Watching the Red Sox is quickly desensitizing me to most great plays (Andrew Benintendi already had a stellar outfield assist tonight), but it’s important to recognize players doing what no one else can do, even if they do it often. With that in mind, here’s yet another awesome catch from Boston centerfield wizard…
Dustin Pedroia suffered the indignity tonight of being forced to leave a game with a self-inflicted injury, and a pretty painful-seeming one at that. Leading off the fourth inning against the Orioles, he fouled off a Dylan Bundy pitch that hit home plate and bounced right back up to smack him square in the face.…
A banner reading “Racism Is As American As Baseball” was briefly unfurled over the Green Monster between the top and bottom of the fourth inning of the A’s-Red Sox game at Fenway Park tonight.
Saturday’s Red Sox-Rays game turned one-sided quickly, which gave NESN commentators Jerry Remy and Dennis Eckersley a chance to drift away from their duties and instead talk about their visits to the star-studded New York City nightclub and ‘70s hotspot Studio 54.
If this sign-stealing scandal is truly going to reignite the rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox, it needs to hit a few more stages of escalation. Thankfully, the Red Sox have reportedly brought us to Stage Two, by running to the commissioner’s office and yelling, But, but, but! The Yankees are cheaters toooooooo!
This morning, a day after news broke that the Red Sox allegedly used technology to steal signs from the Yankees, I called up executives from both teams to ask about how the smartwatch-assisted, sign-stealing operation came to be and what they thought would and should happen next.
There was a point tonight—this morning, actually—when the Red Sox made a mid-17th-inning pitching change so that Ezequiel Carrera could face Fernando Abad instead of Blaine Boyer. That is what this Boston-Toronto game was. That, and the Blue Jays’ franchise-record 23 strikeouts. That’s it.
The Red Sox-Yankees rivalry hasn’t been particularly contentious for a while, with the last waypoint being that time Boston called out Michael Pineda for the obvious pine tar on his hand. Maybe a good sign-stealing feud will bring it back.
The Yankees beat the Red Sox, 6-2, tonight. The game included a first-inning bunt by Boston second baseman Eduardo Nuñez, which greatly displeased Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia, and now we have another riveting chapter in the storied rivalry between these two franchises.
Chris Sale pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays last night, and he struck out 11 batters in seven innings in a 3-0 win. “Struck out 11 batters” doesn’t quite describe what happened on that field, though. It’s more accurate to say that Sale demoralized 11 batters.
Chris Sale’s night in Cleveland on Thursday was shockingly bad by the Cy Young frontrunner’s 2017 standards, but unsurprising given what the Indians have done to Sale in his career. In an eventual 13-6 loss for the Red Sox, Sale gave up six earned runs (seven total) on seven hits and three walks. It was his shortest…
What could have been a very bad night for Cleveland—losing star reliever Andrew Miller to a re-aggravated knee injury after just seven pitches and first baseman Carlos Santana to back pain in the eighth inning—ended up in victory, albeit via somewhat unconventional means. A sacrifice bunt from Roberto Pérez during a…
Maybe this dude shouldn’t have been urged to “fire it in there,” because boy did he ever fire it (the baseball) in there (this dude’s dick and balls).
It’s now been nearly three weeks since Red Sox top prospect Rafael Devers got the call to the big leagues, moving on up at the ripe ol’ age of 20 after spending just nine games at Triple-A. It’s gone better than the team ever could have hoped. In his first 16 major-league games, Devers has hit .339/.397/.677. He has…
The Red Sox came back to beat the Yankees 3-2 and win the rubber game of their series thanks to their rookies: A ninth-inning home run from Rafael Devers and a 10th-inning single from Andrew Benintendi. And Devers’s homer silenced one very excited Yankees fan:
An easy way to measure an athlete’s influence on his or her sport is to consider what they meant to different groups of fans. Don Baylor, who died of cancer today at age 68, was many things to many people.
When we last checked in on tonight’s Indians-Red Sox matchup, Austin Jackson was making an unforgettable catch for one of the year’s best highlights. The rest of the night lived up to that play.
The Indians and the Red Sox are in the middle of a thrilling shootout at Fenway, but Cleveland center fielder Austin Jackson was at least able to prevent one additional run from getting on the board. With Cleveland leading 7-5 in the bottom of the fifth, Jackson went over the bullpen wall to rob Hanley Ramírez of a…
It’s trade deadline day, and the stove is simmering.
One thing Lorenzo Cain understands that big mashing goons like Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper still haven’t mastered with all their grotesque and gratuitous moonshots is the precision and understated majesty of the, umm, short ball: