Found May 01, 2012 on
Boston Red Sox
The Sox ended a really productive road trip and were hoping that trend continued as they headed home. Clay Buchholz was on the mound for the Sox. Clay hoped to that this outing would head him in the right direction since he's really struggled this year.
Clay wasn't good. He wasn't bad. All in all, he was meh. Actually, he was pretty good until he hit the 7th inning. He seemed to be dealing and looked like he was going to have a great outing, however he seemed to just hit the wall in the 7th with 2 outs. Clay gave up a hit and 2 walks and was trying to get out of the inning. Clay ended up being beaten by two former Sox. Coco Crisp hit a 2 run RBI single and was followed by Josh Reddick hitting a 3 run HR. Suddenly what was looking like a great outing suddenly was not so much. Buchholz' line for the night was 6.2 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 5 BBs, 5 Ks. Junichi Tazawa came out in relief of Buchholz and he had some struggle as well. Tazawa gave up a single, a hit by pi...
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The Red Sox have placed third baseman Kevin Youkilis on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained back.
Boston made the move Wednesday and also promoted Triple-A prospect Will Middlebrooks to take Youkilis' roster spot.
Youkilis had been a late scratch the past three days, and manager Bobby Valentine said he has improved but wouldn't have been able to play for at least...
As far as minor league seasons go, Will Middlebrooks is having a memorable one so far. The Red Sox third base prospect is tearing it up at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2012, mashing nine home runs in 23 games with a .348 batting average to match. If he keeps raking, the team may need to find a spot for him in the big league lineup. Or, circumstance may force their hand. If Kevin Youkilis...
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BOSTON –– Lars Anderson is heading back down to Triple-A. After Tuesday's 5-3 loss against the Athletics, Anderson was summoned into Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine's office. Shortly after the conversation, the first baseman and outfielder started cleaning out his locker. The Red Sox haven't announced a corresponding move for Anderson. General manager Ben Cherington...
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The wet weather across New England left the Red Sox in a vulnerable spot on Tuesday. But it looks like Felix Doubront and the Red Sox will be taking the field for a 7:05 p.m. start, as planned. The second game of Boston's series against the Oakland A's is still schedule to start on time on Tuesday night, according to the Red Sox. Tune into the game on NESN for all your coverage...
BOSTON -- David Ortiz homered twice and the Boston Red Sox returned to .500 with an 11-6 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Darnell McDonald and Mike Aviles also homered for Boston, and Clay Buchholz (3-1) pitched six solid innings before a minor collapse in the seventh allowed Oakland to get back into it. The Red Sox won for the seventh time in eight games...
Oakland Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick flipped over the short outfield wall at Fenway Park on Monday night and landed in the Boston bullpen while chasing a home run hit by Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz.
It happened in the bottom of the fifth inning when Big Papi hit a fly ball to deep right-center field and Reddick chased it to the wall. Reddick timed his jump correctly...
The Red Sox offense finally came back alive Monday night in an 11-6 win over the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park. Boston combined for just two runs in their final two games in Chicago this weekend; the first coming in a 1-0 win Saturday thanks to a strong performance by Jon Lester and the second in a 4-1 loss on Sunday after White Sox starter John Danks kept Boston hitless for six...
The Sox head back home to Fenway for a three games series with Oakland beginning tonight. Despite yesterday’s 4-1 loss in Chicago, Boston is coming off a very successful road trip. They won the first 6 games in Minnesota and Chicago, getting their record back to .500 (10-10 before Sunday’s defeat) while tempering a [...]