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Boston Red Sox Walk-off Behind Dustin Pedroia

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Boston Red Sox Walk-off Behind Second Basemen Dustin Pedroia Who Almost Had A Chance To Win It In The 9th Inning As Well

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia almost hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning with the veteran sharply lining into the top portion of the green monster. Pedroia came within feet of ending the game in regulation, but Dustin was not deterred and ended up walking off a bit later.

In the bottom of the 11th inning Pablo Sandoval got things going with a single, Deven Marrero came in as a pinch runner and was then moved over to 2nd base behind a Sandy Leon sacrifice bunt. Mookie Betts was then walked with Betts being 4-for-5 at the time. With runners on first and second and 1 out, Pedroia had another opportunity at being the hero.

With an 0-2 count on Pedroia, John Farrell had the Red Sox run a hit-and-run play with a speedy Marerro standing on second base. Pedroia being one of the best two-strike hitters was up for the challenge and took a Casey Fien pitch and hit it throw a hole in the right side of the infield scoring Marerro and winning the game 6-5 in 11 innings for the Boston Red Sox.

The starter for Boston in this affair was the troubled Rick Porcello who ended up going 6 innings allowing 5 runs on 10 hits. While Porcello went 6 innings and only gave his overworked bullpen only 3 innings of work, the extra inning affair ended up giving the Red Sox bullpen 5 innings to deal with.

In 5 innings of work the Red Sox bullpen as a whole only gave up 4 hits and 0 runs with Farrell using Joe Kelly, Robby Scott, and Craig Kimbrel all for one inning. In the 10th and 11th innings Farrell called upon Matt Barnes to work 2 innings in relief and the righty worked around 3 hits in his outing and struck out 5 of the 6 batters he got out.

Offensively Boston as a unit had 15 hits against the Philadelphia Phillies with both Andrew Benintendi and Hanley Ramirez hitting home runs. Betts was clearly feeling it though going 4-for-5 with 3 doubles and a walk.

Boston is back in action for the 2nd game of interleague play at Fenway with a projected pitching matchup of David Price (1-1 5.29 ERA) and Ben Lively (1-1 2.57 ERA). After that Boston will head to Philly for the second half of a home and home with that starting on Wednesday night and finishing on Thursday with the Red Sox then heading to Texas to play Houston in a weekend 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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