Found April 08, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
Alex Avila's 2-out, 2-run home run off Red Sox reliever Mark Melancon gave the Tiger a 13-12 win and a 3-game sweep of the Red Sox to open the 2012 season.Adrian Gonzalez had two hits, including his first home run of the season, in the Easter Sunday finale of the opening weekend series of the 2012 baseball season.With the Sox offense struggling in the first two games, manager Bobby Valentine juggled things a bit putting Nick Punto in the leadoff spot and moving Jacoby Ellsbury into the two hole. Ellsbury was one of six Red Sox hitters with multiple hits (2); Gonzalez (2), Dustin Pedroia (2), David Ortiz (3), Punto (3) and Mike Aviles (3) were the others.Boston starting pitcher Clay Buchholz went 4 rocky innings allowing all 7 Tigers runs on 8 hits and 2 walks. For Buchholz, it was his first Major League start since last June. Four of those runs came in a 31-pitch first inning.NOTES - Red Sox reliever Vicente Padilla did an outstanding job out of the bullpen pitching 4 innings...

Red Sox Manager Bobby Valentine Already on Hot Seat in Boston?

New Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine is not off to the sort of start that anyone wanted to see, especially considering how disappointing last season finished. But after just three games, could Valentine already be on the managerial hot seat? It may sound ridiculous, but there is a little bit of truth to that belief. Valentine already had his detractors even before...

Scout: Beckett was the wost I've ever seen him

From ESPN Boston: DETROIT -- Other notes, quotes and gloats before the third game of the season:* One major-league scout watching Saturday's game said that was the worst he had ever seen Josh Beckett pitch. "He topped out at 92,'' the scout said. "And he must have thrown 15 center cuts -- you can't do that.'' Center cut is jargon for cut fastballs...

Josh Beckett, Clay Buchholz Need to Be Much Better to Take Pressure Off Back End of Red Sox Rotation

This is why the top of the Red Sox rotation is so important. It is vital that the Big Three of Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz pitch well this season. There's too much uncertainty surrounding the back end of the rotation. Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard have three major league starts on their combined resumes. Bard hasn't served as a starter since he was pitching...

Vicente Padilla a Bright Spot for Red Sox Pitching Staff Going Into Toronto Matchup (Video)

It was a first few games to forget for most of the Red Sox' pitchers, but Vicente Padilla did his job for Boston. Padilla came on in relief for Boston on Sunday and went four sparkling innings, allowing no runs as Boston's offense continued to produce. The rest of the staff blew two saves and allowed 13 runs. Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy make the case on Red Sox Gameday LIVE...

Jacoby Ellsbury Gets Ketel One Honorable Moment Treatment for Walkoff Hits That Carried Sox, Showed Center Fielder’s Skill

Jacoby Ellsbury always had hints of greatness. Fleet-footed in center, a terror on the bases, more than able at the plate -- Ellsbury was the proof that the Red Sox were doing something right on the farm. He was part of the next great wave for Boston. But before Ellsbury could fulfill all of those expectations, he went on a few injury detours. No one needs the gory details, but let...

Around the Minors 4/9

Pawtucket Red Sox Box Score Overview It’s a shame that Iglesias is off to such a poor start, as Mike Aviles has been pretty terrible too. Lavarnway also has struggled early, going 0-4 today and hitting .167 so far. Middlebrooks wasn’t bad today, going 1-4 witha a strikeout. The PawSox were shut down offensively today, with the only PawSox players with good games are Che...

Beat Farming: Hill and Miller look good in Greenville

Who has the time to keep up with all of the Sox minor league teams? We'll do all the work to keep you updated with the beat on the farm. Notable Performance: Aaron Cook (SP): CG (7IP), 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 K, 2 BB Box Score Notable Performances: Jason Repko (DH): 2-for-3, 2 singles Mauro Gomez (1B): 1-for-4, Solo HR Alex Wilson (SP): 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 7...

Aceves Gets First Save In Sox Win

The Red Sox looked to Felix Doubront to put a stop to the skid that has started the Red Sox season.  It was starting to have a very eerie feeling of 2011.  Doubront came out like gangbusters in spring training and all of Red Sox Nation hoped he would do the same in his first start of the season.  (Photo Credit: AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn) Doubront did just that...

Can Jacoby Ellsbury Have Another 30/30 Season in 2012?

How can Jacoby Ellsbury follow up his 2011 season? After becoming the first Red Sox player to join the 30/30 club by hitting 30 home runs and stealing 30 bases, Ellsbury will likely be playing this year with a chip on his shoulder. He finished second in MVP voting to Justin Verlander, so it stands to reason he might have his sights set even higher in 2012 to get himself over the...

Will Adrian Gonzalez Lead the Red Sox in Home Runs This Season?

The Red Sox are certainly no strangers to the long ball. While the Sox are without a homer on the year through two games, they were on the wrong end of five by the Tigers on Saturday afternoon. They'll look to reverse that trend on Easter Sunday when they take on Detroit in the hopes of salvaging one win out of the opening three-game set. While Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera...

How we see it goin' down: Red Sox - Blue Jays series

First Pitch: Monday 7:07, Tuesday 7:07, Wednesday 12:37 Arms: Monday: Felix Doubront, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Henderson Alvarez, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) Tuesday: Daniel Bard, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. Kyle Drabek, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) Wednesday: Jon Lester, LHP (0-0, 1.29 ERA)  vs. Ricky Romero, LHP (0-0, 7.20 ERA) Yard: Rogers Centre   Watch it:  NESN  Hear it:  WEEI The Matchup...

History Reveals Mixed Bag When Comparing Slow Starts for Red Sox, Yankees (Video)

The last time the Red Sox and the Yankees were 0-3, you may have heard, was way back in 1966. A lot's changed since then, obviously, but NESN Nation's Dan Duquette ventured to take a look back and see what else happened in 1966. Maybe that year wasn't so bad after all. Join NESN Nation: In-game home page | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube

The Boston Red Sox disappoint in their opening weekend against the Detroit Tigers

Well I really can't imagine a worse possible start for the 2012 Boston Red Sox as they were swept by the Detroit Tigers this weekend.  It wasn't the fact they now begin the season 0-3, but more of the manner on how they lost each game.  When they hit, they couldn't pitch, when they pitched, they couldn't hit.  Today I'm doing a little better and...

Game 3: Red Sox @ Tigers

                            Time: 1:05 PM ET Red Sox Punto 3B Ellsbury CF Pedroia 2B Gonzalez 1B Ortiz DH McDonald LF Sweeney RF Aviles SS Shoppach C Interesting lineup today to say the least.
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