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ZEBULON, N.C.- In a pitcher’s duel, the Salem Red Sox’s hitting came at just the right times to top the Carolina Mudcats 2-1 on Tuesday night.
A home run by the Salem first baseman Matt Gedman was just what the Red Sox needed to hold off and extend the Mudcats’ losing streak.
At the end of three innings, Carolina Mudcats right-handed pitcher Cody Anderson was leading the way with six strikeouts, while the Mudcats’ offense still had yet to have a runner on the bases.
Anderson started the fourth inning for the Mudcats by hitting the Red Sox third baseman Garin Cecchini to put him on first, but he quickly went back to the dugout after a right fielder Keury De La Cruz grounded the ball to Mudcats second baseman Zack MacPhee, who kicked off the double play.
The Mudcats finally broke their hitting slump when shortstop Francisco Lindor singled down the left field line, but he was thrown out after first baseman Jerrud Sabourin grounded into a fielder’s choice followed by a Jordan Smith grou...
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David Ortiz was off to a scorching start before a controversial column was published. He then went in a small slump and said the column was not to blame.
After a DL stint and a slow start Drew has settled in nicely
When the Red Sox signed Stephen Drew in the off-season on a one-year deal it drew quite a bit on skepticism from Red Sox Nation. The Sox remembered his older brother J.D. who made $14 million over 5 slightly above average seasons in Boston. Drew was not the type of player that the Red Sox fans generally embrace, particularly...
Boston Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey threw a successful
bullpen session yesterday and could rejoin the team within a week, according to
Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe.
Bailey threw 25 pitches during the session before the Red
Sox contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. He said he felt fine, as he was watched
by manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves...
Tropicana Field is full of quirks, and the Red Sox fell victim to one of them on Tuesday night.
Instead of getting back on the right track and cruising to a victory after a first-inning home run by David Ortiz. the Sox sputtered the rest of the way in dropping another game. That makes Boston losers in nine of its last 11 games, as the Red Sox continue to tumble further down the standings...
POW! RIGHT IN THE KISSER!
Your browser does not support iframes. A Tampa Bay Rays fan was hit in the face with a home run ball during Wednesday night's game at Tropicana Field. It happened in the eighth inning as Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks hit the home run to right field. A fan in the front row tried to catch it with his bare hands, but the ball bounced off his hands and directly...
What’s happening here?
That’s the million-dollar question in Boston right now, as the Red Sox, who began the season in a big way, suddenly find themselves in the midst of a rough patch. Every team goes through some struggles over the course of a 162-game season, but the whole situation has some Sox fans wondering where exactly this team is headed.
Are the Red Sox more like the...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz put his effort where his mouth is. He is selling autographed bats with 100-percent of proceeds going to the OneFund.
In the weeks leading up to opening day, Boston was projected for a season of mediocrity in the wake of a 2012 season marred by injury, poor play, and clubhouse disunity.
Amongst the many questions surrounding the Boston club heading into the season included whether newcomer third baseman Will Middlebrooks would build off of his success from last season.
While having a very respectable...
The last time we saw the Tampa Bay Rays, they were sputtering and the Red Sox were riding high. Now, the tables have turned a bit.
The Red Sox are the ones struggling as the two teams meet up on Tuesday night, but Boston still has an edge in the standings over the Rays. That could change quickly if John Lackey can’t help right the ship for the Sox, but all signs point to him being...
Yesterday in a bullpen session, Andrew Bailey threw 25 pitches off the mound without hinder.
This is the first time he has thrown off a real mound since going on the disabled list on May 5th. It is a significant step and Andrew Bailey stated that it all felt normal.
He threw all of his pitches and the Red Sox will have him pitch a simulated game on Thursday before deciding if he...
A rough patch like this was inevitable. The Red Sox were not going to win two out of their three games like they did in April the entire season. that would result in a 108-64 record, which is unrealistic, especially in the American League East.
That being said, this team has allowed their AL East opponents to already gain the ground in just the first two weeks of May. What was once...
To say things are not going well for Daniel Bard is an understatement.
Disastrous is closer to the truth.
Last night at Double A Portland, Daniel Bard put up his worst minor league outing yet. He walked five batters, threw two wild pitches, and gave up two runs in one plus innings. Only eight of thirty pitches were thrown for strikes.
He went in for the 6th inning, got through...
The Red Sox knew that there were health issues when they traded for Hanrahan.
Per MLBTR, Buster Olney was on the Mut & Merloni radio show in Boston, and spoke during the interview about the Joel Hanrahan trade. Olney mentioned that the Red Sox, along with “many teams”, were aware that there were health issues with Hanrahan. Olney said that’s why the Pirates didn’t...
Sean Riley, Contributing Writer
Through 38 games this season the Boston Red Sox have struck out 317 times as a team. To really put that into perspective they could potentially break the American League strikeout record of 1,387 for a season. Fortunately the Houston Astros will likely hit that mark before Boston does with there league leading 381 strikeouts already.
5:30 p.m.: The main storyline entering this game is obviously the pitching matchup, which includes two of baseball’s elite lefties. Here’s a look at the guys who will be forced to generate offense against Jon Lester and David Price.
Red Sox (22-17)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Shane Victorino, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jonny Gomes, LF
Will Middlebrooks, 3B...