// Kevin Youkilis

Youth Prevails as Stephen Strasburg Overpowers Red Sox

The Washington Nationals are loaded with talent. On Friday night at Fenway Park, they brought their well-balanced roster into a weekend series and defeated the Red Sox 7-4 led by a dominant Stephen Strasburg. The Washington team has received a great amount of attention this season for their uprising success, as well as the emergence of […]

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 […]

Chen Out-Duels Beckett, Wins Series for Orioles

Pitchers who lack a decent fastball rarely survive in the MLB, but there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. Josh Beckett learned that the hard way Wednesday, losing a 2-1 pitchers’ duel to Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen at Fenway Park despite a pinpoint-accurate fastball. With the loss, the Red Sox fell […]

Kevin Youkilis: To Trade or Not To Trade?

Friday played host to a slew of rumors surrounding the Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis. At the start of the day, the report was the Red Sox were telling teams they would trade Youkilis this season. Later that day, Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington called the reports “inaccurate.” Trade rumors are a common commodity […]

Doubront Solid as Punto, Red Sox Take Game 2 in Toronto

The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 7-4 behind another solid pitching performance from Felix Doubront. The Red Sox offense picked up right where it left off Friday night. In the second inning on Saturday, they took it to Kyle Drabek and the Blue Jays, all with two outs in the inning. Jarrod Saltalamacchia walked […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

9th Inning Collapse Costs Red Sox Against Rays

Both teams struggled much of the time to put anything together, but in the end, a well-placed home run on a not-so-well-placed pitched in the final inning allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3. Boston might have had something going in the 1st, but Dustin Pedroia was called out and […]

Sox Rebound in Rubber Match after 4-1 Loss to O’s

Finally back at .500, the Boston Red Sox squandered their first opportunity at a winning record this season, falling 4-1 Tuesday night to the Baltimore Orioles. Felix Doubront pitched a solid six innings, striking out nine and giving up just four hits, allowing his only runs on a Steve Tolleson two-run home run in the second […]

Kevin Youkilis Trade Rumors: Where Will He End Up?

The 2012 Boston Red Sox look a lot like the 2011 version of the team, at least on paper. Two players entered this year as potential free agents: David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis. Ortiz, enjoying a tremendous resurgence, may have already guaranteed himself another arbitration deal with the Red Sox, but Kevin Youkilis, over whom […]

What is (was?) Wrong with Adrian Gonzalez?

When the Boston Red Sox brought Adrian Gonzalez from cavernous Petco Park in San Diego to the cozy confines of Fenway Park, the team had visions of record-setting performances from their new slugger. Just not the record he set on Sunday. Just when it seemed Gonzalez had perhaps turned a corner with a pair of […]

Will Middlebrooks Hits 2 Home Runs vs. Royals

In 18 games this season, Kevin Youkilis is hitting (if you can call it that) .219/.292/.344 with 2 HRs, 9 RBI and just 5 walks. Meanwhile, in 4 games this season, Will Middlebrooks is hitting .381/.405/.952 with 3 HRs and 9 RBI. That’s right. Forgot the averages for just a moment. Middlebrooks has one more […]

Athletics’ Norberto Halts Red Sox Comeback in Ninth

Down two with two men on in the bottom of the ninth, Kevin Youkilis grabbed a batting helmet. The oft-injured Youkilis didn’t start Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics due to back stiffness, but no one left on the bench gave the Boston Red Sox a better chance of tying and possibly winning the game. Unfortunately, […]

Distracted? Youkilis Marries Brady’s Sister, Has Baby On The Way

Last week, Bobby Valentine said Kevin Youkilis isn’t “as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past.” He later backtracked…but it looks as if he was right. On the field, Youkilis is hitting .190/.271/.310 with 1 HR and 5 RBI. I know it’s early, but maybe injuries and years of […]

Bobby Valentine is the Red Sox Manager, So Let Him Manage!

Owner John Henry said this in October of 2011: “Larry Lucchino runs the Red Sox.’’ That was made clear when new general manager Ben Cherington was sent on a hunt for a new manager of the Red Sox soon after Terry Francona was fired. Cherington soon found out that Lucchino was making the decision on […]

Rangers C Napoli Helps Drop Red Sox to 4-8

Hey, at least they’re better than 2-10! OK, but 4-8 isn’t much to be proud of. The Red Sox fell four games under .500 again after dropping another game to the Rangers 6-3 on Tuesday. Mike Napoli was the latest nemesis, blasting a go-ahead 2-run home run in the fourth inning and a back-breaking, bases-loaded […]