Found August 06, 2013 on
Boston Red Sox
RedSoxLife Staff Writer
'Stros blank Sox? That just happened!
Monday night's Astros-Red Sox game was a pitcher's duel that went in favor of Houston's Brett Oberholtzer, who pitched seven innings of four hit ball for his second career win. Credit must also be given to John Lackey, the hard luck loser who went six plus innings and struck out ten. The Red Sox struggled offensively against the worst team in baseball, and could not even get a runner to third base until Jonny Gomes reached in the seventh. Here are the four at bats that changed the game:
1) Live by the steal, die by the steal. In the fourth inning of a 0-0 game, Houston decided to take fate into their own hands and start stealing bases. Jose Altuve leads off the inning with an infield single to third, then takes second on a steal. Jason Castro then walks and Houston has something doing in the inning. Altuve breaks for third with Brett Wallace up, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia guns him for the ou...
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One of the more interesting topics that continues to surround the 2013 Red Sox is who will play on the left side of the infield.
Right now, it looks like the plan is to have Stephen Drew play shortstop, but the plan at third base remains unclear. Boston is switching between Brandon Snyder and Brock Holt at third for now, but could it be waiting for the right moment to call up Xander...
John Lackey pitched another gem on Monday night in Houston, going six innings, striking out ten batters and only walking two. Unfortunately, Lackey also was tagged with the loss, dropping his record to 7-9 for the season.
During the baseballs stone-ages, Lackey’s under .500 record would be a reflection of the rough season that Lackey was having, or maybe how John Lackey somehow...
It's expected that injured starting pitcher Clay Buchholz will throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Houston.
This marks Buchholz first time on a mound since July 14. Buchholz got the green light from the team medical staff after completing a flat-ground session Sunday where he threw at "about 80 percent intensity."
"The last two...
The Boston Red Sox open their 10-game road trip Monday night against the lowly Astros at Minute Maid Ballpark. The Red Sox continued their success this weekend by taking two of three from the second place Diamonbacks. The Red Sox dropped a close one 7-6 to open the series on Friday but were able to beat NL Cy Young candidate Patrick Corbin on Saturday in Jake Peavy's debut...
If you've followed the Red Sox this season you know that the backend of the rotation has been stellar. Thanks to the resurgence of one John Lackey, the three thru five spots have carried the load, and kept the Red Sox afloat during many a games.
However, Felix Doubront has somehow continued to fly below the radar (or hidden within Lackey&...
Matt Thornton left his last appearance with an injury. That injury will now sideline him for a bit.
Thornton, who exited Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks after feeling a cramp in his side, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Pedro Beato has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Thornton’s spot on the Red Sox’ active roster...
Drake Britton earned his first major league win Wednesday night, throwing two scoreless innings in a 5-4 win for the Red Sox.
A career-starter in the minor leagues, Britton said he’s getting used to pitching out of the bullpen. Things didn’t always go so smoothly for the left-hander, though, but some wise words from Pedro Martinez helped keep the youngster on track.
For a while the Sox seemed headed to a frustrating loss. **** tons of men left on base, no hits when it mattered (a paltry 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position), Bobby V no doubt watching from his secret base on the moon, cackling about how John Farrell would be denied his better-than-all-of-last-season seventieth win.
But then the Baseball Gods (a division of GAMMONS, INC....
BETWEEN THE LINES – Don Orsillo’s tweeting (@Don Orsillo) about his love of cooking led to conversations about his cooking during Red Sox broadcasts, which in turn attracted the attention of The Boston Globe food section correspondent Andrea Pyenson. She reached out to NESN at the beginning of June to see if Don would like to feature one of his favorite dishes in the Globe’s...
Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice and Jonny Gomes added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit for a 15-10 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway tied a major league record with four passed balls in the first inning as he struggled to handle pitches from knuckleballer Steven Wright, and the Astros took a 3-0 lead.
Every week, statistician Chuck Waseleski gives his “obscure but telling facts” about the Red Sox to the Boston Globe. This week, we’re giving them to you with our own analysis for each one.
The Red Sox are 40-13 when Jacoby Ellsbury scores a run.
What that means for the Sox:
Let’s hope that Sox management can get Ellsbury to stay past...
The Red Sox clawed their way out of yet another hole tonight, beating the lowly Astros 15-10 in Houston to notch their 69th win of the year, matching last year's total.
John Farrell's decision to rest his usual rotation and start Steven Wright looked shaky, as Wright lasted just one inning and gave up three runs. Replacement Brandon Workman didn't fare much better...
Most of a state agency's lawsuit against former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and executives at his failed video game company can move forward, a Rhode Island judge ruled Wednesday.
Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein issued a 99-page decision that allows the state Economic Development Corp. to go ahead with its lawsuit against Schilling, former 38 Studios executives,...
10:30 a.m. ET: The Red Sox have a long stretch ahead of them. Boston (68-45) is playing 16 of its next 19 games on the road, starting with a 10-game road trip that begins tonight.
Luckily for the Sox, the first stop is in Houston, where Boston will face the struggling Astros (36-74). The Sox have mopped up on the American League’s newest arrivals so far this year, sweeping them...
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Right now, the Red Sox are in the thick of a heated division battle with the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles. That Yankees aren't included in this because their luck seems to have run out. Their captain, Derek Jeter probably will have a minimal role to play and Alex Rodriguez...well, you know. No point in reiterating...