// Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Red Sox Advance to ALCS

In typical playoff fashion, a close game all the way until the end. Jed Lowrie’s single to short right field brought in Jason Bay to win the game in the bottom of the ninth. Bay got on base after a double to right field. Torii Hunter broke the game open in the top of the […]

Angels Force Game 4 After Extra-Inning Win

Mike Napoli launched two home runs off an ineffective Josh Beckett, and the Angels outlasted the Red Sox 5-4 in 12 innings. Napoli finished 3-5 with those two HRs, three RBI, and three runs scored, including the game-winning run in the 12th on an Erick Aybar single. Beckett was hit hard and hit often, lasting […]

Jason Bay Powers Red Sox in Game 1 Win

The Red Sox were down 1-0 and Angels ace John Lackey was on the hill. Lackey hasn’t had tremendous success against the Red Sox, especially in the playoffs, but this season and game seemed different. With two outs in the sixth inning, everything changed on one swing of the bat. Jason Bay provided the heroics […]

MLB Division Series Playoff Predictions

It’s time to turn the calendar to October, and that means playoff baseball is upon us. The American League Division Series and National League Division Series are now underway beginning today, and Sports of Boston’s Mike and Geoff have offered their take on each series in the opening round of the MLB playoffs. ALDS: Red […]

ALDS Game 1: J.D. Drew to Play

After a workout Tuesday, J.D. Drew declared himself 100% ready to play in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Angels Wednesday night. Drew has been suffering from a bulging disc in his back, and played only two games in all of September. Mike Lowell, meanwhile, is still 50-50 to start at third base for the […]

Beckett Injured, to Face Angels in Game 3

The Red Sox lost their first chance to clinch on Monday, but punched their ticket for the playoffs on Tuesday.  After losing the series to the Rays the previous week, the division looked out of reach and the Yankees took the series opener to lock the Sox into a series with the Angels.  The Red Sox […]

Carlos Pena Blasts Red Sox Further Back

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim popped the champagne bottles Wednesday night to celebrate their fourth AL West title in five seasons after defeating the Yankees 4-2. The Red Sox, meanwhile, fell further back in their quest for a second straight AL East title, losing to the Rays 4-2 in 14 innings. Boston is now 2.5 games […]

Red Sox Move on without Manny Ramirez

What a week!  We had a sweep at the hands of the Angels before they added Mark Teixeira (I know he played in the finale, but the Angels won five of the six games in the past couple weeks without him).  The Manny Ramirez saga played itself out with Jason Bay coming to Boston and immediately […]

Sox Suffer Sweep as Trade Deadline Looms

The Red Sox have had a really rough stretch since the All-Star Break. After losing 9-2 Wednesday, they are now 0-6 against the Angels and 1-2 against the Yankees since the break, and combined with their sweep of the Mariners, they are now just 4-8 since the All-Star Game. Despite the rough stretch, their losing […]

Angels Trade For Mark Teixeira

ESPN’s Jayson Stark is reporting that the Angels have pulled Casey Kotchman from the team’s pre-game warmups at Fenway Park because the 1B has reportedly been traded, along with another prospect, for Atlanta Braves 1B Mark Teixeira. Trade Breakdown Angels Get: 1B Mark Teixeira – The deadline’s biggest offensive prize. Teixeira will help immensely in […]

View from the Monster 7-28

The Red Sox have continued to struggle coming out of the All Star Break while Tampa Bay is tepid and the Yankees are hot.  This has tightened the division into a three-team race and the Yankees have made the run I have been expecting.  The Yankees even filled in some of their biggest holes in […]

Masterson Masterful, But Sox Blow It

Due to a dearth of starting pitching thanks to various injuries including the Varitek flu bug and neck stiffness, the Red Sox called up one of their stud prospects to spot start. This time, the Sox sent 6’6″ Justin Masterson to the hill. He was…dare I say…masterful. The righty pitched six strong innings, allowing only […]

Flu Bug Bites Sox, Sparks Angels

Someone please fire the Red Sox team physician. How could he let the whole team catch the flu? Another one bit the dust as the flu bug bit Daisuke Matsuzaka, who was scratched from his start. As a result, enter Jon Lester on three days rest. Uh oh. The flu beat the Red Sox, 6-4. Lester […]

Ellsbury Leads Beckett-less Sox to Win

Red Sox ace was scratched from his start against the Angels with a bit of neck pain. If it could actually keep Josh Beckett out of a scheduled start, then it must have been a lot of neck pain. Without Beckett, righty David Pauley started in a pinch and lasted 4 1/3 innings after allowing […]

All Quiet on the Johan Front

Talks have been quiet on day four of the Winter Meetings. Johan doesn’t look to be moving anytime soon. The Twins have been going around to other teams looking to get a better offer than the Red Sox. One team they have talked to is the Seattle Mariners who have CF Adam Jones and P Brandon […]