J. D. Martinez

Designated Hitter Stigma Could Be An Unfortunate Reality For J.D. Martinez

The arguments surrounding this year’s Most Valuable Player Award in the American League are fascinating because of the sheer volume of outstanding candidates. Even though ambiguity constantly surrounds the award’s criteria and it occasionally suffers from archaic points of view, the quality of …

American League (MLB)

Mookie Betts injury update: Red Sox star expects to play vs. Yankees on Tuesday, likely to DH, Alex Cora says

Alex Cora said Mookie Betts likely will be the DH when the Red Sox open a three-game series against the Yankees on Tuesday. J.D. Martinez would play …

Mookie Betts

Thursday's best in 60 Seconds | 09/14/2018 | MLB.com

Manny Machado helps the Dodgers close in on the Cardinals in the Wild Card race and J.D. Martinez's 41st homer helps Boston pick up win 101

Manny Machado

WATCH: J.D. Martinez ties league lead with 41st homer

BOSTON — J.D. Martinez hit his 41st home run and the Boston Red Sox moved closer to clinching the AL East title, completing a three-game sweep of the …

Boston Red Sox

WFAN's Sterling, WEEI's Castiglione to swap booths for an inning

You can't predict baseball, Suzyn. The same goes for baseball broadcasting.<p>Exhibit A: In the fourth inning of Tuesday afternoon's Red Sox-Yankees …

Boston Red Sox

Kimbrel notches his 40th save | 09/13/2018 | MLB.com

Craig Kimbrel gets Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to fly out to J.D. Martinez, locking down his 40th save and the Red Sox's 101st win of the season

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J.D. Martinez Continuing Historic First Season In Red Sox Uniform

by on at 6:38PM<p>It’s safe to say J.D. Martinez was the steal of the offseason.<p>The Boston Red Sox slugger has more than lived up to the five-year, $110 …

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Conforto, Frazier hit back-to-back HRs, Mets stun Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto and Todd Frazier hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets stunned the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader.<p>Kyle Barraclough entered with one out in the ninth and retired pinch-hitter Dominic Smith …

Toronto Blue Jays

J.D. Martinez is as Good as Peak David Ortiz

When the Boston Red Sox inked J.D. Martinez to a lavish contract over the winter, the team had high expectations for him. With less than a month left …

Boston Red Sox

J.D. Martinez hits 41st home run | MLB.com

J.D. Martinez's quest for a global Triple Crown got a boost in the second inning on Thursday night when he hit his 41st home run of the season, …

Khris Davis

Red Sox Vs. Blue Jays Lineup: Blake Swihart Starts, Mookie Betts Sits

by on at 4:18PM<p>The 2018 Boston Red Sox achieved a special place in franchise history Wednesday night when they became the first Red Sox team to win …

Mookie Betts

J.D. Martinez Has Proved His Value To Red Sox — Even If He Doesn’t Win MVP

by on at 2:39PM<p>The Boston Red Sox won 93 games last season despite a relatively anemic offense as it pertained to power.<p>This season, Boston is …

Boston Red Sox

Red Sox players that hit 40 home runs in a single season

With J.D. Martinez joining the Red Sox 40 home run club, take a look at the other players in Red Sox history that have hit 40 homers.

Boston Red Sox

Fallout from Josh Donaldson trade - CBSSports.com

MLB writer Jonah Keri discusses who he thinks is the No. 2 pitcher in Boston's rotation.<p>David Samson on if J.D. Martinez can make a run at baseball's …

Josh Donaldson

Rosenthal: An MVP case for J.D. Martinez that has nothing to...

There’s a case for J.D. Martinez for the American League’s Most Valuable Player that has nothing to do with the Triple Crown — though it may be …

Baseball

WHY WAS J.D. MARTINEZ OVERLOOKED?

