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Samuel Deduno vs. Jon Lester appeared to be a mismatch. It was, but not in the direction that you'd expect. The Twins scratched out three runs against Lester and the Sox couldn't get going against Deduno, as the Minnesota Twins stole the first game of their four-game set against Boston at Fenway Park. It's not what the Red Sox needed after gaining a little momentum against some tougher opponents, so NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is giving Deduno our "Double Disappointment" player of the game for spoiling Lester's solid outing. Who is your "Double Disappointment" player of the game? Join NESN...
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Somehow, some way, Samuel Deduno is 3-0 for the Minnesota Twins.Deduno stymied the Boston Red Sox on Thursday in just his fifth career start, holding them to only two hits in six scoreless innings as the Twins beat Boston 5-0 at Fenway Park. Oddly enough, Deduno threw fewer than half of his pitches for strikes. He finished with 101 pitches in six innings; only 50 of them went for...
It wasn't the Jon Lester of old, but Thursday's performance was close. The 28-year-old lefty went eight innings, striking out seven and yielding three runs on seven hits. Normally, that would put the Red Sox in a good position to win the game, but the Sox' bats couldn't come through against the Twins' Samuel Deduno. Boston had just two hits on Thursday, both off...
Jon Lester didn't enjoy July. He went 0-3 with a 12.27 ERA over his final four starts of the month, allowing 41 baserunners in just 18 1/3 innings. But now that the calendar has turned to August, the lefty is hoping to return to the form that saw him post four straight seasons of sub-3.50 ERAs between 2008 and 2011. The Red Sox entered Thursday's matchup with the Twins just...
Most nights, you'd take Jon Lester giving you 8 innings of 3 runs on 7 hits with 7 strikeouts and no walks. On this Thursday night at Fenway however, the Red Sox offense could only manage 2 hits off three Minnesota Twins pitchers in a 5-0 losing effort at Fenway Park.Red Sox radio announcer Dave O'Brien accurately described the Red Sox offense as "lifeless." Adrian...
The Red Sox hoped to be able to make a move up the standing with the Twins coming to town for 4 days, however when they are unable to score a single run it does not usually work out all that well.
Jon Lester took the mound for the Sox and we all collectively crossed our fingers that he would show signs of being that ace pitcher we need him to be. Lester pitched well, however...
Time: 7:10 PM ET
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox (53-52)
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 5.49)
Pitching: RHP Samuel Deduno (2-0, 3.13)
Samuel Deduno allowed two hits in six innings in his third straight strong performance and the Minnesota Twins spoiled a rare solid outing by Jon Lester and beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Thursday night.
Brian Dozier had three hits for Minnesota, including a two-run homer in the ninth.
Deduno, making his sixth major league start, has given up just two earned runs and 10 hits in...
Whoever got a hold of the Yankees' Facebook page must be working their way up to bigger things. How else to explain the Red Sox' struggles against a no-name pitcher like Samuel Deduno? NESN Nation's Dan Duquette is taking a look at the damage done by an unknown hacker on the social media front Thursday afternoon and figuring that there must be a connection to the Sox...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox couldn't quite pull out the sweep against the Tigers on Wednesday night. But a 7-5 loss isn't going to slow down the heavy-hitting Boston bats. Carl Crawford slugged another home run on Wednesday -- his second of the season -- and Adrian Gonzalez continued his torrid start to the second half, getting his average back above .300. The loss was unfortunate...
Take a couple small steps forward and a big demoralizing one back.
This time it's the trio of Samuel Deduno, Casey Fien, and Kendrick Glen Perkins holding the Red Sox to two hits all night in a 5-0 loss. Those two hits came from Adrian Gonzalez and they even had four walks from Deduno to work with but they couldn't even get a runner to third. The rookies Will Middlebrooks...
After taking two-of-three from the Detroit Tigers, the Boston Red Sox will continue their 10-game homestand with the first game of a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. and will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on FOX Sports...
First Pitch: Thursday 7:10, Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Thursday: LHP Jon Lester (5-8, 5.49 ERA) vs. RHP Sam Deduno (2-0, 3.13 ERA)
Friday: LHP Felix Doubront (10-5, 4.37 ERA) vs. RHP Brian Duensing (2-6, 4.53 ERA)
Saturday: RHP Clay Buchholz (9-3, 4.75 ERA) vs. RHP Cole De Vries (2-2, 3.98 ERA)
Sunday: RHP Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.54 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Blackburn...
The Boston Red Sox appeared to have found their groove before coming up short their last time out.
A visit from the Minnesota Twins could be just what they need to regroup.
The Red Sox open a four-game set Thursday night against a Twins club hoping to avoid an 11th loss in 12 games at Fenway Park.
Boston (53-52) had won four straight by a combined 22-12 score before falling 7...
It's time to face facts. The Boston Red Sox are probably no better than a .500 team.
They started July at their high point of five games above .500 only to lose their next five games to drop back to that mark. Over the rest of the month, they got no higher than three games above it. And since then, they continue to hover around the mark.
They had won four straight games before...