5:53 PM EDT, Fri August 18, 2017
4 hours ago

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.
4 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Roenis Elias returns to 40-man from 60-day DL

The Boston Red Sox have a lot of left-handed starting pitchers at their disposal. One more never hurt anyone though. Roenis Elias has been activated from the 60-day disabled list and placed back on the 40-man roster. Roenis Elias joined the Red Sox in 2016 as the final piece of the Wade Miley–Carson Smith trade. While he […] The post Boston Red Sox: Roenis Elias returns to 40-man from 60-day DL appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
5 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Brandon Workman needs bigger situations

The bullpen of the Boston Red Sox has had it’s problems lately. Through all the problems though, some pitchers are shining. One of the brightest has been Brandon Workman, who deserves more serious situations. The Red Sox bullpen has their star closer in Craig Kimbrel. Led by him, they’ve actually had a pretty solid year. Over the […] The post Boston Red Sox: Brandon Workman needs bigger situations appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
23 hours ago

Boston Red Sox: Trey Ball tosses gem in Double-A Portland

A lot of things are going right for the Portland Sea Dogs lately. The Boston Red Sox Double-A affiliate has won 7-of-their-last-10 and have gotten some great performances from their players. On Thursday, it was Trey Ball‘s turn to take show off. Not long ago, Trey Ball was considered a top-10 prospect in the Red Sox organization. […] The post Boston Red Sox: Trey Ball tosses gem in Double-A Portland appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 17, 2017

New York Yankees: Closing hiatus is what Aroldis Chapman needs most

After a series of poor performances, the Bombers have a serious dilemma on their hands with Aroldis Chapman. The New York Yankees are experiencing some serious turmoil at a position that was once the franchise’s crown jewel. For over 15 years, the Yankees could practically chalk up a win every time Mariano Rivera entered the […] The post New York Yankees: Closing hiatus is what Aroldis Chapman needs most appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 17, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Jackie Bradley Jr. bringing more than a bat

The Boston Red Sox have seen a lot of their players heat up at the plate recently. Jackie Bradley Jr. hasn’t been one of them though. In fact, over his last 10 games, the centerfielder has seen his average drop from .261 to .255. He has a lot more than just a bat though. By now, this […] The post Boston Red Sox: Jackie Bradley Jr. bringing more than a bat appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 17, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Mookie Betts caps big game with walk-off

Even when he’s going through a slump, it’s safe to assume most pitchers aren’t too happy seeing Mookie Betts at the plate. In this case, the “slump” has been going on for more than a month. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to be optimistic when the Boston Red Sox star swings the bat. On Wednesday, Betts delivered a […] The post Boston Red Sox: Mookie Betts caps big game with walk-off appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 16, 2017

Cleveland Indians: Edwin Encarnacion powering winning ways

It’s safe to say Edwin Encarnacion is back on track. For a solid two months, the Cleveland Indians’ new, $60-million power-hitting designated hitter was not delivering up to expectations. Far from it. Encarnacion’s batting average plummeted to .199 as of May 20. Seven home runs and 16 runs batted in over the first 41 games […] The post Cleveland Indians: Edwin Encarnacion powering winning ways appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 16, 2017

How badly do the San Francisco Giants need Giancarlo Stanton?

The San Francisco Giants are seeing firsthand what a real power hitter looks like. Before today’s game, Giancarlo Stanton was on a six-game home run streak, two of which came against the Giants. While the streak came to an end today, the Miami Marlins did defeat the Giants 8-1. With a new ownership in place […] The post How badly do the San Francisco Giants need Giancarlo Stanton? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 16, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi injury doesn’t appear serious

Things have been going pretty good for the Boston Red Sox lately. Of course, that means something had to go wrong sooner-or-later right? On Tuesday, it appeared that “something” happened to Andrew Benintendi. Now, there’s a lot of hot hitters in the Red Sox lineup at the moment. Eduardo Nunez has yet to cool off since he […] The post Boston Red Sox: Andrew Benintendi injury doesn’t appear serious appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 16, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Xander Bogaerts has promising day at the plate

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts has been in an extremely extended slump. During that time he’s shown little power and dropped his average, while drastically lowering his run production. A week ago he brought some hope for a turnaround, and he did the same thing on Tuesday. On August 8, Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting-streak to […] The post Boston Red Sox: Xander Bogaerts has promising day at the plate appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 16, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Hanley Ramirez gets back to crushing the ball

To put it bluntly, Hanley Ramirez hasn’t had a good year. After such an impressive 2016, he’s struggled to bring in runs or hit with any consistency. Hitting the ball hard is a good sign though. The Boston Red Sox reaped the benefits of what Hanley Ramirez can bring to a lineup last season. Due to that, […] The post Boston Red Sox: Hanley Ramirez gets back to crushing the ball appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 15, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Can they trust Sandy Leon to produce?

The Boston Red Sox don’t have to worry about defense when it comes to their catchers. Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez are both well versed in throwing out runners and calling games. While Vazquez has picked up his offensive production as well this year. Leon is a wildcard offensively though, and it could cause problems. Last season, […] The post Boston Red Sox: Can they trust Sandy Leon to produce? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 15, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Prospect Chad De La Guerra heating up again

Chad De La Guerra didn’t start the year on the Boston Red Sox top-30 prospects list. A scorching-hot start with the Advanced-A Salem Red Sox put him on the map though. By the time late-June rolled around, three things had happened for De La Guerra. First, the 24-year-old had cooled off. While his .294 average was still […] The post Boston Red Sox: Prospect Chad De La Guerra heating up again appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Aug 15, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers has first multi-homer game

Rafael Devers was one of the heroes of Sunday night for the Boston Red Sox. He wasn’t ready to leave the headlines though, as he followed it up with a big day on Monday. The 20-year-old enjoyed his first career multi-homer game. Rafael Devers game-tying home run against Aroldis Chapman was big news Sunday and Monday. […] The post Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers has first multi-homer game appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.