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Boston Red Sox’s Veteran Players Frustrated By Club’s 2014 Losing Ways

Losing stinks. Just ask the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox entered Monday in the midst of an eight-game losing streak — their second-longest losing streak of the season — and a season-high 18 games under .500 (56-74). The club’s lack of success one year after winning a World Series title is taking its toll on several players, especially those involved with last season’s title...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Rubby De La Rosa Successfully Navigating Uncharted Waters

BOSTON — The Los Angeles Angels brought their brooms to Fenway Park on Thursday. The Angels completed a four-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 2-0 win. Matt Shoemaker flirted with a no-hitter as the Red Sox’s offense struggled for the 8,000th time — or somewhere around there — this season. The Red Sox, who have dropped five straight, sit a season-high 15 games under .500 ...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Celebrates Birthday During Red Sox’s Homestand (Video)

Christian Vazquez has been on top of his game for the Boston Red Sox since his call-up nearly two months ago. Vazquez was called up after the Sox released A.J. Pierzynski, and has shown flashes of brilliance both on offense and behind the dish. The Sox don’t have much to celebrate right now, but NESN Nation’s Alison Smith explains in the video above why there could be a little...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Winning Streak Snapped After Strange Play Goes Astros’ Way

BOSTON — It’s been that kind of season. The Red Sox entered Friday’s game against the Houston Astros riding a four-game winning streak — their longest since a five-game run sandwiching the All-Star break. The good vibes came to a screeching halt in rather strange fashion, however, as the Astros benefited from a wacky play in the eighth inning en route to a 5-3, 10-inning...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Can’t Hold Lead, Lose To Astros In 10 Innings (Video)

The Red Sox held a 3-2 lead over the Houston Astros in the eighth inning of Friday’s game at Fenway Park, but they weren’t able to secure a fifth straight win. In the eighth inning, the Astros scored on a bizarre play in which Gregorio Petit alluded Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez on his way to the plate, then scored when Red Sox reliever Burke Badenhop dropped the ball when...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Energizing Red Sox With Great Instincts, Enthusiasm

BOSTON — Christian Vazquez was born to catch. Vazquez has been excellent, particularly defensively, in his first five-plus weeks in the majors. The Red Sox catcher has flashed talent, intelligence and an impeccable work ethic en route to energizing a last-place Boston club. “He asks a lot of questions,” Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Friday’s game against the Houston...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Establishing Himself In MLB With His Defense (Video)

When Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez almost picked off speedy Houston Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler during Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, he wowed a lot of people with his quick defensive instincts. Vazquez’s defense is how he’ll really establish himself in Major League Baseball. He’s been OK at the dish in his 22 games, but behind it he’s shown a presence...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Erupt For Seven-Run Sixth; Top 'Stros, 9-4

 (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)It all started with a hustle double by Brock 'Babe' Holt. Then, the deluge. Boston ended up scoring the most runs in any one inning all year (seven) on their way to a 9-4 rout of the Houston Astros. Allen Webster was the beneficiary of the offensive largesse, getting his third win of the year on a 'so-so' six-inning performance...
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Trio Of Red Sox Prospects Making Strong Case For Promotion (Video)

With the Boston Red Sox seemingly out of contention in the AL East race, it’s time for the team to look at some young players who can possibly provide an impact in 2015 and beyond. The team has already seen Christian Vazquez, Mookie Betts, Rubby de la Rosa and Allen Webster, and they’ve each shown they can play in the Major Leagues. There are a few other guys in Pawtucket who...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Butler, Kelly Johnson To Make Red Sox Debuts Against Angels

After an absolute marathon of a game Saturday night, the Boston Red Sox are likely a bit tired heading into their series finale with the Los Angeles Angels. Fortunately, the Sox have some fresh bodies on the bench. Boston is making some significant changes to its lineup on Sunday, giving David Ortiz and Christian Vazquez the day off while giving two new faces the chance to make their...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Last Meaningful Issue: Will Sox Break 69 Wins?

At this point, almost everyone in the vast universe that is Red Sox Nation has given up the 2014 playoff ghost. So, we have to look at little milestones to keep us engaged for the final 48 games. You know, will Jackie Bradley, Jr. raise his average enough to justify being our starting center fielder in 2015? Will Christian Vazquez continue to look like the real deal behind the plate...
Via FenwayNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Covered By Kolten Lava; Lose To Cards, 5-2

(Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)Kolten Wong was humiliated in the World Series last year. Sent in to pinch run, he was picked off to end a game by Koji Uehara. Wong exacted some revenge tonight., clouting two solo HRs in St. Louis' 5-2 win over Boston. Of course, The Carmine Hose were facing Adam Wainwright—so criticizing the offense is not really fair tonight. Mike Napoli...
Via FenwayNation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Henry Owens, Other Red Sox On Baseball America’s 2014 ‘Best Tools’ List

