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The tune is suddenly changing in Boston.
Stephen Drew started off his Red Sox career in a difficult spot, and it only got worse as he struggled out of the gate. Now, Drew is becoming a consistent threat at the bottom of the Boston order, and it’s becoming increasingly easier to justify the Red Sox signing the veteran shortstop during the offseason.
Drew hit a grand slam and reached base safely three times as part of his 2-for-3 effort in the Red Sox’ 9-2 win on Wednesday. His average for the month of May is up to .348, and his season average is now .245, which is a far cry from where it was before the calendar flipped.
Drew hit just .154 (8-for-52) in the opening month after starting the season on the disabled list because of a concussion. The shortstop already felt the heat for a variety of reasons, and the temperature continued to rise with each failed at-bat.
Manager John Farrell and the rest of the Red Sox organization kept pointing to the missed time while defending Drew. Farre...
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After a DL stint and a slow start Drew has settled in nicely
When the Red Sox signed Stephen Drew in the off-season on a one-year deal it drew quite a bit on skepticism from Red Sox Nation. The Sox remembered his older brother J.D. who made $14 million over 5 slightly above average seasons in Boston. Drew was not the type of player that the Red Sox fans generally embrace, particularly...
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.
The Boston Red Sox got news yesterday that Joel Hanrahan's surgery went well. He underwent Tommy John surgery as well as flexor tendon surgery yesterday afternoon. He will miss the rest of the season as well as the start of next season. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.
According to the Boston Globe, Andrew Bailey will be the teams closer when he is...
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...
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...
POW! RIGHT IN THE KISSER!
Your browser does not support iframes. A Tampa Bay Rays fan was hit in the face with a home run ball during Wednesday night's game at Tropicana Field. It happened in the eighth inning as Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit the home run to right field. A fan in the front row tried to catch it with his bare hands, but the ball bounced off his hands and directly...
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...
Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run double which proved to be the difference as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
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Wednesday marked a month since bombs struck the Boston Marathon and despite the terror, it seems as though slowly but surely the city and the nation have started to heal. Through prayer, support, or runs in memoriam, the path to recovery has taken shape. And here in Oregon, home of Track Town USA and a population of outdoors enthusiasts, the run feels stronger than ever.
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...
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...
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.
The Minnesota Twins nearly handed Clay Buchholz his first loss of the season 11 days ago.
Now, the Twins will have another chance to send Buchholz home a loser as they host the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Buchholz (6-0, 1.69 ERA) was outstanding en route to six straight wins to begin the season, posting a 1.01 ERA during that span. In his seventh start, however, he surrendered...