Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox Take Down Twins Behind Price’s Gutty Outing Share Tweet Published 5 months ago on June 30, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo Boston Red Sox Take Down The Minnesota Twins In The Four Game Series Finale Behind Starting Pitcher David Price‘s Gutty Outing The Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Thursday night at Fenway Park to end the series. Boston’s victory locked up a 3-1 series win that saw the Twins fall back into second place in the AL Central and the Red Sox flip-flop in the top 2 in the AL East with the New York Yankees. David Price was on the mound for the Boston Red Sox and despite a poor start to the outing was able to battle it out for seven innings of work. In his seven innings Price allowed 3 runs, 0 walks, and struck out 6 Twins batters. Price’s ERA on the season lowers to 4.61, down from 4.76 where he started on the day. Thursday night’s outing was a good step for Price as he continues to regain his form at the right time for Boston. Thursday’s outing was the first time in 2017 that Price issued zero walks and continues the increase of command which he started to show in his previous start. After Price, the Boston Red Sox used Joe Kelly in the 8th and Craig Kimbrel in the 9th inning. Kelly pitched a scoreless frame and his scoreless inning streak is now at 22.1 innings and he hasn’t allowed an earned run in 22 games. Both of those numbers lead the Major Leagues. Kimbrel struck out two in the ninth and gave up one hit en route to his Major League Leading 22 saves. The save also marked the 30th straight completed save by Kimbrel at Fenway Park which is now the longest in Boston’s history passing the 29 straight saves of Tom Gordon. Boston’s offense put together 10 hits on the night and only left 5 runners on base the entire night. But once again their RISP numbers were low with the club collectively only hitting 2-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Mookie Betts had his 13th home run of the season in the 4th inning, but Betts wasn’t the only member of the Red Sox to hit one out on Thursday. Hanley Ramirez hit his 11th home run of the year. This one was driven to the deepest part of the park and traveled 427 ft with an impressive 110 mph exit velocity. Given his struggles this year, this is the kind of hit and game that could kick start Ramirez’s season. It was interesting though the way the Twins handled the sequence, they kept a right-handed pitcher in the game despite a lefty being warm in the pen. Ramirez’s struggles against lefties should have resulted in a pitching change. Instead, the change came after the home run, and the lefty reliever was called in to pitch to Jackie Bradley, who has been hitting over .370 against left-handed pitching this season. Seemed like the Twins dropped the ball and the Boston Red Sox capitalized on their mistakes. Hanley Ramirez with a frozen rope HR to CF to put the Red Sox up 5-3 pic.twitter.com/B5fP35KMsb — Boston Sports Info (@bostonsportsinf) June 30, 2017 One of the more interesting Green Monster shots of the year happened when Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a ball off of the ladder. The play ended up driving in Hanley Ramirez from first base. My favorite play in Fenway history. #LadderBall pic.twitter.com/AnPwUzWtMX — Steve Perrault (@Steve_Perrault) June 30, 2017 Through 79 games this season the Boston Red Sox are 44-35. With the win, Boston will now head to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays for a weekend series with Doug Fister on the mound taking on Marco Estrada at 7:07 p.m. Related Topics:Boston Red Soxfeatured Up Next Red Sox Talk: Eduardo Rodriguez Struggles In Rehab Stint Don't Miss Boston Red Sox Second Basemen Dustin Pedroia Taking Things Slow Tanner Rebelo 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. Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox Red Sox Name Alex Cora As The New Manager Red Sox Managerial Decision Seemingly Made Up The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Red Sox Manager Contestants Stepping Right Up Boston Red Sox Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton Published 6 days ago on November 16, 2017 By Tanner Rebelo Boston Red Sox Team President Dave Dombrowski isn’t a great talent evaluator. Throughout his entire career, he has built his success by acquiring proven big league talent. Betting on that changing anytime soon is foolish, so why not make another move for proven talent? Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins has long been rumored to be on the trade block and Boston is just one of his potential destinations. Reports have stated thought that Stanton would prefer a trade to a team like the Dodgers despite “advisers” pushing for Boston. The Stanton vs Judge potential is enough to get any baseball fans heart racing. But should Boston present Miami a god offer? Some have balked at the potential of trading any more prospects but let me tell you a very well known secret, Boston’s farm system has been pillaged. Jay Groome and Michael Chavis are considered the best two prospects remaining under Dombrowski. My source tells me that while Giancarlo Stanton's preference is the LA Dodgers. His advisers are pushing for the #RedSox. Saying it would be huge for marketing/off field opportunities and it would be big for baseball. Stanton vs Judge in the AL East 19 times a season. pic.twitter.com/tpaPmQoeZE — Joe Kayata (@NBC10_Joe) November 15, 2017 So any thought of depleting the farm system anymore should be tossed out the window as there isn’t much left there, to begin with. On top of that, the current makeup of the team and the organization is winning now, a strategy that is far from working given the current talent in the lineup. Last season the Red Sox lacked true pop in their lineup after the retirement of David Ortiz. Many at the time sold it as the 2015 Royals who nickeled and dimed their way to a world series title. But when it came down to it the 2017 Boston Red Sox lacked balls. Boston needs a power bat in the heart of their order. Not just for the home runs from that player, but for the protection they would offer the other hitters in the lineup. If you were a pitcher facing the Red Sox last season almost every hitter in the lineup could be pitched too. The only exception might be Hanley Ramirez, but the BIG HR simply was set up to fail to have to step in for Ortiz with no protection around him. Stanton would instantly bring in pop, lineup protection, and the much needed “it” factor that will help drive fans to the team. Without this type of move, it is hard to see how next season will be any different. Continue Reading Boston Red Sox Minimum Expectations for the 2018 Red Sox Published 2 weeks ago on November 7, 2017 By Jackson Kelley Last year, it was Chris Sale; in 2016, the exorbitantly expensive David Price was all the hype. Both of these roundly heralded saviors produced the same underwhelming results. Another short-winded trip to the playoffs; another bummer of a year. The Red Sox simply cannot afford a third consecutive first-round exit, in the 2018 postseason. And it seems that Dave Dombrowski knows this. In an attempt to prevent car-flipping anarchy in the streets, he fired the overseer of all this recent failure (his direct subordinate) – John Farrell. Now the Sox will be heading into next season with a newfangled remedy. No, it’s not a hundred-million dollar player. This time around, management has received the upgrade. It’s the newly hired manager, Alex Cora, who will be charged with the burden of resurrecting one of the most venerated franchises in professional sports. On Monday, Cora was formally introduced to Boston as the new manager (or scapegoat). Good luck, buddy! You’re gonna need it. Should Boston fans really expect an appreciable change to be affected by just one man? After all, this is exactly what we’ve done, to no avail, for the past few years. And if Cora really represents the end-all-be-all solution, what is a realistic accomplishment for him, and his club, in the first season of his tenure? Continue Reading Boston Red Sox Like Looking in the Mirror Published 3 weeks ago on November 2, 2017 By Jackson Kelley After watching the Houston Astros win the 2017 World Series, Red Sox fans deserve to be upset. Go ahead and sink into your bed of indignance, for a couple of days, and don’t let anyone stop you, Red Sox Nation. You’re safe there. The asseveration has lingered on the tip of Boston’s tongue, ever since the ALDS – “That could have been us!” And it’s true, it could have been the Sox hoisting that trophy, on Wednesday night. 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