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BOSTON -- David Ortiz homered twice and the Boston Red Sox returned to .500 with an 11-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Darnell McDonald and Mike Aviles also homered for Boston, and Clay Buchholz (3-1) pitched six solid innings before a minor collapse in the seventh allowed Oakland to get back into it. The Red Sox won for the seventh time in eight games and finished the opening month at 11-11 despite starting the season 1-5. Boston also snapped a five-game home losing streak and scored 10 or more runs for the seventh time this season. Josh Reddick hit a three-run homer for Oakland, which lost its third straight. The Red Sox scored four runs in the second, two in the third and then five in the fifth while chasing Oakland starter Tommy Milone (3-2) after 4 2/3 innings. It appeared to be more than enough offense as Buchholz was cruising with an 11-1 lead before getting tagged for five runs in the seventh. Coco Crisp hit a bases-loaded single with ...
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As far as minor league seasons go, Will Middlebrooks is having a memorable one so far. The Red Sox third base prospect is tearing it up at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2012, mashing nine home runs in 23 games with a .348 batting average to match. If he keeps raking, the team may need to find a spot for him in the big league lineup. Or, circumstance may force their hand. If Kevin Youkilis...
BOSTON –– It's normal to forget that Felix Doubront is a rookie. Prior to Tuesday's 5-3 loss, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine recognized the fact. In Doubront's first four stats, the lefty was arguably the most effective pitcher in the rotation, having allowed 10 runs over 22 innings. For a rookie –– a first-time, full-time starter –– there will be shortcomings...
BOSTON –– Lars Anderson is heading back down to Triple-A. After Tuesday's 5-3 loss against the Athletics, Anderson was summoned into Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's office. Shortly after the conversation, the first baseman and outfielder started cleaning out his locker. The Red Sox haven't announced a corresponding move for Anderson. General manager Ben Cherington...
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Clay Buchholz is off to a horrid start in the early goings of his 2012 season. He does have 2 wins but his ERA sits at 8.87 and his WHIP is a disgusting 1.93. After his last start against the Minnesota Twins there were reports that he looked much better, but in all honesty, besides some sharper movement on his breaking stuff I thought it was another weak effort. If Buchholz were...
The Red Sox offense finally came back alive Monday night in an 11-6 win over the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Boston combined for just two runs in their final two games in Chicago this weekend; the first coming in a 1-0 win Saturday thanks to a strong performance by Jon Lester and the second in a 4-1 loss on Sunday after White Sox starter John Danks kept Boston hitless...
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick flipped over the short outfield wall at Fenway Park on Monday night and landed in the Boston bullpen while chasing a home run hit by Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz.
It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning when Big Papi hit a fly ball to deep right-center field and Reddick chased it to the wall. Reddick timed his jump correctly...
The wet weather across New England left the Red Sox in a vulnerable spot on Tuesday. But it looks like Felix Doubront and the Red Sox will be taking the field for a 7:05 p.m. start, as planned. The second game of Boston's series against the Oakland A's is still schedule to start on time on Tuesday night, according to the Red Sox. Tune into the game on NESN for all your coverage...
The Sox ended a really productive road trip and were hoping that trend continued as they headed home. Clay Buchholz was on the mound for the Sox. Clay hoped to that this outing would head him in the right direction since he's really struggled this year.
Clay wasn't good. He wasn't bad. All in all, he was meh. Actually, he was pretty good until he hit the...
The Sox head back home to Fenway for a three games series with Oakland beginning tonight. Despite yesterday’s 4-1 loss in Chicago, Boston is coming off a very successful road trip. They won the first 6 games in Minnesota and Chicago, getting their record back to .500 (10-10 before Sunday’s defeat) while tempering a [...]
Chapter 2: Escape from Reality
Just like a rousing happy hour after a tough day at work or a Kardashian marathon after a bad breakup, everyone needs a little escape from reality when things aren’t going particularly well.
In the case of the Yankee blogger’s escape from reality, I’m choosing not to discuss the fact that we have some serious starting pitching issues. I’d rather...
Aviles SS Sweeney RF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH Ross LFPunto 3BByrd CF Shoppach C
Game time is at 2:10pm EST. The game will be on NESN/mlb.tv
Edited: Lineup changed. Youk was a late scratch and Punto is in at 3B instead. No reason given as of yet. (1:35pm EST)