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The Rapid Ascension of Steven Kwan
"Terry, Pluto, I was telling some friends who are Red Sox fans sadly this weekend who were houseguests that I was talking to you today, and that I've been following Steve kwon because your wife, Roberta, who does ministry with you, started loving on Steve Kwan early and I think Roberta is as sharp as you are as observer. I was reminded when my dying grandfather was asking me about Richie scheinblum in 1968. And Steve Kwan is that guy. He's everybody's Bronx Burnett come to life. I mean, it's an amazing story. It really is. And on top of it, I'm 5 foot 9 and I could maybe look down on him a little bit. He might be just as tall as me because he has hair. And this is a guy that was surprised to be recruited out of Oregon state. He was drafted in the 5th round by Cleveland. He was surprised he thought he was going to fence around. He was just kind of a small spark, what kind of player that a lot of us maybe who were older grew up watching and that is not the type of player that base a like. Turns around you said close to 300 is the carbon excellent left Fielder. Big fan favorite fans love it when a small guy is good because they feel it looks like a normal person. And he has been just terrific in this series on top of that. Well,
Judge still at 60, Yanks get rain-shortened win over Sox
"Eric judge continued his homerless streak but the Yankees still earned a two zero rain short and win over the Red Sox Judge was one for two with a double in the 6th inning game and was due up next when play was stopped He's gone 5 games without a Homer as he attempts to tie Roger Maris single season AL record of 61 I played in New York for 6 years now This is par for the course Especially the playoff games we've had You know opening days they're hectic It's just it's just another game to me Nestor Cortez is 11 and four after holding Boston to just one hit over 6 innings I'm Dave ferry
Aaron Judge home run watch: Tracking the Yankees slugger in 2022
"Aaron judge's pursuit of 61 home runs remain one shy as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 7 to 5 Anthony Rizzo broke a 5 5 tie in the 7th when he hit a two run shot marking his 32nd home run of the season Judge went zero for three as he continued to try and match Roger Maris 1961 record and the slugger showed some frustration during the game The manager Aaron Boone didn't think the situation was getting the better of him I don't think that's unusual for him either That's like you know when DJ collapses hands at second you say DJ showing a rare emotion he does it all the time The Red Sox are on a four game skid and likely headed to their second losing season in three years Krishna
Judge stuck at 60 home runs, Yankees beat Red Sox 5-4
"For the third straight game Aaron judge did not tie Roger Maris record of 61 home runs but for the 5th straight game his Yankees were victorious beating the Red Sox 5 to four Judge went one for four maintaining his lead in all three Triple Crown categories Another Yankee outfielder named Aaron hicks Homer and drove in another run with a single as the yanks cut their magic number for clinching the a at least the four I feel like right now we're just trying to get wins you know If we go out there and do that it'll take care of itself Another outfielder wearing number 99 homered Boston's Alex verdugo hit a three run shot in the 6th that tied the game at four Time area in New York
Aaron Judge just misses home run No. 61, Yankees clinch playoff spot with walk-off win
"Aaron judge didn't match Roger Maris 61 home run mark but it was still a celebratory night for the Yankees as they clinched a playoff spot with a 5 four ten inning win over the Red Sox Judge nearly hit number 61 in the 9th to win the game but as long drive was caught just in front of the center field wall He also walked three times and struck out once and throughout Tommy Pham trying to stretch a single into a double in the 9th job's not finished you know we have the ultimate goal of going out there and winning our division It really setting ourselves up for the postseason but this is step number one and step number one of many steps to come Josh Donaldson's single off Caleb bort and the tenth was the winning hit for the yanks Time area New York
Judge stays at 57 HR, Yanks beat Boston 5-3 for 2-game sweep
"The Yankees earned a 5 three win over the Red Sox and maintained their 6 game lead in the AL east Glaber Torres had three hits and scored on his own RBI single taking advantage of catcher Connor Wong's throwing her the play brought in three runs as the Yankees moved ahead three zero in the 5th inning Aaron judge singled and scored but failed to hit his 58th home run The only blemish on the win Nestor Cortez took a shutout into the 5th inning as the Yankees earned their fourth straight win in 8th and ten games Red Sox rookie Brian balo fell to one in 6 though all three runs he allowed were unearned I'm Dave ferry
Henderson's big hit helps Orioles rally past Red Sox 3-2
"Gunnar Henderson's two run single with the bases loaded capped off a three run 6 inning is the Orioles came from behind to beat the Red Sox three to two after Cedric Mullins scored on a wild pitch Henderson's big hit came after three straight walks You can learn from the people in front of you and they put together a really good bats before so I gave me confidence going in there and felt like we had them on their heels right there so we were able to get the job done and take advantage of them not being able to throw strikes Jake read through an inning and a third and relief to get the win Dylan Tate earned his fourth save Xander bogarts had a two run Homer for Boston Craig heist Baltimore
Rich Hill strikes out 11 as Red Sox beat Rays 5-1
"Rich hill turned back the clock with 7 shutout innings against the rays to guide the Red Sox to a 5 one win The 42 year old hill scattered three hits and walked one while totaling 11 strikeouts his most in a span of 42 starts Honestly it's not about the strikeouts about getting W's and I think that's the biggest thing that we need to do here moving forward This next month is put as many W's as we can JD Martinez and Bobby dalbeck each hit two run singles in the first and kike Hernandez added a solo blast in the fourth all off rays starter Jeffrey springs Gethin kuba Boston
Bogaerts homers as Red Sox cool off Rays with 9-8 win
"A three run Homer by Xander bogarts helped the Red Sox hold off the raise for a 9 8 win ending Tampa Bay's 6 game winning streak Bogart's three run blast in the 6th and Alex verdugo's RBI triple in the 7th gave Boston a 9 to four cushion after spotting the raids in early three run lead Michael walker settled in and struck out 6 over 6 innings of four run balls Early in the game and offense kind of took it into their own hands said hey we're going to get back from this game Jose series three run blast in the 8th brought Tampa within a run but no closer I'm geffen kubar
Springer 3 hits, RBI double in 10th as Blue Jays top Red Sox
"The Blue Jays needed extra innings to keep up their winning ways beating the Red Sox three to two in ten innings George Springer hit a tie breaking RBI double off the green monster in the tenth to play the winning run starter Jose berrios allowed two runs and struck out 6 over 6 innings pitching Toronto to its 6th win in 7 games That's why we wore it That's why we came here to the ballpark who was so hard to get as well the way I get tonight Branchy Cordero had a two run Homer for the Red Sox who dropped to three and 12 against Toronto Gethin cool bob Boston
Hernández, Arroyo, Wacha power Red Sox past Orioles 4-3
"KK Hernandez and Christian Arroyo carried the Red Sox offense to a four three win over the Orioles Hernandez belted a two run Homer in the 6th inning to give the Sox a three zero lead Arroyo's RBI double in the 9th was the difference after the birds scored on a Fielder's choice in the bottom half Arroyo was three for 5 Michael walker tossed shut up all over 5 and two thirds innings allowing four hits to a team that scored 15 runs the previous night The lost drops Baltimore two and a half games behind the race for the third and final AL wild card spot I'm Dave ferry
Orioles hit 5 homers, outslug Red Sox in wild 15-10 win
