Red Sox voice Jon Rish has decided to quit WEEI, according to the Boston Globe.
Entercom apparently asked Rish to take a 30-percent pay-cut to stay, and Rish refused, instead opting to put in his two weeks notice during the season. His last day will be on April 24. Continue reading Red Sox Voice Jon Rish Quits WEEI »
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The Red Sox have placed pitcher John Lackey on the 15-day DL with a right bicep strain. An MRI performed Sunday on John Lackey‘s right arm revealed an inflammation of the biceps, but fortunately no tear as was initially feared. Lackey had to leave Saturday’s loss at Toronto in the fifth inning, when his surgically repaired throwing arm appeared to give way on a pitch to José Reyes. It was his first start since 2011.
On Wednesday, it was confirmed that Lackey will miss what would have been his second start, scheduled for Friday in the first game of the upcoming series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Alfredo Aceves will start Thursday, in the last game of the series with the Orioles, while Félix Doubront‘s scheduled start has been pushed back to Friday.
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Celebration swept across New England on Monday afternoon as the Boston Red Sox kicked off their home schedule with an exciting 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles, their ninth consecutive win on Opening Day at Fenway Park. The team was coming to Fenway strong off of a 4-2 road trip within the division, winning series in both New York and Toronto, and now have their sights set on a third straight series win as they play Baltimore twice more later this week.
Clay Buchholz led the Sox with a second brilliant start and win, pitching 7.0 shutout innings while striking out eight batters. Buchholz threw 113 pitches (65 for strikes), allowing four walks and allowing just three hits.
For a while it seemed like the Sox were going to be handcuffed by southpaw Wei-Yin Chen, who was also pitching into the seventh inning while working a shutout. The Sox hot offense had launched six home runs the previous day against Toronto, but couldn’t generate offense at home against Chen until the middle of the order had their third look at him. Continue reading Nava’s 7th Inning HR lifts Red Sox in Home Opener »
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The MLB season is finally here, and already, teams are making statements. Injuries are holding the Yankees back somewhat, while the Red Sox have made the most of their offseason acquisitions. The Angels and Tigers are having a bit of trouble out of the gate, while the Mets, Diamondbacks and Rockies are all doing well. All teams have both won at least one game and lost at least one, and many teams are fine-tuning themselves to give themselves an edge, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, April 8 at 8:30pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 1 »
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Third baseman Will Middlebrooks led the Boston Red Sox offense with three of its six home runs on the afternoon while Jon Lester threw 7 shutout innings, as the Red Sox thrashed the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre, 13-0.
Last year’s NL Cy Young R.A. Dickey was handed his second consecutive loss to start the 2013 season, surrendering 8 runs (7 earned) in just 4.2 innings. This followed his poor debut for Toronto on Opening Day, in which Dickey gave up 4 runs (3 earned) while allowing 4 walks and 5 hits over 6 innings.
Middlebrooks hit home runs off Dickey in the first and fourth innings, before going deep again for another solo home run in the seventh inning off Toronto reliever Dave Bush. Overall, the second-year third baseman was 4-of-5 with 4 RBIs. Daniel Nava, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Napoli each went deep as well. Continue reading Middlebrooks’s 3 HRs Powers Red Sox to 13-0 Win »
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Everything seemed to be going according to the plan general manager Ben Cherington had in mind through the first four games of the season for the Boston Red Sox. The team was hitting, pitching, and playing good defense. On Saturday, the team experienced the type of loss that forced Red Sox Nation to put the excitement of April results on hold, as the team was blanked by J.A. Happ and the Toronto Blue Jays, losing 5-0.
The Sox managed a mere two hits, one coming off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury to begin the game, and the other by Dustin Pedroia with two outs in the ninth inning. Starter John Lackey was the real story though, as he pitched well until suffering an injury in the fifth. After a slider to Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes, Lackey’s arm fell to his side, suffering from discomfort in his right biceps. The extent of his injury has yet to be determined. Continue reading Happ-less Sox Shut Down, Lackey Injured »
Tags: Alfredo Aceves, Boston Red Sox, Brett Lawrie, Colby Rasmus, Dustin Pedroia, J.A. Happ, J.P. Arencibia, Jacoby Ellsbury, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Jose Reyes, Mike Napoli, r.a. dickey, Toronto Blue Jays