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DAVID ORTIZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ortiz And Mookie Go 'Yard' As Sox Smite Evil Ones, 4-3

(AP Photo)Jean Machi has to be sent to his room without supper—and without any more opportunities to blow saves. He almost blew another one last night, but Boston hung on for a 4-3 win over The Bronx Embalmers. The Red Sox offense was defined by two home runs—a two-run blast by Mookie Betts (his 13th on the year) and the 495th career HR (a solo shot) by David Ortiz. Jackie Bradley...
Via FenwayNation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz hits career No. 495; Red Sox beat Yankees 4-3

BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz hit his 495th home run and Jackie Bradley Jr. had three hits and threw out a runner at the plate to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night. Mookie Betts hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox. It was their ninth win in 13 games. Didi Gregorius had four singles for New York, which had scored 20 runs on Sunday to complete...
Via AP on Fox
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi Crushes Career Home Run No. 495

David Ortiz, aka Bog Papi, has been crushing baseballs for a longtime. Over the years he has crushed quite a few of them. He has hit at least 30 in eight of his 18 seasons, three times he has hit more than 40, and his career high for a single season is 54. So--yeah, he's kind of good at hitting home runs.Monday night, in the bottom of the fourth against the New York Yankees, he crushed...
Via FatManWriting
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

Noah Syndergaard went 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run Sunday afternoon. That changed in a hurry when David Ortiz stepped to the plate. Ortiz sent a 97-mph Syndergaard fastball screaming off the second deck at Citi Field for a two-run homer. The home run was the 494th of Ortiz’s career. He now sits all alone in 27th on the all-time home runs list and needs six over the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

New York Mets manager Terry Collins decided against challenging David Ortiz’s pinch-hit, ninth-inning double Saturday. Why? Because giving up a double is better than giving up a home run. Collins told reporters Sunday in New York, via ESPN.com, that he was unsure whether Ortiz’s wall-ball two-bagger — which came during a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox — actually cleared...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

David Ortiz thinks everyone should lay off Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez has been criticized time and again this season for his shoddy defense in left field. He’s now embracing a potential transition to first base with open arms, and Ortiz, who worked with Ramirez during pregame drills earlier this week, isn’t surprised by the veteran’s team-first mentality. “Hanley has a good...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Last night Fenway became #DingerCity and the Mayor (David Ortiz) led the way

Photo Credit: ESPN.comScott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesThe 2015 Red Sox season has sucked. Hard. We know it. They know it. Everyone knows it. This team has underperformed and underachieved. But every now and then we catch a glimpse of what might have been. Last night was one of those moments.David Ortiz and company took Fenway Park and turned it into #DingerCity; with Ortiz...
Via RedSoxLife
12 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz achieves milestone, sees 2016 option vest

When David Ortiz dug in against Detroit Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon in the top of the first inning Saturday, he reached one very important benchmark. By the time the at-bat had ended, he reached another. That first plate appearance for Ortiz was No. 425 this season, meaning his vesting option for next season became guaranteed at $11 million. The value of that contract can reach...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz on CC's antics: When I go deep, I put on my show, too

CC Sabathia put on a bravado performance Thursday night that hearkened back to his days of dominance, surrendering only one run in the New York Yankees’ 2-1 home win over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees pitcher struck out eight over six innings, but perhaps no strikeout was more important than when he fanned David Ortiz in the top of the 5th inning with the game tied at one apiece...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with David Ortiz?

David Ortiz is hitting — that is, to the extent he has stood in the batters box with a bat and hit a pitched ball and run towards first base. He is hitting, that is, in that he is and has been a hitter in the technical sense of the term. He is not hitting […]
Via Fangraphs
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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