// Jed Lowrie

Red Sox Spring Training (2/28-3/6): Lester Gets Flu, Gonzalez Takes BP

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things spring training. After sweeping Boston College and Northeastern University, the Boston Red Sox began Grapefruit League action with an 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins to round out opening weekend. This week the team played a full slate of games, and we’re happy to […]

Red Sox 2011 Infield Preview: Jed Lowrie

We complete our week-long series of previews with our jack-of-all-trades infielder, Jed Lowrie. I have much love for Jed Lowrie, who is the only set-in-stone Sox reserve infielder as of now. The mononucleosis-having, wrist-breaking mystery quietly constructed an OPS of .907 last year. Even more impressive was his OPS+ of 139. Now, he didn’t make his debut […]

Red Sox 2011 Shortstop Preview: Marco Scutaro

We continue our week-long series of previews with shortstop Marco Scutaro. Signed as a placeholder to keep the seat warm for Jose Igelsias, who you’d think is the second coming of Ozzie Smith with all the Sox generated hype, the only thing I liked about the Marco Scutaro contract (two years/$12.5 million) was its length. Offensively, Scutaro regressed […]

Red Sox 2011 Second Base Preview: Dustin Pedroia

We continue our week-long series of previews with second baseman Dustin Pedroia. Unlike Gonzo, whose injury is slightly disquieting because it is a wear-and-tear thing and he is about to ink the aforementioned seven-year deal, Dustin Pedroia is coming off a broken foot, which shouldn’t give him any problems going forward. Pedroia’s numbers have remained fantastically […]

Scutaro or Lowrie? For Francona There’s No Contest

Red Sox fans have been clamoring for a solution to the shortstop carousel since the end of the 2004 season. The two big names, Edgar Renteria and Julio Lugo, did not pan out as expected. The Red Sox are set to enter another season without a clear successor to the title of starting shortstop, although […]

A Poor Argument at Best: Shaughnessy on Jeter

A case was made at Sports of Boston over the weekend for the Red Sox pursuing New York Yankees’ iconic shortstop Derek Jeter, given the free agent’s unsuccessful contract negotiations with his former team. The argument seems to have gained some sway amongst the Boston sports media, as Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy wrote in […]

Red Sox Play Spoilers in 8-4 Defeat of New York

If you can’t make the playoffs, the next-best thing to do is spoil the Yankees’ hopes of winning home-field advantage throughout the first two rounds. That’s exactly what the Red Sox did Sunday, ending their season with an 8-4 victory over the Evil Empire. As a result, the Yankees are relegated to the Wildcard. J.D. […]

Sox Defense Plays With Fire, Finally Burned in Seventh

For six innings, Josh Beckett and the Red Sox infield danced around walks, infield singles, sacrifice ground outs and bunts. In the seventh inning, the music finally ended, as two RBI singles and an errant throw on a bunt allowed three runs to score. Wednesday night at U.S. Cellular Field, the Chicago White Sox beat […]

Lowrie Powers Red Sox Past Yankees in Slugfest

Josh Beckett entered Friday night’s game looking to chase the demons and beat the Yankees on their own turf. With a heavy curveball and a low-90′s fastball with movement, Beckett stymied the Yanks through the first five innings, allowing just one run on a Curtis Granderson blast in the third. As has been the case […]

Bullpen Implodes as Sox Lose 9-1

Ty Wigginton broke a seventh-inning tie with a three-run homer off Scott Atchison that landed left of Pesky’s Pole in right field, barely clearing the right field fence. The Orioles scored the game’s final nine runs to pound the sleepy Red Sox 9-1 on Tuesday night. Clay Buchholz allowed four hits and a run over six […]

Becket Good, But Not Good Enough in Loss to Blue Jays

In the midst of the worst season of his career, Josh Beckett has been pitching a bit better of late, and the trend continued in Saturday night’s start against the Blue Jays. He allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings, taking the loss in a 4-3 defeat. Beckett struck out […]

Lowrie, Ortiz Power Red Sox Past Mariners

After trying years in 2008 and 2009 and a rough start to the 2010 season, David Ortiz  faced many doubts from critics, fans, and “experts” who said he was done. If by done you mean David Ortiz: New Energy (D.O.N.E.), then you were absolutely correct. Most critics couldn’t have been more wrong, as Big Papi […]

Lester Strikes Out 12 in Efficient Victory in Seattle

The phrase “one bad inning” has often been associated with Red Sox starter Jon Lester. On Monday night at Safeco Field it would as well, but the one bad inning would belong to the Seattle Mariners pitcher FACING Lester, Doug Fister. Fister gave up four of his six hits and three of his five earned […]

Red Sox Swept at Home in Doubleheader

Things just keep getting worse for Boston. On Saturday, the Red Sox’ playoff hopes had another nail put in their coffin, as the Red Sox were swept by the White Sox, both times by the score of 3-1. The losses leave the Red Sox 10.0 games back of the Yankees (a season-worst), 2.5 games back […]

Scutaro Error Proves Costly as Red Sox Fall to Orioles

Marco Scutaro’s throw sailed into right field. Boston’s playoff hopes may have sailed away with it. Scutaro’s two-base error on a throw to second base in the third inning allowed the winning run to come home in the Baltimore Orioles’ 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. Tuesday night at Camden Yards, the Orioles struck […]