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SUBWAY is celebrating The Boys In The Hall, examining certain players and their candidacy for the Hall of Fame. Jake Peavy is this week’s candidate. At 32 years old, Peavy should have several more years to cement his candidacy, but a move to the Boston Red Sox last week should go a long way towards helping his push. When Jake Peavy was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Red Sox last week before baseball’s trade deadline, it came as a shock to some. The White Sox had previously stated they wouldn’t deal Peavy. His move to the Red Sox may have fundamentally shifted the American League pennant chase simply because Peavy has been one of baseball’s best pitchers throughout his career. Way back in 2002, I was a working for a television station in San Diego and was on-hand to watch a 21-year-old “Jacob” Peavy step to the mound for the San Diego Padres and be absolutely dominating in his debut against the New York Yankees. On June 22 of that year, he tossed six innings, allowing three hits and one run, while striking out four and walking two. He took the loss in a 1-0 decision but everyone who watched him that day and talked to him afterward in the locker room, knew we had witnessed the start of something special. Despite playing on a middling Padres team for most of his first eight seasons, Peavy developed into one of baseball’s best hurlers. The righty has always been known for his bulldog mentality and the fact that he has always gone right after hitters. He won the 2007 National League Cy Young Award after winning the NL pitching Triple Crown, leading the league with 19 wins, a 2.54 ERA and 240 strikeouts. The day he was traded to the Chicago White Sox in 2009 was crushing for me as a Padres fan. But it was even more difficult watching him struggle with injuries for the past four years in Chicago. As a big fan of Peavy’s I am hoping the move to Boston signals a shift in his career as a change of scenery could do him well. While Peavy’s numbers don’t fall into the traditional Hall of Fame parameters, we could see a shift in the next few years as to how players are examined numerically. That said, Peavy does have some work to do thanks to being injured for much of the past four seasons. Peavy has a career record of 129-97, his career ERA of 3.49 should drop as he regains his health, as should his WHIP of 1.18. Additionally, his 1,831 strikeouts are a testament to how dominant he can be. While Peavy isn’t there yet, he will certainly be discussed as one of the best pitchers of his era, and with a few good seasons could creep into the discussion for a Hall of Fame spot. The post Subway Boys In The Hall: Hall Of Fame Hopefuls Athlete: Jake Peavy, P, Boston Red Sox appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Boston Red Sox open their 10-game road trip Monday night against the lowly Astros at Minute Maid Ballpark. The Red Sox continued their success this weekend by taking two of three from the second place Diamonbacks. The Red Sox dropped a close one 7-6 to open the series on Friday but were able to beat NL Cy Young candidate Patrick Corbin on Saturday in Jake Peavy's debut...
One of the more interesting topics that continues to surround the 2013 Red Sox is who will play on the left side of the infield.
Right now, it looks like the plan is to have Stephen Drew play shortstop, but the plan at third base remains unclear. Boston is switching between Brandon Snyder and Brock Holt at third for now, but could it be waiting for the right moment to call up Xander...
John Lackey pitched another gem on Monday night in Houston, going six innings, striking out ten batters and only walking two. Unfortunately, Lackey also was tagged with the loss, dropping his record to 7-9 for the season.
During the baseballs stone-ages, Lackey’s under .500 record would be a reflection of the rough season that Lackey was having, or maybe how John Lackey somehow...
It's expected that injured starting pitcher Clay Buchholz will throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Houston.
This marks Buchholz first time on a mound since July 14. Buchholz got the green light from the team medical staff after completing a flat-ground session Sunday where he threw at "about 80 percent intensity."
"The last two...
If you've followed the Red Sox this season you know that the backend of the rotation has been stellar. Thanks to the resurgence of one John Lackey, the three thru five spots have carried the load, and kept the Red Sox afloat during many a games.
However, Felix Doubront has somehow continued to fly below the radar (or hidden within Lackey&...
Matt Thornton left his last appearance with an injury. That injury will now sideline him for a bit.
Thornton, who exited Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks after feeling a cramp in his side, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Pedro Beato has been recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Thornton’s spot on the Red Sox’ active roster...
For a while the Sox seemed headed to a frustrating loss. **** tons of men left on base, no hits when it mattered (a paltry 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position), Bobby V no doubt watching from his secret base on the moon, cackling about how John Farrell would be denied his better-than-all-of-last-season seventieth win.
But then the Baseball Gods (a division of GAMMONS, INC....
BETWEEN THE LINES – Don Orsillo’s tweeting (@Don Orsillo) about his love of cooking led to conversations about his cooking during Red Sox broadcasts, which in turn attracted the attention of The Boston Globe food section correspondent Andrea Pyenson. She reached out to NESN at the beginning of June to see if Don would like to feature one of his favorite dishes in the Globe’s...
Jacoby Ellsbury homered twice and Jonny Gomes added a three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox rallied from a five-run deficit for a 15-10 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway tied a major league record with four passed balls in the first inning as he struggled to handle pitches from knuckleballer Steven Wright, and the Astros took a 3-0 lead.
Every week, statistician Chuck Waseleski gives his “obscure but telling facts” about the Red Sox to the Boston Globe. This week, we’re giving them to you with our own analysis for each one.
The Red Sox are 40-13 when Jacoby Ellsbury scores a run.
What that means for the Sox:
Let’s hope that Sox management can get Ellsbury to stay past...
The Red Sox clawed their way out of yet another hole tonight, beating the lowly Astros 15-10 in Houston to notch their 69th win of the year, matching last year's total.
John Farrell's decision to rest his usual rotation and start Steven Wright looked shaky, as Wright lasted just one inning and gave up three runs. Replacement Brandon Workman didn't fare much better...
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'Stros blank Sox? That just happened!
Monday night's Astros-Red Sox game was a pitcher's duel that went in favor of Houston's Brett Oberholtzer, who pitched seven innings of four hit ball for his second career win. Credit must also be given to John Lackey, the hard luck loser who went six plus innings and struck out ten. The...
Most of a state agency's lawsuit against former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and executives at his failed video game company can move forward, a Rhode Island judge ruled Wednesday.
Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein issued a 99-page decision that allows the state Economic Development Corp. to go ahead with its lawsuit against Schilling, former 38 Studios executives,...
The Red Sox have set their rotation for the four-game series against the hot Kansas City Royals. Jon Lester will try to get back on track tonight, followed by Jake Peavy on Friday, (new ace) Felix Doubront on Saturday, and John Lackey on Sunday. Boston enters the series tied with the Atlanta (and formerly, Boston) Braves for the most wins in baseball (70).
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Right now, the Red Sox are in the thick of a heated division battle with the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles. That Yankees aren't included in this because their luck seems to have run out. Their captain, Derek Jeter probably will have a minimal role to play and Alex Rodriguez...well, you know. No point in reiterating...