// Will Middlebrooks

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 […]

David Ortiz’s Grand Slam Highlights Red Sox Blowout Victory

The ball was flying out of Fenway Park on a warm Wednesday night, as the Red Sox used four home runs including a grand slam by David Ortiz to beat the Miami Marlins 15-5. The Sox offense jumped on Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco early and often, while Felix Doubront held his own by over six […]

The Kevin Youkilis-Will Middlebrooks Dilemma

When Terry Francona was manager, he usually pointed out that worrying about the bench and pinch hitters wasn’t a big concern for the Red Sox because the front office had built an everyday lineup. Players were responsible for one position, with a little background in another for the occasional “banged up” guy who avoided the […]

Red Sox Beat Marlins Behind the Strength of the Long-Ball

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Miami Marlins by a score of 7-5. Clay Buchholz and Mark Buerhle were not the sharpest we have seen them, as both teams recorded 10 hits in this offensive showdown. The Marlins got to Clay Buchholz early in this game. Hanley Ramirez singled with one out in the first […]

Lester Strong, Red Sox edge Cubs 4-3

The Red Sox defeated the Cubs 4-3 in the second game of a three-game weekend series at Wrigley Field. Jon Lester had an impressive outing and the Red Sox offense did just enough to secure the victory. The day started out slow, as both teams were held scoreless through three innings of play. In the […]

Clay Buchholz Delivers Another Gem in 2-1 Red Sox Win

The Red Sox snuck away on Tuesday night in Miami with a tight 2-1 victory over the Marlins, led by a strong start by Clay Buchholz. While the team still didn’t quite put up the offense numbers expected on a regular basis, they capitalized on a key mistake my the Marlins in the seventh inning […]

Lester Solid, but Red Sox Swept By Nationals

The Washington Nationals completed the sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon in Boston. The Nationals edged out a 4-3 victory as Bryce Harper scored the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, after starting the game on the bench. The Nationals came out of the gates swinging as lead-off hitter Danny Espinosa doubled […]