Found July 23, 2012 on
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Maybe Adrian Gonzalez needed to get loose. Whatever it was, the star first baseman for the Red Sox is now hitting the best he has all season. He has the highest mark on Boston's temperature gauge as the team heads to Texas to face a Rangers team that's also full of hot hitters. Gonzalez was batting as low at .256 in late June, with his RBI and home run totals...
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BOSTON -- Jon Lester and Josh Beckett haven't been delivering the haymakers as Boston's one-two punch in the rotation. Through 35 combined starts -- 19 for Lester and 16 for Beckett -- the pair have combined to tally just 10 wins, five apiece. More than midway through the season, Lester has posted a 4.80 ERA while Beckett's is just over four and a half (4.53). From afar...
BOSTON -- This is Jarrod Saltalamacchia's pitching staff now. For 15 years, that distinction belonged to former captain and catcher Jason Varitek. As Saltalamacchia has inherited the duties full-time for the first time in his career, he's certainly impressed his tutor. "To see those things is such a joy, just watching him catch at the beginning of the season," Varitek...
Just like Ben Cherington drew it up in the offseason, RBIs from Kelly Shoppach and Mike Aviles led to Boston's only offense in a pitcher's duel in Arlington.
Clay Buchholz threw yet another strong start. He stifled the Rangers' offense to four hits over seven innings. He did give up one run, and had some command issues, allowing three walks. He also didn't dominate...
Jon Lester took the mound for the Red Sox and it would be an understatement to say that it did not go well. Lester has had bad outing after bad outing this season and this performance showed that this doesn't look like it is going to change anytime soon. Lester brought the Sox on their way to being swept by the Toronto Blue Jays who were struggling themselves before heading...
Boston general manager Ben Cherrington has gone on the record stating that the Red Sox would consider making sizable moves prior to the July 31st trade deadline.
According to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston, one such bold move would be the acquisition of ace Josh Johnson from the Miami Marlins.
McDonald writes regarding Boston’s pitching woes: “The Red Sox have scored a major league...
A lot can change over the course of a week, just ask the Red Sox. The Sox were riding high after taking three of four from the first-place White Sox earlier this week, but those good times seem like a distant memory after the Blue Jays came in and bludgoened Boston this weekend. The Red Sox aren't out of it yet, but they'll be running out of time before too long. Onto this...
With the Roy Oswalt battling a back injury, the Texas Rangers threw out Scott Feldman to make the spot start against the Boston Red Sox last night. Feldman had struggled this season but the Red Sox made him look like Cy Young last night in a 9-1 loss.
The only run the Red Sox would manage off of Feldman over his seven innings was a Jarrod Saltalmacchia solo home run in the 2nd...
Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm.
Ryan Lavarnway (C): 4-for-7, 2 2B, RBI, R
J.C. Linares (RF): 2-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI
Nate Spears (2B-3B): 2-for-6, 2 RBI
Daniel Bard: 1 IP, 2 H
A few bad pitches by Aaron Cook ended up costing the Boston Red Sox last night in a 7-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Today, the Red Sox look to salvage the finale of a three-game series at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Blue Jays television market, you can watch...
David Ortiz' troublesome Achilles not only landed him on the disabled list, but it will also keep him on the East Coast for the beginning of Boston's upcoming road trip. The slugger, batting .316 on the year with 23 home runs and 58 RBIs, will not travel to Texas for Boston's upcoming three-game set with the Rangers. He will instead wait to hopefully rejoin the team next...
Time: 8:05 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox (48-49)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (8-3, 5.19)
Pitching: LHP Martin Perez (1-1, 5.54)
The Cleveland Indians have acquired Brent Lillibridge from the Boston Red Sox for minor-league pitcher Jose De La Torre.
Lillibridge has played every position except pitcher and catcher. He is expected to join the Indians on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Lillibridge has hit .212 in 295 games for Atlanta, the Chicago White Sox and Boston. He was dealt by Chicago to the Red Sox on June...
Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Rangers:
Ellsbury CFCiriaco DHPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BRoss RFMiddlebrooks 3BCrawford LFShoppach CAviles SS
Game time is at 8:05pm EST. The game will be on NESN and in some areas on MLB Network.
No. Charlie Moore will not be making a guest appearance anywhere in this column. Sorry to disappoint all those loyal NESN viewers out there. And while this article will deal mostly with the Miami Marlins roster, I’ll do my best to refrain from employing endless fishing clichés. The Red Sox have encountered some rough waters [...]
Time: 1:35 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (48-47)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-7, 4.80)
Blue Jays (47-47)
Pitching: RHP Henderson Alvarez (5-7, 4.29)