// John Smoltz

Smoltz Stumbles, Bats Lacking as O’s Avoid the Sweep

For the first two games of this series, it looked like the slumbering Boston offense had woken up.  But today, facing talented Baltimore righty David Hernandez, it turned out that they had simply gotten up to pee before going right back to sleep again.  John Smoltz took the 6-2 loss to send the Red Sox […]

Sox Bats Go Quiet in Loss to Rangers

The difference in Monday night’s game (a 6-3 loss to the Rangers) was that the Red Sox hit two “near miss” home runs that turned into doubles, while the Texas Rangers hit three of the real thing…in one inning…off future Hall of Famer John Smoltz, no less. It must be something in the water down there […]

Red Sox 2009 Midseason Report Card: Pitching

2009 Red Sox Midseason Report Card: Pitching | Hitting | Management It’s been a year of ups and downs for the Red Sox pitching staff so far this season. We’ve had our top two pitchers struggle out of the gate only to find their strides and dominate for the last two months. We’ve had our […]

Nomar Returns, Sox to Send Five to All-Star Game

This past week saw some exciting events from the All-Star selections to return of a Fenway favorite for the first time in nearly five years. The Red Sox had a complete homestand this week as they finished their series against the Mariners and had visits from the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals. The […]

Sox Offense Dominates Early as Smoltz Gets First Win

John Smoltz pitched five strong innings to record his first win in a Red Sox uniform and Kevin Youkilis belted two home runs as the Sox punished Kansas City’s pitching for a 15-9 win. The game was all Boston from the start, as the offense scored nine runs in the first four innings. Youkilis, Jason Varitek and […]

A’s Win in Nomar’s Return

The A’s made it a nice homecoming for Nomar Garciaparra in his big return to Fenway. Oakland made it look easy, controlling every aspect of the game en route to a 6-0 win. Rookie pitcher Brett Anderson pitched a complete game and held the Red Sox to only two hits, a single each to Jason […]

Red Sox Blow 10-1 Lead, Make History in Process

It was a tale of two halves. The Sox dominated then blew a nine-run lead en route to a 11-10 loss to the Orioles, in the largest comeback in Orioles history and the second largest blown save in Red Sox history. Baltimore scored five runs in both the seventh and eighth inning as the Orioles […]

Slow Start for Smoltz: Too Early for Concern

Things did not go very well for John Smoltz in his first outing for the Red Sox and first time back from major shoulder surgery. However, after letting up four runs in the first inning on 35 pitches, the 42-year-old veteran seemed to settle down in the next four innings. Other than letting up a […]

Red Sox Starting Rotation: Recipe for Success

We all witnessed John Smoltz’s debut to the Red Sox Thursday night in the final game of the series against the Washington Nationals, and it wasn’t pretty. At least, not in the first inning. But after his nerves seemed to settle down, so did the pitching.  In the four and a half innings that followed, […]

Red Sox to Wrap Up Road Trip With Last Place Orioles

The Red Sox head back up to the mid-Atlantic to finish up the current road trip against division rival Baltimore.  Recently, Camden Yards has been one of the Red Sox homes away from home with plenty of Red Sox jerseys and cheering in Camden Yards. The fans in metro-DC have not had much to cheer […]

Smoltz Has Rough Outing in Sox Debut

The Red Sox were looking to sweep the Washington Nationals when John Smoltz took the hill for the first time as a member of the Red Sox. He replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is now on the DL after struggling to a 1-5 record. Smoltz had a rough outing himself in his debut, allowing five runs […]

John Smoltz Fantasy Value

On Thursday, John Smoltz will dawn the uniform of a team other than the Braves for the first time in 21 years when he takes the mound for the Red Sox. He will face off against the league’s worst team, the Washington Nationals and there is a lot for Red Sox fans to be excited […]

Red Sox Head to Capital, Smoltz to Debut Against Lowly Nationals

Daisuke Matsuzaka’s ineffectiveness has conveniently turned into a weak shoulder and stint on the disabled list, opening up a rotation spot for John Smoltz, the 20-year Brave who the Sox signed up in the off-season despite knowing he needed rehabilitation for his shoulder.  Smoltz has looked very good in his minor league stints recently and […]

Derek Lowe Returns to Fenway with Braves

John Smoltz is ready to come back anytime and it seems the only obstacle is making a move to get him a roster and rotation spot. The Red Sox decided against putting Smoltz in a position to make his Red Sox debut his former team, the Braves. With Daisuke Matsuzaka, Josh Beckett, and Tim Wakefield […]

Red Sox Consider Six Man Rotation

Red Sox news for today: Oritz looks to be getting back on track with another HR last night, his fifth of the season. He’s now 5 of his last 10. Kevin Youkilis has surpassed Mark Teixeira for 1B balloting, but just barely, by only 1315 votes. Get your votes in (25 max per person) by July […]