Found April 23, 2013 on Ted's Army:
John Lackey threw 67 pitches yesterday in a rehab stint with the Portland Sea Dogs, going 3 2/3 innings and giving up three hits against five strikeouts. Nice job, Lack. I continue to be optimistic about what he can bring to the Red Sox this year. Even better, Lackey followed baseball protocol and treated the team to dinner, appropriately choosing lobster, pictured above via Kolbrin Vitek's Instagram account. Yes, I follow Kolbrin Vitek on Instagram. Technology. The Dogs are 10-7 on the year with a pretty talented roster including top prospect Xander Bogaerts, a hopefully not drunk Drake Britton, and old friend Daniel Bard.

Red Sox could activate Lackey for Sunday start

The Boston Red Sox could activate pitcher John Lackey from the disabled list on Sunday to make a start against the Houston Astros. Lackey pitched at a Double-A game on Monday going 3 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out five. Lackey has been sidelined since suffering a right biceps strain in his first start of the season. Th 34-year-old Lackey lasted just 4 1/3 innings in his...

Red Sox option Alfredo Aceves to minors

The Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A on Wednesday. Aceves had struggled after being moved into the Red Sox rotation for an injured John Lackey. In 17 2/3 innings of work Aceves had a 8.66 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP. After his latest outing he claimed that the strike zone was too small. With the demotion of Aceves the Red Sox promoted catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Lavarnway’s...

Report: Daniel Bard Will Be Called Back Up to Red Sox From Portland

According to a report from the Portland Press Herald’s Kevin Thomas, Daniel Bard will be recalled to the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Thomas reports that Bard got word after Tuesday’s game. The right-hander is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in seven appearances with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs so far this season. Bard last pitched for the big league club last Sept. 28 in a 9-1 loss...

Nike pulls Boston t-shirts

An anti-Red Sox shirt with an unfortunate phrase on it made for rival Yankee fans has been 'removed from distribution' in light of the tragedies in Boston. 

Is this Mike Napoli sustainable?

Mike Napoli is so hot right now, but its certainly not sustainable If the 2013 Boston Red Sox season hadn’t already begun to look like a complete 180 degree spin from last year’s debacle, then Monday night’s comeback win should help convince the fans and the pundits even more. So far in 2013, the Boston Red Sox had survived thanks to their pitching and timely hitting. Down...

Red Sox Pitcher Alfredo Aceves Blames 13-0 Loss On Small Strike Zone

  Of all the excuses…in all the universe…why? Red Sox former relief pitcher turned starter was crushed in Tuesday’s game vs the Oakland A’s in which he gave up 7 earned runs and the Sox eventually lost 13-0. Rain cut short the brutally one sided affair and afterwards Aceves offered up the following to explain his bad showing: “It’s hard to explain to you guys,…You...

Felix Doubront Shows Maturity on Mound in Second Win, Makes Corrections Mid-Inning (Video)

Felix Doubront picked up his second win of the season as the Red Sox topped the Athletics 6-9 on Monday night. Doubront pitched deep into the game, being replaced by Andrew Bailey in the 8th inning. Some of Doubront’s success stemmed from the fact that he was able to make corrections to his pitching mid-inning, an ability he said came with increased maturity this season. Hear what...

Shane Victorino Returns to Lineup As Red Sox Host A’s Team Full of Familiar Faces

A back injury kept Shane Victorino on the bench for both ends of the Red Sox’ doubleheader against Kansas City on Sunday, but the Flyin’ Hawaiian will be back in his regular spot in right field when the Oakland A’s come to town Monday night. After shaking up the batting order a bit to accommodate for a long day of baseball, a sense of normalcy returns to the Boston lineup for...

John Lackey May Only Need One Rehab Start, Meaning Right-Hander’s Return Could Come Soon

John Lackey‘s return doesn’t seem that far away. Lackey, who was placed on the disabled list after suffering a strained right biceps in his first start of the season on April 6, is scheduled to make a rehab start at Double-A Portland on Monday. Red Sox manager John Farrell said that might be all the right-hander needs before rejoining the club. “He felt great coming out of...

#BostonStrong on Sports Illustrated Regional Cover

  SI also features a regional cover this week of Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes pumping his fists in the air after beginning a game-winning rally with a double in Saturdays’ emotional victory at Fenway Park. The image falls under the headline: “Strong. Triumph After Tragedy.” SI managing editor Chris Stone on why this regional cover was chosen: “From a sports context...

Red Sox 9, Athletics 6

Mike Napoli hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, Will Middlebrooks busted out of a slump with a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by beating the Oakland Athletics 9-6 on Monday night. The Red Sox, swept by Kansas City in a split-doubleheader Sunday, scored three runs in the fourth and five in the fifth. Napoli's fourth career slam...

Daniel Bard Still Has Tools to Be Effective as Reliver Returns to Boston From Double-A (Video)

By now, Daniel Bard‘s struggles in 2012 have been well documented. After struggling early in the season after transitioning to a starting role and subsequently developing a bout of Steve Blass disease, Bard was sent to Pawtucket, never to return. Except now, after starting the 2013 campaign in Double-A Portland, has finally come back to the big club, and is back in his familiar...

A’s Pound Boston Red Sox 13-0 To End Losing Streak

It was a dark and stormy night, but this is no horror story… At least not for the Oakland A’s it wasn’t. The A’s snapped their four-game losing streak Tuesday night with a 13-0 pounding of the Boston Red Sox in a game that was called due to rain in the seventh inning. Oakland jumped on the board in the third inning and pushed six runs across the plate in the top half of the...

Brett Anderson to make Wednesday start

Brett Anderson is “on schedule to make his next start against the Red Sox on Wednesday. In his last outing Anderson lasted just one inning after suffering a sprain in his right ankle. Since then Anderson has thrown a side session without issues. “I can obviously feel it a little bit when running,” Anderson said, “but other than that, it feels good.” In four starts this...

Four Bases: Athletics 6, Red Sox 9

The Red Sox resilience struck again after being swept in yesterday’s double header against the Kansas City Royals. The Oakland Athletics got down early thanks to a Mike Napoli grand salami, and the bullpen was able to (somehow) conjure just enough to ward off the A’s counter punch. Here are the four bases: First Base: Mike Napoli offense has turned eyes, especially on his fourth...
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