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NESN.com Aug 8, 2020

Red Sox Option Ryan Weber To Alternate Training Site, Recall Dylan Covey

The Boston Red Sox are changing arms in an effort to improve their pitching. Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim... Read More »
Over the Monster Aug 7, 2020
Red Sox - 5, Blue Jays - 3: Alex Verdugo for MVP!

Red Sox - 5, Blue Jays - 3: Alex Verdugo for MVP!

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Verdugo won the ball game! Futility. Merriam-Webster Dictionary Online defines futility as such: The quality or state of being futile : uselessness A useless act or gesture In general, useless may be too harsh of a term, but futility seems to describe the 2020 Boston Red Sox very well. After typing all of 44 words for this recap as prep work, Cavan Biggio unloaded a Ryan Weber offering into the Monster seats. Usually, the Red Sox do not do well when I’m recapping games that start off at 1-0 or worse in the first inning. Weber was able to catch a break...
Over the Monster Aug 7, 2020
Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Ryan Weber takes the mound as Sox return home

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays lineup: Ryan Weber takes the mound as Sox return home

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The Red Sox are looking for their second straight win. Riding high off their first shutout of the season, Ron Roenicke gives us his first repeat lineup of the year. Three days ago against the Rays, this lineup scratched together one run off eight hits, three of them being for extra bases. People aren’t going to be happy about Benintendi leading off again but my question to those people is: who else should be leading off? Kevin Pillar has a sub-.300 career OBP and Jose Peraza’s isn’t much better. Sure, Benintendi has been swinging a toothpick but it’s been 39...
Over the Monster Aug 7, 2020
OTM Open Thread 8/7: It is Friday

OTM Open Thread 8/7: It is Friday

Photo by Mike Carlson/ Happy Friday everyone. The Red Sox are back in action tonight after a day off on Thursday, looking to give themselves their third win in a row. Their series against the Blue Jays kicks off at 7:30 PM ET and will have Ryan Weber on the mound going up against Tanner Roark. In other sports, the Celtics are back in action tonight as they go up against the Raptors starting at 9:00 PM ET on TNT. Before that, the Magic and Sixers face off. Meanwhile, it’s a big day in the NHL with action starting at noon ET in a day with six potential elimination games. Use this space...
Over the Monster Aug 7, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Ryan Weber, Alex Verdugo, Jonathan Araúz

Daily Red Sox Links: Ryan Weber, Alex Verdugo, Jonathan Araúz

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Ryan Weber takes the mound for the Red Sox tonight and his mission is to find his sinker. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) What are things like for a hitting coach during these times? (Steve Hewitt; Boston Herald) Why is Alex Verdugo still being treated like a platoon player? (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston) How much of the Red Sox slow start is due to the circumstances? (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) With Thursday’s roster cuts, it sure looks like Jonathan Araúz is sticking around this year. (Rob Bradford; WEEI) MLB is changing up the schedule on the fly due to...
Over the Monster Aug 6, 2020
Martín Pérez is delivering the weak contact

Martín Pérez is delivering the weak contact

Photo by Mike Carlson/ Time will tell if this can work long-term, but it’s gotten results so far. We all know the Red Sox rotation looks incredibly bad on paper, and there are a lot of ways to contextualize that. Nathan Eovaldi, who switched to the bullpen last year after injury and underperformance, is the staff ace. Ryan Weber, who has been a Quad-A journeyman for his career, is the number three. Zack Godley, who fell out of Arizona’s rotation and ended up in Toronto’s bullpen last season, is the number four. They literally don’t have a number five right now. It’s all looking...
Over the Monster Aug 3, 2020
The Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast: Recapping the Yankees, Previewing the Rays

The Red Sox Pre-Cap Podcast: Recapping the Yankees, Previewing the Rays

Xander Bogaerts hit two homers in a losing effort to the Yankees 9-7 | Photo by: Maddie Meyer/ North America The Red Sox dropped all three games this weekend against the Yankees. Something we have become familiar with so far this season is Red Sox starting pitching giving up runs early and that did not change here. In game one we saw Ryan Weber give up three runs early, and that was followed up in game two by Zack Godley giving up 5 runs in his 3+ innings of work. In both games the bats were unable to muster much of anything vs the Yankees pitching stranding 28 runners on base between...
Over the Monster Aug 2, 2020
Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez, COVID-19

