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Will Middlebrooks

  1. Over-managing playoff managers and bunts that “work”

    Oct 8, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    jimmy dugan

    If I ever owned a baseball team, I’d want to hire Jimmy Dugan from “A League of their Own” as my manager. This isn’t only because he dislikes the bunt, though that helps — you probably remember the scene where he finally notices what’s happening on the field and calls off Geena Davis’ bunt sign…

  2. Red Sox guilty of a little too much playoff baseball

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:08 PM EST

    Division Series - Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays - Game Three

    The Red Sox could have played this one straight up tonight. Instead, they made concessions to it being a postseason games. Because postseason games are rarely won 12-2 or 7-4. – In the seventh, with the score tied at 3, the Red Sox used Craig Breslow and Junichi Tazawa to get three outs. Those are…

  3. ALDS, Game 3: Red Sox-Rays lineup

    Oct 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Lineups as the Rays try to avoid a sweep … Red Sox: CF Jacoby Ellsbury RF Shane Victorino 2B Dustin Pedroia DH David Ortiz 1B Mike Napoli LF Daniel Nava C Jarrod Saltalamacchia SS Stephen Drew 3B Will Middlebrooks SP Clay Buchholz After facing left-handers in the first two games of the series the Red…

  4. ALDS Game 2: Rays-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 5, 2013, 4:02 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    Rays and Red Sox lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS, at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET … Rays: LF David DeJesus RF Wil Myers 1B James Loney 3B Evan Longoria 2B Ben Zobrist CF Desmond Jennings DH Delmon Young SS Yunel Escobar C Jose Molina SP David Price Joe Maddon’s…

  5. Are there any holes to be punched in these Red Sox?

    Oct 4, 2013, 8:31 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    With the ability to start David Price twice and Alex Cobb once in the next four games, the Rays aren’t sunk after dropping Game 1 to Boston on Friday. The Red Sox, though, seemed pretty unbeatable today with the offense in sync despite four days off and Jon Lester limiting the damage besides a couple…

  6. Youthful Rays appear rattled in Game 1 rout

    Oct 4, 2013, 6:57 PM EST

    Matt Moore

    Technically, the Rays went errorless in Friday’s 12-2 loss to the Red Sox. Which just further demonstrates how silly judging things based on errors can be. After three innings without allowing a hit, Matt Moore gave up a Dustin Pedroia single to start the fourth with the Rays up 2-0. David Ortiz followed with a…

  7. Red Sox rout Rays to take 1-0 lead in ALDS

    Oct 4, 2013, 6:54 PM EST

    Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    After falling behind 2-0 after four innings, the Red Sox scored 12 unanswered runs in support of Jon Lester to emerge victorious in Game 1 of the ALDS. Lester had surrendered two solo home runs, one in the second inning to Sean Rodriguez and one in the fourth inning to Ben Zobrist. But the Red…

  8. ALDS, Game 1: Rays-Red Sox lineups

    Oct 4, 2013, 1:48 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays and Red Sox lineups for Game 1 of the ALDS, at Fenway Park … Rays: CF Desmond Jennings 2B Ben Zobrist RF Wil Myers 3B Evan Longoria DH Delmon Young LF Sean Rodriguez SS Yunel Escobar 1B James Loney C Jose Lobaton SP Matt Moore Rays manager Joe Maddon has made some changes compared…

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 26, 2013, 7:04 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Minnesota Twins

    Tigers 1, Twins 0: The Tigers finally clinch the AL Central. It was a nail-biter, though, as they scored their lone run in the first inning and then held off the Twins all night long. Best part of their celebration? For the second year in a row Max Scherzer rocked the goggles with two different…

  10. Red Sox’s turnaround more about incumbents than newcomers

    Sep 21, 2013, 12:15 AM EST

    Boston Red Sox v San Francisco Giants

    We’ve heard it a million times now: the Red Sox changed the clubhouse culture for the better when they brought in Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, Jonny Gomes and Ryan Dempster over the winter. And that’s certainly true. I imagine this has been the best Red Sox team to cover in several years, and they do,…

  11. Robinson Cano bunted for a double against the Red Sox

    Sep 13, 2013, 8:10 PM EST

    Robinson Cano

    Facing an infield shift with the bases empty and two outs in the first inning, Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano bunted down the third base line against Red Sox starter John Lackey. With third baseman Will Middlebrooks playing too far off the line, the ball trickled towards the stands to the left of the line. Shortstop…

  12. Mariano Rivera blows seventh save, but Yankees win on walk-off wild pitch

    Sep 8, 2013, 6:15 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v New York Yankees

    The four-game series against the Red Sox has been a nightmare for the Yankees, but it has mercifully ended on a good note for the Bronx Bombers. With his team leading 3-2 in the ninth inning, Yankees closer Mariano Rivera surrendered a lead-off game-tying solo home run to Will Middlebrooks, his seventh save of the…

  13. Yankees’ bullpen implodes, allows nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings in loss to Red Sox

    Sep 6, 2013, 11:30 PM EST

    Boston Red Sox Mike Napoli hits a grand-slam home run against the New York Yankees in their MLB game in New York

