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What to do with John Smoltz?; Red Sox Acquire Alex Gonzalez

What are the Red Sox going to do with John Smoltz?  The Red Sox designated John Smoltz for assignment after his debacle against the Yankees in New York (and 7 other bad starts – 2-5 record with an 8.33 ERA, ).  The Red Sox wanted Smoltz to consider a bullpen spot for the pennant run, [...]

Red Sox Limp Home Bloodied and Battered… Where Does it Go from Here?

Wow – couldn’t even post on Sunday and I’m not even sure where to start here today.  I don’t think that this 2009 Red Sox club is that bad that it will crawl up into a fetal position, suck its “collective thumbs” and hope the nightmare just passes without anymore tears or fears.  Manager Terry [...]

Ouch – Yankees Rock Smoltz’s World in 13-6 Loss in the Big Apple

John Smoltz’s short-lived tenure with the Boston Red Sox is officially over.  Smoltz gave up 8 earned runs on 9 hits and 4 walks (including 2 HR’s) over 3 1/3 innings, as the Red Sox lost the series opener in the Bronx 13-6.  The Red Sox designated Smoltz for assignment today.  Wow what a disaster [...]

Red Sox – Yankees – Are You Ready for a Brawl?

Coming off a 2-game sweep at the hands of the Rays, and with John Smoltz on the mound tonight in NYC, you gotta think that the Yankees will win the opener.  Smoltz has been downright awful – 23 ER, 40 hits and 6 home runs in his last 5 starts.  Smoltz has lasted 6 innings [...]

Red Sox Must Re-Bound From Devastating Trip to Tampa

The team that gets the big, clutch hits will runners on base, usually wins, and that’s exactly what happened in the Red Sox 6-4 loss to the Rays on Wednesday night.  Brad Penny served up 2-run home runs to Carlos Pena in the 2nd inning and Carl Crawford in the 3rd inning, and a solo [...]

Red Sox Begin 9-Game Road Trip with 6-5 Win Over O’s

The Red Sox began a big 9-game road trip with a 6-5 win over the Baltimore Orioles.  The Red Sox are only 24-25 on the road this season. John Smoltz picked up his 2nd win of the season despite giving up 5 ER in 6 innings of work.  The bullpen – Ramon Ramirez, Hideki Okajima [...]

Home Sweet Home – Fenway Park Gives 2 Weekend Wins

It wasn’t a perfect sweep, but at least the Red Sox took 2 out of 3 from the lowly Orioles at Fenway Park this weekend. Jon Lester continued Brad Penny’s pitching dominance from Friday night with a stellar outing of his own on Saturday night.  Lester threw 7 1/3 innings of 2-run ball – he [...]

Starters Failing Miserably – - Should Red Sox Nation Be Worried?

Should Red Sox Nation be worried?  Coming out of the gates in the 2009 2nd half, the Red Sox have lost 3 of 4 games on the road.  The Yankees have won all 4 of their games to move into a tie with the Red Sox atop the AL East with a record of 55-37.  [...]

Clay Buchholz to Re-Join Red Sox after All-Star Break

In an interesting move, GM Theo Epstein and Manager Terry Francona announced that Clay Buchholz will start the Red Sox 1st game after the All-Star Break on Friday in Toronto.  The Red Sox are looking to give their starters some extra rest, especially since All-Stars Josh Beckett and Tim Wakefield may pitch in the All-Star [...]

Smoltz Earns 1st Victory in Red Sox 15-9 Win Over Royals

It wasn’t pretty at the end, but John Smoltz finally earned his 1st 2009 victory as the Red Sox defeated the Royals 15-9 at Fenway Park on Saturday night.  Smoltz did his part – 5 innings pitched, 1 ER, 4 hits, 1 walk and 7K’s.  But he had to throw a lot of pitches – [...]