3:56 AM EDT, Thu May 28, 2015
Over the Monster 11 hours ago
Red Sox 4, Twins 6: Rick Porcello everything he shouldn't be
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Red Sox 4, Twins 6: Rick Porcello everything he shouldn't be

There were too many true outcomes for Porcello Wednesday afternoon. It's said there are three true outcomes for a pitcher: the walk, the strike, and the homer. They can keep the ball in the park, pick up strike three, and avoid ball four. The reality is more complicated than that, but it's a good general idea of what causes good and bad outings on the mound. Rick Porcello is supposed to be a zero true outcome pitcher. His success is supposed to come from giving his defense batted balls to work with and let the rest sort itself out. Against the Twins, he was anything but, and he suffered for...
Over the Monster 14 hours ago

Game 47: Red Sox vs. Twins

That concludes our brief moment of hope. We now return to our regularly scheduled period of hopelessness. Ah Red Sox, why you gotta be like this?
Full Count | WEEI 15 hours ago

Red Sox notes: Eduardo Rodriguez to start Thursday; Rusney Castillo has shoulder issue

MINNESOTA — The Red Sox continue to mix things up a bit. Prior to his team’s series finale against the Twins Wednesday, John Farrell announced Eduardo Rodriguez would be getting the start against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas Thursday. It will be the...
Twins Now | St. Paul Pioneer Press 10 hours ago

Twinsights: Pitching coaches Neil Allen, Carl Willis cross paths again

When Neil Allen was hired as Twins pitching coach this offseason, one of the first people to give him a congratulatory call was Carl Willis, his fellow finalist. “Not many people would do that,” Allen said. “That’s Carl Willis. He’s such a class act. I know how thrilled I was to get the job....
Boston Herald 3 hours ago
Rick Porcello perfect target

Rick Porcello perfect target

MINNEAPOLIS — Let’s say your fate, your destiny in life, was to write about another Red Sox loss in this rapidly disintegrating season.You walked into the visitors clubhouse yesterday at Target Field on the hunt for the perfect angle and crispest focus for your latest tale of woe and misery.You could have stood in the middle of the room, closed your eyes, spun yourself like a top and dizzily started in a random direction. Odds were good you would have run into a worthy subject.Like David Ortiz and his 0-for-4 effort.Hanley Ramirez, 0-for-3.
Fenway Nation 12 hours ago

Porcello 'Pitches In' For Today's 6-4 Sox Loss

(AP Photo)Another day, another dismal starting pitching performance. Today, we were treated to a "matinee" defeat (6-4) thanks to Rick Porcello—who went seven innings and gave up six earned runs. Three of the runs came on HRs—the 10th and 11th Porcello has...
Boston Herald 1 hour ago
Red Sox Notebook: Hanley Ramirez attempts to talk way out of slump

Red Sox Notebook: Hanley Ramirez attempts to talk way out of slump

MINNEAPOLIS — This is Hanley Ramirez’ story and he’s sticking to it: Bad luck and smart pitching have caused his bat to dry up like the Sahara desert.Ramirez went 0-for-3 — again — with one walk and one strikeout yesterday in the Red Sox’ 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Make it 17-for-81 (.210) with a .511 OPS, no home runs and one measly RBI in May for the Sox’ cleanup hitter and $88 million man.
Full Count | WEEI 9 hours ago

Red Sox acquire outfielder Carlos Peguero from Rangers for cash

MINNEAPOLIS — The Red Sox announced Wednesday that they have acquired 28-year-old outfielder Carlos Peguero for cash considerations from the Rangers. In order to make room on the 40-man roster for Peguero — a left-handed hitter who appeared in 30 games for the Rangers — the Red Sox placed reliever Anthony Varvaro on the 60-day […]
The Republican 11 hours ago

Boston Red Sox call up Eduardo Rodriguez: PawSox manager, teammates, front office impressed with LHP

Lefthander Eduardo Rodriguez will make his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox against the Texas Rangers on Thursday.

