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Over the Monster 21 mins ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Steven Wright

Daily Red Sox Links: Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez, Steven Wright

Today’s links look at Dustin Pedroia’s reaction to yesterday’s fireworks, his knee, and Steven Wright’s health. Dustin Pedroia was not happy with how things went down in Baltimore on Sunday. (Brian MacPherson; Providence Journal) Speaking of Pedroia, he’s still sore from the inciting incident on Friday. He’ll undergo an MRI in Boston today. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) In other injury news, Hanley Ramirez is feeling soreness in both shoulders. It won’t keep him out of games, but don’t expect to see him at first base any time soon. (Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) Steven...
Outside Pitch 3 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi enjoys first five-hit game

The Boston Red Sox were involved in an interesting game with the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Due to Dustin Pedroia recently being spiked by Manny Machado, tensions have been high. Retaliation was made, and that’s dominated the headlines. While that was the big story, Andrew Benintendi had a newsworthy day as well. Benintendi went 5-for-5 at the […] The post Boston Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi enjoys first five-hit game appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Fenway Nation 12 hours ago
Forget The Empire, Red Sox Beat New Rival O's, 6-2

Forget The Empire, Red Sox Beat New Rival O's, 6-2

(AP Photo)Not since the completion of the transcontinental railroad has a spike had so much impact. Manny Machado's spiking of Dustin Pedroia has set off a spiral or reprisal that could get real nasty before it gets better. Today, with the Red Sox "comfortably" ahead 6-0, Matt Barnes unleashed a pitch very close to Machado's head—that ironically only hit his bat for a strike. But the bad blood began to boil again. This sideshow overshadow the re-emergence of Boston's power offense, as they launched three HRs in the eventual 6-2 win. Mookie Betts (3-run HR), Hanley Ramirez and Mitch Moreland...
Over the Monster 13 hours ago
Matt Barnes, Manny Machado and intentional beanings in baseball

Matt Barnes, Manny Machado and intentional beanings in baseball

The situation on Sunday was dangerous and should be avoided. Today, during the Red Sox-Orioles matchup, Matt Barnes elevated a pitch towards Manny Machado, which bounced off the bat, and was eventually ruled a foul ball. The at-bat continued, and Machado would end up driving in a run. There are multiple factors to consider, when you are looking at a situation where a pitch happens to be located above the chest, and one of those factors is obviously intent. Intent to throw at a player’s head is among the worst crimes you can commit as a pitcher in baseball, and for good reason: it can not...
Over the Monster 13 hours ago
Red Sox 6, Orioles 2: Matt Barnes gets ejected after Eduardo Rodriguez shines

Red Sox 6, Orioles 2: Matt Barnes gets ejected after Eduardo Rodriguez shines

Before the fireworks, the lineup got to work and Eduardo Rodriguez was spectacular. Finally, the power shows up. Combine that kind of offense with the stellar effort put forth by Eduardo Rodriguez, and baby you got a stew goin’. We’ll start with the fireworks in the eighth, though, because that’s probably going to be the main story out of this game. I already shared my thoughts on retaliation against Manny Machado earlier this weekend, and unsurprisingly the Red Sox did end up throwing at the Orioles star late on Sunday. In the eighth inning, Matt Barnes threw one that ended up going...
Over the Monster 19 hours ago
Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Don’t get swept

Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Don’t get swept

It's up to Eduardo Rodriguez. And the hitters. No time for foreplay. Here are the lineups:
Fenway Nation 21 hours ago
Red Sox 'Knuckle-Under' To Baltimore Again, Lose, 4-2

Red Sox 'Knuckle-Under' To Baltimore Again, Lose, 4-2

(AP Photo)Just when you thought it was safe to watch the knuckleball again—bang—you're brought back to reality. Thanks to a monster two-run HR by Jackie Bradley, Jr., the Red Sox were enjoying a blissful lead. Even the NESN guys were speculating that Steven Wright might have his mojo back. Wrong! Four runs later, Boston was again on their treadmill to offensive oblivion—eventually losing 4-2 to the Orioles. Said Wright of his signature pitch, "It's not really moving. I am trying to get the violence back into the pitch." We'll even accept a little mild anger. Boston faces the real...
Over the Monster 22 hours ago
Red Sox Minor Lines: Jalen Beeks shines again

