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

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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.

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Red Sox Trade Bryce Brentz To The Pittsburgh Pirates

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Red Sox Trade OF Bryce Brentz To The Pittsburgh Pirates

The Red Sox have announced that they have traded outfielder Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. This creates a spot for newly signed JD Martinez on the 40 man roster, and ultimately the opening day 25 man roster.


Last season for the Pawtucket Red Sox, Bryce Brentz hit .271 with 31 home runs and 85 RBI’s. Those 31 home runs was the most out of any player in the Red Sox organization. However his fielding was okay at best.

This season, Bryce Brentz was on track to be the number 4 outfielder for the Boston Red Sox. But with the acquisition of JD Martinez, this would force Bryce Brentz off the opening day roster. Since Bryce Brentz no longer has anymore options, this trade makes sure that the Red Sox get something out of getting rid of him. Otherwise the Red Sox would have just designated him for assignment.

Bryce Brentz Highlights

Here are some of the highlights from last season for Bryce Brentz.



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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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