    Last night, Mariano Rivera surrendered a game-tying RBI single to Stephen Drew with two outs in the ninth. Joba Chamberlain then allowed what became a game-winning RBI single to Shane Victorino in the tenth. Tonight, it seemed like a real team effort as four Yankees relievers combined to allow nine runs in the eighth and…

  14. Red Sox hit eight homers, destroy Tigers 20-4

    Sep 4, 2013, 10:45 PM EST

    David Ortiz

    The Red Sox overshadowed David Ortiz‘s 2,000th career hit Wednesday, tying their franchise record with eight homers in a 20-4 drubbing of the Tigers. Ortiz was a big part of the barrage, hitting two of the homers. His 2,000th hit, sandwiched in between the homers, was a double. Ortiz became the 275th player, at least…

  15. Will Middlebrooks has been on fire since rejoining Red Sox

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    When the Red Sox demoted Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A on June 25 he was hitting .193 in 53 games and he wasn’t particularly great for Pawtucket, hitting .268 with 10 homers and a .790 OPS in 45 games. However, after trading Jose Iglesias in the deal for Jake Peavy the Red Sox recalled Middlebrooks from…

  16. Yankees outlast Red Sox to claim series in Fenway

    Aug 19, 2013, 12:48 AM EST

    Yankees' Rodriguez celebrates his solo home run against Red Sox's Dempster in the sixth inning of their MLB American League Baseball game in Boston

    This one had a little bit of everything packed into a crisp four hours and 12 minutes. – After Boston grabbed a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first, Ryan Dempster drilled Alex Rodriguez with a 3-0 pitch to open the second. It was at least Dempster’s second attempt to hit him, but the…

  17. Josh Phegley is the new Yasiel Puig

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:10 PM EST

    Josh Phegley

    Puigmania is over. It’s old news. Could there be any better illustration than the fact that Freddie Freeman beat out Yasiel in a popularity contest this week? It’s OK, though. White Sox catcher Josh Phegley is the new big thing. He hit a grand slam Thursday in the White Sox’s 6-3 win over the Tigers,…

  18. Report: The Red Sox want Michael Young “badly”

    Jun 29, 2013, 5:31 PM EST

    Michael Young

    While Jose Iglesias has been a pleasant surprise for the Red Sox this season, recently taking over the starting third base job from the demoted Will Middlebrooks, the club is on the lookout for other options. And they have one name at the top of their list. George A. King III of the New York…

  19. Red Sox demote Will Middlebrooks to Triple-A

    Jun 25, 2013, 3:50 PM EST

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    When Will Middlebrooks was on the disabled list with a back injury there was speculation that the Red Sox might keep him in the minors even after he got healthy. They didn’t, activating Middlebrooks from the DL like normal two weeks ago, but now after just four hits in 29 at-bats they’ve decided to demote…

  20. Red Sox activate Will Middlebrooks, designate Pedro Ciriaco for assignment

    Jun 10, 2013, 3:15 PM EST

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    Last week Red Sox manager John Farrell hinted that Will Middlebrooks might stay in the minors for a while even after he was activated from the disabled list, but after posting a 1.094 OPS in five rehab games at Triple-A he’s off the DL and back in Boston’s lineup tonight. To make room for Middlebrooks…

  21. Yasiel Puig makes Vin Scully speechless

    Jun 7, 2013, 9:20 AM EST

    Yasiel Puig

    The legend of Yasiel Puig grew even bigger last night, as the Dodgers rookie smacked an opposite-field grand slam to break open a 1-0 game in the eighth inning and joined Joe Cunningham, Dave Kingman, and Will Middlebrooks as the only players in MLB history with a pair of four-RBI performances in their first four…

  22. Will Middlebrooks could remain in minors after DL stint

    Jun 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Will Middlebrooks Getty

    Will Middlebrooks began a minor-league rehab assignment last night at Triple-A, but manager John Farrell indicated that the third baseman may not automatically return to the Red Sox once he’s recovered from a back injury. Griffin Tewksbury of WEEI.com has all of Farrell’s quotes, including: This is not only a chance to make sure his…

  23. Red Sox place Victorino and Middlebrooks on DL, call up Aceves and Iglesias

    May 24, 2013, 4:16 PM EST

    Shane Victorino

    David Ross is returning from a concussion tonight but the Red Sox are far from healthy, placing Shane Victorino and Will Middlebrooks on the disabled list. Victorino has a strained hamstring and Middlebrooks has lower back spasms, and Boston has added infielder Jose Iglesias and right-hander Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A to replace them. Iglesias, who’s…

  24. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 20, 2013, 6:22 AM EST

    Freddy Galvis

    Phillies 3, Reds 2: Aroldis Chapman is usually automatic. But he surrendered back-to-back bombs to the murderers row that is Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis as the Philly walked off Cincinnati. Heck, the inning started with Chapman walking Delmon Young on four straight pitches, so you know he wasn’t on it yesterday. And Cliff Lee…

  25. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 17, 2013, 6:40 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers' Verlander reacts after leaving the game against Texas Rangers in their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Rangers 10, Tigers 4: So much for pitching porn. Darvish wasn’t exactly sharp early but he ultimately settled down. Meanwhile, who put the benzedrine in Mr. Verlander’s Ovaltine? He was a hot mess. And I do mean hot. He was lighting up the radar gun in the early innings but was overthrowing and seemed to…

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