"Anthony Santander hit one of the Orioles 5 home runs and collected four RBIs in a 1510 win over the Red Sox Jorge Mateo adley rushman Ryan mountcastle and Raymond urias also connected for the Orioles who had combined to score three runs and dropping their previous two games Matteo's three run blast in the second put the birds ahead Santander added a two run double in addition to his career high 21st home run Baltimore torch Boston for 15 runs by the 5th inning The teams combined for 37 hits 19 by the Red Sox I'm Dave ferry
Reynolds 2 HRs; Brubaker, Pirates top Bosox, end 6-game skid
"The pirates ended their 6 game losing streak by salvaging the finale of their three game set with the Red Sox 8 to two Brian Reynolds hit a pair of two run shots including the 3000th home run at PNC park since it opened in 2001 Reynolds and Kevin Newman each had three hits and scored three times JT brubaker allowed two hits over 7 scoreless innings striking out 7 and walking none He entered with a two in ten record before helping the bucks drop the Red Sox a game under 500 losing pitcher Joshua kowalski was tagged for 6 runs and 7 hits over 5 innings I'm Dave ferry
The latest in sports
"AP sports on Bruce Morton a pair of tight races in the national league in the central division St. Louis began Tuesday with a two game lead over the brewers The Cardinals beat Colorado 5 four in order to keep pace Milwaukee needed to defeat the Dodgers Chuck Freeman tells the story The floundering brewers blew a late lead but then rallied from a one run deficit in the bottom of the 11th inning to beat the Dodgers 5 to four Victor caratini delivered a one out bloop single the score of the tying and winning runs then after the brewers loaded the bases against Dodgers closer Craig kimbrel Meanwhile the braves pulled it within three and a half games of the mets and the east with a 5 nothing decision behind a 12 strikeout performance from Charlie Morton First baseman met Olsen says Atlanta is helping itself by taking the first two games of this series It's good to come out and get these first two Obviously we got a couple good arms coming up these next two and it won't get any easier for the braves as they still have to face Jacob de Grom and Max Scherzer Other national league winners were the Phillies Marlins cubs and giants In the American League the Yankees may lead the east but they lost for the tenth time in 12 starts when they were beaten by Tampa Bay three one raised manager Kevin cash likes how his club has won four straight including the last two in The Bronx Wins and this ballpark against this team they can elevate you a little bit make you feel that much better In another AL east game with playoff implications the Orioles won in Toronto four to two In the race for the American League's final wild card spot the O's trail the Jays by one half game The remaining junior circuit winners were the Red Sox White Sox tigers twins a's and M's Pro basketball the NBA will be idle on election day but all 30 teams will be playing on November 7th the night before the midterms Tennis at the western and southern open Serena Williams lost in straight sets to U.S. open champ Emma Bruce Martin AP sports
Wacha shuts down Yankees, Devers homers in Boston's 3-0 win
"Michael walker combined with two relievers on a two hitter as the Red Sox took the rubber match of their three game series with the Yankees three zero Walker allowed the two hits over 7 innings in his return from his shoulder injury helping Boston deal New York It's 9 floss and 11 games He finished with 9 strikeouts and took a perfect game into the 5th inning Tommy Pham had three hits and Rafael Devers homered for the socks It's the first series win of more than one game for the Red Sox against the AL east this season Aaron judge went zero for four with three strikeouts for the Yankees I'm Dave ferry
Kiner-Falefa helps Yankees squeeze past Red Sox 3-2
"A safety squeeze led the Yankees to just their second win in ten games three two at Boston Isaiah kinder falafel provided the tie breaking bun in the 9th inning to give Aaron Boone his 400th career when his Yankees manager Kind of falafel also hit his first Yankee home run tying the game two two in the 5th inning Andrew benintendi sparked the 9th fitting rally with a one out double Boston scored its runs in the fourth inning on a hit by pitch and a sacrifice fly a rolled as Chapman got four outs for the victory Scott afros worked a rocky 9th inning for his second save allowing a pair of one out singles before closing it out I'm Dave ferry
The latest in sports
"AP sports I'm Josh rowntree a walk off win in baseball's biggest rivalry Tommy Pham with an RBI single in the tenth as the Red Sox rallied to beat the Yankees three two JD Martinez with three hits for Boston Aaron judge his 46th home run for the Yankees The Cardinals beat Milwaukee three one extending their NL central lead The Phillies topped the NL east leading mets to one in ten innings San Diego Padres start Fernando Tatís Jr. has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance The penalty was effective immediately meaning the all star shortstop can not play in the majors this year after missing the season to this point with a wrist injury And in the NFL Cleveland Browns quarterback deshaun Watson apologized quote to all the women I have impacted After he was accused of sexual misconduct during massage therapy sessions in Texas Watson is facing a potential yearlong suspension He spoke before Cleveland's exhibition opener in Jacksonville His first game since January 2021 I'm Josh bow tree AP sports
Judge hits homer No. 46, but Red Sox rally to beat Yanks 3-2
"Tommy Pham and the Red Sox walked off the Yankees for a three two win in ten innings Fams won out RBI single down the third base line played at ghost runner Christian Arroyo for the winning run JD Martinez drove in a pair of runs including a game tying RBI single with one out in the 9th So it was a good game against these guys You know hats off to our pictures first of all 'cause they kept that offense to two runs which is impressive and they gave us a chance Aaron judge hit his 46th home run a solo blast to drive in his 100th run of the season for New York I'm geffen cool off
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"If he starts doing that at a higher rate, if he can cut down on the strikeouts and be more disciplined, his batting average is probably going to improve. He's not going to hit four 17. Right. Right. But it's going to improve. So that's a really incredible. I didn't realize this that high. I thought it was like three 73, 80. That's a really encouraging number for him. All right. The bullpen. I think the improvement of the bullpen has been a big reason for why the Red Sox have been able to win a lot more one run games of Lake John Schreiber has been a huge part of that. He entered with two outs in the 9th inning on Tuesday night to earn a second career saved, both occurring this year. He has not allowed to run over 10 June outings, 8 and two thirds innings. One of your been your biggest takeaways watching John Schreiber pitch. I think he's a guy that stays very level headed. I don't think he's the moment doesn't get too big. The moment or too small, I think there's sometimes guys come in and it's like an 8 two lead and they get kind of casual with it. Good point. He seems to have the same demeanor and the Red Sox had a lot of those guys, by the way. Remember Matt Barnes couldn't complete three run saves. It was like this weird thing where like it's a one or two run gamey was fine, but a three run game would have like, it's not, it's not a great trade to have. He seems to take the same demeanor to the mound. And I shouldn't say he's not emotional. He gets fired up out there, which you love to see. But he takes the same demeanor, I think, to every appearance. And maybe again, but that Barnes thing and other guys, maybe I'm just scarred as a Red Sox fan. I'm putting too much stock into that, but I don't know, it's been refreshing to see for me. All right, Schreiber's numbers. He is two and O, but those aren't really where you judge him. You don't even judge him on the 0.84 ERA, which is sensational. Let's face it. It's the whip. 0.750. He is allowed just two earned runs in 21 and a third innings with the Red Sox, 11 hits over those 21 innings. He's been spectacular. Then you, somebody else, you know, I want to get your read on and your impression on Tyler Danish, two and O, three 86, he's appeared in 21 games for the Red Sox. 0.974 whip. So the two guys that have just mentioned Tyler Danish and John Schreiber, the only guys.
