// Dan Wheeler

Red Sox Pick Up Option on Scutaro, Decline Options For Wheeler & Atchison

To kick off the offseason transactions, the Red Sox announced they will exercise their $6 million option on Marco Scutaro for the upcoming season, even though his role as a shortstop might not be clearly defined quite yet with Jed Lowrie also getting time at the position. Now 35 years of age, Scutaro is expected […]

Josh Beckett Hurt as Pitchers Duel Tips in Blue Jays’ Favor; Red Sox Lose 1-0

It was a real pitchers duel in Toronto on Monday, and it resulted in a 1-0 loss in 11 innings for the Red Sox. Both teams struggled all day against each other, and neither could get a break. Finally, with two outs in the bottom of the 11th, Brett Lawrie hit a deep homer to […]

Boston Bats Explode in 12-7 Victory

Thanks in no small part to an eight-run 4th innings, the Boston Red Sox obliterated Texas pitching en route to a 12-7 win at Fenway Park. In the early going, it looked like another tough night for Erik Bedard. Adrian Gonzalez did make an unassisted line-out double play with runners at the corners in the […]

Hurricane Irene Can’t Finish Red Sox From Finishing Athletics in Game 1

We all knew we were in for some crazy action with Hurricane Irene forcing a double header Saturday. With the rains coming in and causing multiple delays, Boston still handled their business in Game 1, easily defeating the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Dustin Pedroia started the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning; he […]

Price Silences Red Sox as Rays Take Rubber Match

One shudders to think how good the Tampa Bay Rays might be if they ever built an offense as good as their starting pitching. The Red Sox got a taste of that scenario Wednesday afternoon at Fenway. David Price pitched eight innings of three-hit baseball, and the Rays homered twice off John Lackey to beat […]

Crawford Gets 2 Hits, RBI in Return; Red Sox Clobber Orioles Bullpen

The Red Sox needed 16 innings to score one run Sunday night in Tampa Bay. Twenty-four hours later in Baltimore, they needed just half that to score 15. Boston broke a 7-7 tie with an eight-run eighth inning, and Carl Crawford returned to the Red Sox with two hits, two runs and an RBI. The […]

Lackey Lacks Control in Rain-Shortened Loss

The rain bothered San Diego Padre and Boston Red Sox players alike Wednesday afternoon in Fenway, but no one was affected more than John Lackey. Lackey’s lack of control allowed the Padres to score four times in the fourth inning, and the game was called in the middle of the eighth and the Padres beat […]

Red Sox Fall to 0-5 After 8-4 Loss To Tribe

In the fifth installment of a classic adventure series, we once again rejoin “our hero” in yet another perilous situation. Be it hanging precariously over a pit of lava or strapped to a table beneath a laser while the villain laughs maniacally during his monologue, we sympathize with and are shocked by, his plight. And […]

Lackey Lacking as Red Sox Implode Again

Someone forgot to tell the Red Sox that they’re supposed to contend for the World Series. Instead it looked like the Lowell Spinners were sent to face the Texas Rangers; yet again, Boston lost, 12-5. Again, they had the lead, but the starting pitching just didn’t feel like winning. In just 3.2 innings, John Lackey […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]

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 2011 Bullpen Preview: Dan Wheeler

We continue our week-long look at the Red Sox bullpen with newcomer Dan Wheeler, the former setup man for the Tampa Bay Rays. In a sort-of surprise signing, the Red Sox swooped in and took Dan Wheeler from the Rays this past off-season, and it was a great move. He has been a solid pitcher throughout […]

Red Sox Sign Dan Wheeler to Boost Bullpen

Days after signing Bobby Jenks, the Red Sox have inked righthander Dan Wheeler to a one-year deal with a vesting option for a second year (if he appears in 65 games in 2011). Wheeler and Jenks join Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon to form a talented set of righthanded arms out of the bullpen. At […]