Found May 16, 2012 on
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Red Sox (17-19)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (4-1, 8.31)
BEST OF MAXIM
BOSTON –– This is Josh Beckett. At any given moment, Beckett can be a defiant personality, a man who is rarely remorseful and barely cares about the public perception. After last Thursday's debacle, he was unapologetic about playing golf –– during an off day –– while he battled a sore lat. The lack of remorse prompted many to call for Red Sox management to immediately...
The Red Sox have enough injuries without their pitchers getting hit during batting practice, but that's exactly what happened this week -- twice. Felix Doubront was struck in the ear on Tuesday at Fenway Park, and reliever Rich Hill took one to the arm Wednesday at Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. Tom Caron and Dennis Eckersley talk about the flukiness and danger of fly balls for...
Tim Wakefield enjoyed a very successful career, but things didn't always look so rosy. Wakefield started his career as a first baseman before his knuckleball was discovered, and it once seemed that the former Pirates minor leaguer would never catch on. He did catch on, though, turning in his first baseman's mitt, and subsequently embarking on a career defined by versatility...
ONE TOUGH FELLA
Jeff Niemann took a liner off his right leg in the first inning but continued on and finished out the inning. It was later discovered that his leg was fractured by the ball.
Josh Beckett was out in vintage form on Tuesday, shredding the opposition through seven innings for his third win of the season. Beckett threw 93 pitches and allowed only four hits while striking out nine Mariners. The solid start came after a rough, 2 1/3 innings loss to the Indians last week as Beckett endured the recent controversy surrounding his golf outing. Beckett was also...
So, when you get a plethora of injured outfielders, a pitcher who would rather golf than pitch sometimes and a rookie who is threatening to take over third base, what do you have? Well, the Boston Red Sox of course. 2012 has started out the same way for Boston that 2011 did, slow. The expectations of last year were perhaps much greater as the acquisitions of Carl Crawford and Adrian...
Wade Davis lost his two-seasons-plus hold on a spot in the rotation at the end of spring training when the Tampa Bay Rays decided to make room for rookie Matt Moore and chose to keep Jeff Niemann starting and move Davis to the bullpen. However, even with Niemann sidelined for at least six weeks due to a fractured right leg, Davis won't get his spot back. Manager Joe Maddon...
ST. PETERSBURG -- A night after their five-game winning streak was stopped, the Boston Red Sox regained their mid-May momentum, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 at Tropicana Field on Thursday. Cody Ross had a bases-loaded walk, solo home run and two-run single, and Marlon Byrd hit his first home run for Boston, helping the Red Sox gain a split in the two-game series. Felix Doubront...
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As previously noted on this site, Major League Baseball fans will pretty much do anything to get a foul ball.
During last night's Tampa Bay Rays/Boston Red Sox affair, a foul ball by Red Sox infielder Mike Aviles caused one fan to fall onto the field attempting to get it:
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You have never seen anything like this. Rays second baseman Will Rhymes gets nailed in the forearm by Boston reliever Franklin Morales and he passes out. Over a minute later. Longest delay between...
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Injuries have been a major issue for the Tampa Bay Rays all season, and the team sustained another major one Monday. Right-hander Jeff Niemann sustained a small fracture in the fibula, just above his ankle, after being hit by a batted ball in the first inning of what ended up a 7-1 Rays win over the Toronto Blue Jays. Niemann will be lost for at least four weeks and potentially...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jeremy Hellickson pitched six solid innings, Luke Scott had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly, and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston 2-1 on Wednesday night, snapping the Red Sox's five-game winning streak.
Hellickson (4-0) allowed one run and five hits en route to winning a career-best sixth consecutive decision, dating to Sept. 4. The right-hander struck...
In today's edition of Rays Roundup: Wade Davis will continue to pitch out of the bullpen, Jeff Niemann will missing from the rotation for about six weeks, Josh Lueke joins the Rays 'pen and Hideki Matsui may be pressed into action soon as the injuries begin to mount up for the Rays. All of that and more inside.
A man sitting in the front row along the foul line of Wednesday night's Tampa Bay Rays game fell onto the field face first while reaching for a foul ball. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the top of the fourth inning as Boston Red Sox batter Mike Aviles hit the ball foul down the third base side. The fan fell onto the field, along with a bunch of his belongings...