// Will Middlebrooks

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 […]

Yankees Blast Beckett, Outlast Red Sox in Offensive Showdown

The Yankees defeated the Red Sox Friday night at Fenway Park by a score of 10-8. The Sox offense finally woke up after being stagnant on the road trip, only to be outmatched by the first place Yankees. The first inning of the game certainly drew the attention of the crowd. Josh Beckett did not […]

Red Sox Somehow Still In Contention, But Why?

Half way through the 2012 Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox sit comfortably in fourth place in the American League East. Their 42-39 record has them positioned 6.5 games behind the Yankees for first place, and 1.5 games behind the Orioles for the second and final wild card spot. It would be easy […]

Mariners Edge Sox 3-2 in Extra Innings

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Boston Red Sox in Seattle Saturday night. It took 11 innings to get the victory, but a Chone Figgins sacrifice fly scored Dustin Ackley to give the Mariners the 3-2 victory. Josh Beckett returned to the Red Sox starting rotation, and pitched well, but the offense just didn’t show up. […]

King Felix Dominates Red Sox; Mariners Walk Off in 9th

If there was any doubt at all that Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez will make a strong push for his second career Cy Young award in 2012, the pitcher certainly made a statement on Thursday night against the Red Sox. The Boston batters found themselves helpless as King Felix pitched nine innings, threw 128 pitches […]

Red Sox Offense Powers Past Blue Jays

The Red Sox defeated the Blue Jays 10-4 in a matinee game on Wednesday. The Sox were led by a strong pitching performance from Jon Lester, and an explosion of offense early in the game. Similar to last night’s game, Brett Lawrie led off with a double to left field. Colby Rasmus followed with a […]

7th Inning, Two Out Rally Pushes Red Sox Past Blue Jays

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night behind an excellent pitching performance of Daisuke Matsuzaka, and a late inning two-out rally. The Blue Jays started off fast in the first inning as Brett Lawrie led off the game with a double to center field. Colby Rasmus reached base on a […]

A Look Into the Kevin Youkilis Trade

Now that the dust has settled and Kevin Youkilis has finally been shipped out of Boston and forced to change the color of his Sox, (see what I did there?) we can take a look to see the benefits for each team. In exchange for Youkilis, the White Sox sent Zach Stewart, and Brent Lillibridge […]

Red Sox Offense Fails to Score for Jon Lester Again

Jon Lester certainly wasn’t thrilled with his performance as the Red Sox fell to the visiting Atlanta Braves 4-1 at Fenway Park on a Friday night where the team managed just three hits. That was primarily due to a strong start by Jair Jurrjens, but Lester seems to be growing accustomed to surprisingly average performances this season.

Middlebrooks, Nava Lift Red Sox Past Marlins for the Sweep

The Boston Red Sox completed a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins Thursday night, beating them 6-5. Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled in the first inning, but was able to settle down to keep the team close throughout. Similar to the first two games, the Marlins started their offense early by scoring three runs in the top […]