// Ryan Kalish

Lester Avenges Patriots Loss, Beats Blue Jays for 18th Win

OK, so maybe Jon Lester technically didn’t avenge the Patriots loss to the Jets on Sunday because baseball in Boston is nearly irrelevant now that the Patriots season is in full swing. But, Lester did what he could to make some Boston sports fans smile on a day when most would rather mope. In the […]

Buchholz Bounces Back As Sox Top Mariners 5-1

Coming off the shortest outing of his career, lasting just one inning against the Oakland A’s, Clay Buchholz was looking for a team like the Mariners to change his luck. With cleanup hitter Franklin Gutierrez hitting just .247/.308/.367 for an OPS under .700, the Mariners’ lineup was just what the doctor ordered. Buchholz tossed seven […]

Lester Strikes Out 12 in Efficient Victory in Seattle

The phrase “one bad inning” has often been associated with Red Sox starter Jon Lester. On Monday night at Safeco Field it would as well, but the one bad inning would belong to the Seattle Mariners pitcher FACING Lester, Doug Fister. Fister gave up four of his six hits and three of his five earned […]

Rookies Help Wakefield, 44, Become Oldest Sox Pitcher to Get Win

With the Red Sox fading from the playoff picture, Terry Francona penciled three rookies in their early 20′s into the starting lineup on Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, along with 44-year-old knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. If the Red Sox had won on Tuesday night, the team was considering starting Clay Buchholz on three days […]

Kalish Grand Slam Helps Red Sox Creep Closer to Rays

First of all, let’s get this out of the way. After a demoralizing sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox over the weekend, the Red Sox have little or no shot of usurping the Rays or Yankees to earn a playoff berth this season. With that given, the Red Sox can make it […]

Red Sox Swept at Home in Doubleheader

Things just keep getting worse for Boston. On Saturday, the Red Sox’ playoff hopes had another nail put in their coffin, as the Red Sox were swept by the White Sox, both times by the score of 3-1. The losses leave the Red Sox 10.0 games back of the Yankees (a season-worst), 2.5 games back […]

Red Sox Stay Perfect Against Halos With 7-5 Win

The Red Sox just kept on rolling Wednesday. They beat the Angels 7-5 to take a 9-0 edge in the season series, with the final game coming Thursday. It didn’t take the Sox long to take command, as Dustin Pedroia walked, stole 2nd, and advanced to 3rd on a throwing error in the 1st, and […]

Kalish Hits Grand Slam, Red Sox Top Angels 6-0

The Red Sox entered Tuesday’s contest with the Angels 5.5 games behind both the Yankees and Rays for first place in the AL East and Wild Card. The Yankees and Rays, of course, both won their games. How did the Red Sox do? The Sox countered with another dominant performance from their budding ace Clay […]

Lester Cools Down Rangers’ Bats as Red Sox Win 3-1

It seemed all too familiar heading into the ninth inning on Saturday night. The starter pitches a gem, leaving the bullpen to deliver the last three outs. What seems like an easy task, at least for most major league teams, has become Terry Francona’s White Whale. For the past two nights, the Red Sox looked […]

Introducing Ryan Kalish

It’s been a brutal, injury riddled season thus far, and the Red Sox have been forced to rely on contributions from unlikely sources all year. We’ve seen walk-off doubles from Darnell McDonald, grand slams from of Daniel Nava and perhaps one too many at-bats from the likes of Jeremy Hermida and Eric Patterson. However, these […]

Sox Pound Blue Jays, Gain Ground in Wild Card Race

It was the kind of offensive display that any pitching staff would salivate over. The boys of summer needed a laugher in their favor for a change, and got it on Wednesday night, as the Boston Red Sox out-slugged the Toronto Blue Jays on their way to a 10-1 victory. While the Yankees managed to avoid […]

Buchholz and Kalish Lead Red Sox to 6-3 Victory in Bronx

Javier Vazquez probably hoped his Yankee reunion tour would go better that it has. While the right-hander has settled down since April, the Red Sox brought back memories of the 2004 ALCS where the talented pitcher couldn’t get the job done. His opponent, Clay Buchholz, on the other hand, was in the zone most of […]

Red Sox Run Out of Heroics, Fall to Indians 6-5

For the fourth straight game, the Red Sox attempted to mount an improbable rally on Monday night against the Cleveland Indians. But, for the first time since Friday night’s loss to the Tigers, the Red Sox did not complete the comeback. Adrian Beltre really tried to deliver a win for the good guys, as he […]

Orale Papi! David Ortiz Wins In The 9th (This Time)

When a grand slam isn’t enough, try it again. It may not have been a homer, but David “Big Papi” Ortiz hit a walk-off double, driving in his seventh RBI in the 9th inning in two nights. It didn’t start out so well, and didn’t look good until the end; Miguel Cabrera thrust a spear […]

Red Sox Farm System: 2010 Harvest

Jacoby Ellsbury. Mike Cameron. Mike Lowell. Josh Beckett. Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dustin Pedroia. Manny Delcarmen. Jeremy Hermida. Victor Martinez. Jason Varitek. The Boson Red Sox have lost a player with the ability to play every position except shortstop (and even then Pedroia could but likely never would) to the disabled list this year. Starters and relievers, […]