// Bill Hall

Bullpen Impressive, but Sox Unable to Overcome 6-Run Rangers First Inning

The Boston Red Sox began the second half of their season Thursday night against the first-place Texas Rangers at Fenway Park, sending knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to the hill. Wakefield had struggled of late, going 1-3 in has last four decisions and sporting an ERA over 5.00 (5.22 coming into the game). The Rangers countered with […]

Red Sox Win, But Lose Another Player to Injury

In dramatic fashion, the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Sunday. It looked like the pitching might never break, as Daisuke Matsuzaka had a shutout going deep and Jesse Litsch had a no-no going, but that was not to be. Having given up just one walk, Litsch gave up a double to Marco […]

Red Sox Topple Blue Jays 14-3

Coming off a rough four-game skid, which saw the Red Sox lose three straight to Tampa Bay, Boston was in need of a win. Maybe they were in need of a lot of runs. Maybe they were in need of a strong outing on the mound. All they needed was a win. They got all […]

Red Sox Blow Lead And Game In The Trop

Boston almost had it, but in the end handed the Rays a 6-5 victory. Marco Scutaro started off the game with a bunt single, and despite a walk and passed ball, nothing came of it. Then the Rays started like you’d expect, with a walk and (surprise) stolen base from Ben Zobrist, who was doubled […]

Ortiz, Hall Homer in Red Sox Victory

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays faced off Tuesday night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were coming off a series in San Francisco in which they won two of three games, but suffered several key injuries along the way. The stories of the night would be whether those injuries would hamper their […]

Sox Look for Answers After Pedroia Breaks Foot

He was coming off a 5-5 night complete with three home runs against the Rockies. Then it all came tumbling down. Dustin Predoia may now miss weeks, if not months with a broken foot. This could not have happened as a worse time. The Red Sox have been on a tear lately, going 7-3 in […]

Jon Lester And Red Sox Win Heated Pitchers’ Skirmish

It was to be the biggest highlight for the Red Sox in quite some time: Jon Lester vs Tim Lincecum. It wasn’t meant to be. Fortunately, it wound up in Boston’s favor. The Franchise was chased from the game by Boston’s lineup after just three innings, leading to a 5-1 Boston victory. It didn’t take […]

Manny’s Fireworks Not Enough in Game 2

Manny was Manny again at Fenway Saturday. The same chorus of cheers and boos greeted him, he played DH, and he lost, 5-4 on a walk-off single. But more on that later. After six straight outs, Manny led off the 2nd inning with a single, then stole 2nd base when James Loney struck out. Victor […]

Boston on Wrong End of Home Run Derby Against Oakland

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 […]

Royals Crown Wakefield, Beat Sox 12-5

Coming off one of the best outings in his 18-year career, Tim Wakefield was looking to get the Red Sox back on the right foot after Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled with his command in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Royals. Wake had good intentions. That’s about all the good you can say about his performance. Let’s […]

Matsuzaka Shaky as Sox Fall to Royals 4-3

In his first start since nearly no-hitting the Phillies, Daisuke Matsuzaka looked as if he might be making another march toward the feat. While he did not allow a hit until the fourth inning, it was the fifth inning that proved to be his unraveling in a 4-3 loss to the Royals. Matsuzaka (3-2) walked […]

Red Sox Pushed To Extra Innings After Blowing Lead, Lose in 12 to Tigers

At the very least we can say that they are sticking to the theme of the weekend. After the Boston Bruins collapsed to complete one of the biggest choke-jobs in sports history on Friday, the Boston Red Sox entered Saturday night’s game hot off a solid 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers where they saw […]