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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.  [...]

Red Sox Gear up for Final Homestand of 2009 MLB Schedule @ Fenway Park

While it has been a frustrating 2009 MLB schedule for the Red Sox, they will have a shot to prove themselves in October as the AL Wild Card representative against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  The Red Sox will look to make a memorable impression for their fans during the final regular season homestand [...]

This Could Get Ugly – Paul Byrd to Start Against Yankees Today

Paul Byrd has been mediocre at best in his 5 starts for the Red Sox since August 30th – 1-2; 6.04 ERA & 1.89 WHIP.  Now he gets to start against the deep Yankees lineup in Sunday’s season series finale at the New Yankee Stadium.  Can you say – “This could get ugly?” The Red [...]

Red Sox Rebound in Kansas City; Eyes Set on the Yankees in the Bronx

Clay Buchholz made sure that the Red Sox wouldn’t lose the series to the Royals in Kansas City.  Buchholz pitched 6 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up just 5 hits along the way.  Buchholz had 8 K’s and no walks and has really impressed of late.  Buchholz is now 7-3 on the season with a 3.21 [...]

Greinke, Royals Pester Red Sox with 2nd Straight Loss in Kansas City…

This is getting old.  Zach Greinke and the Royals made it 2 in a row on Tuesday night with a 5-1 win over the Red Sox.  Ouch.  Any chance of winning the AL East is slowly slipping away as the Yankees defeated the Angels 6-5 in Anaheim.  The Red Sox now trail the Yankees by [...]

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 [...]

Red Sox Have Mental Edge Over Angels; Scioscia, Fuentes & Co. Cry Babies…

Wah, wah, wah… That’s the noise you heard coming from the Angels dugout after the Red Sox rallied for a 3rd time to win 9-8 in the 9th inning at Fenway Park.  Gimme a break – don’t put your team in a position to lose, and then you don’t have to bitch about “bad umpiring”. [...]

Red Sox – Angels – Playoffs Preview?! Let’s Get It On…

The Red Sox host the Angels in a 3-game set this week at Fenway Park.  The Red Sox are the likely AL Wild Card Team with an 84-58 record and a 4.5 game lead over the Texas Rangers, who have now dropped 3 of 4 games.  The Angels are the likely AL West division winner [...]

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 Invade Chicago for Weekend Series Against White Sox

It is a tale of 2 teams heading in different directions.  The Red Sox are 23 games over .500 at 78-55, and although they have little shot of catching the Yankees who have a 7.5 games lead, the Red Sox control their own destiny with a 3-game AL Wild Card lead over the Texas Rangers. [...]