// Casey Kotchman

Buchholz Dominates in Complete Game Win, Middlebrooks Injured

The Red Sox took game two of the series against Cleveland on Friday night. Behind an outstanding pitching performance from Clay Buchholz, the Sox were able to edge the Indians 3-2. The game had a “here we go again” feel to it when Asdrubal Cabrera blasted his 13th home run of the season off of […]

Longoria, Upton and Kotchman all Homer as Rays Rock Red Sox, Cut Wild Card Lead to 3

When nothing is going right, nothing is going right. Such was the case Thursday night at Fenway, when a freakish broken-bat grounder led to four runs by the Tampa Bay Rays, who homered three times to beat the Red Sox, 9-2, and cut Boston’s wild card lead to three games. Broken Bat Ends Up Breaking […]

Gonzalez Homers in Ninth, Red Sox Win Series in Tampa Bay

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays played two pitchers’ duels for the first two games of their series, each winning one. A third pitchers’ duel was not in the cards Thursday night, with neither starting pitcher making it to the sixth. Luckily, Boston’s bullpen was slightly better. The Red Sox got a ninth-inning […]

Shields Baffles Red Sox All Night Long, Hands Boston First Loss in 10 Games

Having won their last nine games by a combined 47 runs, the Red Sox were on a roll heading into Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Then they faced James Shields, and everything rolled to a halt. Shields pitched a complete-game shutout, holding the Red Sox to just five hits, and left fielder Justin […]

Lester Strikes Out 12 in Efficient Victory in Seattle

The phrase “one bad inning” has often been associated with Red Sox starter Jon Lester. On Monday night at Safeco Field it would as well, but the one bad inning would belong to the Seattle Mariners pitcher FACING Lester, Doug Fister. Fister gave up four of his six hits and three of his five earned […]

Lackey Flirts With No-Hitter, Red Sox Survive Scare in Seattle

The much-maligned John Lackey flirted with a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Thursday night against the light-hitting Mariners, but settled for allowing just two hits and one unearned run (on a second-inning passed ball) over eight innings. The Sox entered the ninth with a 6-1 lead, and the bullpen promptly imploded on cue. It […]

Red Sox Trade Casey Kotchman to Mariners

With news that the Red Sox have signed free agent third baseman Adrian Beltre (who is considered the best defensive third baseman in baseball…and perhaps the best defensive player overall), first baseman Casey Kotchman became expendable. According to WEEI’s Alex Speier, the Sox have reportedly traded Casey Kotchman to the Mariners for “a minor-league player […]

Red Sox Tender Contract To Kotchman

First reported on Friday, the Red Sox have decided to retain Casey Kotchman for the 2010 season.  Kotchman, acquired from the Braves for Adam LaRoche in July, made $2.8 million in 2009 and is under team control through the 2011 season. The team will still need to sign Kotchman or face an arbitration hearing, but […]

Red Sox Hot Stove: Two Bags, A Plate, and a Designated Hitter

When Theo Epstein and company make their way to the General Manager and Winter Meetings, in addition to a reunion with new Padres GM Jed Hoyer, they will be pondering the Red Sox 2010 merry-go-round at first base, third base, catcher and designated hitter. Boston heads into the off-season with Kevin Youkilis, Mike Lowell, Casey […]

Sox Outlast Blue Jays 6-5

As readers of this blog know, I have questioned Josh Beckett’s ace-worthiness before, and Friday night’s game did nothing to ease my mind. Coming off a terrible start against the Yankees, Beckett managed to make it all the way to the second inning before giving up his first home run of the night, a three-run […]

Sox Rough Up Halladay, Win 6-1

The Red Sox offense jumped out to an early lead against All-Star Roy Halladay. Ortiz hit his 250th home run as a Red Sox player in the second inning to give the Sox a 1-0 lead over Halladay and the Blue Jays and the Sox would not look back. After Casey Kotchman reached on an […]

Epstein Does it Again, Acquires Martinez in Exciting Week

The Red Sox only finished this past week going 3-3, but still managed to have quite a deal of excitement thanks to Theo Epstein and his great work once again at the trade deadline. The Sox did not manage to get Roy Halladay, but did wind up with two strong new bats to help give […]