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In the last game before the All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox look to win the series this afternoon in the Trojan rubber game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum.
First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on CSN California. And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
Brandon Workman will make his first career big league start (second appearance) of 2013. In his only appearance this season, he allowed three earned runs in two innings of work. This will be his first start at the Al Davis Memorial Dump and against the A's.
One time member of the Red Sox and MLB All-Star Bartolo Colon makes his 19th start of 2013. In his previous 18 starts, Colon is 12-3 with a 2.69 ERA. He picked up the win against his former club back on April 23rd when he threw seven shutout ...
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Country star Jason Aldean played two sold out shows at Fenway Park this weekend. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino was at at least one of those shows, as proven by this picture he took with Aldean prior to Friday night’s show. Yup, that’s Lucchino wearing a cowboy hat, suave button-down shirt, and hoop earrings. HOOP EARRINGS! I don’t know if the earring are real or not but oh my...
(Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)Brandon Workman made a big statement in his first big league start. The 24-year-old righty carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, giving up his bid for immortality and the lead on a two-run home run in that frame. The game droned on until the 11th when the A's walked-off with a 3-2 win—victimizing new Red Sox reliever Matt Thornton. Dustin Pedroia...
(Thearon Henderson/Getty Images)This time, Jon Lester was respectable. Six and one-third innings, three earned runs. The problem is we have bigger expectations of Lester—he's supposed to be our 1A or 1B ace. He's not even close. And, to his credit, he knows it. Said Lester after the 3-0 loss to the A's, "A loss is a loss, It doesn't matter how well you'...
The Boston Red Sox organization was represented by three prospects in the All-Star Futures Game on Sunday afternoon — Xander Bogaerts, Garin Cecchini and Anthony Ranaudo — and two of them had very strong outings.
Bogaerts started at shortstop for the World team, which lost 4-2. He went 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and a run scored on a sacrifice fly. He is currently playing...
With the Red Sox thin in the bullpen and needing a Sunday starter it's interesting to note that Alfredo Aceves, who would seem a likely contender for a spot, was shipped off to the minors. Again.
Despite pitching well in three spot starts this season, Aceves has yet to stick with the team. His last call up lasted less than an inning.
Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves‘ time with the club has been interesting to say the least, and the latest occurrence of that ongoing saga took place this weekend as the team’s unofficial first half came to an end.
Aceves was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket following the team’s extra-innings loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon. In order for Aceves to be outrighted...
Drake Britton screwed up royally during spring training. But to his credit, the 24-year-old has worked tirelessly this season, and he now has a chance to make an impression on the Red Sox.
Britton was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Sunday’s game in Oakland. It marks the first major league stint of Britton’s career, and it will be an opportunity for him to show that he...
The future looks pretty bright for the Red Sox, especially thanks to one player who looks very ready to become a star very soon.
Infielder Xander Bogaerts has been a top prospect for some time, but as he begins to knock on the major league door, he’s starting to get more and more recognition. His impressive performance in Sunday’s MLB Futures Game in New York certainly doesn’t...
Boston could always use another Thornton, right?
The Red Sox acquired reliever Matt Thornton, along with cash considerations, from the White Sox on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Brandon Jacobs. The deal — like any trade, really — carries some risk, but not enough to reconsider the addition of a potentially valuable left-hander to a bullpen in flux.
It was no...
Even though Jacoby Ellsbury‘s hitting streak came to an end Friday night against the Athletics, the Red Sox still walked away victorious for the 58th time this season. The win column is the highest its ever been for Boston before the All-Star Break.
In the last leg of their West Coast fling, the Red Sox are one win away from matching the total number of series wins in 2012. Last...
The Boston Red Sox acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thorton from the Chicago White Sox late Friday night. Earlier this week Boston lost LHP Andrew Miller for the season and the team acted quickly to fill the void.
“You don’t go into July hoping to trade for a reliever,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said in a conference call Friday night. “But we are what we...
It’s back to Triple-A for Steven Wright.
The Red Sox announced that Wright, who dazzled in relief on Thursday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for the newly acquired Matt Thornton.
Wright pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen against the Mariners on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquired Thornton in a trade with the White Sox on Friday. Boston sent minor...
The Emperor of Red Sox Nation California must have really thought Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy needed some help to keep vampires away.
I say the this because he gave the NESN dynamic duo, the gift of garlic, a lot of garlic. Remy gave his to Orsillo so to me that means DO has a problem with vampires.
Just wait until you see in the video how much garlic.
(AP Photo/Ben Margot) Yes, Jonny, that was the second straight game lost by the Sox. That was Jonny Gomes arguing with home plate Umpire, Todd Tichenor, that he did call time out in time (which he didn't), before he struck out in the 9th. Gomes was promptly ejected from the game not long after the argument began. It all started to downhill way before that...
8:03 p.m.: Reliever Matt Thornton, who was acquired from the White Sox on Friday, has joined the team. To make room for Thornton, Boston has optioned Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Wright will head back down, but it’s not before he left a mark. The knuckleballer pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief in Seattle on Thursday while earning his first major league win. In the...