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Boston Red Sox
They say you can’t have good pitching without good defense, and Allen Webster might put that mantra to the test on Wednesday with Pedro Ciriaco manning the hot corner.
Ciriaco could be seeing some increased playing time at third base in the coming days and, after a shaky defensive performance on Tuesday night against the Twins, will certainly be the focus of some scrutiny as he subs in for the injured Will Middlebrooks on a rainy night Wednesday. Middlebrooks and catcher David Ross will have the night off to start against Minnesota one day removed from colliding into each other in pursuit of a foul ball.
While the prognosis for both players seems positive, the Red Sox will play Ciriaco at third and Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the plate for Webster’s second career major league start. He pitched six strong innings in his debut on April 21 against the Royals while allowing two runs and striking out five. He’ll get his second taste of the bigs against yet another American League Centra...
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Allen Webster is making his second start of his major league career Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins, and this one has a little more spice to it than his last one.
Why? Instead of filling in as a spot starter in the April 21 double header against the Kansas City Royals, he is nudging out Félix Doubront out of the starting rotation.
Joel Hanrahan, of course, overshadowed...
There aren't many spot starts that fans get as excited for as they did when Allen Webster was called upon to take the mound against the Twins Wednesday night. Webster went from the young gun slinger to another Pawtucket hand me down in less than 24 hours against Minnesota. Webster was chased after pitching just 1 2/3 innings and being charged with 8 earned runs last night. Certainly...
After colliding while pursuing a foul pop-up in the top of the fifth inning, Red Sox catcher David Ross and third baseman Will Middlebrooks both exited Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins. Ross exited soon after the collision, while Middlebrooks stayed in the game for a couple of innings before Pedro Ciriaco replaced him at third base in the seventh inning. The team...
Allen Webster will get his second start tonight. Photo from the Boston Globe.
Allen Webster is set to make his second career start tonight, according to mlb.com. He'll match up against Jose Hernandez, and it should be an interesting matchup of two promising young talents. According to mlb.com, Webster hit an average velocity of 95 during his last start in April. He is currently...
After seven long years pitching in the minor leagues and going through Tommy John Surgery in 2008, Jose De La Torre will finally get his chance to pitch in the majors. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Allen Webster, who struggled against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday allowing eight runs in less than two innings, to make room for De La Torre. Since being acquired...
The Red Sox bullpen seemed to be in pretty good shape so far this season, until closers Andrew Bailey and Joel Hanrahan were both placed on the disabled list on Monday.
Right-hander Junichi Tazawa will close games until either Bailey or Hanrahan is healthy enough to return. The shakeup in the back of the bullpen has had an effect on the starting rotation as well. Fourth starter...
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According to Red Sox manager John Farrell, both David Ross and Will Middlebrooks were classified as day-to-day after leaving the Sox’ 6-1 loss to the Twins early Tuesday night. Middlebrooks (right side...
Will Middlebrooks, the third base middle-of-the-order bat for the Boston Red Sox, was removed in the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game after colliding with backup catcher, David Ross.
Middlebrooks, who has developed a reputation for being injury prone in his young career, stayed in the game immediately after the collision (Ross left immediately) in the fifth inning, but eventually...
The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed closer Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right forearm. This is a major blow as a few days ago the organization also lost Andrew Bailey for a minimum of a few weeks. To take Hanrahan’s spot on the active roster, Boston has decided to recall right-handed pitcher Allen Webster from their Triple-A Pawtucket minor...
Extra inning games can have one of two effects: a rally cry, or a “I’m kind of tired” cry.
This time the Red Sox could not bounce back, and the series is now even. Here are the Four Bases:
First Base: His game today may have highlighted his fielding problems, but it was already evident that Pedro Ciriaco is no shortstop. One of my friends that is a Twins fan sent me a great...
The Red Sox will get their starting third baseman back Thursday night, as Will Middlebrooks is scheduled to get the start after sitting out Wednesday’s contest with lingering soreness from his collision with David Ross. Ross will also be back in the lineup in the series finale, allowing Red Sox Nation to breathe a collective sigh of relief that both injuries turned out to be minor...
It appears that David Ross won’t be out for long after injuring his leg during a collision with third baseman Will Middlebrooks on Tuesday night.
Pete Abraham caught up with the Red Sox backup catcher, who said he could probably play if he played a different position. The Red Sox listed Ross’ injury as a left quad contusion.
“Obviously I’m a little sore, but I think I just...
The Red Sox might have lost more than a game on Tuesday night after a couple of injuries left the team without Will Middlebrooks and David Ross for the later innings. That said, they still did lose a game in pretty unattractive fashion.
Boston couldn’t solve Twins starter Scott Diamond and only scratched across one run in the ninth inning to avoid a shutout while falling 6-1 to...
April spoils have brought May turmoil.
The Red Sox have now lost four out of their last five, and their pitching looks as thin as ever. There was no consolation prize either – David Ortiz went 0-5, ending his 27 game hitting streak.
Here are the Four Bases:
First Base: To say the least, Allen Webster‘s start was not the one that John Farrell was looking for. Despite his very...
Add a couple more names to the growing list of the battered and the broken.
Red Sox catcher David Ross (left quad) and third baseman Will Middlebrooks (right side) both left Tuesday night’s 6-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins after colliding near the visitors dugout. Both are described as day-to-day. Not sure why, but I had a Beltre/Ellsbury flashback...