// J.D. Drew

Molina Hits for Cycle As Soaked Sox Fall Short Again

Blame it on the bullpen. Or blame the injuries. Or even blame the rain delay. Wherever you point the finger after tonight’s 8-4loss to the Rangers, make sure it ultimately lands on Bengie Molina.  He is killing the Sox. Coming off a 7-2 thumping at the hands of the Rangers Thursday night, the Red Sox […]

Bullpen Impressive, but Sox Unable to Overcome 6-Run Rangers First Inning

The Boston Red Sox began the second half of their season Thursday night against the first-place Texas Rangers at Fenway Park, sending knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to the hill. Wakefield had struggled of late, going 1-3 in has last four decisions and sporting an ERA over 5.00 (5.22 coming into the game). The Rangers countered with […]

Boston Red Sox – Team of Broken Dreams (And Ribs, And Feet)

We all know the situation; the Red Sox are taking on injuries like the Titanic took on water. It’s not a pretty sight. They’re now three games behind the Rays for the Wild-card, and five behind the Yankees for the division. They went 4-6 in their last 10 games before the All Star break, while […]

Red Sox Blow Lead And Game In The Trop

Boston almost had it, but in the end handed the Rays a 6-5 victory. Marco Scutaro started off the game with a bunt single, and despite a walk and passed ball, nothing came of it. Then the Rays started like you’d expect, with a walk and (surprise) stolen base from Ben Zobrist, who was doubled […]

Sox Drop Independence Day Game To Lowly O’s

Fans of fireworks on the Fourth of July were dissapointed this holiday. At Fenway Park at least. The Boston Red Sox managed only three hits on Independence Day this year, as they were shut down by Brian Matusz and the most-awful Baltimore Orioles 6-1 in Boston on Sunday in the oppressive afternoon heat. The Red Sox […]

Red Sox End First Half With 9-3 Win Over O’s

In early May, the Red Sox were 8.5 games behind the Rays in the AL East, and had a sub-.500 record. The team’s hitting was inconsistent, the starting pitching was disappointing, and the bullpen was overused. Fast forward to July 3, and game No. 81, the exact midpoint of the 162-game regular season. We’re now […]

Drew, Nava Carry Red Sox Past Orioles 3-2

With the AL East lead nearly a three-way tie among the Red Sox, Yankees and Rays, the Sox need to pick up every win they can, especially against teams like the struggling Orioles. Despite 10 players on the DL, the Red Sox keep finding ways to win. Good luck charm Daniel Nava was at it […]

Jon Lester And Red Sox Win Heated Pitchers’ Skirmish

It was to be the biggest highlight for the Red Sox in quite some time: Jon Lester vs Tim Lincecum. It wasn’t meant to be. Fortunately, it wound up in Boston’s favor. The Franchise was chased from the game by Boston’s lineup after just three innings, leading to a 5-1 Boston victory. It didn’t take […]

Walking Wounded Sox Pull Out Win in San Francisco

It’s safe to say they needed this win. It’s been a tough interleague road trip out west for the Boston Red Sox, and they headed into Saturday’s game with the 2008 A.L. MVP Dustin Pedroia shelved for what seems to be indefinitely with a fractured left foot. Pedroia suffered the injury when he fouled a […]

Ortiz, Buchholz Help Sox Top D-Backs

This may surprise you, but the Red Sox actually played a game on Tuesday night, as they hosted the Arizona Diamondbacks for the first of a three-game series at Fenway Park. Before you get bored…you may actually want to continue reading, as the result on Yawkey Way was not nearly as disappointing as the one […]

Philly Phlunks in Boston Yet Again

One night after a 12-2 trouncing of the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park, Boston defeated Philadelphia one more time, by the incredibly close score of 10-2. Big news was made before the game began when Daisuke Matsuzaka, freshly recovered from a food-poisoning-induced vomiting Wednesday, was scratched from his starts just moments before the game began. […]

Red Sox Blow Two Leads, Let Cleveland Walk Off

The Red Sox lost the game twice in Cleveland on Thursday night.  After hitting through the order and going up 4-0 in the first inning, it looked like the Red Sox were going to cruise through an easy win over a lowly Indians team.  Jon Lester made it look like more of a sure thing […]

Boston on Wrong End of Home Run Derby Against Oakland

If I came back in time and told you Boston scored eight runs Thursday, you probably would think they crushed the Athletics because of their supreme pitching staff. What supreme pitching staff? Hardly anything went right for the Red Sox, and when they tried to claw their way back into it, they always, ALWAYS, screwed […]

Buchholz Out-Duels Greinke in Nail-Biting Pitchers’ Duel

It wasn’t always pretty (in fact, it wasn’t pretty), but the Red Sox defeated the Royals 1-0 in a game in which nobody could get any offense going. Each team mustered only five hits, and only Scott Podsednik of the Royals had multiple hits (one of those an error that was later reversed). The only […]

The Doc is Out; the Sox Are in

In a contest that could reasonably be assumed to be lopsided, it was, but is was the other team doing the damage, as Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox took down Roy Halladay and the Phillies 8-3. It didn’t take long for Boston to draw first blood, when Kevin Youkilis led off the 2nd inning […]