JUSTIN MASTERSON NEWS

Sox Split First Two Games of Series with Astros

The Red Sox came home to Fenway to face off with the AL leading Houston Astros.  The Sox had Justin Masterson on the mound on Friday and Clay Buchholz on the mound for the game on the 4th of July.  The Sox will look to the final game on Sunday to hopefully take the series. Friday’s Mini Recap: In Friday’s game Justin Masterson struggled out of the gate and wasn’t able to...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Fall To 'Stros In Master Class Of Futility

(Getty Images)You need more than ten fingers to count the number of blunders carried out by the Red Sox last night in their failed comeback loss to Houston, 12-8. Attempted steals of third with two out, throwing through to second on a first and third double steal, inserting a raw rookie pitcher into an 8-8 tie in the 10th inning, letting a groundball through the legs to open the...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox lose to Astros with usual suspects contributing

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox snapped defeat from the jaws of victory last night losing 12-8 in 10 innings to the Astros at Fenway Park.Rather than give you the blah-blah-blah details, let's take a look at some of the individual Red Sox performances last night.Photo courtesy of the Associated PressJUSTIN MASTERSON - he was fine the first time through the Houston order...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Mookie Betts Pushes Envelope Too Far In Loss To Astros

BOSTON — A return home only killed the momentum. The Red Sox began an eight-game homestand Friday with a 12-8, 10-inning loss to the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Boston won five of its previous seven games on the road before suffering the defeat. The most disheartening aspect of Boston’s extra-inning loss was that the offense was up to par. The Red Sox rallied to tie the game...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Boston Crumbles In 10th Inning Of 12-8 Loss To Astros

BOSTON — The Red Sox traded punches with arguably the best team in the American League. It ended with Boston hitting the canvas in extra innings. The Red Sox, who rallied in both the seventh and eighth innings Friday, suffered a 12-8 loss to the Houston Astros in 10 innings in the teams’ series opener at Fenway Park. The contest marked the first of eight consecutive home games...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson, Red Sox Look To Carry Momentum Into Opener Vs. Astros

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — The Red Sox are riding high for a change. While it’s been a disappointing season for Boston to this point, the Red Sox showed life on their recent seven-game road trip. Boston went 5-2 against the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, giving the club some momentum as it prepares to close out the first half with an eight...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: July 3, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Friday’s 13-game slate on DraftKings starting at 7:05 P.M. ET. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Forecast Kevin Roth of Rotogrinders...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Astros Odds: Boston Favored Over Red-Hot Houston In Weekend Clash

The Boston Red Sox will be gunning for a third straight series win when they kick off a three-game holiday weekend set with the Houston Astros on Friday as -125 moneyline betting favorites at sports books monitored by OddsShark.com. The Red Sox kept pace in the tight American League East race by taking three of four from the Blue Jays in Toronto this past week. A 12-6 win over the...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Beat:Why is Justin Masterson on the Mound and Brian Johnson Still in Pawtucket?

Jared Scali returned to the Red Sox Beat this week and was ready to talk Brian Johnson, Justin Masterson and all things Red Sox. Plus, he makes a special announcement. 
Via CLNS Radio
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ramsey’s Consistency Could Lead to Opportunity in Cleveland

James Ramsey has been one of the most consistent players in the Indians organization since being acquired from the Cardinals for Justin Masterson last year. His steady contributions at the plate and in the outfield make the former first round pick a prime candidate for a promotion to majors. Drafted 23rd overall by the Cardinals in the 2012 MLB June Amateur Draft, Ramsey put together...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson: ‘It Was Great To Be Out There Again’ (Video)

Justin Masterson was just happy to be back on the field Sunday afternoon. He talked to reporters after the game about his outing and how he felt after returning from the disabled list to pitch in the majors for the first time in nearly two months. “It was good, I mean it was great to be out there again, having not been in a big league game for who knows how long, so it’s just...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Masterson Bests Archer in His Return to the Mound

The Red Sox came into the rubber game hoping to squeak out a win.  The Sox recently named Justin Masterson as the starter when they sent Joe Kelly down to Pawtucket.  Masterson hasn’t started a game in 6 weeks and had been added to the bullpen for depth until the recent change.  Masterson wouldn’t have an easy opponent either with Chris Archer who has the lowest ERA in the...
Via Fenway West
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap - 3 HRs back Masterson as Red Sox take series from Rays

