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The Red Sox could be excused for looking confused against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Friday. For one, Strasburg has come into his own this season as one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball, racking up 92 strikeouts with a 1.04 WHIP in just 71 innings thus far. Also, the Red Sox had never faced Strasburg and his arsenal of hard stuff before. But the same could not be said about Gio Gonzalez, who the Red Sox faced five times prior and slugged .526 against during his career in Oakland before an offseason trade to...
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Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez needs a date to his team’s gala on Saturday, and he’s turning to Twitter for candidates.
Hey I need a date for the gala on Saturday night, an sexy single ladies interested…..
— Gio Gonzalez (@GioGonzalez47) June 11, 2012
Gio has a pretty simple checklist going: sexy, single, and 21-or-over. That’s not too much to ask for, is it?
BOSTON -- After a yearlong absence, Daisuke Matsuzaka made his triumphant return to Fenway Park. This was supposed to be different. With a new manager and coaching staff, there was an assumption the Red Sox starter would produce better results. With a year away -- after Tommy John surgery -- from the spotlight, this was his moment to start over. And yet, Matsuzaka was once again...
Time: 4:05 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox (29-29)
Pitching: RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (no stats)
Pitching: LHP Gio Gonzalez (7-2, 2.31)
Daisuke Matsuzaka took the mound for the Sox today after spending a year rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Dice-K has always been an enigma on the mound, so most were not sure what we would get from him. Dice-K ended up coming away with the loss, however I think there were many more positive in there than concerns.
Dice-K gave up his first run in the 2nd inning with a solo...
Daisuke Matsuzaka's return from Tommy John surgery - one day shy of the one-year anniversary of his procedure - was by many accounts positive. He worked 5 innings allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and just 1 walk while striking out 8. His velocity looked good; he topped out at 93 mph on his fastball. That 1 walk was costly, however, as it led to a 3-run outburst by the Nationals...
Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in six innings, Bryce Harper homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Friday night for the franchise's first victory at Fenway Park.
Harper hit a two-run shot in the fourth and an RBI single in the sixth as the club improved to 1-9 at Boston's iconic home. The Montreal Expos dropped all six of their games there before...
On Friday night, most of the Boston Red Sox will get their first up-close look at Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg. Cody Ross predicts they will be impressed. Ross, sidelined for the past few weeks while recovering from a fracture in his left foot, faced Strasburg in on July 9, 2010, as a member of the San Francisco Giants. He recalled that the Giants were sure they...
After falling last night 7-4, the Boston Red Sox look to take the middle game of a three-game set this afternoon against the Washington Nationals at Historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Nationals television market, you can catch the game on MASN. And if you don...
It's no secret that the Washington Nationals have great pitching. And the last two days, the Red Sox have had to go up against not only the Nats' top two hurlers, but two of the top young pitchers in the game. The Sox had never seen Stephen Strasburg before Friday, but they have had a chance to look at Gio Gonzalez while he was with Oakland, so the team clearly needs to find...
Boston got its first look at Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper on Friday, and it is safe to assume the New England faithful went home pretty impressed. Strasburg struck out 13 hitters and Harper slammed a 420-foot home run in the Nationals' 7-4 victory over Boston to open the series. Nationals manager Davey Johnson even admitted it was an amazing sight. "It was fun...
With Daniel Bard down in Triple-A trying to figure things out with his mechanics, the Boston Red Sox turned to Daisuke Matsuzaka to take his place. And with Dice-K returning to the hill for the first time in a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, no one quite knew what to expect from him.
Would we see the Dice-K who's been dominating on the mound or would we see the...
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Thank you, Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg.
It’s rare enough to walk into a ballpark one afternoon in any month of a long baseball season and be genuinely amped about...
BOSTON –– And then, there was Bryce Harper. Lost in the shuffle of Stephen Strasburg's extraordinary outing was the performance of the Nationals' 19-year-old phenom. Upon stepping into the batter's box on Friday, the first overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft was welcomed to a few boos. But Harper delivered the knockout punches in the 7-4 victory over the Red Sox, going...
The dynamic Washington Nationals duo of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper stepped into hallowed ground for the first time in their young careers on Friday night, as the Nationals traveled to Boston to take on the Red Sox. Under the bright lights of Fenway Park and squarely in the nation's focus, the pair of rising stars proved that they were far and away the best players...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Red Sox (29-28)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (6-2, 3.75)
Pitching: RHP Stephen Strasburg (6-1, 2.35)