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Postseason Dose: Heating Up

Red Sox holding a commanding two-game series lead over the Dodgers the Fall Classic Shifts from Free Fenway Park to…

Red Sox holding a commanding two-game series lead over the Dodgers the Fall Classic Shifts from Free Fenway Park to Picture-Perfect Los Angeles for Game 3 on Friday Night. Oddly enough, the most compelling pre- game storyline does not involve 24-year-old rookie fireballer Walker Buehler attempted to salvage the Dodgers title hopes in a pivotal start, but rather the health of slugger JD Martinez’s right ankle. Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters on Thursday that no final decision has been made in terms of Martinez playing in the outfield. “We’ll see,” said Cora. ​​”Actually, he felt better today (Thursday) walking around. He got treatment on the way here. He will get treatment (Friday) morning. In the afternoon, we’ll make a decision. “” Data-reactid = “22”> With the Red Sox holding a commanding two-game series lead over the Dodgers, the Fall Classic Shifts from Free Fenway Park to Picture-Perfect Los Angeles for Game 3 on Friday Night. Oddly enough, the most compelling pre-game storyline does not involve 24-year-old rookie fireballer Walker Buehler tries to save the Dodgers title hopes in a pivotal start, but rather the health of slugger JD Martinez’s right ankle. Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters on Thursday that no final decision has been made in terms of Martinez playing in the outfield. “We’ll see,” said Cora. ​​”Actually, he felt better today (Thursday) walking around. He got treatment on the way here. He will get treatment (Friday) morning. In the afternoon, we will make a decision. ”

<p class =” canvas-atom canvas text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm “type =” text “content =” If Martinez is not healthy enough to play, it would obviously be a huge loss for the Red Sox lineup. However, if he’s considered healthy enough to play the field, it would probably result in Jackie Bradley Jr. starting Game 3 on the bench. In the days leading up to the World Series, the hottest debate on sports talk radio (at least in Boston, anyway) revolved around the feasibility of shifting Mookie Betts ] second second in order to get Martinez potent bat into the lineup out in Los Angeles. Cora made it clear that Betts will not start at the keystone in Game 3, but there’s still a chance that he could make an appearance at the position On a double switch later in the contest. If there is a single storyline worth monitoring in Game 3, it’s how the Red Sox manage their outfielders. ” data-reaction = “23”> If Martinez is not healthy enough to play, it would obviously be a huge loss for the Red Sox lineup. Men, hvis han er ansett frisk nok til å spille på banen, ville det trolig resultere i Jackie Bradley Jr. starting game 3 on the bench. In the days leading up to the World Series, the hottest debate on sports talk radio (at least in Boston, anyway) revolved around the feasibility of shifting Mookie Betts to second base in order to get Martinez potent bat into the lineup out in Los Angeles . Cora made it clear that Betts will not start at the keystone in Game 3, but there is still a chance that he could make an appearance at the position on a double switch later in the contest. If there is a single storyline worth monitoring in Game 3, it’s how the Red Sox manage their outfielders.

<p class = “canvas-atom canvas text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em ) – sm “type =” text “content =” If Los Angeles is going to have virtually any shot at getting back in this series, it has to start at home on Friday night. With the Red Sox handing the ball to righty Rick Porcello the Dodger’s offense should receive a much needed injection of left-handed power with sluggers Cody Bellinger Max Muncy and Joc Pederson ] – who combined for 85 home runs during the regular season – in the starting lineup. If Buehler, on the heels of an impressive performance against the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS, can propel the Dodgers to a victory, it would set the stage for veteran southpaw Rich Hill to even the series in Game 4 on Saturday. ” data-reaction = “24”> If Los Angeles is going to have virtually any shot at getting back in this series, it has to start at home on Friday night. With the Red Sox handing the ball to righty Rick Porcello, the Dodger’s offense should receive a much-needed injection of left-handed power with sluggers Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Joc Pederson – who combined for 85 home runs during the regular season – – in the starting lineup. If Buehler, on the heels of an impressive performance against the Brewers in Game 7 of the NLCS, can propel the Dodgers to a victory, it would set the stage for veteran southpaw Rich Hill to even the series in Game 4 on Saturday.

