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Fenway Nation 6 hours ago
Partial Eclipse Of The 'Sonny' As Red Sox Top Empire, 5-1

Partial Eclipse Of The 'Sonny' As Red Sox Top Empire, 5-1

(AP Photo)Around 1:30 PM tomorrow, there will be a partial eclipse of the sun in Boston. On Sunday, the Red Sox "eclipsed" the Yankees' biggest deadline acquisition by beating Sonny Gray 5-1 at Fenway. Rick Porcello earned his fourth straight win by going six solid innings and giving up just three hits—one of them a fluke Pesky Pole HR. The somewhat maligned (by us) bullpen contributed three stellar innings en route to the victory. The key offensive star was Jackie Bradley, Jr.—who knocked in three runs on a triple and a single. Adding some padding in the eighth, Sandy Leon (2-3) smacked...
Over the Monster 7 hours ago
Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: Rick Porcello shines against New York

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: Rick Porcello shines against New York

Rick Porcello and the bullpen shut down the Yankees. With it looking more and more like David Price might not be able to return in 2017, the Red Sox really need one (or preferably both) of Rick Porcello and Eduardo Rodriguez to step up behind Chris Sale and Drew Pomeranz. Porcello has been looking like a pitcher who’s ready to turn things around of late, and he kept that going on Sunday. There were times where his command didn’t look perfectly sharp, but he made the most of it and the Yankees couldn’t really do much of anything against him in this game. The Red Sox needed a good start...
Fenway Nation 13 hours ago
No 'Sale'-A-Bration At Fenway, Sox Fall To Empire, 4-3

No 'Sale'-A-Bration At Fenway, Sox Fall To Empire, 4-3

(AP Photo)Chris Sale is not one for excuses. He left two fat pitches over the plate last night—and they turned into four runs in the 4-3 loss to The Bronx Embalmers. The lefty went seven innings, giving up seven hits and striking out nine, resulting in his fifth loss of 2017. The game wasted another amazing performance by rookie Rafael Devers—who slammed his 8th HR in the loss. The kid's 2-4 night pushed his average to .364. He is now—along with Babe Ruth—one of only two Red Sox players to homer against The Evil Ones in three straight games before the age of 21. Pretty impressive.
Over the Monster 13 hours ago
Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Behold, the rare early Sunday rivalry game

Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Behold, the rare early Sunday rivalry game

It’ll be Rick Porcello vs. Sonny Gray as the Sox look to take the series before sundown, for once. For the first time in what seems like an eternity, the Red Sox (70-52) will face the still-dumb Yankees (66-56) on Sunday afternoon — not Sunday night — at Fenway Park (1:30 p.m., NESN, TBS). It’ll be reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (4.59 ERA) against newly acquired Sonny Gray (3.37 ERA). Eduardo Nunez sits, with Brock Holt \o/ taking his spot batting leadoff and playing second, but that’s really all, except wonderboy Rafael Devers has moved back to the...
Over the Monster 16 hours ago
Red Sox Minor Lines: Bryan Mata is getting tired

Red Sox Minor Lines: Bryan Mata is getting tired

A rough day for Bryan Mata, a solid one for Jalen Beeks. Pawtucket W 4-2 Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 R, 2 RBI, 1 K Sam Travis: 0-4, 1 BB, 1 R Bryce Brentz: 1-3, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 R Blake Swihart: 0-4, 2 K Deven Marrero: 1-3 Jalen Beeks: 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 5 K Austin Maddox: 2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K Another day, another really solid outing for Beeks. I can’t really imagine a scenario in which he gets any major-league starts this year besides possibly getting one at the very end of the year if the Red Sox are fortunate enough to wrap things up early. Even so, it could be worth it...
Over the Monster Aug 19, 2017
Red Sox 3, Yankees 4: Red Sox shut down by CC Sabathia...again

Red Sox 3, Yankees 4: Red Sox shut down by CC Sabathia...again

CC Sabathia owns the Red Sox this year for some reason. It was not the happiest of Chris Sale days in Boston on Saturday, as the Red Sox ace was a little bit off compared to where we’re used to seeing him. The Yankees, who Sale has dominated so many times this year, were able to manage some hard contact off the lefty in this game and that was enough to propel them to a victory. While Sale’s performance was noteworthy because of the hard contact, he was still able to go deep into the game and put the Red Sox in a position where they still could have won. Unfortunately, Boston has no...
Over the Monster Aug 19, 2017
Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Time for a Sale Day beatdown

Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Time for a Sale Day beatdown

The Sox have owned the Yankees without Chris Sale on the mound, so today should, uh, be easier? The first-place, awesome Red Sox (70-51) look to beat the dumb Yankees (65-56) yet again when they take the field tonight at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLB Network out-of-market). It’ll be Chris Sale (2.51 ERA), the best, against CC Sabathia (4.05 ERA), a former Cy Young Award winner and generally good guy coming off the disabled list whom the Sox ought to nonetheless pound. And oh yeah, Sale. Who rules. Little else to report. Here are the full lineups:
Fenway Nation Aug 19, 2017
New FN 'Favorite Fenway Obstruction' Photo Contest!

New FN 'Favorite Fenway Obstruction' Photo Contest!

E-I-C With His Favorite ObstructionThanks to a great suggestion by the wife of FenwayNation's Editor-In-Chief, we are announcing the "2017 Show Us Your Favorite Fenway Park Obstruction Contest".  Inspired by the E-I-C's posting of his favorite obstruction (which completely obscures Dustin Pedroia from his view in Section 25), we are asking our readers to submit a pic of themselves with their favorite obstruction. We will select two winners from the submissions. The Grand Prize Winner will get a 6-DVD set of 'The Essential Games Of Fenway Park' (historic games from 1967, 1975, 1986, 1999 and...
Over the Monster Aug 19, 2017
Don't ever mention

Don't ever mention "Mookie Betts" and "trade" in the same sentence again

Not for Giancarlo Stanton. Not for anybody. Please and thank you. I always cringe when I listen to Bill Simmons talk about the Red Sox. I understand the clout he holds in the realm of Boston sports fandom, and respect his ability to inject fandom into mainstream media coverage in a reputable way. He is the prototype for forums like SBNation, and for that fans and even bloggers like me owe him a debt of gratitude for allowing for these types of platforms. But he's a Celtics guy, first and foremost. And even the mere suggestion that Mookie freakin Betts could be dealt for Giancarlo Stanton...
Over the Monster Aug 19, 2017
Red Sox Minor Lines: Carson Smith tosses a scoreless inning

Red Sox Minor Lines: Carson Smith tosses a scoreless inning

Carson Smith with another rehab start, Henry Owens with another Henry Owens start. Pawtucket L 4-11 Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 K Sam Travis: 2-4, 1 BB, 1 K Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K Blake Swihart: 1-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI, 2 K Deven Marrero: 2-4, 1 HR, 1 R, 1 RBI Hector Velazquez: 6 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 5 K Carson Smith: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K Another rehab outing for Smith, and this time he put together a solid enough line but one that’s hard to get excited about. He didn’t record any strikeouts, and the velocity isn’t back yet. Him getting back to full form this year was...
Outside Pitch Aug 19, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers already looks like a Yankee-killer

If I were to ask you what the easiest way into the hearts of fans of the Boston Red Sox is, what would you say? I’ll give you a hint, it’s as simple as beating one team. Not any team though – the New York Yankees. If there weren’t already a million reasons for Boston fans to […] The post Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers already looks like a Yankee-killer appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Aug 19, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Is this the real Christian Vazquez at the plate?

Christian Vazquez has never been the most offensive-minded player. Still though, it’s tough to set a career-high in virtually every offensive category in one season. The Boston Red Sox catcher is doing just that in 2017. This raises a simple question however. Is this the real deal? Christian Vazquez did it all on Friday. Although many might […] The post Boston Red Sox: Is this the real Christian Vazquez at the plate? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Fenway Nation Aug 19, 2017
'Mitchy Pinch-Hit' Helps Red Sox Rally Past Evil Empire, 9-6

'Mitchy Pinch-Hit' Helps Red Sox Rally Past Evil Empire, 9-6

(AP Photo)Talk about your roller-coaster wins! The Red Sox went up early 3-0 on bottom-of-the-order HRs by Rafael Devers (2-run shot) and Christian Vazquez (solo blast)—and then the bullpen came into play. Starter Drew Pomeranz left in the fourth inning (back spasms). The, after Brandon Workman pitched decently, Matt Barnes, Joe Kelly and Heath Hembree did a Three Stooges act—and whoosh, The Evil Ones led 6-3. Then Boston matched New York a 4-spot in the seventh—keyed by Mitch Moreland's clutch two-out, two-run single. Then, The Carmine Hose added two more in the eighth off benighted...
Over the Monster Aug 18, 2017
Red Sox 9, Yankees 6: This team does not quit.

