// Justin Masterson

Emotional Angels Soar over Red Sox

Fresh off the tragic death of pitcher Nick Adenhart, the Angels took the field for the first time without their lost teammate Friday night to face the Red Sox. After etching Adenhart’s initials in the dirt on the mound, Jered Weaver proceeded to allow just one unearned run in 6 2/3 innings. He also struck […]

Red Sox Beat BC, Lose to Twins in Spring Opener

Josh Beckett looked very sharp in the first Red Sox game of the Spring Training, and it’s worth noting even though he squared off against Boston College. Beckett struck out two batters in two perfect innings of a 7-1 Red Sox win. Tim Wakefield struggled in his start Wednesday night in a 5-2 loss against […]

2009 Red Sox Preview: Relief Pitching

The Red Sox bullpen figures to play a huge role in how far this team can go. In the 2007 Championship season, the relievers were dominant in front of the elite Jonathan Papelbon. Hideki Okajima was an All-Star and Manny Delcarmen, Mike Timlin, and the rest of the pen set him up nearly perfectly. This […]

Red Sox Sign SP Brad Penny

The Red Sox announced Sunday that they have signed veteran pitcher Brad Penny to a one-year deal with a $5 million base salary with incentives for up to $3 million extra. Penny spent much of last year on the disabled list and was limited to just 17 starts. He finished the season with a 6-7 […]

Red Sox 2008 Bullpen Review

In my report card, I graded the bullpen a B- and ranked them as the worst of the four units of the team.  Jonathan Papelbon was the rock of this unit all season, as expected.  Justin Masterson, after his conversion from starter, was also an effective later inning option for Terry Francona.  However, too many […]

View from the Monster 7-7

The week began as the road trip continued through Tampa Bay.  This season’s series with the much improved Rays continued to belong to the home teams as the Red Sox were swept in Tampa Bay for the second time this season, falling to 6-6 against the Rays and extended the losing streak to match a […]

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 Rally Falls Short Against Rays

In the first game since the teams brawled in Fenway, the Red Sox and Rays squared off. In the previous nine meetings, the home team won each game, with the Red Sox taking six games at home and the Rays taking three at home back in April. Monday’s game followed suit with Tampa Bay winning 5-4 […]

View from the Monster 6-30

The Red Sox are coming off a 3-3 week after taking two of three at home from the Diamondbacks and then dropping two of three in Houston to a rebuilding Astros team. More importantly, the Sox have dropped back into second place, a 1/2 game behind the Rays heading into the three game series in […]

Bruce, Dunn Lead Reds Past Sox

There’s a lot of fanfare around the fact that the Red Sox haven’t visited Cincinnati since 1975 when the upstart Red Sox met up with the Big Red Machine in the World Series. The Red Sox did win a game there, leading to the Game 6 dramatics when Carlton Fisk willed his HR fair. You […]

J.D. Drew Stays Hot as Sox Take Series Against M’s

Of course, after the first two games that saw the Red Sox and Mariners pick up blowout wins, there would be a pitcher’s duel in the series finale. Pitching for the Red Sox was rookie Justin Masterson, who was going for his third win against zero losses. Opposing him was lefty Erik Bedard, who has […]

Masterson, Sox Sting Rays

The Red Sox just finished their 10-game roadtrip at a less-than-spectacular 4-6. They have now returned home for a 10-game homestand, and got it started right with a 7-4 win. The win was their 11th-straight victory at home, but they still stand a 1/2 game behind Tampa Bay in the AL East. Huh, what? Justin […]

Matsuzaka Heads to DL with Mild Strain of the Rotator Cuff

The Red Sox placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain of the rotator cuff in his right shoulder. In his place, the Red Sox called up OF Jeff Bailey for the weekend series against the Orioles. Due to off-days, the next opening in the starting rotation will be Tuesday, and […]

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 […]

Masterson, Colon to Start this Week for Sox

To give starters their regular rest, the Sox plan to call up Justin Masterson for a Tuesday night start against the Kansas City Royals. He will be sent down, and the next night Bartolo Colon is scheduled to make his Red Sox debut. Reliever Chris Smith was called up to give the Sox an extra […]