// Jacoby Ellsbury

Joe Mauer’s Heroics Give Red Sox Fourth Straight Loss

The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from ending their three game skid until Joe Mauer hit a three-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins the 6-4 win. The loss is the Red Sox third straight against the second to last place team in the American League, and fourth straight loss of the […]

Red Sox Trade Deadline 2012: Blow It Up!

July 31st has been an important day several times in the history of the John Henry era Red Sox. Nomar Garciaparra was traded in 2004, leading of course to the magical World Series run. The following year, Jonathan Papelbon made his debut while Manny Ramirez failed to start, although he pinch hit after the deadline […]

Pedroia, Buchholz Power Red Sox Past Tigers for Third Straight Win

Dustin Pedroia hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Boston Red Sox ahead for good en route to a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The win Monday night to open the three-game series and a ten-game homestand put the Red Sox back over .500 (again). It […]

Ciriaco Triple Helps Red Sox Hold Off Yankees for 8-6 Victory

The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 8-6 in Game 2 of the weekend series in New York. Jon Lester was the starting pitcher and recorded a no decision. Lester had a much better outing this game than his recent starts, going six innings strong, allowing four earned runs on four hits with two walks and […]

Beckett Lets One Get Away as Red Sox Fall to Texas

In the rubber game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox managed to scrap across a few runs and Josh Beckett avoided his recent first inning struggles, yet the team still fell 5-3 after two late Ranger runs broke a 3-3 tie. The loss drops the Sox back below .500 […]

Lester’s Struggles Continue, Blue Jays Pound Red Sox to Complete Sweep

The Blue Jays completed the sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sunday, winning by a score of 15-7. Jon Lester has been the focus of the media for his poor outings recently, and Sunday he hoped to get back on track. That was not the case as he gave up a whopping […]

Kevin Youkilis Was Theo Epstein’s First Super-Prospect

Former Red Sox Kevin Youkilis wrote a letter to Red Sox Nation Sunday. Youkilis thanked his coaches, his teammates, his family and his fans for what he called the “honor and a privilege to play every home game of my career in Boston before a sold out Fenway Park.” Classy move by a classy guy, […]

Carl Crawford’s Return Inspires Little Confidence

As far as confidence-inspiring phrases go, there’s the opening riff to “Eye of the Tiger” and Gene Hackman in Hoosiers at the top of the list. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, there’s “I feel the pressure” and “whether I’m ready or not.” Those latter two are direct quotes from Carl Crawford regarding his […]

Lucchino’s Letter a Slap in the Face of the Red Sox Faithful

During the All-Star break, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino sent a letter to season ticket holders, addressing the state of the nation at the unofficial midway point of the 2012 season. Given the team was attempting to avoid falling further out in the American League East standings after a disappointing series loss at Fenway […]

Ellsbury Returns to Lineup as Sox Win 3-1 in Tampa

After a few days off during MLB’s All-Star Break, the Red Sox were back to business on Friday night in Tampa with a 3-1 win. Strong pitching stifled the Rays offense and the Sox got on the board early to put the game out of reach. The return of Jacoby Ellsbury was the talk of […]

Red Sox Should Be Sellers Approaching Trade Deadline

As the 2012 Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, the Red Sox have precious few days to determine one thing: who they are. Are they a team that can contend for a World Series? Are they a team that will contend for one of two Wild Card spots? Or, are they a team that will […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 14: PawSox Head Into Break Hot

Unlike their brethren at Fenway, the Pawtucket Red Sox ended the unofficial first half of the season on a high note, sweeping Syracuse at McCoy to cut the IL North deficit in half. It was a pretty eventful week, with Clay Buchholz and Jacoby Ellsbury making rehab appearances for Pawtucket. Mark Prior and Ronald Bermudez […]

Was the Josh Reddick Trade Really Worth it?

In the offseason the Red Sox made the move to acquire a closer in an effort to fill the hole left when Jonathan Papelbon took his talents to Philadelphia. In the quest to fill that hole, the Red Sox traded young outfielder Josh Reddick, and minor league players Raul Alcantara and Miles Head to the […]

Sorting Through the Surplus of Red Sox Outfielders

There’s certainly never too much of a good thing, but the Boston Red Sox seem to face a dilemma in the coming weeks as they sort through an incredible amount of outfielders. Each has both positive and negative aspects of being a part of the 25-man roster, making it difficult for manager Bobby Valentine and […]

Caution: “Toxic” Elements in Red Sox Clubhouse

Buster Olney of ESPN provided some insight of his own on the state of the Red Sox clubhouse this past weekend. He had an up close and personal look as the Red Sox and Cubs played on Sunday night in a game televised by ESPN. According to Olney, “The unhappiness that exists among Boston players […]