Found July 06, 2013 on FenwayNation:
PLAYERS: Stephen Drew
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)After working out on the filed yesterday in Anaheim, Stephen Drew was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 29th). The hamstring injury that has bedeviled the shortstop for while has not shown enough improvement—and the Red Sox are short in the bullpen. Right-handed relief pitcher Jose De La Torre was called up from AAA to slot into the 'pen. De La Torre has struck out 45 batters in just 38 1/3 innings with Pawtucket.

Red Sox' Stephen Drew pushed back to Saturday

The Boston Red Sox were hoping to have shortstop Stephen Drew back in the lineup on Friday, but it appears now that Saturday is more likely.'s Michael Periatt reports that Drew will sit out again on Friday due to tightness in his right hamstring but could play on Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels. Drew exited the game on June 28 early and has not played since. So...

Papi In The Pinch; Red Sox Beat Halos, 6-2

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)David Ortiz came off the bench in the 8th inning last night and extended Boston's lead from one to three runs with one swing, helping beat the Angels, 6-2. The two-run shot was the fifth pinch-hit HR of the DH's career (the first with Boston was also against the Angels in 2003). Felix Doubront had yet another good start—albeit with some rough...

Squanderpalooza Results In Stunning Loss, 9-7

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)Everyone will focus on the bullpen meltdown in analyzing Boston's most devastating loss of the season, 9-7 in 11 innings last night. With two outs in the ninth, Alex Wilson and Koji Uehara could not protect a four-run lead. That said, it was the countless missed scoring opportunities early in the game that should have turned this into a laugher for...

Koji Uehara Deserves to Win All-Star Game Final Vote, As His Importance to Red Sox Can’t Be Overstated

Koji Uehara’s All-Star candidacy took a hit Saturday. But there’s still no reason why he shouldn’t be dishing out high fives when’s Final Vote concludes Thursday. Uehara not only has history on his side, but he’s also the American League Final Vote finalist who most deserves to be an All-Star, regardless of Saturday’s blown save against the Angels. AL All-Star...

Webster reacts to first big league win

The Guru Contributing Writer It took five starts, but Red Sox rookie pitcher Allen Webster finally earned his first major league win as Boston downed the Padres 8-2. Webster, one of the players acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year’s blockbuster deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA said, “It’s a huge relief, just a...

Angels May Need Extra Help on Mound to Fend Off Red-Hot Red Sox (Video)

It’s no secret that the Red Sox are hot right now. They own the best record in the American League and the second best in MLB with 54 wins. That’s why the Angels’ pitching choice for Saturday night’s late-night matchup is so interesting — the west coast team could be setting themselves up for failure. NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down why that is in the above video...

Longhi to meet with Red Sox

With the signing deadline drawing near, LSU baseball signee Nick Longhi will fly to Boston on Monday to meet with the Red Sox about a possible contract.

2013 All-Star teams announced: Ortiz, Buchholz and Pedroia get the call

The Guru Contributing Writer The American League and National League All-Star teams have been announced. The starters were selected by fan votes. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was voted in as the AL starting DH and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was also named to the starting rotation but will likely be replaced due to injury. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be...

Preparing for sleep deprivation

I hate Red Sox West Coast road trips. Like, I really, seriously LOATHE West Coast road trips. I’m one of those people who’s really finicky about my sleep schedule, to the point that I’ll ditch my friends to go home and sleep. But as you all know by now, I’m also extremely serious about the Red Sox, and I’m willing to sacrifice a consistent sleep schedule for a few days...

Report: Red Sox Open to ‘Possible Trade-Market Upgrades’ in Bullpen, at Third Base

There are inevitably going to be a lot of rumors leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and this one is rather vague. It’s still worth passing along, though, as it gives an indication of what the Red Sox might be looking for while trying to improve their roster. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Red Sox are open to “possible trade-market upgrades” in the...

Red Sox Look to Continue Momentum From Impressive Homestand, Slow Down Surging Angels

After their most successful homestand in more than three years, the Boston Red Sox will begin a 1o-game West Coast road trip on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels. Felix Doubront will get the nod in the series opener, and he will need to have his best stuff in order to slow down an Angels team that has won eight of its last nine games. The Sox are coming off a hot streak of their...

Recap - Sox bats go silent in rubber match

The Guru Contributing Writer The Red Sox were not able to muster any runs as Jared Weaver and the Angels bullpen shut down baseball's most potent offense 3-0. It was only the fifth time the Red Sox have been shut out this season. Mike Trout and Hank Conger hit solo home runs and Mark Trumbo knocked in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The Red Sox wasted...


Okay Boston Red Sox fans, it's that time once again where we need to get one of our own to the All-Star Game. Our closer, Koji Uehara, has been selected for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game Final Vote and needs our help to join David Ortiz, Clay Buchholz and Dustin Pedroia at the game. There is no limit on how many times you can vote, so do #votekoji whenever you can. I'...

3 Stars of the Games: Game 86-87

Ryan MacLeod Contributing Writer The Red Sox made the most of the San Diego Padres trip to Boston, sweeping them and increasing their lead in the AL East. The team is now 53-34 and 31-16 at home. Here are the 3 stars of the game. Game 86: Star 3: Edinson Volquez Volquez pitched fantastically for the Padres giving his team 6 strong innings of work. He allowed only 7 hits in that...

Sox top Padres

I missed the first eight and a half innings of tonight’s game because I was in class: graduate school started yesterday and we’ve hit the ground running. Of course, I surreptitiously monitored the progress of the Red Sox as consistently as possible, and was thrilled every time I checked in by the excellent start from John Lackey. You can’t script it any better than this: the...
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