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Pitching Woes Keeping Boston Red Sox from Success

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) All offseason, fans of the Boston Red Sox wondered when the team was going to pick up an ace for their starting rotation. It never happened, with the hope being that the rotation would still...
Via The Sports Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Blank Sox; Split Series

The Red Sox lead the series 2-1 coming into Sunday’s day game.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound vs. James Paxton for the Mariners.  Wright was recently called up to replace Justin Masterson in the rotation.  Wright gave up a few runs, but had himself a positive spot start.  However since the Sox offense couldn’t scratch out a single run against the Mariners...
Via Fenway West
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Infirmary Report: Week 6 MLB Injury Report

Editor’s Note: This injury report is brought to you by Payton Sanders of The Infirmary Report. Each weekend he will be breaking down the biggest injuries across the sport. Justin Masterson- Right  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

AL East Standings 5/15/15

I forgot to do the standings last week.  We were in last place.  It was no bueno. Here are the standings as of 5/15/15 for the AL East: The Red Sox are no longer sitting in the basement, but there is only a game in between the Sox and the Jays and O’s who are sitting down there.  There still is not a lot of distance in between the top and bottom when it comes to the AL East...
Via Fenway West
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright: ‘Whenever I’m (With The Red Sox), I’m Happy’ (Video)

Steven Wright is pleased to be back in the bigs. The Boston Red Sox pitcher is scheduled to make his first start of the season Sunday in place of the injured Justin Masterson — an opportunity the knuckleballer certainly is excited for. “Whenever I’m here, I’m happy,” Wright told NESN sideline reporter Guerin Austin before Saturday’s matchup with the Seattle Mariners...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Candidates to Upgrade the Red Sox Rotation

Justin Masterson‘s implosive outing Tuesday night appears to have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for the 2015 Boston Red Sox rotation. The right-hander lasted just 2.1 innings against the lowly Oakland A’s, who have stumbled to a 12-21 start to the season. Masterson was roughed up to the tune of six earned runs on six hits, four of which went for extra bases and...
Via Baseball Essential
12 days ago  |  Discuss

John Farrell: ‘Right Time’ To Remove Justin Masterson From Rotation

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox couldn’t wait any longer. The Red Sox placed Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right shoulder tendinitis, paving the way for knuckleballer Steven Wright to start Sunday’s game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. Masterson hasn’t looked right this season, forcing Boston...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox put RHP Masterson on DL, recall LHP Ross

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have placed right-handed starter Justin Masterson on the 15-day disabled list and recalled left-handed reliever Robbie Ross Jr. The Red Sox said Thursday that the struggling Masterson has right shoulder tendinitis. In seven appearances this season, he is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA. On Tuesday night, he gave up six runs on six hits in 2 1-3 innings in a 9...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Send Justin Masterson To DL; Robbie Ross Recalled From Pawtucket

A struggling Justin Masterson was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, the Boston Red Sox announced. The move was made retroactive to Wednesday. Masterson, 30, has gone 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA in seven starts this season for the Red Sox. He was roughed up for six runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings in his last start Tuesday against the Oakland Athletics...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox recall Robbie Ross as Justin Masterson lands on DL

(Fort Myers, FL, 03/30/15) Robbie Ross Jr. pitches in the sixth inning of the Red Sox verses Twins game at JetBlue Park. Monday, March 30, 2015. Staff photo by John Wilcox. The Boston Red Sox have recalled left handed pitcher Robbie Ross from Triple-A Pawtucket. Ross, 25, was sent to Pawtucket after posting a 6.17 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP across 13 appearances earlier this season but...
Via Tireball.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Justin Masterson ‘Not Real Happy’ About Probable DL Stint

Justin Masterson more than likely will spend the next few weeks on the disabled list. Needless to say, that’s not a list he’d prefer to be on. “I’m not real happy about it,” the Boston Red Sox right-hander told reporters before Wednesday’s 2-0 win over the Oakland A’s, via the Boston Herald. “I’m mad. Like I said (Tuesday), I hold true — just the fact that I...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Bradford: Joe Kelly Must Stop Relying On Catcher To Call Pitches (Video)

With Justin Masterson most likely headed to the disabled list after a rough outing Tuesday, some are wondering when the rest of the Boston Red Sox’s struggling rotation will face scrutiny from management. But WEEI’s Rob Bradford thinks the rest of the Red Sox’s starting pitchers will get “more rope” because they’re facing different circumstances...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Pulled From Ailing Red Sox Rotation

