// Seattle Mariners

Wakefield’s All-Star Nod Highlights Past Week

Welcome to the first installment of The Starting Nine. This column will take a look back at the past week for the Red Sox, and I will make nine comments, opinions, observation, etc. that stuck out to me throughout the week. This past week saw the Sox finish up inter-league play with Atlanta, a three […]

Sox Bullpen Falters Again Vs. Mariners

Jason Varitek provided the only runs at Fenway Park on Independence Day against the Mariners, hitting a two-run home run in the second off Garret Olson. Tek’s HR would be just one of the four hits Olson allowed. The Mariners lefty went 6 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking four. With the game tied […]

Mariners Squeak By Red Sox Again

All across New England on Saturday, families were flipping burgers, grilling hot dogs, and preparing to watch the fireworks in person or on television later that night. They were first treated to a Red Sox game, hoping for some fireworks on the baseball diamond. All they got was a pitiful offensive effort in a 3-2 […]

Hernandez, Mariners Open Final Homestand Before All-Star Break

The Red Sox continue to be hot and are holding off the surging Yankees in the division race.  The Red Sox have won seven series in a row, though the last five were against teams considered to not be contenders and have Seattle, Oakland, and Kansas City, and their combined .455 winning percentage, at home to end […]

Green’s Error Blows Game Against M’s

The Red Sox and Mariners were locked in a tight 2-2 game in the ninth inning Sunday night. Ramon Ramirez was on the hill, backed by a spotless 4-0 record in a great start to his Red Sox career. With two outs, No. 9 hitter Ronny Cedeno was at the plate, and it appeared the […]

Home Runs Power Sox over Mariners

With David Ortiz sitting out for the second straight game while he “rests,” the Red Sox needed some pop from other parts of the lineup (though Ortiz has provided none so far, anyway). They found it in a likely source: Jason Bay, who finished 1-4 with a two-run HR in the second inning. In the […]

David Ortiz Benched, Sox Lose to Mariners

David Ortiz has now been benched, at least for a couple days. But, who could blame Terry Francona? Papi was coming off a horrible game that has punctuated his season, going 0-7 with three strikeouts and 12 men left on base Thursday night against the Angels. He sat Friday night and watched his teammates play […]

Red Sox Finally Take Series From Rays, Close in on East Lead

Lately, it seems that any series involving the Yankees is sure to get the Red Sox on track.  Coming off the miserable trip to Tampa Bay, where they dropped three of four, the Red Sox visited the new Yankee Stadium for the first time and left unblemished, sweeping the brief two-game set. They split another […]

Red Sox Trade Aardsma to Mariners

The Boston Red Sox on Tuesday acquired minor league pitcher Fabian Williamson from the Seattle Mariners for righthander David Aardsma. Aardsma was 4-2 with a 5.55 ERA in a career-high 47 appearances out of the Red Sox bullpen last season. Theo Epstein had hoped for much more from Aardsma, but every time he seemed to be […]

View from the Monster 7-28

The Red Sox have continued to struggle coming out of the All Star Break while Tampa Bay is tepid and the Yankees are hot.  This has tightened the division into a three-team race and the Yankees have made the run I have been expecting.  The Yankees even filled in some of their biggest holes in […]

Sox Sweep Mariners, Manny Hurts Knee

The Red Sox took care of business out in Seattle via a sweep after losing the first three games of the west coast swing against the Angels. The Sox completed it, winning 6-3 in 12 innings Wednesday night ahead of an off-day Thursday and a big weekend series at home against the Yankees. Manny Ramirez […]

Manny Caught Jaywalking in Seattle

Manny just never stops being Manny. This laughable story was reported by Seattle Times Geoff Baker in his Mariners blog: Seems that Boston slugger Manny Ramirez was leaving the ballpark, with headphones on trying to look inconspicuous and quickly get away from the crowds still leaving the stadium. He started to cross South Royal Brougham […]

View from the Monster 6-9

The week for the Red Sox began with a home series against division leading Tampa Bay with the team’s nine-game home win streak on the line.  Like the other two times these teams have played in 2008, the home team swept the series (now twice for Boston; once for Tampa).  The Red Sox offense was back […]

J.D. Drew Stays Hot as Sox Take Series Against M’s

Of course, after the first two games that saw the Red Sox and Mariners pick up blowout wins, there would be a pitcher’s duel in the series finale. Pitching for the Red Sox was rookie Justin Masterson, who was going for his third win against zero losses. Opposing him was lefty Erik Bedard, who has […]

Sox Bats Sleep Against Mariners Again

Tim Wakefield pitched an absolute gem and gave the Red Sox every chance to win this game. But, in accordance with their previous road games, the Sox bats fell asleep and were shutout 1-0 by Erik Bedard and the Mariners. Wake went the full eight innings in the loss, allowing one run (a Yuniesky Betancourt […]