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Francona, Red Sox Announce ALDS Roster

There were a few surprising moves as Manager Terry Francona and GM Theo Epstein announced the Red Sox ALDS roster today.  The Red Sox opted to go with Paul Byrd as the 11th man in the bullpen – presumably as a long reliever in case one of the Red Sox starters had any injury issues.  [...]

Should we Start to Panic? Red Sox Drop 6th Straight Game

Should we start to panic in Beantown?  The Red Sox just dropped their 6th straight game – 12-0 to the Blue Jays.  Wakefield looked bad (5 ER on 7 hits and 2 walks in just 3 innings).  The bullpen did not fare much better – Fernando Cabrera, Manny Delcarmen, Hideki Okajima and back-up catcher Dusty [...]

Red Sox Let One Slip Away – Lose to Royals 12-9 in Kansas City

This one is going to hurt – the Red Sox blew an 8-2 lead and ended up losing to the Royals 12-9 in Kansas City.  With the Yankees losing to the Angels on the west coast, the Red Sox blew a golden opportunity to cut the AL East lead to just 4 games with a [...]

Bullpen Fails, Red Sox Fall to Rays 8-5

For the 2nd straight night, the Red Sox bullpen got into trouble, and this time, Jonathan Papelbon couldn’t do anything to clean up the mess.  Ramon Ramirez and Manny Delcarmen failed miserably in the bottom of the 8th inning on Wednesday night, combining to retire only 1 of the 5 batters that they faced.  Ramirez [...]

Byrd, Bullpen Shut Down Blue Jays, Complete Sweep with 7-0 Shutout

WOW – talk about a solid emergency start from Paul Byrd – 6 shutout innings, only 3 hits and 3 walks with 83 efficient pitches.  Holler!  The bullpen also shined in the Red Sox 7-0 win over the Blue Jays, as they complete a weekend series sweep of the Jays and a 7-3 home stand [...]

Roller Coast 10-9 Win Over Blue Jays Gets Red Sox Back into Wild Card Tie with Rangers

The Red Sox got back into a tie with the Rangers for the AL Wild Card lead despite poor outings from 2 of their most reliable pitchers – Josh Beckett & Jonathan Papelbon. Beckett was given leads of 4-0, 6-2 and 7-3, but couldn’t make any of those leads stand against the Blue Jays on [...]

Finally – That Was a Big Sigh of Relief You Heard @ Fenway Park on Monday Night

FINALLY!  The losing streak is over, as the Red Sox defeated the Tigers 6-5 at Fenway Park on Monday night.  WHHEEEWWWWWWW! For a short while there, it looked like Manny Delcarmen was going to be the latest scapegoat for a Red Sox loss.  Delcarmen had replaced starter Brad Penny in the top of the 7th [...]

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 Suffer Frustrating Extra Innings Loss to Rays in Tampa

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 4-2 in 13 innings courtesy of Evan Longoria’s 2nd home run of the game, a 2-run shot off of Takashi Saito.  Longoria had tied the game at 2 when he hit a leadoff home run off of Daniel Bard to start the bottom of the 8th.  [...]

Red Sox Sweep Orioles in Baltimore

The Red Sox out-slugged the Orioles 18-10 on Sunday to complete a 3-game weekend series sweep in Baltimore.  The Red Sox scored in every inning except the 5th and 7th innings.  They racked up 23 hits and 7 walks, and struck out just 3 times all game. Newly acquired Victor Martinez led the hitting barrage [...]