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photo courtesy Matt Stone, Boston Herald
Much like Horace’s oft-quoted Latin axiom, Mike Carp has been seizing the day of late and commanding the spotlight in his role as a utility player off the Red Sox bench.
In his latest stint as sparkplug, Carp went two-for-three with a walk in Sunday’s 6-1 win over the visiting Houston Astros.
He singled in the fourth inning, eventually coming around to break a 1-1 tie on a Stephen Drew triple, and then doubled in Dustin Pedroia to give the Sox a four-run cushion in the fifth.
It was yet another marquee day for the 26-year-old understudy.
In the series opener against Houston April 25, Carp went two-for-four with a double, two runs scored and another RBI.
In just 11 games filling in for the Sox this season, Carp is a gaudy .455 at the dish, going 10-for-22 with 19 total bases (five of them doubles, two triples) and five RBI.
It’s a small sampling, but nonetheless impressive when one considers t...
BEST OF MAXIM
Sunday the Red Sox send Daniel Bard to Double A Portland, making room for Joel Hanrahan to return from the disabled list.
It was a short stint for Daniel Bard and he only provided one inning of relief, giving up both a hit and a run. He was not really ready for the Majors as he had only eight appearances in Portland so far, but he was healthy and that was enough.
Daniel Nava has been off to a hot start this season, and after Sunday’s game against the Astros, he had recorded two hits in back-to-back games.
The switch-hitter’s bat has been explosive so far, and Nava is also making his presence felt in right field. He started in right field for the first time this season on April 21 against the Kansas City Royals, but that position hasn’t...
No player on the Red Sox has had as tumultuous a time with the team than John Lackey. He posted a 14-11 record in his first year in Boston in 2010, with a 4.40 ERA -- although his 3.85 FIP suggests he was the victim of bad luck. That bad luck was no excuse for his terrible 2011; his 6.41 ERA was by far the worst for a Red Sox starter with at least 150 innings. It now appears that...
Jonny Gomes may not be the Red Sox’ best batter as of now, but over the past two nights he has shown that he deserves to get some time on the field.
Last night, Gomes caught a line drive over his head with one out and two runners on, preventing the Houston Astros from scoring again in the inning. This came after another stellar play the night before. Friday night Gomes made a...
Shane Victorino: Victorino, who has missed the last three games, had an MRI on his sore back which revealed only inflammation. Boston.com reports he could be placed on the DL if he does not show improvement over the next few days. It's no coincidence Jackie Bradley Jr has been getting some playing time in RF at Pawtucket.
Joel Hanrahan: Hanrahan seems to be recovered from his...
Late April trade talk are you serious?! Yes I am, everyone loves talking trades no matter if its week one of the season or day one after the trade deadline is up. Talking trades is like putting together your own fantasy baseball team. Anything is possible and nothing is too outrageous, but for the sake of not getting too crazy we'll keep this discussion to potential needs of...
David Ortiz knocked in three runs and Jacoby Ellsbury had two RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night at historic Fenway Park. It's the fourth straight win for the local nine and third over the Astros.
The 1995 season is a dividing line of sorts when evaluating recent baseball history. It is the year immediately after the disastrous strike that cost baseball the 1994 races and World Series. It was also the first season of the current three divisional format.
Since that time the Red Sox have won the AL East exactly twice: the World Series championship season of 2007, and the aforementioned...
After going 7-3 on their last homestand and enjoying a day off on Monday, the Boston Red Sox hit the road for their next six games. They'll kick if off tonight with the first game of a three-game set with the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
I predict the Red Sox will win 7-4 (Red Sox -122).
First pitch is scheduled for 7:07 p.m. If you...
After a long home stand the Boston Red Sox have a day of travel before they play 6 straight days on the road. The team performed excellently this past week winning 6 of their 7 games they played, including a sweep of the Houston Astros. This week will be slightly more difficult, going north of the border to Toronto and then traveling to Texas to face the Rangers.
While the major league-leading Boston Red Sox find themselves on the verge of a historic April, it's been a forgettable opening month for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Red Sox go for a franchise-record 19th win in April and sixth straight victory overall as they open a three-game set against the slumping Blue Jays on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.
Enjoying its best start since...
Game 25: Red Sox win 6-1
The Red Sox completed the four game sweep of Houston on Sunday afternoon, tying the club record for most wins in April. John Lackey, just off of the disabled list, looked messy in the first, but he settled down to pitch six strong innings to pick up his first win of the season. The Red Sox gathered more than ten hits for the forth straight game, and improved...
Edwin Encarnacion's 2-run home run in the bottom of the 7th inning off reliever Junichi Tazawa - his 2nd home run of the game - proved to be the difference as the Red Sox lost to Toronto 9-7 at the Rogers Centre. The loss snapped a 5-game Boston winning streak.Jon Lester (pictured) started for Boston. He lasted 6 innings and allowed 6 runs...
These wins are the type of wins that are like money in the bank; when it comes to September and it is tight, an extra one of these will pay dividends.
The Red Sox, who already won the series after collecting three victories of four runs or more, did not let the Astros out of their grasp.
Here are the four bases:
First Base: When John Lackey walked two of the first three batters he...
It has not been just the everyday starters that have given the Red Sox their offensive pop this season. The team has shown the ability to cycle in bench players like David Ross, Pedro Ciriaco and Mike Carp without seeing a drop in production.
Boston’s lineup has been very fluid through the first 26 games this season, brought on by the late additions of Stephen Drew and David Ortiz...