Found September 22, 2012 on
BOSTON - Earlier this season, Mauro Gomez moved out of his comfort zone by playing third base. It was the first time Gomez, a designated hitter and first baseman, had fielded the position since 2008. But in the upcoming offseason, Gomez will likely explore a different position once again -- left field. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine raved about Gomez' power and expressed an interest in improving the International League MVP's versatility. "Gomez is a good hitter," Valentine said. "He can hit right-handers, left-handers, I think the more at-bats he gets, the more power factor he could have. You know,...
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Bobby Valentine has been seen sniffing baseballs during games when he makes a pitching change. He recently tried to explain his weird habit.
After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value.
Pedro Ciriaco: Pedro's best showing came in game 3. Aside from that, He had a tough time at the plate in the series. I would go into any detail about his play in the outfield.
Jacoby Ellsbury: Jacoby looked great from the 2-spot in the series. After...
Jon Lester pitched an OK game. The offense couldn't get across the plate. Sox lose 4-2 to Baltimore.
The good news is that the Sox didn't lose this game in any kind of heart-breaking fashion. Just a good old boring loss. Not much to say about the game, really. Lester threw 7 mediocre innings, giving up 8 hits, walking 3 O's with only 3 K's. All 4...
BOSTON -- Dustin Pedroia was scheduled for a day off. With the team charter landing in Boston at 4 a.m. on Friday from St. Petersburg, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine planned to give the second baseman a breather in the series opener against the Orioles to spend time alongside his newborn child. "I was thinking about playing [Mike Aviles] at second base today and giving Dustin...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. BOSTON -- Alfredo Aceves' season is spiraling out of control. Fresh off a late-game debacle on Wednesday against the Rays, the Red Sox reliever crumbled in the 12th inning of Saturday&...
Clay Buchholz didn't have the first half that he wanted, but he's made up for it with a stellar second half. Although Buchholz won eight games before the All-Star break, he had a 5.53 ERA. Since that point, he's won just three games in 13 starts, but his ERA has been rock-solid at 2.93. So what's been the difference for Boston's right-hander? Buchholz says that...
Tired? Who said Felix Doubront was tired? Despite having soared beyond his career-high total for innings in a season, and despite struggling badly for seven starts after the All-Star break, Doubront remained in the Boston Red Sox's rotation and tossed his third consecutive gem Sunday. Making his 28th start, Doubront took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, set a career high...
After falling in extra innings yesterday, the Boston Red Sox look to avoid being swept this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set with the Baltimore Orioles at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Orioles television market, you can catch the game on MASN. If...
Overlooked by the likes of Bryce Brentz and Jackie Bradley, there was an outfielder in the lower minors leagues of the Red Sox system in Keury De La Cruz that had Greenville Drive fans coming out to watch each night. De La Cruz, 20 was one of the most improved players in the Boston farm [...]
The Orioles knew they would have a pretty good chance Saturday if they could force their matinee against the Red Sox into extra innings. Boston hasn't been so great past the ninth inning this year, while the O's have now won 16 in a row in extras. The Orioles have built their playoff-hopeful season on pulling out close wins and getting production from their call-ups. On Sunday...
Cody Ross doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning, Andrew Bailey escaped a bases-loaded jam in the ninth and the Boston Red Sox ended Baltimore's six-game winning streak, beating the Orioles 2-1 Sunday.
The Orioles began the day one game behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East and two games ahead of Oakland for the top wild-card spot in the league.
BOSTON - Almost any contending team would take a 6-3 September road trip that starts on the West Coast and ends in Boston. But the Orioles lamented that a chance to go 7-2 and go back into a tie for first place slipped through their fingers at Fenway Park Sunday. The 2-1 loss to the out-of-the-money Red Sox cost the Birds a chance to catch the Yankees for the American League East...
Clay Buchholz pitched himself 7 strong innings, however the Rays would rally in the 9th and walk away with a way to split the series with the Sox. Andrew Bailey showed the first real sign of struggle since he has been back from injury and ended up allowing 5 runs to score in the 9th. It was another gut punch of a loss in a long line for the Sox.
Buchholz took the mound and pitched...
Ciriaco 3B Podsednik CF Pedroia 2B Ross RF Lavarnway C Saltalamacchia DH Loney 1B Nava LF Iglesias SS