|Live blog: Red Sox seeking fourth straight win taking on Blue Jays in Toronto||07.01.15 at 12:24 pm ET|
The Red Sox will be going for their fourth straight win Wednesday afternoon in Toronto on Canada Day. Rick Porcello will be opposed by left-hander Mark Buehrle with Hanley Ramirez back in the Red Sox lineup.
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|Red Sox live blog: Eduardo Rodriguez goes for win No. 4 in series finale vs. Orioles||06.25.15 at 12:31 pm ET|
The Red Sox and Orioles will finish their three-game series Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park with both teams winning a game so far. The Red Sox will send Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound as he will look to win the fourth game of his major league career.
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|Woman hit by broken bat at Fenway Park upgraded to fair condition||06.08.15 at 4:04 pm ET|
Tonya Carpenter, the 44-year-old woman who was struck by a broken bat at Fenway Park Friday night, has been upgraded to fair condition, according to a statement released by her family.
Initial reports indicated that Carpenter had suffered life-threatening injuries, and her family said she was in a serious condition in a statement released Saturday. Fortunately, her condition has since improved.
“Tonya is responsive, and her condition has been upgraded from serious to fair,” her family said in a statement, according to NECN. “We would like to thank everyone for their continued support, especially the fans at Fenway Park, first responders, Boston EMS, Boston Police and her care team at Beth Israel Deaconess.”
The incident occurred in the second inning of Friday night’s game when Oakland third baseman Brett Lawrie‘s bat shattered, sending a piece flying into the stands. The game was delayed for several minutes as Carpenter was carried off the field on a stretcher.
|Red Sox lineup: David Ortiz, Pablo Sandoval sit against left-hander Scott Kazmir||06.05.15 at 3:27 pm ET|
David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval, who have both struggled mightily against left-handed pitchers this season, will start Friday night’s game on the bench as the Athletics send Scott Kazmir to the mound.
Here’s the complete Red Sox lineup:
For complete batter vs. pitcher matchups for Friday night’s game, click here.
|Closing Time: Red Sox no-hit into sixth inning, lose behind rough outing from Wade Miley||05.30.15 at 10:09 pm ET|
The Red Sox dropped their second straight Saturday night as both their starting pitching and offense failed in an 8-0 loss to the Rangers.
Wade Miley allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits over four-plus innings of work, with a four-run fourth inning proving to be predictably costly on a night in which the Red Sox managed just five hits.
Boston’s bats were stifled by a rookie, as Rangers starting pitcher Chi Chi Gonzalez was making his major league debut in the game. Gonzalez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before David Ortiz, who made his return to Boston’s lineup, doubled.
The 22-28 Red Sox will look to even the series Sunday afternoon in Arlington.
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WHAT WENT WRONG FOR THE RED SOX
– Miley was coming off his best outing in a Red Sox uniform, as he held the Angels to one run on four hits over eight innings last week. Saturday was a different story, as he allowed at least one hit in each of his four-plus innings before being yanked with the bases loaded and no out in the fifth.
Miley is now 4-5 on the season.
– Throwing home isn’t always a good thing. With the Rangers having already scored two runs in the bottom of the fourth to extend their lead to three, Brock Holt threw home on a grounder to shortstop with runners on second and third with one out. The throw wasn’t great, allowing Martin to score.
On the next play, DeShields bunted to Miley, who threw the ball away in an attempt to get the lead runner at home. All runners advanced on the play as the Rangers built their lead to 5-0.
– The Ortiz Laboratory does not focus on baserunning. After doubling to lead off the top of the sixth and advancing on a Hanley Ramirez groundout, Ortiz was caught in a rundown on a ground ball back to the mound from Pablo Sandoval. Gonzalez quickly threw to third, initiating a rundown in which Ortiz was tagged out in short order. Read the rest of this entry »
|Former MLB pitcher Dallas Braden on MFB: ‘[John] Farrell is right on the money’ with wanting approved pitching substance||05.28.15 at 1:46 pm ET|
Former MLB pitcher Dallas Braden joined Middays with MFB Thursday to discuss getting substances approved for pitchers to use on the mound in games, like pine tar for batters. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.
Red Sox manager John Farrell said earlier in the week he would like to see a substance approved for all pitchers to help get a better grip. “I would like to see an approved substance that pitchers can use,” Farrell said in Minnesota.
This comes after Orioles reliver Brian Matusz was ejected from Saturday’s game against the Marlins for having a substance on his right arm, becoming the second MLB pitcher in a week to be disciplined for using an illegal substance on the baseball. Braden agrees with Farrell.
“[John] Farrell is right on the money because he understands,” Braden said. “There are guys in the league that yeah, 97-98 (mph), we’re talking hundo (100 mph) and they don’t have a clue where it’s going sometimes. So, from the hitters perspective they would love to be able to dig in against a guy like that and being confident that [they] are not going to get drilled and get pained one knee high away on the black. [They’d] like to have a comfortable at-bat. Well, a guy like me — so, for a guy that throws 95 or above, it’s a safety issue, but for a guy like me who does it, now I am a cheater? Not so much. These are things that have been going on, that go on and that will continue to go on in the game of baseball …”
He added: “We don’t need to go and try and reinvent the wheel here. There’s a substance already out there and it’s called pine tar. This is what I think about — when [a batter] is in the on-deck circle and he has his batting gloves on, holding a weighed bat, with a weighed doughnut on it, he’s applied pine tar to his bat, he has pine tar on his helmet, he’s rubbed down the bat with the [stick] just before he goes up to the plate. I’ve got a bag of chalk on the back of the mound to get moisture off of my hand. That’s what [a pitcher] is working with and that’s what [a batter] has?
“Give me a pine tar rag. I don’t need to have you go to NASA and come up with some space-sticking goo to stick on my fingers, I’m good with pine tar. I’ve made that abundantly clear. For me, what I haven’t come across was, ‘Oh, I can use rosin and I can shield my sensitive fair skin from ultraviolet rays and this is actually going to come up with a nice sticky substance. That’s a win for me. Sorry about it, but sorry I am not sorry.'”
|Live blog: Red Sox, Rick Porcello take on Twins in series finale||05.27.15 at 12:22 pm ET|
|Live Blog: Follow action (tweets) as Red Sox take on Twins at Target Field||05.25.15 at 10:41 am ET|
|Video: David Ortiz serves customers at Dunkin’ Donuts||05.20.15 at 8:57 am ET|
In an effort to raise awareness for Dunkin’ Donuts charitable promotion that raises money for New England children’s hospitals, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz donned an apron and served customers at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Salem, New Hampshire, on Tuesday.
Ortiz, sporting a “Big Papi” name tag, made an iced coffee for a drive-through customer and greeted other surprised patrons.
|Hanley Ramirez returns to Red Sox lineup||05.09.15 at 12:17 pm ET|
Boston’s lineup for Saturday is as follows:
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