Jess Thomas is the Red Sox Beat Team Manager and a member of the Boston Celtics beat team for CLNS Radio. Jess is a co-host on CLNS Radio's Red Sox Beat Podcast as well as a contributor to Celtics Postgame Shows.
Jess also currently writes for the Stow/Bolton Independents and The Item.
Jess currently is an archiver/digitizer at the official home of Boston Celtics telecasts, Comcast Sports Net New England.
Previously, Jess was General Manager for Framingham State University's radio station, WJDM 91.3 FM, as well as sports editor for FSU's newspaper, the Gatepost.
Prior to joining CLNS Radio, Jess was an intern at CSNNE as well as WCVB.
Jess is a 2014 graduate of Framingham State University, with a degree in Communication Arts.
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The Boston Red Sox (76-60) will look to shake off a tough 1-0 loss to Oakland as Drew Pomeranz (2-3, 4.06 ERA with Boston) faces his old squad in his old stomping grounds, as the Sox open up a three-game road series against the struggling San Diego Padres (56-80).
It wasn't easy, but Hanley Ramirez blasted a fifth inning grand slam and Aaron Hill gave the Boston Red Sox (74-59) the go-ahead RBI in the eighth to push his team past the Tampa Bay Rays (56-76), 8-6, in the final game of the homestand.
Coming off a tough 4-3 loss to the Rays on Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox (73-59) look to take two out of three from the Tampa Bay Rays (56-75) in a matinee 1:35 p.m. start at Fenway in the last game of the six-game homestand.
The Boston Red Sox (72-57) snapped their three-game losing skid in a big way with an 8-3 win over the defending champion and very hot Kansas City Royals (67-62) led by four more hits by Dustin Pedroia and home runs by Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez.
The game started with an hour-and-a-half rain delay and it was also interrupted after the fifth inning with another rain delay over an hour, but in the end, the Boston Red Sox (69-53) took down the Detroit Tigers (64-59) 3-2 behind a 2-run dinger from David Ortiz and dominant pitching from Drew Pomeranz.
On a blazing hot day, the Boston Red Sox (64-52) bats couldn't have been hotter as Mookie Betts went 4-for-6 with 3 homers and 8 RBI and Dustin Pedroia had five hits to lead the club to a 3-game sweep over the Arizona Diamondbacks (48-69) at Fenway.
It took 11 innings and nearly four hours, but Brock Holt drove in Travis Shaw with an RBI single in the 11th to give the Boston Red Sox (59-48) a much needed 3-2 win and a four-game split with the Seattle Mariners (54-53) at Safeco Field.
With Rick Porcello currently touting a 14-2 record and just one win away from 100 in his career, it seems like an appropriate time to delve into the turnaround that the steady 27-year old has had in his second year with the Boston Red Sox.
Could it turn into some Cy Young hardware?
David Price pitched an outstanding eight innings, but Hanley Ramirez threw the game away with a 2-run walkoff error in the ninth to complete the worst loss of the year for the Boston Red Sox (55-45) against the Los Angeles Angels (46-56).
The Boston Red Sox (55-41) used a strong offensive attack and a good enough pitching outing by Rick Porcello (13-2) to salvage a split of a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins (37-61) with an 8-7 victory at Fenway on Sunday.