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BOSTON – John Farrell had a full plate when the season started. He’s done a good job of devouring each challenge, but there’s still one major helping that he must scarf down over the final couple of weeks and into the postseason. It involves the bullpen.
When Farrell took over as Red Sox manager, he needed to set a tempo, instill a winning attitude and figure out how to maximize the newly constructed roster’s overall production. Check. Check. And check.
But while Farrell is likely the AL Manager of the Year front-runner right now, his job is just getting started. As the Red Sox gear up for what they hope is a deep playoff run, Farrell must keep his team focused, keep guys fresh and, above all, sort out how his bullpen is going to look come October.
Koji Uehara has been the perfect — quite literally — closer since taking over the job in the wake of Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey going down with season-ending injuries. Likewise, the starting pitching has remained healthy and has give...
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BOSTON — This year’s American League wild card race is going to be — get this — wild. Six teams are vying for two spots, and the madness will culminate with a one-game playoff to determine who will join the three division winners in the ALDS.
The Red Sox have a stranglehold on the AL East and shouldn’t have to worry too much about the wild card race, but it’d be understandable...
The Red Sox begin their final home stand of the regular season on Friday with the first game of three against the Yankees. The Sox will also host the Orioles and Blue Jays over the 10-day stretch on their quest for October.
With the best at-home record in the American League, manager John Farrell says that there’s no place like home when it comes to tough games.
Hear what Farrell...
The upcoming offseason figures to be much more lucrative for Mike Napoli than the winter of 2012-13 was, thanks in large part to his ability to stay on the field this year. Napoli, who just ensured himself another $8 million in 2013, will once again hit the open market this offseason. While there figures to be multiple team's interested in acquiring the slugger, Napoli told...
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)Now that we can start talking about playoff rotations, Jon Lester is making it real tough not to assign him the #1 spot. In another stellar eight-inning performance, Lester gave up just one run on three hits while striking out five in a 5-1 smiting of The Evil Ones. Lester used a mid-90s fastball and his devastating cutter to make The Bronx...
BOSTON — It might be time to pencil Jon Lester in as the Red Sox’ Game 1 starter.
The Red Sox’ focus is still on locking up a playoff spot and Clay Buchholz could very well prove down the stretch that he’s the ace that he was before landing on the disabled list. But Lester has the look and feel of a legitimate No. 1 starter right now despite a rough patch in the middle of...
BOSTON — Boston isn’t for everyone. (Looking at you, Carl Crawford.) But it’s for these guys.
The players that the Red Sox brought in over the offseason have embraced the challenge of playing in front of a passionate — and sometimes critical — fan base. As a result, Fenway Park is once again a difficult place for opponents to play.
“The one thing that stands out is that...
The Boston Red Sox got a bit of good news regarding injured
center field Jacoby Ellsbury yesterday as he continues to rehab from his
fractured right foot. However, Ellsbury is still restricted from doing any sort
of baseball-related activities, meaning the Red Sox have no clear timeframe for
when he’ll be able to rejoin the team’s lineup, according to Jason Mastrodonato...
(Photo: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)Red Sox infielder Xander Bogaerts has made the prestigious Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team as the starting shortstop. Bogaerts was the only representative from the Boston organization to make the team—although 2B Mookie Betts and SP Henry Owens made the second team. The publication lists Bogaerts as the sixth best overall prospect...
Back in 2004, as the Boston Red Sox were on their way to ending the team's 86-year long "curse", plenty was made about the beard of Johnny Damon. Now, close to a decade later, we're still talking Boston beards. The difference? Nearly everyone on the squad has one...not just one dude.
Finally, team brass has noticed.
When the American League-leading...
By any rational accounting, the Red Sox are in superb shape to win the AL East and host the opening two games of the Divisional Series starting on Friday, October 4th. That's by any rational accounting. But this is Red Sox Nation. With membership you check your 'rational hat' at Gate B's Buckner/Dent Memorial Hat Check Stand. It's Friday the 13th, the Yankees...
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New York Yankees 1 — Boston Red Sox 5
Offense held down by Jon Lester in today’s 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
CC Sabathia got today’s start and had a perfect first inning but it went downhill from there. Mike Napoli would hit an infield single that Mark Reynolds would field at third base. The throw from Reynolds would go wide of first and...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a grand slam to power the Red Sox to an 8-4
win over the Yankees Friday night at Fenway Park (AP photo)
The Red Sox sent the New York Yankees to the showers with a Salty aftertaste in their mouths last night in the opening game of the final regular-series home stand at Fenway Park.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit...
With one mighty swat of the bat the Boston Red Sox lowered their magic number in order to win the American League East to just seven games.
Jarrod Saltalamachhia's grand slam gave the Sox an 8-4 victory over the Yankees and their 15th win in its last 19 games.
Boston has produced a 21-win turnaround from last year’s "Blame it on Bobby...
The Red Sox completed the sweep of their three-game set against the Yankees Sunday night taking the finale of the season series 9-2.
The Sox finish the season series 13-6 against the Yankees winning the series for just the second time since 2005. The 13 wins match the most against the Yankees in a season by any team since the 1976 Orioles went 13-5.
The win combined with the...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a tiebreaking grand slam in the
seventh inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox over the New York
Yankees 8-4 Friday night.