Found July 01, 2012 on
Time: 4:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (41-37)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (8-4, 4.54)
Pitching: LHP Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.54)
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After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Daniel Nava: Daniel had a nice homer in game 2, but didn't do much in the rest of the series. His average has dipped below .300, and he is not convincing us that he is worthy of being in the lead-off spot.
Dustin Pedroia: He started the series off pretty...
With Jacoby Ellsbury and Carl Crawford among 20 Red Sox players to hit the disabled list this season, the Sox have seen their fair share of call-ups from Pawtucket in 2012. Luckily, several of those players have been able to step in immediately and produce at the major league level. Daniel Nava has been a revelation since being pressed into action May 10, hitting .294 with a .411...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia knew he had massive shoes to fill when he took over the role of starting catcher from former captain and longtime Red Sox stalwart Jason Varitek. Not many people, however, expected he'd fill them so capably. Salty enters Sunday's tilt against the Mariners hitting .254 with 15 home runs and 37 RBIs, along with an .838 OPS. The home runs lead American...
David Ortiz is the lone member of the Red Sox to be voted to the All-Star game this year. He chatted with Tom Caron, Jim Rice and Tim Wakefield about the honor on Sunday, when he also welcomed Wakefield to the desk. Ortiz insisted that Wakefield wasn't part of the same "media" he criticized earlier in the season. The group shared plenty of laughs and also talked about...
The Red Sox got the upper hand on the Mariners on Sunday, beating them 2-1 in 10 innings, but it came at the cost of another injury. Will Middlebrooks left the game after hurting his left hamstring while stealing second base in the ninth inning, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports. The injury could sideline Middlebrooks for a bit if it is a tear or worse. With Kevin Youkilis...
It's hard to believe, but the Fourth of July is upon us, and baseball's All-Star break is just a week away. The major league season continues to fly by with storylines abound. After sitting things out for a week, the 6-4-3 returns. That means that there's even more to get to, so let's get right into this week's version. Six Red Sox Thoughts 1. Morales must stay...
It was a tough Saturday night for the Boston Red Sox. For one, it was their second walk off loss in three nights, which is a jolting way to lose any ballgame. However, the Red Sox did have their chances, wasting a couple opportunities with the bases loaded, including putting their first two men on base in the 10th inning. However, pitching was clearly the name of the game, as Josh...
Making history is never easy, which is something that David Ortiz is learning in his quest for 400 career home runs. The Red Sox designated hitter enters Monday night just one dinger shy of the milestone, but the team's recent road trip hasn't been doing him any favors in terms of locales. Both Seattle and Oakland are notoriously pitcher-friendly ballparks, meaning that Big...
Four different Red Sox players hit home runs in Friday night's 5-0 shutout of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field, but David Ortiz was not among them. As you may know, the next home run Ortiz hits will be the 400th of his MLB career, a milestone that only 48 other players have reached. Many fans would love to be able to watch Ortiz hit that home run in person, but with the Sox...
Cody Ross spent a couple of the best years of his career in the Bay Area, coming over to the San Francisco Giants in a midseason 2010 trade. Of course, Ross played a huge role to helping to Giants to their first World Series title since they switched coasts, and he clearly has some pleasant memories of his time in the shadow of the Bay Bridge. Playing Monday night on the opposite...
8:40 p.m.: The Red Sox have to feel very, very fortunate to escape from Seattle with a series split. After beginning to look like the prolific offense that many expected of them, the bats largely went cold in the Pacific Northwest, as the Sox scored just nine runs over the four-game series. The flip side of that is the pitching -- the bullpen in particular -- was borderline spectacular...
SEATTLE - The Boston Red Sox came into a four-game series in Seattle one of the hottest teams in baseball, having won nine of 11. They came out of the weekend against the Mariners somewhat relieved to have gotten a split of the series against the American League West's worst team. David Ortiz's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning gave Boston a 2-1 win on Sunday, their first...
Munenori Kawasaki dances in the dugout during the game because … uh … yeah. Plus, he lies on teammate Casper Wells slowly, awkwardly, and in the most homoerotic way possible
Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm.
Mauro Gomez (DH): 3-for-4, 2 HR (19), 2B, 2 RBI
Ryan Lavarnway (C): 1-for-4, 2B, RBI
Lars Anderson (DH): 1-for-4, RBI
Daniel Bard: BS (3), 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB,...
SEATTLE -- Chone Figgins, whose season had gone steadily downhill since losing his starting job in May, delivered a line drive to right deep enough to score Dustin Ackley from third base with the winning run as the Seattle Mariners pinned a 3-2, 11-inning loss on the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night at Safeco Field. The game came in the wake of a 5-0 loss on Friday that was followed...