// Will Middlebrooks

Joe Mauer’s Heroics Give Red Sox Fourth Straight Loss

The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from ending their three game skid until Joe Mauer hit a three-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins the 6-4 win. The loss is the Red Sox third straight against the second to last place team in the American League, and fourth straight loss of the […]

Pedroia, Buchholz Power Red Sox Past Tigers for Third Straight Win

Dustin Pedroia hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Boston Red Sox ahead for good en route to a 7-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. The win Monday night to open the three-game series and a ten-game homestand put the Red Sox back over .500 (again). It […]

Ciriaco Plays Hero Again as Red Sox Edge Yankees in 10 Innings

The Red Sox edged out a victory in 10 innings against the Yankees Sunday night, winning by a score of 3-2. The rubber match of the three-game weekend series in New York was highlighted by the pitching staffs of both teams. There was very little offense to speak of as Felix Doubront and Hiroki Kuroda […]

Ciriaco Triple Helps Red Sox Hold Off Yankees for 8-6 Victory

The Red Sox defeated the Yankees 8-6 in Game 2 of the weekend series in New York. Jon Lester was the starting pitcher and recorded a no decision. Lester had a much better outing this game than his recent starts, going six innings strong, allowing four earned runs on four hits with two walks and […]

Beckett Lets One Get Away as Red Sox Fall to Texas

In the rubber game of the three game series with the Texas Rangers, the Red Sox managed to scrap across a few runs and Josh Beckett avoided his recent first inning struggles, yet the team still fell 5-3 after two late Ranger runs broke a 3-3 tie. The loss drops the Sox back below .500 […]

Late Inning Rally Saturday Lifts Blue Jays Over Red Sox

The Blue Jays took game two of the weekend series against the Red Sox, defeating them by a score of 7-3. On a night were the Red Sox paid tribute to retired catcher and team captain Jason Varitek, Aaron Cook looked to be doing his job of forcing ground ball outs, until a couple late […]

Red Sox Shut Down by Blue Jays, Lose 6-1

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Friday night at Fenway Park. Josh Beckett was tagged early by the Blue Jays’ offense, and Aaron Laffey proved to be too much for the offense of the Red Sox. Colby Rasmus plagued Beckett early in the game. In the top of the first inning […]

Youkilis, Crawford Return to Boston as Red Sox Defeat White Sox 5-1

The Red Sox defeated the White Sox 5-1 behind a great pitching performance from Aaron Cook, and an eighth inning three run home run from Adrian Gonzalez. The major story of this game was originally the return of Kevin Youkilis and Carl Crawford to Boston. However, pitchers Aaron Cook and Dylan Axelrod turned it into […]

A Look Back at the Kevin Youkilis Trade

A little less than a month ago, the eight year tenure of Kevin Youkilis in Boston came to an end. He was shipped to the Chicago White Sox for Zach Stewart and Brent Lillibridge. The Red Sox absorbed all but two million dollars on the $7.5 he was owed for the rest of the season. […]

Kevin Youkilis Was Theo Epstein’s First Super-Prospect

Former Red Sox Kevin Youkilis wrote a letter to Red Sox Nation Sunday. Youkilis thanked his coaches, his teammates, his family and his fans for what he called the “honor and a privilege to play every home game of my career in Boston before a sold out Fenway Park.” Classy move by a classy guy, […]

Carl Crawford’s Return Inspires Little Confidence

As far as confidence-inspiring phrases go, there’s the opening riff to “Eye of the Tiger” and Gene Hackman in Hoosiers at the top of the list. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, there’s “I feel the pressure” and “whether I’m ready or not.” Those latter two are direct quotes from Carl Crawford regarding his […]

Sox Back up Beckett for Series Win

After a rough 1st inning, the Sox rebounded nicely and put together an excellent performance in the Trop to defeat the Rays 7-3. Things started off well, with Boston jumping out to a quick lead in the opening frame following two one-out walks. Adrian Gonzalez singled home Daniel Nava, to take the 1-0 lead. David […]

Buchholz Strong in Return, but Rays Beat Red Sox 5-3

Clay Buchholz pitched well in his first outing since his recent stint on the disabled list, but the bullpen couldn’t hold off the Rays’ offense. A seventh inning rally gave the Rays the 4-3 lead and BJ Upton added a home run to seal the 5-3 victory. The game started off as a pitchers duel […]

Lucchino’s Letter a Slap in the Face of the Red Sox Faithful

During the All-Star break, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino sent a letter to season ticket holders, addressing the state of the nation at the unofficial midway point of the 2012 season. Given the team was attempting to avoid falling further out in the American League East standings after a disappointing series loss at Fenway […]

Ciriaco Helps Red Sox Salvage Split Against Yankees in Doubleheader

The Red Sox and Yankees are adding another chapter to their historic rivalry with a four-game weekend series at Fenway Park, highlighted by Saturday’s doubleheader. Despite a 6-1 loss in the first game that saw Boston fall further back in the standings, the night game ended a 9-5 victory for the Red Sox, who are […]