Found May 09, 2012 on Bloody Sox:
Red Sox (12-17) Aviles SS Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Gonzalez 1B Middlebrooks 3B Ross LF Saltalamacchia C Byrd CF Sweeney RF Royals (10-19) Dyson CF Gordon LF Butler 1B Francoeur RF Giavotella DH Pena C Falu 3B Getz 2B Escobar SS

Your Morning Dump...where all eyes are on Middlebrooks

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.  In the last two days, Middlebrooks has three homers and nine RBI. He's hit safely in each of the first four games he's played in the majors and has at least one extra-base hit in all four, something...

Daily Dozen: Middlebrooks Cementing Spot in Lineup

Every morning we recap the previous night’s games, news and notes so that you’re up-to-date on everything baseball. As always you can follow us on Twitter (@BaseballProf) and like us on Facebook to get updated, fantasy-relevant news, tidbits and analysis. 1. After another two home runs and five RBI, Will Middlebrooks is cementing his place in the Red Sox lineup (.381/.409/...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia Credits Bullpen Coach Gary Tuck With Turnaround of Red Sox Relievers (Video)

The Red Sox bullpen started off the year looking almost helpless. As of late, though, the relievers have been the most consistent piece of the team. Jarrod Saltalamacchia is impressed with the bullpen's ability to turn things around so quickly, and the Red Sox starting catcher credits bullpen coach Gary Tuck for the swift turnaround. NESN's Jenny Dell caught up with Salty...

Recap: Unsteady Bard can't hold lead, falls to Royals

The Sox dropped to 12-17 after blowing a 4-3 lead on a Billy Butler home run, and couldn't claw their way back against closer William Howard Taft Jonathan Broxton. Daniel Bard pitched a solid seven innings, but unraveled in the 8th, by putting on the go-ahead run before being replaced by Matt Albers in a one-run ballgame. Albers tried to put a fastball in on Butler's hands...

Bobby Valentine Says Josh Beckett Wouldn't 'Jeopardize His Team or His Season' With Golf Outing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Josh Beckett is coming under fire for playing golf with a sore lat muscle after missing a start. But Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine isn't ready to jump to any conclusions. Since Beckett flew back to Boston on Wednesday, Valentine said he never had an opportunity to discuss the issue with his right-hander. "I haven't talked to Josh about this yet...

Boston Red Sox PA announcer killed in one-car crash

The Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park fans are mourning the death of team public address announcer Carl Beane, who was killed in a one-car crash Wednesday. Beane, 59, who has been the PA voice of the Red Sox since 2003, died when his car crashed into a tree and wall in Sturbridge, Mass., according to a release by the Worchester District Attorney. He was pronounced dead at Harrington...

Dice-K press conference following rehab start for Pawsox

  Daisuke Matsuzaka had to work hard in his 4 2/3 innings of work for the Pawsox. Dice-K allowed 2 hits, no runs, struck out 4, and walked 3. Of the 87 pitches thrown, 49 were for strikes. It was a typical Dice-K start, falling behind in counts, but battling back to get the outs. If all goes well, Matsuzaka will make his next rehab start on Saturday.

Red Sox Live Blog: Daniel Bard Looks to Get Sox Streaking Against Royals

8 a.m. ET: With Monday's win over the Royals (9-19), the Red Sox (12-16) snapped their five-game losing streak and are starting the uphill climb back to .500. The team will look for pitcher Daniel Bard to carry the torch in the second game of the three-games series against the Royals. In Bard's last start against the Athletics, he wasn't quite as sharp as he's proven...

Daniel Bard Still Learning How To Finish Games While Mixing Longevity With Efficiency

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –– Daniel Bard sniffed the finished line. As he emerged from the dugout in the eighth inning, the 26-year-old didn't want the bullpen to bail him out. He wanted to alleviate the strain by carrying them to his first career complete game. But inexperience late in games and exhaustion took over in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Royals. While Bard still threw...

How Should the Red Sox Honor Carl Beane Before Thursday Night's Game?

Fenway Park, and Red Sox Nation, will never be the same. When the Red Sox come up to the plate for Thursday's game against the Cleveland Indians, the booming voice of PA announcer Carl Beane will no longer ring out throughout the ballpark. Instead, the Nation will be forced to come to grips with the sad reality of Beane's tragic passing after suffering a heart attack on Wednesday...

Red Sox Live Blog: Jon Lester Looks to Salvage Final Game for Red Sox in Kansas City

8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox (12-17), in danger of dropping their third straight series, are looking to snap the streak against the Royals (10-19). Boston will have Jon Lester on the mound as he attempts to reverse the team's fortunes. In his last appearance, against the Orioles, Lester allowed three runs over six innings. Heading into Wednesday's game, Lester has a 1-2 record...

Carl Beane Shows Love for Fenway at 1994 Media Baseball Game (Video)

Carl Beane loved Fenway Park more than just about any Red Sox faithful. The longtime Boston broadcaster and nine year Red Sox public address announcern showed off his passion for the park during a media baseball game at Fenway back in 1994. Check out Beane and some media colleagues at the game in the video above.

Mission 2012: Stop the Losing Streaks

As of today, the Kansas City Royals have a 10-19 record.  This includes the disastrous 12 game losing streak in April.  In the other games not part of that losing streak, the Royals are 10-7.  Even if they had played a little less crappy than a crappy 12 game losing streak, say maybe 4-8  instead, the Royals are 14-15 and things don't look so skewed.  (This courtesy...

Duffy stays grounded during trials of baseball

The radar gun loves Danny Duffy. It loves him the way the camera loves Kate Upton. He throws a ball that cracks when it hits the catchers mitt, the sound of leather struck by lightning. According to, among starters whove logged at least 20 innings, the fastball velocity of the Royals left-hander is tops in the American League (95.3 miles per hour, on average), and...
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