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Matt Barnes Shelled Again, Red Sox Fall to KC, 6-3

(Getty Images)Matt Barnes is young guy who throws hard. Unfortunately, he's become one-dimensional in his recent MLB stint with the Red Sox. Major league hitters can handle that—and have in Barnes' last two starts. As a result—after yesterday's 6-3 loss—Barnes was sent back down to AAA Pawtucket. Boston's offense made a game of it, with Mookie Betts (solo HR) and Xander Bogaerts...
Via FenwayNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes Continues to Struggle in Loss to Royals

The Red Sox won the first two game of the 4 game set and hoped to extend their win streak to 5 games with Matt Barnes on the mound.  Barnes has struggled both in the rotation and out of the bullpen this year and this outing would be nothing different.  The Sox offense was not able to make up the damage and the Royals won the game easily. The Royals got on top in the 1st inning...
Via Fenway West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Looks To Rebound After Rough First Start For Red Sox (Video)

Matt Barnes’ first start of the year for the Boston Red Sox did not go well. The 25-year-old lasted five innings and allowed six earned runs in an 8-2 loss at Fenway Park. While he struggled throughout, he did strike out seven batters. “Of course Barnes making that adjustment from the bullpen to the starting rotation, he started that in Triple-A and now moving to the big leagues...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt Back In Lineup, Matt Barnes On Mound For Red Sox Vs. Royals

The Boston Red Sox have had the Kansas City Royals’ number of late. The Red Sox got the best of Royals ace Johnny Cueto in a 7-2 win at Fenway Park on Friday night, improving their record against the defending American League champs to 10-2 since the beginning of last season. Brock Holt sat out that contest with what interim manager Torey Lovullo said were some minor bumps and...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes Struggles in Loss to Indians

Matt Barnes was recalled from Pawtucket yesterday to make the start in Steven Wright’s place who is on the 7 Day Concussion DL.  Barnes has been up previously in the bullpen this year and had struggled in his previous outings.  Barnes would make his first major league start, however it wouldn’t be his best outing.  Barnes would end up giving up 6 runs in his 5 innings of work...
Via Fenway West
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Matt Barnes’ Rotation Debut Ends Poorly As Indians Roll

BOSTON — Matt Barnes’ first three innings as a major league starting pitcher were highly encouraging for the Boston Red Sox. His next two were anything but. Barnes, recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to bolster Boston’s battered rotation, was unable to contain the Cleveland Indians on Monday as the Red Sox dropped the opener of their three-game series 8-2 at Fenway Park. GAME...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox recall Matt Barnes to start Monday

BOSTON (AP) The Red Sox recalled Matt Barnes from Triple-A Pawtucket to start their game Monday against the Cleveland Indians. To make room, infielder-outfielder Garin Cecchini was returned to Pawtucket. The 25-year-old Barnes made his first major-league start Monday. The right-hander had pitched 21 games in relief for the Red Sox this season. The club also optioned right-hander...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes in Need of a Strong Outing

On Monday against the Indians, Matt Barnes will be making his first career start in the majors. The former first round pick had success coming out of the bullpen in the early part of the season, however, two rough stretches in June and July have kept Barnes in Pawtucket for the past month and a half. With Steven Wright on the 7-day concussion DL, Barnes has been given another opportunity...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Matt Barnes Shows Extremes On ‘Hectic’ Day For Reliever

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox’s offense was stopped dead in its tracks. Matt Andriese tossed six shutout innings Saturday as the Tampa Bay Rays downed the Red Sox 4-1 at Tropicana Field. Boston’s bats have been hot for most of June, but Andriese threw plenty of cold water on them in the teams’ middle game in St. Petersburg, as...
June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes has a bright future for the Red Sox

A handful of rookie pitchers have made their debuts for the Red Sox in 2014, but despite flying under the radar, their latest call-up, Matt Barnes, might have the brightest future of them all.  2014 has been a trying year for the Red Sox, but fans have at least gotten the chance to see quite a few youngsters make their debuts. Xander Bogaerts has struggled overall, but still shown...
Via Fire Brand AL
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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