// Junichi Tazawa

Red Sox Spring Training Update (3/12-18): Ciriaco Continues to Shine

Non-roster shortstop Pedro Ciriaco gave the Boston Red Sox some pretty good reasons to keep on the squad come opening day. After winning SoB’s inaugural “Spring Training Player of the Week,” Ciriaco followed it up by batting .538 with two doubles and a home run in six games this week. He scored four runs and […]

2012 Red Sox Preview: Relief Pitchers

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. […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (Opening Weekend): Sox Offense Cruises in Three Games

Just as winter finally rears its ugly head up in Boston, the Red Sox’s Spring Training schedule kicks off down in Ft. Myers, Fla. And with preseason games comes Sports of Boston’s weekly Spring Training Update! Need a recap on a certain game? Curious which minor leaguers and non-roster invitees are making names for themselves? […]

Daisuke Matsuzaka: From Posting Fee to Tommy John Surgery

The spring of 2006 marked an important moment in baseball history: the first World Baseball Classic tournament was held. An international tournament designed to counteract the loss of baseball from the Olympics, expand the game to new markets, and give baseball a global stage similar to soccer’s World Cup. The first (and in 2009, the […]

Red Sox 2010 Second Half Preview

With the 2010 Midsummer Classic in the books, after Joe Girardi screwed the American League out of homefield advantage in the World Series, it’s time to look ahead. The unofficial second half of the season will get underway for your Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park, with the opener of a four-game series […]

Boston Red Sox – Team of Broken Dreams (And Ribs, And Feet)

We all know the situation; the Red Sox are taking on injuries like the Titanic took on water. It’s not a pretty sight. They’re now three games behind the Rays for the Wild-card, and five behind the Yankees for the division. They went 4-6 in their last 10 games before the All Star break, while […]

White Sox Slaughter Byrd, Red Sox 12-2

Coming off a surprisingly strong start in a win against the Blue Jays, recently re-signed starter Paul Byrd was looking to continue to his run of good pitching against the White Sox Friday night. After one scoreless inning, things looked good. In the second inning, former Red Sox 1B/OF Mark Kotsay launched a two-run shot […]

Green With Envy

It’s no secret that Red Sox pitching has been a bit bleak lately. Josh Beckett has gone from the team’s Ace to their Joker. If he’s any worse, he’ll be the “Rules for Draw and Stud Poker” card. Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito have been ho-hum out of the pen. Tim Wakefield is injured too much to […]

Tazawa Among Red Sox September Call-Ups

The Red Sox called up five players from the minor leagues Tuesday, the first day that rosters expand. Junichi Tazawa, George Kottaras, Chris Woodward, Brian Anderson, and Joey Gathright will be joining the Red Sox for the September stretch run. Junichi Tazawa, SP Tazawa was sent down to Single-A just to make room for Paul […]

Red Sox Send Down Tazawa, Call Up McBeth

The Red Sox sent down starter Junichi Tazawa Saturday, and called up reliever Marcus McBeth, who last pitched in the major leagues in 2007 with the Reds. Tazawa was 2-3 with a 6.65 ERA in five games (four starts), and will probably be back in September. For now, he was sent to the Rookie-Level Gulf […]

Green Makes Pitching Debut, but Boston Falls to Chicago

With the Yankees dropping another game to the Rangers, the Red Sox looked to gain momentum on New York while keeping Texas at bay. However, giving up nine runs in three innings did not help as the White Sox handed Boston a 9-5 loss. Starter Junichi Tazawa was not in prime form and with several relievers […]

Red Sox Looking Wild

After another Red Sox/Yankees series the Sox have once again fallen on tough times and are now pretty much looking to just secure a spot in the playoffs through the wild card. Boston had a decent week, which they started out rough after losing their lead in the wild card race to Texas, but gained […]

Sox Pummel Yanks in 14-1 Victory

After a slaughter in the previous game, the Red Sox were gearing up to exact some revenge on the Yankees. Behind some strong pitching and consistent bats, the Sox cruised to a 14-1 victory over their New York rivals. Sox starting pitcher Junichi Tazawa had a stellar game going six innings and giving up eight […]

Sox Can’t Grind Out Win in Texas Tie-Breaker

When Branch Rickey said that baseball was a game of inches, he knew what he was talking about. The Red Sox lost 4-3 in Texas Sunday; a tense, momentum-volleying game that would have seemed to the Sox of earlier this season, easily winnable. The Red Sox simply lacked sharpness in every phase of the game. […]

Emotions Soar As Sox Beat Tigers

After the Tigers scored three runs in the first, emotions got out of control as Kevin Youkilis was ejected in the second inning after being hit by a pitch by Detroit’s Rick Porcello and charging the mound. The bench-clearing brawl must have lit a spark for the Sox as Jason Bay hit a three-run shot over the monster […]