// Rocco Baldelli

Rocco Baldelli “Not Ready to Retire,” Joins Rays as Assistant

Originally tapped to join the Yankees, among other teams, as a fourth outfielder this season, Rocco Baldelli has re-joined the Tampa Bay Rays. No, he will not be patrolling the outfield at Tropicana as he did from 2003-2008. Instead, due to a variety of ailments that have plagued him throughout his career, Baldelli will join […]

Red Sox Hot Stove: Back Burner

With all the attention given to Alex Gonzalez heading to Toronto, Marco Scutaro confessing his desire to be a Red Sox, and the Blue Jays dangling Roy Halladay (who may have become the focus of the next Boston vs. New York bidding war), there are a few smaller moves the Red Sox will be focusing […]

Red Sox 2009 Outfield Review

When I handed out the Red Sox report card, the Red Sox outfielders earned an A. The three outfielders, Jason Bay, Jacoby Ellsbury, and J. D. Drew, played nearly every day together, meshed very well to form a very good defense, and collectively got on base, hit for power, and generated runs with speed. If there […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wasteful Red Sox Squander Chances

It was the kind of matinee you’d rather not take the kids to see. The Red Sox were poor in all phases of the game today, losing 6-2 at Toronto. The bats? Boston was 1-12 with runners in scoring position. The pitching? Brad Penny was woeful, giving up eight hits and six earned runs through […]

Lester Continues Dominance Against Kansas City

Jon Lester and the Red Sox were on the better end of a true pitcher’s duel last night earning the 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Royals at home. Lester pitched a gem giving up only four hits and striking out eight batters in eight innings. He improved his record to 3-1 against Kansas City, […]

Smoltz Has Rough Outing in Sox Debut

The Red Sox were looking to sweep the Washington Nationals when John Smoltz took the hill for the first time as a member of the Red Sox. He replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is now on the DL after struggling to a 1-5 record. Smoltz had a rough outing himself in his debut, allowing five runs […]

Beckett HR Not Enough to Sweep Phillies

Josh Beckett took the mound in the fourth inning with a 4-1 lead, and had really stifled the Phillies to that point. Then, he unraveled in the inning, and forked over the lead as a three-run lead became a one-run deficit. An angry Beckett violently threw his glove into the dugout, and grabbed his bat […]

Jays Win 5-3, Sox Look to Avoid Sweep

The Red Sox will look to avoid a sweep today at the hands of the Blue Jays, just a week after completing a sweep of the Jays in Fenway Park. On the mound for the Sox will be Jon Lester, who needs to avoid allowing the big inning. In his last start, he tossed four […]

Sox Explode for 12 Runs in Sixth Inning, Beat Indians 13-3

Judging by the box score, you never would have guessed that the Sox were losing this game at any point in the evening. Early rainfall threatened the final game of the Sox and Indians two game series, but the weather subsided and the Sox bats came alive. Playing without Kevin Youkilis (back), David Ortiz (neck), […]

Red Sox Win Rain-Shortened Game 1

UPDATE: The Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 10-1 in Game 1 of a day/night doubleheader. The game was called after seven innings due to rain, but officials expect to play Game 2 tonight. Tim Wakefield pitched a 7-inning complete game, allowing just one run in lowering his season ERA to 2.45. Check back later […]

Red Sox Rolling the Dice on Baldelli, Smoltz

The Red Sox may have missed on the big fish this offseason in Mark Teixeira, A.J. Burnett, CC Sabathia, and Derek Lowe and saw the Yankees sign the first three, however, they have not stopped bringing in veterans to fill holes in the roster.  They signed Brad Penny to bolster the rotation and Josh Bard […]

Red Sox Sign Rocco Baldelli

The Red Sox filled a spot in their bench Thursday by signing New England-native Rocco Baldelli. The former Rays outfielder will probably back up J.D. Drew, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Jason Bay in the outfield. To make a spot for Rocco on the 40-man roster, the Sox designated knuckleballer Charlie Zink for assignment. Baldelli is only […]

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 […]