// Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Jon Lester Dominant, But A’s Walk Off Against Red Sox in the 9th

The Oakland Athletics defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night 3-2 after Alfredo Aceves could not close out the bottom of the ninth. Last night, the A’s and Red Sox found themselves locked in a pitcher’s duel behind starters Bartolo Colon and Jon Lester. There was minimal offense to speak of throughout the first […]

King Felix Dominates Red Sox; Mariners Walk Off in 9th

If there was any doubt at all that Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will make a strong push for his second career Cy Young award in 2012, the pitcher certainly made a statement on Thursday night against the Red Sox. The Boston batters found themselves helpless as King Felix pitched nine innings, threw 128 pitches […]

7th Inning, Two Out Rally Pushes Red Sox Past Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night behind an excellent pitching performance of Daisuke Matsuzaka, and a late inning two-out rally. The Blue Jays started off fast in the first inning as Brett Lawrie led off the game with a double to center field. Colby Rasmus reached base on a […]

Middlebrooks, Nava Lift Red Sox Past Marlins for the Sweep

The Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday night, beating them 6-5. Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled in the first inning, but was able to settle down to keep the team close throughout. Similar to the first two games, the Marlins started their offense early by scoring three runs in the top […]

David Ortiz’s Grand Slam Highlights Red Sox Blowout Victory

The ball was flying out of Fenway Park on a warm Wednesday night, as the Red Sox used four home runs including a grand slam by David Ortiz to beat the Miami Marlins 15-5. The Sox offense jumped on Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco early and often, while Felix Doubront held his own by over six […]

Lester Strong, Red Sox edge Cubs 4-3

The Red Sox defeated the Cubs 4-3 in the second game of a three-game weekend series at Wrigley Field. Jon Lester had an impressive outing and the Red Sox offense did just enough to secure the victory. The day started out slow, as both teams were held scoreless through three innings of play. In the […]

Kelly Shoppach, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Unexpected Catching Controversy

When “Oh Captain My Captain” Jason Varitek retired from professional baseball and the Boston Red Sox during spring training, I felt a sense of relief followed by a twinge of nostalgia. While I would no longer have to reintroduce my fist to my face with every Tek tapper to the second baseman, the reins were […]

Red Sox Late Rally Falls Short Against Cubs at Wrigley

The Red Sox nearly pulled off an impressive ninth inning comeback after doing little offensively in their 3-0 loss on Friday afternoon in Chicago. With two outs in the ninth, they loaded the bases for Dustin Pedroia, who grounded into a force out to end the game. The lack of offense costed Boston a win […]

Clay Buchholz Delivers Another Gem in 2-1 Red Sox Win

The Red Sox snuck away on Tuesday night in Miami with a tight 2-1 victory over the Marlins, led by a strong start by Clay Buchholz. While the team still didn’t quite put up the offense numbers expected on a regular basis, they capitalized on a key mistake my the Marlins in the seventh inning […]

Red Sox Fall to Nationals in Dice-K’s Return

Before the Celtics tip off tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston sports fans were treated with a similarly unpredictable event: the return of Daisuke Matsuzaka to the major leagues after a year removed because of Tommy John surgery. He showed good stuff for the most part, but […]

Youth Prevails as Stephen Strasburg Overpowers Red Sox

The Washington Nationals are loaded with talent. On Friday night at Fenway Park, they brought their well-balanced roster into a weekend series and defeated the Red Sox 7-4 led by a dominant Stephen Strasburg. The Washington team has received a great amount of attention this season for their uprising success, as well as the emergence of […]

Chen Out-Duels Beckett, Wins Series for Orioles

Pitchers who lack a decent fastball rarely survive in the MLB, but there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Josh Beckett learned that the hard way Wednesday, losing a 2-1 pitchers’ duel to Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen at Fenway Park despite a pinpoint-accurate fastball. With the loss, the Red Sox fell […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

9th Inning Collapse Costs Red Sox Against Rays

Both teams struggled much of the time to put anything together, but in the end, a well-placed home run on a not-so-well-placed pitched in the final inning allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. Boston might have had something going in the 1st, but Dustin Pedroia was called out and […]

Aviles, Saltalamacchia Homer in Red Sox Rubber-Match Win

In a typical start by Philadelphia ace Cliff Lee, teams that manage two runs count themselves lucky. The Boston Red Sox scored five against the dominating lefty Sunday afternoon, and they didn’t waste them. Mike Aviles and Jarrod Saltalamacchia both homered for the second straight day, and Josh Beckett held the Phillies to one run […]