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The Republican 16 hours ago

Curt Schilling: Joe Kelly is 'frustrating to watch' because he should be an All-Star (WEEI)

Curt Schilling appeared on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show this morning and talked about Red Sox struggling starting pitcher Joe Kelly, who has a 6.24 ERA in nine starts.
Full Count | WEEI 16 hours ago

Red Sox lineup: Rusney Castillo gets day off; David Ortiz still batting fifth

MINNEAPOLIS — The Red Sox will stick with generally the same batting order as Tuesday night, as Pablo Sandoval will again hit third and David Ortiz fifth in the series finale Wednesday afternoon against the Twins. The Red Sox will look to avoid a three-game sweep. Rusney Castillo will get the day off as Brock […]
Full Count | WEEI 17 hours ago

Wednesday Red Sox Farm Report: 3 Sox prospects in Keith Law’s new Top 25, RHP Joe Gunkel solid for Salem

ESPN.com’€™s Keith Law updated his MLB Top 25 prospect list (with players currently in the majors ineligible), and three members of the Red Sox organization made Law’€™s register. 11 — Yoan Moncada, 2B (Low-A Greenville Drive). Law writes, ‘€œHe has barely begun to play, but there’€™s broad consensus that he’€™s going to hit for average […]
Full Count | WEEI 18 hours ago

Wednesday’s Red Sox-Twins matchups: Rick Porcello vs. Phil Hughes

The Red Sox will send AL Central veteran Rick Porcello to the hill Wednesday to face longtime AL East pro Phil Hughes and the Twins in the finale of the three-game series. Porcello has faced adversity during his first year in a Red Sox uniform after coming over from the Tigers, posting a 4-3 record […]
The Republican 20 hours ago
Boston Red Sox minor league roundup: Jackie Bradley Jr. (.330 average) continues to hit at Pawtucket

Boston Red Sox minor league roundup: Jackie Bradley Jr. (.330 average) continues to hit at Pawtucket

Jackie Bradley Jr. was 1 for 4 with an RBI in the Pawtucket Red Sox's 4-3 loss Tuesday to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Bradley is batting .330/.383/.443/.826 in 106 at-bats.
The Republican 21 hours ago

Boston Red Sox prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Chavis are impressive, hitting coach Paulino says

Moncada had a nice first week with Low-A Greenville, going 6 for 18 (.333 batting average) with a .400 on-base percentage, .444 slugging percentage, .844 OPS and one triple in five games.
Boston Herald May 27, 2015
Red Sox Notebook: Curve may cure Joe Kelly

Red Sox Notebook: Curve may cure Joe Kelly

MINNEAPOLIS — The meeting lasted longer than Joe Kelly did.One day after getting rocked for seven runs in 12⁄3 innings against the Minnesota Twins, Kelly was called into manager John Farrell’s office to review what went wrong. And while the Red Sox appear to have decided to keep Kelly in the rotation, Farrell and pitching coach Carl Willis delivered a clear message to the struggling right-hander in a closed-door session that went on for nearly 20 minutes.To be effective, Kelly must use his curveball more often.
Boston Herald May 27, 2015
Clay Buchholz battles but comes up empty again

Clay Buchholz battles but comes up empty again

MINNEAPOLIS — The way things are going for the Red Sox, it makes all the sense in the world that Clay Buchholz nearly threw a complete game last night without his best stuff — and still took a loss.The right-hander delivered his fourth consecutive quality start but had nothing to show for it after a 2-1 loss to the Twins. He has lost three straight starts, and in all of them, the Sox have scored one run.
Full Count | WEEI May 27, 2015

Day after disaster, Joe Kelly channeling his closer’s mentality

MINNEAPOLIS — A day after allowing seven runs over just 1 2/3 innings, Joe Kelly was still the focus of attention prior to the Red Sox‘ Tuesday night tilt with the Twins at Target Field. Would he be moved to the bullpen? Would he get sent to Triple-A? Would he be staring blankly at a […]
Boston Herald May 27, 2015
Hard to believe Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz

Hard to believe Hanley Ramirez, David Ortiz

MINNEAPOLIS ­— Hanley Ramirez and David Ortiz are in a bad way. They want us to trust them that they will be good again.For Ramirez, ignore the one RBI, the singles sprayed to right field and the near total lack of lift, power and thrust in the swing ever since he jammed his left shoulder into a Fenway Park wall at the beginning of the month.For Ortiz, ignore the decline in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage nearly all season long and the demotion from the No. 3 to No. 5 spot in the batting order last night.

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