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Red Sox 4, Twins 6: Rick Porcello everything he shouldn't be
There were too many true outcomes for Porcello Wednesday afternoon.
It's said there are three true outcomes for a pitcher: the walk, the strike, and the homer. They can keep the ball in the park, pick up strike three, and avoid ball four. ...
Game 47: Red Sox vs. Twins
That concludes our brief moment of hope. We now return to our regularly scheduled period of hopelessness.
Ah Red Sox, why you gotta be like this?
Red Sox promoting Eduardo Rodriguez to the majors
Rodriguez will get a spot start, but it's also an audition for a larger role in 2015.
The Red Sox have been waiting for an opportunity to call up Eduardo Rodriguez, and it sounds like they have found one. According to the Providence Journa...
Red Sox prospects daily: Rafael Devers is destroying Low-A
Boston's major signing from the 2013 international signing period is laying waste to much older competition.
Low-A Greenville: Rafael Devers, 3B
Rafael Devers is 18 years old. He was signed during the 2013-2014 international free agent per...
Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: Brock Holt starts in right as Sox try to dodge sweep
It's Holt in right, Rusney on the bench as the Sox look to salvage a win in Minnesota.
The Red Sox will have Brock Holt in right field Wednesday afternoon as they send Rick Porcello to the mound and try to avoid being swept by the Minneso...
Red Sox 2011 draft review: 5 major leaguers and counting
We kick off our review of recent Red Sox drafts with a look at one that's powering the current (and future) Sox.
The 2015 MLB Draft will begin on June 8, and the Red Sox pick seventh for the second time in three years. With that date comin...
Weak AL East could keep Red Sox hopes alive at trade deadline
At 21-25, the Red Sox aren't the sort of team that's expected to grab headlines at the trade deadline. But a weak division could give them a chance to be players all the same.
The Red Sox are 21-25, and tied for last place in the American ...
Mike Napoli is back to being Mike Napoli
After a woeful stretch to begin the season, Mike Napoli is crushing opposing pitchers' mistakes and driving the ball once again.
Mike Napoli has long been a streaky hitter. Any Red Sox fan who has watched Napoli hit the past couple seasons...
Daily Red Sox Links: Joe Kelly, Cole Hamels, David Ortiz
Today's links look at the Red Sox' playoff chances, some ways they can turn it around, and a new pitch for Clay Buchholz.
Historically speaking, the Red Sox are digging themselves into a hole in their quest to reach the postseason. (
Red Sox 1, Twins 2: Red Sox lose same game for a third time
Clay Buchholz has been here before, and he has to be getting bored by now.
This is what I wrote to recap Clay Buchholz' last outing:
The Red Sox ...
Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: David Ortiz drops to fifth
It's been a rough month for David Ortiz, leaving John Farrell with little choice but to move him down in the lineup.
David Ortiz will bat fifth Tuesday night, moving down in the lineup in favor of Pablo Sandoval after a dismal month of May.
Keith Law ranks Yoan Moncada, 2 other Red Sox prospects in top-25
The Red Sox future is bright on the farm, whether you look at who is coming soon or who is going to take some time.
The Red Sox have a high-quality farm system, one that has graduated a number of compelling, relevant prospects such as Mook...
Red Sox prospects daily: Don't forget about Teddy Stankiewicz
The oft-forgotten pitching prospect had his top outing as a pro on Monday night, and it's time you remember who he is.
High-A Salem: Teddy Stankiewicz, RHP
Teddy Stankiewicz doesn't get a whole lot of attention when discussing Red Sox pitc...
Red Sox might demote Joe Kelly and promote Eduardo Rodriguez
Joe Kelly keeps giving up big innings, and Boston has had just about enough of them.
Joe Kelly's time in the Red Sox rotation might be up soon, as it appears Boston is tired of fastball command being his undoing. The plan,
Red Sox minor lines: From peanut hitting to relief pitching
Williams Jerez has seen his career take an unexpected turn, but he seems to be making the most of things in his new role on the mound.
Pawtucket L 0-2
Jackie Bradley Jr.: 0-3, BB, K Deven Marrero: 1-4, K Allen Craig: 1-4 Bryce Brentz: 0-...
Steven Wright has earned a permanent role on the Red Sox
Steven Wright has been nothing but solid in his outing with Boston this year, and he's earned a spot on the roster even after his rotation spot is taken by a veteran or a prospect.
I’d like to start this post off with an apology to Steven...
Daily Red Sox Links: Wade Miley, Pablo Sandoval, Joe Kelly
Today's links look at Wade Miley's recent performance, Boston's inability to grab any momentum, and John Farrell's thoughts on substances to aid pitchers' grips.
Wade Miley has looked much better lately, and he's not going to look back on...
Red Sox 2, Twins 7: The return of the disaster inning
Two of the best games the Red Sox have put together all year will be bookeneded by disasters. This time, it was Joe Kelly and a disaster second inning to blame.
Where Steven Wright and Wade Miley were able to lift the Red Sox to victory in...
Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: Pablo Sandoval returns
Pablo Sandoval is back in the lineup Monday afternoon nearly a week after getting drilled in the knee.
Pablo Sandoval will get his first start in nearly a week Monday afternoon as the Red Sox face the Twins looking for their third straight...
Red Sox minor lines: Brian Johnson goes Jekyll and Hyde
There was a lot of good stuff from Brian Johnson on Sunday. And a fair few runs.
Pawtucket L 4-5
Allen Craig: 2-4 Bryce Brentz: 1-4, K Travis Shaw: 2-4, 2B Deven Marrero: 1-4, 3 K
Brian Johnson: 7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Red Sox prospects daily: Michael Kopech is making the most of his innings
Boston's second pick in the 2014 draft is pitching well in his first full season in the pros.
Low-A Greenville: Michael Kopech, RHP
Michael Kopech is just 19 years old, so even though he seems to be handling opposing lineups well, he's jus...
Daily Red Sox Links: Mike Napoli, Mookie Betts, Anthony Varvaro
Today's links look at some players heating up at the right time, Steven Wright's Tim Wakefield impression, and the weak division.
Mike Napoli and Xander Bogaerts are starting to heat up at a time when the Red Sox desperately need some help. (