Found May 09, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Tim Wakefield
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
As someone who spent 19 years in the majors, Tim Wakefield knows that a 162-game season is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. All teams experience patches of adversity throughout the season-long grind, and Wake says that it’s when things aren’t going to plan that you discover the true character of a team. The Red Sox are falling into their first funk of 2013, as they have lost five of their last six games after jumping out to one of the best starts in franchise history. Check out Wakefield’s take on the Sox’ recent struggles, plus a look at newly promoted Jose De La Torre, in the video above.

How The Red Sox Are Using Jonny Gomes

It was easy to see the train of thought that Red Sox GM Ben Cherington took this offseason. The American League has long been a conference that has boasted good hitting, and combated with equally good pitching. With this knowledge in toe, the Sox built their 2013 model around the ability to match up favorably against right and left handed pitching. A byproduct of this bigger thought...

Should the Red Sox be concerned about Will Middlebrooks?

It’s been a little over a calendar year since the Red Sox called up Will Middlebrooks to the majors. Kevin Youkilis went on the DL, and Middlebrooks took over and won the hearts of Boston fans, even in the midst of a miserable season for the Sox. In his first 41 games, he hit .326/.365/.583. It was a fantastic line, especially for a rookie. His performance, coupled with injuries...

Logjam Atop AL East Adds Importance to Upcoming Stretch for Red Sox (Video)

Heading into Friday night, the Red Sox, Orioles and Yankees sat tied for first place in the American League East — though New York technically held an edge by percentage point. Boston’s recent struggles, coupled with the O’s season-long consistency and the Yankees’ surprising success despite a glut of injuries, have created some intense competition in one of baseball’s...

Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan may miss rest of season

  Boston Red Sox closer Joel Hanrahan, who pitched to just four batters on Monday, was placed on the 60 day disabled list on Thursday.  His visit with Dr. James Andrews revealed damage to the flexor muscle tendon of his right forearm. As reported by Jason Mastrodonato of, "Hanrahan, who was on his way back from Alabama as of Friday afternoon, will discuss...

Red Sox call up reliever Jose De La Torre from Pawtucket

  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...

Will Middlebrooks Back From Run in With Ross

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...

Red Sox Pitchers Already Taking Batting Practice to Help Prevent Injuries During Interleague Play

The Red Sox don’t open up their road interleague slate for another three weeks. But that doesn’t mean they’re not already preparing. Red Sox pitchers have already begun taking batting practice. Boston doesn’t travel to an interleague park until May 29 in Philadelphia, but manager John Farrell thinks extra preparation swinging the bat will serve the club well when it does...

Video: Ryan Dempster's Motivation

Here is a commercial from the Boston Red Sox about starting pitcher Ryan Dempster's motivation each time he takes the mound. Your browser does not support iframes. Follow Ian on Twitter @soxanddawgs. And be sure to like us on Facebook as well.

John Lackey’s Costly Miscue Continues Trend of Overall Progress Being Overshadowed

John Lackey really can’t catch a break. Lackey pitched very well in Thursday’s loss to the Twins, yet it’s one play that ultimately doomed his outing and overshadowed everything else that went right. What makes the whole situation stink even more for Lackey is that it isn’t the first time this season he’s had an unfortunate sequence bury him. The Red Sox jumped out to a...

Battle of the Youth

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 He'll match up against Jose Hernandez, and it should be an interesting matchup of two promising young talents. According to, Webster hit an average velocity of 95 during his last start in April. He is currently...

Blue Jays-Red Sox Preview

Once owners of the best record in the majors, the slumping Boston Red Sox now find themselves out of the top spot in the AL East for the first time this season. The Red Sox hope to get back on track and avoid their seventh loss in eight games Friday night when they open a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Boston (21-14) has one win since a major league...

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Jon Lester Tasked With Getting Sox Back on Track Against Jays

5:10 p.m.: Joel Hanrahan visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his throwing arm on Friday. The right-hander is dealing with an injury to his flexor muscle tendon, and he’ll be out at least two months after being transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. There is a possibility that Hanrahan’s season is over, but manager John Farrell said that no decision...

Shield the kids' eyes...this one was UG-LEE

And it was ugly almost from the very start. Following a lead-off strikeout of Jamey Carroll by Red Sox rookie starting pitcher Allen Webster, the Twins banged across 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning en route to a 15-8 rout of Boston at Fenway Park. Webster (pictured) didn't get through the 2nd inning, going 1.2 innings charged with 8 runs (all earned) on 6 hits (2 were...

Afternoon Red Sox Delight - 5/9

After getting spanked last night, the Boston Red Sox look to salvage a split of their four-game series tonight with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports North. And if you can...
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