Found June 24, 2012 on
Franklin Morales had his second spot start for Josh Beckett who is on the DL and once again he showed a lot of promise. I think a lot of people have Franklin Morales on their radar now that did not before, in a very good way.
Morales didn't have the best first inning, however he only allowed one run to score and settled down real well after that. Morales started the game with a single and a walk and then a double steal. With no outs, it seemed like Morales was in store for a bad inning. McCann hit an RBI single to score the Braves first run and there still were no outs. However, Morales got the next two batters to strike out and then got Chipper Jones to line out to end the inning. Morales did not allow another run to score until the 5th inning. He truly looked like a starter. In the 5th, Morales gave up an RBI single to Bourn. In the 6th, Morales gave up his third and final run with an RBI single to Chipper Jones. Morales left the game with a quality start and a re...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Boston Red Sox are more than motivated to trade oft injured 3B Kevin Youkilis, and they are inclined to do so sooner rather than later, according to multiple sources. Youkilis was benched for the third consecutive game, although he says he is healthy enough to play.
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says he has spoken with Youkilis as to why he has decided to sit him...
The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the 15-day disabled list Sunday due to what manager Bobby Valentine called a "gastrointestinal issue."
Valentine said Buchholz had gone to the hospital recently to deal with the problem and has not been with the team the past two days.
Boston is planning to activate Aaron Cook from the 15-day DL to start...
BOSTON -- For the first time since May 5, Aaron Cook will start for the Red Sox. After recovering from a gash on his leg that required 11 stitches, the 33-year-old was purposely scratched from Saturday's start in Pawtucket to start Sunday's game against Atlanta in place of Clay Buchholz, who is battling an undisclosed illness. When Cook takes the mound at Fenway Park, expect...
LET'S MAKE A DEAL
The Red Sox have been shopping Kevin Youkilis pretty hard and reportedly are close to dealing him to another team.
There were feelings all day that Sunday afternoon's contest may have been the final game in a Red Sox uniform for Kevin Youkilis. That suspicion appeared to be confirmed after Youkilis took his final at-bat. A pinch runner was sent in, and Youkilis was welcomed at the dugout by his teammates and a roaring Fenway Park. It was later confirmed that Youkilis was traded to the White...
BOSTON –– This could the jumpstart that Dustin Pedroia needed. Since returning on June 5 –– after missing six games with a torn adductor muscle in his thumb –– Pedroia has sputtered at the plate, collecting just nine hits through 14 games heading into Saturday's 8-4 win over the Braves. But he finally exploded on Saturday, going 3-for-4 with two RBIs. In his second...
There has to be a little irony in the fact that David Ortiz took a chance to vent his frustrations about reporters drumming up controversy -- by going on a tirade to reporters, as he did Thursday. Well, rather than being a case of controversy begetting controversy, NESN.com's Didier Morais thinks that Ortiz's rant may have been a little more premediated than it seemed. Was...
Roger Clemens returned to Fenway Park on Friday night as he sat in the front row of the Monster Seats to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Atlanta Braves.
Clemens, who pitched for the Red Sox between 1984 and 1996, was shown on the scoreboard before the start of the fourth inning and received a mix of cheers and boos. It was one of Clemens' first public appearances since...
Time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (38-34)
Daniel Nava, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Cody Ross, RF
Ryan Kalish, CF
Nick Punto, SS
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (8-3, 4.31)
Blue Jays (37-35)
Pitching: RHP Henderson Alvarez (3-6, 4.30)
Free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd was suspended 50 games by Major League Baseball for testing positive for an estrogen-blocking drug, tamoxifen, which is used to minimize side effects typical in steroid use. Tamoxifen is one of 200 substances on the banned substance list and is not a performance-enhancing drug. The unsigned Byrd will remain on the restricted list for the next...
We’re not yet to the halfway point of the 2012 season, but already the ramifications of baseball’s new two wild card format are starting to come in to focus -- and those changes may well benefit the Boston Red Sox. In years past, hanging around the .500 mark 70 games in to the season would have been time to hit the panic button, and set up some even more interesting decisions...
8 a.m. ET: Interleague play has ended and the Red Sox will shift gears to divisional play. The Red Sox will open up a three-game series against the Blue Jays as they attempt to continue a move up the AL East standings. Boston will look to pitcher Felix Doubront, who is 8-3 with a 4.31 ERA, to lead the team to a third straight victory. In his last outing, Doubront didn't have...
Given everything that's happening around the Boston Red Sox right now, you'd think they were about 10 games under .500. That's simply not the case.
After last night's 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Red Sox are still a last place team but are three games above .500 at 37-34. And as I said the other day, it's still too early to talk about the wild card...
Youkilis to White Sox for Zach Stewart, who can start or relieve. Not sure if any other pieces. Don’t believe so.
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) June 24, 2012
That’s one tweet from WEEI’s Rob Bradford and there are many more like it on Twitter. It looks as if Kevin Youkilis has been traded to the Chicago White Sox.
Everyone at Fenway Park from the moment the game started had...
On a day where Cody Ross hit two home runs to help the Boston Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves, you would think that was the biggest story of the day. Or that Aaron Cook had a serviceable outing and the bullpen picked him up with four solid innings.
Nope, the big story of the day was the fact it was the last game that Kevin Youkilis played in a Red Sox uniform....