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Braves Targeting Brad Penny

The Braves have been a busy team lately (cutting ties with Tom Glavine and trading for Nate McClouth). They also called up super-prospect Tommy Hanson, and in an effort to revamp their rotation, appear to be targeting Red Sox starter Brad Penny. The Red Sox were reportedly interested in pursuing Jeff Francouer, so a trade […]

Ortiz Dropped in Order as Red Sox Struggle

Terry Francona finally made the move I thought he should, moving David Ortiz down from the prized third spot to sixth.  The move has not paid off yet as Papi is struggling even worse there without the protection (3-24; .125) to drop his average to .185 and more importantly, he is still sitting on one […]

Jays Win 5-3, Sox Look to Avoid Sweep

The Red Sox will look to avoid a sweep today at the hands of the Blue Jays, just a week after completing a sweep of the Jays in Fenway Park. On the mound for the Sox will be Jon Lester, who needs to avoid allowing the big inning. In his last start, he tossed four […]

Brad Penny Sick While Pitching Against Twins

Did anything seem off with Brady Penny’s performance Monday against the Twins? Nothing should, as he lumbered through 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs to improve his record to 5-1. But what you may not have noticed was that Penny was very sick while on the mound. According to the Globe’s Nick Cafardo, Penny […]

Sox Bench Ortiz, Beat Twins

First allow me to thank all of our service men and women who have died in combat while protecting our country. Without all of their sacrifices, there’s a chance this blog (or any other for that matter) would not exist. Now, to the Sox game… For seemingly the first time all season, the front of […]

Angels Beat Sox in 12 Innings

The bases were loaded with two outs in the top of the 12th inning. David Ortiz was at the plate. He had zero home runs to that point in the season, and sent a ball to the warning track earlier in the game. He was due for a big hit, but all he needed was […]

Sox Rough Up Shields, Defeat Rays 7-3

Tampa Bay’s James Shields just can’t pitch at Fenway Park. Coming into Friday’s game, Shields had a career record of 0-4 at Fenway with a 9.56 ERA. The story was more of the same on Friday night as Shields was once again dominated by the Sox offense. Shields pitched five shutout innings and then he […]

Error Breaks Win Streak in Sox Loss to Tribe

The Red Sox are extremely fortunate they have so much starting pitching depth. One of their eight potential starters (and perhaps their worst), Brad Penny, gave away a four-run lead against the Indians to help cost the Red Sox their 12th straight win. Let’s pick up the action in the ninth inning. The score was tied […]

Sox Sweep Twins for 7th Straight Win

Terry Francona celebrated his 50th birthday in grand style on Wednesday, with his Red Sox squad sweeping both games of a doubleheader against the Twins. The Sox scored 17 runs in the process while winning their seventh straight game overall after a 2-6 start. Game 1 Summary Tim Wakefield (2-1) pitched his second straight complete game, […]

Sox Overcome 7-Run Deficit to Beat O’s

Brad Penny dug the Red Sox in a very deep hole after allowing seven runs in the second inning, including a grandslam to deep center field by Nick Markakis. But, two things were working in the Sox favor Friday night: they were in Fenway Park…and they were facing the Baltimore Orioles. The Sox came roaring […]

Bay Launches Two HRs in Sox Win

Jason Bay is doing his best to help Red Sox forget about Manny Ramirez. After an acrobatic yet questionable catch in left field (a play Manny would have never made), Bay blasted a HR to give the Sox a 4-3 lead. He then launched a second HR in the ninth inning that became a very […]

Red Sox Announce Starting Rotation

Red Sox manager Terry Francona named Josh Beckett as the Opening Day starter to no surprise. Following him will be Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and Tim Wakefield. The fifth starting spot, however, is still up for grabs. Brad Penny is the favorite for the job, and pitched pretty well Saturday. He gave up two runs […]

2009 Red Sox Preview: Starting Pitching

With only a few short weeks until pitchers and catchers report to spring training, let us take a look at who we should expect to see in Fort Meyers.  The starting rotation is pretty set, but there will be a number of guys vying for the final rotation spot and some new faces who will provide insurance policies […]

Red Sox Fill Holes With Penny, Bard

The Red Sox have filled the last major holes on their roster, at least for now, with the signings of Brad Penny and Josh Bard.  Brad Penny Penny will fill a back of the rotation role with a well-structured deal for one year and a short $5 million.  If the Red Sox get over 160 […]

Red Sox Sign SP Brad Penny

The Red Sox announced Sunday that they have signed veteran pitcher Brad Penny to a one-year deal with a $5 million base salary with incentives for up to $3 million extra. Penny spent much of last year on the disabled list and was limited to just 17 starts. He finished the season with a 6-7 […]