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 →

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 →

Series Preview: 4/27-4/29 vs. TB

Records Entering Series: TB (10-13, 4th in AL East), BOS (19-5, 1st in AL East) The Rays have been somewhat surprising so far, currently sitting at 10-13 and riding a 6-game win streak into Boston. The Red Sox have been arguably the best team in the MLB, but they've slowed down a bit of late,... 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 →

Porcello Nearly Perfect vs. NYY

Rick Porcello announced his presence within the Red Sox rotation with gusto last night vs. the hated Yankees. One game after a benches clearing brawl between the two clubs, Porcello shut down a New York offense that posted 10 on the Red Sox the previous day. He retired the first 11 batters he faced and... Continue Reading →

Series Preview: 4/10-4/12 vs. NYY

Records Entering Series: NYY (5-5, 3rd in AL East), BOS (8-1, 1st in AL East) The Boston Red Sox are off to their hottest start in franchise history. At 8-1 and riding an 8-game winning streak, they welcome the New York Yankees to town for a 3-game set that will act as the first true... Continue Reading →

The Blueprint for Porcello’s Success

Rick Porcello is somewhat of an enigma for this Boston Red Sox squad. He put together one fantastic, Cy Young winning season in 2016 sandwiched between two mediocre, if not downright inadequate, years in 2015 and 2017. He started this new year off strong enough, throwing 5.1 innings of one run ball. He wasn't perfect,... 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 →

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 →

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