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It looks like the Red Sox have lost a left-handed batter. Well, sort of.
Although usually a switch hitter, Shane Victorino has been experiencing weakness in his left leg that has caused him to bat almost exclusively from the right side of the plate since August 4, according to MLB.com.
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"It's because of how I feel,” said Victorino. “I don't have the drive and the sit-back on my back leg to be able to turn and twist on it yet.
"That's the part that's been frustrating for me is not having that. It's something we're working on every day to try and get back, because trust me, I want to be back on that side.That's what I signed on to do, be a switch-hitter and not a right-handed hitter. If you go out and produce and it's from the right side, you go out and do it. That's the kind of stuff I focus on every day."
As frustrating as it may be, it’s better that he has ...
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The Boston Red Sox maybe close to welcoming back catcher David Ross in the very near future. Ross, who is currently on a rehab with the Pawtucket Red Sox spoke to CLNSRadio.com on Thursday before their game vs. Louisville Bats at McCoy Stadium about how his rehab is going so far. CLNSRadio.com How is your progress going so far in your attempt to come back from your concussion...
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For most teams, when a hitter returns to the dugout after a game-tying home run, he's met with high fives. Hit a big home run for the Boston Red Sox and, believe it or not, it's beard grooming. Seriously, following Mike Napoli's two-run bomb Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, the "Amish Mafia" lookalike was greeted with this.
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With the Yankees in town, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey let it be known under no uncertain terms that he has an issue with A-Rod playing during his appeal.
Will Middlebrooks has shown improvement since being recalled to the Red Sox. But don’t expect the Xander Bogaerts conversation to go anywhere.
Bogaerts continues to impress at Triple-A Pawtucket, which is causing quite the stir about when the Red Sox will finally call up their top prospect. General manager Ben Cherington joined WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan on Thursday, and he was...
Mike Napoli‘s bat has been very uncharacteristic as of late, and the Red Sox have done some lineup shuffling to compensate.
Napoli has played well defensively but has struggled mightily at the plate, so manager John Farrell bumped Napoli from his usual No. 5 spot in the batting order down to No. 7 for Wednesday night’s mathcup against the Blue Jays. Napoli still has the chance...
The son of Boston Red Sox broadcaster Jerry Remy has been charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of his girlfriend in a Boston suburb.
Police received multiple 911 calls from an apartment complex Thursday night. When they arrived, officers found Jennifer Martel outside an apartment suffering from multiple stab wounds. Jerry Remy's...
It took longer than they would have liked but the Red Sox eventually got their win Tuesday night -- the hard way.
After coughing up a one-run lead in the eighth the Sox outlasted the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 in 11 innings. Shane Victorino singled home two runs with a two-out single providing the margin of victory.
The win improved the Red Sox to 8-4 in extra innings this...
[If you haven't seen The Goonies, drop whatever you're doing right now and go watch it.]
Like the Goonies, the 2013 Red Sox never say die. This season, the Sox have come from behind to win 28 games, most recently last night’s contest against the Toronto Blue Jays.
As has been the case so many times this season, the win was a true team effort. Starter Ryan Dempster went...
The bizarre and alarming behavior of Jerry Remy’s daughter Jenna has a whole new meaning in light of her brother’s horrible actions on Thursday. Jared Remy, the son of the beloved Boston Red Sox broadcaster, was arrested and charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death at their home on Thursday night. In our write-up on […]
Thank goodness we have The World Wide Leader to keep us 'up to speed' on the really important aspects of sports. ESPN imparted the following wisdom to us today: Since the release of Good Will Hunting, the Red Sox have never won a game on Ben Affleck's birthday (today, August 15th). Really? Maybe ESPN is already feeling the pressure from this week-end's premier of...
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Jake Peavy blamed himself, mostly for the cutter he left up in the
strike zone for the game-tying hit. Will Middlebrooks took his share of
the responsibility, too, after not fielding a hard-hit one-hopper...
5:50 p.m.: Mike Napoli has been bad — to put it lightly — of late. Entering Wednesday’s game in Toronto, the slugger is 0-for-12 with nine strikeouts over his last three games.
Napoli had already been dropped to sixth in the order after batting fifth most of the season, and he’ll now be dropped to seventh. Napoli will bat seventh Wednesday as Jonny Gomes bats fifth and Stephen...
The Boston Red Sox could use a little love from Fenway Park.
They haven’t seen their home since August 4th as they’ve been occupied with a 10-game road trip that featured the Royals, Astros, and Blue Jays. A road trip filled with mediocre baseball, lackluster defense, and way too many runners left on base (33 in the Blue Jays series). A road trip that I’m glad has come to an...
The Red Sox have had their way with the Yankees this year, winning 6 of 9 games. Hopefully, that comes to and end when the Yankees go into Fenway for this weekend's three game series. The Yankees trail Boston by 8.5 games in the Division and 5.5 games out of the wild card. Safe to say, this is make or break time for this year's Yankees. That said, they have played better...
Coming home to face the New York Yankees should provide the Boston Red Sox with plenty of motivation to bounce back from a rough road trip.
Looking to avoid matching a season-high third straight defeat, the Red Sox try to continue their season success against the archrival Yankees on Friday night.
Boston (72-51) has a two-game lead over Tampa Bay in the AL East, but went 4-6 at...