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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A few months after making 2016 Red Sox predictions, our CLNS Radio Red Sox Beat Team is back with our midseason review of the team as we are in the midst of the All-Star break.
Each writer discusses who the biggest surprise of the first half was, the biggest disappointment, and who the first half MVP is. We also break down who will have the biggest turnaround in the second half, we predict David Ortiz's final home run total and we revisit our bold predictions from before the year began.
Let's see how we do this time! Enjoy.
It was David Ortiz's final All-Star game of his career, and he and his Red Sox teammates combined to hit 4-for-7 and the American League won its fourth straight All-Star game by a final of 4-2 with strong efforts from the Royals' Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez.
Hosmer won MVP of the game in his first appearance in the game.
The Red Sox are sending six players to the All-Star game in San Diego on July 12, the most for Boston since 2011, when they also had six.
This year, the Sox have a chance for seven as well.
The Boston Red Sox (45-37) hit four home runs and cranked nine doubles to take game one of a three game series over the hot Texas Rangers (52-32) by a final of 12-5 in Boston.
Matt Moore no-hit the Red Sox (42-36) through five innings and threw a shutout in seven innings and David Price struck out 10, but also gave up four runs and Tampa Bay (33-44) took two out of three from Boston at the Trop.
Following a nice outing from Rick Porcello and a five RBI night from Travis Shaw, the Boston Red Sox (42-35) will look to take two out of three from the Tampa Bay Rays (32-44) at the Trop. David Price (8-4, 4.68 ERA) will square off against Matt Moore (3-5, 5.04 ERA) in a matinee 12:10 p.m. Wednesday afternoon start.
The Boston Red Sox (41-33) dropped the second game of a three game series, 10-3, to the Texas Rangers (48-27) tonight as Steven Wright couldn't control his knuckleball in the Texas heat and Boston's defense didn't do him any favors at Globe Life Park.
The Boston Red Sox (37-29) look to snap a two-game losing streak as they send Rick Porcello (7-2, 3.81 ERA) up against Adrian Sampson (MLB debut) and the Seattle Mariners (36-31) in the second game of a three game set at Fenway Park.
The Baltimore Orioles (37-26) got the last laugh off of David Price and the Boston Red Sox (36-27) as home runs by Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop pushed the O's past the Sox 3-2 in the first game of a three-game series.
Max Kepler hit his first career home run for the Minnesota Twins (19-43) as the Twins salvaged a game against the Boston Red Sox (36-26) on Sunday afternoon by a final of 7-4 in 10 innings.