Found July 04, 2012 on
I've had it with Aceves as the closer. I understand the pickings are slim, but there has to be another option. This time he gave up two runs in the ninth, the second coming off a Coco Crisp sac-fly to beat the Sox, 3-2.
The Red Sox offense was kept relatively quiet tonight, with the Sox getting runs on a Salty homer and A's error. That was pretty much it. Oh, they went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position.
Jon Lester gave signs of return to his old form, pitching 6 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run (a Coco Crisp homer), walked 1 and struck out 9. I thought for sure all will go right for the Red Sox after that performance. Padilla had some trouble in relief of Lester, but got out of the jams he got himself into. The Aceves had to screw it up again, to fall to 0-6 on the season while recording his 4th blown save. Awesome stats for a closer.
The Yankees keep losing and the Sox can't capitalize. It's the same old story.
F**kin' Coco Crisp.
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What just happened? One second, the Red Sox were escaping trouble in the eighth inning, looking like they were going to tack on some insurance runs in the ninth and win going away. The next, they were walking off the field losers with the A's celebrating in front of a raucous sellout crowd. Jon Lester's return to ace form wasn't enough with the offense sputtering outside...
OAKLAND, Calif. — Coco Crisp burned his former team for the second day in a row.The outfielder tripled and scored the tie-breaking run in the seventh inning ofthe A’s 3-2 victory over the Red Sox on Wednesday at the Coliseum. A nightearlier, Crisp drove in two of the A’s three runs, including the game-winningsacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth. The A’s completed a...
Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox in hopes of evening the series. He did his job, unfortunately he saw the usually reliable bullpen let him down when Alfredo Aceves blew his 4th save of the season. Ugh.
Lester had a rough first inning. Like Dice-K he got tagged by a former Sox when Coco Crisp hit a leadoff HR to start the game. Sox 0-1. He threw 31 pitches to get through...
The Red Sox must be looking forward to getting back to Fenway. After a rough series against Seattle, the Sox were swept by the A's on Wednesday thanks in large part to some contributions by former Red Sox outfielders Coco Crisp and Brendon Ryan. It was a busy day for former Sox outfielders in general, with Darnell McDonald claimed by the Yankees as well. NESN Nation's Dan...
The Boston Red Sox lost this one on a botched bunt that turned into a costly double play.
Two base running blunders in the top of the ninth kept the Red Sox from adding on against the Athletics, who rallied in the bottom half and won on Coco Crisp's game-ending sacrifice fly in Oakland's 3-2 victory Tuesday night.
Nick Punto popped up his bunt, first baseman Chris Carter...
Time: 10:05 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (42-38)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-5, 4.53)
Pitching: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-7, 4.22)
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Brandon Moss drove in the tying run with a single, and Coco Crisp hit a sacrifice fly to center field to win it for the Oakland Athletics, who they rallied for two runs in the ninth inning Tuesday to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2. In his first start since June 17, Oakland's Bartolo Colon pitched six innings, allowing five hits and two runs (one earned). Jordan...
How will the Red Sox fare in Oakland? Are they going to be a good avenue with your free MLB picks in this series?
No doubt it’s been a tough season for Boston fans so far, but things may be starting to finally turn around. After winning three of four in Seattle, the Red Sox will try to keep it going in Oakland this week in a three-game series.
The first game will have Dice K...
You could blame Alfredo Aceves, who blew his fourth save of the season, or you could credit Coco Crisp (pictured), who had a solo homer, a single to spark a rally that the Sox escaped, and a sacrifice fly to win the game in the ninth.Jon Lester pitched well, and Vicente Padilla struck out two to kill one rally. But the A's came back.Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his 16th homer, which...
It's been the story of the entire West Coast road trip. It might be tempting to blame some very solid opposing pitching and cavernous ballparks, but, quite frankly, the Red Sox have had their chances with men on base. However, the Sox have failed time and time again to come up with the big hit to break a game open or make it close, and again that was their fate on Tuesday as...
After falling 6-1 last night, the Boston Red Sox look to even up their three-game set tonight with the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.
First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on CSN California. If you can't catch the television...
8 a.m.: Daisuke Matsuzaka didn't have the best stuff on Monday night, and the final box score showed it. A 6-1 loss to the Oakland A's has the Red Sox reeling and needing a big performance from Jon Lester in Game 2 of the series. Lester enter Tuesday night's affair with a number of inconsistent outings over the past few weeks and looking to lock down more rhythm early...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox suffered another heartbreaking defeat on Tuesday night, as Jon Lester's stellar outing was all for naught in a walkoff loss to the Athletics. Alfredo Aceves gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, allowing Oakland to walk off with the 3-2 win. Aaron Cook is set to the take the mound in Wednesday's matinee and he'll be looking to repeat...