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Will Middlebrooks must have missed this whole major league thing.
Middlebrooks has raked since being recalled from Pawtucket on Aug. 10, proving that his prolonged big league slump earlier this season could indeed be just a footnote in a very successful career. The hot streak comes at a good time for the Red Sox, and it might ultimately force manager John Farrell to make an important lineup adjustment.
Middlebrooks on Wednesday drilled his second home run since rejoining the Red Sox as Boston coasted to a 12-1 win in San Francisco. His two-run blast, which was his 11th homer of the season, opened the scoring and put the wheels in motion on a very productive afternoon for the Red Sox’ offense.
The Red Sox are a pedestrian 5-6 since Middlebrooks’ recall, but the 24-year-old has certainly done his part. Middlebrooks has reached in all 11 games since returning — collecting a hit in all but one. He’s hitting .441 (15-for-34) with two homers, five RBIs and three doubles, and he’s looking ...
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Boston Red Sox first baseman David Ortiz has left the game against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning because of tightness in his lower back.
Ortiz was hitless in three at bats in Boston's 12-1 win on Wednesday, striking out his last two times. He came out of the game following the top of the fifth inning and was replaced by Mike Napoli.
Ortiz entered the day batting...
Two weeks ago the Red Sox defended their decision to recall Will Middlebrooks by insisting he had made enough improvements during a six-week demotion.
Still the burden of proof was on Middlebrooks.
Well making his 11th consecutive start here today after returning from Triple A Middlebrooks belted a two-run homer in the second inning that started the Red Sox on their way to a 12...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz doesn't approve of the fact that teammate Ryan Dempster decided to hit troubled New York Yankees third basemen Alex Rodriguez with a fastball in Sunday's game between the two bitter rivals.It took Dempster four pitches before he was finally able to nail Rodriguez in his midsection. And it led to both benches clearing once the dirty deed...
Boston Red Sox right-hand pitcher, Ryan Dempster, was suspended by MLB for five games and fined an undisclosed amount on Tuesday for hitting New York Yankees third baseman, Alex Rodriguez, with a pitch on Sunday at Fenway Park.
Dempster was the first pitcher to be accused of throwing at A-Rod following his 211 game suspension in the Biogenesis scandal.
Dempster denied it was intentional...
Brock Holt has been doing some yo-yoing between Pawtucket and the big leagues this season, and that can’t be an easy adjustment for a young player. But with his latest demotion to make room for top prospect Xander Bogaerts, Holt made sure to give mention to the guy who helped him fit in: David Ortiz.
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Ryan Dempster you lose.
ESPN is reporting that Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster has been suspended five games for throwing at Alex Rodriguez over the weekend.
Ryan Dempster five-game suspension for throwing at A-Rod. #yankees #redsox
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) August 20, 2013
Ryan Dempster of course was mad about Rodriguez juicing and still being allowed to play while suspended...
There’s still a lot of talk swirling around Ryan Dempster’s five-day paid suspension. Obviously the Yankees don’t think it’s harsh enough. And before the suspension was dealt, John Farrell didn’t even think it was going to happen.
But as it turns out, Demspter’s suspension is pretty standard.
Writer Marc Normandin of Over the Monster...
Major League Baseball let Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster know they'll handle Alex Rodriguez's punishment on their own with no need for vigilante acts suspending Dempster five games for intentionally hitting the New York Yankees slugger Sunday night.
Dempster who was also fined an undisclosed amount was not ejected from the game Sunday after hitting Rodriguez in the...
The Boston Red Sox traded Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in a three-team deal that brought them Jake Peavy. The main reason Boston had the luxury of making such a move to bolster their rotation is 20-year-old prospect Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced that Bogaerts will […]
The Boston Red Sox got an outstanding performance out of Jon Lester on Monday night. The starting pitched tossed 8.1 innings of shutout baseball, surrendering only six hits and two walks while striking out three. Tuesday night, the Red Sox hope that starter Jake Peavy will give them a similar start.
While Peavy will get his fourth start with the Red Sox on...
Eric D. Schabell
It has been a bit up and down with the Red Sox starting pitching.
Some days it has been amazing and results in wins, other days it has blown up in their faces.
Felix Doubront can attest to being on both sides of that coin. His 24 starts this season have been on average around 5-6 innings per start with a few spikes in there in both directions...
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The Boston Red Sox are looking forward to the day, in the near future, when Clay Buchholz returns to the big league starting rotation and the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer.
Buchholz is likely to start for one of Boston’s minor league teams on Sunday while he works to come back from a right bursa sac strain. This comes on the heal...
Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster wasn’t ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Yankees, even after he appeared to throw at Alex Rodriguez multiple times before plunking the Yankees third baseman on a 3-0 pitch. Dempster wasn’t as lucky, however, when it came to discipline from the league.
Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that Dempster has been suspended five games...
Newly acquired Brayan Villarreal walked in the winning run in a
bases-loaded, bottom-of-the-ninth situation Monday night in San Francisco,
giving the Giants a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. (US Presswire photo)
Faces both old and new graced the Red Sox dugout Tuesday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco as the Sox squared off against...