Found August 24, 2012 on
Sox and Dawgs:
As I was gathering my thoughts to write about last night's Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game, I didn't really know what to say. I thought about not writing anything at all because I wasn't sure if there were any words to describe what happened.
Then I thought about it some more.
If you wanted to know how the 2012 season has gone for the Red Sox, all you needed to do is watch last night's game.
Things started out swimmingly for them as they got off to a 6-0 lead. And if you turned off the channel and came back 20 minutes or so later, the Red Sox were losing 8-6. By the time all was said and done, the Angels walked out of historic Fenway Park with a 14-13 win in 10 innings and a three game sweep of the local nine.
So what did the Red Sox in last night?
Obviously it wasn't the offense. They did their collective jobs.
Dustin Pedroia led the way with four hits and five RBIs, including a 3-run blast in the 2nd inning. Pedro Ciriaco had a f...
BEST OF MAXIM
As time passes, the less likely it is that the Sox will not walk away from this deal. In fact, Tom Werner wants this thing done very soon. To fill roster spots that will be available as a result of the trade, the Sox will call up Jose Iglesias, and outfielder, Che-Hsuan Lin.
In anticipation of their megadeal with the Dodgers being finalized
today, the Red Sox have summoned...
The sentiment for the 2012 Red Sox (and really, the end-of-2011 Red Sox as well) was never that this team lacked the pieces to win. From proven bats to fiery starters, Boston was loaded with talent, and it had young help waiting to come up, too. The problem throughout the much-maligned last September, creeping into this year and dragging the team down hard as the summer went on,...
Nick Punto was the first to tip his cap to Boston and its fans. Now Adrian Gonzalez is joining him. Punto and Gonzalez, two pieces of a giant trade that is also sending Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford to the Dodgers, both bid farewell to Boston on Saturday as reports swirled that their trade to the Dodgers had been completed and they were already flying to Los Angeles. Gonzalez tweeted...
As long as Franklin Morales isn't playing the Yankees, he's been solid. It's good news, then, that the Red Sox aren't playing the Yankees on Thursday night. Instead, Morales will face the Angels in the hopes of avoiding a sweep and continuing to build his resume as a starter for the Red Sox. The Halos are still a pretty good team, though, so he will have his work...
Mauro Gomez has been called up three different times to the Boston Red Sox this year. In his first two stints, he hadn't hit a home run.
Well now in his third cup of coffee with the local nine, Gomez can now say that he has hit a home run in the big leagues as he hit a solo homer off Kansas City Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie in the 2nd inning of Saturday night's game....
It now rests in the hands of Red Sox upper management where two of their star players will ultimately end up. According to a report from ESPN ScoreCenter, both first baseman Adrian Gonzalez and pitcher Josh Beckett were claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers, leaving the Sox to either trade them, allow them to leave, or retain them. They are also apparently trying to shop...
I think it's very important that we count down the Boston Red Sox Magic Numbers for playoff elimination. This will be calculated periodically based on their distance between the AL East leader and the #2 Wild Card leader.
8/24: Current Red Sox Record 59-66
AL East Magic Number: 25 (New York Yankees 72-52)
Wildcard #2 Magic Number: 30 (Tigers/A's/Orioles 67-57)
While everyone was talking about the blockbuster trade and if and when it was going to happen, the Red Sox took the mound and actually ended their losing streak. Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox and there was the much needed return of David Ortiz.
Lester took the mound and hoped to build on his last few outings. Lester was given a couple of runs in the bottom of the...
Oh, well... so much for the Greatest Team Evah.I feel like the mutt reporter in the final moments of "King Kong." A kid points to the gorilla on the sidewalk, and I say, "It wasn't them planes that killed the beast. T'was beauty that killed the beast." No, I'm not saying Carl Crawford is pretty.The word is hubris, folks. Hubris. Whenever the dictator...
Scott Podsednik LFDustin Pedroia 2BJacoby Ellsbury CFCody Ross RFMauro Gomez 1BJarrod Saltalamacchia CRyan Lavarnway DHMike Aviles SSPedro Ciriaco 3B
Aaron Cook SP
Red Sox Hit Reboot, Dodgers Pick Up Pieces | FanGraphs Baseball
Headed to Los Angeles: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, and Nick Punto.
Chad Moriyama – Trade Analysis: Dodgers Blockbuster Improves Team But Carries Significant Risk + GIF Reactions
A Dodgers blogger’s take on the big trade.
Bruce Bochy aims at .500
After last night’s victory, Bruce Bochy is now at...
NESN’s Jenny Dell has been the LONE BRIGHT SPOT in this LOST Red Sox season. “The Baconator” has maintained a POSITIVE attitude and continues to flash that MILLION DOLLAR smile game after MEANINGLESS game.
She has made EVERYONE forget about Heidi What’s Her Name.
But some fans’ INFATUATION has bordered on CREEPY and DOWNRIGHT STALKERISH.
First off, the still...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox are close to completing to completing a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers, according to multiple sources. There are two proposed mega deals on the table right now, things are serious, and a deal could be done today. The first proposed deal would send Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers. The other is a reported...