Found July 09, 2013 on
Boston Sports Then & Now:
I can admit it: I was wrong about Jonny Gomes.
After being critical of the Red Sox signing the outfielder in the offseason, he has proven me wrong by playing a big role for the first place team. Last week he hit his second walk off home run, and his third walk off hit of the season.
I did say he was just a reliable body the Sox signed, but he has played in 63 games and has delivered in clutch situation for Boston. If he keeps doing what he’s doing into October, Red Sox nation will be very grateful to Gomes, and to Ben Cherington who decided to pursue him this season.
Of course the best part of his walkoff home run last week against the Padres, was NESN’s Jamie Erdahl getting an ice cold shower from the Red Sox!
Here’s what I had to say about Gomes in March: http://boston.sportsthenandnow.com/2013/03/20/jonny-gomes-expected-to-be-a-reliable-body-for-red-sox/
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Well this isn’t good.
During Saturday’s game against the Angels, Red Sox left-handed reliever Andrew Miller was pulled with an injured left foot, unable to walk off without assistance. Today, news has come down that Miller had sustained significant damage to the ligament in his foot, and would have season-ending surgery.
Make no mistake; while Miller may not be a big-name star...
The Boston Red Sox have recalled right-handed reliever Pedro Beato and knuckle ball right-handed reliever Steven Wright from their Triple-A Pawtucket farm club.
To make room on the roster, the Red Sox have optioned right-handed starters Alfredo Aceves and Allen Webster to the same minor league affiliate.
Look for Beato and Wright to work the middle innings with Wright having an outside...
Just when it seemed like the Red Sox were finally out of the woods when it came to reliever questions, a dark cloud settled back over the bullpen.
Reliever Andrew Miller will undergo a season-ending foot surgery to repair ligament damage in his left foot, leaving Boston with Craig Breslow as the only left-handed reliever on the roster. Sox general manager Ben Cherington talked with...
Jarrod Saltalamacchia has come a long way behind the plate. “Salty” isn’t among the elite at his position, but he’s developed into a solid defensive catcher. He is certainly among the most cerebral. Once looked at as an offense-first backstop, he is playing a key role in the success of a Boston Red Sox pitching staff that is exceeding expectations.
Originally a first-round...
Boston Red Sox players Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Clay Buchholz, Andrew Miller and Dustin Pedroia campaign for Koji Uehara to win the Final Vote and make the 2013 AL All-Star Team.
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Last year, the Red Sox all wore No. 6 for a day in honor of the late Johnny Pesky. Now, The Jimmy Fund if giving people a chance to win one of those jerseys — autographed by a current Red Sox player.
Beginning July 8 and continuing through Aug. 16, anyone who makes a donation of $60 or more to The Jimmy Fund will be automatically entered to win one of six No. 6 jerseys. The players...
Jon Lester was roughed for five runs and the Boston Red Sox bullpen allowed another six in an 11-4 to the Seattle Mariners on Monday night at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.
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Lost somehow amid Puig-mania is the superb first half Boston’s Jose Iglesias is having. Take that and shove it, East coast bias truthers! In 166 plate appearances this season Iglesias has put up a .387/.442/.497 line with the OBP boosted by five hit-by-pitches. His OBP against lefties and righties is above .400, as well as in each completed month of the season so far. Now owned...
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Game 91: Sox lose a laugher 11-4
Ugh. It's just not getting any better for Jon Lester in 2013. Lester went 5+ innings, giving up five runs on nine hits in the loss to the Seattle Mariners. His ERA stands at a bloated 4.60. While many of the Red Sox starters are getting better, the former ace is getting worse. Yes, he was squeezed a bit by...
So much for Seattle's Safeco Field being a "pitchers park". The Red Sox and Mariners combined for 28 hits, 19 runs and six home runs as the Red Sox pulled out the 11-8 win.
David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Jackie Bradley Jr all went deep for the Red Sox.
Check out JBJ's home run that proved to be...
The stage was set perfectly for the Red Sox to show America that they are indeed the best team in baseball, the Sunday Night game on ESPN. Its the game that everyone that is a baseball fan watches, and the Sox came out flat, getting only 5 hits in 9 innings, scoring 0 runs. Lackey pitched well, a good showing from him back in his old stomping grounds...
If you have been staying up the past several games watch the Red Sox play on the West Coast, then kudos to you. Not only have the nights been long, but the games haven’t been great, especially if you’re a Sox fan watching your team get off to a 2-3 start to midway through this 10-game trip.
Last night was much better, as the Boston Red Sox...
When the Red Sox traded away Manny Ramirez, they received Jason Bay.
Bay reported to Boston from the Pittsburgh Pirates immediately and was in the Sox lineup the next day. He had a remarkable first few games with the ball club and, though he was only with Boston for two seasons, Bay has fond memories with the team.
Bay talked about them with NESN’s Jamie Erdahl before the Sox matched...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, July 8 @ 10:10 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (8-4, 4.41) vs Felix Hernandez, RHP (8-4, 2.69)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, July 9 @ 10:10 PM
Allen Webster, RHP (1-2, 7.88) vs Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP (7-4, 2.60)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
The Red Sox were not able to muster any runs as Jared Weaver and the Angels bullpen shut down baseball's most potent offense 3-0. It was only the fifth time the Red Sox have been shut out this season.
Mike Trout and Hank Conger hit solo home runs and Mark Trumbo knocked in an insurance run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
The Red Sox wasted...