// Daisuke Matsuzaka

Rays Score Every Which Way in Clobbering of Red Sox

When they weren’t taking first base on a walk, the Tampa Bay Rays were taking home plate via home runs. The Rays homered five times and walked seven times Tuesday night at Fenway Park as they defeated the Red Sox, 14-5. The Red Sox began the game well, with the first two Boston hitters reaching […]

Sox Top O’s 6-4

The Red Sox needed this one. After a rocky week, Boston was able to salvage the road trip, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Thursday night. Adrian Beltre homered during a five-run second inning, David Ortiz drove in two runs, and J.D. Drew had three hits for the Red Sox, who won the three-game series. The win […]

Red Sox Split Rainy Doubleheader With Mariners

With all the rain over the past few days, no one can accuse the Red Sox of not making visiting teams welcome: the teams were ensured rain worthy of Seattle, including a rain-out induced doubleheader. Still several games back of both the Yankees and Rays, the Red Sox need to win every game they can. […]

Red Sox Walk Off With Win In Extra Frames

The Red Sox certainly have a flare for the dramatic. One day after having their tuchases handed to them, the Sox walked off with a win in 11 innings 5-4. The game progressed with both starting pitchers throwing well, effectively scattering hits/walks/errors to prevent any offense from occurring, until the 3rd, that is. With one […]

Dice-K, Red Sox Wilt in Stifling Texas Heat

On another scorching hot day in Texas, the Red Sox needed a win to keep pace in the playoff race, but a win is hard to come by lately against Rangers lefty C.J. Wilson, wh0 entered the game at 10-5 with a 3.30 ERA and .216 opponents batting average. On the mound for the Red […]

Homers Fly Like Canadian Geese as Red Sox Out-Slug Blue Jays

After splitting with the Yankees, the faintest of playoff hopes remains for the Boston Red Sox. But to keep that hope from dying, they would need to continue to dominate their rivals from north of the Niagara. The Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays began their four-game series Tuesday night at the Rogers Center […]

Matsuzaka, Beltre Shine as Sox Split Series

Daisuke Matsuzaka got off to a shaky beginning and looked headed for a second rocky outing in as many starts as the Red Sox closed out their four-game series with the Cleveland Indians Thursday night. Shin-Soo Choo hit his 14th home run of the season off Matsuzaka in the first inning to set the tone. […]

Orale Papi! David Ortiz Wins In The 9th (This Time)

When a grand slam isn’t enough, try it again. It may not have been a homer, but David “Big Papi” Ortiz hit a walk-off double, driving in his seventh RBI in the 9th inning in two nights. It didn’t start out so well, and didn’t look good until the end; Miguel Cabrera thrust a spear […]

Red Sox Harpooned By Mariners

Yet again, Boston had a chance to ride decent pitching to a win, but they completely screwed it up again, giving way to the Mariners 4-2. The Mariners rank 27th out of 30 of all major league teams, and are one of four not above .400, and don’t have Cliff Lee, but still, the Red […]

Dice-K Leads Red Sox Past A’s, 2-1

Losers of eight of their last 11 games heading into Monday night, the Red Sox needed someone to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, the wildly inconsistent Daisuke Matsuzaka was on the hill. Fortunately, my previous statement was later proven to be inaccurate, as Dice-K reversed Boston’s fortunes, leading the Sox to a 2-1 victory on Monday […]

Red Sox 2010 Second Half Preview

With the 2010 Midsummer Classic in the books, after Joe Girardi screwed the American League out of homefield advantage in the World Series, it’s time to look ahead. The unofficial second half of the season will get underway for your Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park, with the opener of a four-game series […]

Red Sox Win, But Lose Another Player to Injury

In dramatic fashion, the Red Sox beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 Sunday. It looked like the pitching might never break, as Daisuke Matsuzaka had a shutout going deep and Jesse Litsch had a no-no going, but that was not to be. Having given up just one walk, Litsch gave up a double to Marco […]

Red Sox Blow Lead And Game In The Trop

Boston almost had it, but in the end handed the Rays a 6-5 victory. Marco Scutaro started off the game with a bunt single, and despite a walk and passed ball, nothing came of it. Then the Rays started like you’d expect, with a walk and (surprise) stolen base from Ben Zobrist, who was doubled […]

Bullpen Blues – Sox Fall to Rays 9-4

This is why they play the game. After the Red Sox rolled over the Rays the night before, Tampa Bay, with their ace Matt Garza on the mound, was ready for some payback. Working Daisuke Matsuzaka for 29 first inning pitches was an ominous start, but Dice-K buckled down, allowing just three runs over his […]

Texts from Theo: The Mike Lowell Situation Part II

With Daisuke Matsuzaka returning to his role of pitching behind in the count and making it insufferable to watch a Red Sox game, space had to be opened up on the 25-man roster—space made by placing the scarcely used Mike Lowell on the 15-day DL with “hip problems.” Of course no one really thinks Lowell’s […]