Red Sox @ TB Rays 4/20

WHAT. A GAME… WOW. JUST WOW.


NEWS

  • BREAKING NEWS: Starter Nathan Eovaldi has been placed on the IL after an MRI showed “loose bodies” in his pitching elbow. Nate told reporters that on Friday morning he could not even straiten his arm. They are looking at either a cortisone shot, or the more likely scenario would be minor surgery. The positive side is that this is apparently a pretty easy procedure. Eovaldi actually underwent this exact surgery last year about this same time. He was out exactly two months, but Nate himself said they took it extremely slow because he was coming off his second Tommy John. He expects to be back sooner than 2 months if all goes all planned. 
  • Mitch Moreland exited the game after two at bats experiences back spasms. They officially have him listed as day to day, but we will definitely keep you updated if an IL stint is needed. 


Important Moments

After two walks and a single to load the bases in the second, Leon comes to the plate and gets HIT by the first pitch to walk in a run! Benny comes to the plate next and CLEARS THEM ALL OFF WITH A GRAND SLAM!!! 5-0 RED SOX! Looking totally like the 2018 Sox of old, what a great sight to see.  

The Rays did hit s few mistake pitches off Porcello, getting a HR and then two triples: making the score 5-2 after four innings! In the bottom of the fifth, Porcello got into a bit of trouble walking one, and then hitting Austin Meadows. The very next pitch he gets the ground ball to Devers for the 5-3 double play! It was a great play by Devers to end the inning. Hembree and Poyner couldn’t get it done, Hembree allowing a triple, and then Poyner came in and walked the first man and both scored after the fourth triple of the game for the Rays. Marcus Walden came in and K’d BOTH men to strand the tying run on third!!!

After a crazy bloop over into righty field allowing Pearce to get to second, JD walks, Bogey then hits a hard liner but in a pretty weird play, the Rays turned two. Check it out below ⬇️ Devers then popped out to end the inning. Two on with none out and the Sox score none. What a waste. 

Barnes entrees the game in the bottom of that same frame, and has been nails so far; but Yandy Diaz takes him team to lead off the inning. Tie game. The Sox come storming back in the top of the ninth though to take the lead off of a JBJ single, a CHAVIS ROCKET DOUBLE FOR HIS MAJOR LEAGUE DEBUT and then a sac fly for Benny’s 5th RBI of the game!! 6-5 Sox! 

Bottom of the ninth, Braiser comes on to pitch. He does allow a single to the leadoff batter, he gets a flyout to RF for the first out, then Ks meadows!! Pham is the only man left…  but he singles to put two on. Adames get to 0-1 and… VAZQUEZ BACKPICKS FIRST BASE TO END THE GAME PICKING PHAM OFF!!!!! WHAT A WAY TO END THIS GAME WOW WOW WOW!!!!

Tap or click on that gif to listen to the actual audio of OB and Jerry’s reactions… Priceless…

Final Score: 6-5 RED SOX


HIGHS

  • The Bats came ALIVE  in this game! Bailing out the bullpen again, starting with a 5-0 lead after a BENNY GRAND SLAM!
  • Walden shutting the door on the Rays with the man on third, K’d both men he faced.
  • Michael Chavis had his major league debut in the ninth, tie ball game with a runner on. Tough situation right? Chavis BLASTS a double off one of the Ray’s best relievers to strait away center. OVER Kiermier’s head, one of the best center fielders in the game. It was hit THAT hard. Check it out ⬇️


LOWS

  • Bullpen can’t get the job done. After Porcello leaves the game at 5-2 in the sixth, Hembree and Poyner both blow it leaving the game much worse than they found it.
  • Poyner did not even record an out, and still got tagged for a run. ERA of Infinity ∞
  • Barnes did give up the home run which allowed the game to be tied up in the 8th, he did come back to strike out all three batters after. So its only a half low. His ERA on the season is still only a minuscule 2.16.

Final Box Scores

WHAT A GAME. WHAT A GAME.


Standings

OUT OF THE BASEMENT! ONLY 6 GAMES BACK! Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 2:10 PM ET featuring what looks to be a really good pitchers duel in David Price vs Tyler Glasnow who is 4-0 with a 1.18 ERA, wow! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox @ TB Rays 4/19

A win!! Wow, these feel good! Especially against the best team in baseball so far this year!


