Final L 4 - 6
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
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
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
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....
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
(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...
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
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 […]
Lefthander Eduardo Rodriguez will make his major league debut for the Boston Red Sox against the Texas Rangers on Thursday.