// Junichi Tazawa

Red Sox Bullpen Sleeper: Matt Barnes

Much has been made about the poor performance of Red Sox starting pitchers in 2015, and how it has contributed to the team’s last-place standing. That criticism is justified, of course, but there is a sense that placing so much blame on the starters is shielding the team’s relievers from the criticism that they rightfully […]

Brock Holt Hits for the Cycle, Red Sox Snap 7-Game Skid

Brock Holt hit for the cycle in the Red Sox 9-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves to split the two games at Fenway. He is the first Red Sox player to hit for the cycle since John Valentin on June 6th, 1996. This is only the 21st cycle in franchise history. Holt started out going to […]

Red Sox Weekly Round Up: Starting Pitching Continues to be Woeful

I’ve done my absolute best to be optimistic about this pitching staff. Of course we all know how unproven the entire rotation was coming into this season, but it seemed like the five of them would be able to put it together. Each pitcher has had success in the past and the thought was they […]

Why 2014 Should Make Red Sox Fans Smile

It’s true. The 2014 season has been a complete nightmare for the Boston Red Sox. As the team’s winning percentage hovers around .440 with a dismal 29-40 record at Fenway Park, it’s no secret that 2014 has already been dismissed as a lost cause. However, this should only make the 2013 World Series Championship taste […]

Red Sox First Month Recap

April ended on Wednesday which means the first month of the 2014 regular season is now over for the 2013 World Series Champions Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox produced a 15-16 record through the first 31 games of the season, which is good for third place overall in the American League East Division. The […]

Jonny Gomes Powers Red Sox to Even World Series at 2-2

With two down and two runners on in the sixth inning, Jonny Gomes came up to the plate as Mike Matheny went to his bullpen after Lance Lynn (0-1) allowed a bloop hit to Dustin Pedroia and a four-pitch walk to David Ortiz. The right-handed reliever Seth Maness came in and was locating his sinker […]

Lackey, Napoli Power Red Sox to 1-0 Victory Over Tigers in ALCS

John Lackey matched Justin Verlander pitch for pitch, and the Boston Red Sox managed to break through for a run on a 3-2 pitch from Verlander to Mike Napoli. Verlander’s 100th pitch went deep to left-center and the only run of the game gave the Red Sox a 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers on […]

As Postseason Unfolds, Starting Pitching Will Remain Critical for Red Sox

The Red Sox now own a 2-0 lead in the ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays and have demonstrated prolific offensive prowess, solid starting pitching, and lock down relief pitching. However, as the post season continues to unfold, it is the starting pitching staff that will prove to be more crucial than anything else. Starting […]

After Three Hour Rain Delay, Red Sox Complete Sweep of Twins

Well, at least the fans that stuck around can now say they’ve seen The Sandlot. Ahead 3-1 when the skies opened up over Target Field, the Boston Red Sox finally came away with a sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, winning 5-1 after a three hour rain delay. Nearly six and a half hours after […]

Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion

The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red […]

Hanrahan Falls Prey to Red Sox Closer Curse, Placed on 60-Day DL

Tabbed as the closer for the Boston Red Sox before the 2013 season, Joel Hanrahan was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday, just two days after the Red Sox placed him on the 15-day DL. What originally was deemed a muscle strain in his right forearm quickly became much more serious after an […]

Red Sox Rebound After Tough 1st Inning To Defeat Astros

At first glance, the Red Sox didn’t look to be doing well out of the gate, but from the second glance onward, everything was fine, and the Red Sox dispatched the Houston Astros 8-4 to clinch the series and the best record in majors (17-7). After all, when you start off the game by giving […]

Red Sox Squeeze Out Win Against Blue Jays in John Farrell’s Return to Toronto

Boston Red Sox manager and former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell made his first return to the Rogers Centre since leaving for the Red Sox in the offseason. Welcomed with mixed reactions but mostly booing, Farrell noted that he loved Toronto, but has no regrets. The Red Sox were able to squeak out a […]

Boston Red Sox Pitchers Combine to Allow One Run Against Northeastern, Boston College

Spring training is off and rolling and the Boston Red Sox showed some pretty good signs against Northeastern and Boston College on Thursday afternoon. It may have been against college teams, but there was no real sign of any wildness for any of the relievers that were thrown onto the mound in the wins. Against […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Bullpen – Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Others

The Boston Red Sox had a pretty solid bullpen for most of the 2012 season. There were times when Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey and other relievers had trouble closing out the game, but, overall, the entire bullpen put together one of the better ERAs in the AL. In 2013, the Red Sox have added a […]