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Boston Red Sox Win On David Ortiz Jersey Retirement Night

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Boston Red Sox Win On David Ortiz Jersey Retirement Night

The Boston Red Sox took the victory on a day where the organization retired David Ortiz‘s No.34.

Boston defeated the Los Angeles Angel’s 9-4 at Fenway Park on Friday night with the offense clicking on all cylinders for the Red Sox.

Catcher Sandy Leon led Red Sox hitters with 3 base hits including a two-run homerun in the 6th inning. In total, Boston had 10 base hits and drove Angels start Alex Meyer out of the game after just 3 and 1/3 innings pitched.

Red Sox DH Hanley Ramirez who has fallen to the 6th spot in the lineup had a two-run home run in the game out to opposite field. But the struggling Ramirez only went 1-for-4 in the game.

Another struggling member of the Boston Red Sox had a nice game though.

Red Sox starter and reigning Cy Young Rick Porcello had a nice start for Boston. Porcello went 6 and 1/3 innings for Boston while giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs. All three earned runs from Porcello came in the seventh inning with the right hander looking very solid until that point.

Entering Friday’s start, Porcello’s ERA in June was 7.40. Despite a shaky ending to his outing, the Red Sox have to like what they saw from Porcello on Friday. Porcello’s season ERA drops to an even 5.00 and his record moves to 4-9.

Bullpen Looked Solid With Kelly In New Role

In relief John Farrell used Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, and Blaine Boyer. Kelly was used in the eighth inning role over Matt Barnes who struggled the other night in Kansas City costing Boston a game. Kelly ended up pitching an inning and 2/3 for Boston before Boyer came in to record the last out of the game.

Boston’s bullpen gave up 2 hits and struck out 3 batters in 2 and 2/3 innings of work.

Next up for the Boston Red Sox is a 7:15PM start with David Price on the mound taking on JC Ramirez of the Angels in game 2 of the series.

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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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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John Henry, Red Sox Owner: ‘We really don’t need to be popular. We need to win.’

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Ever wonder why Boston Red Sox fans or Liverpool fans have shown a hatred towards John Henry? Well if you did look no further than his idiotic and out of touch comments that he made on Monday during his yearly media availability.

Red Sox owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner were asked if they were concerned about the level of popularity of the current team compared to past years.

Wener, one of the producers of Roseanne went first.

“I don’t quite see it the way some of the fans see it. I respect their point of view but I think we’ve got a fun team and if it’s healthy I think were going to be — we’ll bring the fans back,” Werner said. “Obviously we’re in a market where there’s a lot of excellence. We’ve got four championship teams and they’re all playing extremely well. So hopefully now it’s the beginning of spring training and we can have some focus on the Red Sox.”

Henry provided a follow-up that was a bit odd for an owner that makes money off of people liking his teams.

“We really don’t need to be popular,” he said. “We need to win.”

For a team so image conscious the statement is bizarre. But hey, maybe Henry is checked out and will sell the team.

There are plenty of other things to do in the summer than watch Red Sox baseball, maybe fans should take Henry’s lead and turn off the team if they fail to win.

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