// Darnell McDonald

Gonzalez Homers in Ninth, Red Sox Win Series in Tampa Bay

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays played two pitchers’ duels for the first two games of their series, each winning one. A third pitchers’ duel was not in the cards Thursday night, with neither starting pitcher making it to the sixth. Luckily, Boston’s bullpen was slightly better. The Red Sox got a ninth-inning […]

Price Outduels Lester as Sox Lose 3-2

The struggles continue for Boston as they dropped their second straight game to the Tampa Bay Rays with Tuesday night’s 3-2 loss. It was a battle of ace pitchers as Tampa Bay’s David Price picked up his first win of the season by giving up only 2 ER in 7.2 IP to get the victory. Jon […]

A Letter to Red Sox Nation: Despite 0-6 Start, Calm Down!

Dear Red Sox Fans, I feel your pain. Really, I do. The 2010 Red Sox were out of the playoff race by mid-August. That means that nearly eight months have passed since they played a relevant baseball game. My God, that’s like one and a third MLB seasons! Faced with such a long absence, and […]

Red Sox Still On Track For 0-162 After Loss to Indians

The Red Sox just love finding new ways to lose. They’ve lost on terrible pitching and terrible hitting, and now in a 1-0 loss to the Indians, you can throw terrible base running and terrible umpiring into the mix. Both pitching staffs did quite well in the game, especially the starters, so scoring chances were […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]

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 Outfield Preview: McDonald, Kalish, Reddick, Nava

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with the backups and outfield prospects. After spending all of 2008 in AAA with the Twins, Darnell McDonald showed he could be a solid fourth outfielder for the Reds in 2009 before appearing in 117 games in 2010 with Boston. With injuries […]

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 […]

Crawford Crushes Red Sox; Boston Now 6 1/2 Back in Both Races

It’s been almost five years since any Boston Red Sox catcher threw out Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Carl Crawford. He has stolen 35 consecutive bases. Sunday night, when the Red Sox and Rays played the rubber match of their three-game series at Tropicana Field, he stole no bases. Instead, he did his damage with his […]

Martinez Blasts 2 HRs, Helps Red Sox Beat Rays

Fresh of being spurned by Johnny Damon, the Red Sox entered Friday 5.5 games back of the Yankees and Rays in the AL East and Wild Card. Damon was not in the lineup. Neither was Manny Ramirez, who was claimed by the Sox (the ones in Chicago) earlier in the day. So, it looks like […]

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 […]

Kalish Hits Grand Slam, Red Sox Top Angels 6-0

The Red Sox entered Tuesday’s contest with the Angels 5.5 games behind both the Yankees and Rays for first place in the AL East and Wild Card. The Yankees and Rays, of course, both won their games. How did the Red Sox do? The Sox countered with another dominant performance from their budding ace Clay […]

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 […]

Red Sox Throw Away Rubber Match But Get It Back

The “Seinfeld” spirit is alive and well with Detroit, who handed the Red Sox a 4-3 victory after Boston handed back a 3-0 lead. The biggest enemy of both sides, at least early on, was the Sun, which led to Marco Scutaro singling on a pop-up to short, then stealing 2nd. Even with J.D. Drew […]