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Mark Melancon Adds Versatility to Red Sox Bullpen – Fenway Park 12/15/11

The Red Sox acquired Mark Melancon in a trade with the Houston Astros for Jed Lowrie and Kyle Weiland.  Melancon is a strong, young (26-years old) pitcher who will be under the team’s control for the next 4 years. Melancon made 71 appearances for the Astros in 2011 – 20 saves, 2.78 ERA, 66 K’s, [...]

Beckett Dominates Indians as Red Sox End Slide v. Tribe in Cleveland – Fenway Park 5/26/11

After losing the 1st 4 times that the Red Sox had played the Indians at Jacobs Field in Cleveland this season, the Red Sox finally got that 1st win behind a strong performance from Josh Beckett.  It was reminiscent of that same Josh Beckett who pitched the Red Sox out of a 3-1 hole in [...]

Crawford’s Walk-Off Double Wins Game for Red Sox Again – Fenway Park 5/10/11

Carl Crawford came through with another walk-off hit in less than 10 days as the Red Sox rallied to beat the Twins 2-1 in 11 innings.  Jed Lowrie drew a 1-out walk in the 11th inning and Jose Iglesias pinch-ran for Lowrie in a smart move by Manager Terry Francona.  Carl Crawford hit a double [...]

Lester, Bats Power Red Sox to Big 7-4 Win Over Angels – Fenway Park 5/4/11

Slowly, but surely, the Red Sox are finally putting it together.  Jon Lester has been impressive and the Red Sox are finally getting some great clutch hitting. Lester picked up his 4th win of 2011 with a dominating 7-inning 11-strikeout affair on Tuesday night.  Lester allowed just 1 ER on 6 hits and 1 walk [...]

Red Sox Hold on for 4-3 Win Over Angels; hand Haren 1st 2011 Loss – Fenway Park 4/23/11

The Red Sox handed Dan Haren his 1st loss of 2011 with a nice 4-3 win over the Angels on Friday night. The Red Sox made the most of their 5 hits and 6 walks on the night.  Jacoby Ellsbury doubled home Jarrod Saltalamcchia who had also doubled earlier in the 3rd inning to give [...]

Buchholz Gets 1st Win as Red Sox Top A’s 5-3 – Fenway Park 4/20/11

Clay Buchholz picked up his 1st win of the 2011 MLB schedule with a decent 5+ innings effort in the Red Sox 5-3 win over the A’s.  It was not even close to what he would consider a quality start, but Buchholz limited the damage despite scattering 6 hits and 4 walks in his 5 [...]

Say Goodbye to the Winning Streak – Red Sox Drop Road Trip Opener – Fenway Park 4/20/11

The Red Sox wasted John Lackey’s 1st good start of the 2011 MLB schedule, losing to the A’s 5-0 in Oakland.  Lackey pitched 6 effective innings, scattering just 1 ER on 4 hits and 1 walk during his outing.  Lackey gave up his lone run in the 1st inning on a David DeJesus ground out.  [...]

Daisuke, Lowrie on Fire in Red Sox 9-1 Pounding of Blue Jays on Patriot’s Day – Fenway Park 4/19/11

The good times kept rolling at Fenway Park as the Red Sox won for the 3rd straight game for the 1st time in 2011.  Daisuke Matsuzaka had his best start of the year and picked up his 1st 2011 win in the process.  Dice-K worked 7 scoreless innings, allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk [...]

Late Rally Not Enough as Red Sox Fall 7-6; Now 2-10 – Fenway Park 4/16/11

The Red Sox late rally wasn’t enough, as the Red Sox dropped a close one 7-6 to the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park on Friday night.  Bobby Jenks took the loss as he surrendered 4 ER on 4 hits and 1 walk while retiring just 1 batter in the top of the 7th inning [...]

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 [...]