// Craig Breslow

Why Watch the Red Sox? The Closer Carousel and the Return (?) of the Koji

157 down, 5 to go. That’s all that’s left on this misery of a Red Sox season, thankfully. But the Rajon Rondo trade rumors are nothing more than just that — rumors — and the Patriots don’t play every day (perhaps fortunately, considering Week 3′s ugly win), so I’m trying to justify reasons to keep […]

Why 2014 Should Make Red Sox Fans Smile

It’s true. The 2014 season has been a complete nightmare for the Boston Red Sox. As the team’s winning percentage hovers around .440 with a dismal 29-40 record at Fenway Park, it’s no secret that 2014 has already been dismissed as a lost cause. However, this should only make the 2013 World Series Championship taste […]

Jonny Gomes Powers Red Sox to Even World Series at 2-2

With two down and two runners on in the sixth inning, Jonny Gomes came up to the plate as Mike Matheny went to his bullpen after Lance Lynn (0-1) allowed a bloop hit to Dustin Pedroia and a four-pitch walk to David Ortiz. The right-handed reliever Seth Maness came in and was locating his sinker […]

Red Sox Advance to ALCS with 3-1 Win Over Rays

They may be itchy, they may be unruly, but the beards will live to grow another day. The Boston Red Sox will be playing in the American League Championship Series. Shane Victorino drove in the go-ahead run in the 7th inning with an infield hit, Craig Breslow recorded five huge outs in relief of Jake […]

As Postseason Unfolds, Starting Pitching Will Remain Critical for Red Sox

The Red Sox now own a 2-0 lead in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays and have demonstrated prolific offensive prowess, solid starting pitching, and lock down relief pitching. However, as the post season continues to unfold, it is the starting pitching staff that will prove to be more crucial than anything else. Starting […]

Ellsbury, Red Sox Walk Off with 4-Run Ninth; Buchholz Scratched

Mired in a slow start that has him hitting just .249/.319/.338 two months into the season, Jacoby Ellsbury sure picked a fine time to deliver a key hit. Ellsbury delivered a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning to deliver an epic 6-5 Boston Red Sox comeback, walk-off win over the Cleveland […]

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 […]

2013 Red Sox Bullpen Breakdown

In 2012, the Red Sox bullpen was a disaster.  After the injury to Andrew Bailey in spring training, Alfredo Aceves became the closer and ended up leading the American League in blown saves.  The team blew 22 saves all together, which was tied for 3rd worst in MLB.  The closer in waiting was supposed to be Daniel Bard, who decided he wanted to be a starter instead.  That did […]

Solid Pitching Gives Red Sox Win in New York

Boston hasn’t been the best this year, but they finally managed to get another win against their arch rivals Saturday, winning 4-1 in New York. In another rare instance this season, the Sox actually drew first blood, spotting starter Jon Lester a lead before he even took the mound. Carl Crawford started the offense with […]

Red Sox Trade Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik for Craig Breslow

The 4 pm ET non-waiver trading deadline has come and gone, and it appears the Boston Red Sox are not hardcore buyers or sellers. The team made just a couple moves on the final day in which teams can make trades, sending both reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]