The MLB’s rules on sticky substances might hurt Red Sox pitchers, but they could help team’s lineup even more, writes John Tomase.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:59 pm
The Brayan Bello hype train is nearing full speed as he takes his place among the top Red Sox prospects. The right-handed pitcher is having a sensational 2021 season, and it’s catching the attention of a lot of smart, important people. The 21-year-old is now 5-0 in eight starts this season with a 2.20 ERA and 57 strikeouts in 47 innings spread across two levels.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 5:56 pm
He’s just been impressive. He steps up in there, no sweat. Oh, I have to hit?
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:01 pm
You see home run numbers drop after the Derby as compared to before, but that’s generally because to get into the event you need to hit a lot of homers in the first half, and if you hit that many homers then more often than not you won’t repeat it in the back half of the year. Mike Petriello wrote a good piece on the topic a few years back. And even beyond just that general point, I think it’s worth noting that I’m especially not worried about that being the case for Devers.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 4:01 pm
One is how well does the guy take coaching? How well he listens. How well he really applies what you’re trying to get taught.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:35 pm
The baseball season is a long one with a lot of ebbs and flows, and the job of the front office, and the coaching staff to an extent, is to make sure they are constantly improving and putting out the best version of the team as is possible at any given time. This is particularly true in a race like we’re seeing in the division with not only the Rays but the suddenly-hot Yankees and the talented Blue Jays looking to make a run.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:30 pm
Red Sox infielders currently lead their positions on the All-Star ballot Major League Baseball released an update on the ballot results for the first phase of All-Star voting on Monday and the Boston Red Sox are well represented. Xander Bogaerts leads American League shortstops in the fan-voting process and he’s a worthy choice for the starting nod. He leads the league at his position with a .
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:25 pm
Jarrod Dyson capped a 10-pitch at-bat with a tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run third inning off Nathan Eovaldi, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Sunday for their first series win in nearly three weeks. It was a good series win against a good team,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. We are seeing a lot of components coming together.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:15 pm
The No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, the Rays’ Wander Franco, is set to debut Tuesday against the Red Sox in a clash of the AL East’s top two teams.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:09 pm
Jarrod Dyson capped a 10-pitch at-bat with a tiebreaking, two-run double in a three-run third inning off Nathan Eovaldi, and the Kansas City Royals rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 Sunday for their first series win in nearly three weeks. “It was a good series win against a good team,” Royals manager Mike Matheny said. “We are seeing a lot of components coming together.”
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:46 pm
Did Andy Reid trade in his Kansas City Chiefs’ red and yellow for royal blue? That was the question social media was pondering Friday night as the NFL head coach’s doppelganger appeared to be behind home plate at Kauffman Stadium as the Kansas City Royals were taking on the Boston Red Sox. The sighting left many on social media stunned, including Patrick Mahomes — a minority owner of the Royals.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 1:40 pm
Red Sox are faced with a quandary to exceed the luxury tax or hold The Red Sox season will not terminate with a championship without the expenditure of blood and treasure. Both are intricately entwined. The blood is prospect blood and treasure is the financial clout that is needed to address personnel issues.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 12:02 pm
White Sox pitcher and future Hall-of-Famer Ted Lyons won his 250th career game, beating the Red Sox, 6-5. That season, Lyons only pitched on Sundays, and posted this incredible statistic: In his 20 starts that year he completed all 20 games! He went 14-6 with a league-leading 2.10 ERA.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 11:20 am
The legend of Jarren Duran continues to grow by the day, and Sunday he made history in Triple A Worcester. The Red Sox prospect hit a walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to propel Worcester to a 5-2 victory over the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs. It was the first-ever walk-off homer at Polar Park in Worcester.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:26 am
Jerry Remy was back in the booth on Sunday for the Red Sox’s game against the Royals just days after he was released from the hospital. Remy left the booth during the third inning of the team’s game against the Blue Jays on June 11 and checked into Mass General Hospital after experiencing shortness of breath. In a statement to Chad Finn of Boston.com, NESN said its Red Sox analyst’s absence was a “precaution.
Posted: June 21, 2021, 2:08 am
Minor spins 6 2/3 solid frames to oust Red Sox, 7-3
Posted: June 20, 2021, 10:40 pm
Light-hitting Bobby Dalbec had three RBIs and was a double short of a cycle, J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Saturday. Dalbec, Boston’s No. 9 hitter, singled in the second, put Boston ahead 2-1 in the fifth with his team-high third triple, was hit by a Jackson Kowar pitch in the seventh and hit a two-run homer in the ninth off Kowar.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 11:46 pm
J.D. Martinez hit his 100th home run in a Red Sox uniform Saturday against the Royals and joined an impressive list of franchise legends in the process.
Posted: June 19, 2021, 10:13 pm
Bobby Dalbec hits a triple to deep left field, plating Kiké Hernández to give the Red Sox a 2-1 lead in the 5th
Posted: June 19, 2021, 9:35 pm
If the Red Sox choose to target a potential ace with the No. 4 pick in the MLB Draft, the Vanderbilt tandem of Jack Leiter and Kumar Rocker is a good place to start, writes our John Tomase.
Posted: June 18, 2021, 6:51 pm
Red Sox pitching prospect Tanner Houck shined in his first start back from injury with Triple-A Worcester on Thursday.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 11:31 pm
From bat flips to mound stares to Euro steps, Christian Arroyo’s celebrations are worth price of admission, writes John Tomase.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 3:17 pm
Garrett Richards threw 84 pitches in Wednesday night’s win over the Braves, but not one was his trusty curveball. Our John Tomase reacts to his postgame comments, which were enlightening.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 2:00 pm
Brad Johnson finds the best MLB Stacks for Wednesday, June 16. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Posted: June 16, 2021, 8:01 pm
Not only is Alex Verdugo proving to be a potent big-league hitter, he’s brought an energy to the 2021 Red Sox that’s refreshing and infectious. Our John Tomase discusses his impact.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 5:00 pm