The Boston Red Sox received another reminder this week that their farm system is littered with talent. Baseball America released a portion of its annual “Best Tools” list, which ranks the top players in several categories based on physical attributes. The Red Sox are well-represented in the Triple-A and Double-A portions of the 2014 list. Christian Vazquez, now with the major...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Middlebrooks Back In Red Sox Lineup Tonight

Will Middlebrooks will play third base for the Red Sox tonight as they meet-up with their 2013 World Series foes in St. Louis. Boston will send out the following line-up: Brock Holt, CF; Dustin Pedroia, 2B; David Ortiz, 1B; Yoenis Cespedes, LF; Daniel Nava, RF; Xander Bogaerts, SS; Christian Vazquez, C;  and Middlebrooks at 3B. Rubby De La Rosa will get the start.
Via FenwayNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez is Partially Elite

When the Boston Red Sox cut ties with A.J. Pierzynski, there were two benefits. One was the team no longer had to put up with Pierzynski. The other was that Boston got to take a look at Christian Vazquez. The prospect is 15 games into his major-league career, and while he’s not the only young and talented catcher […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross Impressed By Christian Vazquez Who’s Been ‘Better Than Advertised’

Boston Red Sox catching prospect Christian Vazquez has opened eyes since being promoted to the big club. One of his biggest fans is someone who works alongside the young catcher. Veteran catcher David Ross has been able to work closely with Vazquez, and Ross’ impression is similar to just about everyone else: Vazquez’s defensive tools are going to make him a legitimate big...
Via NESN.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart Developing Quickly Behind The Plate In The Minors (Video)

Christian Vazquez isn’t the only star catching prospect for the Boston Red Sox. Blake Swihart is also starting to make a name for himself down in the minors. The 22-year-old catcher is on fire for the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, and if he keeps it up, it won’t be a surprise to see him as a September call-up next month in Boston. Swihart has improved tremendously over the past...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Guessing At Tonight's Re-Vamped Sox Lineup

Basically, Ben Cherington moved eight guys out of town and brought eight back. Most neutral observers believe that BenCher won the day at the Trading Deadline. So, tonight's lineup against The Bronx Embalmers should be extremely interesting. Assuming everybody makes their flight into Logan, here is what we would suggest:1. Brock Holt, 3B2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B3. Yoenis Cespedes...
Via FenwayNation
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Callis: Red Sox Prospect Blake Swihart Has Buster Posey-Like Tools

Most Major League Baseball teams would kill to have a top catching prospect. The Red Sox have two. Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez already is making waves in the majors, and it’s likely he’ll be joined by fellow prospect Blake Swihart in the not-so-distant future. The early returns on Vazquez have been good, but many, including MLB.com’s Jim Callis, project the returns on...
Via NESN.com
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Deadline Report: Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox appeared to be on their way to a turnaround after they rattled off 8 of 9 wins including a 14-1 drubbing of the Toronto Blue Jays. They have since followed that up with four straight losses and have once again drifted back into obscurity in the AL East. As the deadline approaches, the Red Sox appear to be headed in a seller status and the moves have already begun...
Via Total Sports Live
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Continue Skid With Another Loss to the Rays

The Red Sox seem destined to be sellers at the deadline and the losing streak hitting 5 games last night did nothing to try to change the minds of anyone in the Red Sox organization.  John Lackey was on the mound for the Sox and while he continued to pitch well, he got no run support on way to his 7th loss of the season. The top of the 1st had potential to have the Sox get an early...
Via Fenway West
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Boston On Wrong End Of Close Calls In Loss To Tampa Bay

The Boston Red Sox have been battling to stay afloat in the American League East. The club now is taking on water at an alarming rate, however, and contending in 2014 simply isn’t in the cards. The Red Sox suffered their fifth straight loss Saturday. The red-hot Tampa Bay Rays — winners of nine in a row — blanked Boston 3-0 to cap an eventful day that started with the Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Shane Victorino Out; Christian Vazquez In Lineup For Red Sox Vs. Rays

Shane Victorino has been showing the Boston Red Sox what they’ve missed recently, hitting .435 over his last six games since returning from the disabled list on July 19. Despite Victorino’s success, the Red Sox are wary of rushing the outfielder back too quickly, and the team will give Shane the night off on Saturday for its contest against the Tampa Bay Rays. Red Sox Swiss...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Muddy Chicken Sits, Holt Leads Off In Matinee

The Red Sox will sit the somewhat slumping Dustin Pedroia (he still leads the team in WAR) in today's matinee in America Lite. Brock 'Babe' Holt will return from his odd exile, lead off and play second base for The Carmine Hose. Shane Victorino will hit second and play right field, while Christian Vazquez will be back behind the plate and hit ninth. Rubby De La Rosa will...
Via FenwayNation
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher David Ross Won’t Hit DL With Plantar Fasciitis (Video)

Boston Red Sox catcher David Ross was limping during Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the team said plantar fasciitis was to blame. However, the painful heel inflammation won’t sideline the 37-year-old catcher. Ross wasn’t scheduled to be behind the dish until Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays anyway, so he’ll get some rest with rookie catcher Christian...
Via NESN.com
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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