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez, COVID-19

Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Get Well Soon, Eduardo (Chris Cotillo; MassLive) J.D.Martinez has not gotten up to speed and currently thinks his swing is awful (Christopher Smith; MassLive) The Red Sox really need to “get weird” when it comes to rotation this year. (Alex Speier; Boston Globe) Ryan Weber is not the answer. Jen McCaffery ponders on who could fill his spot (Jen McCaffery; The Athletic) MLB has been ‘winging it’ when it comes to their response to COVID-19 outbreaks (Ken Rosenthal; The Athletic)
NESN.com Jul 31, 2020

Ryan Weber Gets Ball Looking To Extend Red Sox’s Winning Streak To Three

The Boston Red Sox are looking for their first three-game winning streak of the season Friday. After defeating the Baltimore... Read More »
Pinstripe Alley Jul 31, 2020
NYY vs. BOS: Jordan Montgomery vs. Ryan Weber

NYY vs. BOS: Jordan Montgomery vs. Ryan Weber

Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Yankees kick off their home series against the rival Boston Red Sox The Yankees home opener is finally here. The Bombers will hope to carry the momentum of their late-inning thriller last night in Baltimore into tonight’s game against their foes from Boston. The Red Sox are coming off two shaky series against the Orioles and Mets, having lost four in a row before righting the ship with their last two wins. Yankees lefty Jordan Montgomery gets his first start of the season after impressing in spring training and summer camp, yet was still assigned to the...
Over the Monster Jul 31, 2020
Game 8 Gamethread: Red Sox at Yankees

Game 8 Gamethread: Red Sox at Yankees

Who knows how much baseball we have left, so let’s enjoy it while we can. The Red Sox are still in New York, but they’re going to the Bronx now to start a three-game set against the AL favorite Yankees. Ryan Weber takes the mound for Boston while Jordan Montgomery goes for the Yanks. First pitch is set for 7:05 PM ET. Last Night Win, 4-2 How to Watch You can watch locally on NESN as well as on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV, which does carry NESN for those in the local market. For those who are out of market, MLB Network has the broadcast. How to Listen WEEI 93.7 AM has the call. Prep...
Over the Monster Jul 31, 2020
Red Sox at Yankees lineup: We’ve missed this

Red Sox at Yankees lineup: We’ve missed this

Sometimes I grab the first pic in the system. This is one of those times. | Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The season feels like it’s on thin ice again, and I’m glad we get at least one rivalry game. The Sox are within a game of .500! The Sox are within a game of .500! Let the streamers fall. Hug your loved ones. We made it, and it will all end tonight, for better or worse. Could be back tomorrow, though. Anyhow it’s the Yankees this evening at 7:05, as The Rivalry begins anew behind Ryan Weber, so between that, Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery (?) and the zombie apocalypse it’s...
Over the Monster Jul 31, 2020
OTM Open Thread 7/31: It is Friday

OTM Open Thread 7/31: It is Friday

Photo by Mike Stobe/ Happy Friday everyone. The Red Sox are looking good on the road, winning the first two games on their trip to New York including a 4-2 victory on Thursday. Now, they head across town to start a three-game set against the Yankees. This tough test gets started at 7:00 PM ET tonight and will feature Ryan Weber on the mound for Boston and Jordan Montgomery going for New York. There is some day baseball action as well with the Cardinals and Brewers facing off at 2:10 PM ET. Meanwhile, in other Boston sports news, the Celtics get back to games that count tonight with their...
Over the Monster Jul 27, 2020
The Red Seat Podcast: Can they fix the rotation?

The Red Seat Podcast: Can they fix the rotation?

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ After a rough opening weekend vs Baltimore is there any hope for this pitching staff? Note: This episode was recorded Sunday night before news of the Marlins outbreak shook up the baseball world. This was mostly an opening weekend to forget. We all went into this series, even those devoid of optimism, with hopes that the Red Sox could at the very least hand the Orioles at home. We were all disappointed. After a great Opening Day pitching performance by Nathan Eovaldi we were treated to two straight ugly performances by Martin Perez and Ryan Weber....
Over the Monster Jul 26, 2020
Red Sox 4, Orioles 7: At least it’s a shortened season

Red Sox 4, Orioles 7: At least it’s a shortened season

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/ After an 11-run win to start the year, the Red Sox still dropped the first series of the year to the Orioles. How about that pitching, eh? The Red Sox have dropped their opening series of this 2020 season against the Orioles, who project to be the worst team in baseball. It’s not what you want. Unsurprisingly, it was the pitching that did the Red Sox in early with Ryan Weber just not getting the job done. With his lack of stuff he needs his command to be pretty much perfect if he’s going to succeed, and that just wasn’t the case here. His...

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