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"Are you, bud? I'm good. I finally, the news we've been waiting ten years for the Patriots red uniforms are back, so I'm fired up about that. Oh, that's right. You know, you know I'm a big draft guy, the NBA draft is this week. So, you know, big, big, big, couple days here for my niche interests within sports. I'm excited. The NBA Finals are over. They ended in a disappointing fashion. The day after we recorded our last Red Sox podcast, just not meant to be this year. What did you think of the U.S. open? A lot of fun? Oh, that was great. That was awesome. And then what an ending to it's a shame. They don't have it here more. And I know that that's not totally within the hands. Of the USGA, but now they don't tour my TPC Boston anymore. It's a shame that there's no more. I know there's a torment in Connecticut. The kinetic is not New England. It's a shame that there's no more pro golf yearly fixture in the greater boss in areas. So hopefully that gets changed soon soon because I think we show it around here that we're up for it and we've got some great courses for it and all that. So hopefully the PGA comes back soon. And it's a great time of year in New England. As you know, the weather is starting to turn gorgeous. Beautiful today. Storms, but man, the great weather for the finish at the country club in Brookline. You know what we do have. We have a red hot baseball team to talk about Austin Red Sox. They are on some kind of role. Look, we have been talking on this very podcast, Alex. You and me about the Red Sox are going to catch fire. Their offense was going to come around. And it's not so much been the offense. I mean, they have had their spurts where they've mashed certainly that is not to be denied. But they're starting pitching has been just tremendous. And with Tuesday night's 5 to four win over the Detroit tigers at Fenway, rich hill getting the victory and how about John Schreiber getting the save. He has been one of the most under height storylines on the Red Sox. I think this year and I guess we'll start there about the way the Red Sox pitching has really carried this team to what right now is a very impressive 38 and 31 Mark. Impressive after how they started. And now they are just a half game behind. Second place, Toronto, still 12 and a half behind the Yankees. Yeah, you know, kind of what you said there. I think it's a double edged sword where obviously you have guys pitching well above the expectations and all of that, but the worry becomes they're going to come back down to earth..
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"The Red Sox are 14 and 5 when they're starting picture throws at least 6 innings winning each of the last 8 such games in 13 of their last 14. Now, I don't know if in those how many in those 19 games there are 14 and 5 record. Our quality starts, meaning 6 innings and three runs allowed. Well, so just what stands out to me there is when the starter goes deeper into game, they're better. And again, I don't know if we have other numbers branching off of that, but what I would be interested in is when the starter doesn't go 6 innings. But still leaves with a lead, what is their record? I don't think it's good. And that's my point. You need to do everything to shield this bullpen in high school. I do not let them see the light a day. More to the point, Alex. You need to do more to shield the middle part or the long end of the bullpen. In 6th inning part of the bullpen and maybe even the 7th. But certainly you don't want to be if you're Alex Corey, you're doing everything possible to avoid going to your bullpen in the 5th and 6th innings. And I think a lot of managers are doing that, but especially a guy like Alex Cora, who really has some very good arms at the back end, but getting there has proved problematic. And when the Red Sox struggled with a couple of exceptions, the bullpen has really struggled in those medium innings, holding the game where it is when the start it left. Right. And so that's where, again, putting chrysal in the rotation doesn't, it's counterproductive in two ways. One, when he starts, you're going to need to rely more on the middle of the bullpen. In two, if he's in the bullpen, he becomes the guy. You talk about, you know, the 5th 6th, 7th inning, kind of being the danger zone, where you go from, I mean, whoever they're throwing out there now, Ryan brazier, Austin, Austin, Davis has been good. But you get my point. Yes. These names, you go from those guys to Chris sale in those innings. And it's an upgrade. So that's why I think it just makes more sense to go that way. He is Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub follow him on Twitter at real Alex barth all one word. Our partners at bet online continue to be the number one source for all of your betting needs and sports information. Find all of.
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"And I think, look, here's the thing about it. People who say it's just going to be Tampa Bay north or insane, because first of all, if you can get the system working like Tampa Bay has and all of a sudden here comes wonder Franco and all these young players and pitchers who you've never heard of, who are great. Sign me up for that. But guess what the Red Sox are going to do that the rays will never do. They're going to also spend enormous amounts of cash. So in modern baseball, you look at the Astros. You look at the Dodgers. These teams have waves of young prospects that not only can come up and help you the big league level. But that's the reason the Dodgers were able to trade for Max Scherzer and trade Turner. And all these teams are able to manipulate and make moves because they've got depth in the minor league system. It's the only sustainable way to win. The Red Sox will keep their superstars around like Devers and bogarts. They will build from within. They might have another wave of superstars with guys named Tristan casas and some others and Nick York. And Marcelo Meyer, these guys are coming, and then you still have the checkbook and the financial ability and heft to go out and make the big moves. So to have both puts you in an unbelievable position of strength. You brought up Daniel Bard. And you know where I'm going to go with this? Let's hear it. Matt Barnes. And obviously, he did not have the second half that the Red Sox Alex core made reference to this, of course, that they still believe he is a big part of their plans. But it was precipitous. I mean, obviously, he missed the two weeks or two, two and a half weeks with COVID. But the fall off was precipitous, I believe the stat was he didn't have save after August 5th. And it just, there was no production and he couldn't find the plate, and it was that painful at times to watch him on the mound trying to find command. For a will. What do you think the problem was? And do they have deep down deep belief that he'll bounce back in 2022? I love a good two parter, Mike. I can't look in their souls, but I will tell you that they have to be concerned. And they are a little bit with Matt. He's been so overworked. I think maybe four or 5 times he's had more than 65 appearances in seasons, and it sure looked like he really hit a wall this season. And maybe that's because of the shortened COVID year last season and now another big workload. The one thing that you kind of hold your breath and hope on is that the change in the rules in big league baseball is not the reason that that Barnes kind of fell off the clip. Because if you look at the before and after when big league baseball really started to crack down, it's a troubling sort of split. Look, I don't think anybody's writing Matt Barnes off at all. He's had such a pedigree. He was just an unbelievable all star caliber reliever. I think big league baseball is going to try some new prototypes of baseball's coming up here that are already like pre tacky. And we'll see how that goes into spring training next year. Maybe that helps Barnes with fastball command and have that wicked curveball combo..
