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The title of "best pitcher" this year for the Red Sox has been an elusive one. Nobody has been able to bear that mantle for long, as the rotation has struggled over the course of the year with inconsistency over and over again. Clay Buchholz can take the mound on Tuesday with a chance at changing that -- but it won't be easy. Buchholz will have to deal with a tough Rangers lineup again, and NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is worried that once again the Sox will have to find another guy to step up. Hopefully not, but we'll have...
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Just like Ben Cherington drew it up in the offseason, RBIs from Kelly Shoppach and Mike Aviles led to Boston's only offense in a pitcher's duel in Arlington.
Clay Buchholz threw yet another strong start. He stifled the Rangers' offense to four hits over seven innings. He did give up one run, and had some command issues, allowing three walks. He also didn't dominate...
Will Middlebrooks had a fun time in Texas. The rest of the Red Sox, not so much. Boston dropped a tough loss on Wednesday to the Rangers, ending a road trip through the Lone Star state on a bad note. Middlebrooks, however, enjoyed a return to his hometown state by batting .500 over the course of the three games. If only the rest of the Sox offense was as hot. In any case, NESN Nation...
Time: 8:05 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI
Red Sox (48-49)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (8-3, 5.19)
Pitching: LHP Martin Perez (1-1, 5.54)
Editor's note: The temperature gauge is a Bill James-created statistic that measures how hot or cold hitters are. We will spotlight Red Sox and opposing team temperatures on game days. Maybe Adrian Gonzalez needed to get loose. Whatever it was, the star first baseman for the Red Sox is now hitting the best he has all season. He has the highest mark on Boston's temperature...
As he nears 1,000 career strikeouts, Jon Lester his having the worse season of his career which is overshadowing all other things. Then, when it seemed as though Lester could not pitch any worse this season, his outing Sunday afternoon happened.
Lester allowed career-highs in both home runs with four and earned runs with 11 over just four innings, dooming the Red...
Boston general manager Ben Cherrington has gone on the record stating that the Red Sox would consider making sizable moves prior to the July 31st trade deadline.
According to Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston, one such bold move would be the acquisition of ace Josh Johnson from the Miami Marlins.
McDonald writes regarding Boston’s pitching woes: “The Red Sox have scored a major league...
A lot can change over the course of a week, just ask the Red Sox. The Sox were riding high after taking three of four from the first-place White Sox earlier this week, but those good times seem like a distant memory after the Blue Jays came in and bludgoened Boston this weekend. The Red Sox aren't out of it yet, but they'll be running out of time before too long. Onto this...
With the Roy Oswalt battling a back injury, the Texas Rangers threw out Scott Feldman to make the spot start against the Boston Red Sox last night. Feldman had struggled this season but the Red Sox made him look like Cy Young last night in a 9-1 loss.
The only run the Red Sox would manage off of Feldman over his seven innings was a Jarrod Saltalmacchia solo home run in the 2nd...
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.
Ryan Lavarnway (C): 4-for-7, 2 2B, RBI, R
J.C. Linares (RF): 2-for-6, 2B, 2 RBI
Nate Spears (2B-3B): 2-for-6, 2 RBI
Daniel Bard: 1 IP, 2 H
For a while, it felt like the Red Sox were being singled out. Boston's dealt with its fair share of injuries in the 2012 season, but as the year goes on, more and more teams are dealing with many of the same problems. The Yankees will be without Alex Rodriguez for a while and the Blue Jays are now coming to grips to life without catcher J.P. Arencibia. That means that not only...
The Cleveland Indians have acquired Brent Lillibridge from the Boston Red Sox for minor-league pitcher Jose De La Torre.
Lillibridge has played every position except pitcher and catcher. He is expected to join the Indians on Wednesday.
The 28-year-old Lillibridge has hit .212 in 295 games for Atlanta, the Chicago White Sox and Boston. He was dealt by Chicago to the Red Sox on June...
Time: 8:05 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / WEEI
Red Sox (48-48)
Pitching: LHP Felix Doubront (10-4, 4.24)
Pitching: RHP Scott Feldman (3-6, 5.89)
Here is tonight's lineup vs. the Rangers:
Ellsbury CFCiriaco DHPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BRoss RFMiddlebrooks 3BCrawford LFShoppach CAviles SS
Game time is at 8:05pm EST. The game will be on NESN and in some areas on MLB Network.
The July 31 trade deadline is quickly approaching. With the second wild card added this year, many teams that normally wouldn't be in contention find themselves in the thick of the playoff hunt and the competition for help is getting fierce. The Red Sox may be a .500 team entering Wednesday, but with a new arm in the rotation, they could make a run at a postseason berth. Josh...
No. Charlie Moore will not be making a guest appearance anywhere in this column. Sorry to disappoint all those loyal NESN viewers out there. And while this article will deal mostly with the Miami Marlins roster, I’ll do my best to refrain from employing endless fishing clichés. The Red Sox have encountered some rough waters [...]