Series Preview: 5/14-5/16 vs. OAK

Records Entering Series: OAK (19-21, 4th in AL West), BOS (28-12, T-1st in AL East) Boston took 2 of 3 from Toronto in their last series and finally return home to Fenway after their season-long 10 game, 11 day road trip to take on the A's. Oakland has been a more or less average team... Continue Reading →

Mailbag: 5/12/18

We pick the 5 best, most interesting, most thought provoking and discussion starting questions submitted by fans and answer them to the best of our ability. Questions may be paraphrased for length and comprehension. Joe C. asks: "Do the Red Sox have a legitimate, trustworthy arm in the bullpen that they can consistently use as... Continue Reading →

The Unsung Work of Hector Velazquez

Hector Velazquez has been one of the more important pitchers for the Boston Red Sox this year. He's currently 4-0 with a 2.38 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 22.2 IP, and he's been vital to their success early on, yet not a lot of people are talking about him. Similar to Tim Wakefield in years... Continue Reading →

New Year, Same Old Bullpen

The Boston Red Sox took a 1-run lead into the 8th inning of yesterday's contest vs. the New York Yankees after valiantly battling back from a 2-run deficit earlier in the game. Matt Barnes stepped to the hill and allowed a double, a fielder's choice groundout, and a walk, then got the hook. Craig Kimbrel,... Continue Reading →

Rotation Scenarios If Price Goes to DL

David Price has been the most enigmatic starting pitcher for the Red Sox so far this season. He's made some very good starts, but also has had his fair share of stinkers. When broken down into two separate performance categories, it looks like this. Price in 4 starts vs. TB (twice), LAA and OAK: 26.2... Continue Reading →

Report Cards: April 2018

Alex Cora: A -Cora has led the Red Sox to the best record in the MLB through April in his 1st month as a manager. He's stayed true to his plan and philosophy of getting guys plenty of rest, which has allowed the role players like Moreland and Holt to get enough reps to remain... Continue Reading →

Starting Pitching Off to Elite Start

The Boston Red Sox starting pitching has kicked off the 2018 season at an elite level. They rank towards the top in the MLB in nearly every major pitching statistical category. It's not just the superstars like Chris Sale who are killing it either. Guys like Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez have played their parts... Continue Reading →

Spectacular Sox Starters

After one turn through the rotation, the Red Sox starting pitchers look to be the best in the league. In 30 innings pitched, they've given up just 3 runs on 22 hits and 7 walks combined. They have a cumulative WHIP of .966 and are averaging 8.4 K/9. It started with Chris Sale mowing down... Continue Reading →

Season Preview: Bullpen

According to ESPN's metrics, the Boston Red Sox Bullpen was the 4th best in the MLB last year. That's an especially impressive ranking considering the personnel that comprises that staff. Aside from lights out closer Craig Kimbrel, the rest of the Sox 'pen includes rookies and question marks. Boston didn't address the bullpen in free... Continue Reading →

Report Cards: Spring Training

Yesterday and today's games vs. the Cubs are technically informal exhibitions, meaning Spring Training is officially finished for the Boston Red Sox. So, with the Major League roster set, today will be the first installment of my monthly "Report Cards" series, in which I'll be handing out grades for each player in the squad. Obviously,... Continue Reading →

The Battle for #5

The Boston Red Sox's rotation is one of the best in the AL entering 2018. Boasting 2 former Cy Young winners (David Price and Rick Porcello) and 1 perennial Cy Young finalist (Chris Sale, who somehow still hasn't won one yet), expectations are high for this particular batch of arms. And while 1-4 in the... Continue Reading →

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