D.J. Short discusses some young Marlins hitters on the rise and weekend starting pitcher matchups in this week’s Waiver Wired. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:59 pm
The Boston Red Sox went into their six-game road trip against the Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners without much of their team due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, they persisted. Boston went 3-3 during that stretch and still are fighting for its postseason life after the Blue Jays caught fire at the perfect time.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:42 pm
New York pitcher Red Ruffing hit two home runs as the Yankees edged the St. Louis Browns 7-6 in 10 innings. The Cleveland Indians clinched the American League pennant with a 3-2 triumph over the Detroit Tigers. The New York Mets lost their last game at the Polo Grounds — 5-1 to the Philadelphia Phillies before a crowd of 1,752.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:24 pm
That said, I would also argue that advanced defensive metrics are far from perfect as well. There are a lot of different ways these numbers are calculated, and so often you will see metrics that view the same player in vastly different lights. I think of Xander Bogaerts, who is consistently viewed by DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) as one of the worst defensive players, regardless of position, in the league, while UZR (Ultimate Zone Rating) has him consistently ranging from neutral to slightly positive.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:30 pm
Red Sox reliever Adam Ottavino took a comment on the Mariners game broadcast to heart, and it showed during Boston’s series win in Seattle.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:14 pm
Are you loving these Red Sox? They are right in the thick of things for a wild-card game — a one-game bakeoff vs. the Yankees or Blue Jays on Tuesday, Oct. 5. They would pitch indominable Chris Sale in that game, which means they could advance to the first round of the American League playoffs.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:59 pm
Kyle Schwarber and Christian Vazquez drove in two runs apiece in the 10th inning, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 9-4 on Wednesday to keep pace in the AL wild-card race. Designated runner Jack Lopez scored on Tom Murphy’s passed ball to start the scoring in the six-run 10th to break open a 3-3 game. J.D. Martinez, Schwarber and Vazquez added run-scoring hits as Boston beat the Mariners for the second day in a row.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:48 pm
The first thing to know about this whole discussion is that it’s all academic. The question of who should potentially start the single wild card playoff game is really going to come down to how hard the Sox have to charge to get there in the first place, not what they’d do if they had their druthers. This is all just a thought experiment.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:01 pm
Every win matters now for these Red Sox, who return to Fenway this weekend to face the woeful Orioles. As John Tomase writes, Alex Cora’s team is asking for your help over the final homestand.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:23 pm
With all that in mind, you really have to feel for Mariners first baseman Ty France. He looked absolutely helpless against Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck. The rookie right-hander was on the mound Wednesday for Boston, and Houck was dealing early through four innings — though he’d get pulled in the fifth.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:15 pm
Kyle Seager hit a two-run double for the Mariners, who are 3 1/2 games out of a wild-card berth. The Yankees kept pace by beating the Orioles, 4-3 on Brett Gardner’s two-run single off Tyler Wells in the ninth inning. Gardner also scored on Gio Urshela’s two-run homer in the third inning of New York’s third win in four games since a seven-game skid.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 11:00 am
The Red Sox finally won a series in Seattle, grabbing a win on their way out of town on Wednesday to take two of three and come out on top in a series there for the first time since 2013. It was also the first time in a long time this season they’ve beaten a good team in a series. Jason Mastrodonato; Boston Herald) Kyle Schwarber’s glove, or lack thereof, definitely creates some fit issues with the Red Sox lineup.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 11:00 am
The defense will be the Red Sox undoing for the 2021 season The Boston Red Sox defense has been simply wretched for the 2021 season. Defense is broken into two segments – pitching and glove work. The first has been floundering all season, with the most consistent aspect being inconsistency.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 8:41 am
Tim Naehring was gracious as Red Sox fans recognized him among the large crowd who attended the Celebration of Life for Marcy Rosenberg Cochran Saturday at the Chelsea Yacht Club. The former Red Sox star third baseman had traveled a long distance to join Marcy’s many friends for the special tribute to the beloved Chelsea High Class of 1977 graduate who made her home on Admiral’s Hill with her husband, Joe Cochran, the Sox’ highly respected clubhouse and equipment manager.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 7:00 am
Wife surprises baseball-loving husband with wedding gift from his favorite team
Posted: September 16, 2021, 5:09 am
On Wednesday, as Major League Baseball celebrated Clemente’s legacy, Cora wore No. in his honor as did the team’s other Puerto Ricans (outside of Rios, who is in Triple A). So did Nate Eovaldi and first base coach Tom Goodwin.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 3:57 am
In a game like that, you need a few breaks,” manager Scott Servais. You need a bounce on a ball to go fair when it’s just barely foul, things like that. And obviously, we did not get that to happen for us at the end.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 2:09 am
Red Sox score six runs in the 10th inning of 9-4 win
Posted: September 16, 2021, 1:14 am
Matt Barnes wasn’t looking for outs, wasn’t looking for stats. This outing was all about how he felt. “That is the best that I’ve felt in probably a month,” Barnes said Wednesday after throwing the first inning for the Double A Portland Sea Dogs at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. “I had a good fastball down and away, good breaking ball, I was able to bounce one when I needed to. .. That felt like April …
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:54 am
Condensed Game: The Red Sox batted around for six runs in the 10th inning for a 9-4 victory over the Mariners
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:46 am
The Red Sox earned the series win over the Mariners after a six-run rally in the 10th inning of Wednesday’s finale.
Posted: September 16, 2021, 12:14 am
Brad Johnson reviews the latest saves and stolen base news including a big week for Giovanny Gallegos and a spotlight on Jose Siri. (Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: September 15, 2021, 9:09 pm
Hunter Renfroe starts off the scoring in the top of the 1st inning with a solo home run deep to left-center field
Posted: September 15, 2021, 8:15 pm
It’s hard to envision Xander Bogaerts playing anywhere else but shortstop for the Red Sox. But as John Tomase explains, there are signs that a position change is in order in the near future.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 3:39 pm
Normally one to remain stoic and keep his emotions in check, Seattle’s Mitch Haniger couldn’t stop from pumping his fist and screaming as he rounded first base. “Come September you hope that you’re right in the fight to win the division or make the wild card and it’s been really fun showing up every day,” Haniger said. Haniger made Boston pay for a costly error by first baseman Kyle Schwarber, hitting a three-run home run with two out in the seventh inning, and the Mariners held on for a 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Monday night.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 5:35 am
Boston activated reliever Hirokazu Sawamura from the COVID-19 injured list and returned left-handed pitcher Austin Davis from the paternity list on Monday, giving a boost to the Red Sox bullpen going into a key series against Seattle. Red Sox manager Alex Cora said there could be more players coming off the COVID-19 injured list in the coming days. Left-hander Martin Pérez is expected to be activated on Tuesday, and Cora is holding out hope that left-handed starter Chris Sale could return this weekend against Baltimore.
Posted: September 14, 2021, 1:04 am
The Yard Goats finish up the 2021 schedule with six home games against the Portland Sea Dogs, the Red Sox’s Double-A affiliate, at Dunkin’ Donuts Park this week. It’s been a long season for manager Chris Denorfia and the Yard Goats, who are 37-75, last in Double-A Northeast’s Northeast Division. The Colorado Rockies stocked the team with a lot of newcomers, and it showed, though several …
Posted: September 13, 2021, 8:58 pm
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Posted: September 13, 2021, 6:48 pm
The Red Sox are laboring down the home stretch, both in the standings and with their collective health. Despite the recent headwinds, our John Tomase things a Wild Card spot is still likely.
Posted: September 13, 2021, 4:26 pm