Found August 06, 2012 on
The Red Sox received 7 strong innings from starting pitcher Aaron Cook and banged out 14 hits as they beat Texas 9-2 in the opener of a 3-game series against the Rangers at Fenway Park.Cook scattered 6 hits and allowed just 1 run; he struck out 2 and walked 3 batters. Junichi Tazawa pitched the 8th and 9th innings. He allowed a solo home run to former Red Sox 3rd baseman Adrian Beltre in the top of the 9th.The Red Sox rapped out 11 hits off Texas starter Yu Darvish including 7 doubles. Jacoby Ellsbury (pictured) had a pair of two-baggers and Dustin Pedroia slammed 3 off Darvish. Carl Crawford (2 hits) and Adrian Gonzalez (3 hits) each had 3 RBI's.And it's nights like this that you find yourself thinking, "This is EXACTLY what this team should be capable of doing on a regular basis."So is tonight's win enough to give you even the slightest glimmer of hope, or is the 2012 season simply too far gone?
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BOSTON -- On a day that Bobby Valentine experienced the heat, the Red Sox offense turned it up. The spark came straight from the top of the order in Monday's 9-2 win, with Jacoby Ellsbury, Carl Crawford, Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez combining to go 11-for-18 with eight doubles and eight RBIs. It was a reminder of the offense's potency. It also set an unprecedented franchise...
Franklin Morales should get used to starting, because it appears increasingly unlikely he'll be doing anything else this season. With the Boston Red Sox in desperate need of consistency from their starting pitchers, Morales once again showed he's ready to take the job in Sunday's 6-4 victory over the Twins. Making his first start since July 13, Morales limited the Twins...
BOSTON –– Scott Atchison has dodged Tommy John surgery –– for now. After receiving a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews on his elbow, Atchison will attempt a comeback this season. During Monday's meeting, Andrews recommended the Red Sox reliever rest for a few weeks longer and restart his throwing. "I was kind of hoping that's what he was going to say when...
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...
A day wrapping up a disappointing series against the Twins, the Red Sox are still seeing double. Now, in a good way. Adrian Gonzalez drove in three runs, Dustin Pedroia doubled three times and the Red Sox beat up on Yu Darvish to claim their second straight win. After losing four in a row, Boston's got a bit of a hot streak going again, and after eight doubles by the first four...
The Josh Beckett haters have been coming out in droves all season; a lot of the hate has been warranted, some not so much. Beckett has not been good this season (5-9 record, 4.54 ERA), but he has not been terrible by his standards (his ERA is only 3rd highest in his 7 seasons with the Red Sox). He has had three starts with 6 earned runs or more, but has also had seven starts with...
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 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...
The Red Sox were able to score 9 runs on the way to a win last night, however tonight the Sox bats were stopped dead in their tracks when they had to face Dempster. Jon Lester started off looking like it might be one of his best starts of the season, however he let himself get frustrated with the home plate umpire and walked off the mound in line for a loss.
Lester is starting...
Surprisingly, the Red Sox have not been very good at home this year. Despite dominating at Fenway Park year in and year out, they enter Tuesday night against the Rangers three games under .500 at home. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is hoping they can fix that number a bit in this series against Texas, and it seems like the Sox are figuring things out, too. See how in the above video...
BOSTON –– Aaron Cook claims he wasn't worried about his rotation spot. But in reality, the sinkerballer was pitching for his starter's job in Monday's 9-2 win over the Rangers. During his past two starts, Cook was mired in a rut, failing to advance past the fifth inning while surrendering six runs apiece. With Franklin Morales breathing down his neck to re-join the...
On paper, the series-opening game between the Red Sox and Rangers is looking to be anything but a pitchers' duel. Starters Yu Darvish and Aaron Cook both enter Monday night's tilt in a bit of a funk. Darvish is just 1-3 with a 6.82 ERA and 20 walks in 31 2/3 innings over his last five starts. Cook, meanwhile, is 0-4 with a 5.79 ERA in his last five starts. The Sox have penciled...
BOSTON -- The Red Sox gave Yu Darvish an inhospitable welcome in his first appearance at Fenway Park, as the Boston beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 Monday night. Dustin Pedroia had three of Boston's eight doubles, with Carl Crawford and Jacoby Ellsbury adding two apiece. Crawford knocked in three runs. Darvish took the loss, falling to 11-8 with a 4.57 ERA. He went 6 2/3 innings...
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 [...]
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Red Sox (53-55)
Pitching: LHP Franklin Morales (2-2, 3.32)
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (4-6, 7.43)