// Nick Green

Boston Beats L.A. in the Big Game! Red Sox 10, Dodgers 6.

When this season’s schedule came out, Red Sox fans circled the date of June 18, when the Los Angeles Dodgers would be at Fenway Park, for it would be the night of The Return: a former Red Sox hero coming back to the site of his glory, the most anticipated Fenway reunion in quite a […]

Nick Green Struck Out, but Sox Still Deserved the Win

Last Wednesday, Nick Green stood at the plate with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning, and with the tying run on third with two outs. After going down in the count 0-2, he battled back and drew a two-out walk. However, if you watched the game, Green checked his swing on […]

Green With Envy

It’s no secret that Red Sox pitching has been a bit bleak lately. Josh Beckett has gone from the team’s Ace to their Joker. If he’s any worse, he’ll be the “Rules for Draw and Stud Poker” card. Hideki Okajima and Takashi Saito have been ho-hum out of the pen. Tim Wakefield is injured too much to […]

OMG! Tom Brady is HOTT, or Not, LOL

According to recent research, apparently from teenage girls across the country, Tom Brady is only the eighth best looking quarterback in the NFL. At least BC alum Matt Ryan tops the list, with a 99.82% symmetrical face, compared with 99.14% for Brady. But, does it really matter at all? Beauty is only skin deep, and […]

Green Makes Pitching Debut, but Boston Falls to Chicago

With the Yankees dropping another game to the Rangers, the Red Sox looked to gain momentum on New York while keeping Texas at bay. However, giving up nine runs in three innings did not help as the White Sox handed Boston a 9-5 loss. Starter Junichi Tazawa was not in prime form and with several relievers […]

Lowrie, Green Not the Answer for the Red Sox

Eight. That is the number of shortstops that have seen regular playing time since the Red Sox traded away everyone’s favorite player and hometown hero Nomar Garciaparra in 2004. Of those eight, only one has been a success: Orlando Cabrera. As badly as the Red Sox front office has struck out with the shortstop position, […]

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 […]

Sox Suffer Through Worst Week of the Season

After a good end to the series in Baltimore last Sunday, the Red Sox had an off-day followed by a trip down to the Trop in Tampa Bay for a short two-game series with the Rays followed by a trip to New York for a longer four-game series with the Yankees over the weekend. Neither […]

Report: Red Sox Claim Cristian Guzman

The Red Sox lost Jed Lowrie to the disabled list again with a strained forearm, and without Julio Lugo, are left with the slumping Nick Green and the recently acquired Chris Woodward to play shortstop. Understandably, Theo Epstein is not impressed with the tandem, and is apparently zeroing in on another shortstop, according to the […]

Nippert Shuts Down Sox, Rangers Sweep Series

For the third straight night, the Sox couldn’t produce anything on offense in a 3-1 loss. Dustin Nippert went 5 2/3 innings giving up only one run and five hits. His counterpart, Clay Buchholz allowed three runs on six hits in four innings. Nippert got the spot start for Vincente Padilla who, along with the rest […]

Halladay Dominates Red Sox in 3-1 Win

Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox, Roy Halladay might have made his final start with the Blue Jays, and he made it a good one. The subject of some big trade rumors, Halladay played very well on a big stage, giving up just six hits and one run with seven strikeouts in a complete game […]

Arrivederci, Julio: Lugo Designated for Assignment

Really bashing a professional athlete in print always reminds me of what Kurt Vonnegut said about literary criticism — it’s as though you’ve just put on full armor and attacked a banana split. Which is a great image, unless you’re particularly fond of banana splits, what with the ice cream and banana pieces plastered all […]

Red Sox 2009 Midseason Report Card: Hitting

2009 Red Sox Report Card: Pitching | Hitting | Management The Red Sox boast the second best team ERA in the American League (4.07), behind Seattle’s 3.73. Pitching is great and all, and it may be most pivotal to a team’s success, but you’ve got to admit: good hitting is sexy. The Sox have been […]

Papi Power Pushes Sox to Victory

On Wednesday night, the Red Sox did the little things right, which is usually all it takes when the big things go your way. A botched pickoff here and fortunate double play there made all the difference for Boston as they beat the Oakland A’s 5-4 to take the series and maintain a one-game lead […]

Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week

Welcome to the first installment of The Starting Nine. This column will take a look back at the past week for the Red Sox, and I will make nine comments, opinions, observation, etc. that stuck out to me throughout the week. This past week saw the Sox finish up inter-league play with Atlanta, a three […]