NEWS

  • MICHAEL CHAVIS HAS BEEN CALLED UP!!! Some have Chavis ranked as high as the number one prospect, but almost everyone have him at least in the top 3. While he is primarily a corner infielder, he has been taking reps at second as of late and he takes the place of injured Eduardo Nunez.
  • LINSANITY: in a surprising move, Lin AND Chavis have been called up. We knew one of the two would be called up, but with Pedroia hitting the IL and Nunez also, both have been recalled from AAA.

Important Moments

While the box score might not have Eddy Aces out there pitching well, he didn’t have great defense behind him, and several bloop shots were what got to him. A botched ball from Devers would have prolonged his outing at least through six with only 2 runs. Allowing a solo shot to Brandon Lowe, and then an RBI triple to Garcia in the next inning; the Rays got out to a 2-0 lead early.

The Red Sox did remember to pack their bats on the trip to Tampa! The Sox regained the lead in the fifth when Devers hit an RBI double, and then Christian Vazquez with ANOTHER dinger to put the Sox on top 3-2! That is Vazquez’s fourth homer of the season so far, already topping last years mark. His career high for a season is only 5 and Vazquez already has four! Who would have thought that Vazquez would be tied with JD a month into the season!!

An inning later and the Sox would tack on another run making it 4-2 with a JD single up the middle! The Sox strike out three consecutive to leave two on in a bit of a squander. In the bottom the frame is where Dever’s botched play comes into play. After Eddy allows a single to Meadows, a well struck ball just clanked off the heel of Dever’s glove in which could very well have been a double play. Both runners come into score on a Robertson double down the left field line. 4-4 after 6.

The top of the 8th is where the bats did really shine! Betts took one of the Ray’s relief ace’s deep 424′ to strait away center. Moreland then comes up to the plate and goes BACK TO BACK pulling a ball to left!

Final Score: 6-4 RED SOX


HIGHS

  • MOOKIE MIGHT BE GETTING HOT: with a double and a HR, Mookie might have regained his swing again!
  • Vazquez is starting to swing it well again this year
  • Lin hit a single in his first AB back in the majors
  • Barnes came into the game in the 8th to face the heart of the Ray’s lineup and got a 1-2-3 inning with 2 Ks!

LOWS

  • Brandon Workman came into the game and struggled with his command again, walking two in an inning and two thirds.
  • As young as Devers is, he still needs to concentrate on actually catching the ball before making his move to get the double play. Head down and secure the ball.

Final Box Scores


Standings

Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at an earlier time than usual staring at 6:10 PM ET featuring Rick Porcello and newly signed Charlie Morton! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox Off Day News


NEWS

  • DUSTIN PEDROIA HAS HIT THE IL: Last night the Red Sox announced that Dustin Pedroia has landed on the IL. After hearing a “pop” from his surgically repaired knee, the Sox immediately pulled him in Wednesday’s game. He visited a doctor in NY and that’s when they decided to give him some time on the IL.
  • Marcus Walden has been recalled from AAA in the corresponding move.
  • Needing another second baseman, it is highly anticipated that Tzu Wei Lin will get the call up. Many of Red Sox Nation has been calling for top prospect, including myself, to be recalled instead. It is not a slight in any way against Lin but Chavis in no way can be worse defensively at 2B than Nunez. Lin is an awesome defender and has a solid bat. Give me Chavis.



Good thing the off day is OVER! Today’s game is at 7:10 PM ET featuring Eduardo Rodriguez! TB Rays have not announced a starter for tonights game. It could be a safe bet to maybe see an opener or bullpen game. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox @ NY Yankees 4/18

Today’s game was just heartbreaking. Eovaldi had a spectacular start, but the bullpen just plain blew it.


NEWS

  • Pedroia came out the game after his second inning at bat, it does NOT sound optimistic. He will be visiting a NY doctor to examine it after he felt “something weird”. Cora said after the game that he had never seen Pedey that down. It’s not sounding good at all.
  • Due to Pedey’s situation, Cora said they will most likely need 2B help for the Rays series, Tuz-Wei Lin is the most likely candidate, with maybe top prospect Michael Chavis if the Sox see Pedroia needing lots of time to recover. 
  • Holt is looking to get another lens to help his eye. Still isn’t 100% with seeing the ball properly. 
  • Benintendi was still out of the lineup on Wednesday trying to get that foot healed. 