Red Sox Minor Lines: Jalen Beeks shines again

A rough day for Blake Swihart; strong starts from Jalen Beeks and Darwinzon Hernandez. Pawtucket L 2-5 Blake Swihart: 0-4, 2 K, 1 PB Josh Rutledge: 0-1, 2 BB Sam Travis: 2-4, 1 R, 1 K Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 K Deven Marrero: 0-4, 1 K Edgar Olmos: 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K Chandler Shepherd: 1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 BB, 1 K Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K It was another rough day for Blake Swihart, who is in the midst of a pretty serious slump down at Triple-A. He doesn’t have a hit since April 14, or since when he got in that collision with Sam Travis. Speaking of Travis,...
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2017
Red Sox 2, Orioles 4: O offense, offense, wherefore art thou, offense?

Red Sox 2, Orioles 4: O offense, offense, wherefore art thou, offense?

Another lackluster day for the lineup. Sigh. Another day, another poor performance for the Red Sox offense. I’m still firmly in the camp of it being too early to panic, but as I’ve said before that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. On the pitching side of things, Steven Wright looked good for a few innings before just completely losing it all at once. We’re gonna start with the offense, though, because it wasn’t just the story of the game but it’s been the story of the early part of this season. Once again, they were playing short-handed. On Saturday, Dustin Pedroia was out...
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2017
Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Pedroia, Benintendi sit; also, some runs would be nice

Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Pedroia, Benintendi sit; also, some runs would be nice

The Red Sox haven’t scored much recently, but that ought to change today, even with some stars out. They might be dumb and fight, too. Can we call innings one through nine “regulation time” despite the fact they are not timed? If so, the Red Sox have scored one run in the last 27 innings of regulation time. That is bad, and it is a problem that supersedes whatever malice you choose to read into Manny Machado’s poor feet-first slide into Dustin Pedroia last night, and whatever payback you decide is warranted. The Sox are much better served working to wake up their bats than...
Outside Pitch Apr 22, 2017

Boston Red Sox: The Joe Kelly is no longer a bullpen experiment

When Joe Kelly first cam to the Boston Red Sox the hope was that he’d become an ace. In 2016, they seemed to abandon that hope, and transitioned him to the bullpen. By the start of 2017, he was expected to be a major part of the relief corps. Just a few weeks into the season, […] The post Boston Red Sox: The Joe Kelly is no longer a bullpen experiment appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Surviving Grady Apr 22, 2017

Who Will Save You, Baltimore, from the Vengeance of Pedroia?

Across Red Sox Nation, the Orioles have already pretty much supplanted the Yankees, Creed and the Illinois Nazi Party as the most hated group ever. ... The post Who Will Save You, Baltimore, from the Vengeance of Pedroia? appeared first on Surviving Grady.
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2017
No, the Red Sox should not throw at Manny Machado

No, the Red Sox should not throw at Manny Machado

Stop it. I can’t believe this is still a conversation. This will not be a long post, because it is pretty much common sense. The backstory, of course, starts last night. With a double play ball to shortstop, Manny Machado of the Orioles was running into second base when Dustin Pedroia was receiving the ball. Baltimore’s third baseman started his slide late, went up over the bag and had his spikes far too high. He got Pedroia with the spikes and the Red Sox second baseman had to leave the game. If you want to see the play for yourself, you can watch it here. Naturally, because we refuse...
Over the Monster Apr 22, 2017
Red Sox Minor Lines: Michael Chavis is a home run machine

