Red Sox Pitcher’s Wife Threatens Divorce If He Keeps Walking Lead-Off Batters

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Leave it to Sara Stock, wife of Red Sox pitcher Robert Stock, to loosen the mood Tuesday night on Twitter while her middle reliever husband was struggling through 2/3 of the sixth inning against the Braves. Sara couldn’t help herself when she found a tweet saying Robert looked like he’d been through a couple of divorces while on the mound and getting lit up.

“0 times divorced, but if he keeps walking the lead-off batter, I’ll consider filing,” Sara, who married Robert in 2019, joked. She was clearly watching her husband because he walked Nick Markakis to start the 6th in a 2-2 game.

Here’s what followed:

  • Travis d’Arnaud singled to center, Markakis to second
  • Wild pitch, runners move up
  • Austin Riley singles to right, Markakis scores, d’Arnaud to third
  • Adam Duvall KO
  • Johan Camargo fouls out
  • Ender Inciarte infield single, d’Arnaud scores
  • Stock yanked

And that’s the life of a 30-year-old middle reliever who made his MLB debut at 28 and is just trying to stick long enough to make some forever money before the MLB dream ends. The good news is that he has a wife at home who knows how to keep things loose during these tough times. We all could use more Saras in our lives.


Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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