Important Moments

The Red Sox were looking golden after a first inning dinger from JD, and a two run homer for Vazquez in the second making the game 3-0 and Eovaldi was just Strait DEALING. He ran into a little trouble in the fourth allowing a run on a Clint Frazier double, but got out the jam quickly. 

Eovaldi left the game after the 6th inning only allowing the one run and getting 6 strikeouts! Workman came in and totally just crapped himself on the mound. Walking two men and a single while only getting one out, leaves the bases loaded for Braiser to come try to salvage the inning. Braiser missed his spot and Brett Gardner takes him deep for a grand slam putting the Yankees on top 5-3. 

The Red Sox did have a chance to make a comeback in the 8th against Adam Ottovino but Nunez of all people just had to ruin it. The Sox rally against one of the nastiest pitchers in baseball to get the bases loaded, but Nunez flails at a first pitch nearly in the dirt for a weak pop out. This came directly after an awesome AB by Moreland working the count for a walk. Nunez HAS to be patient there. Boy I hope Pedroia is alright. I cannot STAND Nunez.

Final Score: 5-3 Yankees


HIGHS

  • Eovaldi pitched to perfection over 6 innings, with all of his pitches working
  • Martinez continues to smash after a 2-3 game with a HR and a walk
  • Pearce made a DIVING play which help secure the score at the time to 3-1 ⬇️ 

LOWS

  • Bullpen… bullpen… bullpen… Workman who has been very solid in the early goings just fell completely apart loading the bases against a Yankee lineup who does not even feature Stanton, Sanchez, Bird, Andujar, Hicks, Gregorius or even freaking Tulowitzki. Come on… 
  • Mookie has lowered his average to .200 after an 0-4 game.

Final Box Scores


Standings

Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today there is an off day. The Sox are traveling to Tampa Bay to face off tomorrow! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox @ NY Yankees 4/16

Well, another terrible game. I was seriously thinking that they were going to be no hit by Paxton. Instead they got two hit by him, so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


NEWS

  • BREAKING NEWS: Blake Swihart has been designated for assignment and they have brought Sandy Leon up from AAA to catch Sale. They obviously thought that Leon could be some savior for the pitching staff but as you’ll read on, he obviously wasn’t so far. 
  • Holt started a rehab game in Pawtucket today, after a few more they are looking to activate him in the next few days if all goes well


Important Moments

After the first two innings looked to be a good ole fashioned pitchers duel, but the Yankees destroyed that in the third after Gardner doubled, and then allowed two singles making the score 2-0. In the bottom of the frame, the Red Sox had their best chance at making the game close: 

Mookie took a great AB for a walk, and Bogey hit one about an inch from being out and set up the inning. Second and third with the 3-4-5 hitters and no outs, but they totally squandered this chance by getting out in order. Look how close Bogey was for his 3rd HR of the year ⬇️ 

It just went downhill after that, Clint Frazier lead off the fourth with a ball hit exactly like bogey’s but of course his went out. Hard hit balls everywhere off Sale. Nunez couldn’t catch pickoffs, other defensive misplays and the Sox really just did not look great.

Recently recalled Erasmo Ramirez came in to start the 6th and immediately got pummeled. Allowing a 3 run dinger to Mike Tauchman who no body even knew coming into the game, and allowing a lead off homer to Torres in the 7th. 

Final Score: 8-0 Yankees


HIGHS

  • Sale was hitting at 97 MPH on the gun, and had more bite to his slider, but still just could not locate anything. He sat middle middle most the game

LOWS

  • It seemed that Sale was throwing heat seeking missiles that were just looking for the middle of the plate. Yes he was throwing heat, but big leaguers can hit it out when its down the middle
  • Nunez missed several plays that he should have made
  • Leon’s debut was one to forget, two Ks and a weak pop out, but don’t expect that to improve much
  • Pearce going 0-4 with 2 Ks, he was brought in to be the lefty smasher, and his average is down to .100. Just terrible 


Final Box Scores


Standings

Back in the basement but the best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 6:35 PM ET featuring Eovaldi vs J.A. Happ! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox vs Orioles 4/15

Another terrible loss for the Sox. The bullpen was the letdown today.


