// Bartolo Colon

What Braun’s Suspension Means For Other Players on Biogenesis List

A lot has happened in the MLB over the last 24 hours, and it could get even more interesting in the weeks to come. The fact that Ryan Braun went to the Major League Baseball to negotiate a deal in which he would be suspended for the rest of the 2013 season, is not going […]

Jon Lester Dominant, But A’s Walk Off Against Red Sox in the 9th

The Oakland Athletics defeated the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night 3-2 after Alfredo Aceves could not close out the bottom of the ninth. Last night, the A’s and Red Sox found themselves locked in a pitcher’s duel behind starters Bartolo Colon and Jon Lester. There was minimal offense to speak of throughout the first […]

Low-Cost Pitching: The 2011 Yankees vs. the 2012 Red Sox

With their latest addition of Vincente Padilla, the Red Sox continue their spree of signing old and terrible pitchers. To the frustration of many fans, the Red Sox continue to pass on established starters such as Roy Oswalt for the likes of Carlos Silva and Aaron Cook. Meanwhile, the Yankees acquired Hiroki Kuroda and Michael […]

Yankees Edge Red Sox 3-2, Take AL East Lead

Heading into this season, as the Red Sox reigned supreme in free agency and seemingly had the rest of the A.L. East in a headlock, the one thing the Yankees still had was a better bullpen. And not-so-ironically, it served it’s purpose tonight. Reliever Boone Logan struck out Adrian Gonzalez with the bases loaded to […]

Buchholz, Youkilis Guide Red Sox Past Yankees

Maybe the Red Sox should play the Yankees every day. With a win Friday night in New Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox improved to 3-1 against their arch rivals in 2011 (compared to just 15-19 against everyone else). Clay Buchholz was on the mound for the Sox, and delivered his best start of the season […]

Sox Bats Wake Up Against Royals

Things are really different without Manny Ramirez. First, the Red Sox are actually winning again…and when they lose it feels like a moral triumph. Despite the piling victories since the trade, Terry Francona has had to juggle the lineup around without Ramirez to find what he likes. Slumps by Jacoby Ellsbury and Coco Crisp have […]

Howard Carries Phillies Over Red Sox

Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has always had a knack for power, and he sure put it on full display against the Red Sox Monday night. Howard blasted two HR’s and one triple off the glove of Jacoby Ellsbury to help power the Phillies for an 8-2 series opening win. Cole Hamels pitched effectively, going seven […]

View from the Monster 6-16

The Red Sox really seem to be getting into a groove as we get into the midseason summer schedule with another great week, going 4-2.  They have extended the lead to 2.5 games over the Rays, with rumors beginning to swirl that Tampa Bay may be interested in adding Ken Griffey, Jr.  If in fact the Rays […]

Varitek, Lowell Carry Sox Over Orioles

Bartolo Colon reached an important milestone on his way to 300…and I don’t mean his weight. Bartolo Colon registered his 150th win (exactly half-way to 300) in a 6-3 triumph over the Orioles. Colon pitched well yet again, allowing one run in six innings with seven strikeouts. Colon was really helped by the Sox bats, […]

View from the Monster 6-9

The week for the Red Sox began with a home series against division leading Tampa Bay with the team’s nine-game home win streak on the line.  Like the other two times these teams have played in 2008, the home team swept the series (now twice for Boston; once for Tampa).  The Red Sox offense was back […]

J.D. Drew Stays Hot as Sox Take Series Against M’s

Of course, after the first two games that saw the Red Sox and Mariners pick up blowout wins, there would be a pitcher’s duel in the series finale. Pitching for the Red Sox was rookie Justin Masterson, who was going for his third win against zero losses. Opposing him was lefty Erik Bedard, who has […]

Manny Hits No. 501 in Sox Win

A day after blasting his historic 500th home run, Manny Ramirez didn’t waste any time in going for the next milestone. He launched his 501st home run, a two-run shot, as the Red Sox took their third straight from the Orioles, 9-4. Bartolo Colon (3-0) earned the win with a decent outing, going six innings and […]

Matsuzaka Heads to DL with Mild Strain of the Rotator Cuff

The Red Sox placed Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain of the rotator cuff in his right shoulder. In his place, the Red Sox called up OF Jeff Bailey for the weekend series against the Orioles. Due to off-days, the next opening in the starting rotation will be Tuesday, and […]

Colon Dominant as Sox Beat Mariners

The Red Sox have a very rare, but really good problem: they have too many starting pitchers. When faced with the same problem a few years ago, the team traded Bronson Arroyo for Wily Mo Pena and proceeded to have a rough 2006 season, suffering from poor pitching and injuries to the staff. This year, […]

Colon Wins in Red Sox Debut

Bartolo Colon needed only 74 pitches to earn the win in his Red Sox debut. The burly veteran went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks with four strikeouts to help the Sox win 6-3. The Sox were helped by 12 hits and four walks to put the pressure on Royals […]