In the now ritualized skirmishes between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, Rays starting pitcher David Price plunked David Ortiz in the first inning in a pretty blatant retaliation for last postseason, then hit Mike Carp three innings later. Red Sox starter Brandon Workman responded in kind by throwing behind the head of Evan Longoria […]
Mike Carp is headed to the disabled list with a fractured right foot suffered during one of the Atlanta Braves games last week. He joins Will Middlebrooks, Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli, and Clay Buchholz on the ever-growing disabled list. Carp is a versatile defensive player, able to play both first base and outfield positions. He […]
If Kevin Love simply visiting the city of Boston was enough to set Celtics fans’ hearts aflutter, the sight of Love shaking hands with Rajon Rondo is liable to lead to a full-blown coronary. Well, hopefully you have a CPR kit handy, because that’s exactly what happened with both NBA All-Stars taking in Sunday’s game […]
Last year the Boston Red Sox went to Allen Webster for spot starts and left Rubby De La Rosa primarily to junk time relief situations. Clearly organizational thinking has changed. De La Rosa will start tonight against the hated Tampa Bay Rays for the oft-injured Clay Buchholz, in a game the Sox must desperately want to […]
Being one of the older baseball stadiums, Fenway Park clearly shows its age. Recently, an accident involving a 22-year-old female occurred in one of the elevators. On Friday May 16, Lizzy Scotland, a recent graduate of Boston University, fell two floors down the elevator shaft and landed on top of a stopped elevator on the […]
For the first time in John Farrell’s managerial tenure with the Boston Red Sox, the team has dropped four consecutive games after being swept at Fenway Park by the Detroit Tigers. Boston scored just three total runs in the series, and now has a 20-23 record as we approach the month of June. For the […]
After finally reaching the .500 mark (on the ninth try), the Red Sox are in Arlington, Texas tonight at 8:05 to face the Rangers. Coming off sweeping the Cincinnati Reds, the Red Sox look to build on their recent success and move to the front of a struggling AL East Division.Clay Buchholz opens the series […]
April ended on Wednesday which means the first month of the 2014 regular season is now over for the 2013 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox produced a 15-16 record through the first 31 games of the season, which is good for third place overall in the American League East Division. The […]
Baseball is a game of patience. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. But, it never feels good to start the season in the basement of a competitive AL East division. Many Red Sox fans, myself included, hoped that Victorino’s arrival to the plate would provide a needed spark. Victorino’s return was an emotional spark, but so […]
Xander Bogaerts tweeted a photo of a scantily clad female early Thursday morning after the Red Sox won a 14-inning game against the Chicago White Sox. The 21-year-old Bogaerts quickly removed the tweet and his account.
On the first Sunday night baseball match up this season, the Red Sox will face off against their AL East rival the New York Yankees in the finale of a four game series. The Yankees have won two out of the first three games played and the Red Sox look to come away with a series split. The […]
After taking two of three from Baltimore to start the year, the Red Sox open up at Fenway park today at 2 pm against the Milwaukee Brewers. Jake Peavy (12-5, 4.17 ERA in 2013) will be making his first start of the year against Marco Estrada (7-4, 3.87 ERA in 2013). Before the game however, […]
After a long hard winter that never ended, Opening Day is finally here. Do not let the 38 degree temperatures fool you outside, baseball is back. The AL East is sure to be one of the most exciting divisions in all of baseball with four teams (sorry Blue Jays) with a chance to compete for […]
Our position by position ranking of the AL East is coming to a close and this installment focuses on the pitching staffs of the AL East. As the old adage goes, pitching wins championships, so which AL East team has the edge?
The season is just a day away and there are a few rankings left to discuss. After covering outfielders, this post focuses on the DHs and benches on all the teams in the AL East. While it may seem strange to put the DH and bench together, there are few teams outside of the Red […]