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BOSTON — Felix Doubront was almost unrecognizable during the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
Doubront, a man notorious for running up high pitch counts, struggling with control and walking a tightrope, was in complete control against the Rays. The lefty twirled eight shutout innings in what was without question the best start of his big league career.
Doubront didn’t factor into the decision on Tuesday, as Kelly Johnson smacked a game-tying home run off Andrew Bailey in the top of the ninth inning before Jonny Gomes eventually responded with a walk-off blast in the bottom of the inning. But lack of decision aside, there was a lot to love about Doubront’s effort.
Doubront’s eight innings were a career high, and he allowed just three hits, all of which came in the first three innings. The lefty retired the final 17 batters he faced en route to turning in his first career scoreless start of any length. Manager John Farrell even admitted after the game that he considered sending ...
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The Boston Red Sox have put pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained neck.
The Red Sox made the move Tuesday after beating Tampa Bay 5-1 in the opener of a day-night doubleheader. Buchholz threw for a brief period in the bullpen following the game.
Buchholz is 9-0 and leads the majors with a 1.71 ERA.
The right-hander made an early exit from his...
(Photo: Debby Wong, USA TODAY Sports) BOSTON-- According to a report from Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com, Boston Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 9 on Tuesday. The cause was a strained trapezius muscle in his neck. The Nederland, Texas native threw a bullpen session before yesterday’s night game against the Tampa Bay...
Top Sox Pick Trey BallWEEI.com's Alex Speier reports that Boston's first pick in this year's MLB Draft, Trey Ball, is set to sign with the club as early as today. The #7 overall pick is a left-handed high school pitcher out of Indiana. Ball is expected to sign below the $3.246 million slot number—which (in conjunction with other savings) will allow the Red Sox to sign...
The Red Sox are going for a sweep the night after a walk-off home run that included a helmet punt. Also, they’re second fiddles in Boston.
It’s a tough time to be a fan of Boston sports for those who only have access to one television at a time, as the Bruins fight on in the Stanley Cup Final and leave the first-place Sox on somewhat of a back burner. That’s not to say that...
It was a long day that included 18 innings of baseball for the Red Sox. However, when Jonny Gomes launched one over the Green Monster to give Boston its second win of the day, no one remembered how tired were.
After the game, the Red Sox posted the below picture to Instagram, and it’s pretty amazing. The image captures the Red Sox bench watching Gomes’ home run clear the fence...
While David Ortiz has been assembling a scorching-hot season since returning from his Achilles injury in mid-April, his stats took an extended ice bath on Boston’s recent road swing.
During the seven-game trip to Tampa Bay and Baltimore, Ortiz went three-for-26 (.115) with one home run and one RBI, was held hitless in four of those games...
After throwing a bullpen session between games of the rain-delayed doubleheader, Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a neck strain. Buchholz has made just one start since June 2.
The move was made retroactive to June 9, meaning Buchholz won't make his scheduled start Saturday in Detroit. Allen Webster will likely make...
Andrew Bailey is the Red Sox’ closer.
Bailey, who blew another save opportunity in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, is in the midst of a rough patch. Manager John Farrell made it clear, however, that the closer’s job still belongs to Bailey, and that it’s simply a matter of the right-hander figuring some things out on the mound.
“Andrew Bailey is our closer, and...
The Red Sox’ Johnny Gomes hit a walk-off home run during the second game of their doubleheader against the Rays on Tuesday, but it was the celebration which deserved the real praise. Check Johnny doing a little leg kick and what not with his helmet being the football. Any NFL teams still looking for a punter for this upcoming season?
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David Ortiz drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox opened a day-night doubleheader by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Tuesday in a game delayed nearly three hours by rain.
The halt in the fifth inning lasted 2 hours, 59 minutes, prolonging a game that had already been postponed because of rain on April 12.
The Red Sox invited fans who stuck out Tuesday's first game to return...
In what was a very quick three game homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox took two out of three from them including sweeping the day/night doubleheader on Tuesday. By sweeping the doubleheader, it marked the first time the Red Sox swept a doubleheader at Fenway Park since beating the Oakland Athletics on August 27, 2011. Despite falling 6-2 to the Rays on Wednesday...
Gomes watches his walk-off Tuesday night (Jared Wickerham photo)
Going, going, GOMES!
After reputed closer Andrew Bailey squelched a stellar start by Felix Doubront by giving up a game-tying run in the top of the ninth, Jonny Gomes all but hoisted Bailey on his back and carried him around the bases when he launched a shot in the bottom...
I don’t normally do this, but it’s time for a little story time with Davo.
I was driving back from Connecticut, listening to Dave O’Brien call the game on the radio. Andrew Bailey had just given up the game-tying home run to Kelly Johnson.
After Daniel Nava walks, my gut starts to get a strange feeling as O’Brien announces Jonny Gomes‘s name. Do you ever have those? Like...
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The Tampa Bay Rays avenged their embarrasing offensive showing yesterday by scoring six runs to avoid a second sweep in Fenway Park. Despite the loss, the Red Sox still remain dominant over their Florida division rivals, with their record now being 9-3.
Here are the four bases:
First Base: Even with the absent run support, Ryan Dempster...