Found June 23, 2012 on
Time: 7:15 PM ET
TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI
Red Sox (36-34)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (0-1, 3.14)
Pitching: RHP Randall Delgado (4-7, 4.12)
BEST OF MAXIM
Franklin Morales had his second spot start for Josh Beckett who is on the DL and once again he showed a lot of promise. I think a lot of people have Franklin Morales on their radar now that did not before, in a very good way.
Morales didn't have the best first inning, however he only allowed one run to score and settled down real well after that. Morales started the game...
The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to what manager Bobby Valentine called a "gastrointestinal issue."
Valentine said Buchholz had gone to the hospital recently to deal with the problem and has not been with the team the past two days.
Boston is planning to activate Aaron Cook from the 15-day DL to start...
BOSTON -- For the first time since May 5, Aaron Cook will start for the Red Sox. After recovering from a gash on his leg that required 11 stitches, the 33-year-old was purposely scratched from Saturday's start in Pawtucket to start Sunday's game against Atlanta in place of Clay Buchholz, who is battling an undisclosed illness. When Cook takes the mound at Fenway Park, expect...
LET'S MAKE A DEAL
The Red Sox have been shopping Kevin Youkilis pretty hard and reportedly are close to dealing him to another team.
There were feelings all day that Sunday afternoon's contest may have been the final game in a Red Sox uniform for Kevin Youkilis. That suspicion appeared to be confirmed after Youkilis took his final at-bat. A pinch runner was sent in, and Youkilis was welcomed at the dugout by his teammates and a roaring Fenway Park. It was later confirmed that Youkilis was traded to the White...
BOSTON –– This could the jumpstart that Dustin Pedroia needed. Since returning on June 5 –– after missing six games with a torn adductor muscle in his thumb –– Pedroia has sputtered at the plate, collecting just nine hits through 14 games heading into Saturday's 8-4 win over the Braves. But he finally exploded on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. In his second...
BOSTON –– The indecision around third base has continued. In fact, the flip-flopping between Will Middlebrooks and Kevin Youkilis doesn't have any clarity. For the time being, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed his intention to ride the "hot hand" at third base. It starts on Friday with Middlebrooks, who will make his second straight start in the infield...
There has to be a little irony in the fact that David Ortiz took a chance to vent his frustrations about reporters drumming up controversy -- by going on a tirade to reporters, as he did Thursday. Well, rather than being a case of controversy begetting controversy, NESN.com's Didier Morais thinks that Ortiz's rant may have been a little more premediated than it seemed. Was...
Roger Clemens returned to Fenway Park on Friday night as he sat in the front row of the Monster Seats to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Atlanta Braves.
Clemens, who pitched for the Red Sox between 1984 and 1996, was shown on the scoreboard before the start of the fourth inning and received a mix of cheers and boos. It was one of Clemens' first public appearances since...
First Pitch: Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:15, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Friday: Jair Jurrjens, RHP (0-2, 9.37 ERA) vs. Jon Lester, LHP (4-4, 4.53 ERA)
Saturday: Randall Delgado, RHP (4-7, 4.12 ERA) vs. Franklin Morales, LHP (0-1, 3.14 ERA)
Sunday: Mike Minor, LHP (3-5, 6.04 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (8-2, 5.53 ERA)
Bobby Valentine is now nearly halfway through his first season in Boston, and the results have been mixed. The Red Sox are still hanging around the .500 mark on the season, even amidst a bevy of injuries, and are hoping to improve on their inconsistent play as the likes of Carl Crawford, Jacoby Ellsbury and others return. David Ortiz has been the most consistent and dangerous Red...
We’re not yet to the halfway point of the 2012 season, but already the ramifications of baseball’s new two wild card format are starting to come in to focus -- and those changes may well benefit the Boston Red Sox. In years past, hanging around the .500 mark 70 games in to the season would have been time to hit the panic button, and set up some even more interesting decisions...
BOSTON -- Recalled from the minors to make his first major league start since late April, Jair Jurrjens pitched a solid 7 2/3 innings, and the Atlanta Braves halted Boston's five-game winning streak Friday night with a 4-1 victory over the Red Sox. Andrelton Simmons drove in two runs, and Jason Heyward went 3-for-4 with two doubles and scored two runs for the Braves, who just...
Don't look now folks but this "toxic" Boston Red Sox team is playing some good baseball right now.
The Red Sox rallied last night behind the "youth" of the organization for a 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins. The win gave the local nine a sweep of the three-game set with the Marlins and it was also their fifth straight win.
They now hold a one-game lead...
Given everything that's happening around the Boston Red Sox right now, you'd think they were about 10 games under .500. That's simply not the case.
After last night's 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Red Sox are still a last place team but are three games above .500 at 37-34. And as I said the other day, it's still too early to talk about the wild card...