// Daisuke Matsuzaka

Will the Red Sox miss Daisuke Matsuzaka?

On Feb. 23, 2007, the Red Sox signed Daisuke Matsuzaka to a six-year deal worth $52 million. The Sox paid $51 million to the Seibu Lions to even negotiate with Matsuzaka. Even though a lot of money was spent for Dice-K, it was all worth it at the time because the Sox desperately needed an ace in the rotation. […]

Red Sox-Dodgers Trade: Winners and Losers

Last week, the Red Sox and Dodgers completed a nine-player blockbuster trade that reshaped both teams. The Red Sox unloaded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and the injured Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in exchange for James Loney and prospects. The biggest return the Red Sox received was that the Dodgers agreed to pay […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 19: Mauro Gomez Keeps PawSox in Contention

It was more mediocre baseball from the Pawtucket Red Sox this week, as the Sox posted a 3-4 record against divisional opponents as the season nears completion. After getting swept in Syracuse, Pawtucket bounced back to split four in Buffalo and now returns to Rhode Island to face the first place Yankees. On Friday, Danny […]

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 […]

Ortiz Hits 400th Home Run, Red Sox Fall to A’s 3-2

The Oakland Athletics completed a sweep of the Boston Red Sox on the 4th of July, beating them by a score of 3-2. Another good pitching performance from the Red Sox pitching staff was wasted as the offense continued to remain stagnant on the road trip. The A’s struck first again in this one, and […]

Matsuzaka Awful, Injured as Sox Fall to A’s, 6-1

After beating Seattle on Sunday afternoon to improve to five games over .500, the Boston Red Sox again had trouble scoring on Monday night and lost to the Oakland Athletics by the score of 6-1. Rookie Jarrod Parker made the start for Oakland and had a great game, giving up just one run on six […]

Should Franklin Morales Remain in a Fully Healthy Red Sox Rotation?

On Thursday night the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox open a four-game series out west as star pitcher Felix Hernandez goes for the M’s. Opposing him will be a pitcher who has effectively come out of nowhere to make starts for the injured Sox rotation, 26-year old Franklin Morales. Boston acquired Morales from Colorado […]

7th Inning, Two Out Rally Pushes Red Sox Past Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night behind an excellent pitching performance of Daisuke Matsuzaka, and a late inning two-out rally. The Blue Jays started off fast in the first inning as Brett Lawrie led off the game with a double to center field. Colby Rasmus reached base on a […]

Daniel Bard Says He Wants to be a Reliever

It’s safe to say that the Daniel Bard starting pitcher experiment is over for the remainder of the 2012 season. On Friday, a report surfaced that Bard had met with general manager Ben Cherington and expressed his interest in moving back to the bullpen. Cherington agreed with the decision, and Bard will be working out […]

Middlebrooks, Nava Lift Red Sox Past Marlins for the Sweep

The Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday night, beating them 6-5. Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled in the first inning, but was able to settle down to keep the team close throughout. Similar to the first two games, the Marlins started their offense early by scoring three runs in the top […]

David Ortiz’s Grand Slam Highlights Red Sox Blowout Victory

The ball was flying out of Fenway Park on a warm Wednesday night, as the Red Sox used four home runs including a grand slam by David Ortiz to beat the Miami Marlins 15-5. The Sox offense jumped on Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco early and often, while Felix Doubront held his own by over six […]

Red Sox Late Rally Falls Short Against Cubs at Wrigley

The Red Sox nearly pulled off an impressive ninth inning comeback after doing little offensively in their 3-0 loss on Friday afternoon in Chicago. With two outs in the ninth, they loaded the bases for Dustin Pedroia, who grounded into a force out to end the game. The lack of offense costed Boston a win […]

Red Sox Fall to Nationals in Dice-K’s Return

Before the Celtics tip off tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston sports fans were treated with a similarly unpredictable event: the return of Daisuke Matsuzaka to the major leagues after a year removed because of Tommy John surgery. He showed good stuff for the most part, but […]

Daniel Bard Unhappy in Triple-A

Aside from the hiring of Bobby Valentine, perhaps the most debated topic in this 2012 season for the Boston Red Sox has been finding a place for Daniel Bard. The former reliever excelled in the bullpen as the Red Sox set up man in each of the last two seasons, pitching 147.2 innings while striking […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 9: Dice-K Headed to Boston

More good news from Rhode Island this week, as the Pawtucket Red Sox increased their IL North lead thanks to another 4-2 week. Pawtucket had a four-game trip to Lehigh Valley shortened on both ends when both Friday’s and Monday’s games were rained out. Daisuke Matsuzaka made what will likely end up being his final […]