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Red Sox / Rays Tie 7-7 in Slugfest – Fenway Park 3/31/12

The Red Sox and Rays clobbered their way to a 7-7 tie in the final spring training game of March.  Ross Ohlendorf lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 earned) on 7 hits and 2 walks.  It was not the way he wanted to end his spring training in his final start. [...]

Lester Goes 4 Innings; Pedroia, Ross Raking – Fenway Park 3/11/12

Jon Lester went 4 innings on Sunday pitching the Red Sox to an easy 6-1 win over the Orioles.  He did not have his best command – 4 walks – but he allowed just 1 ER and 1 hit while striking out 2.  It was his 1st win of the spring. Dustin Pedroia had 2 [...]

Buchholz Bad in 7-4 Red Sox Loss to Pirates – Fenway Park 3/10/12

Clay Buchholz couldn’t keep the mojo going on Friday, as he gave up 2 ER on 3 hits in 3 innings of the Red Sox 7-4 loss to the Pirates on Friday.  Buchholz had tossed 2 scoreless innings in his 1st spring start. On the positive side, the Red Sox racked up 12 hits, with [...]

Red Sox Sign Cody Ross to 1-Year, $3 Million Deal – Fenway Park 1/30/12

The Red Sox signed Cody Ross to a 1-year, $3 million deal at the end of last week.  Ross will likely compete with Darnell McDonald and Ryan Sweeney for the starting right fielder spot and will also add depth with Carl Crawford likely to miss opening day because of his recent wrist surgery. Ross played [...]

A’s Clobber Red Sox 15-5, Wakefield Denied 300th Win Again – Fenway Park 8/26/11

The A’s clobbered Tim Wakefield and the Red Sox 15-5 on Friday night at Fenway Park.  Wakefield was denied the chance to pick up his 300th of his career for the 6th time.  Not good.  He gave up 8 runs (4 earned) on 8 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings pitched.  Given the scheduled [...]

8-Run 8th Inning Propels Red Sox to 15-10 Win Over O’s – Fenway Park 7/19/11

Forget about being tired, the Red Sox slugged 16 hits and scored 15 runs, using an 8-run 8th inning to break a 7-7 tie en route to an easy win over the O’s.  Every Red Sox starter had a hit except for J.D. Drew.  Jacoby Ellsbury led off at the DH spot and had 3 [...]

3-2 Loss to Rays Leaves Red Sox with MLB-Worst 2-9 Record – Fenway Park 4/13/11

What else can you say – the Red Sox have the worst record in baseball at 2-9.  Jon Lester had one bad inning – 3 straight singles set up a fielder’s choice RBI groundout by Sam Fuld and a 2-run game winning single by former Red Sox player Johnny Damon.  And that’s all the Rays [...]

Red Sox Continue to Get Excellent Spring Pitching – Fenway Park Fort Myers FL 3/16/11

The Red Sox continue to get some excellent spring pitching as they defeated the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Tuesday. Daisuke Matsuzaka started and tossed 5 scoreless innings.  He only gave up 2 hits and 1 walk while striking out 5.  It was clearly his best outing of the spring. Michael Bowden also tossed another scoreless [...]

Darnell McDonald Has Successful Thumb Surgery After Productive 2010 MLB Season

Darnell McDonald had successful thumb surgery on Wednesday in Arizona.  The surgery repaired a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb, an injury that he sustained in Spring Training.  McDonald is expected to be fully ready for Spring Training 2011 in February. McDonald got ample playing time in the Red Sox outfield last season [...]

Should Terry Francona Take the Blame for Latest Red Sox Loss? – Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 6 – 8/12/10

What should have been an uplifting 3-game sweep in Toronto turned into a disastrous late-inning loss that sent shockwaves throughout the Red Sox organization.  After the Red Sox gave up 4 runs in the bottom of the 9th to allow the Blue Jays to win 6-5, questions abound.  Has Manager Terry Francona lost his touch?  [...]