After 33 games the Boston Red Sox have finally made a change in their starting rotation. The widely ineffective group of starters have won just nine games and have contributed to the highest ERA in the American League. The move comes after another disappointing start from Justin Masterson that paved the way to a 9-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night. Masterson pitched...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson's next start to be skipped; DL stint probable

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Justin Masterson will be skipped next time through the Red Sox rotation. A DL stint is "probable" according to manager John Farrell. Masterson had another rough outing last night as he just lasted 2.1 innings, gave up 6 runs, and took the loss. He is now 2-2 on the year with a 6.37 ERA.According to the team, there is no specific injury...
Via RedSoxLife
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson To Hit DL: ‘I’m Not Real Happy, But I Don’t Have To Be’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Wednesday that starter Justin Masterson will head to the disabled list with arm fatigue, but the pitcher isn’t exactly thrilled. Masterson lasted just 2 1/3 innings against the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, allowing six runs on six hits. The right-hander doesn’t want to sit out, but he begrudgingly...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson "Not Happy" About Skipped Start

After his disastrous outing last night in Oakland, the Red Sox medical staff examined Justin Masterson. Essentially, they determined that he had the West Coast version of the "Fenway Flu"—suffering from "fatigue". An "extended rest" period was recommended. Masterson will miss his next scheduled start on Sunday—and this could be extended to a formal DL stint. Reportedly, he was...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston plans to place struggling righty Masterson on DL

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Boston Red Sox plan to place right-hander Justin Masterson on the disabled list Thursday after two starts in which he has struggled with velocity. Manager John Farrell made the announcement about Masterson's arm fatigue before Wednesday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics, a day after Masterson only threw one of 57 pitches that reached 90 mph....
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson To Miss Next Start For Red Sox; Disabled List Stint Likely

As many speculated after his rough outing Tuesday night, Justin Masterson will not make his next scheduled start for the Boston Red Sox. Manager John Farrell told reporters Wednesday the right-hander will not pitch Sunday against the Seattle Mariners and likely is headed to the disabled list with “general fatigue.” Knuckeballer Steven Wright, who worked the final 5 2/3 innings...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Must Shutdown Justin Masterson

  Boston Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson, right, waits for the ball after giving up a two run home run to Oakland Athletics’ Stephen Vogt, left, running bases, in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Ben Margot) The start of the 2015 Boston Red Sox season has been an unmitigated disaster. What was perceived...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson Struggles As Sox Lose to A’s

The Red Sox haven’t changed much since the hiring of their new pitching coach Carl Willis.  Justin Masterson took the mound on Tuesday night and wasn’t long before the Sox were in a big hole and he was sitting in the dugout.  Masterson has looked pretty hittable in almost all of his performances this season and I wonder if the Sox will have him make his next scheduled start...
Via Fenway West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacks All By A's, Master(Son) Of None, Sox Lose

(AP Photo)This was a game game worthy of the pit that is the O.co Coliseum. Justin Masterson went just 2 1/3 innings last night—coughing up six earned runs in the 9-2 blowout loss. He now carries a 7.26 career ERA at Oakland. Said Masterson, "Part of me wants to put it on the voodoo of the Coliseum. I never got close to getting comfortable." Dustin Pedroia got half of Boston's...
Via FenwayNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson’s Latest Slip-Up Could Trigger Red Sox Rotation Change

It might be a while before Justin Masterson starts another game for the Boston Red Sox. The right-hander turned in his worst outing in a season of lackluster ones Tuesday night, lasting just 2 1/3 innings in a 9-2 loss to the Oakland A’s at O.co Coliseum. “It wasn’t fun tonight, I’ll say that much,” Masterson told reporters after taking his second loss in as many starts...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Oakland ties the series as Red Sox fall.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto from Associated Press.Red Sox winning streak (of two games...) came to and end when Justin Masterson was on the mound, and the Athletics losing streak finally snapped. Oakland attacked the Red Sox early with three runs in the 1st, with a single from Josh Reddick and a homer from Stephen Vogt. The Athletics went into batting practice mode with...
Via RedSoxLife
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Gives Another Awful Performance In 9-2 Loss To A's

Justin Masterson lasted just 2 1/3 innings, getting roughed up for six runs, as the Oakland A's snapped a six-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night in Oakland.
Via CLNS Radio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Justin Masterson Shelled As Sox Fall To A’s 9-2 In Oakland

No extra innings were needed Tuesday night in Oakland. The A’s jumped all over the Boston Red Sox in the first inning and coasted the rest of the way en route to a 9-2 shellacking at O.co Coliseum. GAME IN A WORD Yikes. Red Sox right-hander Justin Masterson desperately needed a strong — or at least decent — outing after walking six batters in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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