"red sox" Discussed on Red Sox Beat
"So you find that out, not surprisingly. And the Red Sox have the perfect guy picking the players. So when you've got high in bloom and Alex core together, the front office pieces settled, the managerial pieces settled. This team is set up for a very long run. Red Sox photographer Billy Weiss, and I'm sure you're very familiar with them. Took a very poignant shot of Alex Cora giving a hug to Kiki Hernandez after game 6 after the season was over. And to me, your point about there's a lot more below the surface to Alex Cora and him knowing his players than what meets the eye. And to me, that picture. And I don't know if you saw it will, but sure in the dugout in the Clubhouse. Clubhouse. Correct. And that captured the essence. I thought Billy did a terrific job capture in the essence of what is Alex Cora. He can be a stickler. He has high expectations. But there's nobody in that organization more supportive of his players than Quora. No, and the players love him back. And we have to remember, he's known in key case since he was ten years old, and recruited him to the red side. Oh, that's a great point. Listen, come get under my wing and we're gonna make you an everyday star and look what happened. You just went on the run of his lifetime and looks like he's gonna be a fixture in Boston for a lot of years. But, you know, we have the benefit of being around this team every day. And I just marvel like in the dugout, an hour before every game, Rafi devra sits next to Alex every single day. And they're not talking based, while they're talking about life and fatherhood and what it's like to navigate life as a big league baseball player. It's not X's and O's. It's not, you know, here's the technique we need you to use over a third base. This guy is a great, brilliant baseball tactician, but that embrace from, you know, it's another embrace also Mike that really stands out to me. That's one with his daughter after the Red Sox have defeated the New York Yankees in that wild card game. He's talked about it a lot. The journey that his family went on with him throughout all the scandal. And the support they gave him. And the fact that everybody can just exhale and enjoy it again. You just can't say enough things about Alex core and what he means to this franchise to his players to the fans. It's just a perfect marriage. I want to move on to some of the issues that this team will be facing. I guess the number one issue that is garnering a lot of attention is whether or not 5 days after the World Series JD Martinez picks up his option of a believe it's 17 and a half, 18 million bucks for 2022. What do you think happens? I mean, if there's a team out there that's willing to give him more money and he and Scott Forrest can navigate that. God bless him. And you know he's 34. And he's an unbelievable prolific run producer. My hunch is, if you just put, you know, put me to it. I would say he will take that option and stay with the Red Sox. But one caveat I would offer is, number one, there's a likelihood that we'll have the universal DH in the national league. So that opens up to you more jobs for him. The other side of it is I would say that maybe there's a team out there that Scott Boris could convince JD, you know what? This is our last chance to get a longer term and we're not talking 5, 6 years, but let's say Scott could come to and say, you know, JD, I could get you three for 60. And there's a team.
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"Back the radio play by play voice of the Red Sox, the one and only will Fleming, you can follow him on Twitter at will Fleming all one word. Will it was a great, I would say unexpectedly terrific season for the 2021 Red Sox. Of course, they fall short in the American League championship series, four games to two. A roller coaster ride to say the very least after games two and three went in the Red Sox way and unprecedented fashion. Games three, four, sorry, games four, 5 and 6, the tables were turned. I thought will the turning point of the series was a game tying home run by Jose Altuve in game four when the Red Sox were up two one. Yeah, I think it's hard to make that argument against that migrate to be with you again. Thank you. Roller coaster is the perfect word for this season in so many ways. I mean, we're just all sort of taking a deep breath and looking back at it and I think it, you know, it extends beyond just the last four or 5 days when the Red Sox did have a real opportunity to get to the World Series. And it's crazy that we're not at Fenway Park tonight welcoming the Atlanta Braves. That would have been pretty wild culmination to just an insane 2021 season. But, you know, I think that the Astros on paper is certainly a better team than the Red Sox are. The stock's offense got hot for a couple of games. And without Lance mccullers, I thought the Red Sox had a really good chance. And you make the right point, which is you can easily say that the Red Sox could have swept the series in game one you got Tanner hulk on the mound with the two run lead. He gives up a Homer to about two of it and then in game four the same story of carrot winlock. And Garrett whitlock was the Red Sox best pitcher this year other than native Aldi. And so question. It's hard to argue with the setup that they had. And by the way, you know, I'm sure we'll talk about I'll explore in this podcast, but it's a marvel that he was able to navigate the Red Sox to that spot. To have them in a situation in those games with their best guys on the mound with a lead. And sometimes it just doesn't work out. And Altuve and Correa are two of the great all time playoff performers and they got the Red Sox in those couple of moments. So, you know, it stings to not keep going, but what a year it was for the Red Sox and by almost any measure they exceeded expectations and took us all on a wonderful ride. Now, you bring up will Fleming, Alex Cora, I think he is certainly in the conversation for American League manager of the year. I don't think there's any doubt about that considering where the experts had picked this team..
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"You have to pass certain milestones before you are permitted back on the roster. Correct? Yeah, and it's different for vaccinated and unvaccinated players. So Nick pavetta came back for Sunday start, and he hadn't been out for the full ten days, but he had been vaccinated. So if you're unvaccinated, if you are vaccinated, you are a non symptomatic, you can come back earlier. Chris sale, they haven't said anything, but typically when they don't say anything that means they're unvaccinated. So he will have to wait at least the full ten days and then he'll still have to go through testing and symptom testing and all that. So I can't really speak too much to the concussion protocols to be honest. But it is sort of a convoluted situation. Well, I mean, I guess the reason I bring that up is, you know, when you're dealing with an actual old fashioned injury, there are things you can do to maybe get yourself through that injury, maybe shorten the amount of time that you are in rehab and get back sooner, right? I mean, a lot of players have done that in the past. And that's no shock. But with this, there are certainly there's the seriousness of the virus itself. There's the pandemic. And there's really the concern, I think, in a city like Boston and in an organization like the Red Sox that has hit been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. They don't want to mess around and they don't want to take any shortcuts. That's I guess the point I was making. No, yeah. I mean, it makes sense. And it's not, I mean, a normal injury, it's really between the training staff, the player and the team on when they're coming back and when you have something like COVID-19 there are federal regulations there, obviously rules that you have to pass. So yeah, I mean, that's definitely a different situation. Speaking with Matt Collins, the editor of over the monster dot com, brought to you by SB nation. It's that time of year again and all eyes are now turning to.
