Nine to Know: Terry Francona

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Nine to Know: Terry Francona

By Bill Chuck

1. In 8 years with Boston, Terry managed 1296 games with a record of 744-552 .574. He won two AL pennants, finished first once, won three Wild Cards and two World Championships.

2. The Sox were 411-237 at Fenway, 333-315 on the road.

3. In one-run games, Terrys teams were 179-166
2004:16-18
2005: 27-15
2006: 29-20
2007: 22-28
2008: 22-23
2009: 22-17
2010: 22-26
2011: 19-19

4. Versus the Yankees, Terry was 75-72.
2004: BOS won 11, NYY won 8.
2005: BOS won 9, NYY won 10.
2006: BOS won 8, NYY won 11.
2007: BOS won 8, NYY won 10.
2008: BOS won 9, NYY won 9.
2009: BOS won 9, NYY won 9.
2010: BOS won 9, NYY won 9.
2011: BOS won 12, NYY won 6.

5. Against the AL East, the Sox were 327-258, .559
1. Baltimore: 93-52 .641
2. Tampa Bay: 80-67 .544
3. Toronto: 79-67 .541
4. New York: 75-72 .510

6. Leading home run hitters for Terry
David Ortiz 289
Manny Ramirez 163
Kevin Youkilis 129
Jason Varitek 114
J.D. Drew 80
Mike Lowell 80

7. Leading batters (minimum 2000 plate appearances)
Dustin Pedroia - .305
Manny Ramirez - .303
Jacoby Ellsbury - .301
Mike Lowell - .290
David Ortiz - .289
Kevin Youkilis - .289
J.D. Drew - .264
Jason Varitek - .249

8. Most wins
Josh Beckett - 84
Tim Wakefield - 84
Jon Lester - 76
Curt Schilling - 53
Daisuke Matsuzaka - 49
Clay Buchholz - 35
John Lackey - 26
Mike Timlin - 24
Bronson Arroyo - 24
Jonathan Papelbon - 23

9. The shortstop position has had a revolving door since 2004. Here are the 27 players who played short under Terry and the number of seasons in which they played the position.
Player From To
1. Jed Lowrie 4 2008 2011
2. Alex Cora 4 2005 2008
3. Julio Lugo 3 2007 2009
4. Marco Scutaro 2 2010 2011
5. Yamaico Navarro 2 2010 2011
6. Gil Velazquez 2 2008 2009
7. Alex Gonzalez 2 2006 2009
8. Mark Bellhorn 2 2004 2005
9. Drew Sutton 1 2011 2011
10. Jose Iglesias 1 2011 2011
11. Mike Aviles 1 2011 2011
12. Angel Sanchez 1 2010 2010
13. Felipe Lopez 1 2010 2010
14. Bill Hall 1 2010 2010
15. Chris Woodward 1 2009 2009
16. Nick Green 1 2009 2009
17. Royce Clayton 1 2007 2007
18. Dustin Pedroia 1 2006 2006
19. Ramon Vazquez 1 2005 2005
20. Edgar Renteria 1 2005 2005
21. Hanley Ramirez 1 2005 2005
22. Alejandro Machado 1 2005 2005
23. Pokey Reese 1 2004 2004
24. Ricky Gutierrez 1 2004 2004
25. Nomar Garciaparra 1 2004 2004
26. Cesar Crespo 1 2004 2004
27. Orlando Cabrera 1 2004 2004

Robbie Ross Jr. is getting elbow checked out

Robbie Ross Jr. is getting elbow checked out

Red Sox reliever Robbie Ross Jr.'s tough 2017 has reached a potentially scary moment.

Expected to be the team's lead lefty out of the bullpen, Ross has twice been demoted and struggled in the majors. Now, he's on the disabled list at Triple-A Pawtucket with inflammation in his throwing elbow — a health situation that might explain why he wasn't pitching well in the big leagues.

The Red Sox expect to know more about Ross' situation later in the week.

Ross hasn't pitched in game for Pawtucket since he was most recently optioned. If the 27-year-old was indeed hurt in the majors, it's possible he could retroactivley wind up on the major league disabled list. Ross was demoted May 19, and is on the DL retroactive to May 25. 

Per BrooksBaseball.net, Ross sat at 93 mph with his fastball on May 12. He dropped down to 92 in the following appearance, and the next two outings were at 91 mph. He averaged 94 mph in 2016.

Ross had a 7.00 ERA in eight major league appearances this year, striking out nine and walking five in nine innings. He posted a 3.25 ERA in a 2016 season where he established himself as a key member of the 'pen.

Ross said he was shocked when he was demoted for the first time this year. 

Robinson Cano, Guillermo Heredia homer in Mariners' 5-0 win over Red Sox

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Robinson Cano, Guillermo Heredia homer in Mariners' 5-0 win over Red Sox

BOSTON (AP)  Christian Bergman rebounded from a miserable start with seven shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners halted Boston's season-high six-game winning streak with a 5-0 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.

Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer and Guillermo Heredia a solo shot for the Mariners, who averted a three-game sweep with just their second win in nine games. Seattle was shut out the first two games.

Bergman (2-2) allowed four hits, walked two and struck out two. He got a lot of help from his infielders when they turned a double play in each of the first four innings.

Three relievers completed the combined five-hitter, with closer Edwin Diaz getting the final three outs despite two errors by infielders.

Bergman was tagged for 14 hits and 10 runs over four innings in a loss his previous start.

Rick Porcello (3-6) gave up 11 hits, but only two runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Seattle finished one off its club record for most double plays turned in a game.

After being shut out for the first 21 innings of the series, the Mariners moved ahead 1-0 in the fourth when Kyle Seager raced home from third after Porcello bounced a pitch that went over catcher Sandy Leon's right shoulder and onto the screen. Seager had doubled leading off and advanced on Danny Valencia's single.

Heredia homered over the Green Monster in the eighth and Cano sent his into the center-field bleachers an inning later.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma, on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, had another bullpen session Sunday because he wasn't happy with one a day earlier.

Red Sox: Manager John Farrell said 3B Pablo Sandoval, out since late April with a sprained right knee, will stay on his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket to get his "timing going" with more at-bats.

ROSTER MOVES

Seattle sent Saturday's losing pitcher, RHP Rob Whalen, to Triple-A Tacoma and brought up RHP Ryne Harper from the same club.

The Red Sox also made moves with pitchers, sending Saturday's winner, lefty Brian Johnson, to Triple-A Pawtucket and promoting RHP Blaine Boyer for a day. Boyer will go back down Monday when ace David Price is activated.

Boyer made his Red Sox debut, retiring the only two batters he faced.

UP NEXT

Mariners: RHP Sam Gaviglio (0-1, 1.38 ERA) is set to make his third major-league start when they open a two-game series Monday at Colorado. RHP Tyler Chatwood (4-6, 4.50) is scheduled for the Rockies.

Red Sox: LHP Price makes his season debut Monday in Chicago against the White Sox after being sidelined since early spring training with a strained left elbow.

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