// Cole Hamels

Red Sox Home Runs Not Enough in 6-4 Loss in Philadelphia

The adventures of Daniel Bard as a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 2012 continues. On Friday night, the erratic pitcher continued to miss the strike zone early against the Philadelphia Phillies in what ended up a 6-4 Red Sox loss. The Phillies’ offense walked all over Bard in the first, and from […]

Lester Shuts Down Phillies in 5-2 Win

Coming into Thursday afternoon, the Sox needed to salvage this three-game series with the Phillies and leave the city of Brotherly Love in style. A stellar performance by Jon Lester let Boston do just that as the Sox departed Philadelphia with a 5-2 victory earlier today. Jon Lester was the star of this game as […]

David Ortiz Should Sit, Not Move Adrian Gonzalez to Outfield, on NL Road Trip

Terry Francona has a problem: without a DH for the upcoming nine-game NL road trip, should he play David Ortiz (.313 BA, 17 homers, .977 OPS) at first and move Adrian Gonzalez (.359, 15, 1.019) to right field, or keep Gonzalez at first and use Ortiz primarily as a pinch hitter? Moving Gonzalez preserves the […]

Red Sox Spring Training (2/28-3/6): Lester Gets Flu, Gonzalez Takes BP

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things spring training. After sweeping Boston College and Northeastern University, the Boston Red Sox began Grapefruit League action with an 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins to round out opening weekend. This week the team played a full slate of games, and we’re happy to […]

Red Sox Fall to Phillies as Wakefield Reaches Milestone

Cole Hamels did what he does best, pitching seven strong innings in a win as the Philadelphia Phillies ended their three-game stretch at Fenway Park, holding off the Red Sox 5-3. Though the game was a loss for the Red Sox, Tim Wakefield became the third active pitcher to surpass 3,000 innings pitched, going 7 […]

Hamels, Howard Lead Phillies Past Red Sox

The Philadelphia Phillies lineup has been called American League caliber and they showed what they can do against John Lackey, beating the Red Sox 5-1. The struggling righty allowed four runs in five innings taking the loss and bringing his record to 4-3 on the season. Giving up six hits and five walks in just […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 24 (9-14 – 9-20)

It is finals time in the SoB baseball league. This begins a two-week struggle to decide the champion of the league. Hopefully you were one of the lucky few out there to be battling it out for a championship. I once again will be watching from the sidelines. If you made it to the show, […]

TGIF: Baseball’s Second Half Studs

The season is half over and you have some decisions to make. If you are low on the totem pole and need to make a run at the playoffs, then clearly the team you have now needs some adjusting. Searching free agency and looking for potential trades can be a stressful endeavor. The important thing to […]

TGIF: 2009 BABIP Leaders and Losers (Pitchers)

Last week, I touched upon the hitters in baseball who were benefiting and the hitters who were suffering as a result of Batting Average on Balls In Play (BABIP). As a matter of fact, click right here to read all about it. It’s ok, I will wait a few minutes. You done? Great! Now it is time to […]

The First Week of Baseball

While nothing happened in the first week of baseball that was quite at the level of excitement of Boston University’s win of the NCAA hockey championship, there was some exciting action, but also a reminder of how short life can be. Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart made just his fourth major league start and later that night was killed […]

TGIF: 2009 Starting Pitcher Rankings

With Pitchers and Catchers due to report to camp in just under two weeks, this signals the beginning of the 2009 baseball season. The game of fantasy baseball takes the most preparation due to the massive pool of players in the sport. Over the next few weeks, I will be breaking down the best players […]

Phillies Win 2008 World Series

Rays Struck by Red Sox Kiss of Death When Brad Lidge recored the final out of the 2008 season on a strikeout, the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series for the first time since 1980. It was also Philadelphia’s first title in 25 years since the ’83 76ers. Fans of the Philadelphia sports teams are […]

Cole Hamels Quiets Rays Bats, Wins Game 1

Cole Hamels did what most Red Sox starters could not do: quiet the Rays bats. Hamels allowed two runs on hits in seven strong innings of the Phillies’ 3-2 Game 1 victory at Tropicana Field. Closer Brad Lidge slammed the door shut after a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts. B.J. Upton and Evan Longoria […]

Howard Carries Phillies Over Red Sox

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has always had a knack for power, and he sure put it on full display against the Red Sox Monday night. Howard blasted two HR’s and one triple off the glove of Jacoby Ellsbury to help power the Phillies for an 8-2 series opening win. Cole Hamels pitched effectively, going seven […]