizzi, Blue Jays

With Rick Porcello and Chris Sale suddenly looking like the only healthy and reliable members of the Red Sox starting five, Boston’s rotation is “a house of cards,” in the words of CSNNE.com’s Evan Drellich (video link).  Lou Merloni, Jared Carrabis, and Drellich discuss Boston’s lack of pitching depth in the wake of David Price’s…
Over the Monster Mar 19, 2017
Red Sox 8, Twins 13: Pomeranz goes down

Red Sox 8, Twins 13: Pomeranz goes down

Looks like Kyle Kendrick’s starting the season in the rotation. And then there were five. Someone get Chris Sale and reigning AL Cy Young Winner Rick Porcello to a secure location, and soon. With starters dropping like flies, the Sox can’t afford another injury. Another one bites the dust Drew Pomeranz left today’s game after two inning with what’s being reported as triceps tightness in his throwing arm. Rats. The Sox called it a “precautionary measure,” but with David Price already on the Disabled List to start the season and Pomeranz’s injury history being a major bugaboo,...
The Republican Mar 18, 2017
Boston Red Sox rotation: Steven Wright hurls 3 scoreless innings, Rick Porcello struggles again

Boston Red Sox rotation: Steven Wright hurls 3 scoreless innings, Rick Porcello struggles again

Red Sox's Steven Wright pitched in his first spring training game March 13. He and Boston took it slow as he worked his way back from last year's shoulder injury.
Over the Monster Mar 18, 2017
Red Sox 12, Twins 5: Bats go boom, Cy goes bust

Red Sox 12, Twins 5: Bats go boom, Cy goes bust

Mitch Moreland and Pablo Sandoval were unstoppable, but reigning AL Cy Young Winner Rick Porcello was not. Two essential facts about the 2017 Boston Red Sox were on display today in their walloping of the Minnesota Twins: They will score a lot of runs, and Rick Porcello will regress. Rick Porcello gets roughed up As Twitter is quick to remind you, Porcello was a disaster last March and everything turned out fine, which is good to remember, today, after another bad start. Rick Porcello has been tagged for three runs in the first inning. His spring training ERA is up to 9.95. Business as...
Twinkie Town Mar 18, 2017
Red Sox 12, Twins 5: Pablo Sandoval is obnoxious

Red Sox 12, Twins 5: Pablo Sandoval is obnoxious

Large human being Pablo Sandoval hit two home runs off Twins pitching and literally stepped on Max Kepler’s hand (it was an accident). This game started off pretty well for the Twins. It really did, In the bottom of the first, they were able to tag four runs off last year’s Cy Young winner, Rick Porcello. Alas, Ryan Vogelsong—who started the game for the Twins—isn’t very good, and having him hold it together longer than an inning is a bit much to ask for. Okay, maybe I’m being a little harsh. Vogelsong did pitch a full three innings, even after giving up two runs in the top of...
Boston Herald Mar 18, 2017
Drellich: Eduardo Rodriguez moving upward in Red Sox rotation

Drellich: Eduardo Rodriguez moving upward in Red Sox rotation

FORT MYERS — We’ll see how that $30 million elbow goes. Because if David Price’s arm bends the wrong way, the second best left-hander the Red Sox have behind Chris Sale in 2017 should be Eduardo Rodriguez.There have been plenty of reasons lately to be down on the Red Sox rotation. Not because of a lack of quality — Sale and Rick Porcello may still dominate — but because of the question marks practically everywhere else.Depth, health, repeat performances. Or a lack thereof.Rodriguez yesterday afternoon gave reason for some optimism. So too did his late-season performance in 2016 when...
Steven Wright thinks he's on track for Opening Day

Steven Wright thinks he's on track for Opening Day

FORT MYERS -- That’s five hitless innings in total for knuckleballer Steven Wright.With three more hitless innings out of relief for Rick Porcello in the Red Sox’ 12-5 win over the Twins on Saturday, Wright is finally making his long and grueling comeback from shoulder bursitis look nice and easy.It’s the day after he pitches that Wright has been most worried about, but those days have also felt good, he said.
Over the Monster Mar 17, 2017
Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Manny Ramirez, Edgar Olmos

Daily Red Sox Links: Rick Porcello, Manny Ramirez, Edgar Olmos

Also, who’s gonna blow it this year? Happy Happy Joy Joy: Josh Slavin looks at how the Red Sox season could go horribly wrong. (Josh Slavin; BP Boston) American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello is taking his Opening Day starting nod in stride. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com) Rob Bradford gets into every Red Sox positional battle as we trudge toward the regular season. (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) Chad Finn, who has some decent opinions on baseball cards, tackles the question of who will be Boston’s ace in 2017. (Chad Finn; Boston Globe) Manny’s in Japan. Of course he is. (Associated...
Over the Monster Mar 16, 2017
Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Chris Sale brings the heat

Red Sox vs. Pirates lineup: Chris Sale brings the heat

You can watch tonight’s game on TV, which is good, because you’re not going out in this cold. A day after Kyle Kendrick’s strong spring continued apace and Sam Travis left the yard with a big ol’ donger in a big dumb 3-3 tie again against the Rays, the Sox prepare to host the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:05 p.m. at JetBlue Park (NESN, WEEI) with their best starter on the mound, all apologies to reigning AL Cy Young Winner and Opening Day starter Rick Porcello. Here’s the lineup: Brock Holt, SS \o/ Chris Young, LF Andrew Benintendi, CF Hanley Ramirez, DH Mitch Moreland,...

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