Red Sox Minor League Gameday May 29, 2016

A strong farm system is at the heart of every successful MLB franchise. The Boston Red Sox have graduated a talented crop of players from their system including a shortstop, right fielder, and a left-handed starter. In Brandon Magee‘s Minor League Gameday, he will update us on how the teams in the Red Sox farm system performed every day. Today’s Games MLB: Boston Red Sox ...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
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Recap - Bullpen Melts Down Twice In Red Sox Loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of Getty ImagesTommy Layne, Junichi Tazawa and Craig Kimbrel (pictured) combined to allow six runs in 1.2 innings as the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays 10-9 on Saturday at Rogers Centre.Rick Porcello atarted for Boston going 6.2 innings. He gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. He's now pitched into the...
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Price out to deny Jays clean sweep of Sox

David Price will make his much anticipated return to the Rogers Centre mound and deny the Blue Jays a sweep of the Red Sox in the finale of their three-game series on Sunday afternoon
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Bogaerts homers as hitting streak reaches 21

Xander Bogaerts has added power to his mix this season while maintaining the same pure stroke he had throughout last season. The Red Sox's shortstop ran his hitting streak to 21 games on Saturday afternoon by launching a homer to lead off the fourth inning.
7 hours ago

Workman could join bullpen down the stretch

Count Brandon Workman as someone who might be able to provide some reinforcement to the Red Sox's bullpen later in the season.
9 hours ago

Dining Playbook: Billy Costa Interviews Red Sox Manager John Farrell

Dining Playbook co-host Billy Costa recently interviewed Red Sox manager John Farrell to talk about the team’s success this season, food, and what Farrell enjoys doing in his time away from baseball. Check out the interview in the video above.Filed under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video, Top Stories
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Clay Buchholz In No Mood To Talk About Move To Red Sox’s Bullpen

On Friday, Boston Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz was moved to the bullpen after posting a 6.35 ERA through his first 10 starts of the 2016 season. Naturally, he does not sound particularly pleased about the demotion. Buchholz did not speak with the media Friday after Red Sox manager John Farrell announced the move, and he again declined comment before Saturday’s game against...
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Recap - Donaldson Too Much For Red Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy of the Associated PressJosh Donaldson had four hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in five runs as the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Red Sox 7-5 at Rogers Centre.Boston starting pitcher Joe Kelly (pictured) was largely ineffective allowing five runs on nine hits and three walks in 4.2 innings. He struck out eight in the no...
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Stop asking David Ortiz to call off his retirement plans

COMMENTARY Yes. That’s right. You read the headline correctly. With this here column, I’m asking—no, I’m damn near begging—for a moratorium, effective immediately, on all discussions surrounding the prospect of David Ortiz reneging on his retirement plan and playing another season for the Red Sox. This ban will be active in all physical spaces and across […] The post...
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Red Sox Decide: Clay Buchholz Is Headed To The Bullpen

The Red Sox did indeed make a decision on Clay Buchholz today—he will work out of the bullpen for the foreseeable future. The assignment will take affect immediately, as the tall righty will be in that capacity tonight at Rogers Centre (AKA SkyDome). Eduardo Rodriguez will likely take over what would have been Buchholz's next start in Baltimore on Tuesday.
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Let’s Shine the Light on Xander Bogaerts

The number of young and talented shortstops in today’s game is amazing. It hearkens back to the days when Nomar Garciaparra, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter would duke it out over who was the best shortstop. It seems as though the only shortstops we hear about today are Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and Trevor Story. We are constantly bombarded with highlight reels and segments...
Via Baseball Essential
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Xander Bogaerts Is Putting the Pieces Together

For a while there, it seemed like the healthy version of Troy Tulowitzki was the best shortstop in baseball. That’s the guy the Blue Jays wanted to trade for, but Tulowitzki has entered a decline period, vacating the positional throne. And now things are kind of complicated. It doesn’t actually matter in any real way who you rank No. 1, among shortstops, but there’s plenty...
Via Fangraphs
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Wade Boggs doesn’t give a crap as he wore Yankees ring during ’86 Red Sox ceremony

Wade Boggs is pushing the boundaries what’s acceptable in the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry. The Hall of Fame third baseman spent a decade of his illustrious career with the Red Sox before jumping ship to the rival Yankees in the mid 90’s, where he won his first and only World Series. Boggs is ultimately considered a Red Sox legend. When the team held a ceremony honoring...
Via The Comeback
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Game 46 Recap: Red Sox 10, Rockies 3

