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2012 Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: At 35, Can Tom Brady Get Better?

Our position-by-position Patriots preview concludes with the quarterbacks. The Patriots are expected to carry the same three quarterbacks as they did last season: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, and Ryan Mallett. Read:¬†Other 2012 Patriots Previews Tom Brady Need anything be said? The man has won two NFL MVP’s, three Lombardi Trophies, has authored the longest winning […]

Daniel Bard Making Everything Groovy For Pawtucket

Daniel Bard took a definite step back in his three outings this week. Bard allowed eight runs in 2.1 innings and walked eight. August 11th Bard entered the game with in the eighth with the score tied at two. Brian Dinkelman led off with a single and Chris Parmelee walked before Bard struck out Trevor […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 19: Mauro Gomez Keeps PawSox in Contention

It was more mediocre baseball from the Pawtucket Red Sox this week, as the Sox posted a 3-4 record against divisional opponents as the season nears completion. After getting swept in Syracuse, Pawtucket bounced back to split four in Buffalo and now returns to Rhode Island to face the first place Yankees. On Friday, Danny […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 18: Andrew Bailey Impressing in Return

It was a very odd week for the Pawtucket Red Sox, as they played two games in Allentown, and then hosted Lehigh for four at McCoy. Pawtucket got swept in Lehigh Valley, but won three games at home to remain in first in the IL North. They then lost two straight against Syracuse before rebounding […]

2012 Patriots Special Teams Preview: Kickers, Punters, Long Snappers, Oh My!

Our position-by-position Patriots preview continues with special teams. The Patriots have been blessed with little turnover over the last few years at special teams, and there have been no significant personnel changes this offseason. So, without further ado, let’s reintroduce you to some familiar faces at special teams. Read:¬†Other 2012 Patriots Previews Kickers Stephen Gostkowski […]

Daniel Bard Still Allowing Too Many Baserunners at Triple-A

Daniel Bard continued along the long and winding road to a sub-6.00 ERA this week, pitching three eighth innings, two of them scoreless. Though he has limited the scoring against him, he has been allowing too many baserunners to have full confidence restored. July 27th Bard started the inning by walking Jeff Clement and Yamaico […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 17: Sox Reclaim First Place Against Yankees

Forget the Fenway Failures – if you want well-played Red Sox baseball this summer, it’s going to be 45 miles down I-95 at McCoy Stadium. The Pawtucket Red Sox moved back into first place this week by taking two out of three from the Yankees. Pawtucket has accomplished this despite their last two remaining starters […]

Daniel Bard Pitching Better for Triple-A Pawtucket

Daniel Bard made only two appearances this week for the Pawtucket Red Sox, each of them successful. Let’s get straight to the results: July 22nd Bard entered the game in the eighth with Pawtucket losing 3-2. Corky Miller grounded out to lead off the inning, but Willie Harris and Chris Valaika singled and a sacrifice […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 16: Sox Bats Demolish Bats

The Pawtucket Red Sox enjoyed an offensive explosion this week en route to a 4-3 record. The Sox scored 32 runs over seven games this week despite being shut out on Saturday. In the standings, Pawtucket remains in second place, but now trails the Yankees, as the IronPigs fall to third. On Friday, starter Chris […]

Daniel Bard Continues to Struggle in Triple-A Pawtucket Bullpen

Friday marks six weeks since Daniel Bard made his first appearance of the season for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Readers of this site were last updated on Bard’s performance after his July 5th meltdown in Rochester, during which he beaned two Red Wings and uncorked two wild pitches. His ERA stood at 8.78 after the […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 15: Spears, Sox Go Streaking

The Pawtucket Red Sox continued the journey back to the IL North penthouse this week, moving to within half a game of first place Lehigh Valley. Pawtucket hosted what will hopefully the last rehab stint of the season, as Carl Crawford batted 4-for-12 with a stolen base over three games. Boston called up reliever Junichi […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 14: PawSox Head Into Break Hot

Unlike their brethren at Fenway, the Pawtucket Red Sox ended the unofficial first half of the season on a high note, sweeping Syracuse at McCoy to cut the IL North deficit in half. It was a pretty eventful week, with Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury making rehab appearances for Pawtucket. Mark Prior and Ronald Bermudez […]

Red Sox Stumble Into All-Star Break With 7-3 Loss to New York

The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox Sunday night by a score of 7-3 to take three out of four games of the last series before the All-Star break. The loss drops the Red Sox back to the Mediocrity Line with a record of 43-43. In proper Red Sox-Yankees fashion, the first inning […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 13: Zach Stewart Debuts, Daniel Bard Improving?

The Pawtucket Red Sox continued to scuffle this past week, winning just three games while losing five. Two of the losses came in a double-header in Allentown. Mauro Gomez was called up to Boston late Tuesday afternoon. Andy LaRoche, released by Columbus on June 26, was signed to take Gomez’ roster spot. Mark Prior and […]

Matsuzaka Awful, Injured as Sox Fall to A’s, 6-1

After beating Seattle on Sunday afternoon to improve to five games over .500, the Boston Red Sox again had trouble scoring on Monday night and lost to the Oakland Athletics by the score of 6-1. Rookie Jarrod Parker made the start for Oakland and had a great game, giving up just one run on six […]