// Tim Wakefield

Crawford HRs, Wakefield Strong as Red Sox Beat Tigers

Let’s face it: you probably watched the first hour of the Friday night’s Red Sox game and missed the rest while the Bruins were on (the Bruins, of course, won 1-0 to earn their first trip to the Stanley Cup since 1990). Well, fear not! I’ve got you covered. Tim Wakefield filled in admirably for […]

Wakefield, Gonzalez Lead Red Sox Over Cubs

While he may be the oldest pitcher in Red Sox history, Tim Wakefield isn’t even half as old as the time span between games for the Chicago Cubs at Fenway Park (93 years). Wake took the mound Sunday night for the rubber match of the three game series, which saw the Red Sox pound out […]

Frustrated Francona Ejected, Red Sox Drop Third Straight

The streaky Red Sox dropped their third straight Friday night. Tim Wakefield struggled in the spot start and the Twins never looked back. Manager Terry Francona is the lucky one in all of this: he missed most of the game after being tossed in the top of the second for arguing a balk call. Adrian […]

Crawford’s Walk-Off Single Helps Red Sox Avoid Sweep

Well it’s official, the Red Sox having a winning record (in the month of May). After a sub-par first month of the season, the Red Sox have gotten off on the right foot to start May. On Sunday afternoon, Carl Crawford hit the walk-off single to score Jed Lowrie from third base to give Boston […]

More Abysmal Pitching Crushes Red Sox

That’s eight starts, and the only really good pitching performance wasn’t backed up with offense. This time, Clay Buchholz couldn’t even get out of the 4th inning, and the Yankees crushed their arch rivals 9-4. Once again, they were outclassed, this time by a much better Yankees team, starting pitching aside. Despite Derek Jeter getting […]

Red Sox Fall to 0-5 After 8-4 Loss To Tribe

In the fifth installment of a classic adventure series, we once again rejoin “our hero” in yet another perilous situation. Be it hanging precariously over a pit of lava or strapped to a table beneath a laser while the villain laughs maniacally during his monologue, we sympathize with and are shocked by, his plight. And […]

Lackey Lacking as Red Sox Implode Again

Someone forgot to tell the Red Sox that they’re supposed to contend for the World Series. Instead it looked like the Lowell Spinners were sent to face the Texas Rangers; yet again, Boston lost, 12-5. Again, they had the lead, but the starting pitching just didn’t feel like winning. In just 3.2 innings, John Lackey […]

Red Sox Spring Training Wrap-Up (3/28-3/30): Losing Streak Ends, Sox Finalize Roster

Brush off your faded blue hat with the stylized, red “B” on it. Iron your 2004 World Series commemorative jersey. Start re-learning “Sweet Caroline,” “Dirty Water” and “Tessie.” Spring Training is finally over. Opening Day arrives Friday. But before the Red Sox could kick off the regular season, they had to make their final roster […]

Wakefield & Matsuzaka: Trade Bait or Fifth Starters?

Red Sox spring training has not been very exciting in the traditional sense – few positional battles. Aside from Marco Scutaro and Jed Lowrie competing to be the everyday shortstop, which was uphill for Lowrie in any regard, and the search for a lefty reliever, the 25-man roster was essentially set at the beginning of […]

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 (3/14-3/20): Rotation Set Thursday, Roster Trimmed Twice

Sports of Boston’s coverage of Red Sox Spring Training rolls on! April 1 fast approaches, and the Red Sox Opening Day roster is definitely taking shape. Terry Francona announced Wednesday that Jon Lester would open the regular season against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. On Thursday, Francona set the rest of the starting rotation. John […]

Poll of the Week: Who Gets the El Guapo Award for the Fattest Red Sox Player?

The Red Sox have a long tradition of players with weight issues, best exemplified for Rich “El Guapo” Garces, the popular tubby 1990′s relief pitcher. Guapo’s long gone, but which current Red Sox player do you think is the fattest?

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: Tim Wakefield

We continue our week-long look at the Red Sox bullpen with knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, who we already gave you a look at as a possible starter for the Red Sox earlier this month. Well, Old Reliable is back yet again. The 44-year-old Tim Wakefield is coming back for his 19th season in the majors and 17th with Boston. […]