Rusney Castillo Hitting Seventh In First AL Start

The Red Sox are in 'Charm City' to take on the AL East Champion Orioles tonight in the start of a three game set. Boston will send out the following line-up: Mookie Betts, 2B; Xander Bogaerts, SS; David Ortiz, DH; Yoenis Cespedes, LF; Daniel Nava, RF; Allen Craig, 1B; Rusney Castillo, CF; Garin Cecchini, 3B; and Christian Vazquez, C. Allen Webster will head to mound for The Carmine Hose.
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday Links: Steel City Sweep

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor After losing the first two games of the series, the Red Sox tried to staved off a sweep on Thursday night in Pittsburgh. Red Sox starter Brandon Workman quickly found himself down a run, after he walked Ike Davis with the bases loaded and forced in a run. An inning later, the Red Sox put a run of their own on the board as Mookie Betts singled in Christian...
Via Fire Brand AL
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Jackie Bradley Jr. Failing To Show Offensive Improvement

The Boston Red Sox left the Steel City empty-handed. The Red Sox suffered a three-game sweep against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The Pirates squeaked out a 3-2 win in Thursday’s series finale, which featured an extremely bizarre play in the ninth inning. Boston now travels to Baltimore for three games against the American League East champion Orioles. Nine games remain...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Christian Vazquez Dishes On Food Preferences (Video)

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has established himself as a valuable part of the Sox’s defense, and he took some time out to chat with Jenny Johnson about what fuels him before games. Check it out in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY SportsFiled under: Dining Playbook, NESN Video
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De La Rosa Struggles in Sox Loss

The Red Sox had taken the first two games of the series in KC, but they were unable to win 3 in a row.  Rubby De La Rosa took to the mound for the Sox, however he was unable to get the job done and only lasted 4 innings.  Additionally, the Sox bats were cold once again, so they were in line for a loss pretty early. The Sox went down early when De La Rosa gave up 2 runs in the 1st...
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Rusney Castillo Looking To Help PawSox Win Governors’ Cup (Video)

The Pawtucket Red Sox have their eyes on the International League Governors’ Cup, but some of their biggest weapons are playing with the big league Sox in Boston. However, they added some pop to the lineup Tuesday. Outfielder Rusney Castillo joined the PawSox for their first Governors’ Cup final game against the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate Durham Bulls. He’s slated to remain...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Players Lend Hand On Yawkey Way Before Monday’s Game (Video)

September is Fan Appreciation Month at Fenway Park, and a number of Boston Red Sox players took the time to show said appreciation before their game Monday night. A crew of Red Sox, including Xander Bogaerts, Daniel Nava, Mookie Betts and Christian Vazquez, strolled out to Yawkey Way ahead of their matchup with the Baltimore Orioles to welcome fans to the ballpark. The meet-and...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Melky Cabrera Out For Season With Broken Finger (GIF)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera will be out for the remainder of the season. Cabrera will be out after injuring his pinkie during the third inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox. While sliding into first during a successful pick off attempt by Christian Vazquez, Cabrera jammed his finger. The team tweeted that Carbera will undergo a season ending surgery next...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Red Sox fans pay forward returned in spades

(Photo: MLB)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It was a small moment in the Red Sox game last night.It was a blip on the radar of a season that has not had many highlights to celebrate for the Red Sox.It was the sharp eye of Jerry Remy in the NESN announcers booth that spotted the action that has warmed the hearts of not just Red Sox fans, but people everywhere.A young boy is sitting...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts Flashing Immense Potential

The Boston Red Sox wouldn’t say die. The Red Sox rallied on two separate occasions Friday en route to a 9-8, walk-off win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Yoenis Cespedes produced a game-high four hits, including a game-winning single in the 10th inning. The Red Sox received contributions from up and down the lineup in one of their most hard-fought and thrilling victories...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Young fan at Fenway gladly gives up ball to even younger fan

People at ballparks often fight over foul balls, but not very often do they kindly hand them to a complete stranger. But that's exactly what happened Friday night at Fenway Park. In the bottom of the fourth inning of the Boston Red Sox's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, catcher Christian Vazquez knocked a ball foul, and the ball girl handed it to a young boy. However,...
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Yoenis Cespedes’ Walk-Off Single Lifts Red Sox To Dramatic Win (Video)

BOSTON — The Red Sox weren’t going to be denied Friday. The Red Sox rallied from three runs down in the eighth inning and from two runs down in the 10th inning to pull off a dramatic 9-8 win over the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park. Yoenis Cespedes belted a fly ball into the triangle in the bottom of the 10th to complete the Red Sox’s walk-off victory. Cespedes started Boston’s...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jeter picked off in double steal

In Derek Jeter 2014, here is one play that won’t be on the flashback reel. Jeter was on second base and Brett Gardner was on first base with one out. Both took off in an apparent attempt at a double steal. Red Sox’ catcher Christian Vazquez snuffed it out quick and Gardner was out by a long shot, but enticed a rundown to let Jeter score. But Jeter’s indecisiveness at third...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jemile Weeks Makes First Red Sox Start Tonight

Newly-acquired infielder Jemile Weeks will make his first Red Sox start tonight in the Bronx—at second base. Boston will send out the following line-up: Brock Holt 3B, Mookie Betts CF, David Ortiz DH, Yoenis Cespedes LF, Daniel Nava RF, Allen Craig 1B, Xander Bogaerts SS, Christian Vazquez C, and Weeks at 2B. Anthony Ranaudo will take to the hill to face The Evil Ones.
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Final Game, Split Series With Rays

The Red Sox took to the mound on Sunday in hopes of grabbing the final game and therefore the series against the Rays.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. Drew Smyly who the Rays had gotten via trade for David Price.  De La Rosa had one rough inning and the Sox were able to tie it up in the late inning, head into extra innings and then lose by way of the walk...
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17 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...
29 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...
August 16, 2014  |  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...
August 16, 2014  |  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...
August 15, 2014  |  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...
August 15, 2014  |  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...
August 10, 2014  |  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...
August 10, 2014  |  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...
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August 08, 2014  |  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...
August 07, 2014  |  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 […]
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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