ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 6: Starter Joe Kelly #56 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium on August 6, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Joe Kelly Relying on Slider Early

It’s only been two games and Joe Kelly has a record of 1-0 with an atrocious ERA of 10.13 in only 8 innings. He has struggled to control his pitches, but there appears to be a trending his approach appearing over the last few seasons to use his slider more. I’m not sure if that […]

BOSTON, MA - JULY 9:  Christian Vazquez #55 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after tagging out Alejandro De Aza #30 of the Chicago White Sox trying to score in the seventh inning at Fenway Park on July 9, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Christian Vazquez to be activated on Friday

Evan Drellich is reporting that the Red Sox will promote Christian Vazquez from Triple-A on Friday after one year of recovery from Tommy John Surgery. It’s unclear at this point if any move will be made regarding Blake Swihart or Ryan Hannigan since the team has an available spot after Rusney Castillo was sent to […]

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  Chris Young #30 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait on February 28, 2016 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Impact of Playing or Ignoring Matchups

The Red Sox have failed to play the match ups in an efficient manner since long before John Farrell has been manager. That hasn’t changed the fact that not a season goes by Red Sox as a group constantly go against matchup stats with obvious results. From Johnny Gomes and Daniel Nava to Chris Young […]

FORT MYERS, FL - MARCH 15: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning of the Spring Training Game against the New York Yankees on March 15, 2016 at Jet Blue Park at Fenway South, Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

David Price is Going to be Alright

It’s been a rough first week for the starting pitchers  as Red Sox starters have an ERA of 6.66 in 25.2 innings pitched. That was supposed to end today with the second start for David Price coming on the home opener. In the end Price struggled in the 3rd inning and surrendered 5 earned runs in […]

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DBTR S1:E2 – Opening Day Primer

**Editors note** The podcast formerly known as Fireside Chats has been rebranded as the Down by the River podcast in partnership with Dirty Water Sports. We will still publish episodes to Fire Brand — as we would hate for you all to miss us!

Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio
Guests: none

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DBTR S1:E1 – Welcome to the Show

**Editors note** The podcast formerly known as Fireside Chats has been rebranded as the Down by the River podcast in partnership with Dirty Water Sports. We will still publish episodes to Fire Brand — as we would hate for you all to miss us!

Hosts: Paul Testa, Tim Daloisio
Guests: none

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The Best Ways to Watch the Boston Red Sox on Digital Devices

You have a few months until the new the new MLB season starts in April, so you may be consoling yourself with sports themed games at Euro Palace. However, you may also wish to prepare for the new season by making use of the many great ways to watch the Red Sox on your digital […]

Boston Red Sox Will Have Impact On AL East, Wild Card Races In September

The Boston Red Sox would have to put together one of the most incredible September runs to be in the American League Wild Card hunt, but they are far from unwatchable as their young, athletic outfield seems to be the strongest positive takeaway from a rather disappointing season. Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney […]

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