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Wakefield Guides Red Sox Past Blue Jays; Lester Hits DL

With news of Jon Lester hitting the disabled list on Wednesday, the Red Sox were left with 3/5 of their rotation out with injuries. Leave it to old reliable Tim Wakefield to right the ship and give the Red Sox rotation some stability, despite the fact he’s approaching 45 years old and in his 17th […]

McDonald Guns Down Encarnacion in Ninth to Secure Red Sox Win; Lester Exits with Back Strain

For eight innings of Tuesday’s game against Toronto, Red Sox pitchers held the Blue Jays completely in check. In the ninth, it was the defense’s turn. Darnell McDonald threw out designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion at home, ending the Blue Jays’ ninth-inning comeback one run short and securing the 3-2 Red Sox victory. McDonald Saves Shaky […]

Lackey Lit Up (AGAIN) in Loss to Blue Jays

Two things remained a constant on Monday. Americans across Boston and the country celebrated the Fourth of July. John Lackey had yet another horrendous outing on the mound. On Monday, he reached a new low: his fewest innings pitched in a start as a member of the Red Sox. Lackey lasted just 2.1 innings and […]

Boston’s 14-Run Barrage Completes Sweep of Jays

The runs just keep on coming in Canada. The Bruins may not have had luck up north this weekend, but Jon Lester and the Red Sox capped off a three game series in Toronto by annihilating the Blue Jays by a score of 14-1. The offense was once again in full swing as they plated […]

Red Sox Bang Out 18 Hits, 16 Runs in Blowout of Blue Jays

It’s been a long time since the Red Sox were eight games under .500 just 12 games into the season at 2-10. Here we are on June 12, and the Red Sox now have the best record in baseball at 38-26. The Sox are riding on the heels of an eight-game win streak, with the […]

Relentless Blue Jays Squeak by Sox in Extra Innings

The Blue Jays set the pace early with a three-run first inning off of Jon Lester and were not to be denied for the rest of the evening. Boston came back several times throughout the game but ended up falling 7-6 to the Blue Jays. In his worst start of the season, Jon Lester tied a season-high […]

Matsuzaka, Lowrie and Ellsbury Power Red Sox to 9-1 Victory over Blue Jays

In a rare morning start on Patriots Day, Daisuke Matsuzaka came out firing and looked like a new man after his implosion against the Tampa Bay Rays last week. Over seven innings, Matsuzaka was stingy, giving up 1 hit and needing just 89 pitches to send Jays hitters back to the dugout empty-handed time after […]

Sox Get First Back To Back Wins, Dominate Blue Jays 8-1

John Lester had another great outing pitching six solid innings and only allowing one run as the Red Sox picked up their fourth win of the year over the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 Sunday afternoon.  The Red Sox got a three-run homer from Jacoby Ellsbury, while catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia also drove in three runs of […]

Beckett Comes Through as Red Sox Beat Blue Jays

Somehow, the Red Sox managed to get the 4-1 win over Toronto. You can thank Toronto starter Jo-Jo Reyes for that, thanks to his early struggles. Boston really had trouble afterwards, but they had enough to win thanks to Beckett’s help. A single, walk, single and double to start the 1st gave Boston the 2-0 […]

Crawford, Jenks Struggle as Red Sox Drop to 2-10

After two long days off to think about their 2-9 start, the Red Sox made some positive news early Friday by signing first baseman Adrian Gonzalez to a 7-year, $154 million deal that will keep him in Boston through the 2018 season. The Sox needed to make more good news Friday night to avoid the […]

2011 AL East Predictions: A Response to the Baseball Prospectus

The Baseball Prospectus recently released its projections for 2011 regular season records and, unsurprisingly, the Red Sox are slated for 93 wins. What is surprising is that these 93 wins are projected for the most in baseball, even more than the Philadelphia Phillies; they play in an easier division and boast baseball’s best starting pitching […]

John Farrell to Join the Blue Jays

According to multiple reports, Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell is set to join the Toronto Blue Jays as their new manager, replacing the retiring, mustache-wearing Cito Gaston. With the Jays, who feature the league’s most powerful lineup and a plethora of young, lively arms, it would appear that that Farrell is walking into a […]

Lester Avenges Patriots Loss, Beats Blue Jays for 18th Win

OK, so maybe Jon Lester technically didn’t avenge the Patriots loss to the Jets on Sunday because baseball in Boston is nearly irrelevant now that the Patriots season is in full swing. But, Lester did what he could to make some Boston sports fans smile on a day when most would rather mope. In the […]

Becket Good, But Not Good Enough in Loss to Blue Jays

In the midst of the worst season of his career, Josh Beckett has been pitching a bit better of late, and the trend continued in Saturday night’s start against the Blue Jays. He allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings, taking the loss in a 4-3 defeat. Beckett struck out […]

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 […]