// James Shields

Miracle Red Sox Force Game 7

You all know the story. In fact, this is the fourth time since 2003 that the Red Sox have forced a Game 7 in the ALCS after winning Game 6. They did so by beating the Rays 4-2 behind a gutsy effort from an injured Josh Beckett. The Sox righty allowed two runs on four […]

Dice-K Nearly Unhittable in Game 1 Win

Daisuke Matsuzaka had many doubters coming into Game 1 of the ALCS. Many questioned his ability to go deep into the game due to his erratic control and usual high pitch counts. He answered those questions in a big way Friday night, taking a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in a 2-0 Red Sox […]

Race to the MLB Playoffs: Week 2

It’s quickly becoming a two-horse race for the AL East crown, with the Rays holding a 4.5 game lead over the Red Sox. The Yankees fell further back and are now 10.5 games back at 67-60. They are also 6 games behind the Sox and Twins for the Wild Card lead. A new playoff odds […]

Fantasy Wrap-Up: Week 14 (6-30 – 7-6)

[View League Standings and Recent Transactions] Friday’s Red Sox-Yankees game was memorable for the “balancing ball”. It seemed as if we were watching a blunder from the Bad News Bears themselves. The vision of Timmy Lupus springs to mind as we remember Lupus’s goof in the outfield that cost the Bears a game. The only […]

View from the Monster 7-7

The week began as the road trip continued through Tampa Bay.  This season’s series with the much improved Rays continued to belong to the home teams as the Red Sox were swept in Tampa Bay for the second time this season, falling to 6-6 against the Rays and extended the losing streak to match a […]

Sox Rally Falls Short Against Rays

In the first game since the teams brawled in Fenway, the Red Sox and Rays squared off. In the previous nine meetings, the home team won each game, with the Red Sox taking six games at home and the Rays taking three at home back in April. Monday’s game followed suit with Tampa Bay winning 5-4 […]

BREAKING: Coco Crisp Suspended 7 Games

According to the Boston Globe, Coco Crisp was suspended seven games for his role in a brawl on Thursday against Rays pitcher James Shields. Sox lefty Jon Lester was suspended for five games (basically one start), and 1B Sean Casey was suspended for three games. Adding to the earlier breaking news, five Tampa Bay Rays […]

Manny Homers and Fights in Wild Sox Win

As if Boston needed any more sports stories to soak in, the Red Sox battled the Rays for first place in the AL East and did what they could to get the attention of fans across the city. I think it worked. After a HBP in the second inning, Coco Crisp charged the mound and […]

Coco Crisp Brawls With Rays

Coco Crisp was just drilled by James Shields in the side. He originally acted calm, then charged the mound. James Sheilds went for a colossal right hand and completely missed, and Coco landed a right jab to Sheilds’ ear. Crisp was tackled by catcher Dioner Navarro right after he hit Shields. Jonny Gomes ran from […]

Sox Bats Beat Up Shields, Rays

Manny Ramirez broke the longest RBI drought of his Red Sox career with one hit and two RBIs in the Sox 12-4 win over the Rays. James Shields, who dominated the Red Sox in a complete-game shutout last week in Tampa Bay, was clobbered in 3 2/3 innings. He allowed seven runs (all earned) on […]

Beckett Amazes and Loses, Shields the Better

Josh Beckett versus James Shields was the definition of pitcher’s duel: only one run on either side was needed. Josh Beckett, as good as he was, gave up the runs. James Shields made the Red Sox lineup look inept during a 3-0 Tampa Bay win. The Red Sox can easily fall into a hitting funk. […]

AL East Fantasy Preview: Tampa Bay Rays

It’s just about that time of the year. Pitchers and Catchers have already reported, the Boys of Summer are getting ready to captivate us for the next 7 months. Most importantly, FANTASY BASEBALL is set to start. Fantasy is a lot of fun, but it can be a frustrating love/hate relationship if you don’t play […]

Schilling Considering Joining D-Rays in ’08

In his regular show on WEEI, Curt Schilling said he’d be interested in joining the D-Rays and their two young pitchers, Scott Kazmir and James Shields. “It’s one of those situations you’d certainly have to look at. Knowing that I’m probably going to spend one more year playing, if circumstances happen and things happen and […]

Red Sox in Game Notes 8/13

Tampa Bay at the Red Sox: Game 1 -Conan O’Brien in 1864 Baseball -Tina Cervasio called in sick tonight. -Coco is also out with a virus. He is getting further testing to make sure it’s nothing more serious. -Coco and Tina both out with viruses… curious -With Julio Lugo’s second hit in the third inning, […]

8/13 Wakefield vs. Shields

Every start of Tim Wakefield’s this year has ended in a decision. In his last 11 starts he has been 8-3. Even though he has had a 5.46 ERA in that time. There is something to be said of luck. Maybe a hard fought Wakefield win is just what we get the Sox to gel […]