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The Red Sox were in shambles during last week’s mailbag. This time around, things are much more pleasant in Boston.
The Red Sox have followed up their 3-9 stretch with a five-game winning streak, which includes a three-game sweep of the Twins in Minnesota. Suddenly, Boston looks like the team that started off the season among the American League’s elite, and that has put a stop to the brief hysteria that was starting to settle in throughout Red Sox Nation.
There are still questions, though; there always are. And it just so happens you fired some of those pressing questions in my direction this past week. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Are the Red Sox a playoff team?
– Kelsey Beauvais
Nice. Let’s kick off this mailbag with a question that’s straight and to the point. After all, isn’t a playoff berth — and eventually a World Series title, of course — all that really matters at the end of the day?
Well, Kelsey, if you asked me this question on April 1, I would have told you, “no.” (Check...
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David Ortiz continues to slug and he certainly let his former team experience just that on Saturday night. Ortiz would account for half of the 12 runs scored by Boston in its 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Beginning in the first-inning, Ortiz launched a one out, three-run home run to right field off of Scott Diamond, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia to give the...
After falling last night, the Boston Red Sox look to get back on the winning side of things in the middle game of a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of the Windy City.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the White Sox television market...
It seemed like every time that Boston Red Sox starter Jon Lester put people on with two outs, it would cost him. Well it did as the Chicago White Sox took advantage and held off the visiting nine in a 6-4 win at U.S. Cellular Field on the south side of Chicago on Monday night.
The 2004 Boston Red Sox team achieved some special things that season. They made that historical and improbable comeback from a 3-0 deficit to the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series, and then went on to win the team’s first title in 86 years when they beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
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Jon Lester had an off night and the Boston Red Sox (27-18) fell in the opening game of their road series against the Chicago White Sox (20-23). Tonight, the Red Sox turn to Felix Doubront (3-1, 6.03 ERA) to try to even the series. The lefty walked six batters in his last start against Tampa Bay and is allowing opponents to hit .307 against him this...
David Ortiz had three hits, including two home runs and six RBIs to help power the Boston Red Sox past the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday night.
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The Windy City was unkind to the Red Sox on Monday, as they came up just short in their comeback bid against the White Sox. Will Middlebrooks had a chance to tie the game up, but his home run bid died on the warning track, and any hope of Boston winning did as well.
Still, Jon Lester and the (Red) Sox were time and time again just one pitch or one batter away from getting out of...
3:59 p.m.: The Red Sox are getting their closer back.
Andrew Bailey was activated from the 15-day disabled list this afternoon. Righty Jose De La Torre was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the 25-man roster.
Bailey is 1-0 on the season with five saves and a 1.46 ERA. He has 20 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
De La Torre made two appearances in relief for the Red Sox...
Dustin Pedroia‘s bat has been hot as of late and the second baseman is on an 11-game hitting streak entering Monday night’s matchup against the Chicago White Sox. Pedroia is 21-45 (.467), and his hit on Sunday was a bit of a gift from Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham.
Pedroia hit what looked like a routine double in the ninth with one out and one on, but the ball...
After sweeping the Minnesota Twins over the weekend, the Boston Red Sox head to the south side of the Windy City to finish up their nine game road trip. Tonight they'll kick off a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live...
First Pitch: Monday 8:10, Tuesday 8:10, Wednesday 8:10
Arms: Monday: Jon Lester, LHP (6-0, 2.72 ERA) vs. Dylan Axelrod, RHP (1-3, 4.27 ERA)
Tuesday: Felix Doubront, LHP (3-1, 6.03 ERA) vs. Jose Quintana, LHP (2-1, 3.97 ERA)
Wednesday: Clay Buchholz, RHP (6-0, 1.78 ERA) vs. Chris Sale, LHP (5-2, 2.53 ERA)
Adam Dunn's 3-run home run off Jon Lester in the bottom of the 1st inning helped end the Red Sox 5-game winning streak as the White Sox topped Boston 6-4 at Cellular Field.
For Lester (pictured) it was his first loss of the season. He went six innings and was charged with all 6 Chicago runs on 5 hits and 3 walks.
Boston was held to just...