Tag: Boston Red Sox

Noah Syndergaard: About Yesterday Afternoon (August 30)

There was a span of about 30 minutes yesterday where I was convinced baseball games were fixed. Joe West wasn’t behind the plate. That was Tim Donaghy. It happened much quicker than that. My sudden insight didn’t exactly happen in the proverbial “blink of an eye.” That might be overselling it. I’ll say it happened …

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Jacob DeGrom: About Last Night (August 29)

Yesterday I discussed how Max Scherzer struck out Ichiro Suzuki with high heat, offering a look with the fastball up and out of the zone before enticing Ichiro with a nearly identical pitch to force him to swing. In Saturday’s game against the Red Sox, Jacob deGrom (12-7) approached Blake Swihart in the second inning …

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Matt Harvey: About Last Night (August 28)

It’s been a while since we’ve been here. The last time the Mets lost it was a sad drive home from Baltimore, which also happened to be the last time the team scored fewer than five runs. What a great sentence to write. Remember when we were all writing about how the team couldn’t score …

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Detroit Tigers: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

I love initial reactions. They’re the best. When a buddy asked if I’d heard about trading for Yoenis Cespedes, my initial thought went something like, “Who’d the Tiger ship out? No way Dombrowski was dumb enough to trade Porcello.” Well. There you have it. Porcello is packing his Louis Vuitton signature luggage for Boston in …

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