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8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox dropped the series opener against former closer Jonathan Papelbon and the Phillies. The team will have a chance to redeem itself on Saturday when Jon Lester takes the hill against Joe Blanton. Lester is coming off his best start of the season, when he walked one and struck out six in a complete-game gem against the Mariners. Lester is 2-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three career starts against the Phillies. Blanton, who is 4-3 with a 2.96 ERA, will likely be reunited with Sox outfielder Daniel Nava. Nearly two years ago, Nava crushed...
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Red Sox fans expecting Daisuke Matsuzaka to be able to help out the Red Sox rotation have been hit with a dose of reality thanks to Dice-K’s less than stellar rehab starts. Last night Dice-K struggled, allowing 5 runs on 7 hits, no walks (the real shocker in his line), and 2 home runs allowed.
In his 5 rehab starts, Dice-K has struggled mightily with allowing home runs. In his...
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Youk played third base for the Pawsox for the first time and went 1-for-3 at the plate. Youk is now 2-for-5 with a single and double in two rehab games with the Pawsox...
I asked two general managers Thursday about Kevin Youkilis.
The first said that he would need to see Youkilis play for an extended period before determining whether his team had interest, citing Youkilis' declining offense, defense and health.
The second said he would not claim Youkilis and the approximately $9 million remaining on his contract if the Red Sox released the veteran...
Editor's note: NESN.com is going to tell the story of the 2012 Red Sox in Bobby Valentine's words. Each game day, we will select the best Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. There's the fire that Red Sox Nation is looking for. Bobby Valentine has finally been ejected from a game as manager of the Red Sox. It took 39 games for the first-year Boston skipper...
The Red Sox kick off their 2012 interleague slate on Friday, and David Ortiz will not be in the starting lineup. The interleague schedule always provides a set of challenges for the Sox, as they're forced to decide what to do with Ortiz when playing in National League ballparks. We saw Adrian Gonzalez briefly shift to the outfield last year, but he'll remain at first base...
PHILADELPHIA –– Ryan Sweeney drew rave reviews for his diving catch in Saturday's victory. But the snag may have produced negative ramifications. The Red Sox outfielder admitted to experiencing headaches in the clubhouse as a result of crashing to the ground on the play, and he insinuated that he could have suffered whiplash. Sweeney underwent tests to determine whether he...
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In the ninth inning of last night's Phillies-Red Sox game, Marlon Byrd grounded out to Jimmy Rollins, who's throw appeared to beat Byrd to the bag by maybe half a step. The throw also appeared to pull Ty Wigginton off of the bag, but first base umpire Gary Darling still called Byrd out. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine went nuclear after the call, wildly gesturing at Darling...
Red Sox (18-20)
Daniel Bard's rough 1st inning put the Sox in an early 4-0 hole en route to a 6-4 loss in the opening game of the 3-game interleague weekend series at Citizens Bank Park. Bard walked 3 in the Phillies' opening frame and all 3 came around to score. He lasted 5 innings, charged with 5 runs on 3 hits, 5 walks and 2 hit batters.The Sox actually outhit the Phillies 8-6 including...
Bobby Valentine has been ejected 38 times as a big league manager. Friday's ejection was his first as skipper of the Red Sox. Valentine was ejected following an argument stemming from a close play at first base in the ninth inning. Marlon Byrd appeared to beat out a throw to first, but first-base umpire Gary Darling ruled the baserunner, Jimmy Rollins, was safe. That led to Valentine...
Doubront has been a pleasant surprise for Sox fans so far in the season. Don't tell anyone, but the Boston Red Sox have been playing quality baseball as of late. Winning six out of their last seven, Boston sits at 18-20 on the season and are currently six and a half games behind the first place Baltimore Orioles. Yes let that sit for a minute, the first-place Baltimore Orioles...
Former Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon and the Phillies begin interleague play against Papelbon's former teammates. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
For the first time since Opening Day, the Phillies are above .500. This, then, marks the first time they enter a series above .500. Just in time for interleague play.
The Phillies host their first interleague series against the...
Times are good for Ortiz, Saltalamacchia and the Boston Red Sox
These are the kind of series wins that good teams get done.
Going on the road against a Philadelphia team that is always a tough out at home, the Boston Red Sox came into Citizens Bank Park and won 2 of 3 games to move 5 back of the Tampa Bay Rays for second place and 7 games back of the Baltimore Orioles for the division...