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Red Sox Looking for Next Japanese Pitching Sensation – Yusei Kikuchi

The Red Sox, like other MLB teams, are going to make a run at 18-year old sensation Yusei Kikuchi.  Kukichi is an 18-year old prep school player whose fastball already reaches 96 MPH.  WOW! The Red Sox have an excellent track record with Japanese pitchers – Hideki Okajima, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Junichi Tazawa – and they [...]

Junichi Tazawa Injures Groin, Shut Down in 2009

With Junichi Tazawa nearing his innings limit for the 2009 season, the Red Sox decided to shut down the righty when he injured his groin last week.  Tazawa had an inauspicious start to his major league career when he served up Alex Rodriguez’ 2-run home that broke a scoreless tie in the 15th to give [...]

Red Sox Trying to Split Series Against White Sox in Chicago This Afternoon

The Red Sox continue their weekend series against the White Sox in Chicago.  Here’s a brief re-cap: Friday 9/4 – White Sox 12, Red Sox 2.  The White Sox pounded out 12 runs and 20 hits against Paul Byrd and Junichi Tazawa in the game’s 1st 4 innings.  Tazawa’s WHIP is now a hefty 2.05?!  [...]

Red Sox Activate Wagner, Waive Penny & Lose to White Sox 9-5

It was a busy day for the Red Sox on Thursday – not all of it good. The Red Sox welcomed reliever Billy Wagner into the clubhouse just 11 months removed from having Tommy John elbow surgery.  After thinking that he may never pitch again, Wagner finds himself joining the Red Sox and one of [...]

Big Papi, Big Hero – Red Sox Win 3-2 on Walk-Off Bomb

It hasn’t been the best of years for David “Big Papi” Ortiz, but he had reason – 2 in fact – to celebrate in Wednesday night’s 3-2 over the White Sox at Fenway Park.  Big Papi hit 2 solo home runs in the game – the 1st tied the game at 1 in the 2nd [...]

Is Terry Francona to Blame for 20-11 Red Sox Loss?

Crazier things have happened, but believe it or not, the 20-11 Yankees win over the Red Sox on Friday night at Fenway Park wasn’t as much of a blow out as one might think.  While the Yankees blasted Brad Penny and 4 Red Sox relievers for 20 runs (19 earned) on 23 hits and 5 [...]

Suprise, Surprise – - Red Sox Beat Halladay, Take Back AL Wild Card Lead

Just when everyone was getting ready to count out the Red Sox, Clay Buchholz outduels Roy Halladay 6-1, and the Red Sox take back the AL Wild Card lead over the Texas Rangers by a game.  The Red Sox roughed up Halladay for 5 runs on 8 hits and 2 walks in just 5 innings [...]

Road Woes Continue for Red Sox as Rangers Take Over AL Wild Card Lead

Winning Friday night’s game with a 6-run 9th inning against Rangers closer Frankie Francisco proved even more important as the Red Sox dropped the final 2 games in Arlington.  The Red Sox lost Sunday’s game 4-3 and fell a 1/2 game behind the Rangers for the AL wild card lead.  This frustrating season feels more [...]

Junichi Tazawa Goes for 2nd Straight Win in Series Finale against Rangers

Junichi Tazawa will be feeling the heat again in his 2nd major league start on Sunday against the Rangers in Texas.  The Red Sox and Rangers are duking it out for the wild card lead and Sunday’s finale could determine who is in the driver’s seat for the last 50 games of the 2009 MLB [...]

Youkilis, Porcello “Brawl”, Red Sox Emerge Victorious with 7-5 Win @ Fenway Park

It turned into a slugfest at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, and the Red Sox emerged victorious with a dramatic 7-5 win over the Tigers. Kevin Youkilis charged the mound after getting plunked by a Porcello pitch for the 2nd night in a row. Junichi Tazawa picked up his 1st major league win by pitching [...]