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Matt_Collins

A brief history of the Red Sox draft selections

How has it gone at their pick slots in the past?

The draft is quickly approaching with the first two rounds set to take place a week from Memorial Day. We already spent the past week looking back at some previous Dave Dombrowski-led drafts to see if we could find any trends, and in the coming week we’ll take a look at who the team could be targeting in 2019. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun today to look at where the Red Sox are picking in the first five rounds of this draft to...

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Dustin Pedroia suffers setback in rehab game

Dustin Pedroia’s body does not seem to be cooperating with him. Pedroia is on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs and exited Friday’s game early because he “didn’t feel right,” according to Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora. This has been a long-running theme for the former AL MVP. Pedroia has been dealing with persistent knee problems since 2017. He hit the injured list three times that season due to his knee and was limited to 105 games. He underwent knee...

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Red Sox Minor Lines: Dustin Pedroia suffers another setback

And, again, Jarren Duran does Jarren Duran things.

Pawtucket G1 W 6-1

Mike Miller, SS: 3-4, 1 R, 1 RBI

Jantzen Witte, 3B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 K

Sam Travis, 1B: 1-4, 1 R, 1 K

Josh Ockimey, DH: 1-4, 1 K

Marco Hernandez, 2B: 1-4, 1 2B, 1 R

Bryce Brentz, LF: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Gorkys Hernández, CF: 2-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, 1 K

Teddy Stankiewicz: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K (89 pitches)

Josh Taylor: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K (11 pitches)

Pawtucket G2 W...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Rafael Devers, Dustin Pedroia, Michael Chavis

Rob Bradford says it’s time to start looking at Rafael Devers differently. (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Speaking of Devers, he got the day off on Friday despite being so hot at the plate. (Nora Princiotti; Boston Globe)

There were a few really good opportunities to get him in late as a pinch hitter, though, but Alex Cora never made the move. The manager explains why. (Chris Cotillo; Masslive)

Dustin Pedroia just can’t catch a break, and has suffered another setback in his rehab. (Ian Browne;...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox 3, Astros 4: Little League-caliber defense and wasted opportunities

A very frustrating loss that didn’t feel as close as it was.

The series opener in Houston was an extremely frustrating one for the Red Sox, who were thoroughly outplayed and never really felt quite as close as they actually were on the scoreboard. They didn’t look all that good at anything in this game, particularly very early on. Chris Sale was fine and finished strong, but he wasn’t as sharp as he could have been against a very good Astros lineup. Considering the amount of hard...

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Matt_Collins

Game 51 Gamethread: Red Sox at Astros

The Red Sox are coming off a strong series in Toronto in which they took three of four from the Blue Jays, but they’ll have a tougher test this weekend. Going up against Houston, who is arguably the best team in the league, the Red Sox will have their work cut out for them. That starts on Friday with Chris Sale taking on old friend Wade Miley. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 PM ET, and this is your space to discuss the action.

How to Watch

You can watch locally on NESN as well as on the...

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Red Sox at Astros lineup: Southpaws down south

It’s Sale/Miley 2 down in Texas tonight.

The Red Sox and Astros face each other again down in Texas when Chris Sale and Wade Miley do battle tonight at 8:10 p.m. in H-Town. Good news: J.D. Martinez is back! Better news: It’s my five-year anniversary, which means things are hectic around her, but you know the deal: the Sox are the good team, the Astros the bad one.

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Matt_Collins

Reviewing Recent Drafts: College Pitchers

We are only a couple weeks away from the MLB Draft, which has sort of snuck up on me this year. The reasons for Red Sox fans not quite caring as much about the draft this year are pretty obvious. For one thing, they are firmly in the middle of their contention window and the concern with this organization is heavily tilted towards the present day than the future. More importantly, after exceeding the luxury tax threshold by more than $40 million last season, their first selection has been...

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Red Sox at Astros Series Preview

A look ahead to the weekend’s three-game set in Houston

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The Opponent in one sentence

The Astros have the third best record in baseball and are tied for the highest run differential thanks to the second-best pitching staff in the AL along with the fourth-best offense.

Record

33-18

Head-to-Head Record

Red Sox 1, Astros 2

Trend

Down, for them at least. When the Astros came into Fenway last weekend they had won their previous eight games before taking the first...

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Matt_Collins

OTM Open Thread 5/24: It is Friday

Happy Friday, everyone. The Red Sox are coming off winning three of four over the Blue Jays this week, but not they have to travel for a tough weekend series in Houston. They just played three against them last weekend, losing two of them, so they’ll be looking for their revenge on Friday. It’ll be Chris Sale on the mound for this first game, and he’ll take on old friend Wade Miley. First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 PM ET for that one. There’s one day game today between the Cubs and...

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Matt_Collins

Tyler Thornburg placed on the injured list

Travis Lakins comes up to take his spot.

