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Boston Red Sox Drop Wednesday Nights Game With Poor Offensive Showing

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Boston Red Sox Drop Wednesday Nights Game With Poor Offensive Showing

On Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins, the Boston Red Sox lost 4-1.

Boston had reigning Cy Young winner Rick Porcello on the mound and he went 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 6 and walking two batters. In hindsight Porcello’s night should have been over after the fifth inning with the right-hander sitting at 97 pitches on the night. But John Farrell sent Porcello out for the sixth where he walked the first batter and then gave up a two-run home run to Max Kepler.

In relief the Red Sox used Heath Hembree (7th inning), Robby Scott (8th inning), and Matt Barnes (9th inning). Boston’s bullpen only gave up 1 hit (Hembree) and two walks (Both Scott) will striking out 5 batters (Hembree 3k, Scott and Barnes 1k apiece).

Unfortunately for Red Sox manager John Farrell his ballclub was only able to put together 7 hits on the night and only drove one run across the plate. The one run came via a Xander Bogaerts groundout in the bottom of the 7th inning. The only multi hit batter on the night for the Boston Red Sox? Mookie Betts who had a single and a double.

11 men were left on base for the Red Sox and at the plate they were 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position.

With the loss the New York Yankees move back into first place in the AL East with Boston falling back into second after just one game atop of the AL East this time around.

Next up for the Boston Red Sox is a Thursday 7:10 p.m game with David Price on the mound taking on Kyle Gibson in the series finale.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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Red Sox Trade Bryce Brentz To The Pittsburgh Pirates

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Red Sox Trade OF Bryce Brentz To The Pittsburgh Pirates

The Red Sox have announced that they have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. This creates a spot for newly signed JD Martinez on the 40 man roster, and ultimately the opening day 25 man roster.


Last season for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Bryce Brentz hit .271 with 31 home runs and 85 RBI’s. Those 31 home runs was the most out of any player in the Red Sox organization. However his fielding was okay at best.

This season, Bryce Brentz was on track to be the number 4 outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. But with the acquisition of JD Martinez, this would force Bryce Brentz off the opening day roster. Since Bryce Brentz no longer has anymore options, this trade makes sure that the Red Sox get something out of getting rid of him. Otherwise the Red Sox would have just designated him for assignment.

Bryce Brentz Highlights

Here are some of the highlights from last season for Bryce Brentz.



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Boston Red Sox Have Signed JD Martinez

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Time for a celebration Red Sox fans, the team has reportedly signed a big-time bat.

According to Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent DH/OF J.D. Martinez.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the deal is for five years with a player opt-out option after two seasons. The deal is valued at $110 million with it being a front loaded contract prior to the opt out. Full terms will be revealed later.

Martinez has played for three teams in his career starting off in Houston, moving to Detroit, and then being traded to Arizona this past season. The 30-year-old has had his fair share of struggles in major league baseball but was able to figure it all out in 2017 by belting 45 home runs between the Tigers and Diamondbacks with a .303 batting average and 104 RBIs.

Martinez’s role with the Red Sox is unclear at the moment but he can be expected to DH and the corner outfield positions. Having the opt-out in the contract is a huge incentive for Martinez who will likely be playing like it is a contract year given the front-loaded nature of the deal.

Boston has landed their guy, the question is will it be enough for them to contend with the New York Yankees?

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Boston Red Sox Are Close To Signing JD Martinez

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Red Sox fans everywhere can start to rejoice as the big move the team desperately needed is getting closer to completion.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Boston Red Sox and free agent J.D. Martinez are closing in on a deal.

Other reports have also confirmed that a deal is imminent but that Dave Dombrowski and the team have yet to acknowledge or confirm anything is done or nearing completion. It does appear however that talks between Martinez and the Red Sox are at an all-time high and their seems to be high confidence that both sides will come to terms on a deal in the near future.

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