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All good things, they say, must come to an end. For Jon Lester, his good fortune against the Baltimore Orioles came to an abrupt halt on Friday night. The Red Sox left-hander lost to the Orioles for the first time in 21 career starts, dropping his record to 14-1 against the Birds. Yes, the numbers are still good, but if this isn't a sign that the Orioles aren't who they used to be, then what is? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is still awarding Lester our "Blackjack" player of the game in honor of a great run of success. Who's yours?...
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Jon Lester pitched an OK game. The offense couldn't get across the plate. Sox lose 4-2 to Baltimore.
The good news is that the Sox didn't lose this game in any kind of heart-breaking fashion. Just a good old boring loss. Not much to say about the game, really. Lester threw 7 mediocre innings, giving up 8 hits, walking 3 O's with only 3 K's. All 4...
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Pedro Ciriaco: Pedro's best showing came in game 3. Aside from that, He had a tough time at the plate in the series. I would go into any detail about his play in the outfield.
Jacoby Ellsbury: Jacoby looked great from the 2-spot in the series. After...
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. Jacoby Ellsbury is red-hot at the plate right now, but he won't be in the Red Sox lineup on Thursday night when they close out their series with the Rays. Ellsbury has been heating up as of...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. BOSTON -- Alfredo Aceves' season is spiraling out of control. Fresh off a late-game debacle on Wednesday against the Rays, the Red Sox reliever crumbled in the 12th inning of Saturday&...
Batting Stance Guy demonstrated 'What Went on Behind-the-Scenes While Shooting Some Classic Baltimore Orioles Baseball Cards for Topps.' You will laugh.
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After falling in extra innings yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid being swept this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. If...
The Baltimore Orioles are in town on the hunt for a playoff berth, and the Red Sox could be in line to deny them in that quest. On the other hand, if the O's win, that might be the best chance that the Yankees have of missing the playoffs. It's quite the conundrum for Boston fans, especially with the Pats preparing for the Ravens on Sunday, too. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette...
Overlooked by the likes of Bryce Brentz and Jackie Bradley, there was an outfielder in the lower minors leagues of the Red Sox system in Keury De La Cruz that had Greenville Drive fans coming out to watch each night. De La Cruz, 20 was one of the most improved players in the Boston farm [...]
The Red Sox are trying something new on Thursday night, which seems to be a recurring theme for the squad as they wind down the season. Pedro Ciriaco is going to give center field a whirl while Mike Aviles mans third base, while Bobby Valentine tries his players in some unusual spots to see what they can handle. Meanwhile, Rays pitcher David Price will be waiting on the mound, and...
Clay Buchholz pitched himself 7 strong innings, however the Rays would rally in the 9th and walk away with a way to split the series with the Sox. Andrew Bailey showed the first real sign of struggle since he has been back from injury and ended up allowing 5 runs to score in the 9th. It was another gut punch of a loss in a long line for the Sox.
Buchholz took the mound and pitched...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - B.J. Upton hit a walk-off three-run home run off Vicente Padilla, and the Tampa Bay Rays spoiled a stellar outing by Clay Buchholz with a 7-4 victory over Boston onThursday night at Tropicana Field. The Rays went to the bottom of the ninth trailing 4-1 after Buchholz pitched seven scoreless innings, but Tampa Bay rallied against Andrew Bailey. Desmond...