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Red Sox facing tough decisions due to recent resurgence

Throughout the first few months of the season, the Boston Red Sox struggled to keep pace with the early leaders of the new look-AL East, occupying the basement of a division that is no longer led by it’s traditional powers. But as the All-Star break began closing in on the season’s first-half, the Fenway-faithful saw signs of life in their beloved Bosox, giving baseball fans...
Via Sports-Glory
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz passes Carl Yastrzemski on all-time home run list

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz continued his climb through the game’s record book ranks on Monday. Ortiz hit the 452nd and 453rd home runs of his career to move past Boston great Carl Yastrzemski into 36th place on the all-time list.  The Red Sox also won their fifth straight game with a 14-1 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays. Ortiz tied Yastrzemski with a two-run blast to...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: John Lackey Overshadowed By Boston’s Offensive Outburst

The Boston Red Sox carried their momentum across the border. The Red Sox opened their four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre with an impressive 14-1 win. It was Boston’s best offensive effort of the season and a perfect way for the Sox to begin a crucial stretch of 13 consecutive games against American League East opponents. The Red Sox have won eight of...
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Records Out With Nifty Glove Flip In Red Sox’s Win (Video)

John Lackey became the Red Sox’s first 10-game winner Friday. He also displayed some nifty glove work. Houston Astros infielder Marwin Gonzalez attempted to drop down a bunt in the third inning with the Red Sox leading 2-0. Lackey wasn’t prepared to relinquish a single, however, so he stormed off the mound and took matters into his own hands. Lackey scooped the ball with his...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey Looking To Overcome Recent Struggles Against Astros (Video)

John Lackey has been a key piece in the Boston Red Sox’s starting rotation since 2013, but his past three outings have been a little rocky. He’ll be looking to turn that around against the Houston Astros on Friday. In his last three starts, the usually-dominant Lackey has given up 16 earned runs. This could be due to some fatigue. Lackey has been struggling to get through six...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey May Also Be On The Trading Block

(Getty Images)Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe (AKA John Henry's Journalistic Plaything) reports that there has been "lots of interest" in a trade for Red Sox starter John Lackey. While Boston would prefer to deal Jake Peavy, Lackey (and his minuscule $500,000 contract for 2015) could actually bring back more value to The Carmine Hose. Lackey has also pitched much better...
Via FenwayNation
13 days ago  |  Discuss

O's skipper responds to Lackey's talk

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter responded to Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey's loud "no comment" on slugger Nelson Cruz after Saturday night's game, telling ESPN Radio that "everybody needs to make sure that their own backyard is clean." Cruz went 5-for-5 Saturday night in the second game of a doubleheader, helping the Orioles beat Lackey...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

John Lackey conveniently brings up Nelson Cruz's PED use

On Saturday, John Lackey and Nelson Cruz opposed each other in the second game of a doubleheader between the Red Sox and Orioles.Cruz had himself a fine game after slugging a home run, tying him with Jose Abreu for the MLB lead at 27, and smashing a couple of doubles.After the game, Lackey was not happy about being hit around by a player who was once suspended for his ties to performance...
Via Bush League Chronicle
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox offense continues to struggle despite sweep of Twins

The Boston Red Sox have scored 11 runs in their past six games, including five runs in their three game sweep of the Twins. The other three games include two 3-2 losses against the Indians and last night’s 4-2 loss to the A’s. The pitching has clearly been there, as shown by the twelve runs surrendered in those same six games, but the Sox offense is leaving the pitchers out to...
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey facing possible retirement

(AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer John Lackey signed a 5-year, $82.5 million deal with the Red Sox back in 2010. Within that deal there was a tiny clause.This clause stated that if he missed significant time with an arm injury, the Red Sox would have the option to extend his contract into 2015 while only paying him a league minimum salary.That would amount to $256K (after...
Via RedSoxLife
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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