Found May 21, 2013 on
Chicago White Sox
Boston Red Sox
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The White Sox handed Boston its second straight loss in a 3-1 win at US Cellular Field.
Chicago starter Jose Quintana dominated, holding the Red Sox hitless into the 7th inning before unraveling. He gave up three straight hits (including a David Ortiz broken-bat single that opened things up) and was pulled from the game in favor of reliever Jesse Crain, who I still always think is on the Twins because it seems like he's been on the Twins since 1974. Crain got the job done, striking out Will Middlebrooks and Stephen Drew (on a nasty breaking ball) back to back to get out of the inning.
Still down 2-0, the Red Sox entered the 8th looking to put together another run. Salty walked and Ells singled. After a flyout by the pinch-hitting Mike Carp, a wild pitch put them both in scoring position. An Alexei Ramirez error allowed Dustin Pedroia to reach base and a run to come in, with Ortiz in a position to tie things up. Instead, Papi GIDP'd and that was that. #clutch
The White Sox added an insurance run and Addison Reed shut the Red Sox down in a soaked 9th to close it out.
Felix Doubront actually pitched quite well, as he had a one-hitter of his own in the 5th. A ground ball that could have been the third out got under Will Middlebrooks' glove and the White Sox pounced on the opportunity, scoring twice on a Jeff Keppinger home run before Felix could get out of it. Despite being efficient (I'm as shocked to type that as you are to read it), Doubront only lasted six innings, as John Farrell decided the one strong inning after the hiccup in the 5th was a good time to pull him. Farrell also noted in his postgame comments that Doubront's stuff wasn't looking as sharp, and Chicago had right-handers due up in the lineup.
The Red Sox only got four hits, so not much to say there, although Jacoby Ellsbury did provide one of them. So...that's something?
Clay Buchholz takes on Hector Santiago tomorrow to avoid the series sweep.
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Andrew Bailey Called Up Today the Red Sox announced that right-hander Andrew Bailey has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. The corresponding move was sending right-hander Jose De La Torre to Triple-A Pawtucket following Sunday’s game against the Twins. Bailey was placed on the DL on May 6 (retroactive to April 29) due to a right biceps strain. Bailey's season...
The English writer Aldous Huxley once said, "We participate in a tragedy; at a comedy we only look."
That's from Brave New World. Page 84 I think. I'm not really sure as I went to an "alternative" high school for dysfunctional teachers. It was a cross between Glee and Welcome Back, Kotter. Imagine the sweathogs singing...
Shane Victorino missed a couple of games recently with a back issue. Red Sox fans are hoping that he didn’t experience a setback on Monday night.
The Red Sox outfielder left the game against the White Sox in the sixth inning. In the top of the inning, he squibbed a grounder to third and beat out the throw for an infield hit. However, he did not appear to injure himself on the play...
Jacoby Ellsbury, near MVP in 2011 and owner of an injury plagued campaign in 2012, may be getting dropped out of the leadoff spot shortly in the Red Sox lineup.
Manager, John Farrell, indicated Ellsbury may lose claim of being the leadoff hitter if he didn’t turn around his rough start to 2013, which won’t help negotiations in Free Agency as Ellsbury’s contract is set to expire...
Clay Buchholz figures a slump will come his way at some point so he'll enjoy this run while it lasts.
Buchholz pitched five-hit ball over seven innings to improve to 7-0, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 6-2 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
David Ortiz delivered a two-run single in the first off Hector Santiago (1-3) and stole third for the first...
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Jacoby Ellsbury is struggling in a big way right now, but Red Sox manager John Farrell apparently isn’t ready to shuffle his lineup card and remove the center fielder from his customary leadoff spot.
Ellsbury is atop the Boston batting order once again Tuesday night for the second of a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox. The leadoff hitter is batting just .133 (8-for...
Ryan Dempster picked his son up at school, and then he got to play with him on the field at the ballpark.
It was just like the old days. Just at a different ballpark and wearing a different uniform.
Dempster was back in Chicago on Monday when the Boston Red Sox opened a three-game series against the White Sox. It was Dempster's first game in the city as a visiting player since...
Sean Riley, contributing writer
Baseball is unlike any other of the major sports for many reasons, one being the fact that one year a player can have a monster break through season and then just as easily disappear into the corn fields. Daniel Bard is a perfect example of that. Bard came onto the scene with a young, strong arm with great strikeout stuff. He was one of the best set...
Dustin Pedroia‘s bat has been hot as of late and the second baseman is on an 11-game hitting streak entering Monday night’s matchup against the Chicago White Sox. Pedroia is 21-45 (.467), and his hit on Sunday was a bit of a gift from Minnesota Twins left fielder Josh Willingham.
Pedroia hit what looked like a routine double in the ninth with one out and one on, but the ball...
3:59 p.m.: The Red Sox are getting their closer back.
Andrew Bailey was activated from the 15-day disabled list this afternoon. Righty Jose De La Torre was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room on the 25-man roster.
Bailey is 1-0 on the season with five saves and a 1.46 ERA. He has 20 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings.
De La Torre made two appearances in relief for the Red Sox...
Wednesday’s game in Chicago wasn’t a must-win for the Red Sox, but it held a lot of weight. A victory meant a positive end to an overall solid road trip, whereas a loss would have had the Red Sox once again taking a long look at themselves.
The Red Sox started off their nine-game trip by winning five of their first six games, including three straight against the Twins in Minnesota...
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John Farrell said that David Ross is well on his way back, according to Maureen Mullen CSNNE. Ross, who has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list since May 12, has started throwing and hitting off a tee, according to CSNNE. Ross also did 30 minutes on a bike with no return of the symptoms, and Farrell is looking to increase the intensity of the workouts...
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Let's forget that the offense didn't do anything last night, and take a look at the plus side for a second. His name is Felix Doubront, and he pitched really well in 6 innings. He kept us within striking distance the whole game, but as I've already mentioned, the offense didn't get him the run support he needed. I noticed when I flipped back...
A fellow student a few bits ahead of me decided to honor the New York Yankees. I decided it would be funny to honor the Sox right afterwards….apparently doing so at a predominantly Long Island-er populated school was a poor choice!
A.B. That’s the definition of a power move. Kid had a lot of balls to pull that stunt in Yankee territory. Everyone boos, your parents laugh...