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Doug Fister Throws First Red Sox One-Hitter Since 2013

Fact: Doug Fister threw a one-hitter as the Red Sox beat the Indians 9-1 on Tuesday night, becoming the first Boston pitcher to do so since Jon Lester in 2013. 

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What’s up with the Red Sox usage of Fernando Abad?

What are they doing here?

The Red Sox bullpen has gotten a lot of headlines of late, both on these very webpages and others around the interwebs. For as well as the team has played during this great stretch of baseball in August, the bullpen has been the one weak point so it makes sense that they are the part of the team that many are focusing on for the moment. Just yesterday in this space, we discussed how to split blame for the recent performance between John Farrell and the relievers...

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Christian Vazquez’ strange, very weird season

It’s been a wild year for the Red Sox catcher.

Overall, the Red Sox catching tandem has been pretty nondescript this season. They’ve stayed healthy all year long (knock on wood) and they’ve put up middle-of-the-road production. Using wRC+ as the measure of choice, Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez have combined to be the 17th-best offensive catching group in the league. They rank the same in fWAR, which of course takes defense into consideration. So, at least according to Fangraphs,...

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Red Sox Minor Lines: Jason Groome loses control

Jason Groome walks everyone on Tuesday.

Pawtucket L 2-6

Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-4

Sam Travis: 1-3, 1 BB

Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R

Blake Swihart: 0-4, 3 K

Deven Marrero: 2-3, 1 K, 1 CS

Roenis Elias: 7 IP, 10 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 7 K

Chandler Shepherd: 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 3 K

Big day for Elias, who should almost certainly get some time in the majors in September now that he’s back on the 40-man roster. He won’t get any starts, or at least I’d be shocked if he did, but don’t be surprised if...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Drew Pomeranz, Eduardo Nunez, Mookie Betts

It’s time to stop being surprised that Drew Pomeranz has been good. Plus Eduardo Nunez heats back up and Mookie Betts reacts to the blockbuster Isaiah Thomas trade.

Drew Pomeranz is having a resurgent year and its a big reason why the Red Sox are on the fast track to a playoff berth. (Michael Silverman: Boston Herald)

After ripping apart AL pitchers right after being traded to the Red Sox, Eduardo Nunez was coming back down to earth. Then he went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBI on...

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WATCH: Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians | Doug Fister | Matt Barnes

The Red Sox will look to rebound from being walked-off last night, sending Doug Fister to the mound against the Indians in game 2 of a 4 game set. They're facing Carlos Carrasco, who they tagged for 5 runs in 1.2 innings last time they saw him.

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Red Sox 9, Indians 1: Holy crap Doug Fister

Doug Fister pitches insanely well.

This game wasn’t a must-win for the Red Sox, but with a loss on Tuesday Boston was in danger of dropping three of four in this series with Corey Kluber taking the mound for the bad guys on Wednesday. The Red Sox were turning to Doug Fister, who didn’t exactly inspire the most confidence heading into the game. As it turned out, Fister was more than fine as he completely shut down the Indians lineup and helped the Red Sox cruise to an easy victory....

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WATCH: What is John Farrell doing w RED SOX bullpen? + Jerry Remy honored

What is John Farrell doing w RED SOX bullpen? + Jerry Remy honored... This week, Jared misses the show, but Jess and Lauren hold it down and discuss another successful week for the good guys.  John Farrell continues to make odd choices of when to use the bullpen and we wonder, when will he lose faith in Matt Barnes?? Jerry Remy gets honored in great ceremony, our thoughts on that.  Check it all out on a new RSB Follow @CLNSMedia on Twitter Subscribe to CLNS Media YouTube...

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Red Sox at Indians lineup: Back on the horse

The Red Sox will look to rebound after a tough loss last night in Cleveland.

One night after a manic loss, the Red Sox (71-53) look to get revenge against the resilient Indians (69-54) tonight at Progressive Field in Cleveland (7:10 p.m., NESN). In what could be Doug Fister’s (5.56 ERA) last start in a Red Sox uniform — dare to dream — he’ll face the nasty Carlos Carrasco (3.76 ERA). No Andrew Miller, as he was sent to the DL. Here are the full lineups:

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Red Sox place Matt Barnes on the 10-day disabled list; Recall Hector Velazquez

The struggling reliever is now on the shelf.

