// Victor Martinez

Boston Red Sox – Team of Broken Dreams (And Ribs, And Feet)

We all know the situation; the Red Sox are taking on injuries like the Titanic took on water. It’s not a pretty sight. They’re now three games behind the Rays for the Wild-card, and five behind the Yankees for the division. They went 4-6 in their last 10 games before the All Star break, while […]

Sox Drop Independence Day Game To Lowly O’s

Fans of fireworks on the Fourth of July were dissapointed this holiday. At Fenway Park at least. The Boston Red Sox managed only three hits on Independence Day this year, as they were shut down by Brian Matusz and the most-awful Baltimore Orioles 6-1 in Boston on Sunday in the oppressive afternoon heat. The Red Sox […]

Jason Varitek Catches Injury Bug, Lands on DL

After the injury to Victor Martinez, Jason Varitek was in line to take over starting catcher duties. However, it seems the captain himself was not immune from the injury bug going around, fracturing a foot and landing on the disabled list with nine of his teammates. With only Gustavo Molina left standing as a healthy […]

Jon Lester And Red Sox Win Heated Pitchers’ Skirmish

It was to be the biggest highlight for the Red Sox in quite some time: Jon Lester vs Tim Lincecum. It wasn’t meant to be. Fortunately, it wound up in Boston’s favor. The Franchise was chased from the game by Boston’s lineup after just three innings, leading to a 5-1 Boston victory. It didn’t take […]

Giants Walk Red Sox 10 Times, Then Walk the Walk in 5-4 Win

The Red Sox have run into a bit of trouble on the current road trip out west. They lost two of three to the Rockies, including an excruciating loss during Jonathan Papelbon’s blown save on Wednesday night. Looking for a fresh start in San Francisco, the Sox got off on the right foot on Friday […]

Manny’s Fireworks Not Enough in Game 2

Manny was Manny again at Fenway Saturday. The same chorus of cheers and boos greeted him, he played DH, and he lost, 5-4 on a walk-off single. But more on that later. After six straight outs, Manny led off the 2nd inning with a single, then stole 2nd base when James Loney struck out. Victor […]

Justin Masterson-Victor Martinez Trade Revisited

When the Red Sox acquired Victor Martinez from the Cleveland Indians last July they sent Justin Masterson and prospects Nick Hagadone and Bryan Price to the Tribe. With Jason Varitek struggling mightily, Sox fans were thrilled to acquire an All-Star caliber catcher to take over. Certainly Victor Martinez has performed with the Red Sox, hitting […]

Dice-K Dominates Tribe, Runs Scoreless Streak to 13.2 IP

Fresh off a disappointing loss on Sunday against the Orioles, the Red Sox headed to Cleveland to take on another punchless, hapless team in the Indians. This isn’t your father’s Indians. This isn’t the Manny Ramirez, Jim Thome, and Roberto Alomar 1,000-run Indians. Hell, this isn’t even the Indians of a couple years ago. This […]

Orioles Edge Red Sox 4-3 in Extras, End 10-Game Skid

The Red Sox were looking for the sweep on Sunday in Baltimore, but the brooms were on hold…for 11 innings, as the Red Sox and Orioles played a tight one at Camden Yards. The Sox and O’s each scored twice in the second inning, with Victor Martinez clubbing a two-run shot in the top half, […]

Buchholz and Red Sox Shut Down Baltimore

Clay Buchholz is on fire right now. The Red Sox right-hander tossed a computer game shutout while throwing just 101 pitches as the Sox topped the Orioles 11-0. Orioles prospect Chris Tillman, acquired in the Erik Bedard trade, had trouble from “play ball” as he gave up three quick runs to the Red Sox while […]

Boston on Wrong End of Home Run Derby Against Oakland

If I came back in time and told you Boston scored eight runs Thursday, you probably would think they crushed the Athletics because of their supreme pitching staff. What supreme pitching staff? Hardly anything went right for the Red Sox, and when they tried to claw their way back into it, they always, ALWAYS, screwed […]

Martinez Leads Red Sox Over A’s

The Red Sox are playing like the best team in baseball with a roaring comeback against the Oakland A’s to win 9-4. While John Lackey struggled through six innings, his teammates backed him up and piled up nine runs against Gio Gonzalez and the Oakland bullpen. The Red Sox collected 14 hits and unlike their […]

Buchholz Out-Duels Greinke in Nail-Biting Pitchers’ Duel

It wasn’t always pretty (in fact, it wasn’t pretty), but the Red Sox defeated the Royals 1-0 in a game in which nobody could get any offense going. Each team mustered only five hits, and only Scott Podsednik of the Royals had multiple hits (one of those an error that was later reversed). The only […]

Royals Crown Wakefield, Beat Sox 12-5

Coming off one of the best outings in his 18-year career, Tim Wakefield was looking to get the Red Sox back on the right foot after Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled with his command in Thursday’s 4-3 loss to the Royals. Wake had good intentions. That’s about all the good you can say about his performance. Let’s […]

Hamels, Howard Lead Phillies Past Red Sox

The Philadelphia Phillies lineup has been called American League caliber and they showed what they can do against John Lackey, beating the Red Sox 5-1. The struggling righty allowed four runs in five innings taking the loss and bringing his record to 4-3 on the season. Giving up six hits and five walks in just […]