The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red Sox the eventual 4-3 win.
Felix Doubront started for Boston, pitching 5.0 innings while allowing two runs on three hits. Continue reading Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, Clayton Mortensen, Daniel Nava, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Felix Doubront, Junichi Tazawa, Tampa Bay Rays, Will Middlebrooks
The Boston Red Sox had been struggling mightily over the last few games with runners in scoring position, but on Wednesday night the team broke the trend in a big way against the Tampa Bay Rays, as they snapped a three-game losing streak with a 9-2 win.
In the third inning, Boston broke through against David Price, as Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz delivered RBI hits to stake the Sox to an early 2-0 lead. Price was quickly removed, as he suffered from triceps tightness and couldn’t continue for Tampa Bay. Continue reading Drew’s Grand Slam Leads Red Sox to Blowout Win Over Rays »
Tags: Alex Cobb, David Ortiz, David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Felix Doubront, Jamey Wright, Jon Lester, Jonny Gomess, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks
The Boston Red Sox continued their slide in the American League East on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field as they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays by a final score of 5-3. After an early lead on a mammoth home run by David Ortiz, the team surrendered five runs to the Rays in the fourth inning, and Tampa Bay’s bullpen held on after six effective innings from Matt Moore earned him his seventh win.
Moore has excelled this season despite consistently walking batters, and his wildness was on display in the first inning. After Jacoby Ellsbury was struck by an erratic pitch, Dustin Pedroia doubled down the left field line as the ball bounced off the third base bag. With runners on second and third, Ortiz launched a three-run home run to give Boston an early 3-0 lead. Continue reading Moore Too Much for Red Sox as Offense Keep Scuffling »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, David Ortiz, David Price, Dustin Pedroia, Evan Longoria, Jacoby Ellsbury, James Loney, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes, Jose Molina, Luke Scott, Matt Joyce, Matt Moore, Mike Napoli, Ryan Lavarnway, Stephen Drew, Will Middlebrooks
We’re halfway through May, and baseball is full of stories. The Yankees and Indians are up. The Red Sox and Rockies are down. New injuries are creeping up while others are healing. It’s very difficult for any team to get any sort of a niche for themselves, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, May 13 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 6 »
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, MLB Playoffs, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers
After a disastrous series against the Minnesota Twins, there were hopes on Friday night that the Red Sox would turn things around against the slumping Blue Jays. Sox number one starter Jon Lester did not disappoint. Lester was nearly perfect giving up one hit and striking out five in the complete game shutout. The one hit came off of a Maicer Izturis double. Breaking a three game losing streak, Lester’s shutout came at just the right time. Continue reading Lester Pitches One-Hitter, Shuts Out Slumping Blue Jays »
Tags: Clay Bucholz, John Farrell, Jon Lester, Maicer Izturis
Tabbed as the closer for the Boston Red Sox before the 2013 season, Joel Hanrahan was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday, just two days after the Red Sox placed him on the 15-day DL.
What originally was deemed a muscle strain in his right forearm quickly became much more serious after an MRI. The MRI results were alarming enough to prompt Hanrahan to schedule an appointment with Dr. James Andrews on Friday, never a good sign for a pitcher. The Red Sox would not rule out damage to Hanrahan’s ulnar cruciate ligament, meaning Tommy John surgery is still a possibility.
The move opened up space on the 40-man roster to bring up Jose De La Torre from Pawtucket. Allen Webster was sent back to the minors after getting shelled by the Minnesota Twins (1.2 IP, 8 ER) in his second start of the season. Continue reading Hanrahan Falls Prey to Red Sox Closer Curse, Placed on 60-Day DL »
Tags: Andrew Bailey, Dr. James Andrews, Joel Hanrahan, Jonathan Papelbon, Junichi Tazawa, Nancy Drew and the Curse of the Red Sox Closer