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Per ESPN source, the Red Sox apparently will play tonight without DH David Ortiz in the lineup. This was somewhat expected, as Ortiz has apparently struggled against the Athletics' starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, batting .130 (6-46 career).
So thankfully this seems to be a healthy scratch, nothing for Red Sox fans to worry about moving forward. Since returning to the Red Sox for an emotional game on Saturday, Ortiz has been great. In his three games played, Ortiz is 6-for-12.
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The Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A on Wednesday. Aceves had struggled after being moved into the Red Sox rotation for an injured John Lackey.
In 17 2/3 innings of work Aceves had a 8.66 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP. After his latest outing he claimed that the strike zone was too small.
With the demotion of Aceves the Red Sox promoted catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Lavarnway’s...
An anti-Red Sox shirt with an unfortunate phrase on it made for rival Yankee fans has been 'removed from distribution' in light of the tragedies in Boston.
According to a report from the Portland Press Herald’s Kevin Thomas, Daniel Bard will be recalled to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.
Thomas reports that Bard got word after Tuesday’s game. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs so far this season.
Bard last pitched for the big league club last Sept. 28 in a 9-1 loss...
“This jersey that we wear today, it doesn’t say ‘Red Sox,’ it says ‘Boston. We want to thank you Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, the whole police department for the great job they did this past week. This is our (expletive) city.”
That was David Ortiz yesterday before the Red Sox played the Kansas City Royals. Ortiz displayed an abundance of emotion that many people were...
Mike Napoli is so hot right now, but its certainly not sustainable
If the 2013 Boston Red Sox season hadn’t already begun to look like a complete 180 degree spin from last year’s debacle, then Monday night’s comeback win should help convince the fans and the pundits even more. So far in 2013, the Boston Red Sox had survived thanks to their pitching and timely hitting. Down...
Of all the excuses…in all the universe…why?
Red Sox former relief pitcher turned starter was crushed in Tuesday’s game vs the Oakland A’s in which he gave up 7 earned runs and the Sox eventually lost 13-0.
Rain cut short the brutally one sided affair and afterwards Aceves offered up the following to explain his bad showing:
“It’s hard to explain to you guys,…You...
Felix Doubront picked up his second win of the season as the Red Sox topped the Athletics 6-9 on Monday night.
Doubront pitched deep into the game, being replaced by Andrew Bailey in the 8th inning. Some of Doubront’s success stemmed from the fact that he was able to make corrections to his pitching mid-inning, an ability he said came with increased maturity this season.
A back injury kept Shane Victorino on the bench for both ends of the Red Sox’ doubleheader against Kansas City on Sunday, but the Flyin’ Hawaiian will be back in his regular spot in right field when the Oakland A’s come to town Monday night.
After shaking up the batting order a bit to accommodate for a long day of baseball, a sense of normalcy returns to the Boston lineup for...
The Boston Red Sox could activate pitcher John Lackey from the disabled list on Sunday to make a start against the Houston Astros. Lackey pitched at a Double-A game on Monday going 3 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out five.
Lackey has been sidelined since suffering a right biceps strain in his first start of the season.
Th 34-year-old Lackey lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his...
Mike Napoli hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, Will Middlebrooks busted out of a slump with a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by beating the Oakland Athletics 9-6 on Monday night.
The Red Sox, swept by Kansas City in a split-doubleheader Sunday, scored three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. Napoli's fourth career slam...
By now, Daniel Bard‘s struggles in 2012 have been well documented.
After struggling early in the season after transitioning to a starting role and subsequently developing a bout of Steve Blass disease, Bard was sent to Pawtucket, never to return. Except now, after starting the 2013 campaign in Double-A Portland, has finally come back to the big club, and is back in his familiar...
Before the 1975 Red Sox played an epic World Series with Cincinnati, they dethroned a dynasty in Oakland.
The Boston Red Sox wrap up a three-game series with the Oakland A’s this afternoon in Fenway Park. When the Red Sox & A’s meet, it’s a time to break out the American League Championship Series lore. The franchises have met three times in the LCS, plus once more in the...
Coming off a frustrating weekend series loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Boston Red Sox rebounded this week with a series win over the Oakland Athletics by taking two out of three from them. It was the first series win for Boston vs. the Athletics since August 26-27, 2011 at Fenway Park after going 1-8 against them in 2012. The key in the series for the Red Sox was getting timely...
Brett Anderson is “on schedule to make his next start against the Red Sox on Wednesday.
In his last outing Anderson lasted just one inning after suffering a sprain in his right ankle. Since then Anderson has thrown a side session without issues.
“I can obviously feel it a little bit when running,” Anderson said, “but other than that, it feels good.”
In four starts this...
It was a dark and stormy night, but this is no horror story… At least not for the Oakland A’s it wasn’t.
The A’s snapped their four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 13-0 pounding of the Boston Red Sox in a game that was called due to rain in the seventh inning.
Oakland jumped on the board in the third inning and pushed six runs across the plate in the top half of the...