// J.D. Drew

Beckett Injured as Red Sox Come Back Late to Split with Yankees

Jonathan Papelbon found himself in a familiar situation Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Once again, the go-ahead run stood at the plate and a blown save seemed likely, but Papelbon struck out Randy Winn to seal the deal for his tenth save and a 7-6 victory. Just like the first game of the series, the […]

Umps, Snider Help Jays Sneak By Red Sox

Normally, I don’t even mention the umpiring/officiating when putting together these game reviews (unless we’re talking about the NBA, where “referee” and “crook” are synonymous terms). But, home plate umpire Dale Scott’s performance on Wednesday afternoon at Fenway, especially in the ninth inning, was poor at best; and crooked at worst. Fast forward to the […]

Wake-Up Call Win For The Sox

If the Red Sox want to get a fresh lease on the season, they’d do well to seize the spirit of Sunday’s 9-3 win over Yankees and start printing shirts with a new mantra: Win Ugly. While it certainly won’t be played on ESPNClassic anytime soon, the Sox staved off a sweep behind a steady […]

Red Sox Sweep Halos, Yankees Series Looms

For the first time since beating the Yankees on Opening Night, the Red Sox are again above .500 (at 15-14), and it took a four-game sweep of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to do it. Winning the fourth game of the series on Thursday night was no easy feat, however. The Red Sox were […]

J.D. Drew: Theo Epstein’s White Knight?

Calling J.D. Drew “easy to hate” may be a bit of an understatement. The soft-spoken right fielder for the Red Sox is entering his fourth season with the club since signing a lucrative five-year, $70 million deal following the 2006 campaign. Since signing that deal, Drew has become a magnet for criticism, whether it be […]

Holy Crap! Red Sox Pound Out 20 Hits, 17 Runs to Beat Angels

Where was this Red Sox team over the weekend against the Orioles — a team that is now 4-2 against the good guys and 3-17 against everyone else? The Red Sox made up for their lack of production over the weekend (…hell, even over the last week) with a 20-hit, 17-run performance against the Los […]

Red Sox Can’t Stop Bleeding Against Bottom Feeding Orioles

This is pathetic. The Red Sox can not for the life of them get it together, getting swept by the league worst Orioles 3-2 in 10 innings Sunday. After Scutaro got caught stealing 3rd base in the 1st, former Sox shortstop Julio Lugo returned the favor in the 3rd, getting thrown out by Varitek at […]

Orioles Outlast Red Sox 5-4 in 10 Innings

Despite a strong start from John Lackey, the Red Sox were unable to hold off Miguel Tejada and the Baltimore Orioles Friday night at Camden Yards. Lackey pitched seven strong innings, striking out six while allowing three earned runs. The game was the fourth straight one-run game between the two teams, which is a far […]

No-Nonsense Rays Pummel No-Offense Red Sox

Before the season, Boston concentrated on bolstering their pitching and defense, but did not think about how useless all that is without bats. It showed Sunday, as Boston was held to two walks and five runs, as they lost to the Rays, 7-1. The still winless Jon Lester took the loss, giving up all seven […]

Liriano Dominates Red Sox in 8-0 Win

In the first two games of the Twins-Red Sox series, reigning MVP catcher Joe Mauer went 4-9 with two doubles and three RBI. Tim Wakefield and the Sox finally managed to hold Mauer hitless (0-4, BB, R) in the rubber game of the series on Thursday afternoon at beautiful Target Field, but all the other […]

Bullpen Fails Red Sox Again, Royals Win 4-3

For most of the night (except against Rick Ankiel), 43-year-old knuckleballer Tim Wakefield baffled the Kansas City Royals. Save for two home runs allowed in the sixth inning, Wake was pretty dominant. He went seven strong innings with those two runs allowed on six hits with six strikeouts. Then, Terry Francona went to the bullpen. […]

Red Sox 2010 Roster Preview: Left Field, Jacoby Ellsbury

Roaming the outfield for the Red Sox are players with a lot of speed, leadership, and experience. But, can everyone avoid injuries? Health has been an issue for the Red Sox in recent years, especially if you look at who’s standing in right field. Over the years, the Sox outfield has changed tremendously. Manny Ramirez […]

Red Sox 2010 Roster Preview: Right Field, J.D. Drew

When you think of past right fielders for the Red Sox, who do you think of? Maybe Trot Nixon, who of course will forever be in our hearts. Maybe you think of Troy O’Leary, who was one of my all-time favorite players. Ten years from now, will you think of J.D. Drew? Well, he was […]

Red Sox Should Focus on Defense, Not Home Runs in 2010

In the last six seasons, the Boston Red Sox have made the playoffs five times, won the World Series twice and made the ALCS three times. Out of all the statistics kept in baseball, there has been only one constant in their three trips to the ALCS – good defense. BaseballProspectus.com uses sabermetrics (you know, […]

Maybe Two Drews are Better Than One

As the Red Sox continue to look for a shortstop for the time being, even with Dustin Pedroia now being rumored, a brother of one current Red Sox player could head to Boston to fill in the vacancy. That man is Stephen Drew, the younger brother of right fielder J.D. Drew. The younger Drew currently […]