Found May 20, 2013 on
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Lon Lester stumbled out of the gate early and the offense had plenty of chances to make a comeback but fall just short as the White Sox take the first game of the series, 6-4.
Lester was able to get two quick outs in the first but Alex Rios was able to get a single, Paul Konerko was able to draw a walk and then all of a sudden, Lester leaves a meatball to Adam Dunn and he puts one into the bleachers for a 3-0 White Sox lead.
Next inning, it was the same thing all over again: two quick outs but Lester wasn't able to close the inning. Instead the White Sox gets three consecutive doubles from Tyler Greene, Alejandro de Aza, and Alexei Ramirez to make it 5-0 Chicago.
Meanwhile on offense the Red Sox made Dylan Axelrod look pretty good. He was pitching to contact a whole bunch and the Sox couldn't get anything going until the third where Jarrod Saltlamacchia was able to muscle one to centerfield to make it a 5-2 game. It was Salty's 5th homer of the year and was the only person in the lineup with multiple hits. As for Alexrod, he went six innings, giving up just the two runs on four hits. He walked one & struck out two.
Then in the fifth, Lester failed to get out of another jam unscathed as Dayan Viciedo got a base hit with two men on to bring another run in and make it a 6-2 game. Lester (6-1) was able to get through six innings, giving up six earned rus on seven hits, walking three and striking out two.
The Sox were able to get two runs back, thanks to an RBI double from Will Middlebrooks in the 7th to make it a 6-4 game. They also had some chances off of White Sox closer Addison Reed in the ninth, as both Middlebrooks and Salty had high drives that fell to the warning track to clinch it for Chicago.
It was a very frustrating game as the opportunities were there but the Sox couldn't put it together. Jacoby Ellsbury was extremely frustrating tonight as he grounded out to the second basemen four times, including one for a double play. Shane Victorino was also taken out of the sixth for what's being called "hamstring tightness." He'll be day-to-day.
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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 Boston Red Sox have been without shortstop Stephen Drew for the past two nights after he suffered a back injury. While Drew's injury sounds painful -- he described it as "hypertension on my spine" -- he said told Rob Bradford of WEEI.com that he doesn't plan on sitting out much longer.
“I hope so. I don’t plan on sitting out much longer,” said
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
1:05 p.m.: Jacoby Ellsbury will finally get his day off.
Ellsbury, who has played in every game this season, was scheduled to have Saturday night off, but Shane Victorino’s absence because of a back issue meant Ellsbury needed to remain in the Red Sox’ lineup. Victorino will return on Sunday, and he’ll play center field and lead off for the first time this season while Ellsbury...
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...
After a 12-5 rout last night, the Boston Red Sox look to go for the sweep this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.
First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 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...
I am a little behind as I miss read the start time.
Jake Peavy is on the mound and fingers crossed today is better than yesterday.
*0 – 0
Sox - Alejandro De Aza(walk), Alexei Ramirez(hit into double play), Alex Rios(line out)
Angels - (ground out to first)(struck out)(fly out to center)
*0 – 0
Sox - Adam Dunn(struck out...