After pitching well much more often than not in the first four months of the season, Matt Barnes has hit a rough patch in his year during this latest stretch of games, a hugely important stretch for the Red Sox. Obviously, the team has done well despite some struggles in the bullpen, but Barnes has become increasingly unreliable late in games. He’s going to get some days off after his rough outing on Monday as the team placed him on the 10-day...

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Red Sox place Barnes on DL, recall Velazquez

The Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Matt Barnes on the 10-day disabled list with a lower back strain and recalled righty Hector Velazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket, the club announced Tuesday.

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What can the Red Sox do about Brock Holt?

The super utility man has fallen on some hard times.

I’ve been meaning to write about Brock Holt for a couple of weeks now, but I will acknowledge that doing so at this moment does seem a little unfair. While the Red Sox utility man has been pretty bad for a little while, we are coming off a game in which he lost the game on a bad error. Things have reached an all-time low for the one-time All-Star, and it’s probably time to start thinking about where the team should go from here. Holt...

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WATCH: Indians eclipse Red Sox 5-4 in walk-off win

- Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez hit a pair of two run home runs in loss - Matt Barnes road woes continues as he is charged with tying run in the eighth  

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Pitchers are more to blame for Red Sox bullpen woes than John Farrell

It’s been a rough stretch for the Red Sox bullpen, and most of that is on the players.

Generally speaking, the Red Sox are in the midst of the best stretch of baseball they have played all year long. They are winning seemingly every series in the month of August and it’s helped them climb to a 4.5 game lead in the American League East. The offense still has its inconsistencies, but for the most part it’s been much better over the last few weeks than it was in the few months prior to...

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WATCH: #150 | What is John Farrell doing with the bullpen? | Jerry Remy honored | David Price and...

This week, Jared misses the show, but Jess and Lauren hold it down and discuss another successful week for the good guys.  John Farrell continues to make odd choices of when to use the bullpen and we wonder, when will he lose faith in Matt Barnes?? Jerry Remy gets honored in great ceremony, our thoughts on that.  Check it all out on a new RSB. 

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Red Sox Minor Lines: Rehabbing Relievers

Some help could be on the way for the major-league bullpen.

Pawtucket L 3-6

Sam Travis: 1-3

Bryce Brentz: 2-4, 1 2B

Blake Swihart (1B): 0-3, 1 BB

Deven Marrero: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R

Brian Johnson: 4 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K

Blaine Boyer: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K

Carson Smith: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

With the major-league bullpen starting to struggle for the Red Sox, they have a couple of rehabbing righties who could provide a boost down the stretch. Smith, still working his way back from...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Carson Smith, Rick Porcello, Rafael Devers

After last night, its only fitting we spend some time talking about the bullpen.

The Red Sox have solid arms in their bullpen but they have to work out the best way to utilize everyone to ensure they don’t blow games. (Scott Lauber; ESPN)

Fixing issues comes down to John Farrell making the right decisions. (Evan Drellich; CSNNE)

Luckily there are reinforcements coming, as Carson Smith pitched well in a rehab appearance with Pawtucket. (Christopher Smith; MassLive)

The Red Sox and Yankees...

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Indians eclipse Red Sox 5-4 in walk-off fashion

Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez hit a pair of two run home runs but its not enough as bullpen implodes and Indians eclipse Red Sox 5-4 in walk-off fashion on Brock Holt error

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Red Sox 4, Indians 5: A bonkers loss, told through tweets

The bullpen blows it on a weird night in Cleveland.

Why bother writing a recap when you’ll do it for me? To the tweets!:

Tonight will be the first time Eduardo Rodriguez has faced the Indians since 8-18-15. 8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K that game

— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 21, 2017

Play Ball in Cleveland !

— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) August 21, 2017

Mookie walks

— Boston Strong (@BostonStrong_34) August 21, 2017

CUE THE MUSIC FOR ANOTHER BENNY BOMB!...

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Pregame Notes 8/21/17: Eduardo Rodriguez looks to set tone for Red Sox in opener with Indians

The Red Sox open a four-game set in Cleveland against the Indians in a battle of first-place teams. Eduardo Rodriguez takes the hill for Boston. Also, updates from Drew Pomeranz, David Price and Dustin Pedroia.

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