NEWS

  • While technically could have been activated today off the IL, Brock Holt has remained on in the rehab process. He is set to see a few AAA games to ensure his eye has healed from being scratched by his son Griffey.
  • Christian Vazquez was batting ninth in Monday’s lineup, while that isn’t necessarily precarious, the position that was listed next to his name was. For some reason he had a “”2B” instead of a “C”. With JBJ still sick, and Cora wanting to give Benny some time off the foot that was nailed by a foul ball, Vazquez played second base! He actually played there fairly well! Started a double play and got a couple other putouts.

Important Moments

The Red Sox offense could not do anything against the Oriole Starter Dan Straily. Straily had come into the game with a astronomical ERA of 19.29. The entire approach that had given Mookie and Co. their rings in 2018, has now gone away and have become one of the worst teams at swinging at pitches in the zone.

Velazquez started the game and went 3 IP with only one run allowed but Walden takes over in the fourth and looks fine to start, but then they Oriole batters got to him in the fifth. Allowing two baserunners on, one scoring, then Dwight Smith takes Walden deep right to Pesky’s pole in right. It was a rinky dink HR but it still counts as a moonshot. Walden leaves the game 4-0 Orioles.

Brewer pitches a clean 6th, and Hembree takes over in the 7th, allowing a double, then a HR, Orioles further their lead to 6-1. The Red Sox got one run in the 5th by groundout by Pearce. Thornburg couldn’t even keep them from scoring in the 9th, allowing Smith to double in two more.

Final Score: 8-1 Orioles


HIGHS

  • JD hasn’t lost his stride. Going 2-4 with a double in yesterday’s game raising his AVG to .344

LOWS

  • Bullpen imploded. Allowing 7 runs on 8 hits, and walking 3 against one of the worst lineups in the bigs, the ORIOLES
  • Sox offense could not push across more than one run against a man whose ERA was nearing 20 coming into the game.

Final Box Scores


Standings

Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 7:10 PM ET featuring a marquee matchup of the two rival aces Chris Sale vs newly acquired James Paxton! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox vs Orioles 4/14

DAVEY TINGLE FINGERS IS BACK


NEWS

  • JBJ did not play because of the flu that Cora found out about during BP. Immediately removed him from the team to stop the potential spread of it.
  • Benny hit a ball hard directly off his foot yesterday, doesn’t look like he will be playing this morning. X Rays came back negative but is listed as day to day
  • There are lots of rumors of today’s game being postponed due to lots of rain in the area. We will keep you posted

Important Moments

Right from the first inning, you could tell that Price was on. Hitting his spots and painting the corners. Price ended his day after 7 innings of 3 hit ball and no runs allowed. Vintage Davey tingle fingers.

Xander went on a tear today attributing to all four runs! It was a 1-0 game after a sac fly from him in the fourth, and Price didn’t let anything come in. Xander wanted to add some insurance runs in the 8th when he drove one to strait away center with Mookie and JD on to make it 4-0 and give some breathing room to Barnes who comes in the close out the game

Final Score 4-0 RED SOX


HIGHS

  • David Price throwing a three hitter over 7 innings and 7 strikeouts
  • Xander Bogaerts going 2 for 3 with a sac fly and a dinger
  • After fouling the ball of his foot; Benny stayed in and hit a double

LOWS

  • Nunez with another defensive misplay, and leaving FOUR men on base today, is furthering frustrations. His bat still hasn’t come around and he is batting .184 so far this year. If you can’t contribute on offense OR defense, then you are actively detracting from the team
  • Pedroia went 0-4 lowering his average to .133

Final Box Scores


Standings

Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 7:10 PM ET featuring Hector Velazquez vs Dan Straily! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox vs Orioles 4/13

In a completely utter disgrace of a game, the Sox lose to the Orioles of all teams. Physical mistakes, mental mistakes, misplays and terrible baseball. Worst loss of the year.


Important Moments

Right from the first inning Porcello didn’t have his command, nor the normal break and movement of his pitches. He was rather spectacular at limiting the damage, only allowing three runs on ELEVEN baserunners. Chris Davis broke his streak of going 0-54 with a 2 RBI single in the first.

The Sox tied up the game in the bottom of the 3rd on a Vazquez HR (he has looked better this year so far, offensively at least), and it stayed tied up for two innings: 2-2. In which was the strength so far, the Bullpen was who failed the Sox today. Brewer who had been so solid just fell apart when he was called upon in the 6th. Walk-Single-Walk-Single-Single and he was pulled leaving the game at 6-3.

Walden pitched two solid innings but his defense did not help out his cause. The Sox scored two more on a Vazquez double to score Devers and Pedey. Pedroia looked like his vintage self with a diving play in the 8th.


HIGHS

  • Vazquez had a sweet swing on Saturday having 4 RBI (out of the 5 total runs scored)
  • Thornburg had a clean inning with a K
  • Porcello limiting the damage

LOWS

  • Brewer just falling completely apart not even getting ONE out
  • Only 2 true errors but there were several mental mistakes, misplayed balls and just plain bad execution
  • The Red Sox were being 1 hit until the 6th inning

Final Box Scores


Standings

Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 1:05 PM ET featuring David Price vs John Means! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox vs Orioles 4/12

What got a little scary in the end, the Red Sox pulled through for their first back to back wins of the year!


Important Moments

Eduardo Rodriguez was nothing short of spectacular for 6 innings, then lost some of his command in the 7th allowing a homer. He should not have gotten that far though, as on a pickoff play at second would have been the end of the inning if Bogaerts doesn’t drop the ball.

The Red Sox got to an early 1-0 lead with a Benny Biceps HR into the monster, and then scored two more on ROCKETS off the bats off Moreland, Bogaerts and Nunez tallying up to 3-0! They held that 3-0 lead until the homer that shouldn’t be in the 7th.

The Sox added some insurance runs in the 8th with contributions coming from JD, Bogey, Nunez singling JD in, and then JBJ with the Sac fly: 6-2. Thornburg came in and allowed a MOONSHOT over the monster to Renato Nunez after a walk to Mancini closing the gap a little to 6-4 but Braiser came in to close the door.

Final Score: 6-4 RED SOX


HIGHS

  • AMAZING PLAY by JBJ off the center field wall! Scaling it like Spider-Man. Check it out ⬇️
  • Moreland kept his hot streak going 2-4 with a double!
  • Bogaerts going 3-4 with a double!

LOWS

  • After pretty much sailing through the first 6 innings, Eduardo Rodriguez couldn’t keep it together allowing a double and then a HR.
  • Thornburg didn’t even get an out after walking the first man and then immediately allowing a homer OVER the monster.

Final Box Scores


Standings

Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 1:05 PM ET featuring Porcello vs Andrew Cashner! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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Red Sox vs Blue Jays 4/11

This game was a weird but an extremely fun game to watch (after the third inning), with some pitching struggling but getting 4 double plays in 5 innings. Super strange…


Important Moments

Well this game didn’t start out great: Eovaldi being very wild and not hitting his spots allowing two homers making for a 5-0 ball game. But then Red Sox did make a great comeback in the third! Mookie starts it off, JD hits one off the wall to bring him in, then Devers smokes to the wall, and then Pedey gets his first RBI in route to bringing the score back within 2 making the game 5-3

Sox got some luck in the 5th, allowing the base runners to move up two bases after two passed balls, bringing the score within 1! In the 7th, clutch Moreland tied up the ballgame with a dinger! Braiser unfortunately allowed a dinger of his own giving up the lead. It was a solid pitch, a splitter down below the zone, but Galvis golfed it out. 

There was some magic in the 9th when Mookie walked to allow Moreland to slam a double off the center field wall to tie it up AGAIN! Mitchy Clutch Bags! they Intentionally walked JD, Bogey had some good takes to get the walk to load the bases for Devers! The kid then hit a high chopper over the second baseman’s head for the WALK OFF!

Final Score: 7-6 RED SOX


HIGHS

  • Huge comeback win and walkoff!
  • Pedroia got his first RBI of the season!
  • Brewer’s curveball is NASTY. Definitely one of the best on the team


LOWS

  • Eovaldi couldn’t throw strikes walking four men, and allowing two dingers, but aside for the third inning; he got four double plays (in only FIVE innings) which helped him get out of most of his jams

Final Box Scores


Standings

Best thing about baseball is how it’s played nearly everyday! Today’s game is at 7:10 PM ET featuring Eddy Rodriguez vs David Hess! Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about it. Talk to you then 🤙🏽

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