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1 p.m. ET: The Red Sox split a pair with the Phillies in Boston, and now both teams are packing the bags and heading to Philadelphia to finish the series off.
John Lackey (3-4, 2.72 ERA) is aiming to continue his recent solid stretch. He’s been on his game the last two times out, going six and seven innings and giving up just three hits while striking out 13. While the Red Sox have had a good rotation all season, Lackey putting up those kind of numbers is an unexpected but welcome boost.
Kyle Kendrick (4-3, 3.29 ERA) will go for Philadelphia. His last two games, in contrast to Lackey, have been rough, as he’s given up nine earned runs on 16 hits and eight walks with just three strikeouts mixed in.
The Red Sox will also have the added intrigue of going without the designated hitter for the next two games. Manager John Farrell has said he’ll trust David Ortiz to take over a game at the first base bag, and Jackie Bradley Jr. is expected to be called up and take a roster spot. The extra...
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John Lackey wasn’t at his best Wednesday night but he has pitched effectively for the Red Sox this season. Lackey, signed to a five-year, $82.5 million contract prior to the 2010 season, had a rocky start to his Boston tenure. After posting solid peripherals with poor run prevention marks in 2010, he posted a 6.41 ERA in 2011 before undergoing Tommy John surgery. He missed the...
Ryan Howard has reportedly been diagnosed with Slidis Unrecognitis Syndrome. SUS is a condition in which a baseball player is unable to recognize a slider and in serious cases removes the ability of a player to recognize the type or location of any pitch. Howard's SUS existed his entire life but remained dormant until the 2010 season.
Of course I’m kidding here, but the...
The last time the Boston Red Sox had a pick in the Top 10 was 1993. First pick in that draft was shortstop Alex Rodriguez (you’ve heard of him) by the Seattle Mariners, the easy No.1, even coming out of high school (he turned down playing shortstop and quarterback for the University of Miami). Following Rodriguez came five straight pitchers: two of whom suffered career-shortening...
What better way to honor a fellow player on his birthday than to don wigs resembling his own hair style?
“Thank you, Taiwan, ” former MLB slugger Manny Ramirez said while celebrating with a group of fans and his teammates, reports Focus Taiwan News Channel.
The Rhinos are pulling out all the stops in a effort to retain Manny, who can decide on June 11th if he wants to stay...
The Boston Red Sox got one of their own back on Tuesday, as they have activated left-handed reliever Franklin Morales from the 15-day disabled list. Morales, who had been having neck and pectoral issues since the end of spring training will find himself coming out of the bullpen at first.
If he proves that he can hold up to the grind and pitch well he could become an option to get...
Cliff Lee is good. The Phillies? Not so much.
While it remains to be seen whether Philadelphia will be a buyer or a seller at this year’s trade deadline, Cliff Lee is sure to be a name floating around in rumors until the Phils decide. That means that every outing the left-hander has is more or less an audition for any prospective teams looking for a piece to help their rotation...
RED SOX (32-20)
Pitching: RHP Ryan Dempster (2-5, 4.69).
Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (5-2, 2.48).
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
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Led by two home runs by an emerging Dom Brown, the Phils hits four solo home runs as they hang on to defeat the Red Sox, 4-3.
The Red Sox took the lead in the top of the first as, with a man on third, and with one man out, Dustin Pedroia hits a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury, who had started the game off with a triple, giving the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. The Phils...
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Even when the Phillies win, it seems we can find something to bicker about. Debating every decision made by a manager as a game is unfolding is one of the beauties of the game of baseball, and last night presented quite the situation for some. Cliff Lee, having thrown eight dominant innings and reaching a pitch count of 95 pitches thrown...
The Red Sox managed only 4 hits off Cliff Lee as the Philadelphia Phillies earned a split of their two-game series at Fenway Park with a 3-1 win. Ryan Dempster was the hard-luck loser; he allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over seven innings while striking out 4.
The Phillies got on the score board early with Michael Young's...
This Philadelphia Phillies fan takes a beer bong to the dome before high-fiving a cop in a tailgating move that we can't support enough.
The game of baseball finally caught up with Jonathan Pettibone tonight. (Photo: AP)
The Phillies just can’t seem to make it over the hump. They had another opportunity to get back to .500 tonight, but as has happened every time they’ve had that chance since April 14–the last time they were even–they squandered it.
Jonathan Pettibone put the Phils in an early hole, and the...
It was bound to happen at some point right? Jonathan Pettibone took his perfect record to the mound tonight against former Phillies playoff foe Franklin Morales, making his first appearance of the season tonight. From the start, the Phillies gave the upper hand to the Red Sox. Pettibone got beat...
Last night the Phillies and Reds Sox opened up a four-game set that would take place in Boston as well as Philadelphia. The Phillies will play two games in Boston and starting tomorrow the Red Sox will travel to Philly to finish up the last two of the series. The...