Red Sox Minor Lines: Michael Chavis is a home run machine

Another homer for Michael Chavis and a marathon in Greenville Pawtucket L 2-3 Rusney Castillo: 3-5, 1 K, 1 SB Blake Swihart: 0-5, 2 K Sam Travis: 0-4, 1 K, 1 E Deven Marrero: 0-4, 2 K Kyle Kendrick: 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 4 K Kyle Martin: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K It was the Kyle show on the mound for Pawtucket, and both pitched pretty well after struggling for the very start of the season. After Brian Johnson’s solid-but-not-spectacular spot start earlier this week, Kendrick is likely back down to the second spot on the depth chart, but outings like this will help keep him in the mix...
Outside Pitch Apr 22, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Josh Ockimey drives in six runs for Advanced-A

The Salem Red Sox refuse to stay out of the news. The Boston Red Sox Advanced-A affiliate are winners of nine straight. During that time, plenty of players have shined, including Josh Ockimey. Friday may have been the highlight of the year for Ockimey though. The first baseman went 3-for-4 with two home runs and six […] The post Boston Red Sox: Josh Ockimey drives in six runs for Advanced-A appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Over the Monster Apr 21, 2017
Red Sox 0, Orioles 2: The one with the slide (and also the anemic offense)

Red Sox 0, Orioles 2: The one with the slide (and also the anemic offense)

Everything about that game was bad and also not good. Once again, the Red Sox got a solid performance from their starting pitcher, but the lineup failed to score any runs. Dylan Bundy was solid for the O’s, but Boston had their chance and couldn’t come through. Then, in the bottom of the eighth, poop hit the fan, as the kids say. We’ll start with that slide, because that will definitely be the story of this game over the poor results for the Red Sox. In the eighth, Manny Machado was on first base with nobody out and Mark Trumbo at the plate. The latter hit a double play ball towards...
Over the Monster Apr 21, 2017
Brock Holt placed on the 10-Day disabled list; Jackie Bradley activated

Brock Holt placed on the 10-Day disabled list; Jackie Bradley activated

One player comes back, one other goes down The Red Sox are getting Jackie Bradley back tonight, but it came with a little bad news, too. To counteract his return to the active roster, Brock Holt has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with vertigo. Bradley activated from the DL and the countermove is Brock Holt to the DL with vertigo.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) April 21, 2017 This is one injury case that you don’t usually hear about, but it’s worth remembering that Holt has had concussion problems in the past. I am not a doctor, much less Holt’s doctor, but I would guess...
Over the Monster Apr 21, 2017
Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Jackie Bradley Jr. returns, Moreland moves up

Red Sox at Orioles lineup: Jackie Bradley Jr. returns, Moreland moves up

Drew Pomeranz looks to repeat a wonderful first start against Baltimore in the series opener. The Red Sox come into tonight’s game against Baltimore riding high after their best road win of the season, a taut affair in Toronto that Mookie Betts won with a bases-clearing double in the 10th inning. The win pushed the to 10-6, one game behind 10-4 Baltimore, who they will try to catch tonight (never too early!) with Drew Pomeranz on the hill. While it’s abundantly clear that Chris Sale is the best pitcher on the Red Sox, if not the American League, and Rick Porcello is still the...
Outside Pitch Apr 21, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Josh Tobias fitting in nicely in Advanced-A

This Winter, the Boston Red Sox sent Clay Buchholz to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for Josh Tobias. While Buchholz has struggled with effectiveness and health in Philadelphia, Tobias is tearing it up in the minors. Buchholz leaves behind an odd history with the Red Sox. His fantastic seasons left Boston fans ecstatic, while his miserable seasons […] The post Boston Red Sox: Josh Tobias fitting in nicely in Advanced-A appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Eutaw Street Report Apr 21, 2017

Series Preview: Orioles (10-4) vs. Red Sox (10-6)

After wrapping up an excellent showing in their first road trip of the season, the Orioles will now fly back to Camden to take on the reigning AL East Champion Boston Red Sox for a three-game set at home. The Orioles (10-4) come back to Baltimore on a serious high after posting an impressive 6-3 record over their latest nine-game road stretch, while the Red Sox (10-6) will also be feeling pretty good after taking two of three in Toronto earlier this week and seem to have found their stride […] The post Series Preview: Orioles (10-4) vs. Red Sox (10-6) appeared first on Baltimore Orioles...

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