// Andy Sonnanstine

Kalish Grand Slam Helps Red Sox Creep Closer to Rays

First of all, let’s get this out of the way. After a demoralizing sweep at the hands of the Chicago White Sox over the weekend, the Red Sox have little or no shot of usurping the Rays or Yankees to earn a playoff berth this season. With that given, the Red Sox can make it […]

Lineup Card Error Forces Rays Pitcher to Hit

Rays manager Joe Maddon made a critical mistake in his lineup card before Sunday’s game against the Indians. The Rays penciled in Ben Zobrist and Evan Longoria to play third base, while Maddon had intended Longoria play DH. When Ben Zobrist took the field in the top of the first, the umpires took more than […]

Rays Pound Masterson, Beat Sox Again

Justin Masterson has pitched well lately for the Red Sox. So well, in fact, that many called for him to remain in the rotation even when Daisuke Matsuzaka returns from injury. His start Friday night against began well with four scoreless innings. With a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning, the wheels fell off the […]

Red Sox Reeling after Rays Win 13-4

We have them right where we want them! Isn’t the 2008 ALCS looking a lot like the 2004 and 2007 ALCS? While the Red Sox have little chance at moving onto the World Series, there always is just that little chance. They have looked really bad in two games at Fenway Park, punctuated by a 13-4 embarassing loss […]

Wakefield vs Sonnanstine

Tim Wakefield (16-10, 4.39 ERA) is the guy you want going against Tampa. He is 17-2 with a 2.38 ERA in 26 starts versus Tampa Bay. Wakefield’s last start he blew up against Baltimore allowing 6 ER in 3.2 innings. And because he didn’t record a decision he ruined his 26 game streak of always […]

Lester vs Sonnanstine 8/21

Last night Lester showed some of the magic he showed in 2006. Even with a poor performance of 5.1 IP, 5 ER, 4 BB and 2 HR Lester still managed a win. Coco Crisp and Julio Lugo both had 2-run doubles in the 4th leading to a five run inning against rookie Andy Sonnanstine. Tuesday’s […]

Dice-K vs Rookie Sonnanstine

Manny ending the game with a strike out. (Photo Courtesy of AP Photo/Elise Amendola) When Scott Kazmir and James Shields couldn’t stop the Red Sox, rookie pitcher Andy Sonnanstine who had lost 8 decisions in a row keeps the Rays from getting swept. Not that Kazmir and Shields did any worse then Sonnanstine, but on […]