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Boston’s been to hell and back in the last week. It’s safe to say a lot of the wounds, both physical and emotional, have yet to fully heal. But, in town for a three-game set with the Red Sox, some of the A’s tried to lift the spirits of one bombing victim from the Bay Area.
Brandon Moss and Josh Reddick, both of whom played for the Sox before coming to Oakland last year, accompanied first base coach Tye Waller to visit 11-year-old Aaron Hern of Martinez in the Boston Children’s Hospital Monday afternoon.
Moss was moved by the experience:
“Just an incredible kid, incredible family,” Moss said. “The way he’s handling this whole situation, the circumstances he’s been given, I don’t think I’ve ever been more impressed by a kid or a family. They’re amazing people, they really were.”
Hern, a sixth grader, was struck with shrapnel when the second bomb went off while he was waiting for his mother Katherine to finish running in the marathon. He suffered a deep wound to his left thigh and has
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A number of athletes have used their equipment to pay their respects to the victims of this past week’s tragic events. On Sunday, Jonny Gomes will use his bat to pay homage. Will Middlebrooks tweeted a photo prior to the first game of the Red Sox’ doubleheader against the Royals. It’s supposedly of the lumber that Gomes will use. The bat features the names of the four people...
Boston Red Sox right-handed starting pitcher John Lackey is
aiming to rejoin the team on April 27, according to Michael Silverman of The
Lackey is slated to make a minor league rehab start today
for the Red Sox Double-A affiliate. The veteran is expected to throw four
innings or roughly 65 pitches.
If all goes well, this could be the only rehab...
The first two-and-a-half weeks of the season have been a struggle for Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts. Last year, the shortstop excelled in the Eastern League and earned his place as one of baseball’s elite prospects. But his return to Double-A Portland has been underwhelming thus far. Against New Britain, Bogaerts went 0-for-6 with a strikeout, a walk and a groundball double...
RIP: A cool way to honor those lost...
The Boston Red Sox have called up right-hander Allen Webster to pitch in the second game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals.
Webster is scheduled for his major league debut Sunday night in the rescheduled game of Friday night's postponement because of the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings.
At Triple-A Pawtucket, Webster had a 0.90 ERA and no...
A first pitch temperature of 42 degrees coupled with a lengthy rain delay and lackluster performance made for a long night at Fenway on Tuesday.
The Red Sox decided to reward fans who attended Tuesday night’s game against Oakland with free admission to Wednesday’s 4 o’clock matinee against the Athletics or Thursday night’s game against Houston. All fans have to do is show...
SI also features a regional cover this week of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes pumping his fists in the air after beginning a game-winning rally with a double in Saturdays’ emotional victory at Fenway Park. The image falls under the headline: “Strong. Triumph After Tragedy.” SI managing editor Chris Stone on why this regional cover was chosen:
“From a sports context...
The Boston Red Sox had quite the emotional week this past week, but continued to play red hot baseball. The team has won 5 out of 6 games and are playing their second game of the double header against Kansas City as I write this. The team has been lead by excellent pitching. This coming week the Red Sox will play every game at Fenway, continuing a 10 game home stand. Here is the...
And we may not stop there, he could be in the running for saddest man to have ever lived.
According to Reddick's tweet last night, he met Lil Hogan here at Hogan's Beach, which is a Hulk Hogan-themed bar/restaurant in the Tampa area. Reddick and the Athletics are in town this weekend for a series with the Rays.
Back to our friend here, though. Here are our options:
BOSTON (AP) Lorenzo Cain walked with two outs and the bases loaded in the 10th inning to give Kansas City a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday and complete the Royals' sweep of a day-night doubleheader.
Ervin Santana (2-1) pitched seven strong innings in the opener, when Kansas City won 4-2. Kelvin Herrera (2-2) got the win in the night game, a makeup of the one postponed...
First Pitch: Monday 6:35, Tuesday 6:35, Wednesday 4:05
Arms: Monday: A.J. Griffin, RHP (2-00, 2.25 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (1-0, 4.50 ERA)
Tuesday: Bartolo Colon, RHP (2-0, 3.32 ERA) vs. Alfredo Aceves, RHP (1-0, 6.28 ERA)
Wednesday: Brett Anderson, LHP (1-3, 5.95 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (3-0, 1.73 ERA)
This offseason the Red Sox went back to basics in terms of reemphasizing patience at the plate. While probably pharmaceutically aided, the Red Sox bats were undone by a wily veteran who pounded the strike zone.
Luckily most pitchers can't command their fastball like Bartolo Colon can in this second act of his career. Any pitcher with even average command of his fastball should...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, April 22 @ 6:35 PM
A.J. Griffin, RHP (2-0, 2.25) vs Felix Doubront, LHP (1-0, 4.50)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:35 PM
Bartolo Colon, RHP (2-0, 3.32) vs Alfredo Aceves, RHP (1-0, 6.28)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB...
Coming off a frustrating weekend that saw that Red Sox drop two out of three from the Kansas City Royals, the Sox look to rebound with an upcoming three game series with the Oakland Athletics beginning on Monday night. Boston struggled last season vs. the Athletics by going only 1-8 against them, which included the Red Sox dropping two out of three at Fenway Park last April 30...
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick had a beard-growing contest with WWE superstar Daniel Bryan. By year’s end, fans would vote on the better beard, and whoever “lost” would have to shave their facial hair off. It appears that Reddick has already accepted defeat at the expense of some old fashioned superstition.
Reddick came to the ballpark on Saturday with a haircut...