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Red Sox right-hander Koji Uehara made the single most lucrative relief appearance of his career in Tuesday night’s 4-2 victory over the Blue Jays.
Sitting on 54 relief appearances for the season and needing a total of 55 appearances to trigger a $4.25 million vesting option for 2014 Uehara entered in the bottom of the 10th inning with two outs on the board and the score tied 2-2. He struck out the only batter he faced — Jose Reyes — and then after the Red Sox rallied for two tallies in the top of the 11th the native of Neyawaga Japan came back with a perfect closing frame to secure Boston’s 72nd win of 2013.
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For a few moments, it looked like this would be another comeback for the ages. With the Sox down 3-1 and down to their final out, the spiraling Mike Napoli came through big time, launching a two-run homer to tie the game and keep hope alive.
Sadly, we couldn’t push it any further, even after loading the bases in that same inning. In the top of the tenth, Naps came up again with...
AL East Standing: 1st
Weekly Record: 4-4
Current Record: 71-49
(Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)
The Return of Will
This past week, Will Middlebrooks was finally called back from Pawtucket to man the hot corner for the Boston Red Sox. My colleague...
Mike Napoli has entered a slump of epic proportions. Perhaps epic is too strong a word for a game played in the sunshine. Let's just call it a slump of Rob Deer-like proportions.
The Red Sox have some decisions to make.
Since the All-Star break, Napoli has hit .204 with exactly 15 hits and 35 strike outs. He added three more to his total in...
It’s not often that a player makes their major league debut on Opening Day. In fact, the last time it happened for the Red Sox was in 2001, with a young Shea Hillenbrand. That is, until Jackie Bradley, Jr. came around.
Bradley had an unbelievable spring training and landed himself a starting spot in left field on the Opening Day roster. He started...
The once promising career of Ryan Kalish, took another hit Tuesday at the outfield underwent cervical fusion surgery in Los Angeles, Ca. In what is set to be his fourth major surgery in the last 23 months, the outfielder will be operated on by Dr. Robert Watkins at Marina Bay Hospital.
Previously expected to miss the season due to a right shoulder operation in January, Tuesday...
(From L to R) Vazquez, Spring, Ranaudo, Almanzar
Christian Vazquez stands tall at only five foot nine inches, but his game plays much more than that. The Puerto Rican top catching prospect first appeared on everyone's radar this past Spring, when Vazquez was clocked throwing balls down to second base at 1.8 seconds, faster than many have ever seen. Not wanting to just be known...
J. Gomes, J. Saltalamacchia, and D. Pedroia
Eric D. Schabell
I turn on the TV yesterday to watch a game.
I know the Red Sox are not playing, but I love baseball so I was going to watch some other team.
Anything but the Yankees would do just nicely I am thinking as I zap through the games available and wait a minute...
What is this? Sitting two...
In 2003, the city of Boston wasn’t exactly desperate for the winter, but they were longing for one. Yes, the Patriots had won at 2002’s outset, but Boston has never been a Patriots town, and when they followed that up with a 9-7 season that ended without a playoff appearance, they lost their grip on […]
The monkey on Mike Napoli‘s back keeps growing larger and larger.
After going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts Tuesday night (and a combined 0-for-12 with nine K’s over the last three games) Napoli was dropped to seventh in the order for Wednesday’s tilt in Toronto — the first time all season he has hit that low in the lineup.
After putting up tremendous power numbers early...
On paper, it is easy to say that the Baltimore Orioles pulled off a coup in the trade that brought them 1B Chris Davis from Texas. They traded RHP Koji Uehara and also received RHP Tommy Hunter in the July 31, 2011 trade. The fact that Uehara left the Rangers after the 2012 season to sign with the Boston Red Sox as a free agent makes it a clear win for the Orioles. Davis has had...
Winners of their last four games, the Pawtucket Red Sox come into Thursday night's game vs. the Louisville Bats riding high by leading the International League wildcard standings by a half a game over the Norfolk Tides. Anthony Ranaudo makes his third Triple-A start for the Pawsox and has been solid so far despite struggling last time out in Syracuse allowing five runs in five...
Two words for Red Sox fans this morning - Rajai Davis.
Davis scored the winning run for the Blue Jays in the bottom of the tenth inning on a Brett Lawrie single to hand Boston a 4-3 loss. But it was what happened during a Davis at bat seven innings earlier that gave you the feeling this one wasn't going to go well for the Sox.
You see it...
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)Sometime down the road, the Red Sox may look back on this gut-wrenching 4-3 loss with a series of regrets. They may regret letting Rajai Davis hit an inside-the-multiple-errors-HR to score the game's first run. They may regret squandering Mike Napoli's dramatic ninth-inning, two-out, two-run HR that tied the game. They might...
4:15 p.m.: After a 13-game stretch against foes from the AL West, NL West and AL Central, the Red Sox finally get back to the business of divisional play Tuesday night.
The Sox open a three-game set in Toronto against a struggling Blue Jays team that has dropped four of its last five games.
On the hill for the Jays will be Todd Redmond, a 28-year-old right-hander with just six major...
Drabek added a spark to the Bisons bullpen Wednesday, pitching three scoreless innings. (Kathy Willens/Associated Press)
Wednesday was a mix of good and bad news for the Buffalo Bisons.
The Herd entered their important three game series with Rochester with some bad news, hearing Pawtucket had defeated Louisville 6-5 earlier in the afternoon.
Trying to keep pace, Buffalo knew they...