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Daniel Nava continued to turn heads in his fourth day on the Red Sox roster. He smashed two doubles, drove in three runs and scored three times as the Red Sox rolled 12-1 past the Indians. Nava was in Pawtucket just a few days ago, and he said some of what he's seeing is different than in the minor leagues, but some is the same. See what he had to say after the win on Clubhouse Uncut.
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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. Daniel Nava is doing all that he can to make sure he stays in the bigs with a quick start to his latest stint in the majors. Nava was called up last week after a strong start to the season at Pawtucket...
Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm.
Alex Hassan's 8th inning home run broke the 4-4 tie to give the Pawsox their 5th consecutive victory. Mark Melancon continued his scoreless pitching, tossing another perfect...
BOSTON –– A dilemma is swiftly looming ahead for Bobby Valentine. On Sunday, Kevin Youkilis took 10 swings on a soft toss and 30 dry swings in his rehab from a stiff back. The Red Sox were eligible to activate the third baseman on Monday, but elected to take their time. With rookie third baseman Will Middlebrooks swinging a scorching bat –– he's belted four homers and...
BOSTON -- Vicente Padilla and Marlon Byrd didn't leave Texas on the best terms. When Padilla was released by the Rangers in 2009 for what the team called a "disruptive clubhouse presence," then-teammate Byrd –– a friend of Padilla's from their days in Philadelphia –– ripped the pitcher's behavior on the way out. "About time," Byrd said after...
Josh Beckett made it clear Friday that he doesn't want to be part of a reality show. But if he was, he'd probably like his nickname to be "The Solution." Beckett spoke with WEEI.com on Friday regarding his health and the ongoing controversy surrounding his golf outing a day after being scratched due to a sore lat. The pitcher made it clear that he's here to...
The Red Sox are just halfway through their season-high stretch of 20 games in 20 days, and we're still not sure what to make of this team. The Sox are just 4-6 in that stretch with the first 10 games of the run much easier than the second half. That part, of course, is not good. However, they're welcoming the Mariners to town starting Monday for a two-game set on the heels...
BOSTON –– For the fourth straight game, the Red Sox' pitching staff continued its dazzling display. And this time around, Jon Lester took center stage. With Kelly Shoppach as his backstop, Lester sparked the team's 6-1 win, going the distance while allowing just eight hits and one run –– allowed in the ninth inning –– to post his strongest start of the season...
Felix Doubront pitched six strong innings and Cody Ross homered to lead Boston to a 4-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night, giving the Red Sox their first winning streak in May.
Doubront (3-1) allowed one run on three hits, which was all the Indians would get as relievers Andrew Miller, Vicente Padilla and Alfredo Aceves didn't allow a baserunner over the final...
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. The Red Sox got back in the win column on Friday night, and it was due in large part to the efforts of Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez. The pair is on fire entering Saturday's tilt with...
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Ryan Sweeney: Sweeney didn't make much of an impact in the series. He is coming back to earth with his .333 batting average down from the .361 that he began the month with. I still like his approach to the plate and his potential is still there.
Will Middlebrooks has been excelent as a call-up for the Red Sox
Monday 7:10 PM – Mariners (Vargas 4-2) @ Red Sox (Lester 1-3)
Tuesday 4:05 PM – Mariners (Beavan 1-3) @ Red Sox (Beckett 2-4)
Now that school is out and I have more time on my hands until my new gig starts (and because the Red Sox are about to become the only game in town) it’s time to bring a little...
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The Cleveland Indians were just what the Red Sox needed this week. After continuing their Midwest doldrums with a loss to the Indians in their first game back at Fenway Park, the Red Sox ripped off three in a row -- each in more convincing fashion. Leading the way was quality starts, with Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard each putting up one of their best performances...
First Pitch: Monday 7:10, Tuesday 4:05
Arms: Monday: Jason Vargas, LHP (4-2, 2.79 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (1-3, 4.29 ERA)
Tuesday: Blake Beavan, RHP (1-3, 4.32 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett, RHP (2-4, 5.97 ERA)
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It will be up to Beckett, the recalcitrant righthander who after absorbing an 8-3 loss against the Indians in his most recent outing managed to cast himself as the most reviled sports figure in Boston for...