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"For Cincinnati. Is he does he throw triple digits as he does, and throws a smooth triple digits. He is 6, 6, 6, 7. A lefty and just smoke some. I mean, he is really fun to watch. No, he's a righty. I always try to keep track of those guys. So I will definitely keep an eye out for that. And it would be nice if the Red Sox never got one. I mean, Ed kimbrell, eat through pretty hard, but. And they could have had kimberle again, but that's another story for another podcast. How are you doing otherwise? I'm good. I'm good. I'm just, you know, kind of catching up for NFL season. Obviously, great, great weekend of college football, hard not to love that. So yeah, it was a great, by the way, hunter grain, yes, is the right hander. I don't know what I was. But he can throw a smooth, one O one, a very smooth one O one. He is a tremendous picture. Yeah. You like that Florida state Notre-Dame game. I thought of you, Alex. I don't know why I did. I didn't like it because, well, first of all, who likes Notre-Dame? And second of all, I was so excited for McKenzie Milton to make his comeback. Great story, right? I think great quarterback. I think a guy who if he doesn't suffer that injury is probably in the league right now. But he doesn't get the start. They put him in late in the game and then they blow it for him. It just didn't sit right with me. I wanted them to win that game for him so bad. Hopefully he becomes the startup. Look, at the other kid, Jordan something, I forget his last name. He wasn't awful. He threw a couple of picks, but some of them I think two of those were on the receiver more nim. He made some nifty plays, but I just, I want to watch McKenzie milling again, man. He was so good and it's just so unfortunate what happened to him. I think the doctor, they showed a quote from the doctor last night about his surgery like nothing like that had ever been done before. They weren't sure they were going to save his leg. And now he's out here playing D one football going toe to toe with the 9th ranking team in the country. I wanted it. I wanted that ending. Hopefully we get another shot at it. Maybe Clemson, down the road, I don't know, but hopefully we get another shot at it later this year. So I want to thank everybody for downloading today's podcast. The always entertaining Alex barth was my guest of 98 5. I want to thank Alex for joining me on this Red Sox beat podcast. You can follow him on Twitter at real Alex barth all one word. Also want to thank our great sponsor bet online dot AG. For Alex barth, I'm Mike petralia. And this has been the Red Sox beat podcast powered by sale on us media..
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"Promo code socks 20 off her ends October 10th. So a Dolby played third base on Sunday and I think that's interesting because they gave Devers a day off Debra's did pink shit on Sunday. I should say that. He did strike out in his pink shit. My parents for Jack Lopez, but he did not come into the game and play in the field. So that was pretty much as they say Alex Cora giving Devers his legs the day off. Usually when you give a position player the day off, you're giving the legs a day to rest and you're not standing out there in the field and running around and doing all of that. But back to Bobby dalbeck. I just find it kind of a fascinating case because I do think they can use his back. He's only hitting two 39, but as you alluded to, a lot of the other slashing numbers are improving, especially the OBP now that he's starting to track pictures better. And I'm excited for the guy. I think he can be a very pivotal part of the Red Sox depth in their batting order if they get to the postseason. Yeah, and we've seen this before just rookie sort of so so maybe not struggle as much as he has, but kind of just get their way through the season and the postseason hits and something clicks. We've seen that happen here before we see it happen on other teams before. And he feels like a guy, you know, is there any better time to get hot than right now than heading into September? And it just feels like he's getting hot at the right time. We still got a month ago before the playoffs, but we'll see if he can kind of keep that momentum going. All or nothing, Travis Shaw. That's what I'm calling Travis. I love Travis Shaw, but I mean, his numbers indicate. That's what you're going to get. You're either going to get a ball that splits the alley goes to the triangle or goes over the wall, either in left field. He can hit with power to the opposite field, by the way. I love his swing. When he actually reacts contact. But that's what you're going to get with Travis Shaw. He's going to strike out. You know, he's hitting a buck 96. He had the one hit a double course on Sunday in the 11 to 5 loss. But, you know, he was a big part of the comeback, the 5 runs over the 5th and 6th inning that made a 6 nothing game suddenly a 6 5 game until the Indian Scott two Phillips Valdez in the 9th. Yeah. I've always liked Travis Shaw too. I think he's kind of in the right role when they brought him in. It was okay. Is this their starting first baseman? Are they getting ready to move on from the all back? And I don't think he's a guy at this point, his career who can be in that spot, but you need a little pop off the bench and I do think they do that, yeah, so they do close the season on the road in Washington..
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"Promo code NFL 100 back with Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub, Alex, let's move on to the offense. I think Kyle schwarber is starting to warm up, huh? Yeah, no, he can hit. He can hit. You know, I know I was on here the other week and I was kind of critical of that trade. It was nothing against college work. He's a good player. I think that was just you don't like college forever. No, I'm joking. Well, I like my team having an actual first basement, but no, he's not going to crap out of the ball right now and they need it because JD Martinez is kind of gone cold and then obviously not having beaux arts in the lineup there go two of your three biggest bats and Rafi's still hitting which is great, but you need a little more than that. So he's been a big part, I think, of why they've been able to go on this little run here has been his spark. Well, and as a leadoff batter, he is giving something a little bit different to the different look anyway to the top of the order. He has reached base safely in 19 of his 20 games with the Red Sox and he slashing three 19 four 49 and 5 69 as OPS is over a thousand and a 1019. He's 23 of 72 with four bombs, 8 RBIs. And most significantly, the reason he's at the top of the order, 17 walks. Yeah. Yeah, 17 walks in 20 games. I heard somebody say the other day, it's eucharis esque. It is. You know, normally those power guys don't do that because you're sort of have to take chances and rip it the ball if you're trying to hit home runs like that. That's what we've been told. He seems to just have this uncanny balance for it. And it's really cool to see. I don't know how he does. I'd love to ask him. I don't know how he does it. I don't know what his trick is. He may not want to leak that secret out. He because it's clearly an advantage, but he's like.
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"Look, I mean, not to bust on those guys, but they are what they are. That's not what the Red Sox thought they would be going to in a game on September 5th trying to fight for a second wildcard spot. Yeah, it's the reality of it. And again, you kind of get these spot performances from these guys here or there. Again, I thought, even though he didn't necessarily pitch well, Crawford kept him in the game. He gave them enough ins where they didn't have to go to, you know, say a whitlock. They didn't have to go to gear with lock to bridge innings or anything, right? He got them deep enough into the game. A guy like see, I don't even know he's got his name's Jack Lopez, right? Right. The second baseman who is it capable to fender right now? He might be the best defensive infielder, the Red Sox have kind of feels that way. But, you know, you get these little spa performances here and I think that that's sort of what's carrying the team right now. But you don't, they're not in a spot where you can kind of have feel good stories. They need to win games. They're right up against it. They're a half back for the Yankees for that first wild card spot. I think there are three ahead of Oakland after Oakland collapsed on Sunday last yesterday. Okay, so they're four and a half up on Oakland. They do have a little bit of breathing room there, but you know, they're right in the middle of it and these feel good stories will only get you so far at a certain point. You got to start winning games and I think the other important thing to remember is it's, you know, it's not like they're gonna bring these guys right back. Maybe some of them you know Sandra Bogart's I think is just a machine. But pavetta come back after missing what's probably going to be two weeks and just start and be good or is there going to need to be lead time into that? Can any of these guys Matt Barnes? Is he gonna need lead time to shake the Ross off? So this is kind of an ongoing thing. So you're looking at it and you're thinking, okay, cut a Crawford's not going to be in the starting rotation if he doesn't have to be. But.
