// Paul Byrd

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, […]

Sox Game Not Televised In My Area

So…I listened to Joe Castiglione and the great Dave O’Brien on the radio. They do some fine work, but no TV (the game was apparently on NESN Plus) means no Heidi Watney. Damn Bruins! Anywho, we saw the good, the bad, and the ugly from Josh Beckett. The bad? Allowing six hits and four runs […]

Sox Get Swept, Look Towards Wild Card

The Red Sox came into the series with the hope of stealing the AL East. However, now they will be playing for a Wild Card slot as the Yankees swept the Sox and captured the AL East crown along the way. The win Sunday afternoon gives the Yankees their 11th division title since 1995 and […]

Live Blog: Red Sox vs. Angels, 9-16

The Red Sox beat the Angels 9-8 in dramatic fashion Thursday night, when Nick Green drew a controversial bases loaded walk to tie the game, and Alex Gonzalez laced a hit down the left field line to win it for the Sox in the ninth. Angels closer Brian Fuentes suggested umpires were too “timid” or […]

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 […]

White Sox Slaughter Byrd, Red Sox 12-2

Coming off a surprisingly strong start in a win against the Blue Jays, recently re-signed starter Paul Byrd was looking to continue to his run of good pitching against the White Sox Friday night. After one scoreless inning, things looked good. In the second inning, former Red Sox 1B/OF Mark Kotsay launched a two-run shot […]

Byrd Batters Birds

It was a sensational re-debut for Paul Byrd, returning from pseudo-retirement, as he pitched six scoreless innings en route to a 7-0 destruction of the Toronto Blue Jays. Byrd gave up only three hits while throwing 83 pitches, 53 of which were strikes. Also debuting for the Red Sox was reliever Billy Wagner, who handled […]

Victor Martinez Joins the Sox, Jerry Remy Cancer-Free

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… Red Sox trade for Victor Martinez, get rid of Adam LaRoche Almost as soon as the Red Sox acquired first basemen Adam LaRoche, […]

Red Sox Sign Paul Byrd Again

The Red Sox, reeling from a three-game losing streak and heading into New York down 2.5 games, have re-signed 38-year-old starting pitcher Paul Byrd. He signed a minor league deal, and should be brought up to the majors on Sept. 1. The Sox traded for Byrd last season, who went 4-2 with a 4.78 ERA in eight […]

Red Sox 2008 Starting Rotation Review

The final installment of position group reviews is the starting rotation, the rock of the 2008 Red Sox.  These five received the highest grade in my report card with an A-.  The biggest plus for the rotation was its stability: four players made 27 or more starts.  That leaves only the fifth spot in the […]

Rays Blast Red Sox 9-1 in Game 3

The Tampa Bay Rays came into Boston for Game 3 and blasted four home runs (B.J. Upton, Evan Longoria, Rocco Baldelli, Carlos Pena) en route to a 9-1 victory. Joe Maddon’s crew now has a 2-1 series lead, and can end the series in Boston with wins in Game 4 and 5. Jon Lester was […]

Instant Replay Reveals Need for Greater Oversight of Umpires

I should offer a disclaimer before I even get deep into this article. I’m a fan of instant replay in baseball and am happy that MLB decided to bring it’s decision making into the 20th century. I also think MLB should’ve waited until next season so that every team would’ve had an equal number of […]

Red Sox Start Fast, Run Out of Gas This Week

The Red Sox returned home this week and brought their uneven play with them.  They had an offensive explosion against the weak pitching staff of the Rangers, but a rainout washed away the Blue Jays opener and took the Red Sox bats with it.  They will head out on the road this week against an Oriole team […]

The Race to the MLB Playoffs: Week 1

In this new feature, each Friday I’ll be taking a look at the race to win the division as well as the wild card and offer an outlook on the fast-approaching playoffs. Now that August is starting to wind down and Septemeber is looming ahead, the Red Sox still find themselves in second place in […]

Game 4: Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians In-Game Report

Tim Wakefield (17-12, 4.76) vs Paul Byrd (15-8, 4.59) ALL GAME LONG Paul Byrd looked good in the first inning, hitting his spots. Paul Byrd past 76 pitches has guys hitting .377 or higher so the Sox need to work the count. Both old guys are pitching well… this is a nerve racking one. Who […]