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Red Sox Back to .500; Still Trail Yankees by 8 Games Though! – Fenway Park 6/18/12

The Red Sox salvaged the weekend series in Chicago by taking the final 2 games from the Cubs, but at 33-33, they still trail the AL-East-leading Yankees by a whopping 8 games.  Not good.  Throw in the fact that they just placed Josh Beckett on the DL with shoulder issues, this does not bode well [...]

Give Red Sox Credit For Battling Through 8-6 Win Over O’s in Baltimore – Fenway Park 5/21/12

You have to give the Red Sox credit for battling through an 8-6 win over the 1st place Orioles in Camden Yards in Baltimore on Monday night.  After taking 2 of 3 from the Phillies over the weekend, this was definitely a potential let-down game.  But with a chance to get back to .500 with [...]

Red Sox Split 2-Game Series with Rays in Tampa – Fenway Park 5/17/12

The Red Sox split their 2-game set with the Rays in Tampa this week to stay 6.5 games back of the Baltimore Orioles and 5.5 games back if the Rays. Felix Doubront came up big Thursday night – going 5 2/3 innings allowing just 2 runs only 1 of which was earned.  He allowed 10 [...]

Red Sox Hang on for 7-6 Win, Sweep Twins – Fenway Park 4/26/12

It wasn’t pretty, but a win is a win, as the Red Sox hung on for a 7-6 win and a sweep of the Twins in Minneapolis.  Clay Buchholz notched win number 2, but he needed some help in the 6th as he ran out of juice.  Buchholz cruised through 5 innings of 1-run ball, [...]

Disaster Central – Bullpen Implodes – Blow 9-0 Lead Over Yankees – Fenway Park 4/22/12

Unbelievable.  After losing to the Yankees in Friday’s Fenway celebration, the Red Sox raced out to an early 9-0 lead by the end of 5 innings on Saturday. The Red Sox offense took care of business early against Freddy Garcia, Clay Rapada and David Phelps.  David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia led the way with 4 [...]

Verlander Outduels Lester in 2012 Opener; Tigers Top Sox 3-2 – Fenway Park 4/5/12

The Tigers knocked off the Red Sox 3-2 in the 2012 opener at Comerica Park in Detroit on Thursday afternoon.  Jon Lester pitched as well as you can against Tigers ace Justin Verlander. Lester worked 7 innings of 1-run ball, scattering 6 hits and 3 walks in his outing.  He left the game with the [...]

Closer Andrew Bailey Needs Surgery on Right Thumb – Fenway Park 4/3/12

Wow – this is not good – looks like Andrew Bailey is going to need surgery to repair a ligament in his right thumb.  The injury occurred back on March 21st, but Bailey continued to pitch despite the discomfort.  Recovery from a ulnar collateral ligament surgery typically takes about 3 months, so Bailey is going [...]

Daniel Bard v Alfredo Aceves in “B Game” Action Today – Fenway Park 3/1/12

We’ll get our first taste of live action when Daniel Bard square off against Alfredo Aceves today at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers.   We’ll also probably see Drake Britton, Jesse Carlson and Tony Pena, Jr. at some point in the game too. We’ll keep you posted how things go in the game.  Real games against [...]

Red Sox, Aceves Agree to $1.2 Million Deal for 2012 MLB Season – Wrigley Field 2/8/12

The Red Sox have agreed to a $1.2 million deal with Alfredo Aceves for the 2012 MLB season thereby avoiding an arbitration.  Aceves had asked for $1.6 million while the Red Sox countered with $950,000.  The deal also includes an extra $100,000 in performance incentives if he reaches certain thresholds for starts and appearances or [...]

Could Red Sox Go To Arbitration Hearing With David Ortiz? Fenway Park 1/31/12

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is mum on whether or not the team and DH David Ortiz will be able to sign a deal before the scheduled arbitration hearing.  The Red Sox have offered Big Papi $12.65 million while the big slugger countered with $16.5 million.  Since Ortiz had a solid 2011 season and since [...]