// Jason Varitek

Sputtering Red Sox Come Out Flat Against Jays, Lose Again

For the second straight night, the Red Sox faltered North of the border, dropping the series finale to the Blue Jays 7-4. Ricky Romero finally managed to beat Boston, surrendering 3 runs in 6.2 innings. All of those runs came late for the Red Sox as Romero had batters guessing for most of the night. […]

Who Would Win in a Fight: Jason Varitek or Jorge Posada?

As a strong member of the “Red Sox/Yankees Rivalry is dead” Club, I’ve been forced to look for new and innovative ways to entertain myself when Boston and New York play. By that I mean, I decide who would win positional battles. Like actual positional battles. Like if two players of the same position literally […]

Hurricane Irene Can’t Finish Red Sox From Finishing Athletics in Game 1

We all knew we were in for some crazy action with Hurricane Irene forcing a double header Saturday. With the rains coming in and causing multiple delays, Boston still handled their business in Game 1, easily defeating the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Dustin Pedroia started the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning; he […]

Sox Offense Backs Lester For Matinee Victory

With several stars of the Boston lineup battered and bruised, it took a complete team effort to bounce back against the Royals on Sunday. The Red Sox’ patchwork lineup was able to do just that, cracking 10 hits and 2 home runs in a 6-1 victory over Kansas City. The win moved ace Jon Lester […]

Red Sox Lose Night Cap 6-2, Split Double-Header with Rays

The Boston Red Sox continued to be baffled by Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann, who fired a complete game en route to a 6-2 victory over the Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday. Niemann Shuts Down Sox Offense Niemann allowed two runs on just three hits and one walk while striking out ten to […]

Red Sox Bullpen Spoils Erik Bedard’s Debut in Loss to Tribe

The Red Sox bullpen folded Thursday night after two straight games without allowing a run to the Cleveland Indians. Catcher Carlos Santana hit a two-run home run off Franklin Morales, and the Indians scored twice more off Andrew Miller to give the Indians a 7-3 victory and series split. Coupled with the Yankees’ 7-2 victory […]

Four-Run Fourth Costs Beckett, Red Sox in Kansas City Series Finales

Josh Beckett pitched only one bad inning Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, but it was one inning too many. Beckett gave up four runs in the top of the fourth, and Kansas City Royals starter Luke Hochevar quieted the Boston offense to beat the Red Sox, 4-3, and give Kansas City the series split. With […]

Beckett’s Scoreless Streak Ends At 14 IP, Red Sox Defeat Mariners 3-1

After pitching 14 innings of scoreless ball, all it took was one swing of the bat for Josh Beckett to look human again. The damage was done by first baseman Mike Carp, who homered in the top of the 7th on Saturday night, in a game eventually won by the Red Sox 3-1. Seventh Inning […]

Baseball Brawls: Are They Necessary?

Coming off of their series win in Baltimore, the Red Sox faced the possibility of a repeated controversy from their last series with the Orioles. Before the All-Star Break, David Ortiz received a four-game suspension for his dispute with pitcher Kevin Gregg. Incidents involving fighting in baseball have been happening for years, and Boston fans […]

Ellsbury Homers Twice in the Heat to Give Red Sox Series Win in Baltimore

It was hot in Baltimore on Wednesday: 92 degrees, with enough humidity and sunshine to make it feel like 100. But not even the high temperatures could match the heat of Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury homered twice Wednesday afternoon, leading the the Red Sox to a 4-0 victory against the Orioles. The win gave Boston its […]

McDonald Guns Down Encarnacion in Ninth to Secure Red Sox Win; Lester Exits with Back Strain

For eight innings of Tuesday’s game against Toronto, Red Sox pitchers held the Blue Jays completely in check. In the ninth, it was the defense’s turn. Darnell McDonald threw out designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion at home, ending the Blue Jays’ ninth-inning comeback one run short and securing the 3-2 Red Sox victory. McDonald Saves Shaky […]

Lackey Lacks Control in Rain-Shortened Loss

The rain bothered San Diego Padre and Boston Red Sox players alike Wednesday afternoon in Fenway, but no one was affected more than John Lackey. Lackey’s lack of control allowed the Padres to score four times in the fourth inning, and the game was called in the middle of the eighth and the Padres beat […]

Red Sox Bang Out 18 Hits, 16 Runs in Blowout of Blue Jays

It’s been a long time since the Red Sox were eight games under .500 just 12 games into the season at 2-10. Here we are on June 12, and the Red Sox now have the best record in baseball at 38-26. The Sox are riding on the heels of an eight-game win streak, with the […]

Pierre and Ramirez Pound Aceves, Red Sox in White Sox Win

Having lost two straight, the Boston Red Sox needed a stopper Tuesday night. They turned to a man who hadn’t lost since June 2009, and he was terrible. Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves gave up eight runs in just five innings of work, and the Chicago White Sox banged out 15 hits – 12 singles […]

Varitek Beats Indians with his Arm AND his Bat

Jason Varitek had gone 116 at-bats without a home run before Tuesday night’s game in Cleveland, a stretch that spanned nearly an entire calendar year. He was due. Varitek’s two-run home run in the seventh proved the difference-maker, and the Boston Red Sox got another sterling performance from Josh Beckett, beating the Indians, 4-2. Combined […]