// Hideki Okajima

Red Sox on Wrong End of Walk-off

If nothing else, this season has been full of drama for the Red Sox. This time, it was another trough rather than a crest, and the Rays walked off with a win 3-2 in 10 innings. The Sox took the lead in the 4th when Adrian Beltre hit a sac fly following a single from […]

Orale Papi! David Ortiz Wins In The 9th (This Time)

When a grand slam isn’t enough, try it again. It may not have been a homer, but David “Big Papi” Ortiz hit a walk-off double, driving in his seventh RBI in the 9th inning in two nights. It didn’t start out so well, and didn’t look good until the end; Miguel Cabrera thrust a spear […]

Red Sox Harpooned By Mariners

Yet again, Boston had a chance to ride decent pitching to a win, but they completely screwed it up again, giving way to the Mariners 4-2. The Mariners rank 27th out of 30 of all major league teams, and are one of four not above .400, and don’t have Cliff Lee, but still, the Red […]

Lackey Flirts With No-Hitter, Red Sox Survive Scare in Seattle

The much-maligned John Lackey flirted with a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Thursday night against the light-hitting Mariners, but settled for allowing just two hits and one unearned run (on a second-inning passed ball) over eight innings. The Sox entered the ninth with a 6-1 lead, and the bullpen promptly imploded on cue. It […]

Red Sox 2010 Second Half Preview

With the 2010 Midsummer Classic in the books, after Joe Girardi screwed the American League out of homefield advantage in the World Series, it’s time to look ahead. The unofficial second half of the season will get underway for your Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park, with the opener of a four-game series […]

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 […]

Walking Wounded Sox Pull Out Win in San Francisco

It’s safe to say they needed this win. It’s been a tough interleague road trip out west for the Boston Red Sox, and they headed into Saturday’s game with the 2008 A.L. MVP Dustin Pedroia shelved for what seems to be indefinitely with a fractured left foot. Pedroia suffered the injury when he fouled a […]

Philly Phlunks in Boston Yet Again

One night after a 12-2 trouncing of the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park, Boston defeated Philadelphia one more time, by the incredibly close score of 10-2. Big news was made before the game began when Daisuke Matsuzaka, freshly recovered from a food-poisoning-induced vomiting Wednesday, was scratched from his starts just moments before the game began. […]

Orioles Edge Red Sox 4-3 in Extras, End 10-Game Skid

The Red Sox were looking for the sweep on Sunday in Baltimore, but the brooms were on hold…for 11 innings, as the Red Sox and Orioles played a tight one at Camden Yards. The Sox and O’s each scored twice in the second inning, with Victor Martinez clubbing a two-run shot in the top half, […]

Boston on Wrong End of Home Run Derby Against Oakland

If I came back in time and told you Boston scored eight runs Thursday, you probably would think they crushed the Athletics because of their supreme pitching staff. What supreme pitching staff? Hardly anything went right for the Red Sox, and when they tried to claw their way back into it, they always, ALWAYS, screwed […]

Red Sox Pushed To Extra Innings After Blowing Lead, Lose in 12 to Tigers

At the very least we can say that they are sticking to the theme of the weekend. After the Boston Bruins collapsed to complete one of the biggest choke-jobs in sports history on Friday, the Boston Red Sox entered Saturday night’s game hot off a solid 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers where they saw […]

Red Sox Call Up Alan Embree: Lefty to the Rescue?

On Wednesday morning, the Red Sox recalled old friend Alan Embree from AAA-Pawtucket. The move will send pint-sized reliever Fabio Castro back down to Pawtucket, less than 24-hours after being called up for the struggling Scott Atchinson. (Sorry Dustin, you again are the shortest player on the Red Sox.) Embree’s contract is fitted with walk-clause that expires on Friday, meaning […]

Youkilis Doubles in 12th, Sox Win 8-7

The Red Sox managed to avoid another loss in wild fashion against the Rangers on Wednesday night, with more unlikely heroes emerging to send Texas to its sixth straight defeat in an 8-7 win in 12 innings. Josh Beckett was far from magnificent, allowing seven runs on seven hits and five walks over seven innings […]

Bullpen Fails Red Sox Again, Royals Win 4-3

For most of the night (except against Rick Ankiel), 43-year-old knuckleballer Tim Wakefield baffled the Kansas City Royals. Save for two home runs allowed in the sixth inning, Wake was pretty dominant. He went seven strong innings with those two runs allowed on six hits with six strikeouts. Then, Terry Francona went to the bullpen. […]

Scutaro Error Proves Costly in Red Sox Loss

Tuesday night saw the continuation of the opening series between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. The pitching match-up featured both teams’ No. 2 starters, as Jon Lester for the Red Sox and A.J. Burnett for the Yankees pitched in a back-and-forth battle. The Red Sox jumped on the scoreboard in the first […]