// Scott Atchison

Red Sox Split Doubleheader with Orioles, Still Lead Rays By 2

The Red Sox started the day just 2.0 games ahead of the Rays in the AL Wild Card race, and after 18 long innings of baseball against those pesky Orioles, the Sox remain just 2.0 games up with eight games to go. Game 1: Orioles 7, Red Sox 6 W: Jeremy Guthrie (9-17) - 6.0 IP, […]

Longoria, Upton and Kotchman all Homer as Rays Rock Red Sox, Cut Wild Card Lead to 3

When nothing is going right, nothing is going right. Such was the case Thursday night at Fenway, when a freakish broken-bat grounder led to four runs by the Tampa Bay Rays, who homered three times to beat the Red Sox, 9-2, and cut Boston’s wild card lead to three games. Broken Bat Ends Up Breaking […]

Athletics Hammer Wakefield for Eight Runs, Add Seven More off Bullpen

The Oakland Athletics swung early and often Friday night at Fenway, and Tim Wakefield was powerless to stop them. Wakefield gave up eight runs (four earned) on eight hits, including two homers, and the Athletics battered the Red Sox, 15-5. The Red Sox maintained their one-game lead in the AL East because the Yankees lost […]

Pierre and Ramirez Pound Aceves, Red Sox in White Sox Win

Having lost two straight, the Boston Red Sox needed a stopper Tuesday night. They turned to a man who hadn’t lost since June 2009, and he was terrible. Red Sox starter Alfredo Aceves gave up eight runs in just five innings of work, and the Chicago White Sox banged out 15 hits – 12 singles […]

John Lackey Placed on Disabled List, Atchison Called Up

Last week, we asked: what is wrong with John Lackey? Well, apparently he may have been injured. The Red Sox placed Lackey on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with a strained right elbow. Lackey is also battling some off-the-field issues as his wife has been battling cancer.

Lackey Severely Lacking in 11-0 Loss to Angels

Less than 13 hours after playing a marathon, rain-soaked, 13-inning affair against the Angels into the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Red Sox were set to go at it at Fenway Park against the Halos for the final time this season…and we’re only in May. Terry Francona had to use eight pitchers in Thursday […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/21-3/27): Sox Lose Mayor’s Cup, On 10-Game Losing Streak

Hey there, Sox fans! Sports of Boston brings you the final full week of Boston Red Sox Spring Training games, as player and fan alike eagerly await Friday’s Opening Day! The Red Sox made several roster moves this week, leaving their roster at 32 players. On Friday, the Red Sox reassigned four players to minor […]

Red Sox Spring Training (3/7-3/13): Roster Trimmed, Gonzalez Debuts Saturday

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s continuing coverage of the Red Sox’s Spring Training! Opening Day is less than four weeks away, and we’ll be be right there every day leading up to it. Nine games in seven days is a lot of games, but we’ve got recaps for every one of them. But even […]

Red Sox Spring Training (2/28-3/6): Lester Gets Flu, Gonzalez Takes BP

Welcome back to Sports of Boston’s weekly recap of all things spring training. After sweeping Boston College and Northeastern University, the Boston Red Sox began Grapefruit League action with an 8-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins to round out opening weekend. This week the team played a full slate of games, and we’re happy to […]

Red Sox 2011 Bullpen Preview: Albers, Atchison, Bowden

With only so many spots open in the bullpen and so many arms competing, there will have to be some players left off the Red Sox 40-man roster this season. Most of the players previously mentioned in the other posts are pretty much set in stone to make it. The others? Not so fast. Matt […]

Why Cliff Lee Needs to Join Boston

Several teams have already (rightfully so) expressed their interest in Cliff Lee, with some even travelling to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to meet with the Ol’ Gunslinger. (Sorry, wrong guy, but close enough to Arkansas.) And whether or not John Henry and Theo Epstein will do what needs to be done and pull the trigger, they really […]

Boston Red Sox 2010 Report Card: Bullpen

Relief pitching is like refereeing and third base coaches – when it’s great you hardly notice it, and when it stinks it’s all you can talk about. When Red Sox GM Theo Epstein announced that relief pitching would be Boston’s No. 1 offseason priority, it wasn’t a ringing endorsement of the scrapheap left behind in […]

Bullpen Implodes as Sox Lose 9-1

Ty Wigginton broke a seventh-inning tie with a three-run homer off Scott Atchison that landed left of Pesky’s Pole in right field, barely clearing the right field fence. The Orioles scored the game’s final nine runs to pound the sleepy Red Sox 9-1 on Tuesday night. Clay Buchholz allowed four hits and a run over six […]

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 on Wrong End of Walk-off

If nothing else, this season has been full of drama for the Red Sox. This time, it was another trough rather than a crest, and the Rays walked off with a win 3-2 in 10 innings. The Sox took the lead in the 4th when Adrian Beltre hit a sac fly following a single from […]