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John Farrell Staying Put as Red Sox Pitching Coach

After rumors started swirling about Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell possibly leaving Boston for the Cleveland Indians Manager post, Farrell made it official on Wednesday that he is staying right where he is.  “It’s an honor to be considered for the job… Especially for a team that I played for, my father played for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Red Sox Land Victor Martinez & Casey Kotchman

The Red Sox landed sought-after Catcher/1st Baseman Victor Martinez from the Cleveland Indians right before the trading deadline on Friday.  Martinez will help the Red Sox run production tremendously and will offer the Red Sox some versatility as a switch-hitter.  Martinez is only 30 years old, he can play 1st base, and he is hitting [...]

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 – [...]

Red Sox Facing Rare Struggles at Home at Fenway Park

The Red Sox were looking forward to the 10-game July homestand where they would take on the Mariners, A’s and Royals in a nice 10-day stretch.  Looks like the cold, rainy “summer” weather is rubbing off on the play of the red Sox at Fenway Park.  The Red Sox split the 1st 6 games of [...]

Red Sox Get Back on Track with 5-2 Win Over A’s

The Red Sox defeated the A’s 5-2 on Tuesday night at Fenway Park.  Josh Beckett pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up just 2 ER on 6 hits and 1 walk.  He struck out 4.  Hideki Okajima, Justin Masterson and Jonthan Paplebon finished off the final 2 1/3 innings to preserve the win for the Red [...]

Red Sox Avoid Sweep @ Fenway Pak with 8-4 Win Over Mariners

The Red Sox defeated the Mariners 8-4 at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon to avoid a 3-game weekend sweep.  Dustin Pedroia went 3 for 5 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored; David Ortiz went 2 for 4 with 2RBI’s and 2 runs scored; and Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI and [...]

A Tale of Two Games – From Great to Atrocious

The Red Sox have split the 1st 2 games of the 3-game series against the Orioles this week in Baltimore.  Jon Lester dominated in the Red Sox 4-0 win over the Orioles on Monday night – 7 IP, 5 hits, 0 runs or walks, & 5 K’s.  Jonathan Papelbon closed out the game for his [...]

Red Sox Top Nats 6-4 in DC for 2nd Straight Night

The Red Sox defeated the Nationals 6-4 at Nationals Park on Wednesday night.  Jon Lester evened his record at 6-6 with a solid 6-inning effort.  Lester gave up 3 ER and 6 hits and 2 walks while striking out 6 along the way.  Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning – needing only 11 pitches [...]