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It took five starts, but Red Sox rookie pitcher Allen Webster finally earned his first major league win as Boston downed the Padres 8-2.
Webster, one of the players acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year’s blockbuster deal that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to LA said, “It’s a huge relief, just a big pressure off my shoulders to finally have number one out of the way."
In five career starts Webster is now 1-2 with a 7.88 ERA.
Webster planned on celebrating the win by giving the game ball to his dad who was among the fans on hand at a sold out Fenway Park.
It was not an entirely smooth outing as Webster allowed at least one runner to reach base in five of his six innings. The 23-year-old right-hander did strike out four, but he also had some control issues with four walks and a hit batter.
It helped that Webster had some runs to work with yesterday as the Red Sox scored eight times. "They h...
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Allen Webster (see my January article on him here) finally got his first win of his career on Thursday afternoon, and the night time fireworks coundn't have been more appropriate. Webster pitched six innings, giving up two runs in a quality start that he has been waiting his whole career for. Boston bats fully supported Webster...
(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)David Ortiz came off the bench in the 8th inning last night and extended Boston's lead from one to three runs with one swing, helping beat the Angels, 6-2. The two-run shot was the fifth pinch-hit HR of the DH's career (the first with Boston was also against the Angels in 2003). Felix Doubront had yet another good start—albeit with some rough...
The Boston Red Sox were hoping to have shortstop Stephen Drew back in the lineup on Friday, but it appears now that Saturday is more likely. MLB.com's Michael Periatt reports that Drew will sit out again on Friday due to tightness in his right hamstring but could play on Saturday at the Los Angeles Angels.
Drew exited the game on June 28 early and has not played since. So...
Boston Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias has been voted American League Rookie of the Month for June. He is the first Red Sox rookie to claim the award since teammate Jacoby Ellsbury in September 2007.
Iglesias batted .395 (34-for-86) with four doubles, two triples, one home run, six RBI, 17 runs scored and eight walks in 25 games, tallying 11 multi-hit contests during the period...
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It was another one of those "everyone hits" game, as 8 starting Sox' batters recorded two or more hits in the 8-2 victory over the Padres. The only one to record only one hit was Brandon Snyder, though it was a solo homer for his first of the season. So, we can excuse him for getting only one hit.
It will take all afternoon to breakdown...
If it’s a special day in America, it’s a special day at the ballpark, and this Independence Day is no exception.
The Red Sox will be wearing white Stars and Stripes caps for their afternoon game against the Padres on Thursday. Tributes are also in line at Fenway Park.
While a full view of the new headwear will be available in just a couple of hours as the Sox take the field,...
Stephen Drew’s right hamstring has continued to show
improvement since he suffered his injury that’s sidelined him for the past
week. Even so, the Boston Red Sox elected to place the shortstop on the
disabled list prior to Friday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels,
according to Ian Browne of MLB.com.
The move is retroactive to June 29, so Drew is eligible...
It’s no secret that the Red Sox are hot right now. They own the best record in the American League and the second best in MLB with 54 wins.
That’s why the Angels’ pitching choice for Saturday night’s late-night matchup is so interesting — the west coast team could be setting themselves up for failure.
NESN Nation’s Alison Smith breaks down why that is in the above video...
After uncertainty surrounding Clay Buccholz's recovery and estimated timetable for return, clarity may be coming. Buccholz, who is recovering from right shoulder bursitis, has had trouble getting over the rehab hump, but now he is feeling better. Buccholz may be returning after just one rehab start.
Evan Drelich of MassLive.com says Buccholz threw from 100 feet on flat...
Pinch-hitter Jonny Gomes homered leading off the ninth inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the suddenly offensively challenged San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.
Mike Carp had two hits and scored a run for Boston, which is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand that concludes Thursday against the Padres.
Carlos Quentin went 3 for 4 with a double and two singles for the...
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Jonny Gomes gets a lot of praise for being a "good clubhouse guy." But after Wednesday night's pinch-hit walk-off home run at Fenway Park in a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres, Gomes should probably...
Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley has his own form of baseball vernacular. Words like "high cheese", "electric gas", "hair" and "iron" all seem to make their way into an Eck conversation. But it was in 1993 that Eckersley coined a phrase that is universally used across baseball now: the walk-off.
Does it seem like...
College football is demanding on 18-22 year olds, especially at the division one level and even moreso at the BCS level. However, despite being the starting quarterback at one of the best programs in the country, Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has decided to sign with the Boston Red Sox.
Though not unheard of, Driskel will be taking a chance in stunting his football development...
The American League and National League All-Star teams have been announced. The starters were selected by fan votes. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz was voted in as the AL starting DH and starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was also named to the starting rotation but will likely be replaced due to injury. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be...
After their most successful homestand in more than three years, the Boston Red Sox will begin a 1o-game West Coast road trip on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Felix Doubront will get the nod in the series opener, and he will need to have his best stuff in order to slow down an Angels team that has won eight of its last nine games.
The Sox are coming off a hot streak of their...