If I came back in time and told you Boston scored eight runs Thursday, you probably would think they crushed the Athletics because of their supreme pitching staff. What supreme pitching staff? Hardly anything went right for the Red Sox, and when they tried to claw their way back into it, they always, ALWAYS, screwed [...]
The Red Sox are playing like the best team in baseball with a roaring comeback against the Oakland A’s to win 9-4. While John Lackey struggled through six innings, his teammates backed him up and piled up nine runs against Gio Gonzalez and the Oakland bullpen. The Red Sox collected 14 hits and unlike their [...]
It wasn’t always pretty (in fact, it wasn’t pretty), but the Red Sox defeated the Royals 1-0 in a game in which nobody could get any offense going. Each team mustered only five hits, and only Scott Podsednik of the Royals had multiple hits (one of those an error that was later reversed). The only [...]
It was a beautiful sight for Red Sox Nation to see them sweep the top team in the AL East this week, but will this 3-game sweep over the Rays be enough to motivate the Sox to keep on trucking up the treacherous AL ladder?
Adrian Beltre continued the rejuvination of his career on Wednesday night by hitting two home runs, compiling six RBI and leading the Red Sox to an 11-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. By sweeping baseball’s best team, Boston extended their winning streak to five games and handed Tampa Bay their first sweep of the season. [...]
In a contest that could reasonably be assumed to be lopsided, it was, but is was the other team doing the damage, as Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox took down Roy Halladay and the Phillies 8-3. It didn’t take long for Boston to draw first blood, when Kevin Youkilis led off the 2nd inning [...]
Talks of a prolonged recession and rampant unemployment have led us all to take money saving strides. We as a nation we’ve begun stretching each and every dollar, car pooling, bargain hunting, skipping concerts, and sporting events we used to go to, to steal a line from John McCain, we’re cutting our pork spending. In the meantime, Theo Epstein’s having [...]
Jason Varitek is far surpassing many people’s 2010 expectations at the plate. So, why the success and how much can playing time can we expect for the captain? I have a few thoughts.
If the Red Sox want to get a fresh lease on the season, they’d do well to seize the spirit of Sunday’s 9-3 win over Yankees and start printing shirts with a new mantra: Win Ugly. While it certainly won’t be played on ESPNClassic anytime soon, the Sox staved off a sweep behind a steady [...]
The Yankees won 14-3; what do you expect me to say? That’s a 24-6 loss over two days. Back under .500 again, the Red Sox (or Red Sux, depending on how angry you are) are going to screw up this season, and I for one won’t mind. There’s a lot of nauseating futility to go [...]
Where was this Red Sox team over the weekend against the Orioles — a team that is now 4-2 against the good guys and 3-17 against everyone else? The Red Sox made up for their lack of production over the weekend (…hell, even over the last week) with a 20-hit, 17-run performance against the Los [...]
This is pathetic. The Red Sox can not for the life of them get it together, getting swept by the league worst Orioles 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday. After Scutaro got caught stealing 3rd base in the 1st, former Sox shortstop Julio Lugo returned the favor in the 3rd, getting thrown out by Varitek at [...]
Once heralded as the “first baseman of the future” Lars Anderson entered 2009 primed for a breakout; he hit .316/.436/.526/.962. A big year would have made the Red Sox failed acquisition of Mark Teixeira sting a bit less, provided insurance for David Ortiz, and allowed Youkilis to move to third base for the ailing Mike [...]
Boston is beginning to inch their way back to .500 baseball and thanks to a timely series against Baltimore, they should get a little closer. They started the weekend strong with a 4-3 win over the O’s. It all came down to the eighth inning when Adrian Beltre came to the plate with the bases [...]
Before the season, Boston concentrated on bolstering their pitching and defense, but did not think about how useless all that is without bats. It showed Sunday, as Boston was held to two walks and five runs, as they lost to the Rays, 7-1. The still winless Jon Lester took the loss, giving up all seven [...]