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Don’t look now, but the Red Sox are undefeated.
OK, so the Sox probably won’t run the table, but for at least one day, Boston fans can say that they’re fandom once again lies with a winning organization. And although we’re only 0.617 percent through the season after Monday’s Opening Day showdown in the Bronx, there are plenty of reasons for the Red Sox to be encouraged.
Jon Lester‘s first start went well, the bullpen was impressive, the offense showed patience, Jackie Bradley Jr. approached his big league debut with plenty of confidence and the newcomers played a pivotal role in the season-opening win. But as is always the case with Boston sports, there are still questions that everyone wants answered.
Some of those questions were tossed in this week’s MLB mailbag. I decided to take those and throw in my two cents, so let’s check out this week’s edition, shall we?
What impact will Pedro Martinez have on the Red Sox’ pitching staff?
– Joseph Tingley, via Facebook
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The saga of Bobby Valentine vs the Boston media is clearly far from over, even though Bobby V is no longer with the organization.
A season removed from the doomed stint with the Red Sox Bobby Valentine seems to have transgressed nicely, he’s since taken up a job as analyst for SNY and athletic director for Sacred Heart University, but his memories from Boston aren’t fully diminished...
Before the season started, many fans would have tabbed the Toronto Blue Jays as the favorites in the American League East. Two games into the season, the Red Sox have impressed — but they still have a lot to prove over the course of the next 160 contests.
The AL East is expected to once again be baseball’s most competitive, and the new-look Jays are a big part of that. However...
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What was considered to be a much anticipated match-up, turned out to be not much of a contest at all. In the second game of the 2013 season, Clay Buchholz took the mound for the Red Sox, while established veteran Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees.
In the first inning, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia lined a timely two-out single to right field, putting the Red Sox on top quickly. In...
The atmosphere surround this game may not have been on the same level as the 2004 ALCS but it sure felt like a lot was riding on today's Opening Day game against the Yankees. In reality it probably meant more to us, the fans, then it did to the organization as a whole, but after last year's regrettable and forgettable season today meant a fresh start for our beloved Sox team...
If you listen to Ken Coleman in 1967 describe the catch Yastrzemski made on a drive by Tom Tresh on Opening Day in NY in 1967 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BoD1xEJSX
You can hear Coleman describe how the whole Stadium was on their feet cheering for Yastrzemski. The score was only 3-0 and a lead off hit would increase NY’s chance of victory, but Carl Yastrzemski made this diving...
It’s a whole new season, and the Red Sox enter it the same as everybody else: tied for first place, and tied for last.
Where they finish this season, however, is anybody’s guess.
With new manager John Farrell at the helm, the Red Sox will attempt to rebound from last year’s last-place finish and make their way back into the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Jackie Bradley...
In the first game of the season the Red Sox have already made it difficult for me to pick the top 3 stars of the game. This column will run after every game. The idea is to pick 3 players from either team, who put in the best performances, just like the 3 stars of the game for hockey. I will be keeping track of who earns the awards and with that will be able to accurately predict...
Lester needs to pitch like an ace for the Sox this year
The Boston Red Sox will not start the season 0-6. They have won their first Opening Day in three years as they defeated the New York Yankees 8-2. Jose Iglesias picked up three hits while Jackie Bradley Jr walked three times and drove in a run.
In the second inning Yankees starter CC Sabathia fell apart as Shane Victorino drove...
It took Jon Lester five starts to notch his first win last season, so the left-hander is already a step ahead of the game.
Lester pitched five innings and earned the win in the Red Sox’ 8-2 victory over the Yankees on Monday. He threw 96 pitches (63 strikes), and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven.
It was far from a dominant performance by Lester...
Okay, I am not your typical Yankee hater. I respect the organization for what it is, but sometimes it is kind of funny to see a team of their stature struggle. They have many key players on the DL to start the year on an already aging roster. I do not see big things out of the team from the Bronx this season, and it did not start well on Opening Day, as they lost to the Boston...
Ryan Sweeney was released by the Red Sox on Saturday, but it didn’t take long for him to find a new home.
The former Boston outfielder signed a minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday, according to MassLive.com’s Evan Drellich, and he expects to report to the team’s Triple-A affiliate Wednesday.