// Chris Smith

Sox Shock D-Backs Late To Win

Before his eighth inning at bat Tuesday night, Jason Varitek was 1-for-his-last-30 at the plate. It’s hard to believe considering I don’t recall naming him Diamond Dud, but he tends to escape much criticism due to his team leadership and his excellent management of the pitching staff. In addition to his normal contributions, Varitek added […]

Cardinals Roll Over Dice-K, Red Sox

Physically, Daisuke Matsuzaka appeared to be OK in his first start off the disabled list. He had no recurring pain from his dead arm or previous injuries, and he was ready to dominate again. But, a funny thing happened on his way out of the game. Dice-K departed the mound and game in the second […]

Masterson, Colon to Start this Week for Sox

To give starters their regular rest, the Sox plan to call up Justin Masterson for a Tuesday night start against the Kansas City Royals. He will be sent down, and the next night Bartolo Colon is scheduled to make his Red Sox debut. Reliever Chris Smith was called up to give the Sox an extra […]