// Brian Fuentes

Athletics Hammer Wakefield for Eight Runs, Add Seven More off Bullpen

The Oakland Athletics swung early and often Friday night at Fenway, and Tim Wakefield was powerless to stop them. Wakefield gave up eight runs (four earned) on eight hits, including two homers, and the Athletics battered the Red Sox, 15-5. The Red Sox maintained their one-game lead in the AL East because the Yankees lost […]

Nick Green Struck Out, but Sox Still Deserved the Win

Last Wednesday, Nick Green stood at the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and with the tying run on third with two outs. After going down in the count 0-2, he battled back and drew a two-out walk. However, if you watched the game, Green checked his swing on […]

Wild Pitch Throws Away Game for Boston

Riding a seven game winning streak and looking for a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Red Sox were looking to keep rolling in the potential playoff preview series. However, some pitching woes ended up giving the Halos the go ahead, and a 4-3 win in Fenway. In the top of the […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 5 (5-4 – 5-10)

As I have documented before, I am in three baseball leagues. In two, I am in great position in the top 5. In one, I am in dead last thanks to two factors: Injuries and Lance Berkman hitting under .200. The news did not get any better last week when Cubs’ 3B Aramis Ramirez dislocated […]

Red Sox Hot Stove: Winter Shopping List

While Theo Epstein holds that the Red Sox will not make any moves in what is shaping up to be the quietest winter meetings in years, there are certainly holes to be filled during the offseason.¬† The Red Sox have already locked up American League Most Valuable Player Dustin Pedroia to a multi-year deal and […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 16 (7-14 – 7-20)

With the All-Star week taking place, the number of games played was limited. The fantasy week started last Thursday which could have been an advantage or a handicap. In Yahoo! leagues, the minimum innings pitched requirement was waived which made for some interesting head-to-head outcomes. Those seeking to find out who prospered in the limited […]

View from the Monster: All-Star Special Edition Part II

Yesterday, we featured the changes to the team from last year’s championship club. Today, we will look at how the team has performed in each aspect of the game and name the first half MVP. The Red Sox have depth in starting pitching, a rarity these days, with returning veterans Josh Beckett, Daisuke Matsuzaka, and […]

Sox, Bullpen Suffer Sweep By Rays

In the most important¬†series in Tampa Bay’s history, the Rays played host to the Boston Red Sox for a shot at the division lead. The result? The Rays systematically beat the Red Sox down for three straight games in a sweep, capturing a 3 1/2 game division lead (a franchise record). They also now have […]