<p class = “canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm” type = “text” content = “Meanwhile, there is some uncertainty with Boston’s pitching Staff heading into the three-game set in Los Angeles. Cora has not committed to a Game 4 starter. Hard-throwing righty Nathan Eovaldi who owns a sparkling 1.65 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings of work this postseason, is the most likely candidate. However, if the Red Sox has an opportunity to take a three-game series lead, there’s a strong possibility he will be summoned out of the bullpen to protect a late lead in Game 3 on Friday night. If Eovaldi, who made relief appearances in each of the first two games of the series, is unavailable, then it would most likely be up to E Duardo Rodriguez and the bullpen to cover Game 4. Given the legitimate question marks surrounding the health of ace Chris Sale, it would not be surprising to see Eovaldi make a relief appearance to keep a game 3 lead before getting the node to start Game 5 . “data-response time =” 25 “> Meanwhile, there is some uncertainty with Boston’s pitching staff heading into the three-game set in Los Angeles. Cora has not committed to a Game 4 starts. Hard-throwing righty Nathan Eovaldi, who owns a sparkling 1.65 ERA and 0.86 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings of work this postseason, is the most likely candidate. Men hvis Red Sox har en mulighet til å ta en tre-kamps lead, er det en sterk mulighet han vil bli summoned out of the bullpen to protect a late lead in Game 3 on Friday night. If Eovaldi, who made relief appearances in each of the first two games of the series, is unavailable, then it would most likely be up to Eduardo Rodriguez and the bullpen to cover Game 4. Given the legitimate question marks surrounding the health of ace Chris Sale, it would not be surprising to see Eovaldi make a relief appearance to keep a game 3 lead before getting the node to start Game 5.

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The Twins officially hired Rocco Baldelli as their new skipper on Thursday. The 37-year-old former major league outfielder, who spent seven seasons between Tampa Bay and Boston, is now the youngest manager in baseball. He was the first ever coach and field coordinator last year, and spent the previous four years working in their front office. “We talked a lot about finding a partner who shared a vision, who looked at things in a way that would push us forward but also embodied everything about the Twins tradition,” Twins executive vice president and chief baseball officer Derek Falvey told reporters at Baldelli’s introductory press conference on Thursday. Gitt hans nærhet til de Rays’ beslutninger om on-site implementering eller statistiske data og pludselig eliminering af traditionelle pitching roller, er det klart, at de to tvillinger er i gang i en ny, progressiv, analytisk retning fremadrettet. According to reports, Twins bench coach Derek Shelton and Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde were believed to be the other two finalists to replace Paul Molitor, who was let go after the conclusion of the 2018 regular season after four seasons at the helm.

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Poised to embark upon a long rebuilding effort in a loaded American League East Division, the Blue Jays have hired Ray’s bench coach Charlie Montoyo as their next manager. Han vil rapportert modtage en treårig kontrakt med et klubvalg for 2022 og vil blive officielt unveiled som 13th manager i franchisehistorie i en pressekonferanse tidlig neste uke. The 53-year-old native of Puerto Rico is no stranger to the country of hockey and maple syrup. He had a brief stint with the Montreal Expos in 1993 and played his final professional season with Triple-A Ottawa in 1996. Montoyo takes over in Toronto after almost two decades (18 years) as a manager in the Rays Minor League system. Not only did he manage at every level in the organization, but he also won seven division titles during an eight-year stint with the Triple-A Durham Bulls. He spent de laatste vier jaar op de Rays’ major-league coaching staff en speelde een integrale rol in het implementeren van pioneering pitching strategieën voor een van de meest analytisch savvy franchises in de game. According to reports, Astros bench coach Joe Espada, Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde, Cardinals minor league manager Stubby Clapp, and Athletics coordinator of instruction Ed Sprague were among the other candidates to replace John Gibbons in Toronto.

<p class = ” canvas-atom canvas text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm “type =” text “content =” Quick Hits: Jon Heyman or Fancred Sports reports at the two finalists for the Mets’ open general manager job are Rays senior vice president of operations Chaim Bloom and CAA agent Brodie Van Wagenen … Mets pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and will miss the whole 2019 season … Tigers first baseman Jim Adduci has elected to become a free agent … “data-reactid =” 34 “> Quick Hits: Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reports that the two finalists for the Mets open job manager are Rays senior vice President of Operations Chaim Bloom and CAA Agent Brodie Va A Wagenen … Mets pitching prospect Franklyn Kilome underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and will miss the whole 2019 season … Tigers first bassman Jim Adduci has elected to become a free agent …

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