The Red Sox have been playing much better baseball of late, but there have still been things to complain about. Chief among them, it seems, has been Tyler Thornburg. On the one hand, the righty hasn’t been pitching in any moments that actually matter, instead being relegated to blowouts in either direction. On the other hand, he had performed poorly pretty much every time he took the mound and it was frustrating that he was taking up a roster spot...

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Fans are confident in ability for Red Sox to find value in draft

And the overall confidence in the major-league squad has just about evened out.

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Red Sox fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Red Sox fans are confident in drafting ability

This past week, we asked fans of every fan base how confident they were in their team’s front office in finding value in the upcoming draft. I was curious how Red Sox fans would respond to this one,...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox Minor Lines: Triston Casas goes yard

And Jarren Duran just keeps being Jarren Duran.

Pawtucket L 8-10

Jantzen Witte, 3B: 1-5, 1 HR, 1 R, 3 RBI

Chad De La Guerra, SS: 2-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

Bryce Brentz, LF: 2-4, 1 BB, 2 RBI

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 0-2, 3 BB, 1 R, 1 K

Marco Hernandez, 2B: 2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI

Óscar Hernández, C: 2-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Josh Smit: 4 IP, 4 H, 7 R, 3 BB, 4 K (86 pitches)

Jenrry Mejia: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K (18 pitches)

The PawSox fell behind very early in this game with Smith struggling in his first start back in...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Ryan Weber, Steve Pearce, Rafael Devers

In today’s links, a Thursday win provides some encouraging sights.

The Red Sox won on Thursday even if they weren’t exactly set up to do so. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$)

One of the reasons they did win was because of how well Ryan Weber pitched. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

A Steve Pearce home run helped as well. (Michael McMahon; NESN)

While we saw some new things on Thursday, there is nothing new about what Rafael Devers is doing at the plate. (Sam Cohn; WEEI)

Winning...

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Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2: Ryan Weber steps up

Along with some unlikely heroes on offense.

The expectations for Ryan Weber weren’t super high coming into Thursday’s series finale in Toronto. The righty hadn’t started a big league game in a little over two years and generally the Red Sox have only gotten about 12 outs from this spot in the rotation since Nathan Eovaldi hit the injured list. That was likely the expectation here, with the idea that Hector Velázquez would likely be coming in at some point in the fourth inning to give...

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Matt_Collins

Red Sox at Blue Jays Lineups: Let’s get weird

Afternoon baseball after an extra inning night game.

After playing thirteen innings on Wednesday day and nearly going until midnight, the Red Sox and Blue Jays have to turn right around and play again at 12:37 for a getaway day on Thursday. Because of the quick turnaround, we knew things were bound to get a little weird. The Boston lineup is no disappointment. J.D. Martinez remains out as he continues to battle sickness or a sore back or whatever they’re calling it now. For today, Mookie...

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Matt_Collins

Game 50 Gamethread: Red Sox at Blue Jays

Thursday’s series finale between the Blue Jays and Red Sox should be....interesting. These two teams played until about 11:40 on Wednesday night in a thirteen-inning affair, using plenty of pitchers on top of it. Boston is sending Ryan Weber out to start this one and he’ll take on Clayton Richard. It’s going to be weird, and this will be your space to discuss the action.

How to Watch

You can watch locally on NESN as well as on the new cord-cutters app FuboTV, which does carry NESN for...

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Matt_Collins

Reviewing Recent Drafts: High School Pitchers

A look at some prep arms taken by the Red Sox.

We are only a couple weeks away from the MLB Draft, which has sort of snuck up on me this year. The reasons for Red Sox fans not quite caring as much about the draft this year are pretty obvious. For one thing, they are firmly in the middle of their contention window and the concern with this organization is heavily tilted towards the present day than the future. More importantly, after exceeding the luxury tax threshold by more than $40 million...

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Matt_Collins

Yeah, it’s a Craig Kimbrel post

We haven’t done this in a while, to be fair

It’s been a little while since we talked about Craig Kimbrel. In fact, as far as I can tell we haven’t really mentioned the closer in a post more than in passing since before the regular season got underway. If you only pay attention to the Red Sox and not the league as a whole, it’s understandable if you’re not up on your Kimbrel knowledge. You probably assume he found a new team and is doing Kimbrel things somewhere. Instead, he is...

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Red Sox Minors: A couple potential injuries

And a good day for Pedro Castellanos

Pawtucket L 6-8

Mike Miller, 3B/SS: 2-5, 1 2B, 1 K

Brock Holt, SS: 1-3, 1 BB, 1 K

Dustin Pedroia, 2B: 0-3, 1 BB, 2 K

Sam Travis, LF: 0-3, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 RBI, 2 K

Rusney Castillo, RF: 1-5, 1 2B, 1 R,

Josh Ockimey, 1B: 1-2, 2 BB, 1 R

Marco Hernandez, DH: 0-2, 1 K

Bryce Brentz, DH: 2-2, 1 2B, 1 HR, 1 R, 5 RBI

Bobby Poyner: 1.2 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 1 K (32 pitches)

This game did not look as close as the final score would indicate for the majority of the...

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