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Felix Doubront has been one of the most pleasantly surprising pitchers for the Red Sox this season, but one flaw continues to follow him. Doubront has a habit of needing an exceedingly high number of pitches to get through early innings, resulting in a shorter start for him and more work for the Boston bullpen. The left-hander currently boasts a career-best 3.89 ERA, but he has failed to complete six innings in four of his last 10 starts. One of those occasions came in his last outing, when he worked just 3 2/3 innings but threw 90 pitches against the White Sox. The Red Sox notched a win in that game, but because of his limited outing, Doubront was unable to. Check out the video above for a preview of Doubront’s latest start — Friday night at Yankee Stadium. Filed under: Boston Red Sox, Boston Red Sox Video, Jim Rice, NESN Video, Red Sox Gameday Live, Tom Caron, Video

Red Sox have cigar store Indian for good luck charm

Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes said recently in his diary on that a cigar store indian sits in the clubhouse for good luck. “Jake Peavy picked up a good luck charm for us in San Francisco with a three-foot tall cigar store Indian,” Gomes wrote. ” He went with us to Los Angeles and is home here with us. He brought that guy into our lives. So far he’s...

Xander Bogaerts Wins USAToday's Minor League POY

(USAToday Sports Photo)Red Sox phenom Xander Bogaerts has won USAToday's Minor League Player Of The Year Award. The exciting 20-year old Aruban had a combined .297 average with 15 home runs and 67 RBIs at AA and AAA. Impressively, he collected an .865 OPS at those stops as well. Since coming to The Show on August 20th, he's hitting .300 in just 21 plate appearances. We'...

Your Morning Dump... where Middlebrooks is on a roll.

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The home run barrage was led by Ortiz with two, -- a two-run shot in seventh and solo homer in fourth -- Middlebrooks added his grand slam, with two-run shots by Stephen Drew and Ryan Lavarnway, and solo shots...

Quintin Berry Makes Impact Against Yankees, Shows Why He Could Be Valuable Pickup by Red Sox

Quintin Berry might only have one role with the Red Sox this season. But it’s an important role. Berry, who was acquired in exchange for pitcher Clayton Mortensen last week, figures to be the Red Sox’ go-to pinch runner down the stretch and likely into the postseason if all goes well over the final month of the regular season. As we saw Thursday, Berry could really leave a mark...

The Surviving Grady Podcast: The AL East Race, Jen Royle, Good Causes and Drinking with Mike Napoli

For our latest podcast, we’re joined yet again by our good pal Jen Royle, and discussion topics include Koji Uehara’s sideburns, the race for the AL East, Jen’s upcoming charity event on September 16, drinking with Mike Napoli, Jenny Dell in a dunk tank, flavored vodkas, things you don’t want to do on webcam, Brian Daubach getting bodyslammed, and Red’s spank bank. It...

Mike Napoli clubs two more homers, Red Sox drop Yankees again

Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and prized rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected, and the Boston Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree at Yankee Stadium, bashing New York 13-9 Saturday for their fifth straight win. The AL East leaders became the first visiting team in more than a century to score at least nine runs on three straight days against the Yankees. In...

Red Sox Face Tough Decisions With Starting Rotation

Unlike in 2011, the Red Sox have a pretty deep rotation. And if Clay Buchholz returns from his nearly yearly midseason injury siesta, the Olde Towne Team will have six pitchers for five rotation spots. That could make for some awkward moments in September, but if the Sox reach October with all six pitchers healthy […]

Cherington & Farrell Should Snare AL Honors

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Through 143 out of 162 games, your 2013 Carmine Hose have more wins (86) than anyone else in baseball. That's right, the team that drowned in beer and chicken during Black September 2011 and followed it up with sneer and stinkin' in 2012 is now on top of the hardball world. So, who should get credit for this? Certainly not the naysayers (like yours...

Historical Night helps Boston Red Sox take series from Detroit

Last night’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox was one for the ages as the Red Sox scored 20 runs and made history in so many ways. In the end, Boston also took two out of three from the Tigers in the series. Despite taking two out of three, the more important aspect from this series came from last night’s game. The final score ended up being 20-4 and by the...

Buchholz Watch: Day 90 - Clay 'absolutely' ready

The Guru Contributing Writer Clay Buchholz made what is expected to be his final, last, this time we mean it minor league rehab start Thursday night. Pitching for Triple-A Pawtucket in Rochester, Cautious Clay went three shutout innings before allowing a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Buchholz threw 72 pitches (51 for strikes) in 3 2/3 innings of work, gave up four hits,...

Jacoby Ellsbury Out to Miss Second Game Against Yankees With Foot Injury

It was assumed Friday afternoon that when Jacoby Ellsbury‘s name didn’t appear on the Red Sox lineup card that the outfielder would be sitting down with more discomfort in his hand, the same ailment that caused him to miss a game against the Tigers earlier in the week. It appears, however, that a foot injury is what will keep Ellsbury out of Friday night’s game in the Bronx...

Red Sox Rumors: Boston has 'keen interest' in re-signing Jacoby Ellsbury

At the end of the season, Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury will become a free agent. The Red Sox definitely are interested in re-signing the 29-year old, but if his price "goes well into the nine-figure" area, the Red Sox don't appear too optimistic that they will be re-signing him. The Boston Red Sox have "keen interest" in re-signing outfielder Jacoby...

Red Sox Fight Until Very End Against Yankees, Keep Finding New Ways to Win Games

Turning off the TV shouldn’t be an option. The Red Sox once again fought until the very end Thursday, and the result was a long, eventful, ugly and dramatic 9-8, 10-inning victory over the Yankees that further solidified Boston’s status as a must-watch team. The Red Sox looked to be well on their way to another victory Thursday, as Jake Peavy took the mound in the seventh inning...

Recap - anyone have a good deal on a broom?

Jim Monaghan Contributing writer The Red Sox jumped out to a 12-3 lead midway through the fifth inning and then held the line in beating the Yankees 13-9 Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. Boston has now taken the first three games in this series and will be looking for the sweep on Sunday. Mike Napoli (pictured left) continued his hot hitting with with a pair of home runs. ...

Napoli homers lift BoSox over Yanks

Mike Napoli hit two home runs, Jonny Gomes and prized rookie Xander Bogaerts also connected, and the Boston Red Sox kept up their dizzying scoring spree at Yankee Stadium, bashing New York 13-9 Saturday for their fifth straight win.
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