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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||11.00||13.00||0.00||4.06||1.38||171.00||78.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.0||0||0|| 3.60||0||2||7|
|vs RHB|| 5.2||0||0|| 11.12||0||3||4|
|12/27/2014||Aaron Judge, RF NYY|
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
|Michael Saunders, RF TOR|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
|12/26/2014||Justin Masterson, SP BOS||Ronald Guzman, 1B TEX|
Vincent Velasquez, RP HOU
|12/21/2014||Joc Pederson, LF LAD|
George Springer, RF HOU
Andrew Heaney, SP LAA
Lucas Giolito, SP WAS
|Derek Norris, C SD|
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
Jonathan Broxton, RP MIL
Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA
|Last 10 Games|
Justin Masterson moves to 2-0 for Red Sox
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Red Sox starter Justin Masterson moved to 2-0 on the season with a win over Baltimore on Monday.
Masterson picked up the victory with five innings of three-hit ball. He allowed one run, walked three and struck out six.
Masterson threw 53 strikes in 93 pitches and lowered his ERA to 5.74.
"The slider was working real good," Masterson said, per WEEI. "That's what helped me in 2013 and helped me to be a better pitcher. The best way to do that is to throw it for strikes in good counts."
Masterson's next start is scheduled for Saturday, at Baltimore, in a rematch with Wei-Yin Chen.
Red Sox Justin Masterson gives up 7 runs in no decision
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) A Red Sox rally allowed starter Justin Masterson to get a no decision, despite giving up seven earned runs in four and two thirds innings.
Masterson gave up eight hits and walked three as Washington rallied for six runs in the fifth inning. He struck out four and threw 52 strikes in 93 pitches.
"Command was just not there today," Masterson said, per WEEI. "Whether it was because was a little bit tight or what, I have a rough idea. We’re still working through it...Just off. Just missed. Seeing sliders just not as sharp as they were before and the continue to work through it, getting by with some stuff by changing speeds and then really just a lot of balls in the zone. We’re just missing on a few pitches, but they got me into counts where I couldn’t help and balls weren’t always getting crushed."
Masterson next pitches in the Red Sox Patriots' Day game on Monday, against the Orioles and Miguel Gonzalez.
Red Sox's Justin Masterson strikes out seven in win Thursday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/9/15) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson allowed two earned runs on three hits and two walks in six innings while striking out seven in his team's 6-2 win over the Phillies Thursday.
"When he's right, he puts the ball on the ground, and he was able to do that here again tonight and helped his own cause with a couple of base hits, but it was a solid six innings," manager John Farrell said after the game, per MLB.com.
Masterson received six runs of support from the offense in the top of the third inning, and while he gave two back in the bottom half of the same inning, he was able to retire the final eight batters he faced before calling it a night.
"Just being able to see that slider, being able to mix that slider in for strikes, that's a really good equalizer for me," Masterson said. "That really helped out. Being able to mix in some sinkers and change that speed a little bit on those guys and have a little bit of command, it's just good. It was tough for them."
Masterson's next scheduled to battle the Nationals Tuesday.
Justin Masterson won't let future with Red Sox impact approach
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/8/15) With Rick Porcello locked up for at least four years, Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson is the only starter remaining without a contract beyond 2015. Masterson, 30, is playing under a one-year, $9.5 million deal with Boston and is scheduled to become a free agent for the second straight offseason. He told reporters he won't let his contract uncertainty impact his approach on the mound, per WEEI.
"It can affect people when they do that, but it's also an easy out if a guy struggles or something happens to say, 'That's affecting him.' It may or my not be. But that's always an easy out when those things happen," Masterson said. "Like last year for me, people saying, 'The contract stuff must be affecting him.' That didn't feel good. You get that all the time. 'You should have taken it.' No. I would have actually felt worse if I had taken it because I knew I wasn't feeling good. I just think it's based off the person. But for some people it can make it hard to play."
Red Sox P Justin Masterson primed for regular season
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(4/4/15) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson is ready to go for his start on April 9th of the regular season. Manager John Farrell noticed that as the spring moved along, Masterson showed more arm strength.
“We know when he’s right, he’s going to put the ball on the ground,” Farrell said, according to ESPN. “He got through camp healthy and is primed to take a start next Thursday.”
Masterson gave up two runs on seven hits in five innings pitched in a 4-2 win over the Twins on Saturday. The 30-year-old posted an ERA of 3.52 in 23 innings this spring.
Last season he had an ERA of 5.88 with 116 strikeouts and 69 walks in 128 innings pitched.
|2014 summary: In a word, oof. Justin Masterson was probably at his best in 2013, winning 14 games with a 3.45 ERA and more than a strikeout per inning, which made his collapse in 2014 even harder to reconcile. Even the Cardinals, with their miraculous ability to get the best out of everybody, couldn't save him. He had a 7.04 ERA in nine appearances, including six starts, after joining them midseason.|
Playing time status: A steep drop in velocity (more than 3 mph, according to BrooksBaseball.net) surely explains the collapse, but then, what explains the drop in velocity? Masterson is only 29, after all. He spent some time on the DL with a sore knee, an injury that may have affected him mechanically, but the health of his arm never came into question -- and in fact never has over his seven-year career.
2015 outlook: The Red Sox were the team that chose to roll the dice on Masterson this offseason, hoping to correct whatever went wrong for him in 2014, and they're a logical fit. If it doesn't work out, they can always shift him to the bullpen, where he pitched for them at the start of his career. Even with reduced stuff, he still managed to record 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings, so he at least has something to work with. Starting pitcher being as deep as it is, though, you shouldn't gamble on him in mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/21/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Chris Archer|
|4/22/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Nathan Karns|
|4/23/15||@ TB||7:10 pm||Jake Odorizzi|
|4/24/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Miguel Gonzalez|
|4/25/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|4/26/15||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Bud Norris|
|4/27/15||TOR||6:10 pm||Aaron Sanchez|
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