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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 L.A. Dodgers|| 3.0||0||0|| 9.00||0||3||7|
|vs LHB|| 67.1||0||0|| 6.68||0||37||46|
|vs RHB|| 61.1||0||0|| 4.99||0||32||70|
|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|
Red Sox's Masterson throws 80 pitches in minor-league outing
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/25/15) Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson threw 80 pitches in five innings during a minor-league game Wednesday, per the Boston Herald. He allowed four runs on four hits in the first inning before tossing four scoreless innings to finish off his outing.
"I need about two or three more (starts), and I think I'll be right," said Masterson, who is on track to start the third game of the season (April 9) against the Phillies. "This was a great one to go into next and to build on for the next two."
Masterson is 1-1 with a 5.11 ERA in four spring starts. He has five strikeouts and five walks in 12 1/3 innings.
Red Sox's Justin Masterson gives up six runs in loss to Phillies
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/15/15) Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson gave up seven hits, six earned runs, two home runs and two walks in Sunday's 11-4 loss to the Phillies.
Masterson's poor outing statistically followed a rather impressive game this past Tuesday, when he pitched three perfect innings against the Rays. This game raised Masterson's spring ERA to 6.48.
Even though Masterson was hit quite often during his 3 1/3 innings, he felt he got some small things accomplished.
"Honestly, I enjoyed this outing," Masterson said, via MLB.com. "I think it was my best outing as far as getting some solid work in, like you're supposed to in spring training."
Justin Masterson earns with with three perfect innings for Red Sox
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/10/15) Justin Masterson earned his first win of hte spring with three perfect innings for the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Masterson struck out four and hasn't given up a run in five innings this spring.
"With each outing Justin is making for us, we're seeing more sink to his fastball, the ability to make the adjustment more readily from pitch to pitch, and just a pitcher who is more aggressive and feeling good about himself physically," manager John Farrell told the Boston Herald's Jason Mastrodonato.
Red Sox SP Justin Masterson feels 'a lot better' this spring
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/28/15) Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson said after Saturday's live batting practice session that he feels "a lot better" this spring after dealing with injuries throughout the 2014 season, MLB.com reports.
"I feel a lot better. I feel more flexible, I'm getting more rotation and things are going better," Masterson said. "I just wasn't in a good spot last year, and I was trying to battle real hard through some stuff. This year, I'm much better, but I'm still working and still fighting."
Masterson is healthy again but unsure whether he's throwing at peak velocity.
"Like every guy, he's getting his timing in," manager John Farrell said. "I thought the second half of his BP session was more crisp. The sinker and the action of his pitches were on the plate more consistently. He's just following the progression towards games here next week."
Masterson went 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA and 116:69 K:BB ratio in 126 2/3 innings with Indians and Cardinals in 2014.
Red Sox pitcher Masterson not concerned with earning new contract
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/10/15) New Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson isn't trying earn a new contract this season. He just wants to pitch.
"I hear people say that to me all the time. Have a good year and you'll get the big contract, but if I was overly concerned about that yeah, that would be the case," Masterson said to The Boston Globe.
Masterson, who is entering his first season in Boston after posting a 7-9 record with a 5.88 ERA between stints in Cleveland and St. Louis, is only concerned about helping the Red Sox get back to the playoffs.
"It's just more fun when you pitch better and when you're able to help your team win. That's what I want to get back to. Last year was disappointing because if the Indians had a healthy Justin Masterson, they might have gotten into playoffs and may have had a whole different ball club."
|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|
|3/28/15||@ TB||1:05 pm|| |
|3/29/15||TB||1:05 pm|| |
|3/30/15||MIN||7:05 pm|| |
|3/31/15||@ TB||1:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||TOR||1:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||@ MIN||1:05 pm|| |
|4/2/15||@ MIN||7:05 pm|| |
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