Steven Wright puts up another solid start. The Red Sox lineup puts up another double-digit run total. Ho hum. Top Play (WPA) Blake Swihart had been going through a bit of a slump in his return to the majors, tallying just one single in his first three games. That changed on Wednesday night as he came through with the biggest hit of the game that really broke it open for Boston...
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From Suckboats to Duckboats: The 2016 Red Sox

Alright, I’m probably getting ahead of myself. But every night this Red Sox team pulls something out of its collective ass that gets me thinking we’re another day closer to the parade. For an idea of how good we’ve got it, consider the fact that Xander Bogaerts, our young, soon-to-be-All Star shortstop is leading the league in hits and batting .350 and in the middle of a 17...
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David Price Rides Red Sox Offense To Seventh Win, 8-3

(Getty Images)David Price has certainly been the beneficiary of offensive support. Last night, he got eight more runs on his way to an 8-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. David Ortiz continued his 'Magical Mystery Farewell Tour' with four more RBIs—going 2-4 and raising his average to .333. Jackie Bradley, Jr. extended his hitting streak to 28 games by roping the first pitch he...
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Recap - Red Sox Beat Up On Rockies

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterAnother double-digit hit night for the Red Sox offense and seven good innings from David Price helped Boston beat the Rockies 8-3 at Fenway Park in the opening game of this three-game series.Photo courtesy of the Boston Red SoxThe Red Sox scored twice in the bottom of the first inning - they've now outscored their opponents 45-24 -n the first inning...
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Boston Red Sox Are The American League’s Best Team

Entering today, the Boston Red Sox sit ten-games over .500 at 27-17 on the season. There is no arguing that Boston has the best offense in the American League far and away this season as they maintain a team .296 batting average. Pair with that the +66 run differential, the way the lineup grinds out at bats and gets on base top-to-bottom and the overall talent of the position players...
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Jackie Bradley, Jr. experiencing breakout campaign, but how?

In a season that certainly hasn’t lacked for intriguing storylines, one of the more remarkable situations thus far in 2016 has been the not-so-subtle emergence of Jackie Bradley, Jr. While the Boston Red Sox were expected to return to prominence after a noisy offseason, Bradley, Jr. was something of a wild card heading into the year, with a spot in the outfield no guarantee for...
Via The Outside Corner
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Bill “Spaceman” Lee is running for governor of Vermont

Former MLB pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee had a strange career in the majors. He was an outspoken, bizarre individual that epitomized the 1970s. The 69-year old (obligatory “nice” reference) is back in the news with the announcement that he plans on running for governor of Vermont, and Lee’s platform may be best described as “unique”. The ex-Red Sox and Expos pitcher...
Via The Comeback
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Fenway’s Future: Bryce Brentz, Andrew Benintendi, Trey Ball and More

In this week’s Fenway’s Future we look at a pitcher and outfielder at Triple-A who are stuck in line on the depth chart and a pitcher at Double-A who has been dominating opponents. Additionally, we’ll dive into a potential turning point for a top-draft-pick at High-A, and a top prospect outfielder at Low-A who needs to improve his contact tool. Triple-A Pawtucket: Roenis Elias...
Via BP Boston
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Rick Porcello Is Figuring Out His Fastballs

For one month early in the 2015 season, Rick Porcello, traditionally a sinkerballer whose fastball sits at 91, led with the four-seam. It was only the second month in Porcello’s career in which the sinker’s position as his primary pitch was usurped by the four-seam, and unlike the first instance of this happening, the magnitude of the shift was noticeable. It was the beginning...
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Xander Bogaerts Is Also Putting Together A Solid Streak

(Boston Herald Photo)As MassLive.COM's Jen McCaffrey points out, there are two important active hitting streaks by Red Sox hitters. The obvious one is Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s 27-game streak—which is just 8 shy of breaking the all-time Red Sox record of 34 (held by Dom DiMaggio). But, somewhat under the radar, Xander Bogaerts has put together a 16-game streak (a career best for Bogie...
Via FenwayNation
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Assessing the Red Sox’s Pitching Staff

The story of the Red Sox’s season has quickly become about the offense, and with good reason. The Sox have scored the most runs in baseball and are near the top in most offensive categories. David Ortiz has yet to age, Xander Bogaerts is becoming a star, Jackie Bradley Jr. is impossibly hot and the lineup is as deep as it’s been in years. There’s plenty to feel good about over...
Via BP Boston
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Grinds Through ‘Blue-Collar’ Win; Bullpen Shines

BOSTON — The Red Sox’s offense has overcome subpar pitching performances on several occasions this season. But on a day in which Boston stranded 12 runners, the Sox needed at least a little help from its pitching staff. Rick Porcello didn’t have his best stuff Sunday, but he still managed to play his part. The Red Sox right-hander picked up his seventh win of the season, allowing...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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