It’s been a while since the Red Sox hit a plethora of homers, it seemed. Then last night happened and I was more than pleased.
- So many dingers, it was like Oprah came to Seattle: “You get a homer! And you get a homer! You get a homer too! Everyone gets a homer!” (Red Sox 11, Mariners 8: Longballapalooza)
- Jackie Bradley Jr. played his part in all that, but coming with him from Pawtucket was Brandon Workman. It’s his first cup of coffee in The Show. (Red Sox add Bradley and Workman)
- Here’s the three things you should be thinking when contemplating trading for Jonathan Papelbon: 1. No. 2. Nuh-uh. 3. Nope. (Return of Jonathan Papelbon not the answer to Sox’ closer problems)
- Felix Doubront is finding his groove in the majors, not only on the field but in his daily routines. And it’s really starting to show. (It’s all becoming routine for Doubront)
- With strikeout kingpin Andrew Miller out, the Red Sox bullpen problems only get more complicated. There’s going to be some tough decisions made. (Rock And A Hard Place: Red Sox Face Unsavory Dilemma)
- Not sure if it’s really “stumbling” to the All-Star break when it’s known that the West Coast road trips are notoriously mediocre stretches of games for the Sox. (Sox stumbling to the All-Star break)
- Bud Selig knows he won’t touch those guys without a positive test or irrefutable proof, right? The MLBPA isn’t a pushover. (MLB plans to suspend Ryan Braun, Alex Rodriguez, and 20 other players)
FAST DON’T LIE, HOMIE
Ortiz just stole second without a throw. He has three on the season. That's fourth on the team. Seriously.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) July 10, 2013