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About Steve Janik - RotoBaller

25 - Big Baseball/Football Guy - There's not much that I don't find at least somewhat interesting.

Steve Janik - RotoBaller has written 570 articles so far, you can find them below.


Christian Vazquez Homers In Win

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez had two hits, including a solo home run in Friday's win over Baltimore. His eighth long ball of the year came in the fourth inning, and it was his first home run since May 24. Vazquez is already well past his previous career-high in home runs for a season,... Read More

14 hours ago

Brock Holt Slugs First Homer Of Season

Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt finished 2-for-4, with two runs batted in, and three runs scored in a win over Baltimore Friday. It was arguably Holt's best game of the season, and he's now slashing .288/.364/.407. The 31-year-old has mainly played second base, with some time in the outfield as well, but if... Read More

14 hours ago

Michael Chavis Shines In Leadoff Spot

Boston Red Sox first baseman Michael Chavis drove in three runs, on two hits, while also scoring twice in Friday's 13-2 win over Baltimore. It was just his fourth time hitting in the top spot of the batting order, but he helped carry Boston's offense with a two-run homer in the fifth. He's now hit... Read More

14 hours ago

Rafael Devers Notches Three Hits

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers went 3-for-4 in Friday's win over Baltimore. His performance carried on a modest three-game hit streak, and he's now batting .303/.360/.494 with 10 homers and 44 runs batted in. Devers went through an 0-for-17 slump recently, before beginning his recent streak, finally cementing himself as one of Boston's... Read More

14 hours ago

J.D. Martinez Hits Two Homers Friday

Boston Red Sox right fielder J.D. Martinez finished 3-for-4 with two home runs and three runs batted in Friday against the Orioles. The two-run and solo shot fell in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, and Martinez now has 15 on the year. He's also homered in consecutive days, and Friday marked his third multi-homer... Read More

15 hours ago


Eduardo Rodriguez Shuts Down Orioles

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez threw seven innings of one-run ball, surrendering just six hits, while striking out four in a 13-2 win over Baltimore. While it wasn't an overly dominating performance, Rodriguez's only run allowed was a solo homer in the first inning. The outing ties his longest of the season, and... Read More

15 hours ago

Andrew Benintendi Delivers Three Extra-Base Hits

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi finished 3-for-4 with two runs batted in, and a run scored during Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Rangers. All three hits were of the extra-base type, including two doubles, and a triple. Benintendi tripled in Boston's first run in the third inning, before doubling in another in the fifth.... Read More

3 days ago

Rick Porcello Settles Down After Rough First Inning

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello lasted 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs, on five hits, while striking out six, and walking none in a 4-3 win over Texas Wednesday. A two-run first inning for the Rangers looked like a doomed start in the making for Porcello, but he settled down to retire 15... Read More

3 days ago

J.D. Martinez Doubles Twice

Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez finished 2-for-4, with two doubles and a run batted in during Tuesday's loss to the Rangers. It was Martinez' second day back from a four-game absence, due to back spasms. He's been Boston's best hitter all season, slashing .305/.382/.538 with 14 home runs, and 34 RBI. He'll continue... Read More

4 days ago

Mookie Betts Find Stands Tuesday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts' only hit, Tuesday night, was a solo home run in the ninth inning of a 9-5 loss to the Rangers. Betts has hit safely in four straight games, but his average sits at just .267. Now the Red Sox's leadoff hitter, the 26-year-old is more of an on-base machine... Read More

4 days ago


Matt Barnes Blows Fourth Save

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Matt Barnes allowed two runs in the ninth inning against the Rangers, surrendering the 2-1 lead, and picking up his fourth blown save of the season. A two-RBI double by Nomar Mazara in the ninth inning ended Boston's hopes of a win in regulation. Barnes was able to retire the... Read More

5 days ago

Chris Sale Dominates Rangers, Bullpen Blows It

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale finished seven innings, allowing one unearned run, on just three hits, while striking out 10 and walking one in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Rangers. Boston led 2-1 in the seventh, so Sale was in line for the victory when he exited the game. However, Matt Barnes picked... Read More

5 days ago

Marcus Walden Caps Off Rough Week

Boston Red Sox reliever Marcus Walden recorded just one out in four batters faced in the seventh inning of Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. Walden served up two solo home runs and a single before being replaced by Colten Brewer. Over the past week, Walden has thrown four complete innings, allowing three earned runs, all... Read More

6 days ago

Eduardo Rodriguez Takes Loss To Tampa Bay

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez lasted just 5 2/3 innings, surrendering four runs, on seven hits, while striking out seven, and walking two in a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay Sunday. The southpaw allowed a pair of solo home runs during the outing, increasing his season total to 10 allowed in 13 starts.... Read More

6 days ago

Mike Shawaryn Makes Strong First Impression

Boston Red Sox pitcher Mike Shawaryn pitched two innings, allowing no hits, and striking out three in Saturday's game one of a doubleheader loss to Tampa Bay. He needed 36 pitches to get through his outing, but he stopped the bleeding left by starter Josh Smith's four-run second inning. Shawaryn made his MLB debut on... Read More