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"Hey everybody, it's drags and this week on Red Sox beat. I welcome back good friend and old colleague, Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub, you can of course follow him on Twitter at real Alex barth today. We are going to be talking about the resilient Red Sox. They have overcome quite a lot in the past 7 days since we last spoke Alex the COVID pandemic that is really hit them hard. The injured list, they've had no fewer than 11 players in the last ten days placed on COVID. IL. And what's to me, most significant about that, of those players, 5 have been pictures, still, they managed to go on a four game winning streak. The day after Xander Bogart's their best player arguably was pulled off the field in the second inning by Alex Quora. Look, say what you will about the Red Sox slumping after the all star break and for a good portion of August. But this team and the last week has shown me something. Yeah, they have. And when I was on with you, whatever was last week, right? We were talking about what do they need to do to win the division? I said, just they got to at least split with Tampa and then they got to win every series from there on out. They split with Tampa. They won their first series. So they're doing what they need to do right now and all things considered everything they're going through. It's pretty darn impressive. They had something called a cut or Crawford on the mound. Yes, they did win the game, but you know he gave enough innings where they didn't have to drain the bullpen. They still won the series that in itself felt like sort of a win for them. Just given the situation they're in right now. So it does feel like they're turning the corner. Whatever August was it was. That was a mess. The Red Sox, I actually looked this up. I kind of stumbled on this by accident. The Red Sox in years two zero X one. So 20 blank one. Always collapsed late in season. 2001, they were like, 20% was right around 60% through July, August and September. It was barely found is when I will remind you, that's when Joe Kerrigan took over and was giving hitting advice to people like Troy O'Leary..
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"Back with Alex barth of 98 5, the sports hub, Alex, let's talk about the top two pictures in the Red Sox rotation. They really do have a one two punch now with the return of Chris sale and Nathan of Aldi. He is, you know, of all the obviously has been the ace before sale returned. All season long. And you can even say with Tanner house pitching the way he did on Sunday, you got a good one, two, three. Yeah. Yeah, I'd agree with that. And I think I'm still holding out hope for water Rodriguez too. I'm really a big fan of his, and I think he can turn around a little bit. But yeah, the starting rotation is starting to stabilize and that that's going to go a long way, but the question now, they're pitching better, but how deep can they get into games? Because we're seeing like you look at yesterday, right? I think he threw after a point. 5 and a 30, 5 and a third. So just the way this bullpen is performing right now, and Chris sales and exception to this because you got to make sure he stays healthy and if he can only throw 5 innings, you can only throw 5 minutes. That's just a reality of it. But yeah, you kind of look now all right. Things are getting better in the short term, but you need to start getting 6, 7 innings out of some of these guys. I know it's late in the season. I know nobody threw a ton last year because of the shortened season. But even just for the next week or two, and there's some really big games coming up, which I'm sure we'll get into. Yes. You need to try to shield that bullpen a little bit. You need to try to bury that bull pen a little bit. You need these guys going into the 7th inning to just kind of limit the damage that bull pen can do. But yeah, no, they're pitching better, and that's certainly encouraging, but now I'm looking at and sometimes it's the way you do it. Sometimes when a guy's slumping, you pull them out before you probably realistically should 'cause it's hey, you had 5 good innings. We're gonna give you those 5 good innings we're gonna let you sit on that. Think about that for the next 5 days. And you don't leave them in there long enough to blow up. I actually think that's a good approach to pictures who are struggling. And it seems like that's what the Red Sox did right now, but now it's time to take those rains off. Now it's time to let these guys get deeper into games because the bullpen just doesn't have it. Beginning August 7th, Nathan of valdi, that would be four starts and Chris sales three starts..
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"He also does a tremendous job covering, the Patriot choice for a lot of different folk and before we get back to the Red Sox, you bring up the Patriots, would have been your biggest impressions of the team down in Foxboro. And, and keep this to like 60 seconds. Please make sure defense looks really good. I'm Christian Wilkerson, has been, might like sleeper guy on offense. I think he's been, you know, he's been a breath of fresh air. It's going to be a fun year. It's all going to come down to the quarterback. I like a lot of what I've seen from Matt Jones. I don't think he'll be ready for week one, but I, I see why they took him in the first round. I think he's going to be a sustainable, starting NFL quarterback in a year or two, so, you know. Yep. They're in a much better place than they were last year. I don't know that. They're back to being a Super Bowl Contender, but they're they're on path to be, you know, three four year project during year one right now, but there's there's Direction. There was no Direction last year, it all felt like, oh yes, the team has direction again, and that feels very good. All right. Well done, I appreciate it. And you got it done in Sixty Seconds so I can't tell you. That is it has is my want to do with you. I'm talking Red Sox again, with Alex Barth of 98.5, The Sports Hub. What did the Red Sox need to do in this?.
