// Carl Crawford

Red Sox Continue Embarrassing Implosion in New York

Boston just can’t seem to get it together, and lost once more to start a doubleheader Sunday 6-2. And yet again, their opponent beat them down early, and as usual, the Yankees never let them back into the game. The omens started early, too, with Jacoby Ellsbury getting picked off in the 1st inning after […]

Red Sox Somehow Lose to O’s Again, But Still Ahead of Rays & Angels

The Rays had a terrific chance to make some headway in the race for the American League Wild Card spot on Wednesday with a doubleheader scheduled in New York. Instead, they lost two straight 4-2 ball games, giving the Red Sox a great chance to bury the race for good with just a week’s worth […]

Rays top Red Sox 4-3, Regain Wild Card Ground

The Red Sox were hoping to pad their wild card lead even further on a chilly Saturday afternoon at Fenway with another win over the rival Rays, but Tampa escaped with a 4-3 win and instead again shifted the momentum of the suddenly exciting wild card race. Effective Early Offense Things started rough for the […]

Longoria, Upton and Kotchman all Homer as Rays Rock Red Sox, Cut Wild Card Lead to 3

When nothing is going right, nothing is going right. Such was the case Thursday night at Fenway, when a freakish broken-bat grounder led to four runs by the Tampa Bay Rays, who homered three times to beat the Red Sox, 9-2, and cut Boston’s wild card lead to three games. Broken Bat Ends Up Breaking […]

Witnessing Greatness: A Look at Adrian Gonzalez

On December 6th 2010, Boston sports fans were treated to an early holiday gift. The Red Sox traded away four prospects in exchange for San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez. Already emerging as a superstar in the small market of San Diego, Gonzalez has experienced far more publicity and attention in Boston than he […]

Sputtering Red Sox Come Out Flat Against Jays, Lose Again

For the second straight night, the Red Sox faltered North of the border, dropping the series finale to the Blue Jays 7-4. Ricky Romero finally managed to beat Boston, surrendering 3 runs in 6.2 innings. All of those runs came late for the Red Sox as Romero had batters guessing for most of the night. […]

Kinsler and Hamilton Each Drive in Three as Rangers Crush Red Sox

If the Red Sox and Rangers face each other in the playoffs, the scorekeepers had best prepare: there will be runs, and lots of them. Sunday afternoon at Fenway was no exception. The Rangers banged out 15 hits and 11 runs against John Lackey and the Red Sox bullpen Sunday, winning the game and the […]

Pawtucket Claims Division Title for First Time Since 2003

A long season reached another milestone for the Pawtucket Red Sox on Saturday night when they defeated Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 12-7, as Pawtucket locked up the International League North Division championship for the first time in eight years. Pawtucket won 12-7 on the strength of a 5-run first inning and a 7-run eighth inning. They will play […]

Boston Bats Explode in 12-7 Victory

Thanks in no small part to an eight-run 4th innings, the Boston Red Sox obliterated Texas pitching en route to a 12-7 win at Fenway Park. In the early going, it looked like another tough night for Erik Bedard. Adrian Gonzalez did make an unassisted line-out double play with runners at the corners in the […]

Sabathia, Yankees Bullpen Strand 16 Red Sox Base Runners

All good things must come to an end, including CC Sabathia‘s winless streak against the Red Sox this season and Boston’s explosive offense. Sabathia allowed just two earned runs in six innings Tuesday night at Fenway, and the Red Sox left 16 men on base, losing to the Yankees, 5-2. Boston now leads New York […]

Carl Crawford Is Having A Bad Year

As Hurricane Irene approached the East Coast, Carl Crawford put pen to paper (or more likely hands to keyboard) and wrote a diary entry for ESPN. In Boston, like New York, the media, the fans and the cities themselves can be tough on athletes. With every Boston sports team winning at least one championship over […]

Hurricane Irene Can’t Finish Red Sox From Finishing Athletics in Game 1

We all knew we were in for some crazy action with Hurricane Irene forcing a double header Saturday. With the rains coming in and causing multiple delays, Boston still handled their business in Game 1, easily defeating the Oakland Athletics 9-3. Dustin Pedroia started the scoring with an RBI single in the 1st inning; he […]

Red Sox Pound Rangers Again, Regain Lead of AL East

Ron Washington must be shaking his head. A night after the Red Sox defeated the American League West leading Rangers handily, Boston again came out swinging the bats in a 13-2 win. Highlighted by a strong performance by Josh Beckett, who earned his 11th win of the season in his home state of Texas, a […]

Eight-run Sixth Beats Red Sox, Wakefield Continues Search for 200

On a night full of opportunity, the Red Sox fell apart in Kansas City, losing 9-4 on Saturday. The loss hurt in different ways, most notably because it looked as if Boston was in line to get Tim Wakefield his 200th career win. Despite building a solid 4-1 lead, an eight-run sixth inning from the […]

Wakefield’s 200th Win Still on Hold as Sox Drop Seattle Series

It’s getting tougher to know what the Boston Red Sox will do during the rest of the season. Sunday’s season finale in Seattle saw a 5-3 loss to the Mariners, despite Tim Wakefield’s economical pitch count and complete game effort. Wakefield struggled at times, and the offense wasn’t there to back him up against the […]