// Eric Patterson

Red Sox Play Spoilers in 8-4 Defeat of New York

If you can’t make the playoffs, the next-best thing to do is spoil the Yankees’ hopes of winning home-field advantage throughout the first two rounds. That’s exactly what the Red Sox did Sunday, ending their season with an 8-4 victory over the Evil Empire. As a result, the Yankees are relegated to the Wildcard. J.D. […]

Lester Dominates But Bats Go Silent in Seattle in 5-1 Loss

Who’d have thought Jon Lester v. David Pauley would have made for a Saturday night pitcher’s duel? While Lester’s home state and the confines of SafeCo Field have not exactly been kind to him in previous starts, he began a dominant roll in this one, retiring the first 16 batters he faced. He had struck […]

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 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 […]

Youkilis Exits Game Early as Red Sox Fall in Tampa

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays continued their three-game series at Tropicana Field Tuesday night. The Rays had won the first meeting of the series, erasing a four-run deficit and then holding the Red Sox scoreless for six innings thanks to phenomenal pitching from the bullpen. Tuesday’s match-up featured the second career start […]

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 […]