Found August 04, 2012 on
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Adrian Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Twins, and remains the Red Sox' hottest hitter entering Game 3 of their series against the Twins on Saturday. Over his last seven contests, Gonzalez is hitting .480 with a 1.232 OPS, though the Sox are just 4-3 in that span. Aside from Gonzalez, there aren't too many hot hitters in the Red...

Jacoby Ellsbury Sits With 'Leg Issue,' Red Sox Want to Play it Safe With Outfielder

BOSTON -- The Red Sox aren't taking any chances with Jacoby Ellsbury. After the outfielder missed three months with a subluxed shoulder, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine scratched Ellsbury from Saturday's lineup upon learning about some discomfort in his leg. "It's a leg issue," Valentine said. "But it's not an issue. But it could become an issue. Now...

Boston Red Sox no longer relevant

I attended my first Boston Red Sox game in 1972, a 13 inning spectacular punctuated by a Rico Petrocelli grand slam to win it. I was the young little leaguer mimicking Freddie Lynn's dives in the outfield,  Butch Hobson's bare handed grabs at third. I cried when they lost the one game playoff to New York, the Bucky Bleepin' Dent game. I stood on the railing outside...

Felix Doubront Should Hope for Red Sox Offense to Rediscover Scoring Touch Against Twins (Video)

The Red Sox usually score runs for Felix Doubront -- and that's been a big factor in his success this year. He's also pitched well on his own, but the offensive support helps, for sure. After getting shut out on Thursday night, the Red Sox might be saving up all their runs for a big win on Friday. That's the hope, at least. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette has more in the...

Franklin Morales Switches Mentalities With Return to Starting, Plans to Adhere to Pitch Limit

BOSTON -- Franklin Morales excelled in his opening audition as a starting pitcher. Now, he'll look to be effective in the follow-up. When he starts against the Twins on Sunday, it'll signal his fourth different role change of the season. Morales has switched duties nearly as often as he switches socks, going from relieving to starting to relieving to starting once again....

Red Sox Trend of Missed Opportunities Further Proof Team Needs More Than Elite Talent to Succeed

Editor's note: is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine’s words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. With two outs in the ninth inning and a man standing at second base, Will Middlebrooks fought through arguably the best at-bat of his young, major league career. The battle went on for...

Curt Schilling Inducted Into Red Sox Hall of Fame, 'Nice Honor' Given Controversy Surrounding Him (Video)

Even though Curt Schilling has been in the news for some lousy reasons as of late, it doesn't diminish the appreciation Red Sox Nation has for his achievements in a Boston uniform. In four years with the team, after all, Schill was 53-29 with a 3.95 ERA and 574 strikeouts, garnering an All-Star appearance and second-place finish in the Cy Young voting along the way. More than...

Bobby Valentine Adjusting to the Challenge of Having Three Catchers on Roster

BOSTON -- In 16 years of managing, Bobby Valentine never once had three catchers at the same time. After promoting Ryan Lavarnway earlier this week, it placed the Red Sox manager in unfamiliar territory, considering Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Kelly Shoppach are each healthy and also in the catching fold. "I don't know how permanent a three-catcher situation is going to be...

Recap: Sox salvage final game of series

This team is unbearable. Yeah, the Sox were able to salvage the final game of the series, 6-4, but they did go into the 9th with a 6-1 lead. Vicente Padilla gave up a pair of homers and a walk in the 9th without recording an out. The most important thing is, they got the win. The Sox got a pair of runs in the bottom of the 3rd by way of a Carl Crawford ground-out to short that scored...

Charlie Moore and Former Red Sox Great Rico Petrocelli Share Laughs on Fishing Trip (Video)

Charlie Moore only has two prerequisites for guests on Charlie Moore Outdoors. They have to be famous and they have to love the outdoors. Rico Petrocelli, who played for the Red Sox from 1963-76, meets both of Moore's requirements, so he got the privilege of heading out on the lake with Charlie to do some fishing. Lucky for Petrocelli, Moore gave him a healthy compensation for...

Sox Shutout By The Twinkies

The Red Sox hoped to be able to make a move up the standing with the Twins coming to town for 4 days, however when they are unable to score a single run it does not usually work out all that well.  Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox and we all collectively crossed our fingers that he would show signs of being that ace pitcher we need him to be.  Lester pitched well, however...

Red Sox “Salvage” Final Game of Incredibly Uninspiring Series

  In the Red Sox vs Twins series preview last Thursday, I said that anything less than winning 3 of 4 would be a huge disappointment.  Now that the opposite has happened, I think it’s just about time to give up on the season. In Thursday night’s 5-0 loss, Boston was held scoreless by a [...]

Game 109: Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

Time: 1:35 PM ET TV/Radio: NESN/WEEI Red Sox (53-55) Ellsbury CF Crawford LF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ross DH Saltalamacchia C Middlebrooks 3B Kalish RF Aviles SS Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.32) Twins (47-60) Revere CF Mastroianni RF Mauer C Willingham LF Morneau 1B Doumit DH Dozier SS Casilla 2B Carroll 3B Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (4-6, 7.43)

Recap: Twins beat Boston again

A picture from Jamey Carroll's first major league game, as he attempts to tag out Honus Wagner.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images) There's two things you need to know about Twins infielder Jamey Carroll: He looks really old, and he kicked the holy bajeezus out of the Red Sox tonight, as Minnesota took down Boston 6-5 in the 10th.  Both Carroll and Morneau went 4-4 tonight...

Get the Forks Out - Red Sox Get Mauered

Stick a fork in them.They're done.The Minnesota Twins scored 5 runs in the final two innings, highlighted by Joe Mauer's 3-run homer off Alfredo Aceves with 2 outs in the top of the 9th inning to beat the Red Sox 6-4 at Fenway Park. Aceves thought he had struck out Mauer looking on the previous pitch, only to have his 2-2 offering called a ball by home plate umpire David...

Red Sox trade former prospect Lars Anderson To Cleveland

Going into spring training 2009, the Red Sox thought that first base prospect Lars Anderson had a bright future with the big league club as he was named their number one prospect by Baseball America but all that changed with inconsistent play in the minors and the acquisition of Adrian Gonzalez in December 2010. Now after seven [...]
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