// Michael Bowden

Red Sox 2011 Bullpen Preview: Albers, Atchison, Bowden

With only so many spots open in the bullpen and so many arms competing, there will have to be some players left off the Red Sox 40-man roster this season. Most of the players previously mentioned in the other posts are pretty much set in stone to make it. The others? Not so fast. Matt […]

Bautista’s 48th HR Lifts Blue Jays Past Red Sox, 11-9

Blue Jays third baseman/outfielder Jose Bautista continued one of the great contract years in recent memory on Friday, slugging his major league-leading 48th home run, and breaking George Bell’s franchise record. Let’s put that number in perspective: Bautista’s 48 bombs lead the American League by 11 over White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko (37). David […]

Rays Score Every Which Way in Clobbering of Red Sox

When they weren’t taking first base on a walk, the Tampa Bay Rays were taking home plate via home runs. The Rays homered five times and walked seven times Tuesday night at Fenway Park as they defeated the Red Sox, 14-5. The Red Sox began the game well, with the first two Boston hitters reaching […]

Red Sox on Wrong End of Walk-off

If nothing else, this season has been full of drama for the Red Sox. This time, it was another trough rather than a crest, and the Rays walked off with a win 3-2 in 10 innings. The Sox took the lead in the 4th when Adrian Beltre hit a sac fly following a single from […]

Michael Bowden: The Reliever

When Michael Bowden was asked to move into a relief role just a few weeks ago after spending his entire career as a starter, he embraced it as an opportunity to impact the major league club. Though he had been performing well as a starter prior to his move to the bullpen, it appears Felix […]

Red Sox 2010 Second Half Preview

With the 2010 Midsummer Classic in the books, after Joe Girardi screwed the American League out of homefield advantage in the World Series, it’s time to look ahead. The unofficial second half of the season will get underway for your Boston Red Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park, with the opener of a four-game series […]

Red Sox Farm System: 2010 Harvest

Jacoby Ellsbury. Mike Cameron. Mike Lowell. Josh Beckett. Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dustin Pedroia. Manny Delcarmen. Jeremy Hermida. Victor Martinez. Jason Varitek. The Boson Red Sox have lost a player with the ability to play every position except shortstop (and even then Pedroia could but likely never would) to the disabled list this year. Starters and relievers, […]

Is Adrian Gonzalez Within the Red Sox Reach?

After beating up on the doormats of the AL East, the Red Sox are finally back to .500 on the season. Despite the recent success, this team has yet to win a series against a winning squad and has exhibited many alarming signs in the early-going. Time to hit the panic button? Not quite, but […]

Red Sox 2010 Roster Preview: Bullpen

Once a weakness that led to the heartbreaking loss to the Yankees in the 2003 ALCS, the Red Sox bullpen has been the gold standard for the last few seasons, being referred to as “one of the best in baseball” at times by many. Anchored by Jonathan Papelbon, the relief pitching for the Red Sox […]

Blue Jays Blast Bowden, Red Sox

The Red Sox will need to wait at least one more night to clinch a playoff berth. Entering the night needing a win and Rangers loss to clinch, the Red Sox lost to the Blue Jays 11-5 after Josh Beckett was scratched from his start for back spasms. Meanwhile, the Rangers lost to the Angels, who clinched the AL West, and […]

Bowden to Make Start for Injured Beckett

WEEI.com reports that Boston SP Josh Beckett will miss his start tonight against the Blue Jays with a case of mild back spasms. Right-handed reliever Michael Bowden will start in his place. Bowden has been used in a relief role this season making six appearances out of the bullpen. He has put together a 7.84 […]

The Roy Halladay Trade Sweepstakes

Quite possibly the most season-altering move a team could make would be trading for an ace before the deadline to fulfill a hole in the starting rotation. We saw the benefits of that for Milwaukee last year when they acquired C.C. Sabathia and rode his arm into the playoffs. Well, fortunately for us rumor mill […]

Red Sox Farm Friday: Michael Bowden

Do the Red Sox  have a starting pitcher of the future? Well no other pitching prospect in the system looks as promising as this tall young righty. Michael Bowden could be a Red Sox middle-of-the-rotation starter for the next decade. Of course, Bowden is still just a prospect. Many similar prospects have come, impressed, and […]