// Ervin Santana

Rays Winners in Blockbuster Trade with Stronger Royals

The Tampa Bay Rays were already a powerful nemesis to the Red Sox in the American League East, but the franchise that could once be penciled in for last place in the division has made a few moves this winter to ensure that they’ll be competing for many more years. In a blockbuster driven by […]

Red Sox Interested in Angels Starting Pitcher Dan Haren?

There’s no way to put it nicely: The Red Sox pitching needs help. Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester both improved as the season went on and we saw a breakout year from Felix Doubront, but even with John Lackey penciled in as his 2010 self the rotation is still full of question marks. According to […]

Rallies Cut Short, Red Sox Fall to Angels in Series Opener

The Los Angeles Angels are in a similar place to the Boston Red Sox late into this 2012 season. Both teams are currently not qualified for the postseason, they aren’t receiving the level of consistent starting pitching they’d expect from big names, and both teams have high-priced underperforming big names filling up the roster. Yet […]

Dice-K Dominant Again as Red Sox Shut Out Angels 5-0

The last time Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed zero earned runs in two straight outings was back on July 7th and 13th of 2008. Back then, the Red Sox were the defending champions, and Manny Ramirez was still patrolling left field in Boston. George W. Bush was still president. Tom Brady had short hair. Dice-K followed up […]

Beckett Implodes, Red Sox Fall to Angels

Through the first five innings on Thursday night, Josh Beckett was back into form against a pretty good Angels offense. He allowed just two hits and no runs, and appeared on track for the win in a tight ballgame. Something happened between the fifth and sixth innings. Maybe Beckett checked the calendar to see it’s […]

Lester, Hermida Deliver in 5-1 Win Over Angels

Through his first three outings, Jon Lester was his typical April self (0-2, 8.44 ERA). In his career in April, Lester is 3-5 with a 4.58 ERA in 16 starts, which is clearly not so impressive. He closed the month strong, but in five April starts, he went 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA. As is […]

2009 Fantasy Baseball Season Wrap-Up

Aaaaaaannnnnnnnnnd that does it! The baseball season has officially come to an end. This of course means that fantasy baseball has officially closed in the year 2009. If we all want a taste of this game again, we will have to wait a few months until the 2010 draft preparations begin. Congratulations to all of […]

Wild Pitch Throws Away Game for Boston

Riding a seven game winning streak and looking for a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Red Sox were looking to keep rolling in the potential playoff preview series. However, some pitching woes ended up giving the Halos the go ahead, and a 4-3 win in Fenway. In the top of the […]

Angels Beat Sox in 12 Innings

The bases were loaded with two outs in the top of the 12th inning. David Ortiz was at the plate. He had zero home runs to that point in the season, and sent a ball to the warning track earlier in the game. He was due for a big hit, but all he needed was […]

The First Week of Baseball

While nothing happened in the first week of baseball that was quite at the level of excitement of Boston University’s win of the NCAA hockey championship, there was some exciting action, but also a reminder of how short life can be. Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart made just his fourth major league start and later that night was killed […]

Day/Night doubleheader

Clay Buchholz. (Photo Courtesy of soxprospects.com) Some changes have been made. Originally Josh Beckett was to face Ervin Santana in the 1pm game. And Clay Buchholz was to face Lackey in the night game. Now Clay Buchholz will make his major league debut at 1pm against John Lackey. And in the nightcap, Josh Beckett will […]

Beckett vs Santana 7pm 8/17

You have to love this matchup. Here are some Boston friendly splits. Beckett post ASB in 45.1 IP has a 2.78 ERA and has struck out 48 and only allowed eight walks. In Beckett’s one start against LAA, where he also faced Ervin Santana, he pitched six innings allowing 1 ER. Beckett lifetime against the […]