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SimulationNationStop us if you've heard this before: Clay Buchholz is still not pitching in actual major league games —although he did throw 46 pitches in a "simulated" game yesterday at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Does that mean he'll be throwing in anger soon for The Carmine Hose? Nobody really knows. He'll apparently need another one or two of these ridiculous simulations (yesterday he "threw" while David Ross, Mike Napoli, and Xander Bogaerts stood in the batter's box and watched him). Then, he needs at least two "rehab" starts in the minors (maybe starting on Sunday)—although at this pace there's a good chance that all Red Sox minor league affiliates will be finished with their seasons before Clay can hurl for them. This whole debacle is a mismanaged mess by the Red Sox, and they're starting to pay the price for not having their (potentially) most dominant pitcher in the rotation.
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The Boston Red Sox are looking forward to the day, in the near future, when Clay Buchholz returns to the big league starting rotation and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.
Buchholz is likely to start for one of Boston’s minor league teams on Sunday while he works to come back from a right bursa sac strain. This comes on the heal...
Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
Ortiz entered the day batting...
Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher, Ryan Dempster, was suspended by MLB for five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Tuesday for hitting New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Dempster was the first pitcher to be accused of throwing at A-Rod following his 211 game suspension in the Biogenesis scandal.
Dempster denied it was intentional...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doesn't approve of the fact that teammate Ryan Dempster decided to hit troubled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez with a fastball in Sunday's game between the two bitter rivals.It took Dempster four pitches before he was finally able to nail Rodriguez in his midsection. And it led to both benches clearing once the dirty deed...
Ryan Dempster you lose.
ESPN is reporting that Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for throwing at Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Ryan Dempster five-game suspension for throwing at A-Rod. #yankees #redsox
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 20, 2013
Ryan Dempster of course was mad about Rodriguez juicing and still being allowed to play while suspended...
There’s still a lot of talk swirling around Ryan Dempster’s five-day paid suspension. Obviously the Yankees don’t think it’s harsh enough. And before the suspension was dealt, John Farrell didn’t even think it was going to happen.
But as it turns out, Demspter’s suspension is pretty standard.
Writer Marc Normandin of Over the Monster...
Major League Baseball let Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster know they'll handle Alex Rodriguez's punishment on their own with no need for vigilante acts suspending Dempster five games for intentionally hitting the New York Yankees slugger Sunday night.
Dempster who was also fined an undisclosed amount was not ejected from the game Sunday after hitting Rodriguez in the...
The Boston Red Sox traded Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in a three-team deal that brought them Jake Peavy. The main reason Boston had the luxury of making such a move to bolster their rotation is 20-year-old prospect Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced that Bogaerts will […]
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It has been a bit up and down with the Red Sox starting pitching.
Some days it has been amazing and results in wins, other days it has blown up in their faces.
Felix Doubront can attest to being on both sides of that coin. His 24 starts this season have been on average around 5-6 innings per start with a few spikes in there in both directions...
The Boston Red Sox got an outstanding performance out of Jon Lester on Monday night. The starting pitched tossed 8.1 innings of shutout baseball, surrendering only six hits and two walks while striking out three. Tuesday night, the Red Sox hope that starter Jake Peavy will give them a similar start.
While Peavy will get his fourth start with the Red Sox on...
Two weeks ago the Red Sox defended their decision to recall Will Middlebrooks by insisting he had made enough improvements during a six-week demotion.
Still the burden of proof was on Middlebrooks.
Well making his 11th consecutive start here today after returning from Triple A Middlebrooks belted a two-run homer in the second inning that started the Red Sox on their way to a 12...
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster wasn’t ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Yankees, even after he appeared to throw at Alex Rodriguez multiple times before plunking the Yankees third baseman on a 3-0 pitch. Dempster wasn’t as lucky, however, when it came to discipline from the league.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Dempster has been suspended five games...
After a late night battle with the Yankees, the Red Sox traveled 3000 miles Monday to San Francisco to take on the Giants.
It would have been understandable if the Sox came out flat, but it looked as if it was the Giants that were jet lagged.
Sox starter Jon Lester (11-7) was dominant, hurling 8 1/3 strong innings, scattering six hits and striking...
Just less than a year after completing one of the biggest trades in baseball history, the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers stand at the top of their respective divisions.
They'll meet Friday night at Dodger Stadium for the first time since that blockbuster deal.
The Red Sox (75-54) hold a one-game edge over Tampa Bay for the AL East lead, while the Dodgers (75-52) have...