// Ichiro Suzuki

Ichiro Homers Twice Off Beckett, Red Sox Fall to Yankees

The New York Yankees might be heavily reliant on a long ball driven offense, but when they receive starting pitching like they did on Sunday night from Hiroki Kuroda against the Red Sox, the combination goes a long way towards success. The Red Sox were unable to figure out Kuroda, with two solo shots from […]

Ciriaco Plays Hero Again as Red Sox Edge Yankees in 10 Innings

The Red Sox edged out a victory in 10 innings against the Yankees Sunday night, winning by a score of 3-2. The rubber match of the three-game weekend series in New York was highlighted by the pitching staffs of both teams. There was very little offense to speak of as Felix Doubront and Hiroki Kuroda […]

Jon Lester Finishes Mariners in 6-1 Red Sox Win

It was the type of outing it seemed like Jon Lester was due for. The Seattle Mariners brought their offensively challenged lineup to face the Sox ace, and he effectively shut them down in an impressive complete game win. Jason Vargas took the mound for Seattle to face the red-hot Red Sox, who were coming […]

Lackey Continues to Rebound in 7-4 Win Against Seattle

They’re hardly an intimidating opposing lineup, especially with perennial all-star Ichiro Suzuki having a sub-par season, and yet John Lackey has to feel good about his game against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. He pitched seven innings allowing just one run and no walks, while out-pitching one of the best pitchers in baseball in […]

What’s Wrong with Ichiro?

Back in spring training, a buddy of mine asked me whether I thought Ichiro Suzuki would have another 200-hit season. I paused before responding, but only because I couldn’t think of the best way to explain what I expected out of Ichiro this year. My response was: “Does a bear crap in the woods?” (Note: […]

Lackey, Scutaro Carry Red Sox Over Mariners

All the talk at Fenway Park on Monday night was about the possible return of Johnny Damon and all the rain that continued to fall in the Boston area. Despite the distractions, the Red Sox and Mariners did indeed start their three-game series at Fenway on Monday, with the inconsistent John Lackey squaring off against […]

Sell Dan Haren While You Still Can!

Am I crazy? Some people may tell you differently, but I am so confident in this prediction that I am willing to put anything on the line. This is why I made a slap bet with my friend this week (those of you who watch “How I Met Your Mother” will know what I am […]

My 2009 MLB All-Star Ballot

It’s the time of year again when somehow ESPN believes John Kruk, Steve Phillips, and many other wannabe experts can tell you who should be on the MLB All-Star team. The other night I was trying to catch highlights of an Albert Pujols home run and Baseball Tonight was trying to push the meme of […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 12 (6-22 – 6-28)

I hate closers. I really, really do. I hate them in large format leagues (like the SoB 12×12 league) because they are basically worthless with 12 pitching categories and because if they have a bad outing it really screws you over. For example, this past week in my mideason league, I had Jose Valverde of […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 8 (5-25 – 5-31)

OK, so the Matt Wieters experiment isn’t looking good so far (.182 avg, 0 RBI), but hey, these things just need time baby. In one of my leagues, I was offered a trade. It was Angels’ 1B Kendry Morales for Colorado 3B Garrett Atkins. Maybe this guy got a hold of my piece on Atkins […]