Found March 09, 2012 on
10:30 a.m.:The Boston Red Sox look to rebound from their 9-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at 7:05 at JetBlue Park. Clay Buchholz takes the mound for his second spring training start of the year. Buchholz was solid in his first outing, pitching two scoreless innings giving up no hits and two walks to go along with two strikeouts. It was the first start for Buchholz since June, after he missed the rest of the season due to a stress fracture in his back. First pitch is at 7:05,...

Boston Red Sox 2012 Preview: Obstacles to Redemption

You can’t just forget the worst collapse in baseball history.  Memory doesn’t work that way. The adage holds that those who do not learn from their past are doomed to repeat it, and if the Boston Red Sox can’t avoid the pitfalls that ruined their 2011 then another disappointment could be in store.  But at the same time, dwelling on the negative is of little use; this club...

Josh Beckett Improves in Second Outing, Bolstered By Jose Iglesias' 'Sick' Defense

JUPITER, Fla. –– Jose Iglesias scurried all around the infield. In the second inning, the Red Sox shortstop started by making a sliding stop on David Freese’s grounder and firing a bullet to first base for the out. On the ensuing at-bat, Cardinals designated hitter Matt Adams hit a sharp grounder to second base. As the ball rolled, Iglesias bolted in front of Dustin Pedroia...

Pirates 7, Red Sox 4

Andrew McCutchen had two RBI doubles and also singled in three at-bats to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 in exhibition play Friday night. McCutchen just missed two homers, doubling off the Green Monster replica in the third and fifth innings. Right-hander Clay Buchholz started for the Red Sox. He went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with...

Vote: Who Should Be the Red Sox' Opening Day Starter?

Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine isn't tipping his hand when it comes to naming the team's Opening Day starter, and he isn't in any hurry to do so either. "I am prepared to [name it]," Valentine said, "but I'm not going to. I want to be last. Can I be the last one to name the Opening Day starter? I can do that, right?" Of course you can, coach....

Grapefruit League Game 7: Rays at Red Sox

Time: 7:05 PM TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI Red Sox Punto 2B Iglesias SS Ellsbury CF Gonzalez 1B Saltalamacchia C Youkilis 3B McDonald LF Linares RF Hassan DH Pitching: RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Alfredo Aceves, RHP Clayton Mortensen, RHP Matt Albers, RHP Junichi Tazawa. Rays Jennings LF Upton CF Zobrist 2B Joyce RF Keppinger 3B Vogt DH Johnson 1B Brignac SS Gimenez C Pitching: RHP...

What Happened To Michael Bowden?

It was just a few short years ago that the names Buchholz and Bowden  evoked a smile across the face of fans in Red Sox Nation. Not for what they were doing on the field, but for the potential the two promised coming out of a nationally respected farm system in Pawtucket. Buchholz burst onto [...]

Beckett, Iglesias looking good

Looks like Beckett and Saltalamacchia are going to get along just fine after all. Joshy threw three scoreless innings against the Cardinals today, and he only needed 30 pitches to get those 9 outs.  While he didn't strike anyone out, he didn't walk anyone either.  Pair that with his last outing (2 IP, 1 hit, 2 BB), and I don't see any reason to question their chemistry...

Cardinals 9, Red Sox 3

Josh Beckett increased his repertoire of pitches for his second spring training start, and the result was similar to his first outing. Beckett gave up two hits in three scoreless innings but the Boston Red Sox lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 9-3 on Thursday. He has allowed three hits and no runs in five innings this spring. ''I threw everything I wanted to throw,'&...

Top 5 Hottest Boston Red Sox Wives

A.B. My judgement skills are flawed. I can’t make a decision here. A top 10 NHL hockey jerseys list, no problem. But ordering Red Sox wives for some reason leaves me with a serious case of writers block. I think it’s because I can’t separate them from their husbands or the scenarios. Like being introduced by Donald Trump makes me want to drop Lindsay Buchholz to #5. But she...

Jonathan Papelbon's Comments Regarding Boston Fans, Philadelphia Fans Shouldn't Offend Red Sox Nation

Jonathan Papelbon is losing fans from the Boston area by the minute. But at the same time, the right-hander is quickly gaining a stamp of approval throughout Philadelphia. Much of that stems from Papelbon's recent comments comparing the two fan bases. "The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game...

Red Sox Live Blog: Daniel Bard Continues Transition to Starting Rotation Against Rays

8 a.m. ET: Daniel Bard will take the ball for his second start of spring training on Saturday. Digging in against the hard-throwing righty are the Tampa Bay Rays. Bard threw two no-hit innings against the Orioles in his first spring start, a game the Sox eventually went on to win, 5-4. The reliever-turned starter threw 31 pitches in that contest, 21 of which were strikes, but he...

King of Spring

So far, Mr. Cody Ross is making a hell of an impression. He's been hitting great, and yesterday he hit a weak ball that was misplayed, so he turned an easy out into being safe at first. Hustle -- nice to see.This guy is 31, and he dipped a bit last year after several really good years. Let's hope his great spring continues into the season.Meanwhile Vicente Padilla, who at...

Grapefruit League: Red Sox Lineup vs. Cardinals 3/8/12

Here is today's lineup vs. the Cards: Ellsbury CFPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BMcDonald LFMiddlebrooks 3BHassan DHRepko RFIglesias SS Beckett SP Game time is at 1:05pm EST. 
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