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The Red Sox’ last start before the All-Star break belongs to Brandon Workman.
Manager John Farrell said before Friday’s game in Oakland that Workman will start Sunday’s game against the Athletics. Workman, who made his major league debut Wednesday in Seattle, will be making his first big league start.
“The other night, Brandon’s two innings of work were on his fifth day. Forty-seven pitches puts him in line to be fresh and ready to go for Sunday,” Farrell told reporters Friday. “We happen to fall on the schedule where he does get work on his normal day and we’re not disrupting his routine all that much to make him available for the start.”
Drake Britton, who was recently promoted from Double-A Portland to Triple-A Pawtucket, was the other final candidate to make Sunday’s start. Steven Wright had been a candidate as well, but he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen Thursday while earning his first major league win.
Workman pitched two innings against the Mariners in his d...
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(Thearon Henderson/Getty Images)This time, Jon Lester was respectable. Six and one-third innings, three earned runs. The problem is we have bigger expectations of Lester—he's supposed to be our 1A or 1B ace. He's not even close. And, to his credit, he knows it. Said Lester after the 3-0 loss to the A's, "A loss is a loss, It doesn't matter how well you'...
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Brandon Workman made a big statement in his first big league start. The 24-year-old righty carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, giving up his bid for immortality and the lead on a two-run home run in that frame. The game droned on until the 11th when the A's walked-off with a 3-2 win—victimizing new Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton. Dustin Pedroia...
With the Red Sox thin in the bullpen and needing a Sunday starter it's interesting to note that Alfredo Aceves, who would seem a likely contender for a spot, was shipped off to the minors. Again.
Despite pitching well in three spot starts this season, Aceves has yet to stick with the team. His last call up lasted less than an inning.
The Red Sox just weathered another stretch where young replacements struggled on the big league stage, with Alex Wilson getting decimated in relief and Allen Webster slipping in his latest spot start.
But no matter — Boston has the best record in the American League (and almost the majors) heading into Friday’s game.
Something strange is happening with the team that calls Fenway...
The Red Sox won the series finale in Seattle today, 8-7, as Daniel Nava hit a two-out single to drive in Jackie Bradley, Jr. in the 10th inning.
Nava was an unlikely hero (and not just because the usual "he was signed for $1" reason). Heading into the at bat, Nava was 0-for-5, and to top it off, with first base open and Bradley on second, Mariners closer Tom Wilhelmsen...
Boston could always use another Thornton, right?
The Red Sox acquired reliever Matt Thornton, along with cash considerations, from the White Sox on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The deal — like any trade, really — carries some risk, but not enough to reconsider the addition of a potentially valuable left-hander to a bullpen in flux.
It was no...
Even though Jacoby Ellsbury‘s hitting streak came to an end Friday night against the Athletics, the Red Sox still walked away victorious for the 58th time this season. The win column is the highest its ever been for Boston before the All-Star Break.
In the last leg of their West Coast fling, the Red Sox are one win away from matching the total number of series wins in 2012. Last...
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Unless you've been living under a rock, then you'll know that David Ortiz just set a new record for most hits by a designated hitter Wednesday night against the Seattle Mariners. So, with that new record begs the question: Does Big Papi have a shot at the Hall of Fame? You could make a compelling argument...
Coming off a successful 4-2 road trip, the Athletics return to Oakland to face the Boston Red Sox, marking their second-straight series against a powerhouse team to wrap up the unofficial first half of the regular season.
The Boston Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thorton from the Chicago White Sox late Friday night. Earlier this week Boston lost LHP Andrew Miller for the season and the team acted quickly to fill the void.
“You don’t go into July hoping to trade for a reliever,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in a conference call Friday night. “But we are what we...
The Red Sox scratched, clawed and knuckled their way to a 10-inning win over the Mariners on Thursday.
The Mariners jumped on Ryan Dempster early and often. They built a 5-1 lead through three innings and held a 7-4 lead after four innings. The Red Sox kept battling, though, and the end result was a textbook team victory.
The Red Sox have shown a flair for the dramatic this season...
It’s back to Triple-A for Steven Wright.
The Red Sox announced that Wright, who dazzled in relief on Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the newly acquired Matt Thornton.
Wright pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Mariners on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquired Thornton in a trade with the White Sox on Friday. Boston sent minor...
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Friday, July 12 @ 10:05 PM
John Lackey, RHP (6-6, 2.80) vs Jarrod Parker, RHP (6-6, 4.04)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Saturday, July 13 @ 10:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (8-5, 4.60) vs A.J. Griffin, RHP (7-6, 3.94)
TV: NESN, MLB Network, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network...
The Emperor of Red Sox Nation California must have really thought Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy needed some help to keep vampires away.
I say the this because he gave the NESN dynamic duo, the gift of garlic, a lot of garlic. Remy gave his to Orsillo so to me that means DO has a problem with vampires.
Just wait until you see in the video how much garlic.