// Manny Delcarmen

Red Sox Blow Two Leads, Let Cleveland Walk Off

The Red Sox lost the game twice in Cleveland on Thursday night.  After hitting through the order and going up 4-0 in the first inning, it looked like the Red Sox were going to cruise through an easy win over a lowly Indians team.  Jon Lester made it look like more of a sure thing […]

Orioles Edge Red Sox 4-3 in Extras, End 10-Game Skid

The Red Sox were looking for the sweep on Sunday in Baltimore, but the brooms were on hold…for 11 innings, as the Red Sox and Orioles played a tight one at Camden Yards. The Sox and O’s each scored twice in the second inning, with Victor Martinez clubbing a two-run shot in the top half, […]

Boston on Wrong End of Home Run Derby Against Oakland

If I came back in time and told you Boston scored eight runs Thursday, you probably would think they crushed the Athletics because of their supreme pitching staff. What supreme pitching staff? Hardly anything went right for the Red Sox, and when they tried to claw their way back into it, they always, ALWAYS, screwed […]

Manny Delcarmen Plays Marriage Ref

In case you missed it last week, Red Sox pitcher Manny Delcarmen pinch-hit for The Boston Globe’s Meredith Goldstein, offering love advice to readers in promotion the upcoming Love Letters/Extra Bases party. It has been my experience that these crossover promotions usually result in disaster. The fish-out-of-water scenario is  intended for comedic effect, but the […]

Ortiz, Red Sox Cap Off Impressive Month With Victory Over Royals

The Boston Red Sox finished off their month of May in suitable fashion. On New Hampshire Day at Fenway Park, the Red Sox beat the Kansas City Royals 8-1 to salvage a split of the series heading into tomorrow’s day off. After a much-needed sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, the Sox came into this […]

Yankees’ Protest Denied

Major League Baseball denied the New York Yankees protest of the game Tuesday night in which the Red Sox emerged victorious. The protest occurred as a result of pitching coach John Farrell taking Josh Beckett out mid-inning due to injury and not following the proper procedure in the eyes of Yankee manager Joe Girardi. A […]

Red Sox Pushed To Extra Innings After Blowing Lead, Lose in 12 to Tigers

At the very least we can say that they are sticking to the theme of the weekend. After the Boston Bruins collapsed to complete one of the biggest choke-jobs in sports history on Friday, the Boston Red Sox entered Saturday night’s game hot off a solid 7-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers where they saw […]

Umps, Snider Help Jays Sneak By Red Sox

Normally, I don’t even mention the umpiring/officiating when putting together these game reviews (unless we’re talking about the NBA, where “referee” and “crook” are synonymous terms). But, home plate umpire Dale Scott’s performance on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway, especially in the ninth inning, was poor at best; and crooked at worst. Fast forward to the […]

It’s a Walk-Off: Beltre Walk Gives Sox the Win

Boston is beginning to inch their way back to .500 baseball and thanks to a timely series against Baltimore, they should get a little closer. They started the weekend strong with a 4-3 win over the O’s. It all came down to the eighth inning when Adrian Beltre came to the plate with the bases […]

Burrell Helps Rays Beat Red Sox Twice on Saturday

Yikes, what an ugly weekend it has been for baseball. While the Bruins and Celtics won their games indoors on Saturday, the Red Sox managed to lose two games outdoors in the rain at Fenway Park. In the first “game,” play resumed in the bottom of the ninth with the score tied 1-1. The struggling […]

Red Sox 2010 Roster Preview: Bullpen

Once a weakness that led to the heartbreaking loss to the Yankees in the 2003 ALCS, the Red Sox bullpen has been the gold standard for the last few seasons, being referred to as “one of the best in baseball” at times by many. Anchored by Jonathan Papelbon, the relief pitching for the Red Sox […]

Byrd in Playoffs Bullpen, Delcarmen Out

Seen by many as a temporary fill-in to help the Red Sox play out their schedule, Paul Byrd will be added to Boston’s ALDS roster. As a result, reliever Manny Delcarmen will be left off the roster, much to the delight of SoB’s David R. Phelps. Delcarmen started the year with 13 scoreless innings in April, […]

No Room For Delcarmen on Playoff Team

I don’t think this is particularly controversial, but Manny Delcarmen, noted Boston native and mediocre relief pitcher, should be left off the playoff roster. This has been a very tough year for Delcarmen, who somehow manages to turn three above average pitches into a decidedly below average performance. After a promising start, with a 0.00 ERA […]

Royals Bash Red Sox, 12-9

Tim Wakefield, easily the team’s No. 3 starter all season, has definitely slipped to No. 5 or worse after back troubles have derailed his season. The knuckleballer gave all he could Monday night against the Royals, going five innings and allowing four runs on five hits and seven walks. But, thanks to the Sox offense, he […]

Martinez Pinch Hit Lifts Sox Over O’s

The Red Sox got out to an early lead in the first inning, when Jason Bay had a two-out single to left, which scored Jacoby Ellbsury and Kevin Youkilis. The Orioles answered back with a run of their own in the second when Cesar Izturis grounded into a double play. Boston added a run in the […]