// Carl Crawford

Witnessing Greatness: A Look at Adrian Gonzalez

On December 6th 2010, Boston sports fans were treated to an early holiday gift. The Red Sox traded away four prospects in exchange for San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Already emerging as a superstar in the small market of San Diego, Gonzalez has experienced far more publicity and attention in Boston than he […]

Sputtering Red Sox Come Out Flat Against Jays, Lose Again

For the second straight night, the Red Sox faltered North of the border, dropping the series finale to the Blue Jays 7-4. Ricky Romero finally managed to beat Boston, surrendering 3 runs in 6.2 innings. All of those runs came late for the Red Sox as Romero had batters guessing for most of the night. […]

Kinsler and Hamilton Each Drive in Three as Rangers Crush Red Sox

If the Red Sox and Rangers face each other in the playoffs, the scorekeepers had best prepare: there will be runs, and lots of them. Sunday afternoon at Fenway was no exception. The Rangers banged out 15 hits and 11 runs against John Lackey and the Red Sox bullpen Sunday, winning the game and the […]

Pawtucket Claims Division Title for First Time Since 2003

A long season reached another milestone for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday night when they defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 12-7, as Pawtucket locked up the International League North Division championship for the first time in eight years. Pawtucket won 12-7 on the strength of a 5-run first inning and a 7-run eighth inning. They will play […]

Boston Bats Explode in 12-7 Victory

Thanks in no small part to an eight-run 4th innings, the Boston Red Sox obliterated Texas pitching en route to a 12-7 win at Fenway Park. In the early going, it looked like another tough night for Erik Bedard. Adrian Gonzalez did make an unassisted line-out double play with runners at the corners in the […]

Sabathia, Yankees Bullpen Strand 16 Red Sox Base Runners

All good things must come to an end, including CC Sabathia‘s winless streak against the Red Sox this season and Boston’s explosive offense. Sabathia allowed just two earned runs in six innings Tuesday night at Fenway, and the Red Sox left 16 men on base, losing to the Yankees, 5-2. Boston now leads New York […]

Carl Crawford Is Having A Bad Year

As Hurricane Irene approached the East Coast, Carl Crawford put pen to paper (or more likely hands to keyboard) and wrote a diary entry for ESPN. In Boston, like New York, the media, the fans and the cities themselves can be tough on athletes. With every Boston sports team winning at least one championship over […]

Hurricane Irene Can’t Finish Red Sox From Finishing Athletics in Game 1

We all knew we were in for some crazy action with Hurricane Irene forcing a double header Saturday. With the rains coming in and causing multiple delays, Boston still handled their business in Game 1, easily defeating the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Dustin Pedroia started the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning; he […]

Red Sox Pound Rangers Again, Regain Lead of AL East

Ron Washington must be shaking his head. A night after the Red Sox defeated the American League West leading Rangers handily, Boston again came out swinging the bats in a 13-2 win. Highlighted by a strong performance by Josh Beckett, who earned his 11th win of the season in his home state of Texas, a […]

Eight-run Sixth Beats Red Sox, Wakefield Continues Search for 200

On a night full of opportunity, the Red Sox fell apart in Kansas City, losing 9-4 on Saturday. The loss hurt in different ways, most notably because it looked as if Boston was in line to get Tim Wakefield his 200th career win. Despite building a solid 4-1 lead, an eight-run sixth inning from the […]

Wakefield’s 200th Win Still on Hold as Sox Drop Seattle Series

It’s getting tougher to know what the Boston Red Sox will do during the rest of the season. Sunday’s season finale in Seattle saw a 5-3 loss to the Mariners, despite Tim Wakefield’s economical pitch count and complete game effort. Wakefield struggled at times, and the offense wasn’t there to back him up against the […]

Lester and Bullpen Peter Out in Eighth; Twins Avoid Sweep

It wasn’t one bad inning that did in Jon Lester Wednesday night in Minnesota: it was three mediocre innings, and a Red Sox bullpen that didn’t help. The Twins scored in three separate innings off Lester, and Alfredo Aceves struggled in eighth-inning relief to give the Twins a 5-2 victory.

Red Sox Slam Sabathia in 10-4 Win

If you’ve only watched New York ace CC Sabathia pitch against Boston this season, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. For the fourth time in as many starts against the Red Sox, the hefty lefty was disastrous,¬†surrendering¬†7 runs in a 10-4 defeat. What started as an early duel turned sour for […]

Four-Run Fourth Costs Beckett, Red Sox in Kansas City Series Finales

Josh Beckett pitched only one bad inning Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, but it was one inning too many. Beckett gave up four runs in the top of the fourth, and Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar quieted the Boston offense to beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and give Kansas City the series split. With […]

Red Sox Falter, Lose To Royals In 14-Inning Marathon

Over the course of a 162-game season, there’s a game or two in the mix where it feels like no matter what the Red Sox do, they simply come up short. Last night against the Royals fell right into that category, as the Red Sox stranded the winning run in scoring position in four of […]