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Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
Shane Victorino is one tough guy. Just two days after being sent to the hospital to have X-rays on his ribs after a nasty collision with Fenway’s low right field wall, he’s already back in the lineup, ready to go.
Victorino got the benefit of an off day on Monday to get his health in order, and that’s something that could help the Red Sox as a whole. After winning just two of their last 10 games to follow up on a superb April, the team was in definite need of a chance to it the “reset” button, so hopefully for the team a day to collect itself will cure what ails.
Aside from Victorino’s presence, Ryan Lavarnway will see his first action of the season on Tuesday. With David Ross on the seven-day concussion DL, the 25-year-old will get to take his hacks at the big league level after showing an .883 OPS for Triple-A Pawtucket.
John Lackey will be on the mound for Boston, and he’ll square off against the Tampa Bay (don’t call us Devil) Rays’ Matt Moore, who’s off to a strong start with a...
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Shane Victorino went to the hospital on Sunday to have his ribs and back examined after he crashed into the right field wall at Fenway Park trying to catch a home run ball.
Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Emilio Bonifacio hit a bomb to right field with a man on in the top of the fourth inning against the Boston Red Sox. Victorino, who was playing right, raced back to try making...
David Ortiz was off to a scorching start before a controversial column was published. He then went in a small slump and said the column was not to blame.
On April 15, the city of Boston was thrown into chaos after multiple bombs were exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Five days later, Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz spoke to fans before a Red Sox game and uttered the now famous words,
"This is our F-ing city."
Ortiz, who has lived in Boston for nearly a decade, has chosen to move beyond the rousing speeches...
Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey threw a successful
bullpen session yesterday and could rejoin the team within a week, according to
Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe.
Bailey threw 25 pitches during the session before the Red
Sox contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. He said he felt fine, as he was watched
by manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves...
Knowing Boston’s appreciation for players who are “dirt dogs,” Shane Victorino probably made a lot of fans on Sunday.
Victorino crashed into the right-field fence while trying to rob Toronto’s Emilio Bonifacio of a home run in the fourth inning. The play left Victorino laying on the ground in pain, but he got back to his feet and stayed in the game until manager John Farrell...
Tropicana Field is full of quirks, and the Red Sox fell victim to one of them on Tuesday night.
Instead of getting back on the right track and cruising to a victory after a first-inning home run by David Ortiz. the Sox sputtered the rest of the way in dropping another game. That makes Boston losers in nine of its last 11 games, as the Red Sox continue to tumble further down the standings...
What’s happening here?
That’s the million-dollar question in Boston right now, as the Red Sox, who began the season in a big way, suddenly find themselves in the midst of a rough patch. Every team goes through some struggles over the course of a 162-game season, but the whole situation has some Sox fans wondering where exactly this team is headed.
Are the Red Sox more like the...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz put his effort where his mouth is. He is selling autographed bats with 100-percent of proceeds going to the OneFund.
In the weeks leading up to opening day, Boston was projected for a season of mediocrity in the wake of a 2012 season marred by injury, poor play, and clubhouse disunity.
Amongst the many questions surrounding the Boston club heading into the season included whether newcomer third baseman Will Middlebrooks would build off of his success from last season.
While having a very respectable...
Yesterday in a bullpen session, Andrew Bailey threw 25 pitches off the mound without hinder.
This is the first time he has thrown off a real mound since going on the disabled list on May 5th. It is a significant step and Andrew Bailey stated that it all felt normal.
He threw all of his pitches and the Red Sox will have him pitch a simulated game on Thursday before deciding if he...
The last time we saw the Tampa Bay Rays, they were sputtering and the Red Sox were riding high. Now, the tables have turned a bit.
The Red Sox are the ones struggling as the two teams meet up on Tuesday night, but Boston still has an edge in the standings over the Rays. That could change quickly if John Lackey can’t help right the ship for the Sox, but all signs point to him being...
The Red Sox knew that there were health issues when they traded for Hanrahan.
Per MLBTR, Buster Olney was on the Mut & Merloni radio show in Boston, and spoke during the interview about the Joel Hanrahan trade. Olney mentioned that the Red Sox, along with “many teams”, were aware that there were health issues with Hanrahan. Olney said that’s why the Pirates didn’t...
A rough patch like this was inevitable. The Red Sox were not going to win two out of their three games like they did in April the entire season. that would result in a 108-64 record, which is unrealistic, especially in the American League East.
That being said, this team has allowed their AL East opponents to already gain the ground in just the first two weeks of May. What was once...
Sean Riley, Contributing Writer
Through 38 games this season the Boston Red Sox have struck out 317 times as a team. To really put that into perspective they could potentially break the American League strikeout record of 1,387 for a season. Fortunately the Houston Astros will likely hit that mark before Boston does with there league leading 381 strikeouts already.
5:30 p.m.: The main storyline entering this game is obviously the pitching matchup, which includes two of baseball’s elite lefties. Here’s a look at the guys who will be forced to generate offense against Jon Lester and David Price.
Red Sox (22-17)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B...