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"The most doesn't have enough that and right, I don't I don't know that there's enough that he can do but, you know, You mentioned this was going to be a defining stretch. It was almost exciting because it felt like the way Cora had the team going in it. Not just the way that he was playing. It was a specific feeling of the way. Alex Cora had them going that this was the kind of stretch that they were going to grab the opportunity and put this thing away. Right. You know right back to that Series against the Yankees out of the All-Star break data chance to bury the Yankees that weekend off, he's probably don't get Rizzo, they probably don't get Gallo. If they get swept that weekend, instead they opened the door part of me in a bizarre type of fashion wonders if home bloomed thinks that their hot start for the season did them a disservice because he had a charge from Red Sox ownership from Sam Kennedy from everybody at the top of the organization don't blow up what you what you are building in the farm system. We have too many prospects that we believe are going to be legit and we don't want you trading those chips away like David Dombrowski would just to make money. One more run at a World Series. We want to have something sustainable over the course of many, many years. And, you know, that is the model that they chose to build with Hime Bloom. That's odd. That was his charge when he was hired a couple of years ago and I don't think that's going to change. And that's why you didn't see him go out and make a big push at the MLB deadline. But isn't there a happy medium isn't there somewhere between David? And Brian said, he would tell you they did tax. They would, they would tell you that they tried to do that. You know, going out and getting getting Kyle, schwarber's. The problem with Kyle schwarber, we should address this right now before we get too far along Jen. McCaffrey reported it in the athletic on Monday. Some of the other people have it out there as well. Kyle schwarber had a setback on Sunday. He came up with a sore left groin, to go along with his tight, right hamstring. So that's kind of a double whammy wage. Considered quote unquote. A minor setback. We'll see. Just how minor it is. And when we could expect to see Kyle schwarber who hasn't played since July 2nd, when can we expect him to return? You know that tempered a little bit, the news, the good news of crisil who was expected to make the start this Saturday at Fenway against Baltimore. So here's my thing with shorter and the deadline, right? I think even if you want to kind of hold together and you think you have something built, you don't know. You just don't know. Xander, Bogaerts has an opt-out in his contract. Coming up, JD Martinez is on the wrong side of 30000, you're going to have to pay Rafael Devers soon. You don't know, I mean, Chris Sale. This could be it. He may have one year left in his arms 32, Alex, I mean, and he's throwing and by all indications, he's throwing his dog L, as he ever has physically, we'll see how that translates into games but I would expect him to come back. Pretty doggone strong from this. I Tommy, right? It's more, I think he'll come back, strong initial. More of a durability thing. You know, my.
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"Now. Almost a year, you know, just kind of a during the off-season Red Sox, obviously weren't the playoffs last year covid-19, arranging I'm not going on. So I decided to start hosting a resume workshop for aspiring Sports writers. And I've had probably six or seven sessions and in different formats here and there. But, you know, just of it is a group session where we talked about a different things in the industry, whether it's social media or how to write a feature or break news or do a podcast, all those types of things. And then in addition to that, they uh a one-on-one session. And that's usually off review where, you know, they'll send me kind of the work that they've done in the past and we go through it or edit it and look at the strengths and weaknesses of it. So, you know, the best part for me is and I've had over a hundred people of all ages, come through Thursday, and trying to perfect the crafts. That's far as I've learned from them, so it's been really cool. The next one starts tonight. Actually a Monday night, you know, and and have a few people already signed up. So, yep. It's a cool little side project during during baseball season and during the off-season just to to meet a lot of cool new people. And and I'm telling you, you know, the people that have come through and I always say aspiring Sports writers, but they're all a lot of them have already surpassed me in definitely Talent levels. So the future is Brian Dawkins, question, you've been asked during these sessions? Can you think of one or two questions that even stumped you dead? Yeah. Well, a lot of people asked, if I could change, you know, things about my career change things about my path to this point, you know what would it be? What would I do other? I would say other than working with Chris Pratt you know the now I I always say not realizing earlier that you know you have to really diversify your your skill-set early in your career to wear off you know as you know and it's it's not just by one story day. If you do a podcast one day, you write a feature one day, you do an opinion column and you're asked to do a lot of things, especially on a Beat. Versatility. It's the really the essence of what we do now in this journalism industry and without it, you're just going to be a one-trick pony and we see how that works for a lot of athletes in sports. Not only baseball, we see it across all major sports these days. You can't just do one thing. The more things you can do, the more valuable you are that old Bill Belichick told him that he yelled preaches to his players. It's true in journalism as well. Let's get back to the Red Sox and your takeaways from over the weekend. Chris, I thought the Sunday night game was a fabulous baseball game to watch. It was tight. It was closed. It was between the top two teams in the in the AL East and certainly you put the Astros in terms of their competitiveness, right? At the top of the American League, they have the best record. But in terms of the competitiveness and the Rivalry between the Rays and the Red Sox over the last many years, I thought Sunday night was one of those classic games. Yeah, and you don't always see, you know, prime-time games of the truck. So that's always it's interesting to see the ESPN backdrop and Vicksburg and Tropicana Field. You almost never ever see that it's always red, sox-yankees, or or whatever. But you know, this is this is going to be a dogfight like we saw over the weekend, you know, the the Red Socks of of actually played pretty well against the raised so far this season before this page again and they last couple of years that had not been the case. You know, the rains came in I think last year and in 2020 and they just brutalized the Red Socks and a four-game sweep to Fenway one game that was like nineteen two thousand, or something like that. Just a horrible afternoon, matinee that kind of summed up the whole Red Sox season this year, the teams are going at it, you know, if it's obviously you know, not over the Red Sox and Rays back in a week from tomorrow for three games at Fenway and then they go back to the trap for a four-game set at the end of August and the Rays come back, I think September fifth or sixth so. Yep. A lot of games left to be played between these two teams which sets up for a very, very interesting race. You know, the Red Sox are obviously playing. A lot of divisional teams will have a little break from that right now with you know, Detroit the next 3 days but wage. You know they're going to have to have to beat. They're not going to have to sit and scoreboard. Watch you know for the next couple of weeks the next couple of months it's you know you're going against the guys you have to beat and they better do it. Yeah and that's going to really dictate whether or not they they have a chance of winning the AL East or be worse case scenario holding on to a playoff spot. I mean, I said earlier in this podcast that they're in very good shape and I, you know, I think they're in position to really, if they play even average, baseball down the stretch, you know, they're 19 games over 500 still, they play, you know, let's say five, six games about 500, that puts them at 9394, maybe ninety-five wins that should be good enough to get into the playoffs, you think? Yeah. Well and also considering I think everybody had them predicted for 5 a.m. Or lower to start the season. I think they'll take that too. But yeah. So that range is probably going to be good enough then you know, there is obviously the huge reward for winning the division and we've seen that, you know time and time again that same card game not just in terms of how you have to face the sudden death game just to start postseason. But it screws up you know, lining up your pitching for the beginning of the postseason as well. So that's something you know, they don't probably want to change on website if they have, you know, their choice. Obviously, they're going to win the division. Get that spawned the ALDS to start. But, you know, on the flipside, the Red Sox in there, been a wild card games will be something interesting, something new, I think, you know, if if the snakes warned us, I think fans would enjoy that a little bit more. But, yeah, that, that would be, that would be something new for them. I do think I'm still not a big fan of the Wild Card format. One game, you know, win or lose, go home, like the best two-out-of-three that at least. If you lose the one game and heartbreaking fashion, you can come back the next day, and that's the one thing about birth. Last year's playoff format, I really did Embrace. I hated the fact that everybody was in the bubble and, and, you know, yeah, Stadium site. Just I don't like the bubble idea of sports anyway, but I did like a two-out-of-three and I don't know if baseball will ever consider going to that. Long-term, it'll be interesting to find out, but I want to ask you something. Arad, what does Alex Cora do with him coming down the stretch cuz right now if you take a look at his numbers, they're not good. Chris he's 7656. T e, r. A and his whip is all the way up to one point five or one that is not good. For a guy that I think coming into the season, we assumed would be a top-three picture in the rotation and he's not close to that. Right. You know what the number that I always see, you know, we're looking at the water already as in the season is Innings. And you know, at the beginning of the year it didn't seem like he was going to be able to take off work oil. They kept saying that but you know wasn't certain he's already at a hundred Innings as we sit here and it was two months to go. And so I think he told the Red Sox to have the beginning of the season, they would have been thrilled about it especially after everything he wage last year. Now that aside D is not been good. This is a guy who finished sixth in the American League. Sound voting in 2019 was poised for a big season last year, came in, and really good shape, and spring training. And then, obviously, in my life, I just think of it and everything ended up. Canceling that season for him, you know, at the beginning of the year, I think you could say. All right. Maybe there's a little bit of rust, but in April, he was actually really sharp. And since then has some of the struggles have come, I think, if Gore and the pitching staff and coaches have really thought in the last few outings that he has started to turn a corner, at least.
