On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox made a move that many would consider questionable. They finally sent down a left-handed reliever, leaving them with two on the roster. While that’s not questionable, sending Robbie Ross Jr. down and leaving Fernando Abad on the Major League roster was. To say Abad’s had a rough time since joining the Red Sox […] The post Fernando Abad rewards faith of Boston Red Sox with clutch game appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
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The Miami Marlins are finally back home after a grueling eight-game road trip that had them flying from coast-to-coast. One of their games was postponed due to rain, but the Marlins dropped five-of-eight to three teams with a combined 30-37 record. Their bats were inconsistent and the pitching rotation has yet to round into form. […] The post After long and disappointing road trip, Miami Marlins ready to rebound at home appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
When Dexter Fowler left the Chicago Cubs to sign with the St. Louis Cardinals, there were question marks about who would take over in centerfield. Albert Almora was tabbed as the starter in center by manager Joe Maddon, but he isn’t the only one who’s capable of playing out there. After signing with the Cubs […] The post Chicago Cubs: Outfielder Jon Jay taking advantage of playing time appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Apr 28, 2017
Chris Sale has somehow surpassed what was expected of him in his first few starts with the Boston Red Sox. He’s striking players out at a dangerous clip, barely allowing runs, and rarely allowing base runners. The left-hander has a losing record (1-2) on the year though. While he’s not pointing fingers, I will. It’s the […] The post Does the Boston Red Sox offense have a problem with Chris Sale? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
The Chicago White Sox are knotted up in a three-way tie for first place in the A.L. Central. Yet, there are some who believe the White Sox would be served better by a losing season. Winning is not a bad thing for the White Sox. If nothing else, at least watching a team that is […] The post Can and should the Chicago White Sox keep winning? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
The New York Yankees have been fortunate due to the play of Ronald Torreyes. But the return of Didi Gregorius will boost the team even further. It appears the rich will get richer. Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters on Thursday afternoon that shortstop Didi Gregorius will be activated off the disabled list on Friday. […] The post Report: New York Yankees to activate Didi Gregorius on Friday, will be in starting lineup appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Boston Red Sox shortstop prospect Tzu-Wei Lin has always been known for his glove. In fact, his bat was considered a negative by many. He’s flipping the script in 2017 though. Since joining the Red Sox system in 2012, Lin’s best average in a season was .255. That just so happened to be in 2012, and it […] The post Boston Red Sox: Prospect Tzu-Wei Lin surprising with his bat appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Apr 27, 2017
Heading into the 2017 season, the Miami Marlins returned three of the same starting pitchers from the past year. The two additions, Dan Straily and Edinson Volquez, were acquired in an attempt to soften the blow of losing Jose Fernandez. It was always going to be impossible to replicate the success and impact of Fernandez, but the Marlins’ […] The post Starting pitching rotation has to perform better for Miami Marlins appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Well this is one way to stick it to a rival. The Boston Red Sox lost outfield prospect Aneury Tavarez to the Baltimore Orioles during the rule 5 draft last season. The Orioles were forced to put him on outright waivers though, and surprisingly no team claimed him. This led to Tavarez rejoining the Red Sox. How is […] The post Boston Red Sox: Prospect Aneury Tavarez isn’t slowing down appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
The Boston Red Sox bullpen has been one of their stronger units this season. The strongest of that unit has surprisingly been Robby Scott. Of any bullpen arm with at least 4 innings pitched, Scott owns the lowest earned run average (0.00). He also holds the second lowest walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP – 0.75) […] The post Boston Red Sox: Robby Scott should be here for the long-haul appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Fun fact, Boston Red Sox designated hitter Hanley Ramirez has a hit in each of his last two games. Not so fun fact, he’s hitting .215 (.282 on-base percentage) on the year. Want to make it even worse? While he showed off major power last season, he has just three doubles and one home run this year. […] The post Boston Red Sox: Is Hanley Ramirez more injured than we know? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Apr 27, 2017
Since becoming a full-time starting pitcher in 2012, Jeff Samardzija has always been towards the top of the league in allowing home runs. The start of the 2017 season for the San Francisco Giants has been no different. In fact, Samardzija has allowed five home runs in just 24 1/3 innings pitched. That puts him […] The post Is Jeff Samardzija’s home run issue worse than it has ever been? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
The New York Mets dropped their fifth straight game on Wednesday night when they fell 8-2 to the Atlanta Braves. The team has scored just 28 runs over their past 10 games, and allowed 49. The Mets defense is now just as grave a concern as the offense. Atlanta may sit in last place in the NL […] The post Early errors prove costly as New York Mets drop fifth straight appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Apr 26, 2017
The dictionary is running short on superlatives to describe Dane Dunning’s season. In four starts for the Kannapolis Intimidators, the right-hander is 2-0 with 0.35 earned run average and 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings. Tremendous, marvelous, remarkable, stupendous — choose your adjective, it falls short of capturing the brilliance Dunning has demonstrated on the mound. […] The post The Chicago White Sox can’t avoid promoting Dane Dunning for much longer appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Apr 26, 2017
The Jonathan Papelbon trade back in 2015 did not turn out too well for the Washington Nationals. Although he temporarily helped them solidify the ninth inning, the Nationals came no closer to a championship. He was a distraction and did far more bad than good during his time in Washington. In retrospect, the trade was […] The post Jonathan Papelbon trade results may get worse for the Washington Nationals appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.