Found May 15, 2013 on RedSoxLife:
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 biggest breeze blowing through Fenway Park this year has been off the bat of Mike Napoli and unfortunately that's not about his homeruns. While Napoli is hitting for power and leading the league in extra base hits, he is also leading in strikeouts with 50 through 38 games. Right now he is on pace for 213 K's which would be the third highest in Major League history. "Me personally, I like to get involved in an at-bat," said Napoli,"The last thing you want to do, especially early in the game, is go in there, swing at the first pitch and get out. There are situations if I face a guy a lot, I...

Ortiz: Column not reason for slump

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.

Big Papi creates customized bats to support marathon victims

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...

Red Sox’ Andrew Bailey throws bullpen session

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...

Red Sox ‘Squeezed’ at Tropicana Field As Rays Put Their Home-Field Advantage to Good Use (Video)

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...

Allen Webster Still Developing, But Rookie Joining Red Sox’ Rotation by Season’s End Wouldn’t Be Shocking

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...

Tampa Bay Rays fan hit in face by home run

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...

David Ortiz to sell autographed ‘This Is Our F@#%ING City’ bats with proceeds going to OneFund

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.

Will Middlebrooks Struggles Left Over From Last Season

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...

Closer is closer to closing out stint

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...

Resurgent Rays Offer John Lackey Another Chance to Prove Himself As Red Sox Look to Right Ship (Video)

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...

Red Sox Knew Joel Hanrahan Was an Injury Risk

  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...

Series Preview: Boston Red Sox @ Tampa Bay Rays

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...

Watching a train wreck

To say things are not going well for Daniel Bard is an understatement. Disastrous is closer to the truth. Last night at Double A Portland, Daniel Bard put up his worst minor league outing yet. He walked five batters, threw two wild pitches, and gave up two runs in one plus innings. Only eight of thirty pitches were thrown for strikes. He went in for the 6th inning, got through...

Red Sox-Rays Live: Jon Lester, David Price Set Up for Pitching Duel in Tampa

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...

Manny being Manny in Taiwan

(AP Photo/Wally Santana) Scott Levesque Managing Editor One may consider this a guilty pleasure, but I've been known to scan through Youtube looking for the best Red Sox videos still available for viewing - let's be honest, the best ones have usually been deleted by now. And as fate would have it I stumbled upon a "Manny Being Manny" video which was dedicated to...
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