Brian MacPherson, Telegram & Gazette

Brian MacPherson

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Past articles by Brian:

Eduardo Rodriguez, Red Sox blank Orioles

BOSTON — Perhaps it’s not the right moment in baseball history to cast a spotlight on starting pitching — not when starters are pitching fewer innings than ever, not when the mad-scientist Tampa Bay Rays just started their closer in back-to-back games.But it’s striking, nonetheless, to see the American League’s three first-place teams align perfectly with the AL’s best starting rotations.No AL… → Read More

Red Sox vs. A's: Rick Porcello hit hard in Boston's loss

Matt Joyce and Matt Olson both hit home runs off Rick Porcello to help lift the Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Red Sox, who were making their return to the Back Bay after 10 games on the road. → Read More

Red Sox vs. A's: Rick Porcello hit hard in Boston's loss

Matt Joyce and Matt Olson both hit home runs off Rick Porcello to help lift the Athletics to a 6-5 win over the Red Sox, who were making their return to the Back Bay after 10 games on the road. → Read More

Red Sox 4, Rays 3: Sox avoid the sweep, become first team to 20 wins

Sandy Leon's RBI single brought J.D. Martinez home from second with the go-ahead run in a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston’s 11th come-from-behind win this year. → Read More

A changed approach has made Drew Pomeranz reliable with the Red Sox

While David Price and Chris Sale have long been among the best pitchers in baseball, Drew Pomeranz has emerged as an essential part of a lefty-heavy Red Sox rotation. → Read More

Jackie Bradley Jr. is seeking more consistency at the plate

Jackie Bradley Jr. knows he’s got a reputation. He’s about ready to shed it. “I don’t like to feed into that so-called streaky thing,” he said. → Read More

Finally, JD Martinez is officially a member of the Red Sox

J.D. Martinez works out in the offseason in Miami, where he’d often run into a cadre of Red Sox that includes Hanley Ramirez, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Christian Vazquez. “Hanley would always tease me, ‘Spring training report date is February 15,’” Martinez said with a grin. “Don’t be late.” → Read More

Red Sox slugger Mookie Betters preaches patience at the plate

Such is the perfection of Boston’s best player, a cornerstone of back-to-back American League East champions. → Read More

Brian MacPherson: If David Price wants out of Boston, he'll have to pitch better

BOSTON — That David Price wants out of Boston could hardly be more obvious. His out-of-nowhere tantrum at Yankee Stadium late Wednesday night — an expletive-riddled and seemingly unprovoked tirade against a local beat reporter that climaxed in a generalized declaration of “(Expletive) them all!” — makes his stance clear. Whether Price can get out of Boston is up to nobody but him. Included in… → Read More

David Price lets his struggles speak for themselves

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- There was a time when the Red Sox seemed to hope that a succession of simulated games might be enough to prepare David Price to return → Read More

Back end of Red Sox rotation persists as problematic

Nobody pitched for the Red Sox on Monday. That had to come as a relief to John Farrell, considering the options he has available at this point. Three days → Read More

Matt Barnes walking into trouble this season

BOSTON — Matt Barnes doesn’t mind issuing the occasional walk out of the bullpen. A free pass can be an effective strategic maneuver, → Read More

Drew Pomeranz departs with injury

Drew Pomeranz left his start Sunday at Fenway Park after three innings with tightness in his left triceps, an omious development for a Red Sox rotation → Read More

Looks like Brewers struck gold in signing Eric Thames out of Korean league

A rare trip to Milwaukee this week will give the Red Sox a firsthand look at the most remarkable story in Major League Baseball so far this season — power-hitting first baseman Eric Thames. Thames drifted off the radar after an underwhelming first stint in the majors, hitting 12 home runs in 95 games with Toronto in 2011 before bouncing to Seattle, Baltimore and Houston, and then being released… → Read More

Red Sox claim Chase d'Arnaud off waivers

A Red Sox team in dire need of infield depth claimed utilityman Chase d'Arnaud off waivers from the Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Atlanta had designated → Read More

Blaine Boyer brings an intriguing veteran arm to PawSox bullpen

PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Blaine Boyer had just turned 19 in the summer of 2000 when he first caught the eye of future PawSox manager Kevin Boles. Boyer was a → Read More

Red Sox: Southpaws suddenly something special

BOSTON — The adage is that a left-handed specialist with a pulse will have a job in baseball as long as he wants one. The problem, for years, was → Read More

Red Sox spring training: Dustin Pedroia more a conservationist than pregamer

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Dustin Pedroia isn’t asking for more days off, even as he gets into his mid-30s. "How many games did I play last year → Read More

Much of Red Sox coaching staff jelled on '93 Angels squad

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The clock would tick toward midnight. The plates of food would fill and empty. The conversations would continue. Be it in deserted visitors’ clubhouses in Seattle or Kansas City or at a Mexican restaurant called The Red Onion across the street from their home ballpark in Anaheim, the baseball talk was unrelenting on a second-division California Angels team in 1993. The game… → Read More

Jerry Remy suffers relapse of lung cancer

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jerry Remy is being treated for a relapse of lung cancer that is "under control," he wrote on his Twitter feed Monday. A → Read More