7 days ago


David Price Ties Season High In Strikeouts

Boston Red Sox David Price earned his fourth win Saturday, going six innings, allowing one run, on five hits, while striking out 10, and walking two in a 5-1 victory over Tampa Bay. His 10 punchouts ties a season high, but he wasn't overly filthy, throwing just 16 swinging strikes. However, he's now finished at... Read More

7 days ago

Christian Vazquez Triples In Win

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez's only base knock was a two-RBI triple in the 7th inning of Thursday's win over Kansas City. It was his fifth multi-RBI game of the season as Vazquez continues his career season as Boston's primary backstop. He's now batting .289/.329/.484 with seven homers, and 22 RBI. He'll occasionally lose... Read More

1 week ago

Mookie Betts Enters Double-Digit Home Run Column

Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts made his only hit count in Thursday's win over Kansas City, slugging his 10th home run in the third inning. The two-run shot tied the game up for Boston, propelling them to eventually take the lead and never look back. It was his first long ball and run... Read More

1 week ago

Jackie Bradley Jr. Creeping Towards Mendoza Line

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. finished 1-for-2, with three runs batted in, and two walks in Wednesday's win over Kansas City. After an absolutely dreadful April, hitting just .148, Bradley Jr. hit at a .247 clip in May. His average now sits at .190, with a .290 on-base percentage, and a .316 slugging,... Read More

1 week ago

Andrew Benintendi Delivers Three Hits Wednesday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi scored a run and notched three hits, including a fifth inning double in Wednesday's 8-0 win over the Royals. The 24-year-old is on a modest four-game hitting streak and is now slashing .268/.364/.423. He was moved to the two spot in the batting order on May 31 and has... Read More

1 week ago


Chris Sale Spins Absolute Gem

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale threw a complete game, shutout, after allowing just three hits, while striking out 12 and walking just one in the process of defeating the Royals 8-0 Wednesday. It was Sale's first complete game of the season, and his first complete game shutout since 2016. Kansas City was simply... Read More

1 week ago

Mookie Betts Hitless Sunday

Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts didn't register a hit in five at-bats in Sunday's win over the Yankees. Betts is going through a mini slump, recording just three hits in his last 21 at-bats, after previously posting a modest six-game hitting streak. Of course, he's been hitting leadoff in four of his last five... Read More

2 weeks ago

J.D. Martinez Hits A Solo Shot Sunday

Boston Red Sox right fielder J.D. Martinez finished with two hits, including a first inning solo home run in Sunday's win over the Yankees. Martinez had to play the field in the Bronx, but it didn't stop his production at the plate, as the homer marked his third of the week. Owners might still be... Read More

2 weeks ago

Brandon Workman Notches Second Save

Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Brandon Workman recorded his second save of the season, in a scoreless ninth inning of an 8-5 win over the Yankees. Things started out rocky for the righty, after an error put a runner at second to begin the inning. However, Workman pitched out of the jam to earn his... Read More

2 weeks ago

David Price Solid Against Yankees

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price finished 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs, on six hits, while striking out six, and walking one in Sunday's 8-5 win over the Yankees. Price was effective in New York, throwing 65 of 99 pitches for strikes, including 13 swinging strikes. The only real blemish against him was... Read More

2 weeks ago


Sandy Leon Has A Perfect Saturday

Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon finished 3-for-3 for two runs batted in during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees. RBI singles in the second and fourth innings gave Leon his ninth and 10th RBI of the year. It was just his second multi-hit game of the season, after beginning the year in Triple-A, and... Read More

2 weeks ago

Fifth Inning Costly To Rick Porcello Saturday

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello lasted just 4 2/3 innings, allowing five runs, on nine hits, while striking out five, and walking one in Saturday's loss to the Yankees. Porcello gave up a two-run bomb in the fifth inning, giving the Yankees the 5-3 lead, and chasing him from the game. The 30-year-old... Read More

2 weeks ago

Chris Sale Falls To 1-7

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale finished six innings, allowing four runs, on seven hits, while fanning 10 and walking just one in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Yankees. Sale breezed through the first two innings, including striking out the side in the first frame. Then the Yankees tagged the southpaw for three runs... Read More

2 weeks ago

Christian Vazquez Continues To Hit

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez finished 3-for-4 with a run batted in during Wednesday's loss to Cleveland. The backstop logged two singles earlier in the game, before stroking an RBI-double to center in the eighth inning, which capped off a three-run inning for Boston. The 28-year-old is still hitting the ball harder than ever,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mookie Betts Finds Stands Against Indians

Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts notched his ninth home run of the season Wednesday, in a 14-9 loss to Cleveland. The solo shot was Betts' only run batted in, and just his second RBI since May 24. As Boston's superstar, the 26-year-old continues to get on base at a .400 pace, and has... Read More

2 weeks ago


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