// Jeff Niemann

Rays Winners in Blockbuster Trade with Stronger Royals

The Tampa Bay Rays were already a powerful nemesis to the Red Sox in the American League East, but the franchise that could once be penciled in for last place in the division has made a few moves this winter to ensure that they’ll be competing for many more years. In a blockbuster driven by […]

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 […]

Red Sox Lose Night Cap 6-2, Split Double-Header with Rays

The Boston Red Sox continued to be baffled by Rays right-hander Jeff Niemann, who fired a complete game en route to a 6-2 victory over the Sox at Fenway Park in Boston on Tuesday. Niemann Shuts Down Sox Offense Niemann allowed two runs on just three hits and one walk while striking out ten to […]

Sox Edge out Rays in 16

Some games can really turn into marathons. That just happened to be the case Sunday night, as the Boston Red Sox took on Tampa Bay Rays in what turned out to be a pitching duel that lasted five hours and 44 minutes. Josh Reddick drew a walk to lead off the 16th, and then moved […]

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 […]

Youkilis Exits Game Early as Red Sox Fall in Tampa

The Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays continued their three-game series at Tropicana Field Tuesday night. The Rays had won the first meeting of the series, erasing a four-run deficit and then holding the Red Sox scoreless for six innings thanks to phenomenal pitching from the bullpen. Tuesday’s match-up featured the second career start […]

Sox Offense Powers Win Over Rays

If Tim Wakefield’s career against the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays was extrapolated over a full major league season, he’d probably win a Cy Young award. After a win Saturday night against Tampa, Wake improved to 20-5 overall and 10-3 at Tropicana Field in his career. You know you’re good against a certain team when you […]