// Adrian Beltre

Red Sox Suffer 2nd Straight Crushing Loss, Fall to Rangers in Extras

After a devastating loss to close the Toronto series, in which the Red Sox held a 5-2 lead entering the ninth inning on Thursday but managed to lose 6-5, the Red Sox hitters did what they could to show they were not negatively affected by Thursday’s disaster. The Red Sox knocked out five home runs, […]

Sox Pound Blue Jays, Gain Ground in Wild Card Race

It was the kind of offensive display that any pitching staff would salivate over. The boys of summer needed a laugher in their favor for a change, and got it on Wednesday night, as the Boston Red Sox out-slugged the Toronto Blue Jays on their way to a 10-1 victory. While the Yankees managed to avoid […]

Sox, Lackey Fall in New York

If you were wondering how long the Sox could keep it up against the hated Yankees, wonder no more; New York struck back against Boston’s relatively poor bats and pitching. Oh sure, it started well enough; Victor Martinez started the scoring in the 2nd with a jack out to left, followed by doubles from Adrian […]

Matsuzaka, Beltre Shine as Sox Split Series

Daisuke Matsuzaka got off to a shaky beginning and looked headed for a second rocky outing in as many starts as the Red Sox closed out their four-game series with the Cleveland Indians Thursday night. Shin-Soo Choo hit his 14th home run of the season off Matsuzaka in the first inning to set the tone. […]

Errors Prove Costly as Indians Clobber Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox continued their four-game series against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Making his long-awaited return from the disabled list was Jacoby Ellsbury, playing in just his tenth game of the season. On the hill for the Red Sox was Jon Lester, who had lost all three of his starts […]

Red Sox Run Out of Heroics, Fall to Indians 6-5

For the fourth straight game, the Red Sox attempted to mount an improbable rally on Monday night against the Cleveland Indians. But, for the first time since Friday night’s loss to the Tigers, the Red Sox did not complete the comeback. Adrian Beltre really tried to deliver a win for the good guys, as he […]

Orale Papi! David Ortiz Wins In The 9th (This Time)

When a grand slam isn’t enough, try it again. It may not have been a homer, but David “Big Papi” Ortiz hit a walk-off double, driving in his seventh RBI in the 9th inning in two nights. It didn’t start out so well, and didn’t look good until the end; Miguel Cabrera thrust a spear […]

Red Sox Harpooned By Mariners

Yet again, Boston had a chance to ride decent pitching to a win, but they completely screwed it up again, giving way to the Mariners 4-2. The Mariners rank 27th out of 30 of all major league teams, and are one of four not above .400, and don’t have Cliff Lee, but still, the Red […]

Lackey Flirts With No-Hitter, Red Sox Survive Scare in Seattle

The much-maligned John Lackey flirted with a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Thursday night against the light-hitting Mariners, but settled for allowing just two hits and one unearned run (on a second-inning passed ball) over eight innings. The Sox entered the ninth with a 6-1 lead, and the bullpen promptly imploded on cue. It […]

Buchholz Rusty in Return, Red Sox Lose 6-4 to A’s

This wasn’t the outing Clay Buchholz had been waiting for.  Buchholz, making his first start since an injury running the bases in San Francisco last month forced him onto the DL, struggled after the long layoff. Buchholz lasted just four plus innings, facing two batters in the fifth, and gave up five runs – all […]

Dice-K Leads Red Sox Past A’s, 2-1

Losers of eight of their last 11 games heading into Monday night, the Red Sox needed someone to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, the wildly inconsistent Daisuke Matsuzaka was on the hill. Fortunately, my previous statement was later proven to be inaccurate, as Dice-K reversed Boston’s fortunes, leading the Sox to a 2-1 victory on Monday […]

Red Sox, Lester Fall to Rangers 4-2

The Red Sox ended baseball’s unofficial first half in a slump and things haven’t improved in the first series after the All-Star break. The Sox, looking to even the series with the Texas Rangers had their ace Jon Lester on the mound, but dropped the final game 4-2. Dusty Brown, called up from Pawtucket, got […]

Molina Hits for Cycle As Soaked Sox Fall Short Again

Blame it on the bullpen. Or blame the injuries. Or even blame the rain delay. Wherever you point the finger after tonight’s 8-4loss to the Rangers, make sure it ultimately lands on Bengie Molina.  He is killing the Sox. Coming off a 7-2 thumping at the hands of the Rangers Thursday night, the Red Sox […]

Red Sox 2010 Second Half Preview

With the 2010 Midsummer Classic in the books, after Joe Girardi screwed the American League out of homefield advantage in the World Series, it’s time to look ahead. The unofficial second half of the season will get underway for your Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park, with the opener of a four-game series […]

Boston Red Sox – Team of Broken Dreams (And Ribs, And Feet)

We all know the situation; the Red Sox are taking on injuries like the Titanic took on water. It’s not a pretty sight. They’re now three games behind the Rays for the Wild-card, and five behind the Yankees for the division. They went 4-6 in their last 10 games before the All Star break, while […]