// Julio Lugo

Error Breaks Win Streak in Sox Loss to Tribe

The Red Sox are extremely fortunate they have so much starting pitching depth. One of their eight potential starters (and perhaps their worst), Brad Penny, gave away a four-run lead against the Indians to help cost the Red Sox their 12th straight win. Let’s pick up the action in the ninth inning. The score was tied […]

Red Sox Activate Lugo from DL

The Red Sox activated shortstop Julio Lugo from the 15-day DL on Monday, and sent down recently called-up pitcher Michael Bowden. Bowden pitched great out of the bullpen for the Red Sox on Sunday, tossing two perfect innings of relief. Lugo originally injured himself on March 13 in an exhibition game against the Yankees while […]

Lugo to Undergo Knee Surgery

Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo will need to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee after injuring it more than a week ago. He was battling for the starting job at SS with Jed Lowrie, but it appears for now, Jed is the winner. “I don’t think this is going to be a terribly long […]

Red Sox 2008 Infield Review

In my report card, I gave the Red Sox infield a B+, citing the key contributions of some as a big positive, but the injuries as a weight around the infield’s neck.  The unit was carried by Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, and Mike Lowell before his late season injury.  David Ortiz, hampered by the wrist injury […]

Mike Lowell Placed on 15-Day DL

The Red Sox placed banged-up 3B Mike Lowell on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury he suffered in last night’s 19-17 Red Sox win. The Sox recalled RHP David Pauley to fill a temporary need in the starting rotation. The Globe’s Amalie Benjamin reported that Mike Lowell seems frustrated with his injury. In […]

David Ortiz to Return Soon, Lugo Heads to DL

David Ortiz has been slated to return to the Red Sox on July 25 against the New York Yankees. Ortiz will begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday after the All-Star break with Triple-A Pawtucket. He’ll then play with Double-A Portland before returning to the big league club. The Red Sox encountered even more injury problems Friday […]

Sox Can’t Come Back in 9th; Yankees Win 2-1

Today’s game was a classic pitchers’ duel that saw Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson at the wrong end. Despite giving up only two runs, Masterson pitched another good game, but Yankees pitcher Mike Mussina pitched a better one. Masterson pitched six innings giving up two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks. […]

Sox Go Green But Lose to Cards

In the first game against the St. Louis Cardinals since the 2004 World Series, the Red Sox did not capitalize on opportunities in a 5-4 loss as they did to win the 2004 series. The Sox also received word that Curt Schilling‘s season and career are potentially over after he will undergo surgery on Monday, […]

Dice-K Injured, Manny Hits No. 499 in Sox Loss

The Red Sox-Mariners game Tuesday night was a wild one with many storylines playing out. It’s rare that a random regular season game would have so many twists, but this one certainly did. The Mariners won 4-3 in walkoff fashion, but that’s not even half the story. Starter Daisuke Matsuzaka left the game with apparent […]

No No-Hitter for Lester, A’s Sweep Sox

Jon Lester‘s performance was a far cry from his previous outing (a no-hitter), as he allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks in five innings of work. The Sox bats were quiet for the most part again thanks to a quality start from A’s pitcher Joe Blanton, who allowed three runs […]

Masterson Strong Again in Win Over Royals

Justin Masterson was called up to start the second game of a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals, and in his second-career major league start, he dominated in a 2-1 Red Sox win. The Sox rookie pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and three walks to go along with five strikeouts. The Sox scored […]

Lugo Out, Punto Headed to DL

Boston Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo missed Saturday night’s game against Minnesota with a mild concussion, and Twins infielder Nick Punto was placed on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. Lugo was injured Friday night when he collided with Matt Tolbert while sliding into second base. Jed Lowrie got the start in his place. […]

Youkilis Powers Sox Win, Lugo Whines Like Pitino

Last season, Kevin Youkilis was on a hot streak the whole first half of the season and just couldn’t be put down. It appears he’s entering that stretch again this season, as Youk homered to lead the Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Tigers. Josh Beckett went seven strong innings with eight strikeouts, but […]

Lugo Error Blows Game for Sox

The Red Sox and Tigers were engaged in a see-saw battle for much of Wednesday night’s game, with the Tigers eventually prevailing 10-9. Julio Lugo had a critical error in the ninth inning as he botched a double play ball. Jonathan Papelbon took the loss, allowing two runs in the inning after he entered with a 9-8 […]

Rays Walk-Off Against Sox

Tampa Bay Rays 5, Boston Red Sox 4 (in 11 innings) Stars of the Game: Manny Ramirez is a monster this year. To quote a line from Rocky 4, “Whatever he hits… he destroys.” Manny’s hitting has always looked so effortless, but when you go 3-5 and push your average up to .370, you think […]