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It was supposed to be a showdown of aces. Big Jon Lester vs. King Felix. Problem was, only one showed up.
Felix Hernandez held Boston to just six hits and two runs in seven innings of work as the Seattle Mariners beat up on the Red Sox 11-4.
Lester was not at his best. The Red Sox starter struggled with his command through five innings, giving up nine hits and five runs including a bases loaded walk to the number nine hitter.
Lester also seemed to lose his composure as he had words for home plate umpire Ed Hickox after the fifth inning.
While Lester had looked good in his previous two starts, he took a step backwards last night. Lester has just two wins now in his last ten starts to drop his record to 8-5.
After the Mariners took an early 2-0 lead, the Red Sox were able to scrape together two runs in the fifth inning on a hit by pitch, two singles and a wild pitch to tie the score.
However, Lester couldn't hold the lead giving up a solo hom...
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There have been more downs than ups this season, but the Seattle Mariners are on a definite up after their recent six-game road trip. Seattle faced two teams both ten games over .500, Texas and Cincinnati, and took both three-game series. While it’s true the Mariners still haven’t swept any team this season, a 4-2 road trip against that kind of competition is a step in the...
J. MERIC/GETTY IMAGES BOSTON--According to a report from Alex Speier of WEEI.com’s Full Count blog , the Boston Red Sox have placed lefty Andrew Miller on the 15-day disabled list. Miller told reporters that there was no fracture in his foot following X-rays due to an awkward landing after jumping out of the way of a comebacker in the seventh inning of last night’s game in Anaheim...
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Lackey (6-6, 2.80 ERA) went seven innings, allowing five hits and the two runs while striking out nine and walking one. It was the fifth straight outing he lasted at least seven innings while allowing two earned...
The Red Sox had quite the game Tuesday night, and it’s no coincidence that David Ortiz had a big game, too.
The Boston designated hitter was once again the power behind the Sox’ attack, going 4-for-5 with a homer run as Boston racked up 16 hits and five home runs on its way to its 11-8 win over the Mariners.
On top of the win, the night also marked several special occasions for...
Before Monday night's game, Red Sox manager John Farrell stated that pitcher Andrew Miller will need foot surgery and is probably out for the rest of the season.
As reported by Jacob Thorpe of MLB.com,
"Miller left Saturday's game against the Angels with a left foot
injury. The loss of Miller further depletes Boston's ailing bullpen. The
Red Sox lost...
Two tough losses in Anaheim have put the Boston Red Sox (54-36) in a 1-2 hole to start the West Coast road trip. Typically, a series against the Seattle Mariners (39-49) is a relief for the Sox. But for a team struggling at the plate facing one of the game’s best pitchers (if not the best), tonight is not anticipated to be a strong night.
The Red Sox are in need of a pick-me-up after a devastating 9-7 extra-inning loss against the Angels on Saturday night. Luckily for Boston, it will send one of its hottest starting pitchers to the mound in John Lackey, as it tries to bounce back out west.
Lackey (6-5) has been solid for over a month now, as he hasn’t lost a start since May 29 and has earned a win in three of his...
The Red Sox broke out and in a big way on Tuesday night, as many of their fans on the East Coast slept the night away.
Boston bounced back after dropping the first game in Seattle to pound the Mariners 11-8 in the second game of the series, a game that started after 10 p.m. in the East and ended up lasting 3 hours and 44 minutes.
Part of the reason the game took so long, of course...
As the West Coast road trip continues into Seattle, the Red Sox will begin the series without star centerfielder and All-Star snub Jacoby Ellsbury.
Ellsbury will get the night off and Daniel Nava will take over to captain the outfield in Monday’s game against Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners. Nava –coming off a four-hit performance Saturday against the Angels– will...
Would you rather be the Boston Red Sox, losers of three in a row but maintaining a 3.5-game lead in the AL East? Or the New York Yankees, winners of six-of-eight yet still five games back?
That’s what I thought. Everybody calm down.
The Red Sox (54-37) are going through their toughest stretch of the season, having blown a four-run ninth-inning...
With the signing deadline drawing near, LSU baseball signee Nick Longhi will fly to Boston on Monday to meet with the Red Sox about a possible contract.
The beginning of the game was rough to watch and then the game continued to drag on, so most of Red Sox Nation missed the end of the game, but if you were one of the few that stayed up to watch the whole game you saw an offensive explosion by both teams. They combined for 19 runs and 29 hits. Here are the 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Dustin Pedroia...
There are inevitably going to be a lot of rumors leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and this one is rather vague. It’s still worth passing along, though, as it gives an indication of what the Red Sox might be looking for while trying to improve their roster.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Red Sox are open to “possible trade-market upgrades” in the...
With the July 31 trade deadline sneaking up, Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington is still looking into making some moves. Cherington has scouts out searching for relief pitchers, right-handed hitters, and possibly a starting pitcher, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
As of now, relief is top priority. The Sox are still looking into...
John Farrell and the Red Sox have three teams in hot pursuit. Who should they be most concerned about?
We head into the final week prior to the All-Star break with the Boston Red Sox holding a 4 ½ game lead in the AL East. The only team not in striking distance is Toronto, a distant ten games back, with three other teams to catch. It’s those middle trio that represent the challenge...