// Victor Martinez

Ortiz Drives in 4 as Red Sox Dominate Orioles

It was something David Ortiz had experienced over 300 times before the season even began. It was something Josh Reddick had experienced once. Yet Wednesday night at Fenway, the Red Sox superstar and the Red Sox call-up experienced the same thing: the joy of the home run. Ortiz and Reddick each homered to right, and […]

Dice-K Falters Late, Red Sox Fall to Orioles

In what has been a lost season for the Red Sox, Daisuke Matsuzaka looked to build on his bounce-back season of sorts on Monday night against the last-place Orioles. Dice-K was looking for his 10th win, which would give him at least 10 wins in three of four seasons with the Red Sox. He probably […]

Bautista’s 48th HR Lifts Blue Jays Past Red Sox, 11-9

Blue Jays third baseman/outfielder Jose Bautista continued one of the great contract years in recent memory on Friday, slugging his major league-leading 48th home run, and breaking George Bell’s franchise record. Let’s put that number in perspective: Bautista’s 48 bombs lead the American League by 11 over White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko (37). David […]

Buchholz Does Not Bring ‘A’ Game in Loss in Oakland

It was a strange, strange evening at the Oakland Collesium on Friday night. Coco Crisp and Jeremy Hermida started…in the A’s outfield. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz and the bullpen both had very opposite outings (in terms of quality)…with Buch drawing the short end of that stick. Entering Friday, Buchholz had not allowed more than […]

Rays Score Every Which Way in Clobbering of Red Sox

When they weren’t taking first base on a walk, the Tampa Bay Rays were taking home plate via home runs. The Rays homered five times and walked seven times Tuesday night at Fenway Park as they defeated the Red Sox, 14-5. The Red Sox began the game well, with the first two Boston hitters reaching […]

Mike Napoli: The Next Boston Catcher?

Last week, the Red Sox put in a waiver claim for Angels’ catcher Mike Napoli. It was unlikely a deal would be reached, even with the Angels struggling, and Napoli remained a Halo. However, with the Angels passing him through waivers in the first place, and a team in need of catching (the Sox) publicly […]

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 […]

Martinez Blasts 2 HRs, Helps Red Sox Beat Rays

Fresh of being spurned by Johnny Damon, the Red Sox entered Friday 5.5 games back of the Yankees and Rays in the AL East and Wild Card. Damon was not in the lineup. Neither was Manny Ramirez, who was claimed by the Sox (the ones in Chicago) earlier in the day. So, it looks like […]

Ortiz Triple Leads to 3-Run Fifth; Red Sox Triumph Despite Rain Delays

The Boston Red Sox had momentum coming into Sunday’s home game against the Toronto Blue Jays, having won Saturday night in extra innings when Jed Lowrie deposited an 11th inning pitch into the right field bullpen. The last thing they wanted was rain but, unfortunately, that was what they got. Sometimes it came in drizzles, […]

Red Sox Walk Off With Win In Extra Frames

The Red Sox certainly have a flare for the dramatic. One day after having their tuchases handed to them, the Sox walked off with a win in 11 innings 5-4. The game progressed with both starting pitchers throwing well, effectively scattering hits/walks/errors to prevent any offense from occurring, until the 3rd, that is. With one […]

Sox, Lackey Fall in New York

If you were wondering how long the Sox could keep it up against the hated Yankees, wonder no more; New York struck back against Boston’s relatively poor bats and pitching. Oh sure, it started well enough; Victor Martinez started the scoring in the 2nd with a jack out to left, followed by doubles from Adrian […]

Saltalamacchia Could Catch a Break With Boston

When Jarrod Saltalamacchia was traded from the Atlanta Braves to the Texas Rangers in 2007, he and Elvis Andrus were the marquee prospects sent to Texas in return to slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira. Over the past few seasons, many teams have inquired about the Rangers’ plethora of catchers; Saltalamacchia, Taylor Teagarden and Max Ramirez. […]

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 […]

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 […]