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Robert Coello: The One Man Battery.

Catcher-turned-pitcher Robert Coello made his Triple-A debut with the Pawtucket Red Sox on April 19, 2009 against Lehigh Valley.

Coello blanked the Iron Pigs for 1 1/3 innings and then was sent to Class-A Salem where he was 5-3 with two saves, a 2.05 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 66 innings.

Looking back on Coello’s debut with Pawtucket, one thought stuck in the mind of pitching coach Rich Sauveur.
Robert Coello
“If you had asked me a year ago after he pitched that one inning, I would have said ‘Good luck. I hope you have a good education,’” related Sauveur. “But the strides he’s made in the last year are outstanding.

“He very much wants to learn this game of pitching. Ask me now and I’d say the kid has an opportunity because he throws strikes and he’s got velocity on his fastball. He gets a lot of swings and misses with his fastball.

“I’m very hopeful this kid will stay here,” added Sauveur, “and help our team win.”

During his first three outings (one start and two relief appearances) with the PawSox, the 25-year-old right-hander has given every indication he’ll do exactly that – since he was 1-0 with a 0.73 ERA, replete with only five hits plus 19 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.

In retrospect, those stats are a microcosm of his performance with Portland, where he began the season.

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5/10 Online Seats Game Thread: Blue Jays Bring Brighter Skies to Boston

After avoiding a New York Yankees sweep last night on ESPN, the Boston Red Sox will look to regain some ground in the AL East as the Toronto Blue Jays will send Brandon Morrow to the hill to face John Lackey.

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The Future Holds many Questions for the Red Sox Catching — And Hopefully an Answer

Fact: As a catcher, Victor Martinez makes a good first baseman – and a D.H.

MLB: Red Sox vs Royals APR 11

Fact: Jason Varitek, at 38, is on the down side of a once brilliant career.

Fact: Both players’ contracts expire after the 2010 season.

Question: Who will comprise the next generation of Red Sox catchers?
Will it be either Pawtucket catcher Mark Wagner or Dusty Brown, each of whom is on Boston’s 40-man roster?

Or will it be one – or both – of Boston’s very best catcher prospects, Luis Exposito or Tim Federowicz?

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5/2 Online Seates Game Thread: Sox Must Save Face in Baltimore

GAME NOTES Just hours after the Boston Red Sox, coughed up a second straight loss to the struggling Orioles, the boys from Beantown will take the field one last time in Camden Yards to try to pull a win out of the series and avoid the sweep. Josh Beckett will need to improve on the sub-par performance of Daisuke Matsuzaka during last night’s loss, as the O’s send Kevin Millwood to the hill.

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4/28 Online Seats Game Thread: Lester Makes the Last Stand In Toronto

Jon Lester was finally able to turn his shaky start to the season around last week. Tonight, Lester looks to lead he Boston Red Sox past the Toronto Blue Jays in the last game in the Rogers Centre.

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One Coming, One Going?

In a day that saw the Red Sox add another very intriguing, young, good hitting catcher, they may also be saying goodbye to a old friend. (Click on the headline or ‘read more’ below.)

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4/26 Online Seats Game Thread: Red Sox Flock North

The Boston Red Sox will head north to Canada, kicking off week-long road stand against the Dana Eveland and the Toronto Blue Jays.

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4/23 Online Seats Game Thread: Boston Looks to Beat Up on Baltimore

While the Boston Red Sox fell short of a sweep of the Rangers, Jon Lester is hoping to throw for his first win of the season tonight against the visiting Baltimore Orioles.

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Sox Take R&R in KC, Buchholz Picks Up Where He Left Off

MLB: Red Sox vs Royals APR 11

R&R in KC

After winning the home opener, the Sox looked quite sluggish in their encore performances against the Yanks. What they needed was a little R&R against a weak out-of-division opponent — and the KC Royals came to the rescue.

Though the pitching staff managed to make the series interesting — including dropping the first content by virtue of Okajima’s and Bard’s eighth inning bullpen lapses — there were many positives to take away from the road trip to Missouri…

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The Weekend Series Preview

Red Sox vs. Rangers

With Thursday’s game still to be played, the Sox look toward their three-game weekend series in Texas, back 5.5 of the Yankees; up 1.5 on the Rangers in the wildcard. This is a big set – don’t take it likely…

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