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Aceves Does It Again, Red Sox Lose Against Orioles

Just when it looked like Boston was going to pull off the win, and just when they were doing so well in multiple extra frames, Alfredo Aceves threw away another game to the opposition, allowing Baltimore to win 9-6. Nate McLouth started the game off with a walk, followed by a steal and some good […]

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 […]

Beckett Roughed Up in 7-1 Loss to Baltimore

At this point in this disastrous Red Sox season, disappointing losses like Tuesday night’s 7-1 beatdown to the Baltimore Orioles feel like they’re compounding together as a sense of numbness settles over Red Sox nation. Fans have become accustomed to games like on Tuesday, when the Sox offense went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position, and […]

Jon Lester, Red Sox Offense Dominate Indians in 14-1 Win

The Red Sox defeated the Indians 14-1 on Sunday afternoon, to split the weekend series in Cleveland. Jon Lester had a terrific outing, striking out 12 batters in six innings of work, while the offense exploded for 14 runs. The Indians scored their only run in the bottom of the first inning when Carlos Santana […]

Will Middlebrooks Suffers Broken Right Wrist

The Boston Red Sox suffered another blow on Friday night, as rookie third baseball Will Middlebrooks was struck by a 96-MPH fastball from Cleveland Indians pitcher Esmil Rogers, reportedly fracturing his right wrist. The 23-year old third baseman was hitting .292 with 15 home runs and 54 runs batted in. The team has dealt with […]

Analysis: Red Sox Trade for Twins’ Danny Valencia

On Sunday the Twins made an unusual move: they traded their between-stars “third baseman of the future” Danny Valencia to the Red Sox for prospect Jeremias Pineda. Valencia, a once promising young player at the hot corner, has seen his stock fall. Actually, that’s being too kind: it’s plummeted. How did the third place finisher […]

Red Sox Fall Below .500 After Extra Inning Loss to Twins

The Boston Red Sox lost their second straight game of a four game series against the Minnesota Twins, 6-5 in 10 innings. It is their third straight loss of the home stand and puts them 10 games back in the division and 4.5 games out of the wild card. Thanks to a dropped foul pop […]

Ross Homers Twice in Red Sox Victory Over Twins

Cody Ross must be quite the social animal. Through his first four home runs this season, at least one teammate had always been on base, waiting at the plate to celebrate with him. But sometimes, even Ross has to go it alone. Ross homered twice – one two-run, one solo – tying and then giving […]

Lester and Bullpen Peter Out in Eighth; Twins Avoid Sweep

It wasn’t one bad inning that did in Jon Lester Wednesday night in Minnesota: it was three mediocre innings, and a Red Sox bullpen that didn’t help. The Twins scored in three separate innings off Lester, and Alfredo Aceves struggled in eighth-inning relief to give the Twins a 5-2 victory.

2011 Fantasy Baseball Help: Third Base Pickups

In an already relatively shallow position, third basemen have really bit the injury bug lately. First, Evan Longoria fell in the first week of the season (but he has since returned). Then, it was your second-round pick, Ryan Zimmerman, who will now be out until mid-late June. More recently, David Freese (STL) and Pablo Sandoval (SF) […]