Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Red Sox 'Walk On The Wild (Pitch) Side', Beat O's 1-0

Alert the media! Another extra-innings Red Sox win—their fifteenth of 2017. A true pitcher's duel dominated most of this quick contest—with Drew Pomeranz going 6.1 innings and giving up no eared runs on just five hits. Stellar defensive plays helped—Andrew Benintendi gunning down a runner at the plate and Jackie Bradley, Jr. literally stealing a solo HR from the Birds. There weren't many offensive fireworks to talk about in this one—with the winning run scoring on a wild pitch in the 11th inning for the 1-0 victory. The win guarantees that the Sox will maintain their 3-game lead on The Bronx Embalmers and they reduce their Magic Number to clinch the AL East to 9. (Getty Images)

Pedey And Hanley Both Out Of Red Sox Lineup

Here is tonight's Red Sox lineup: Xander Bogaerts SS; Andrew Benintendi LF; Mookie Betts RF; Mitch Moreland 1B; Christian Vazquez C; Rafael Devers 3B; Sam Travis DH; Brock Holt 2B; Jackie Bradley Jr. CF. Drew Pomeranz is on the mound for The Carmine Hose.

Red Sox Smack Down 'Jaws Of Defeat', Comeback 10-8

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The Red Sox were down 5-0, 6-1 and 8-7 last night to the increasingly surly Baltimore Orioles and their Captain Queeg-like manager. They had played like Little Leaguers against The Empire and suddenly they were pumped to play The Carmine Hose. It didn't matter. The Red Sox erupted for six runs in the fifth to take a 7-6 lead—paced by three RBIs in the inning by Mookie Betts. A see-saw battle ensued, until Andrew Benintendi laced a two-out single to right in the 11th inning that gave Boston the winning 10-8 edge. Doug Fister was awful, morphing back into the guy we thought we got—going just two innings and giving up five earned runs. Nine other Boston pitchers did the job—with Carson Smith getting his first Red Sox save. This was another in a long line of "character-building" wins—keeping Boston three full games up on The Bronx Embalmers.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Red Sox Offense Shuts Down, Fall To Devil Dogs, 3-2

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Thank goodness for Jackie Bradley, Jr.'s bat. Otherwise, the Red Sox would have been shut out Sunday by the lowly Rays in a 3-2 loss at TheMostPulpDome. JBJ launched his 17th HR of the year—a two-run blast in the sixth. Otherwise—Raiders Of The Lost Offense again. Boston managed just three hits (two by Bradley) in the loss. Andrew Benintendi got the only other base knock. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched decently, but was hurt by costly errors. And, David Price pitched two perfect innings of relief. Austin Maddox continued his scoreless run streak with one-third of an inning of relief. On the downside, Mookie Betts suffered a right thumb contusion on a weird play at first base. Luckily, The Bronx Embalmers lost to the reeling Orioles—who The Carmine Hose will play tonight in Charm City.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Sox Plate Seven In Fifteenth, Edge Devil Dogs, 13-6

Things were bleak. The Red Sox entered the top of the ninth at the MostPulpDome trailing by three and facing a Tampa closer with 44 saves. The Evil Ones had already won and the AL East lead was about to be sliced to a thin two games. Then, Mitch Moreland walked. Then some errors, wild pitches and hits ensued and—shazam—it was tied 5-5. Multiple frustrating squanders followed, but in the 15th, the Carmine Hose put the game away with seven runs for the 13-6 win. There were multiple contributors to this one, no one star. It was a team-defining character win. (AP Photo)

Friday, September 15, 2017

'Solomonic' Commish Smacks Down Both Sox & Empire

Although he was supposed to rule on APPLEGate early in the week, MLB Commissioner Rob "King Solomon" Manfred divided the 'penalty baby' and fined both the Red Sox and Evil Ones for electronic eavesdropping to steal signs. In case anyone was paying attention on a Friday afternoon at 5PM, Manfred also said the undisclosed fines will be donated to Hurricane relief efforts in Florida. This guy is good.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The New FenwayNation 2018 Calendar Is Now Available!

It's finally here! Now you can purchase the brand, spanking new 2018 FenwayNation Calendar! All new, exclusive photos each month of Fenway Park and the Red Sox. For just $16.99, you can have 365 days of Carmine Hose Glory. Order your copy (or, preferably, copies) HERE.

Pomeranz Named FenwayNation August Player O' Month

FenwayNation readers selected Drew Pomeranz as the FenwayNation August Player Of The Month. The lefty garnered 44% of total reader votes (Christian Vazquez finished second with 28%). Pomeranz went 4-0, with a 2.28 ERA in the month—limiting opponents to a .248 average.

Winner In FenwayNation Fenway Obstruction Contest!

FenwayNation reader David Hanson—a resident of Penang, Malaysia is First Prize Winner in the FenwayNation 'Favorite Fenway Obstruction Contest'. He'll get a 6-DVD set of 'The Essential Games Of Fenway Park' (historic games from 1967, 1975, 1986, 1999 and 2007). Luckily, David also has a residence in Texas (which is where we'll send the prize!). Congrats, David!

Red Sox Release 2018 Regular Season Schedule

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Apology For Service Interruption For FenwayNation

Due to unforeseen circumstances, FenwayNation has been unable to post for the last several days. We apologize to our readers. We should be back on-line ASAP. Thanks!