// Justin Morneau

Heeeere’s Jonny! Gomes Lifts Red Sox to Extra Inning Win over Twins

He’s hitting .183 on the season. His slugging percentage (.310) would be good if it were his batting average. The supposed lefty-masher has just six hits (albeit two home runs) in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching – in other words, half his strikeout total in those plate appearances (12). Nonetheless, despite going hitless last night, […]

Joe Mauer’s Heroics Give Red Sox Fourth Straight Loss

The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from ending their three game skid until Joe Mauer hit a three-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins the 6-4 win. The loss is the Red Sox third straight against the second to last place team in the American League, and fourth straight loss of the […]

Red Sox Fall Below .500 After Extra Inning Loss to Twins

The Boston Red Sox lost their second straight game of a four game series against the Minnesota Twins, 6-5 in 10 innings. It is their third straight loss of the home stand and puts them 10 games back in the division and 4.5 games out of the wild card. Thanks to a dropped foul pop […]

Red Sox Hold On To Sweep Twins

In the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s Red Sox game, things began to unravel as they have to this point all season. Entering the inning with a great 7-1 advantage due to another strong offensive showing early, the Sox surrendered five runs to the 5-14 Minnesota Twins, changing the blowout into a […]

Ross Homers Twice in Red Sox Victory Over Twins

Cody Ross must be quite the social animal. Through his first four home runs this season, at least one teammate had always been on base, waiting at the plate to celebrate with him. But sometimes, even Ross has to go it alone. Ross homered twice – one two-run, one solo – tying and then giving […]

Buchholz, Bullpen Shut Out Twins Despite Long Rain Delay

The rain pelted Fenway Park for over two hours Saturday afternoon, suspending play after two innings. It looked like another strong start by a Red Sox pitcher would be washed away, and Terry Francona would have to cobble seven innings from an already overworked bullpen. Problem is, nobody told Clay Buchholz. Buchholz threw five scoreless […]

Lester Dominates Twins, Helps Sox Sweep

For the Red Sox to right this ship, they are going to need their starting pitchers to step up. For the second straight night, the Sox received a dominant effort from their starter. Jon Lester tossed a complete game on Thursday night, helping his team sweep a brief two-game series over the Minnesota Twins. Lester […]

Red Sox Playoff Run Could Go Any Way

There are only a handful of games left (12 and counting to be exact) and the Red Sox are right in the midst of another run to the postseason. Boston doesn’t have another night off as they roll through Kansas City and New York before ending on a home stand against Toronto and Cleveland. Winning seven […]

Handicapping the AL MVP Race

Seeing as there’s less than a month left to the season, we can begin to predict what the award winners are going to look like. The one I’d like to take a look at is the AL MVP race, and this is because it will divide old school baseball fans and more sabermetrically-inclined fans for […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 16 (7-20 – 7-26)

I wasn’t a fan of Mark Buehrle’s perfect game. Granted, he is an established pitcher who already has a no-hitter to his credit, but I don’t know, he just doesn’t seem dominating enough to deserve such an accomplishment. Plus, this makes people completely forget about the no-hitter by San Francisco’s Jonathan Sanchez on July 10th. […]

Sell Dan Haren While You Still Can!

Am I crazy? Some people may tell you differently, but I am so confident in this prediction that I am willing to put anything on the line. This is why I made a slap bet with my friend this week (those of you who watch “How I Met Your Mother” will know what I am […]

Fantasy Baseball Wrap-Up: Week 13 (6-29 – 7-5)

In one of my leagues, I am sitting in 11th place (out of 12) and decided to pull the trigger on a trade that was offered to me. I am trading Philadelphia 2B Chase Utley for Angels’ OF Torii Hunter and Boston 1B David Ortiz. I have officially broken one of my own rules in fantasy […]

TGIF: 2009 1B Rankings

First base has the honor of being one of the deeper positions in the game. With such a rich amount of great talent, it can be easy to wait on a 1B in your draft. Why not? There were 16 players who qualify at 1B who hit 25+ HR in 2008 so clearly power is not […]

All-Star Update: Yankees Fans Attack Papelbon

BREAKING NEWS: With one stroke of the bat, Red Sox RF J.D. Drew knocked in a 2-run shot off Cincinatti Reds SP Edinson Volquez to tie the All-Star Game at 2-2 in the 7th inning. We’ll keep you posted. Update: Sox Closer Jonathan Papelbon came in the 8th inning to a slew of boos and […]