The Red Sox took care of business at home by winning five out of seven games during the home stand. This coming after a tough stretch on the road where the Minnesota Twins swept them in a three game set, after which they lost three out of four to the Texas Rangers. During this trip the Sox bats were quiet, averaging 2.7 runs/game. Outside of the Rodriguez debut where he tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings, lighting up the radar gun, the Sox struggled, dropping six of seven.
Fortunately for Sox fans (and Ben Cherington), the Clay Buchholz we all hope will pitch came to the ballpark last Tuesday to open up the home stand against the Twins. Buchholz was brilliant, throwing 8.0 innings, giving up just three hits, and no earned runs, while striking out eight. Continue reading Red Sox Stand Tall, Take Five Out of Seven at Fenway »
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With a little over a month and a half before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline, there are sure to be an increased amount of chatter between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies concerning their ace pitcher, Cole Hamels.
One would suspect that the price tag for Hamels has increased due to his recent surge on the mound. Hamels has given up an impressive seven earned runs in his past five starts while striking out a combined total of 38 batters. He has also had an average ERA of a miniscule 1.69. Continue reading All (Mookie) Betts Are Off »
Tags: Ben Cherington, Cole Hamels, Mookie Betts, Phillies, Red Sox
If you saw last night’s Red Sox game, you saw the Major League debut for Oakland A’s prospect Pat Venditte, who is ambidextrous, meaning he can pitch with both arms.
Check out the video here:
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A Red Sox fan at Friday night’s game against the Oakland A’s suffered life-threatening injuries when she was hit in the face by a broken bat while sitting in the stands at Fenway Park during the second inning.
The fan, a woman, was with a small child believed to be her son.
She was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, according to the Boston Globe.
To view the video on Deadspin, click here – please note the video is graphic, shows blood and the woman’s screams can be heard. Continue reading Video: Red Sox Fan Severely Injured by Broken Bat at Fenway Park »
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The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Batltimore Orioles on Wednesday, June 3rd. This is yet another questionable trade decision made this season by the Boston management team.
The De Aza acquisition is confounding. Where does De Aza go on the major league team? He is not much better defensively (dWAR -2) than what Boston already has among the major and minor league outfielders. His .265 batting average raises red flags, too.
Continue reading Red Sox Acquire Alejandro De Aza, Add to 40-Man Roster »
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Adjustments. Adjusting. Adjust. This was the overused word uttered by Red Sox owner, John Henry, during Tuesday’s press conference.
Is he watching the same team that the rest of us are?
He could not have been more vague when it came down to what management is trying to do to combat what seems like 2014 all over again. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was not the problem, said Henry, and that he’s going to be with the club for “a long time” to come despite having liquidated all of our top pitching for what management thought would be power hitting in Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval. Fans should blame ownership, Henry said. Done and Done.
Continue reading Adjustments Emphasized By John Henry During Press Conference »
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It’s safe to say that the 2015 season has been a disappointment for the Red Sox so far. We’re sitting below .500 and now sit in last place in the weak AL East. Night in and night out something has always seemed to go wrong; it is a team has showed no consistency. At the start of the year it was the pitching that plagued the Red Sox. Right when those problems were seemingly solved and the pitching staff was finally stringing together solid outing, the team went on the West Coast road trip and the hitting slumped.
The recent awakenings of Napoli and Pedey have aided the winning cause, but the lineup from top to bottom continues to underwhelm. Recently the Red Sox have simply been unable to get the job done in key situations. It seems like when the pitching staff throws well the bats slump, and when the team score a couple runs early in the game the pitchers fail to hold the lead. Its been invigorating for Red Sox Mation, as this team has failed to demonstrate a winning mentality. Continue reading Red Sox Needs: Move Hanley Ramirez to 1B, Acquire True Ace »
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