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1 hr ago | Over The Monster
The Red Sox gave their new outfielder as much time to shake the rust off as they possibly could, leaving him with the Pawtucket Red Sox as they went on to capture the International League championship and even through the one-game Triple-A championship game against the Omaha Storm Chasers. Now that the farm system is in hibernation until spring, however, there's only one place left for him to play these final two weeks of September.
3 hrs ago | Cubbies Crib
Jun 30, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta acknowledges the crowd after being relieved during the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Jake Arrieta was absolutely masterful, throwing his first career complete game, while allowing only one-hit in the Chicago Cubs 7-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Ranaudo gave up his ninth and 10th homers in six starts this season and they proved the difference as the Pittsburgh Pirates topped Boston, 4-0, in the opener. Russell Martin cranked a two-run homer to left on a first-pitch fastball in the second and Starling Marte smacked a 2-2 changeup to center in the sixth for a solo homer.
That, more or less, is how games go with Anthony Ranaudo on the mound. With a few other conditions: plenty of contact, a few walks, and little hope.
At this point in the season the Boston Red Sox are not playing for wins and losses. That time has come and gone.
Sep 8, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is congratulated after scoring against the Boston Red Sox in the sixth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Good Job Chris Davis ! Davis got his first shot at redemption Monday when he helped save people trapped in a truck after a car accident.
Sep 7, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Steven Wright pitches during the sixth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Steven Wright has long been one of my favorite comedians most noted for his lethargic and deadpan delivery.
The Red Sox outfield has been a mess for most of 2014. Replacing the production of the departed Jacoby Ellsbury was going to be difficult enough as is, but then Shane Victorino missed most of the season due to injury, Jackie Bradley Jr. was abysmal offensively to the point his tremendous glove work was no longer worth the roster spot, and Daniel Nava's start to the season was poor enough that he was optioned to Triple-A for almost a month.
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Today's links look at Xander Bogaerts' hot streak, the emotional status of Rusney Castillo and David Ortiz's contract extension. It's reached the point where the most exciting news about the team is that L.L. Bean will be selling tote bags made of the 2013 tarp.
Made out of the rain-delay tarp from Fenway Park, which protected the Boston Red Sox infield during the 2013 season, L.L. Bean will sell special boat and tote bags for a very limited offering, beginning this week. Officially licensed by Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. the Boat and Tote bags are priced at $59.95 and will only be available in limited quantities at select L.L.Bean stores beginning at 9 a.m. Participating stores include L.L.Bean's Flagship Store in Freeport, Maine; its Massachusetts stores in Burlington, Dedham and Mansfield; L.L.Bean's Pop-Up Store at the Natick Mall in Natick ; as well as L.L.Bean's South Windsor, CT store.
Triple-A rosters are often fluid, with players coming and going from Major League parent clubs. Even by those standards, however, Pawtucket's roster has been changing all year.
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Oct 10, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington watches the team during a workout in preparation for the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports After two weeks of minor league activity, the Red Sox have deemed $72M Cuban import Rusney Castillo ready for Major League action and the bright lights of Boston.
Cole Hamels would be a fantastic addition to the Red Sox rotation. But in a free agent market with plenty of options, is a trade really called for? While we've yet to glimpse even the smallest actual flame, there's been plenty of smoke surrounding the Red Sox and a potential trade for star Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels.
The 2014 season is over for each of the Boston Red Sox 's minor league affiliates, and by and large, what a successful season it was. Red Sox and the rookie ball Gulf Coast League Red Sox won their league's respective championships, while Double-A Portland saw a deep playoff run of its own.
Sep 11, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks connects for a one run single in the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Does anyone else remember in 2012 when Will Middlebrooks entered the Fenway Park batter's box for one of his first big league at-bats and promptly deposited a grand slam over the Green Monster? Or how about the time when Middlebrooks hit three home runs in an early season affair versus the Blue Jays in 2013? I'm sure you all remember the third baseman's "trippy" play from game three of the 2013 World Series against the Cardinals, which ironically involved Middlebrooks' current teammate Allen Craig .
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 07:50 am
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