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Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays
Sometimes, when the Red Sox aren’t doing well, I start
swearing at the TV.
And when I start swearing at the TV, my wife will leave our
comfy couch and go read in the other room. Anyone who watched the early
portions of Sunday’s marathon win against the Yankees can guess it didn’t take
her long to uproot herself from our living room to head into the other room.
By the third inning, starter Ryan Dempster and batterymate
Jarrod Saltalamacchia each had thrown a ball into centerfield, which led to a
3-0 New York lead. Aside from that, Dempster was having a tough time getting
anyone out, and the righthander’s pitch count was nearing Daisuke territory.
Sure, the nearly 5-hour game turned out OK. Bearded Wonder
Mike Napoli sent the fans at the Fens home happy with (another) mammoth homer
in the 11th to seal an 8-7 Sox win.
With that, the Sox took two of three from the Jeter-less,
A-Rod-less, Granderson-less, Pineda-less, punchless (the Bombers didn’t homer
in a series at Fenway for the first time since 1995) Yankees. Boston now has 60
wins on the season and remains in first place in the American League East.
But, with the red hot Tampa Bay Rays in town for a four-game
set starting tonight, the Red Sox have some concerns. Some are not new
concerns, but concerns nonetheless.
Clay Buchholz is slated to visit Dr. James Andrews in
Florida today. The righthander (he of the 9-0 record before his neck injury)
has thrown the ball around recently, but he maintains he’s not ready to pitch
off a mound.
It remains unclear when Buchholz will pitch again for the
Despite the win last night, the Sox did blow a 7-3 lead in
the middle frames. Relievers you saw last night included Drake Britton (who?)
and Pedro Beato. One of the few experienced relief pitchers in the bullpen
right now is Junichi Tazawa, and even he had some trouble last night with the
Double-A lineup the Yankees are trotting out there.
Remember, Andrew Miller ain’t walking through that door.
Neither is Andrew Bailey (maybe a good thing?).
Brandon Workman is scheduled to start tonight against the
Rays. Tampa counters with Matt Moore.
While the Sox do have some concerns, they continue to win.
And here’s some more good news: The Rays are 3-9 against Boston this season and
they had a losing record against the AL East before the All Star Break.
Hopefully, that means less swearing at the TV for the next
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(USATSI Photo)The Red Sox announced two major developments among their pitching corps: 1.) Andrew Bailey is done for the year, electing to have shoulder surgery on Wednesday; and 2.) Clay Buchholz will travel to Florida today to get a second opinion from renowned arm guru Dr. James Andrews. Bailey will be out at least 12 months—depending on the extent of his surgery and its anybody...
Boston Red Sox Daily links: ESPN Boston http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=bostonred-sox&id=29318 In his first 2 MLB starts Brandon Workman has proved he belongs. WEEI http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2013/07/23/source-dustin-pedroia-red-sox-agree-to-seven-year-contract-extension/ It looks like the Sox have Pedey for a while now...
There are few greater sounds in the world for Red Sox fans than the first few chords of “Dirty Water” by The Standells. The beginning of that sound, played after every Sox win at Fenway Park, sounds even better when it’s accompanied by deafening applause brought on by a walk-off win.
There’s been plenty of that at Fenway this season, as the Red Sox have nine walk-off wins...
(Jim Rogash/Getty Images)This was the Jon Lester we knew and loved at the start of the 2013 season. Throwing strikes, showing command, lasting into the seventh inning. Lester went 6 1/3 innings, giving up just two runs, striking out eight and—significantly—walking nobody in a 6-2 win by the Carmine Hose. A mixture of good and bad baserunning characterized the Boston offense....
Red Sox righthander Clay Buchholz was in Gulf Breeze, Fla., today to meet with Dr. James Andrews. The verdict? Dr. Andrews agrees with the Red Sox that Buchholz has only inflammation in the bursa sac of his shoulder and can pitch without fear of further injury.
“Clay comes back, I think, with a little bit more peace of mind and he’ll continue on the throwing program that’s...
Sunday was supposed to be Jon Lester‘s turn in the Red Sox rotation, but his first start since the All-Star break was pushed back until Tuesday night in order to give the lefty some more time off.
Instead, it will be Ryan Dempster on the mound for Boston, as the team tries to take the rubber match of a three-game series against the Yankees.
Dempster is 5-8 this season with a...
After six weeks of false hope and maddening disappointment, Clay Buchholz will turn to the foremost authority on shoulder injuries to determine exactly what is causing his right shoulder to keep flaring.
Today, Buchholz has an appointment with Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla.
It usually is an ominous sign whenever a pitcher meets with Andrews. But Buchholz’ trip comes at the...
Well, you may see the Red Sox step up their pursuit for a starting pitcher. After visiting with Dr. James Andrews, it doesn't look like Clay Buchholz will be pitching too much this year.
Dr. James Andrews told Buchholz that he could make four or five starts before the start of the season, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
If that timetable is right, who could...
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BOSTON (AP) -- Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts and overcame homers by Wil Myers and Evan Longoria as the Boston Red Sox remained in first place with a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The Red Sox moved 1.5 games ahead of the Rays in the AL East and stayed atop the division for the 58th consecutive day.
The loss ended the Rays' six-game...
While the Boston Red Sox sit atop the AL East, they will have to hold off one of baseball's hottest teams over the next four days in order to maintain their lead.
The visiting Tampa Bay Rays try to keep rolling in Monday night's series opener against the Red Sox.
Tampa Bay (58-41) has outscored opponents 94-44 in going a major league-best 17-2 since June 29, climbing to...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, July 22 @ 7:10 PM
Matt Moore, LHP (13-3, 3.44) vs Brandon Workman, RHP (0-0, 5.40)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, July 23 @ 7:10 PM
Roberto Hernandez, RHP (5-10, 4.90) vs Jon Lester, LHP (8-6, 4.58)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...
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RedSoxLife Contributing Writer
Attending baseball games around the Nation is my National Pastime. Every summer, my brother Paul and my good friend Brandon pack up and leave New England for a three game series away from Fenway Park. Our trips always involve more than just seeing a baseball game; we also get a chance to roam the city, hitting some good bars and eating...