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Jonathan Papelbon argues with umpire Joe West after being ejected for making an obscene gesture. (Getty Images)Jonathan Papelbon‘s uneasy relationship with Philadelphia fans was amped up Sunday.
The Phillies closer was ejected by umpire Joe West after apparently grabbing his crotch on the way back to the dugout after blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Marlins. Papelbon executed the act while being showered with boos from the
Daniel Nava rounds the bases after hitting his sixth-inning grand slam Sunday. (Getty Images)
(For the final month of the regular season, ‘Closing Time’ will be called ‘Why you should have cared,’ looking beyond the final score ‘ at a time when losses are arguably more valuable to the Sox than wins (for draft and waiver position) ‘ for either meaningful signs for 2015 or simple aesthetic considerations.)
It is no mystery what these last two weeks will be all about for the Red Sox. It’s the same thing they’ve been about since
Jonathan Papelbon argues with umpire Joe West after being ejected for making an obscene gesture. (Getty Images)Jonathan Papelbon’s uneasy relationship with Philadelphia fans was amped up Sunday.
The Phillies closer was ejected by umpire Joe West after apparently grabbing his crotch on the way back to the dugout after blowing a three-run lead in the ninth inning against the Marlins. Papelbon executed the act while being showered with boos from the Citizens Bank
Daniel Nava and Xander Bogaerts accounted for four runs a piece as the Red Sox overcame an early deficit to earn a series win over the Royals.
The Red Sox fell behind early, but erased a 4-0 deficit with an eight-run attack highlighted by a three-run shot from Xander Bogaerts and a Daniel Nava grand slam.
While the Red Sox enjoyed some nice performances at the plate, you may have gathered that this was not exactly a banner night for Joe Kelly. That's entirely the fault of a train wreck second inning. After retiring the first three batters he faced on the night with ground balls, Kelly was quickly called back to the mound after a 10-pitch second from the Red Sox, and apparently left his best stuff in the dugout.
The John Lackey trade, in which the Red Sox dealt the reliable veteran to the Cardinals in exchange for young pitcher Joe Kelly and rehab project Allen Craig, has been an experiment from the start. In dealing Lackey, the Red Sox lost a year of a solid starting pitcher (though he has struggled in St. Louis […]
The Royals’ struggles with the Red Sox continued on Sunday, as Boston was able to get an 8-4 victory over the spiraling Kansas City club and take 3-of-4 in the weekend series. Xander Bogaerts and Daniel Nava shined in the comeback win, while Joe Kelly stuck it out to improve his record to 2-2 since […]
Ryan Lavarnway led the Pawtucket Red Sox to a best-of-five series victory over the Durham Bulls, the AAA affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, to capture the International League (IL) title. Lavarnway, who was voted MVP of the IL series, was ten for 22 in the IL finals, hitting a home run and two doubles […]
The MLB Power Rankings were assembled by BoSox Injection writers Joe Meehan, Michele Pettis, and Drew Peabody. (Last week’s ranking in parentheses.) 1.(1) LA Angels (93-55) – The Angels have won ten in a row. What Oakland was in July, the Angels are now. Mike Trout is the MVP, leading the AL in RBI and third in homers. Space considerations […]
Joe Kelly has been struggling to find direction in 2014, and has only a few starts left to change the story.
The Red Sox will take a second shot at sewing up a series win over the Kansas City Royals Sunday afternoon as they send Joe Kelly to the mound against Jason Vargas.Today's Lineups BOSTON RED SOX KANSAS CITY ROYALS Mookie Betts - 2B Alcides Escobar - SS Xander Bogaerts - SS Norichika Aoki - DH David Ortiz - DH Lorenzo Cain - RF Yoenis Cespedes - LF Alex Gordon - LF Allen Craig - 1B Salvador Perez - C Daniel Nava - RF Eric Hosmer - 1B Will Middlebrooks - 3B Omar Infante - 2B David Ross - C Mike Moustakas - 3B Jackie Bradley - CF Jarrod Dyson - CF Joe Kelly - RHP Jason Vargas -
Betts, 2BSemi-Random MFY Note: In 35 games since August 3, Derek Jeter is hitting .177/.213/.199.
In today’s column, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe looks at Jake Peavy’s affect on the Giants this season. “He brings a lot of intensity, he brings a lot of energy, he brings a lot of veteran leadership, he brings a lot of guts,” Hunter Pence said last week. “He’s been a big charge to this run we’ve made. That energy is exciting to be around. It’s a different dugout when he’s in it.” More from today’s column..John Boggs, the agent for Phillies pitcher
The Red Sox will conclude their three-game series with the Royals on Sunday afternoon. Joe Kelly gets the start against the left-handed Jason Vargas.
After winning his first game in a Red Sox uniform on Sept. 2 at Yankee Stadium, Kelly (3-4, 4.14 ERA) pitched well against the Orioles last Monday at Fenway Park. Despite taking the loss, Kelly struck out six and allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3
Typically, player development is individual. Ordinarily, the significance of wins and losses in the minor leagues are secondary to what happens to individual prospects as they work to move closer to the big leagues. In contrast to what happens at the highest level, a 4-for-4 is a bigger deal than a defeat.
But there are exceptions. There are times when the idea of winning becomes primary, even for players for whom a Triple-A postseason run represented a two-week delay of a potential September call-up.
On Saturday night, the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox followed their nail-chomping, 13-inning, 4-2 win over Durham in an elimination game with