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Red Sox Bullpen Gives up too Many Runs Sox Lose

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Red Sox Bullpen Gives up too Many Runs Sox Lose

On [Tuesday] night Pitching Starter Drew Pomeranz faced off against the Milwaukee Brewers.  It turned into a poor outing by him as he gave up several Runs in the 1st Inning.  He was all over the plate pitching.  He couldn’t get into a good groove.  His delivery was off as he gave up some walks.  He just didn’t look good on the mound.  I mean he gave up 5 Runs before the 4th Inning and that really hurt the Red Sox.  Also the Red Sox left him out there while he was struggling.  They didn’t want to go to relievers too early.  Yet leaving him out there definitely affected him.  You could tell that he lost his confidence.  The 2 Run Homer to Eric Thames really shook him up in the 1st Inning.  He just never recovered from it.  As they went into the 6th Inning it was already [6-1].

There were some bright spots on the night as Mookie Betts Homered in the 1st, the 4th of the Season for him.  The Red Sox scored several times in the 5th Inning making it a closer game [6-4].  The offense really tried to out Hit the Brewers.  Betts was on base at every at bat and was just a Triple away from hitting for the Cycle.  He had 4 Hits on the night.  Dustin Pedroia and Andrew Benintendi also played well; they got RBI’s on the night.

Heath Hembree came into the game in the 6th.  He didn’t look too good either as he gave up 3 Runs, giving the Brewers a [9-4] lead.  Let’s step away from the stats for a second and just look at how he pitched.  He was uneasy and unsure of the strike zone.  His delivery was easily readable and he definitely didn’t have the confidence in his pitches to go a whole Inning.  Robby Scott had to come in and relieve him.

The Red Sox tried to do something in the 7th scoring 3 times making it a [11-7] ballgame.  Yet it was for naught as that score would be the final.  In all the pitching will have to improve in the coming days.  They just can’t lose like this when the bats are hot.

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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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