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In a span of just two days, the Red Sox went from having two proven closers on their active roster to having none.
First, Andrew Bailey was placed on the disabled list Monday with a biceps strain, ostensibly opening the door for Joel Hanrahan, the team’s closer when the season opened, to redeem himself after a month filled with injury and inconsistency. But the former Pirate joined Bailey on the shelf less than 24 hours later, and Boston’s bullpen — which was has been one of the team’s strengths through their hot start — suddenly looks very thin.
“After the MRI came back, it was clear that he has inflammation in the right forearm,” manager John Farrell said of Hanrahan’s injury suffered during Monday night’s 11-inning win over the Twins. “There’s a strain to the right forearm. It’s probably going to be a period of time for a shut down and then a recovery for him, so that’s where Joel’s at right now.”
Farrell announced Tuesday that right-hander Junichi Tazawa, who has held down
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BOSTON — Allen Webster missed out on a golden opportunity Wednesday. But the 23-year-old’s ugly outing painted a clear picture of why the Red Sox still need to be patient.
Webster is just two starts into his big league career, yet we’ve seemingly seen it all. Webster pitched six solid innings while demonstrating tremendous poise and mound presence during his first start back...
Allen Webster is making his second start of his major league career Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins, and this one has a little more spice to it than his last one.
Why? Instead of filling in as a spot starter in the April 21 double header against the Kansas City Royals, he is nudging out Félix Doubront out of the starting rotation.
Joel Hanrahan, of course, overshadowed...
There aren't many spot starts that fans get as excited for as they did when Allen Webster was called upon to take the mound against the Twins Wednesday night. Webster went from the young gun slinger to another Pawtucket hand me down in less than 24 hours against Minnesota. Webster was chased after pitching just 1 2/3 innings and being charged with 8 earned runs last night. Certainly...
If the TLC network was looking for a new trauma series perhaps they should place a call to the Boston Red Sox bullpen. At this point the Sox starting rotation has been put on notice: Either go deep into the game or bit your finger nails in the dugout as you watch the next relief pitcher physically break down in front of your eyes.
After last night...
BOSTON — Felix Doubront gave the Red Sox 5 1/3 innings out of the bullpen on Wednesday. But to say he provided “relief” would be an unfair assessment.
Allen Webster was roughed up in his second major league start. He didn’t make it out of the second inning, and he came away from the game charged with eight earned runs. Webster isn’t the pitcher to be concerned about, though...
Red Sox Shakeup After Monday’s dramatic win, The Red Sox made a flurry of moves that started with placing closer Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list and calling up righty Allen Webster from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday. Hanrahan has been hit with the injury bug and this will be his second stint on the disabled list in the young season. He is 0-1 with four saves, a 9.82 ERA,...
Allen Webster will get his second start tonight. Photo from the Boston Globe.
Allen Webster is set to make his second career start tonight, according to mlb.com. He'll match up against Jose Hernandez, and it should be an interesting matchup of two promising young talents. According to mlb.com, Webster hit an average velocity of 95 during his last start in April. He is currently...
The Minnesota Twins knocked around Allen Webster for eight runs in 1.2 innings and didn't stop there in a 15-8 win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night at historic Fenway Park.
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After seven long years pitching in the minor leagues and going through Tommy John Surgery in 2008, Jose De La Torre will finally get his chance to pitch in the majors. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Allen Webster, who struggled against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday allowing eight runs in less than two innings, to make room for De La Torre. Since being acquired...
The Red Sox bullpen seemed to be in pretty good shape so far this season, until closers Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan were both placed on the disabled list on Monday.
Right-hander Junichi Tazawa will close games until either Bailey or Hanrahan is healthy enough to return. The shakeup in the back of the bullpen has had an effect on the starting rotation as well. Fourth starter...
The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. This is a major blow as a few days ago the organization also lost Andrew Bailey for a minimum of a few weeks. To take Hanrahan’s spot on the active roster, Boston has decided to recall right-handed pitcher Allen Webster from their Triple-A Pawtucket minor...
Umm…whoops.I guess there’s a reason you don’t pick starting pitchers that cost $2,600. Allen Webster got rocked for eight earned runs in just 1.2 innings and completely tanked any chances my team had of finishing in the money. The elite offense I purchased didn’t do much with Mitch Moreland of all people posting my lineup’s only notable contributions. All-in-all, what a...
They say you can’t have good pitching without good defense, and Allen Webster might put that mantra to the test on Wednesday with Pedro Ciriaco manning the hot corner.
Ciriaco could be seeing some increased playing time at third base in the coming days and, after a shaky defensive performance on Tuesday night against the Twins, will certainly be the focus of some scrutiny as he...
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April spoils have brought May turmoil.
The Red Sox have now lost four out of their last five, and their pitching looks as thin as ever. There was no consolation prize either – David Ortiz went 0-5, ending his 27 game hitting streak.
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First Base: To say the least, Allen Webster‘s start was not the one that John Farrell was looking for. Despite his very...