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Boston Red Sox
Memories of the 2012 version of the Red Sox came flooding back over the weekend, as the local nine were swept in a three-game set against the Rangers in Arlington. Luckily for the Sox, a four-game series against a weak Minnesota Twins team awaits them at Fenway to kick off the homestand. The Twins (13-14), who are coming off a series in Cleveland in which they lost two out of three, are currently in fourth place in the AL Central, 4.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers. With low expectations heading into the season, Minnesota is using 2013 as a bridge season before top prospects Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer, Aaron Hicks, and Kyle Gibson are ready to join the major league club in either 2014 or 2015. After ranking third in the majors in runs allowed last season, the Twins overhauled their starting rotation over the winter, signing righties Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey and acquiring Vance Worley from the Phillies for center fielder Ben Revere. In addition to Revere, the Twins said goodbye...
BEST OF MAXIM
It’s been a little over a calendar year since the Red Sox called up Will Middlebrooks to the majors. Kevin Youkilis went on the DL, and Middlebrooks took over and won the hearts of Boston fans, even in the midst of a miserable season for the Sox. In his first 41 games, he hit .326/.365/.583. It was a fantastic line, especially for a rookie. His performance, coupled with injuries...
It was only a matter of time before the question arose. You know, THE question that everyone in baseball asks when a player is doing well. No, not “what substance is that on his arm?” (Sorry, Clay). The other one.
“Is he on the juice?”
At 37 years old and batting .414 with a 27-game hitting streak, David Ortiz is facing the question. Again...
That wasn't boos in Fenway. That was DREWWWWWWWWW.
Stephen Drew has his best night in a Red Sox uniform and it was capped off with a wall ball double in the 11th to bring in the winning run and end the three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Drew went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI's.
All of this could have been avoided had Joel Hanrahan closed out...
The Minnesota Twins organization has given outfielder Brandon Boggs his release. Struggling to hit above the Mendoza line in Triple-A Rochester this year, it is possible that he can latch on somewhere else.
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The first two weeks of the Major League Baseball season are always the most fun for stat heads. Over the course of just a few games, a perusal of their favorite teams’ box scores can show players hitting .500, .625 or even .800. Every hit can send the batting average up a dozen or so points, while a slump can put a usually dangerous slugger well below the Mendoza line.
Scott Diamond throws strikes. The Minnesota Twins left-hander walked just 1.61 batters per nine innings last year, lowest in the American League among qualified pitchers. After beginning the current campaign on the disabled list, his rate is a puny 1.2 in four starts.
The 26-year-old control artist also doesn’t log many strikeouts. In 173 innings last year, his K-rate was 4.68...
The Red Sox don’t open up their road interleague slate for another three weeks. But that doesn’t mean they’re not already preparing.
Red Sox pitchers have already begun taking batting practice. Boston doesn’t travel to an interleague park until May 29 in Philadelphia, but manager John Farrell thinks extra preparation swinging the bat will serve the club well when it does...
The Red Sox might have lost more than a game on Tuesday night after a couple of injuries left the team without Will Middlebrooks and David Ross for the later innings. That said, they still did lose a game in pretty unattractive fashion.
Boston couldn’t solve Twins starter Scott Diamond and only scratched across one run in the ninth inning to avoid a shutout while falling 6-1 to...
Joel Hanrahan's career as Boston Red Sox closer took a turn for the worse last night, as the flamethrower left last night's game against the Minnesota Twins not only having given up the lead on a game tying solo home run to Brian Dozier, but also experiencing tightness in his right forearm. Hanrahan mentioned that he:
...felt a little pull, like my forearm went a little...
Allen Webster will get his second start tonight. Photo from the Boston Globe.
Allen Webster is set to make his second career start tonight, according to mlb.com. He'll match up against Jose Hernandez, and it should be an interesting matchup of two promising young talents. According to mlb.com, Webster hit an average velocity of 95 during his last start in April. He is currently...
Clay Buchholz wasn't at his best on Monday night. But his offense picked him up.
And it was Stephen Drew who delivered the game-winning hit as his walkoff double in the 11th inning gave the Boston Red Sox a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.
Joel Hanrahan was placed on the disabled list in Boston yesterday with right forearm tightness. I’ve pointed out in the past that the Hanrahan trade is looking good, simply because of how Hanrahan’s value has plummeted, Mark Melancon has rebounded to a top reliever, and Stolmy Pimentel has gotten off to a great start in Altoona. The fact that the Pirates got four years of Melancon...
After being swept in Texas, the Boston Red Sox return home for a seven-game homestand. Tonight, they'll kick it off with the first of four games against the Minnesota Twins at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESNPlus. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch...
If you are like me, you are ecstatic about the Red Sox turnaround from last year to this year. But, if you're like me, you're wondering "When will something start to go wrong?" I'm 22 and I've been a fan since the young age of 6 (or 7, I can never remember which), well before 2004 and 2007, so 2011 was nothing new for me. Still, I'm keeping it in the...