Found October 01, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
After being swept in Baltimore, the Boston Red Sox head to the Big Apple for their final three games of their miserable 2012 season. Tonight, they'll take on the New York Yankees in the first game of a three-game set at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Yankees television market, you can catch the game onYES. If you can't catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to it on the Red Sox radio network. Clay Buchholz looks to finish up the season strong in his 29th and final start of 2012. In his previous 28 starts, Buchholz is 11-7 with a 4.22 ERA. He took the loss in his only start of 2012 against the Yanks after allowing six runs (five earned) in six innings of work back on April 20th. Buchholz has made eight career starts against the Yankees and is 2-4 with a 5.84 ERA. Four of those starts have come in the Bronx where he is 2-1 with ...

Mark Melancon Says Becoming More 'Fiery' Is What Has Fueled Shutdown September

When the Red Sox acquired Mark Melancon last December in a trade with the Astros, they expected him to be a vital piece of the bullpen. But Melancon has been far from the lights-out closer who shined in Houston. Through his first 33 games for the Red Sox, which were interrupted with a nearly two-month-long detour to Pawtucket, Melancon had a 7.71 ERA. This September, however, he...

Red Sox Simply Playing Out Their Hand as Depleted Lineup Inches Closer to Season's End

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Taking Stock: Red Sox Orioles series

After every series, we'll take stock of how each individual and group performance affects their overall value. Lineup Grouping everyone together continues to be the most efficient way to do this. I don't care about the homers from Ross, Salty, and Nava, because that was the extent of production from those guys. They were completely embarrassed in game 1, by getting held...

Dustin Pedroia Playing With Broken Finger, Solidifying Role as Leader in Clubhouse (Video)

The Boston Red Sox have two meaningless games left to play in a season that was deemed lost more than a month ago. This is the time when most players would choose to sit if they are suffering from even a minor injury. Not Dustin Pedroia. "I like playing man. It's fun," is how Pedroia responded to reporters asking him why he decided to play in Tuesday's game against...

Ryan Lavarnway Improved 'An Awful Lot' Defensively, Looks to Regain Stride at Plate

Ryan Lavarnway is close to completing his first full season as an everyday catcher. Entering spring training, the 25-year-old's defensive skills were a major question mark. When asked about Lavarnway's development, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine noticed progress, but admitted there is room for improvement. "I think he needs work, but from what I gather, he's improved...

Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia Absent From Red Sox Lineup in Series Opener With Yankees

The Baltimore Orioles aren't going to like what they see when they look at the Red Sox' lineup for Monday night's series opener with the Yankees. Boston opens its final series of this forgettable year by sitting both Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury, the two best offensive players the Red Sox have on their active roster right now. It's a move that may irk the O...

Report: Indians job Francona's to lose

Terry Francona will interview for the Cleveland Indians manager's job on Friday, and if reports are accurate, it's his job to lose.

Red Sox Live Blog: Jon Lester Looks to Wrap Up Season on Positive Note, Continue Second-Half Improvement

8 a.m.: Among the positives the Boston Red Sox are looking to take out of 2012 and into 2013 are that they do have some solid options among starting pitchers to choose from. In fact, it's easy to make an argument that between Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront and John Lackey that four-fifths of the rotation is already set for next season. Well, after having a mostly spectacular...

Red Sox Send Unusual Suspects into Lineup for Opener Against Yankees (Video)

At least Pedro Ciriaco is in the starting nine. In their final series of 2012, the Red Sox rolled out a lineup that looks nothing like anyone would have predicted back in April. As the Yankees send CC Sabathia to the hill, he won't be facing the likes of Dustin Pedroia or Jacoby Ellsbury. Instead, the big lefty will oppose Mauro Gomez, Danny Valencia and Ryan Lavarnway as the...

Report: Terry Francona, Sandy Alomar Jr. Expected to Interview This Week for Indians' Managerial Job

Terry Francona appears to be dipping his toes in the water, and could soon take the plunge back into the world of managing. Francona and Sandy Alomar Jr. are expected to interview for the Indians' managerial opening late this week, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Alomar is currently serving as the Indians' interim manager in the wake of Manny Acta...

Man: Ex-Red Sox employee abused me

Another man came forward Tuesday to accuse a now-dead Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager of sexually abusing him.

Red Sox Live Blog: Zach Stewart Looks to Slow Down Surging Orioles in Series Finale

8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are one game away from losing 90 games for the first time since 1966, and the red-hot Orioles are looking to make that nightmare a reality. Boston will send right-hander Zach Stewart to the mound for just his second appearance for the club since he came over from the White Sox in the trade that sent Kevin Youkilis to Chicago. In Stewart's lone start with...

Yankees Walk Off in 12th After Bailey Blown Save

The Red Sox took the mound at a Yankee Stadium in a day where it seemed to always be threatening to rain.  The game was covered in a cold mist as the game continued.  Jon Lester was on the mound for the Sox for his last outing of the season.  Lester got a lead before he even took the mound tonight.  Ellsbury hit a leadoff single and then he came home on an RBI double by Dustin...

Pedro Ciriaco Will Need to Take Yankee Killer Reputation to Next Level to Knock New York Out of First Place (Video)

As CC Sabathia takes the mound for the Yankees on Monday night, he might be understandably licking his chops at the prospect of facing this Red Sox lineup. Without the likes of Jacoby Ellsbury or Dustin Pedroia batting for Boston, Sabathia will instead get a chance to face a Red Sox lineup that is a bit, shall we say, lacking in star power. However, there is one possible fly in Sabathia...

Red Sox Lineup vs. Orioles 9/30/12

Here is today's lineup vs. the Orioles: Ellsbury CFPedroia 2BRoss RFGomez 1BValencia 3BLavarnway CNava LFCiriaco DHIglesias SS Stewart SP Game time is 1:35pm EST.
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