// Phil Hughes

Week 9 Waiver-Wire Pickups: Lonnie Chisenhall, Garrett Jones Making Some Noise

With 50 games in the books for most squads, it might be time to give some players a short leash with other options on the waiver wire. From starting pitching to the hot corner, here are some options to look to add this week and moving forward. All stats via ESPN.com as of Monday, May […]

Red Sox Crush Yankees 11-1; Doubront Dominant

The Boston Red Sox took advantage of its base runners on Saturday night against the New York Yankees with 11 runs on 18 hits, including three homers and 5-of-15 with runners in scoring position. They won 11-1 and bring the AL East lead to two games over the Yankees. Felix Doubront really dominated in his […]

Bronx Bombers Blast 5 HR, Red Sox Fall in New York

Franklin Morales is having an exceptional season for the Boston Red Sox, becoming a starter out of nowhere. Unfortunately the New York Yankees remain kryptonite against the former reliever, blasting solo home runs off of Morales on Friday night in a 6-4 Red Sox loss. This year Morales has allowed eight home runs to the […]

Beckett Lets One Get Away as Red Sox Fall to Texas

In the rubber game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox managed to scrap across a few runs and Josh Beckett avoided his recent first inning struggles, yet the team still fell 5-3 after two late Ranger runs broke a 3-3 tie. The loss drops the Sox back below .500 […]

Ciriaco Helps Red Sox Salvage Split Against Yankees in Doubleheader

The Red Sox and Yankees are adding another chapter to their historic rivalry with a four-game weekend series at Fenway Park, highlighted by Saturday’s doubleheader. Despite a 6-1 loss in the first game that saw Boston fall further back in the standings, the night game ended a 9-5 victory for the Red Sox, who are […]

Sox Bounce Back With Three Homers in 9-5 Win Over New York

After dropping the series opener in frustrating fashion, the Red Sox came back from an early deficit to defeat the Yankees, 9-5.  Sox starter Josh Beckett went 7 innings while striking out 8 to improve his record to 12-5 on the season. Beckett is now 15-8 against the Yankees in his career. All Red Sox […]

Reddick Helps Beat Yankees in Walk-Off Thriller; Sox Take Over 1st in AL East

Criticize the marathon games that come from baseball’s best rivalry if you will, but boy do the Sox and Yankees deliver some cardiac action. Sunday was pitted as a mismatch between resurgent ace Josh Beckett and the surprising but weaker Freddy Garcia. What it turned into was a late-inning comeback for the regular season ages […]

Red Sox Pick Up First Win, Beat Yankees 9-6 At Fenway

The Red Sox rolled into town off to their worst start (0-6) since 1996, and had to face the arch-rival New York Yankees to open the season at Fenway Park on Opening Day. The Red Sox had a tastefully done ceremony introducing the new upgrades at Fenway Park, including awesome (or 1337) HD video screens […]

Fantasy Fast Forward: Pitchers and Catchers Diamonds in the Rough

Today, we wrap up our “Diamonds in the Rough” series with a very shallow position, a very deep position, and a position I hardly want to devote any real time to at all. Catching, as it seems to be year in and year out, features one the shallowest groups of top-tier talent at any position […]

The Streak is Over: Brian McCann leads NL to First All-Star Game Victory Since 1996

The 81st Midsummer Classic took place Tuesday evening at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. At stake was home field advantage for the World Series. Coming into this All-Star Game, the American League was unbeaten in 13 match-ups (including a tie in 2002), but the National League had the overall better record at 40-38 (2 ties).  Starting […]

Papelbombed! Sox Closer Blows Save, Yankees Win 11-9

Monday’s game featured a matchup of two hot pitchers, with Daisuke Matsuzaka coming off his best outing of the season to face Phil Hughes, who entered the game at 5-0 with a 1.38 ERA. The two starters were anything but hot, however, as both struggled to keep their pitch counts down against the patient ball clubs. […]

Bi-Polar Performance by Beckett Knocks the Sox Back Into Reality

After obliterating the Angels, the Red Sox faced their biggest rivals Friday night and suffered one of their worst losses of the season. Josh Beckett had complete command of his fastball and off-speed pitches through the first 3.2 innings, striking out seven batters. After giving up a three-run homer to Nick Swisher, Beckett lost control […]

Pitching will Dominate Sox – Yanks Weekend Tilt at the Fens

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood? No, no. The Country Mouse and the City Mouse? Scratch that. Paula Abdul and that dancing cat in the “Opposites Attract” video? Lame, I know, but you get the point. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are two teams going in entirely different directions and both […]

Beltre Back With Something to Prove

Now that the Major League trade deadline has come and gone, most of us have just started to take our fingers off the ice packs. Ask any doctor, there’s only so much refreshing of a website that one’s fingers can take. This is why I have trained to use all of my fingers to click […]

How to Fix the Yankees 2009 Roster

The Yankees have quite a bit of holes to fill this offseason. Simply put their hitting last year was abysmal (partially due to injuries, but also some guys aging) and their starting pitching had so many injuries that they relied much too much on Sidney Ponson. Their fielding has sunk to a really poor level […]