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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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Eduardo Rodriguez continued to dazzle teammates and blow away batters with a 95-MPH fastball in his second big league start. The 22-year-old left-hander mixed in a slider and a change up in 7.0 innings, giving up one run on two hits and striking out seven before exiting with a commanding lead. Rodriguez moved to 2-0 as a starter and the Sox have taken the first two games of the homestand.

The meat of the order came to life with Ortiz getting into the action early with a double to center that scored Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia went 4-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Continue reading Eduardo Rodriguez Hurls Gem, Boston’s Bats Come to Life »

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After a dismal few weeks on the road the Red Sox returned to Fenway and picked up a much needed win behind a dominant eight-inning performance from Clay Buchholz, who allowed just three hits, eight Ks, and most importantly, no earned runs.

Buchholz, now with a 3.82 ERA, was finally given some run support in the seventh inning. It started with a two-out double from Xander Bogarts who was driven in with a base hit up the middle from Rusney Castillo. Castillo’s hit helped to score the Red Sox only run of the game.  Continue reading Rusney Castillo Has Key Knock, Flashes Leather to Push Red Sox Past Twins »

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Clay Buchholz

This is a breaking news update. Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz now has an ERA under 4.00. Continue reading Clay Buchholz Has an ERA Under 4.00 (BREAKING NEWS) »

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David Ortiz and the Red Sox offense can't figure it out in 2015

It’s no secret that the cellar dweller Boston Red Sox have finished in last place in the American League East twice out of the previous three years (with a out-of-the-blue World Series win sandwiched in between). However, what should be eye-opening to Red Sox fans is how realistic it is to start to consider the 2015 Red Sox as a last place team.

After two months of baseball, the Red Sox sit at 22-29 and, again, are in last place in the AL East, four games behind the first place New York Yankees (the Red Sox now sit 4.5 games behind the Yankees with New York’s win on June 1st). The 2015 team has four fewer wins (in four fewer games) than last year’s team that were six games back heading into June. Even Bobby Valentine’s disastrous 2012 team started off better, as they were 26-25 and only three games out of first place at the end of May. Continue reading 2015 Red Sox Look Worse Than Last Place Teams of Past »

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It should have been the Red Sox enjoying a victory on Sunday, but it seems all that can go wrong, will go wrong, and so the Rangers celebrated a walk-off win instead. (@Rangers)

It’s so ridiculous, so unbelievable, that it’s almost laughable how many ways the Red Sox are finding to lose.

Almost.

After Eduardo Rodriguez gave the team a lift with a dazzling performance and desperately needed win, it was easy to envision that as a turning point that energized and rallied the team to a string of wins.

Instead, the Red Sox promptly lost their next three games to the Texas Rangers to fall to 22-29 and grab an even more emphatic hold on last place in the AL East. They are the Murphy’s law of baseball teams. Continue reading Dropkick Murphys Law: How Many Ways Can the Red Sox Find to Lose? »

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After shutting down the Texas Rangers, Eduardo Rodriguez is due to receive more "spot starts." (Boston Globe)

I hope the Red Sox can get a refund on that return ticket to Pawtucket.

After the major league debut of Eduardo Rodriguez, called up from AAA Pawtucket for a presumed spot start, he won’t be going anywhere.

That’s how good the 22-year-old was in tossing 7.2 shutout innings against the Texas Rangers in Globe Life Park in Arlington. Welcome to the big leagues, Eduardo. Now where can I get your #52 jersey? Continue reading Eduardo Rodriguez Dazzles in Red Sox Debut »

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