Found September 29, 2012 on
Sox and Dawgs:
The one problem with pitchers who throw a sinker is that when the pitch doesn't sink, it usually ends up being a long night for them and their team. And that's exactly what happened last night for Aaron Cook and the Boston Red Sox.
The Baltimore Orioles continued their magical run as they got six runs in the first inning on their way to a 9-1 win over the visiting team from Boston.
The win for the O's allowed them to keep pace in the AL East race with the New York Yankees who also won last night. The O's remain one game behind the Yankees. The O's are still atop the AL Wild Card standings and are 1/2 game ahead of the Oakland A's for the top spot.
The only hit the Red Sox managed last night came with the first batter of the game, Scott Podsednik. And it came on a bunt. It also led to their first run of the game as he was able to advance to second on a throwing error. He went to third on a Pedro Ciriaco sacrifice bunt and came in to score on a Dustin Pe...
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When the Red Sox acquired Mark Melancon last December in a trade with the Astros, they expected him to be a vital piece of the bullpen. But Melancon has been far from the lights-out closer who shined in Houston. Through his first 33 games for the Red Sox, which were interrupted with a nearly two-month-long detour to Pawtucket, Melancon had a 7.71 ERA. This September, however, he...
Jacoby Ellsbury continues to remain sidelined by some cryptic "situation" which won't allow him to play, and that's unfortunate for the Red Sox as they open their second-to-last series of the year, being that, according to stats guru Bill James, the center fielder remains the hottest hitter in the Sox' lineup. That being said, Dustin Pedroia is right on his...
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Ex-captain Jason Varitek [stats]
is now a member of the front office, a special assistant to general
manager Ben Cherington, and for someone who was here in uniform just a
year ago, he sounded ready and...
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 a Valentine quote that sums up the day for the Red Sox. One year later, the divide between the Orioles and Red Sox is massive. On this date last year, Baltimore capped Boston's September collapse by defeating them in a one-run game. This time...
Felix Doubront pitched the final game of his rookie season on Saturday night and the Boston Red Sox lost to the Baltimore Orioles 4-3. While Doubront will end the season with a loss, he showed the poise of a veteran starter.The left-hander went seven innings, allowed three earned runs and fanned 10 batters, but gave up two critical home runs that wound up being the difference in...
Terry Francona has joined Sandy Alomar Jr. as a candidate to become manager of the Cleveland Indians.
Alomar prepared for his first game as interim manager Friday, a day after Manny Acta was fired. General manager Chris Antonetti said both were candidates and others currently employed by teams could become part of the search.
''I'm excited and I'm honored that they...
BOSTON, Ma – At this point in the year you may be well more interested in what the vendors favorite concessions are to sell walking up and down the aisles than the Red Sox themselves. But the games go on for Boston, and their outcomes are shaping the American League playoff picture. After dropping the final [...]
Terry Francona is a candidate for the Cleveland Indians managerial opening, according to major-league sources.
The biggest question is whether he will want the job.
Sources say that Francona, 53, already has had preliminary contact with the Indians, the team for whom he worked as a special assistant in 2001.
The Indians fired Manny Acta on Thursday and replaced him with interim manager...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox are one game away from losing 90 games for the first time since 1966, and the red-hot Orioles are looking to make that nightmare a reality. Boston will send right-hander Zach Stewart to the mound for just his second appearance for the club since he came over from the White Sox in the trade that sent Kevin Youkilis to Chicago. In Stewart's lone start with...
8 a.m. ET: It's been a long, long season for the Boston Red Sox, but, perhaps mercifully, it's finally winding down. But that being said, the Sox have five more games to go in the season, and they could yet play a major role in determining how the AL East unfolds. Entering play Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles find themselves just a single game back of the Yankees for division...
Here is today's lineup vs. the Orioles:
Ellsbury CFPedroia 2BRoss RFGomez 1BValencia 3BLavarnway CNava LFCiriaco DHIglesias SS
Game time is 1:35pm EST.
Curt Schilling's 38 Studios have been the cause of much drama for the former Red Sox pitcher, but the latest news to come out regarding the failed company has to qualify as the good variety. Schilling will not face federal criminal charges after the U.S. Attorney's office looked into whether or not the 45-year-old had broken any federal laws, such as bank fraud. "No...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, October 1 @ 7:05 PM
Clay Buchholz, RHP (11-7, 4.22) vs CC Sabathia, LHP (14-6, 3.42)
TV: NESN, YES, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, October 2 @ 7:05 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (9-14, 4.94) vs Ivan Nova, RHP (12-8, 5.02)
TV: NESN, YES, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio...