// Jonathan Papelbon

Lester Dominates, Ellsbury Homers to Give Red Sox Game 1 Victory in Rays Doubleheader

The Red Sox only hit against Rays starter James Shields in one inning Tuesday afternoon at Fenway, but sometimes one inning is all it takes. Jacoby Ellsbury‘s three-run home run capped a three-hit third inning, and Jon Lester struck out eight in seven innings to pick up his 12th win. The Red Sox beat the […]

Home Runs Support Lackey, Red Sox Win in Seattle

It certainly wasn’t a pretty outing by any means, but John Lackey worked hard and won his sixth consecutive decision on Friday night in Seattle. Allowing runs in three of the first four innings, Lackey rebounded and the Red Sox bats supported him with three home runs hit off of Seattle rookie starter Blake Beaven, […]

McDonald HRs, Ortiz Delivers Late to Lead Red Sox Over Twins

David Ortiz’s bases-loaded, infield single in the seventh lifted the Red Sox to their fourth straight victory on Tuesday, besting the Minnesota Twins 4-3 at Target Field. Offensive Heroes Dustin Pedroia drew a one-out walk off reliever Matt Capps in the seventh, and advanced to third on an Adrian Gonzalez double to left. Kevin Youkilis […]

Ellsbury Hits Walkoff Home Run to Lift Red Sox to 4-3 Win

For the second straight night, the Boston Red Sox went into the ninth tied with the Cleveland Indians. For the second straight, CF Jacoby Ellsbury sent the fans home celebrating a Red Sox win in walk-off fashion, 4-3. Ellsbury Delivers The young center-fielder stepped in the box with two outs, the bases empty, and engaged […]

What Should the Red Sox Do with Jonathan Papelbon After the Season?

Last year, a friend emailed me some photos of the Red Sox 2007 ALCS victory dance debacle. In those pictures, front and center was Jonathan Papelbon, dancing with a Bud Light box on his head. At that very moment, he looked so much more intelligent than anytime he took the mound in 2010. Last year was […]

Red Sox Rally Late to Down White Sox 5-3 on Deadline Day

No matter his performance, the Red Sox have had a penchant for winning with Andrew Miller on the mound. The team entered Sunday 6-1 in Miller’s first 7 starts, and a late rally stretched that to 7-1 as Boston squeaked past Chicago 5-3. It was a gutsy performance for Miller, who gave up a season […]

Jonathan Papelbon Throws 4-Seam Tomato at Dropkick Murphys

The Dropkick Murphys hosted the first annual Rotten Tomato Karaoke Party at the Barking Crab on Thursday night. With bassist Ken Casey singing on stage, Jonathan Papelbon fired the first tomato, hitting Casey in the head. Ouch! (Channel 7 has the video). Papelbon was in attendance with Bruin Shawn Thornton and Heidi Watney. Proceeds of the […]

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 […]

Boston Bats Explode in Tampa, Stand A.L. East Ground

Boston picked up the 9-5 win over Tampa Bay, but things didn’t start that way right away. On the game’s first play, Marco Scutaro allowed Johnny Damon to reach on a throwing error. On the play, Scutaro tweaked the index finger on his right hand. Later in the inning, Scutaro could easily have been charged […]

Red Sox Shut Down Orioles to Remain Atop the AL East

Many of us were likely nervous when John Lackey took the mound, given his horrible performances lately. Fortunately, those nerves were unfounded. Lackey went 6.2 scoreless innings of very good baseball, and was backed up by an even better bullpen. Boston got just one big inning themselves against the O’s pitching, but that was all […]

Wakefield Guides Red Sox Past Blue Jays; Lester Hits DL

With news of Jon Lester hitting the disabled list on Wednesday, the Red Sox were left with 3/5 of their rotation out with injuries. Leave it to old reliable Tim Wakefield to right the ship and give the Red Sox rotation some stability, despite the fact he’s approaching 45 years old and in his 17th […]

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 […]

Red Sox Salvage Last Game of Pittsburgh Series

It wasn’t always easy, but Boston finally got one over on Pittsburgh 4-2 in Andrew Miller’s second start with the Red Sox. In a game filled with bumps and bruises, errors and a finally iffy Pittsburgh ‘pen, Boston finally knocked off a team not used to being good at all. Maybe that’s why Boston was […]

Gonzalez Homers in Ninth, Red Sox Win Series in Tampa Bay

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 […]

A’s Tie Game in 9th, Drew Rescues Red Sox in 14th for 9-8 Win

In a game that seemed to go on forever, the Red Sox finally emerged victorious in a game they had to win thanks to the most unlikely hero. Before all that, the Sox seemed to have the game in the bag. Boston had a 7-3 lead entering the ninth inning before Jonathan Papelbon, in a […]