Red Sox 9, Yankees 6: This team does not quit.

Another late-game comeback for the Red Sox. What a wild game, which is quickly become the norm for this Red Sox team. It was a roller coaster of emotions that included a strong start from Drew Pomeranz until the lefty was forced to exit early for back spasms. It included a couple of early dingers from the Red Sox lineup — from Rafael Devers and Christian Vazquez — but some disappointing at bats as well. It included horrible bullpen management from John Farrell in the middle innings and even worse pitching from the relievers in that same time period. But, most importantly, it included...
Over the Monster Aug 18, 2017
Drew Pomeranz exits Friday’s start early

Drew Pomeranz exits Friday’s start early

It looked like a back issue. The Red Sox may have just suffered a major blow to their rotation. Drew Pomeranz, pitching through some wet conditions at Fenway, had gotten through 3 1⁄3 scoreless innings against the Yankees. Then, in the middle of the second at bat in the fourth inning, the lefty made an awful pitch and some of the infielders noticed that something wasn’t right. That brought out John Farrell and the training staff. Obviously, it’s hard to say exactly what is going on at this moment. We have no information. What I can say is that it appeared that Pomeranz was tugging his...
Over the Monster Aug 18, 2017
Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Bad weather for the bellwether

Red Sox vs. Yankees lineup: Bad weather for the bellwether

It’ll be Drew Pomeranz vs. Jordan Montgomery if they play The Red Sox (69-51, nice) face the dumb Yankees (65-55) again tonight, weather permitting, at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN). It’s lefty on lefty with Drew Pomeranz (3.39 ERA) squaring off against Jordan Montgomery (3.94 ERA). Too busy to say much beyond the fact that we came thisclose to sweeping those turds last weekend in Yankee Stadium, and now we’re at home. I like our chances. Here are the full lineups:
River Ave. Blues Aug 18, 2017

8/18 to 8/20 Series Preview: Boston Red Sox

The Last Time They Met The Bombers squandered an opportunity to inch closer to Boston in the division last weekend, losing two of three after a disastrous outing from Luis Severino and Rafael Devers spoiling Aroldis Chapman‘s attempt to close out Sunday’s humbling defeat. Here’s the game-by-game of the series. Yankees went silent for seven […] The post 8/18 to 8/20 Series Preview: Boston Red Sox appeared first on River Avenue Blues.
Fenway Nation Aug 18, 2017
Boggs 'Working On' Possible Return To NESN Booth

Boggs 'Working On' Possible Return To NESN Booth

Red Sox legend Wade Boggs says he is "working on" the possibility of a return to the NESN broadcast booth to do color analysis. Boggs joined play-by-play-man Dave O'Brien for two telecast from Tampa earlier this month. Asked if there was any word on a return, The Chicken Man gave the us a "working on it" response earlier today. As you may recall, our FenwayNation Poll found that a total of 55% of our readers thought Boggs did either an"excellent" or "good" job on the broadcasts.
Fenway Nation Aug 18, 2017
FenwayNation Will Release '18 Calendar After Labor Day

FenwayNation Will Release '18 Calendar After Labor Day

Each year, our FenwayNation Calendar offers readers exclusive FN photos of Fenway Park and the Red Sox—images you literally can't find anywhere else. However, we usually compile and release the calendar pretty late in the year—putting the squeeze on potential Holiday gift-giving. This year, we will release our new 2018 FenwayNation Calendar right after Labor Day—giving readers plenty of time to purchase several for their Red Sox-obsessed family and friends. Word is that this year's edition has even better and more unique pics that will keep you smiling for 365 straight days! Keep an eye...
Outside Pitch Aug 18, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Sam Travis could be important in September

The Boston Red Sox offensive has been solid in recent weeks. There are still some holes however, and one of them happens to be the designated hitter/first baseman combination. Sam Travis could become a solution in September though. Hanley Ramirez continues to bring hope, just to throw it out the window fairly quickly. The Red Sox slugger sandwiched a good […] The post Boston Red Sox: Sam Travis could be important in September appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.

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