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Impotent Sox Do Nothing Against Mariners

This is starting to get ridiculous again. The Red Sox stifled themselves and couldn’t get anything going in the 2-0 loss to Seattle. Things started off with a hint of that kind of night, when Ichiro Suzuki started the game by stealing second. John Lackey then threw the ball clear into center on a pickoff […]

Live Blog: Red Sox vs. Seattle, Friday April 29

Live Blog: Seattle 5, Boston 4. The Mariners beat the Red Sox 5-4 Friday night. Read on for a full live blog of the game… Pregame: Which Matsuzaka will we get tonight– the dominant one of his last two starts, or the guy who was slapped all over the park by the Cleveland Indians? The […]

A.L. West Fantasy Preview

With all due respect to the A.L. West, most of the offense you want is on Texas. Now, don’t take that as a sign that talent isn’t elsewhere in the division. Oakland seems to have the market cornered on the best starting pitching, but don’t go there for first choice offense. The Angels have both […]

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 […]

Lowrie, Ortiz Power Red Sox Past Mariners

After trying years in 2008 and 2009 and a rough start to the 2010 season, David Ortiz  faced many doubts from critics, fans, and “experts” who said he was done. If by done you mean David Ortiz: New Energy (D.O.N.E.), then you were absolutely correct. Most critics couldn’t have been more wrong, as Big Papi […]

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 […]

Lackey, Scutaro Carry Red Sox Over Mariners

All the talk at Fenway Park on Monday night was about the possible return of Johnny Damon and all the rain that continued to fall in the Boston area. Despite the distractions, the Red Sox and Mariners did indeed start their three-game series at Fenway on Monday, with the inconsistent John Lackey squaring off against […]

Beckett, Red Sox Drop Second Straight in the Bronx

So much for that thunderous roar back into the standings. While a sweep would have been the nail in the proverbial coffin for your 2010 Boston Red Sox, the best that this team can hope for at this point is a split of the series. Doesn’t it taste just as bitter? As Josh Beckett and the […]

Red Sox Harpooned By Mariners

Yet again, Boston had a chance to ride decent pitching to a win, but they completely screwed it up again, giving way to the Mariners 4-2. The Mariners rank 27th out of 30 of all major league teams, and are one of four not above .400, and don’t have Cliff Lee, but still, the Red […]

Lester Dominates But Bats Go Silent in Seattle in 5-1 Loss

Who’d have thought Jon Lester v. David Pauley would have made for a Saturday night pitcher’s duel? While Lester’s home state and the confines of SafeCo Field have not exactly been kind to him in previous starts, he began a dominant roll in this one, retiring the first 16 batters he faced. He had struck […]

Beckett is Back as Sox Win 2-1

The Red Sox were able to hold off the Seattle Mariners Friday night 2-1, but the focal point was the pitcher who didn’t even factor into the decision. Sure, Josh Beckett was back last night, but Red Sox fans couldn’t help but wonder which version of their two-faced ace would actually show up. In his […]

The Couch Potato Report: Sox, Softball, and Snooki

During the 2008 Presidential election, we heard both Barack Obama and John McCain use the rhetorical expression “you can’t put lipstick on a pig” multiple times as their respective campaigns waged on towards election day. One of my friends from across the pond has a different way of saying the same thing… “you can’t polish […]

Lackey Flirts With No-Hitter, Red Sox Survive Scare in Seattle

The much-maligned John Lackey flirted with a no-hitter into the eighth inning on Thursday night against the light-hitting Mariners, but settled for allowing just two hits and one unearned run (on a second-inning passed ball) over eight innings. The Sox entered the ninth with a 6-1 lead, and the bullpen promptly imploded on cue. It […]

Red Sox Trade for IF Jack Hannahan

Looking for infield depth, the Red Sox traded with the Mariners for light-hitting corner infielder Jack Hannahan on Thursday. The Mariners got a player to be named or cash. Red Sox Get: Mariners Get: 1B/3B Jack Hannahan Player to be named/Cash Hannahan has played for Triple-A Tacoma all season, and is hitting .228. According to […]

Cliff Lee Traded to Rangers, Not Yankees

While it appeared that a Cliff Lee-to-the-Yankees trade was imminent, the Rangers swooped in at the 11th hour and nabbed the lefty ace, who immediately legitimizes the Rangers as they push for their first playoff series win in franchise history. Texas Gets: SP Cliff Lee RP Mark Lowe cash Seattle Gets: 1B Justin Smoak RHP […]