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"Birth. Together as they go pro, does Kyle schwarber. Make the play Bobby dalbec made in the eighth inning, Sunday night at Tampa Bay? I do not think he does. I mean, Beck, is that a struggle at the plate? That is well documented and we know all know that he is pretty much hit or miss all or nothing at the plate. If you're talking Bobby dalbec but the play made it first base package on the chopper, the spinning cue ball, shot down to Rafi, Devers at third base and scooped that out of the dirt was very special playoff thought under pressure. Yeah. I mean, we don't know how long to get from for defensively. You know, he's a guy that came up as a catcher. Obviously, was there a little bit as a rookie it with the Cubs and since then, it's like ninety 9.5% of the time he's played left field so from you know, it's going to be maybe at times an adventure, but the point is to get his back in the lineup, we've seen with the Red Sox, first baseman have done all kinds of leave the season. Like you said, dalbec has been, you know, authors, And a couple hot weeks here, and they're pretty much in the slump All Year, Danny Santana and marwin Gonzalez. The guys, they try it out there have been uh, you know, abysmal as well. We've seen Frankie Cordero, come up and have a little success here and there and the last couple of weeks, but the Red Sox needed to fill, you know, they can't have a dead spot in their line-up every night. And so they they definitely feel that they come August 15th or wage war was back. I will no longer be an issue. Yeah, I'm just curious to see how Alex Cora who I think has always been very underrated for the way he manipulates his line up and and Thursday. It's the puzzle pieces in to make it a productive off, certainly a productive offense of line up and suddenly he I don't think he gets enough credit for his knowledge of the game and where to position people and put guys, in position on the field to do the best job, they can defensively and that and that really helps their pictures down. Yeah, we saw that in 2018, you know, when they were at their best, you know, on a daily basis it was you know, either holster Nunez a second either Pearson Moreland at first, you know, a lot of them are very solid defensively. You know, you look at a guy like Mitch Moreland, who is a gold glove candidate all the time. Steve Pearce was solid over there. He mix and match. And and you know the laundry for the Red Sox gave TJ Hernandez. So they could put in a defensive spot for me is going to be one of the best defenders on the field. So I think they're happy with that at times. Like I said, we don't know what's going to happen at first base before, but it's it's a risk. They're willing to take off the robe was roblez made his debut Sunday night at Tampa Bay. He's the right-hander they got at the deadline from twins for right-hander, Alex, sure. Who went to MIT backed off soda, minor-league picture, and then they also got left, handed picture, Austin, Davis from the Pirates. What do you think those two guys can contribute? I think, you know, if you're looking at from a Red Sox perspective, they're looking for interesting arms that weren't going to cost you much. I'm sure they had talks with the Cubs about Craig, Kimbrel. But you saw, what they had to give up Nick Madrigal, who was just on a second, baseman already was sitting like 3:20 and, you know, eighty five major league games and he's out for the rest of this year. But there's a guy who's under control forever as track record in Major League success. I mean, trying to think the Red Sox would have to give up, you know, for a guy like camera, it's a price. They weren't willing to pay so and Alex sheriff is a guy who's had success this year with a kind of a fringe Prospect and then Michael Chavis who obviously was just a change of scenery candidate. At this point of the struggles in the last two years, the Red Sox didn't give up anything that they thought would meaningfully fit into their plans for the next few years. And and exchange got, you know, two arms that are not the same thing, flashes arms out in the trade market. The two guys that they think. Okay, we can do something with the stuff or we can put them in position to succeed. You know. Robles has been around for a while. I think he has like six or seven Big League Seasons with a few different teams birth. Some success in Anaheim and is on, you know, is a rental guy in Davis, who is controlled for a few more years. They needed a lefty because, you know, they felt like with Josh Taylor and dogs and they didn't have enough left-handed depth, not the flashiest moves, obviously schwarber was the big move, but those are the types of guys that their rentals, they don't cost you much, you bring them into the bullpen see what they could do. It's just another of, you know the the the real cost is they lost Brandon Workman, who was pitching morals. So you know it's not it's not a big risk but there's potential payoffs went, you know, you get the red socks off other team like getting these guys in their Labs. Say okay, we have the video on this guy, we think that if we, you know, increase his change after usage, drop his arm and a little bit, then he'll become a stud for us in the bullpen, every team that smarter than the rest in that regard. And so, you know, we'll see if the Red Sox could do with these two, what's really important for us? I think too high and Bloom and Red Sox ownership, Sam Kennedy, and John Henry at all. That they didn't have to disrupt what they were trying to do with the farm system. That is rebuild it, right? I mean, build up the stock, don't dip into it just to make some rental moves here at the trade deadline in 2021 and make sure everything the key pieces are in place right to move forward and they accomplish that and they're still in great position to make some type of run off last two months, and then, you know, let the cards fall where they may and October. But but the important part of this is that they didn't disrupt the true. You know, Blue Chip prospects in their system that they're building a right? And although Ramirez who was the twenty year old picture that they gave up for schwarberg? He's a guy that had kind of risen up Prospect rankings this year but he if you look at it was not one of the top five or six pitching prospects in the system and that that's important, you know? And so I think, you know, you can give up a twenty-year-old that low, a was three or four steps before coming in the majors feel dead, A better about that than, you know, giving up a tent or house. Obviously, you're giving up a, you know, even a Brian model who's injured, either one of those moves. I think we both know. I think everybody knows who follows the Red Sox club that was never going to happen speaking with Chris Cotillo of MassLive and masslive.com. You can follow him on Twitter. You should be doing that. If you're a Red Sox fan and want the latest @chris p. L o all one word, a sports fans, BetOnline, the fastest, and easiest way to ban on all of your Sports Action, baseball season in full swing, of course, and you can track all of the action came down the final two months of the season. The pennant structure, if you will, at BetOnline, get all the latest news, odds, and info for all of your sporting needs. Including MLB NBA NHL. 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Yeah, it's it's been a project that I've been.