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Fake Sox Game 94: The win streak is snapped

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A frustrating extra innings loss snaps the streak at five.

The following simulation and images are courtesy of Out of the Park Baseball 21.

Our Fake Sox are playing some good baseball heading into the All-Star break, having won each of their last five games. That includes a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays earlier in the week as well as the first game of their current set against the Orioles. They were looking to make it six in a...

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Matt_Collins

SB Nation Reacts: About those rivals

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A few questions about rivalries, plus more on baseball’s restart plans.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, 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 Reacts.

We have been talking about rivalries at SB Nation for the last couple of weeks, and that continues with this week’s Reacts poll question. We start off with a few overview questions about rivalries and...

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Matt_Collins

OTM Open Thread 7/11: It is Saturday

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Happy Saturday everyone. Our Fake Sox are back in action looking to make it six in a row today. That one will be posted at 4:05 PM ET. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.

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Matt_Collins

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, Jonathan Lucroy, Michael Kopech

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The Red Sox are playing around with potentially using some piped in noise for fan-less games. (Deyscha Smith; Boston.com)

Eduardo Rodriguez’s status for the start of the season is still unclear. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

Collin McHugh could be in danger of missing the start of the year as well. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

Jonathan Lucroy is making a nice impression to start camp. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal)

He served as an umpire this...

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Fake Sox Game 93: A high-scoring affair makes five wins in a row

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The Red Sox get hot right before the break

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Our Fake Sox are heating up right at the end of the first half, entering this final series before the All-Star break against the Orioles having won four in a row including a three-game sweep against the Blue Jays. They had Thursday off, so they came into this series opener at Fenway fully rested with Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound...

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JakeDevereaux

All-Time Red Sox Roster: Cy Young

One of the greatest pitchers of all-time is the Red Sox third starter in this All-Time Red Sox rotation.

Seasons in Boston: 1901-1908

Honors: Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, 1903 World Series Champion, 1901 Pitching Triple Crown, 1892 and 1901 ERA Title

Red Sox Numbers: 2.00 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 192 W, 275 CG, 38 ShO, 1341 K, 69 ERA-, 54.8 fWAR

Signature Season (1901): 371.1 IP, 158 K, 33 W, 38 CG, 5 ShO, 1.62 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, 44 ERA-, 7.8 fWAR

Researching Denton True Young, better known as...

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Fenway Park experimenting with pumped-in crowd noise for 2020 MLB season

It appears that Fenway Park is ready for the 2020 Major League Baseball season to begin, and now they're experimenting with various in-game features. 

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Matt_Collins

OTM Roundtable: Favorite Yankee

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The question everyone hated.

For this week’s staff roundtable we decided to go back to the rivalry well, but in a different direction. Today, I wanted us to think about the players we liked from the Yankees. In fact, that was the question in full. Simply, who was or is your favorite Yankee player of all time? The only stipulation I put on it was that you couldn’t pick a former Red Sox, which was mostly for me so I couldn’t pick Jacoby Ellsbury.

Jake...

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OTM Open Thread 7/10: It is Friday

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Happy Friday everyone. Our Fake Sox are back in action tonight looking to make it five wins in a row as they start their final series before the All-Star Break. That one will be posted at 7:05 PM ET. Use this space to discuss whatever you’d like. As always, just be nice to each other.

Today’s reading

Bringing back this feature with a new name. This won’t be every day because I don’t get a chance to read all I should every day. But I did today....

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Jake Kostik

FanPost Friday: Favorite Players on Rival Teams

Austin Meadows of the Rival Rays continues to do Austin Meadows things. Particularly sting worthy is we could have had him in Boston, instead of Trey Ball. | Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Come on, you gotta have at least one...

The past two weeks have been rivalry week(s) on SB Nation, and this week’s FanPost Friday will be leaning into the rivalry factor once more.

We all have favorite players. Fortunately, most of the time, we find ourselves rooting for the...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Nathan Eovaldi, Xander Bogaerts, Michael Chavis

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The Red Sox had an intrasquad scrimmage on Thursday, and Nathan Eovaldi continued his strong camp. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe)

Boston is in need of a new face to its sports scene. Why not Xander Bogaerts? (Rob Bradford; WEEI)

Christopher Smith tries to parse the second base battle. (Christopher Smith; Masslive)

For some reason the 2021 schedule was released yesterday. (Steve Hewitt; Boston Herald)

Chad Jennings spoke with Dave Dombrowski about his...

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Watch: Jason Varitek serves as umpire for Red Sox, has epic punchout move

Jason Varitek put on the gear Thursday and got behind the plate to call balls and strikes. While we can’t vouch for his strike zone, we can definitely draw attention to his ridiculous way of calling a third strike.

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Matt_Collins

Nathan Eovaldi is the most important Red Sox player

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I’m not sure it’s particularly close.

I’m having an extremely difficult time figuring out how in the world we’re supposed to analyze and preview the upcoming season, which by the way is somehow just about two weeks away. There’s the obvious issue of COVID-19 and players testing positive left and right for the virus. Obviously there are tangible effects on the on-field product when players have to miss time, but I really can’t...

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OTM Open Thread 7/9: It is Thursday

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Happy Thursday everyone. Our Fake Sox are off today. That’s all I got. Enjoy the day, be nice to each other.

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Can Andrew Benintendi hit for power? Please?

My LOINS tho. | David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Or at least start hitting balls down the middle of the plate?

If you follow the minor leagues at all it is very weird to think that Andrew Benintendi was once the number one prospect in baseball. Obviously being the number one ranked anything is subjective to year-over-year fluctuations in the overall talent pool, but I cannot imagine rating out a surging Beni over at least 7-8 of the top prospects in the game today. Perhaps for that reason...

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Daily Red Sox Links: Rafael Devers, Andrew Benintendi, Brock Holt

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Chad Finn does not understand why we’re playing baseball right now. (Chad Finn; Boston.com)

There was some fear that Rafael Devers was among a group exposed to the virus, but he along with the others are back at camp. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston)

Andrew Benintendi is looking for a bounce back at the top of the Red Sox lineup. (Julian McWilliams; Boston Globe)

We may see Jason Varitek behind the plate for Thursday’s intrasquad game, albeit in a different...

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Matt_Collins

Fake Sox Game 92: Rafael Devers walks it off to finish off sweep

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A great day for the Red Sox.

The following simulation and images are courtesy of Out of the Park Baseball.

Our Fake Sox have had a hell of a start to their series against the Blue Jays, not only taking the first two games but doing so in dominating fashion. They won those two games by a combined score of 30-8 including a 17-3 blowout just this afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader. Tonight they were looking to make it a sweep, not only of the...

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Red Sox exercising caution with Rafael Devers, others who may have been exposed to coronavirus

The Red Sox already have confirmed four positive cases of the coronavirus: Eduardo Rodriguez, Josh Taylor, Bobby Dalbec and Darwinzon Hernandez. 

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Red Sox being cautious with Rafael Devers who could've been exposed to coronavirus

The Boston Red Sox have resumed working out at Fenway Park in preparation for the 2020 season, but they do have concerns for one of their top players.

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Matt_Collins

Fake Sox Game 91: Christian Vázquez leads the way in a blowout

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It was a totally one-sided affair to start the doubleheader.

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Our Fake Sox hit a bit of a snag in their season last week and late in the previous one, giving back some of that ground they had been starting to gain in the division. They entered this week trailing the Yankees by a full six games, but had a real chance to mount a comeback in the division this...

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