Found August 20, 2013 on
All you need to know about last night’s game is that Will Middlebrooks was intentionally walked not once but twice.
In fact, if you slept through the game and woke up unaware of the score, you’d only need to be told that Will Middlebrooks was intentionally walked by a major league pitcher two times and you’d probably be able to figure how things turned out.
I don’t care that the intentional passes were issued so Tim Lincecum could get to Jon Lester. In my mind, San Fran so feared the Red Sox’ stacked line-up that nobody wanted to face “The Wrath of Will.”
WILLMANIA is an important part of THE THRILL OF INTERLEAGUE PLAY. And those of us who stayed up until the bitter end were rewarded with AN ADRENALINE-CHARGED VICTORY.
Anyway, a great performance from Lester, who went 8 and 1/3 innings and gave up no runs. Meanwhile, Victorino–rapidly becoming this team’s most valued “secret weapon”–and Nava each had three hits and contributed mightily to Runs-a-palooza.
Yes, it was a
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Will Middlebrooks must have missed this whole major league thing.
Middlebrooks has raked since being recalled from Pawtucket on Aug. 10, proving that his prolonged big league slump earlier this season could indeed be just a footnote in a very successful career. The hot streak comes at a good time for the Red Sox, and it might ultimately force manager John Farrell to make an important...
The Red Sox finally called up shortstop Xander Bogaerts to make his big league debut.
The utility infielder batted .297 and had 15 home runs and 67 RBIs through 116 games with Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket. The young star will meet the team in San Francisco for their series against the Giants, and could be joining the Sox at a perfect time.
NESN Nation’s Alison Smith...
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...
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His teammates played a game against the Yankees Sunday night that
ended well past midnight. They staggered home after a loss, caught a few
hours of sleep, then flew here in the morning.
Stephen Drew and Will Middlebrooks each hit a home run, Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia drove in two runs apiece and the Boston Red Sox beat the San Francisco Giants 12-1 on Wednesday.
Felix Doubront (9-6) rebounded from a tough outing to pitch eight strong innings for the Red Sox, who have won three of five and entered play in a virtual first-place tie with Tampa Bay in the...
The Red Sox have hit a skid in the last few weeks, but it hasn’t been without a couple of bright spots. One of the most encouraging developments for the club in that time, however, has been the performance of Jon Lester.
Despite Boston’s impressive season atop the American League East standings for much of the year, Lester’s struggles that defined him late in 2011 and for all...
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...
Monday: Boston Red Sox 7, San Francisco Giants 0 Win: Jon Lester (11-7) Loss: Tim Lincecum (6-13) Looking to grab a win following a tough loss on Sunday Night Baseball, the Red Sox started off this West Coast road trip with a bang, in part to the masterful pitching...
The Boston Red Sox left early this morning for a cross-country flight to San Francisco where they begin a six-game West Coast trip against the Giants and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Sox have lost 7 of their last 10 games and lead the AL East by just a game over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tonight, Jon Lester will try to end their woes when he gets the...
Ryan Dempster wants to put Sunday’s A-Rod debacle behind him, serve his suspension and move on. It’s easier said than done.
Alex Rodriguez isn’t going anywhere for now, and until he’s forced to serve a suspension, neither is the circus that accompanies him. Rodriguez is going to be under a microscope for as long as he’s playing, which is something that those in the Red...
Coming off a late night game and a cross-country flight, it seemed natural that the Red Sox would be a bit sluggish last night in San Francisco. Instead, Jon Lester pitched shutout ball into the ninth inning, and the Red Sox beat the Giants 7-0.
Lester showing that Sox can count on him again – Sean McAdam says that this was the Lester that the Sox need the rest of the way.
8:09 p.m.: The Red Sox have made a flurry of roster moves.
The headline grabber is top prospect Xander Bogaerts getting called up to the major league club. To make room for Bogaerts on the active roster, the Red Sox have optioned Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket. To make room for Bogaerts on the 40-man roster, Clay Buchholz, who has been out since June 8, has been transferred to...