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The Baseball Show Podcast: J.D. Martinez on pace for monster season

The Baseball Show Podcast: J.D. Martinez on pace for monster season

Lou Merloni and Red Sox insider Evan Drellich debate and discuss some of the week's biggest Red Sox topics, presented by Twin River Casino. . .

0:22 - With a pair of homers on Sunday vs. the Orioles, J.D. Martinez continued his hot streak and is on pace to surpass the team's expectations of him. Lou and Evan discuss Martinez's power to all fields and how his hitting approach has had a positive impact on his teammates.

6:44 - Lou and Evan break down the ugly situations for Carson Smith, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Blake Swihart and discuss what the club can do to deal with the struggles of all three players.

13:40 - Evan and Lou go around the horn and look at a few headlines from around the league: Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension, the Cubs interest in Manny Machado and Dustin Pedroia's nearing return to the Red Sox.

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Dustin Pedroia 'didn't feel right' during rehab start in Portland

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Dustin Pedroia 'didn't feel right' during rehab start in Portland

Dustin Pedroia continued his injury rehab assignment in Portland on Friday, and it appears he may have suffered another setback.

The veteran second baseman "didn't feel right" and left the game after four innings, according to Red Sox manager Alex Cora.

Per Cora, Pedroia's latest setback isn't believed to be major. Even if that's the case, the 35-year-old can't seem to go more than a few games without having issues with his surgically-repaired left knee. That's an obvious cause for concern.

Cora didn't reveal further details about Pedroia's situation, but hopes the team will know more tomorrow.

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Highlights of Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Astros

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Highlights of Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Astros

FINAL SCORE: Astros 4, Red Sox 3

IN BRIEF: The Red Sox made three errors and Chris Sale allowed four runs  (two earned) in six innings and saw his double-digit strikeout streak end at four starts as Boston fell 4-3 to the Astros in the opener of a three-game series in Houston. BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 27-24

HIGHLIGHTS:

2nd inning:
Diaz singles to center, moves to second on a wild pitch, scores on first baseman Pearce's throwing error (after replay review) (HOU, 1-0).

3rd inning:
Marisnick homers to left off Sale on a 2-2 pitch (HOU, 2-0).

 

4th inning:
Chirinos walks, moves to third on Reddick's single, scores on shortstop Bogaerts error on a fielder's choice (HOU, 3-0).

Springer's sacrifice fly scores Reddick (4-0, HOU).

6th inning:
Bogaerts homers to left off Miley on a 2-1 pitch (4-1, HOU).

7th inning:
Bradley Jr. homers to center off Pressly on a 0-0 pitch (4-2, HOU).

9th inning:

Vazquez homers to left off Osuna on a 3-2 pitch (4-3, HOU).

UP NEXT:

@Astros, Saturday, 7:15 p.m., FOX
@Astros, Sunday, 2:10 p.m., NESN
Vs. Indians, Monday, 4:05 p.m., ESPN, NESN

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