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Buchholz To Start Season at Triple-A Pawtucket

Clay Buchholz’s last start of the spring was disappointing – 6 runs and 9 hits over 5 1/3 innings in the Red Sox 8-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays today. Buchholz looked like he re-gained his form this spring, which was great news for the Red Sox. At the same time, however, it […]

Lester and Papelbon Look Good in Red Sox Win Over Phillies

Jon Lester looked in mid-season form in Sunday’s win over the Phillies. Lester pitched 5 innings, giving up only 1 run on 6 hits against a tough Phillies lineup. He did walk 4 batters, however, while striking out 5. Jonathan Papelbon also pitched a scoreless inning in relief – with 2 walks and 2 […]

Julio Lugo Rehab Going Well

Julio Lugo’s recovery from right knee surgery is going well. Lugo is already back in Red Sox camp, and appears to be right on schedule for a return to the Red Sox lineup in mid-April, possibly during the Red Sox 2nd homestand from April 17th – April 26th.

Lugo is able to ride a […]

Josh Beckett to Start Opening Day Against Rays

It’s official – Manager Terry Francona has named Josh Beckett the Red Sox Opening Day starter against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 6th at Fenway Park. This will mark Beckett’s 1st opening day start as a member of the Red Sox – he did make 3 opening day starts while he was on […]

Daisuke Matsuzaka Back With Red Sox After WBC

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Matsuzaka had been playing with Team Japan in the World Baseball Classic prior to joining the Red Sox this week. In Japan’s victory over Team USA in the WBC Semifinals, Matsuzaka needed 98 pitches to labor through 4 2/3 innings, but he kept his team in position to win. Japan ultimately won its […]

Clay Buchholz Staking Claim on 5th Spot in Starting Rotation

Clay Buchholz has had one of the best springs of any Red Sox pitcher. On Wednesday, Buchholz pitched 6 innings, giving up just 1 unearned run on 3 hits. Buchholz did not walk a batter and he struck out 3. During the spring, Buchholz has pitched 19 2/3 innings with a sparkling 0.46 ERA […]

Red Sox Lose to Yankees 7-1, but Wakefield Shines

The Boston Red Sox lost to the New York Yankees 7-1 on Tuesday. Tim Wakefield pitched 5/23 solid innings giving up only 1 run along the way. Wakefield gave up only 4 hits and 1 walk, while striking out 5. The game was scoreless through 5 innings until David Ortiz drove in the lone […]

Curt Schilling Announces Retirement Through Blog

All-time great pitcher Curt Schilling announced his retirement from baseball on Monday. It brought an end to an illustrious 20-year MLB career. Schilling won World Series with the Arizona Diamondbacks and 2 World Series with the Boston Red Sox. His last game, in fact, was a Game 2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the […]

Theo Epstein’s Take on the WBC in Light of Pedroia, Youkilis Injuries

Red Sox GM Theo Epstein was a lot more reserved than I would have been after hearing about the injuries suffered by starters Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis in the World Baseball Classic. Epstein stated – “There’s no perfect time for the tournament. There are pros and cons of having it now. I think […]

Kevin Youkilis Injured in World Baseball Classic – Why Do We Even Play This Thing?

Not good news out of the WBC Red Sox fans. Several Team USA players have suffered injuries during the World Baseball Classic and 2 of those injuries have hit close to home. Dustin Pedroia has already missed action with a strained left oblique and has been replaced by Brian Roberts. The latest injury is […]