Jim MonaghanContributing Writer Pablo Sandoval, Alejandro De Aza and David Ortiz (pictured) took Chris Archer deep to back five strong innings from Justin Masterson as the Red Sox beat the Rays 5-3 at Tropicana Field on Sunday.Sandoval and De Aza did their damage in the second inning; Ortiz hit his two-run blast in the fourth. For Ortiz it was the twelfth of the year and 478th of...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Justin Masterson Shuts Down Tampa Bay; Boston Wins 5-3

These were the Boston Red Sox we all expected this season. Justin Masterson made his first start since May 12 for the Red Sox, who had lost the last four games he started dating back to April. He temporarily silenced his doubters though, going five strong innings en route to a win. The offense looked good while hitting three home runs in two innings off Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Justin Masterson And The Long Ball Defeat Tampa Bay Rays 5-3

Behind home runs from Pablo Sandoval, Alejandro De Aza and David Ortiz mixed with great pitching from Justin Masterson, the Boston Red Sox (34-43) beat the Tampa Bay Rays (42-35) by a score of 5-3 to take two out of three on the road over the weekend. 
Via CLNS Radio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook: Red Sox Pitcher Justin Masterson Talks Favorite Restaurants

Boston Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson works up quite the appetite after a long day on the field. He and his wife spend a lot of time trying new restaurants and unique cuisines, and they shared some of their favorite spots with “Dining Playbook” host Jenny Johnson. Hear all about where Masterson likes to chow down in the video above. Thumbnail photo via Tommy Gilligan/USA...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to call up Brian Johnson

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer While Justin Masterson is starting for the Red Sox today, he shouldn't be. Brian Johnson should have gotten the call for this start, and the next one, and the next one after that, and the next one after that.Brian Johnson is lighting it up down in Triple A this season. Johnson is 8-4 for Pawtucket with an ERA of 2.57 and has 76 strikeouts...
Via RedSoxLife
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hanley Ramirez Sits For Red Sox Again; Justin Masterson Returns Vs. Rays

The Boston Red Sox still have a chance to win their series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, but they’ll have to do so without Hanley Ramirez yet again. The left fielder is out of the Red Sox’s lineup for the fourth straight game after leaving St. Petersburg, Fla., to get an MRI in Boston, per the Providence Journal’s Brian MacPherson. Ramirez injured his hand when he...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Not Letting Uncertainty Spoil New Chance With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> It could be one start. It could be a whole bunch of starts. Justin Masterson doesn’t quite know. Masterson isn’t focused on life in the Boston Red Sox’s rotation — or out of it — beyond Sunday’s start against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The right-hander, who will start in place of recently demoted Joe Kelly, just...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Given First Crack At Joe Kelly’s Red Sox Rotation Spot

BOSTON — Justin Masterson’s first bullpen stint of 2015 didn’t last long. The Red Sox optioned starter Joe Kelly to Triple-A Pawtucket before Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. Masterson will start in Kelly’s place Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Masterson recently rejoined the...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox activate Masterson, Kratz, demote Wright, Castillo

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have activated right-hander Justin Masterson and catcher Erik Kratz and sent right-hander Steven Wright and outfielder Rusney Castillo to Triple-A Pawtucket. Manager John Farrell said Tuesday that Masterson will work out of the bullpen after being a starter before going on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis. He is 2-2 with a 6.37 ERA...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson: I Can’t Envision Asking Red Sox For Trade Right Now

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson doesn’t want out. Quite the opposite, in fact. The Boston Red Sox gave Masterson two options before Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium: rejoin the Red Sox and pitch out of the bullpen or make another rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket. Masterson still hasn’t made a decision...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Given Two Options By Boston Red Sox With Return Looming

This embed is invalid" /> Justin Masterson received a proposal from the Boston Red Sox before Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Masterson, who made his fourth rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Pawtucket, can either rejoin the Red Sox and pitch out of the bullpen or make another rehab start for the PawSox and reassess...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson’s Impending Return Raises Question For Red Sox

Justin Masterson is nearing a return from the disabled list, leaving the Boston Red Sox with the decision of whether to reinsert the right-hander into the rotation or shift him to the bullpen. “He’s proven he’s ready to come back,” manager John Farrell told reporters before Wednesday’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves, via The Providence Journal. “We’ve got a decision...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Masterson Reminds Red Sox Of Looming Decision With Step Forward

This embed is invalid" /> Last weekend’s decision regarding the rotation was an appetizer to another question that must soon be answered: Where does Justin Masterson fit into the Boston Red Sox’s plans? Masterson, who has been on the disabled list since May 14, made his third rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Pawtucket. The right-hander thrived...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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