QUESTION: J.D. Martinez was ignored by 29 teams for most of last offseason, and now he's a leading MVP candidate (who would be the Cardinals' best …

St. Louis

Mitch Moreland delivers walkoff single, Boston Red Sox beat Astros; J.D. Martinez crushes 40th homer

<b>BOSTON</b> -- Mitch Moreland entered Sunday slashing only .179/.246/.333/.579 in 35 games during the second half.<p>But he came off the bench to go 2-for-2 …

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Highlights: Dodgers at Rockies - CBSSports.com

David Samson on if J.D. Martinez can make a run at baseball's triple crown this year<p>On CBS Sports HQ, Jorge Andres delivers the StubHub Big Ticket …

Boston Red Sox

J.D. Martinez's 40th home run | 09/10/2018 | MLB.com

J.D. Martinez belts a three-run home run to left for his 40th of the season, extending the Red Sox's lead to 5-1 in the 5th inning

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J.D. Martinez hit his first home run in eight games in Boston's win, putting him one behind Khris Davis for the MLB lead. "He's been calling himself Luis Castillo lately. A lot of singles," Alex Cora joked after the game.

J.D. Martinez hit his first home run in eight games in Boston's win, putting him one behind Khris Davis for the MLB lead. "He's been calling himself …

Khris Davis

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez hits 40th home run of season

The slugger is two homers shy of tying the record for the most by a Red Sox player in his first season with Boston.

Baseball

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez on 40th home run: 'Looking at statistics is like death'

<b>BOSTON --</b> J.D. Martinez joined Khris Davis as the only two hitters in baseball with 40 home runs on the season Sunday night, as he hit a three-run …

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Alex Bregman receives a gift for his 49th double of the season -- most in the majors -- when Mookie Betts (playing center field) and J.D. Martinez miscommunicate on a short pop-up in right-center. Rick Porcello gets the next batter to retire the side, but that play is a classic example of why we need a "team error" classification.

Alex Bregman receives a gift for his 49th double of the season -- most in the majors -- when Mookie Betts (playing center field) and J.D. Martinez …

Mookie Betts

Twin Bills — The Red Sox podcast: Bullpen woes persist, magic hour approaches

Providence Journal Red Sox beat writer Bill Koch and Sports editor Bill Corey discuss the latest bullpen struggles, the still-hot bats of Xander …

Mookie Betts

Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez React To Red Sox’s 5-3 Loss To Astros

https://dailymotion.com/video/x6tbra1?ads_params=nesn-sports-today&autoplay=1&mute=1<p>Saturday night was not a great showing for the Boston Red …

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Brandon Phillips playing third base, Sandy Leon catching as Boston Red Sox try to avoid sweep vs. Astros on Sunday night

<b>BOSTON --</b> Brandon Phillips gets his first start at third base and Sandy Leon is catching Rick Porcello as the Red Sox try to avoid a sweep on Sunday …

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J.D. Martinez hits home run No. 40 | MLB.com

BOSTON -- J.D. Martinez ended what, for him, seemed like a long home run drought, clubbing No. 40 against the Astros on Sunday night.<p>The three-run …

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The Astros score one run off Roberto Osuna in the bottom of the ninth and get the go-ahead run at the plate in J.D. Martinez, but Martinez fouls off two pitches and then grounds into a 6-4-3 double play on an 0-2 changeup. The Astros hold on 5-3 and take the first two games of the series.

The Astros score one run off Roberto Osuna in the bottom of the ninth and get the go-ahead run at the plate in J.D. Martinez, but Martinez fouls off …

Osuna

The Red Sox have hit a lot more home runs than last season, but their situational hitting from their top guys has also been excellent. Andrew Benintendi beat the shift in the first with a ground single to left and then Xander Bogaerts took advantage of a big hole on the right side with an RBI single. Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, Bogaerts and Benintendi ranks 2-3-4-9 in the majors in OPS with RISP.

The Red Sox have hit a lot more home runs than last season, but their situational hitting from their top guys has also been excellent. Andrew …

Mookie Betts

Astros Rally Past Red Sox

Sep 8, 2018<p>Carlos Correa drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning as the Astros rallied past the Red Sox 6-3 in Boston. …

David Price