Connect with us

Boston Red Sox

Pomeranz Struggles on the Mound as the Red Sox make a Comeback

Published

on

Red Sox make a comeback

It was a weird day at Fenway yesterday [Sunday].  Nothing was as it seems, especially for [Pitcher] Drew Pomeranz.  The left hander gave up three runs in the firsts inning, right out of the gate, after facing seven batters.  He walked the first batter that he faced and he didn’t throw a strike till the third batter. Pomeranz was struggling to throw strikes, and ended up giving up a high fly ball to the left field wall, which was catch able.  Yet it dropped in giving the Rays an early lead.

Pomeranz picked himself up and dialed in the strike zone, he struck out three to end the 1st inning.  He would later go on to strike out 10 hitters in just 4 1/3rd innings.  He gave up two home runs which gave him a total of 5 Earned Runs.  It was strange to say the least.  Seeing a Pitcher struggle like that, yet being able to be dialed into the strike zone, and get strike outs was weird.  I mean it’s not like he played bad but it’s not like he played that good either.

The Sox needed to get some runs and in the 4th inning they got them.  With [3rd Baseman] Pablo Sandoval, who crushed a high fastball into the Monster Seats for a two run homer.  He now has three for the year.  It’s nice to see him swing the bat like that again after last year.  With that home run the game was now tied up [4-4].  Yet it wouldn’t stay tied as Pomeranz would give up the go ahead home run in the top of the 5th inning.  Forcing the Sox to put in [Pitcher] Joe Kelly into the game, to quiet the Tampa Bay Rays.

The game remained [5-4] Tampa, till [Catcher] Christian Vazquez hit a dribbler on a line for a two run double.  The Red Sox would later score making it a [7-5] ball game.  [Closer] Craig Kimbrel came into the game looking for a save.  And you know what, he pitched lights out.  Nabbing the save with three strike outs in a row.  Now he has a 21 Save Win Streak at Fenway Park, going back to the 2012 Season.  Which is second on the all time list.  As I said before it was a weird day at Fenway.

I’m a self published writer and illustrator. I follow Football, Baseball, Hockey, Basketball, some Golf and some eSports.

Boston Red Sox

Bottom Line: Boston Red Sox Need Stanton

Published

on

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.

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

on

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

on

Red Sox

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.

Continue Reading

Most Popular

Copyright © 2017 Trifecta Network