// Manny Delcarmen

The Billy Wagner-Jonathan Papelbon Quagmire

It has become a war of words, and demands, and soon Red Sox Nation will find out if Billy Wagner will join the team as a new member of the bullpen. One thing’s for certain: it will be on the team’s terms. There are several factors that need to be tinkered with to make the […]

Red Sox End Losing Streak, Beat Tigers 6-5

After scoring 18 runs last Sunday against the Orioles, the Red Sox managed just 14 runs over the next six games against the Rays and Yankees (0-6). So, after that disgusting stretch, the Sox needed just a little home cooking right? 10 pitches into their first game back home against the Tigers, Dustin Pedroia hit […]

A “Royal” Disappointment: Red Sox Lose Again at Fenway

The Red Sox dropped the ball again last night with their first game against the Kansas City Royals, blowing a four-run lead that led to the 8-6 loss at Fenway. It started out with a bang. David Ortiz blasted his 300th career homer for two runs, and the Sox were up 3-0 at the end […]

Sox Rally to Move to 8-0 Against Yankees in 2009

In a game many thought the Yankees would finally beat the Red Sox, Yanks ace CC Sabathia was slated to face Sox No. 5 starter Brad Penny. Penny turned in by far his best start of the season, out-pitching Sabathia in his six shutout innings to help the Sox earn the 4-3 win, their eighth […]

Red Sox Turn Down Deal to Get Nick Johnson

The Red Sox reportedly turned down a deal that would’ve sent relief pitcher Manny Delcarmen to the Washington Nationals for first baseman Nick Johnson. The Nats need to improve their bullpen, and word is the Sox want to improve their power, especially if David Ortiz never comes around. Nick Johnson is having a strong season […]

2009 Red Sox Preview: Relief Pitching

The Red Sox bullpen figures to play a huge role in how far this team can go. In the 2007 Championship season, the relievers were dominant in front of the elite Jonathan Papelbon. Hideki Okajima was an All-Star and Manny Delcarmen, Mike Timlin, and the rest of the pen set him up nearly perfectly. This […]

Red Sox 2008 Bullpen Review

In my report card, I graded the bullpen a B- and ranked them as the worst of the four units of the team.  Jonathan Papelbon was the rock of this unit all season, as expected.  Justin Masterson, after his conversion from starter, was also an effective later inning option for Terry Francona.  However, too many […]

Delcarmen Throws Strikes in Two Sports

Manny Delcarmen entered Game 5 of the ALCS with Boston down 5-0 to the upstart Tampa Bay Rays. After walking both men he faced, Delcarmen was pulled for Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon allowed a double to the red-hot B.J. Upton, allowing both inherited runners to score in a game that already seemed over. Down […]

Sox, Lowell Survive the Rain

The Red Sox continued to their winning ways against the Yankees and took game two of this four-game weekend series in the Bronx, winning 6-4. Mike Lowell and Kevin Youkilis provided the offense today with a home run and a strange triple. Josh Beckett also pitched a decent game for his eighth win of the […]

Sox, Bullpen Suffer Sweep By Rays

In the most important series in Tampa Bay’s history, the Rays played host to the Boston Red Sox for a shot at the division lead. The result? The Rays systematically beat the Red Sox down for three straight games in a sweep, capturing a 3 1/2 game division lead (a franchise record). They also now have […]

Astros Win Slugfest 11-10

The Astros won their first game all-time against the Red Sox, but needed some late-inning heroics to do so. Fast forward to the eighth inning: the Astros had already climbed back from a 4-0 deficit thanks to a five-run third inning off Jon Lester. They were now about to complete a comeback from a 9-6 […]

Duchscherer Flirts with No-Hitter, Beats Sox

Justin Duchscherer called his shot before the game: “I said, ‘Those guys don’t want none of me today ‘cuz I’m going to pull a Lester on ‘em,” Duchscherer recalled with a grin. “In the sixth inning, I was thinking, ‘Did I really say that before the game?” A nice recognition of Jon Lester, who pitched […]

Big Papi Powers Sox Sweep

Usually when Josh Beckett pitches poorly, the Red Sox are doomed. The ace should not be allowing six runs in seven innings of work. But, with this Red Sox offense, any mediocre effort could help towards a victory. The Sox got HR’s from David Ortiz (2), Dustin Pedroia, and Kevin Youkilis in 11-7 win over […]

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 […]