// Kelly Shoppach

Report: Shoppach Sent Bobby V Text to John Henry from Gonzalez’s Phone

If it seemed odd that Adrian Gonzalez sent the infamous text message to John Henry complaining about manager Bobby Valentine, your suspicions were correct, according to a report from the New York Daily News. Ex-Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach apparently sent the text message to Henry using Gonzalez’s cell phone, the paper reported Sunday. Shoppach […]

Kelly Shoppach Traded to the Mets

Kelly Shoppach, the Sox backup ¬†catcher and rightful heir to Jason Varitek’s facial hair, has cleared waivers and been dealt to the New York Mets for the always exciting “player to be named later.” Shoppach has been as productive as a backup catcher could be [.250, 5 HR, .789 OPS], but his days were numbered […]

Jon Lester, Red Sox Offense Dominate Indians in 14-1 Win

The Red Sox defeated the Indians 14-1 on Sunday afternoon, to split the weekend series in Cleveland. Jon Lester had a terrific outing, striking out 12 batters in six innings of work, while the offense exploded for 14 runs. The Indians scored their only run in the bottom of the first inning when Carlos Santana […]

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 Trade Matt Albers, Scott Podsednik for Craig Breslow

The 4 pm ET non-waiver trading deadline has come and gone, and it appears the Boston Red Sox are not hardcore buyers or sellers. The team made just a couple moves on the final day in which teams can make trades, sending both reliever Matt Albers and outfielder Scott Podsednik to the Arizona Diamondbacks for […]

Beckett Lets One Get Away as Red Sox Fall to Texas

In the rubber game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox managed to scrap across a few runs and Josh Beckett avoided his recent first inning struggles, yet the team still fell 5-3 after two late Ranger runs broke a 3-3 tie. The loss drops the Sox back below .500 […]

Mike Aviles’s Bloop Single in 9th Propels Red Sox Past Rangers

When the Texas Rangers tied the game in the sixth inning at one run a piece, the game certainly had the feel of another loss for the Boston ball club in what has been a difficult 2012 season. However, if there’s one thing we’ve learned about the team this year, it’s that they always manage […]

Red Sox Shut Down by Blue Jays, Lose 6-1

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Friday night at Fenway Park. Josh Beckett was tagged early by the Blue Jays’ offense, and Aaron Laffey proved to be too much for the offense of the Red Sox. Colby Rasmus plagued Beckett early in the game. In the top of the first inning […]

Red Sox Beat Marlins Behind the Strength of the Long-Ball

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 7-5. Clay Buchholz and Mark Buerhle were not the sharpest we have seen them, as both teams recorded 10 hits in this offensive showdown. The Marlins got to Clay Buchholz early in this game. Hanley Ramirez singled with one out in the first […]

Kelly Shoppach, Jarrod Saltalamacchia and the Unexpected Catching Controversy

When “Oh Captain My Captain” Jason Varitek retired from professional baseball and the Boston Red Sox during spring training, I felt a sense of relief followed by a twinge of nostalgia. While I would no longer have to reintroduce my fist to my face with every Tek tapper to the second baseman, the reins were […]

Clay Buchholz Delivers Another Gem in 2-1 Red Sox Win

The Red Sox snuck away on Tuesday night in Miami with a tight 2-1 victory over the Marlins, led by a strong start by Clay Buchholz. While the team still didn’t quite put up the offense numbers expected on a regular basis, they capitalized on a key mistake my the Marlins in the seventh inning […]

Clay Buchholz Shutout Stops 3-Game Skid for Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Thursday night 7-0, behind a shutout performance from pitcher Clay Buchholz. The Red Sox offense started early as Orioles’ starting pitcher Brian Matusz struggled to find the strike zone. Dustin Pedroia walked in the bottom of the first inning and was joined on base by […]

Daniel Bard Awful as Red Sox Fall to Blue Jays, 5-1

The Boston Red Sox could not complete the sweep of the Blue Jays on Sunday in Toronto, instead dropping the series finale by a score of 5-1. Sox starter Daniel Bard got into trouble quickly in the first, walking the first two Jays he faced before giving up a three-run homer to Jose Bautista. A […]

Cody Ross Powers Red Sox to 5-3 Win at the Trop

After dropping the series opener on Wednesday night by the score of 2-1, the Boston Red Sox hit two home runs on Thursday night to back Felix Doubront en route to a 5-3 victory. Doubront went 5.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) and striking out seven. Matt Moore made the start for the […]

Jon Lester Finishes Mariners in 6-1 Red Sox Win

It was the type of outing it seemed like Jon Lester was due for. The Seattle Mariners brought their offensively challenged lineup to face the Sox ace, and he effectively shut them down in an impressive complete game win. Jason Vargas took the mound for Seattle to face the red-hot Red Sox, who were coming […]