// Clayton Mortensen

Francona Wins Big in Return to Fenway

In his return to Fenway Park as manager of the Cleveland Indians, Terry Francona received a much-deserved standing ovation and video tribute. Unfortunately for the Boston Red Sox, he didn’t exactly extend the warmest welcome in return, as the Indians pummeled the Red Sox 12-3 to give Francona the win. The loss dropped the Red […]

Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion

The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red […]

Red Sox Lose Rubber Match in Late Innings, 3-2 to the Baltimore Orioles

The Boston Red Sox had a chance in the ninth inning to tie the game with one out and Stephen Drew on first after his first base hit with his new club, but Jim Johnson settled down for his fourth save by striking out Jonny Gomes and getting Jacoby Ellsbury to line out to the […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Bullpen – Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Others

The Boston Red Sox had a pretty solid bullpen for most of the 2012 season. There were times when Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey and other relievers had trouble closing out the game, but, overall, the entire bullpen put together one of the better ERAs in the AL. In 2013, the Red Sox have added a […]

Bronx Bombers Blast 5 HR, Red Sox Fall in New York

Franklin Morales is having an exceptional season for the Boston Red Sox, becoming a starter out of nowhere. Unfortunately the New York Yankees remain kryptonite against the former reliever, blasting solo home runs off of Morales on Friday night in a 6-4 Red Sox loss. This year Morales has allowed eight home runs to the […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 17: Sox Reclaim First Place Against Yankees

Forget the Fenway Failures – if you want well-played Red Sox baseball this summer, it’s going to be 45 miles down I-95 at McCoy Stadium. The Pawtucket Red Sox moved back into first place this week by taking two out of three from the Yankees. Pawtucket has accomplished this despite their last two remaining starters […]

Red Sox Offense Powers Past Blue Jays

The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 10-4 in a matinee game on Wednesday. The Sox were led by a strong pitching performance from Jon Lester, and an explosion of offense early in the game. Similar to last night’s game, Brett Lawrie led off with a double to left field. Colby Rasmus followed with a […]

Aaron Cook Injured, Battered by Orioles in Red Sox Loss

Aaron Cook was hoping for a better first start in Boston. A much anticipated debut for the Red Sox on Saturday was shattered early, as a second inning collision with Chris Davis left a large gash in his leg. He amazingly stayed in the game, but probably would have been better off hitting the showers, […]

Pawtucket Red Sox 2012 Preview

I’ll be writing a weekly article this season recapping the previous week of the Pawtucket Red Sox. For those not familiar with Minor League Baseball, Pawtucket is the highest level affiliate of the Boston Red Sox and plays in the International League. The IL consists of 14 teams split up into three divisions, with Pawtucket […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/19-25): Lester to Start Opening Day, Jenks Charged with DUI

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new Spring Training Player of the Week! With a .571 batting average, three runs, four doubles and an RBI in four games, Mike Aviles takes over. Hopefully this award propels him to a fantastic season, finally giving the Red Sox some stability at shortstop. In other Spring Training news, […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/12-18): Ciriaco Continues to Shine

Non-roster shortstop Pedro Ciriaco gave the Boston Red Sox some pretty good reasons to keep on the squad come opening day. After winning SoB’s inaugural “Spring Training Player of the Week,” Ciriaco followed it up by batting .538 with two doubles and a home run in six games this week. He scored four runs and […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/5-11): Offense Clicking Early

One thing is clear a week into Spring Training: this Red Sox team can hit. In going 4-2-1 this week, the Red Sox averaged over five runs a game. Even with Jose Iglesias missing Sunday’s “B” game with a strained right groin, this crop of hitters look just as formidable as the league-leading 2011 Red […]

Report: Red Sox Trade Marco Scutaro to Rockies

The Red Sox have completed their quest to free up some payroll, trading shortstop Marco Scutaro for the Rockies for pitcher Clayton Mortensen, according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Scutaro, 36, will play second base in Colorado, who will also take on his $6 million salary. He had one of his best seasons last year, hitting […]