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Twin Bills: The Red Sox Podcast
69 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
Welcome to the ALCS! Who knew?
The surprising Red Sox clinched a berth in the American League Champioship Series against the Houston Astros after dispatching the Yankees (Wild-Card Game) and Rays (ALDS), thanks to stunning performances by the likes of Kike Hernandez, Nick Pivetta, Christian Vazquez and many others. Sports writer Bill Koch and Sports Editor Bill Corey look at the road the Sox took to get here and re-examine the job that Chaim Bloom did in building this team.
64 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Pen springing leaks as Sox cling to wildcard hopes
Boston has slipped to third place in the American League East as August soon gives way to the fall. Join Providence Journal Sports writer Bill Koch and Sports editor Bill Corey as they examine Boston's latest ups (a few) and downs (a few too many) and discuss whether this team can hang on to an American League wildcard berth. Will the return of Chris Sale and the hot bat of Hunter Renfroe be enough to carry Boston into October? Also, a look at Rhode Island's own Rocco Baldelli and his struggling Minnesota Twins, who are in town for 3-game series at Fenway.
45 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
Playoff hopes slip sliding away
With the Red Sox now trailing the Rays and closer to rest of the A.L. East pack (Yankees, Blue Jays), sports editor Bill Corey and sports writer Bill Koch discuss Boston's fading playoff chances, their inaction at the trade deadline, and the outsized hopes now riding on Chris Sale's rehabilitated pitching arm.
58 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Red Sox whiff at trade deadline
Did the Boston Red Sox swing and miss at the July 30 MLB trading deadline this season? Sports writer Bill Koch and editor Bill Corey didn't think much of Boston's deadline dealing. Especially since Boston's division rivals all seemed to improve their teams, and the Sox have gone a mediocre 8-8 since the All-Star break. And will Chris Sale return to his old self and rejoin the rotation soon?
54 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
What's the (deadline) deal for these Sox?
The Red Sox opened the second half with a 3-2 road trip and a bunch of home runs to hang on to first place in the AL East as they get ready to host the Yankees and Blue Jays. Join sports writer Bill Koch and sports editor Bill Corey as they look ahead to the July 30 trade deadline and speculate as to which deals the Red Sox might make for the stretch run.
62 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
Great shape at the break!
With just three games to go before the All-Star break, the surprising Red Sox are still atop the American League East as the gap widens between them and their division rivals. Join sports writer Bill Koch and sports editor Bill Corey as they take stock of the Sox, their All-Stars, the progress of the rehabbing Chris Sale and look ahead at the weekend's MLB Draft, in which Boston holds a top 5 pick (the last time they picked so high was 1967).
60 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
Sox mid-term report; All Stars and Pedey's big day
Boston is on pace to win 100 games! Can you believe? Neither can we. Listen as Sports editor Bill Corey and sports writer Bill Koch look at the Sox at the midway point, address the concerns, praise the achievements and look at what can be done to ensure a postseason appearance. And a look back at the ceremony for retired Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia.
54 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Sox back on top, but pitching woes persist
Join sports writer Bill Koch and sports editor Bill Corey as they look at the past week in Red Sox nation - the team's rise back to first in the AL East (thanks in part to Tampa Bay's continuing injuries), the struggles of the starting pitching, an offense that keeps mashing the ball and a look back at Dustin Pedroia, who will be honored on Friday before the team hosts the Yankees.
64 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
MLB faces a sticky situation; Sox stars shine on ballots
Major League Baseball is cracking down on illegal substances used by pitchers, as the Red Sox hurlers pick an inopportune time to cool down. Listen as sports writer Bill Koch and sports editor Bill Corey dissect the latest news on the MLB front, look at some of Boston's shining All-Stars and throw some love to the RI entrants in the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
58 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
Sox sweep away Yankees, sitting near top of AL East
After a rough start (0-3) to their road trip in Houston, Boston's bats and arms right the ship and rattle off 4 wins to come back home 4-3 and in second-place in the A.L. East. Listen as sports writer Bill Koch and sports editor Bill Corey look back on a big weekend in the Bronx, resurrect their call for an electronic strike zone and chat about the latest scandal brewing in baseball — pitchers using illegal substances to doctor the baseballs, and keep batting averages at historic lows.
