Former Red Sox Kevin Youkilis wrote a letter to Red Sox Nation Sunday. Youkilis thanked his coaches, his teammates, his family and his fans for what he called the “honor and a privilege to play every home game of my career in Boston before a sold out Fenway Park.” Classy move by a classy guy, [...]
A big storyline heading into this new season is how the Red Sox bullpen will perform given significant personal changes. Gone is four-time All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to free agency. A big change awaits former dominate set up man Daniel Bard as he is stretched out to start this year to help a limited rotation. [...]
The Red Sox finally started shaking up the team this week. First, they signed Kelly Shoppach. Then, they made a pretty significant trade: Red Sox Get: Astros Get: RP Mark Melancon IF Jed Lowrie SP Kyle Weiland Melancon’s exact role with the 2012 Red Sox is not known. The 26-year-old closed for Houston in 2011, [...]
It’s the winter meetings, and as usual, the Red Sox are extremely busy working the phones. With the help of MLBTR, Twitter, and other resources, here’s the latest going on with the Red Sox on the trade market… Andrew Bailey The Red Sox are in discussions with the A’s about closer Andrew Bailey. In some [...]
Well, things could be worse. Oh wait, I said that yesterday. The Red Sox continued their epic slide into the dark side of the history books by dropping the opening game in their three-game series with Baltimore by a score of 6-3. Combined with Tampa Bay’s 5-2 win over the Yankees, this puts the Rays [...]
If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and try nine more times? Tim Wakefield won his 199th career game on July 24 against the Mariners in one of his worst starts of the year (6.1 IP, 10 H, 7 ER). In seven starts (and a relief appearance) since, Wakefield arguably pitched well enough [...]
Thanks in no small part to an eight-run 4th innings, the Boston Red Sox obliterated Texas pitching en route to a 12-7 win at Fenway Park. In the early going, it looked like another tough night for Erik Bedard. Adrian Gonzalez did make an unassisted line-out double play with runners at the corners in the [...]
After dropping the series opener in frustrating fashion, the Red Sox came back from an early deficit to defeat the Yankees, 9-5. Sox starter Josh Beckett went 7 innings while striking out 8 to improve his record to 12-5 on the season. Beckett is now 15-8 against the Yankees in his career. All Red Sox [...]
All good things must come to an end, including CC Sabathia‘s winless streak against the Red Sox this season and Boston’s explosive offense. Sabathia allowed just two earned runs in six innings Tuesday night at Fenway, and the Red Sox left 16 men on base, losing to the Yankees, 5-2. Boston now leads New York [...]
The Oakland Athletics swung early and often Friday night at Fenway, and Tim Wakefield was powerless to stop them. Wakefield gave up eight runs (four earned) on eight hits, including two homers, and the Athletics battered the Red Sox, 15-5. The Red Sox maintained their one-game lead in the AL East because the Yankees lost [...]
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 [...]
Apparently the 19-day layoff between starts didn’t faze Andrew Miller too much. Squeezed into the rotation for game two against Kansas City, Miller pitched 5.1 strong innings en route to a 7-1 victory. Kept to an 85-pitch count, the young lefty gave up just 1 run on 3 hits for win no. 5 of 2011.
In the 4th inning of Game 2 of the doubleheader against Tampa Bay tonight at Fenway Park, the Red Sox turned an around-the-horn triple play. Rays SS Sean Rodriguez grounded out to 3rd where Jed Lowrie threw to Dustin Pedroia who then completed the play with a throw to Adrian Gonzalez. Pretty awesome stuff!
Criticize the marathon games that come from baseball’s best rivalry if you will, but boy do the Sox and Yankees deliver some cardiac action. Sunday was pitted as a mismatch between resurgent ace Josh Beckett and the surprising but weaker Freddy Garcia. What it turned into was a late-inning comeback for the regular season ages [...]
The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays played two pitchers’ duels for the first two games of their series, each winning one. A third pitchers’ duel was not in the cards Thursday night, with neither starting pitcher making it to the sixth. Luckily, Boston’s bullpen was slightly better. The Red Sox got a ninth-inning [...]