// Ryan Sweeney

Red Sox May Regret Letting Papelbon Walk in Free Agency

On Sept. 28, 2011, Jonathan Papelbon threw his last pitch as a member of the Boston Red Sox. A 1-1 splitter to the Orioles’ Robert Andino was smacked into left field for a walk off RBI hit to end Boston’s season in a dramatic collapse for the ages. The Red Sox would move on from […]

Should the Red Sox Add Jackie Bradley, Jr. to the 2013 Major League Roster?

This spring training has been great for Boston’s young stud of a center fielder, Jackie Bradley, Jr. He boasts a .571 average and an OPS of 1.269 in 15 plate appearances. It may be a small sample size, but he has scored four times in five game and will be a great leadoff hitter with […]

Ryan Sweeney Punches Door, Will Miss 8 Weeks with Likely Broken Hand

Red Sox outfielder Ryan Sweeney has single-handedly (pun intended) wiped out any trade value he had by engaging in a boxing match with a dugout door at Fenway Park. The door won. Sweeney will miss the next eight weeks to recover from a likely broken hand.

Ciriaco Plays Hero Again as Red Sox Edge Yankees in 10 Innings

The Red Sox edged out a victory in 10 innings against the Yankees Sunday night, winning by a score of 3-2. The rubber match of the three-game weekend series in New York was highlighted by the pitching staffs of both teams. There was very little offense to speak of as Felix Doubront and Hiroki Kuroda […]

Lester’s Struggles Continue, Blue Jays Pound Red Sox to Complete Sweep

The Blue Jays completed the sweep of the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Sunday, winning by a score of 15-7. Jon Lester has been the focus of the media for his poor outings recently, and Sunday he hoped to get back on track. That was not the case as he gave up a whopping […]

Was the Josh Reddick Trade Really Worth it?

In the offseason the Red Sox made the move to acquire a closer in an effort to fill the hole left when Jonathan Papelbon took his talents to Philadelphia. In the quest to fill that hole, the Red Sox traded young outfielder Josh Reddick, and minor league players Raul Alcantara and Miles Head to the […]

Sorting Through the Surplus of Red Sox Outfielders

There’s certainly never too much of a good thing, but the Boston Red Sox seem to face a dilemma in the coming weeks as they sort through an incredible amount of outfielders. Each has both positive and negative aspects of being a part of the 25-man roster, making it difficult for manager Bobby Valentine and […]

Beckett Solid, Red Sox Bats Quiet in 4-1 Loss

The Red Sox dropped their fourth straight game on Monday by a final score of 4-1 as they ran into more strong pitching, this time in the form of Miami Marlins ace Josh Johnson. The game featured the first start by Josh BeckettĀ against his former franchise, but the Fish jumped all over him early on, […]

Lester Solid, but Red Sox Swept By Nationals

The Washington Nationals completed the sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon in Boston. The Nationals edged out a 4-3 victory as Bryce Harper scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, after starting the game on the bench. The Nationals came out of the gates swinging as lead-off hitter Danny Espinosa doubled […]

Red Sox Fall to Nationals in Dice-K’s Return

Before the Celtics tip off tonight against the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston sports fans were treated with a similarly unpredictable event: the return of Daisuke Matsuzaka to the major leagues after a year removed because of Tommy John surgery. He showed good stuff for the most part, but […]

Clay Buchholz Effective, Red Sox Top Blue Jays 7-2

On Friday night the Red Sox opened a three game series in Toronto by defeating the Blue Jays 7-2, pulling the teams into a tie for fourth place in the extremely tight American League East race. The win was led by the top half of the Sox order as well as another stronger outing by […]

Tigers Maul Red Sox Pitching, Avoid Sweep

With two inherited runners on and two outs in the top of the eighth, Matt Albers struck out left fielder Don Kelly looking to end the threat. That was basically the only good thing the Boston Red Sox did on the mound all night. The Detroit Tigers clubbed 14 hits off Josh Beckett and two […]

Red Sox Lose in 17 Innings to Orioles

The Red Sox attempted to avoid being swept by the Baltimore Orioles as they sent Clay BuchholzĀ on the mound on Sunday. Unfortunately the game turned into a ridiculous 17-inning affair ending in a brutally painful 9-6 Sox loss. Darnell McDonald earned the loss after the Sox depleted their available bullpen options and were forced to […]

Aaron Cook Injured, Battered by Orioles in Red Sox Loss

Aaron Cook was hoping for a better first start in Boston. A much anticipated debut for the Red Sox on Saturday was shattered early, as a second inning collision with Chris Davis left a large gash in his leg. He amazingly stayed in the game, but probably would have been better off hitting the showers, […]

Red Sox Continue Winning Ways in Pitchers’ Duel

It was very refreshing to see Boston get off to such a great road trip, and that hasn’t let up. Thanks to a 1-0 victory against the White Sox, that streak now stands at six. However, Chicago could have done better. The most important play of the game came in the first inning, with Chicago […]