// J.D. Drew

Shields Baffles Red Sox All Night Long, Hands Boston First Loss in 10 Games

Having won their last nine games by a combined 47 runs, the Red Sox were on a roll heading into Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Then they faced James Shields, and everything rolled to a halt. Shields pitched a complete-game shutout, holding the Red Sox to just five hits, and left fielder Justin […]

Ortiz, Drew Nudge Wakefield Towards History in 11-6 Win Over Yankees

Yankee Stadium must be serving Boston cuisine in the clubhouse this year: entering Wednesday’s game, the Red Sox had won the first four contests of 2011 in the home of their arch rivals. After the game they would move to 5-0 on the season when visiting Yankee Stadium, beating the home team 8-5 and moving […]

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 […]

Frustrated Francona Ejected, Red Sox Drop Third Straight

The streaky Red Sox dropped their third straight Friday night. Tim Wakefield struggled in the spot start and the Twins never looked back. Manager Terry Francona is the lucky one in all of this: he missed most of the game after being tossed in the top of the second for arguing a balk call. Adrian […]

Impotent Sox Do Nothing Against Mariners

This is starting to get ridiculous again. The Red Sox stifled themselves and couldn’t get anything going in the 2-0 loss to Seattle. Things started off with a hint of that kind of night, when Ichiro Suzuki started the game by stealing second. John Lackey then threw the ball clear into center on a pickoff […]

Beckett, Bullpen Carry Red Sox Over Angels; Youkilis Injured

The Boston Red Sox needed a strong bullpen performance Thursday night against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. In 10 innings, the offense had left 13 men on base. Luckily, a strong performance is exactly what they got. The Red Sox relief trio of Daniel Bard, Bobby Jenks and Jonathan Papelbon combined to allow just […]

Red Sox Out-Slug A’s To Help Buchholz Get First Win

Another day, another lefty. The Red Sox faced a tough lefty starter for the gazillionth time this season, meaning their lefty-heavy lineup was going to be swapped around again. Terry Francona sat David Ortiz against Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez, opting instead to play Kevin Youkilis (DH), Marco Scutaro (SS), and Jed Lowrie (3B). The lineup changes […]

More Abysmal Pitching Crushes Red Sox

That’s eight starts, and the only really good pitching performance wasn’t backed up with offense. This time, Clay Buchholz couldn’t even get out of the 4th inning, and the Yankees crushed their arch rivals 9-4. Once again, they were outclassed, this time by a much better Yankees team, starting pitching aside. Despite Derek Jeter getting […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]

In Defense of Theo Epstein After Buck Showalter’s Criticism

Also Read: SoB’s Mike Carlucci thinks Buck Showalter brought up some good points about Theo Epstein and the Red Sox fat wallet. Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is no fan of Theo Epstein. In the April edition of Men’s Journal, Showalter said that overpaying for players because you have the highest payroll in Major League […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]

Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: Mike Cameron

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with last year’s starting center fielder, Mike Cameron. Brought in last year to take over centerfield and mentor Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Cameron went down with a bad case of the injury bug in 2010. When all was said and done Cameron played […]

Red Sox 2011 Outfield Preview: J.D. Drew

Sports of Boston is continuing its week-long preview of the Red Sox outfield with right fielder J.D. Drew. J.D. Drew has had his share of ups and downs with the Red Sox. After a rocky 2007, Drew put up two great seasons in 2008 and 2009, hitting .280/.408/.519 and .279/.392/.522 respectively. However, just as Drew […]