51 minutes | May 28, 2021
With COVID fading, here come the fans!
Red Sox writer Bill Koch and Sports editor Bill Corey look forward to full capacity at Fenway, discuss Franchy Cordero's demotion to Worcester and analyze Boston's toughest test of the season so far as the Sox embark on a stretch of games against last year's playoff contenders. Also, did you see that crazy play in the Cubs-Pirates game?
62 minutes | May 20, 2021
E-Rod struggles, Polar Park dazzles
E-Rod struggles, Garrett Richards and Tony La Russa break the unwritten rules and Polar Park holds its grand opening. Also, the Angels' Shohei Ohtani is pretty good. Join Red Sox writer Bill Koch and editor Bill Corey as they recap the week that was in Red Sox Nation.
58 minutes | May 11, 2021
Red Sox are riding high!
Red Sox are No. 1, so says the latest USA TODAY power ranking, and beat writer Bill Koch and Sports editor Bill Corey talk about their solid start, their league-leading offense and the continued pitching prowess from most of the staff. Is it too early to look at their playoff chances? And this week marks the home opener of the Worcester Red Sox at brand new Polar Park.
58 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
The Twin Garretts - both helping Sox win games as offense cools
Providence Journal sportswriter Bill Koch and Sports editor Bill Corey are encouraged by Garrett Richards' last outing against the Mets, thanks in part to a change in mechanics, and Rule 5 pick-up Garrett Whitlock continues to impress, even as the Boston bats seemed to take a few days off. And in a few short months, Fenway's stands will be full once again!
66 minutes | Apr 23, 2021
Pitching concerns and doing the laundry
Join Red Sox writer Bill Koch and Sports editor Bill Corey as they check in on the Red Sox this week -- riding the laundry cart, waving to teammates and reviewing the pitching staff so far. Also, the last-place Yankees, the pending season opener in Worcester and John Henry's major faux pas in European soccer.
59 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
The feel-good Red Sox; 'Kid' still splendid after 80 years.
Red Sox are riding high after a 9-game winning streak to grab the best record in the American League. Boston is set to open the longest homestand of the season this weekend and Sports editor Bill Corey and writer Bill Koch look back on their hot start, top performers, general buzz surround this team, and talk about why in 80 years, no one has been able to hit .400 for the season since Ted Williams did it in 1941. Also discussed is the lack of Black players on the Red Sox as Major League Baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day this week.
53 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Slow start, fast recovery
Take a listen to Red Sox writer Bill Koch and Sports editor Bill Corey as they look back at Boston's opening homestand - 3 straight losses, and 3 straight wins - and continuing their winning ways in Baltimore to do something they haven't done since 2019: win 4 straight. JD Martinez, Christian Vazquez and Xander Bogaerts look comfortable at the plate, and Eduardo Rodriguez finally gets the ball after missing all of last season.Oh, and about those blue and yellow uniforms....
60 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Red Sox, Twin Bills return for 2021
The Twin Bills is back one day ahead of the Red Sox opening their 2021 season. Journal sports editor Bill Corey and sports writer Bill Koch take a look at where Boston stands entering the upcoming campaign. Alex Cora resumes his managerial role (6:00), starting pitching (13:20), the bullpen (19:05), the lineup (25:30), the schedule and rules (38:00), fans returning to Fenway Park (44:35), season predictions (54:30) and more -- it's all here. Baseball is back and we're looking forward to it. Hope this finds everyone healthy and feeling well. Thanks for listening.
64 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Twin Bills: Finally ... it's over
The sad excuse of a baseball season for the Boston Red Sox is finally over. Sports editor Bill Corey and Sox beat writer Bill Koch look back on one of the worst years in Sox history, and look forward to — and hope — for a much better, and more relevant 2021. Who stays? Who goes? And who might be named the next Red Sox skipper?
37 minutes | Sep 23, 2020
Pitching promise; Sad ending for PawSox
Bill Koch and Bill Corey see some hope for the future with the recent performances of young pitchers Tanner Houck and Nick Pivetta. And the Twin Bills discuss the PawSox season that wasn't -- a sad ending to a storied history at McCoy Stadium.
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