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Game 137 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 9/1/14

Here is the lineup for today’s finale with the Rays: Red Sox (60-76) Betts CF Holt 2B CEspedes LF Napoli DH Craig 1B Nava RF Middlebrooks 3B Bogaerts SS Vazquez C De La Rosa SP Game time is at 1:10pm EST.
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Buchholz Pitches Complete Game Shutout Against Rays

In Clay Buchholz’s last start he had a complete game shutout going and then it all fell apart in the 9th inning.  Today Buchholz would be in the same situation after 8 strong shutout innings, but then in the 9th he would be able to accomplish what he wasn’t able to 5 days ago.  Clay Buchholz is definitely finishing off the season strong and hopefully giving us all hope that...
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Sox Trade Kelly Johnson to Orioles

Kelly Johnson barely had time to unpack his bags from his trade form the Yankees for shortstop Stephen Drew before the Sox went and traded him away once again.  Johnson was traded to the Orioles for infielder Jemile Weeks and minor league infielder Ivan De Jesus Jr. Johnson has now completed the task of playing for every single team in the AL East.  Johnson is now also in the position...
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Game 136 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 8/31/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Rays: Red Sox (59-76) Holt 2B Betts CF Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Napoli 1B Nava RF Middlebrooks 3B Bogaerts SS Vazquez C Buchholz SP Game time is at 1:40pm EST.
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Sox Lose While Rays Pitching Shines

The Red Sox won the first game of the series, but were unable to make it two in a row when Webster struggled and Odorizzi shined in Saturday’s matchup.  The Sox were almost no hit, but ended up still getting only one single hit by Will Middlebrooks who came in to pinch hit for Dustin Pedroia who left the game due to a possible concussion. The Rays got on the scoreboard in the...
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Game 135 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 8/30/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Rays: Red Sox (59-75) Holt 3B Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Nava RF Craig 1B Betts CF Bogaerts SS Ross C Webster SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
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Sox Take First Game of Series from Rays

The Red Sox came into St. Pete and had rookie Anthony Ranaudo on the mound vs. Chris Archer of the Rays.  Controversy followed Archer’s last start against the Sox when he made open criticism of Ortiz daring to flip his bat after hitting a homerun off of him.  There would be no controversy today other than Archer giving up 8 runs before the 2 inning was over, including a grand...
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Game 134 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 8/29/14

Here is tonight’s lineup  vs. the Rays: Red Sox (58-75) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Napoli 1B Nava RF Betts CF Middlebrooks 3B Vazquez C Ranaudo SP Game time is 7:10pm EST.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

We Can’t Even Be Sure of Uehara

Et tu, Koji? Going into last Friday’s contest with Seattle, Uehara had been one of the few bright spots in the dismal 2014 season. In 57 appearences, he had a 5-3 mark and 1.53 ERA, allowing 40 hits in 58 2/3 innings. His 26 saves and only 7 walks and 72 K’s helped enable the Sox to have a 44-0 team record when leading after 8 innings (which, of course, has been pretty rare)...
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Sox Can’t Complete Sweep Against Jays

The Red Sox had a chance to complete a 3 game sweep against the Blue Jays and even had a lead for most of the game, but the Jays once again proved to be the Achilles heel for Junichi Tazawa as he gave up the lead.  Joe Kelly started for the Red Sox and still hasn’t been able to get himself a win in a Sox uniform. The Jays jumped out to an early lead when Jose Bautista hit a solo...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 133 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 8/27/14

Here is tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays: Red Sox (58-74) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Napoli 1B Nava LF Craig RF Betts CF Middlebrooks 3B Ross C Kelly SP Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
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Sox Take Another Game Against The Jays

The Red Sox actually won a game and hoped to be able to have two wins in a row.  The Sox had rookie Rubby De La Rosa on the mound vs. former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey.  The Sox went out to an early lead, allowed the game to be tied in totally Red Sox fashion, went into extra innings and then had a monster of an 11th inning to put the game to bed.  Mike Napoli hit a 3 run homerun...
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Game 132 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 8/26/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Blue Jays: Red Sox (57-74) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Cespedes LF Napoli DH Nava RF Craig 1B Middlebrooks 3B Betts CF Vazquez C De La Rosa SP Game time is at 7:07pm EST.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wait? What? The Red Sox Won A Game?

The Red Sox had been riding a streak that they desperately wanted to get off, an 8 game losing streak.  The Sox had held leads in many of the games, but weren’t able to hold on to the lead into the final stretch.  Last night the Sox had the only remaining starter from the World Series team on the mound in Clay Buchholz.  Buchholz has done nothing but struggle this year and everyone...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 131 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays 8/25/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Blue Jays: Red Sox (56-74) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Cespedes LF Napoli DH Craig 1B Nava RF Middlebrooks 3B Betts CF Vazquez C Buchholz SP Game time is a 7:07pm EST.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Lead Again En Route to 8th Straight Loss

At this point I am almost grotesquely curious at how long this losing streak can last. What will be the magic elixir that will bring it to an end? In each of the games with the Mariners the Sox had the lead at least once, however when the 9 innings came and went the Sox would be looking down the barrel of a loss each and ever time. This time the Sox had Allen Webster on the mound...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 130 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Mariners 8/24/14

Here is the lineup for today’s game vs. the Mariners: Red Sox (56-73) Holt SS Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Napoli 1B Craig RF Middlebrooks 3B Betts CF Vazquez C Webster SP Game time is at 1:35pm EST.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Blow Early Lead and Lose 7th Straight

The Red Sox have been floundering for most of this season and came into yesterday’s game on the heels of 6 straight losses and a huge blown save from Koji Uehara.  Yesterday it would be Brandon Workman on the mound and he would do well for 3 innings, but then just fall apart in the 4th inning allowing the Mariners to just coast to victory.  Along the way there was some drama...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lots of Questions

The Red Sox hitting attack, so often their trademark, seems to have disappeared. As of last weekend, they were last in the AL in average (.244), runs, slugging percentage, and total bases. They were next-to-last in homers and rbi’s. If it were not for David Ortiz’ totals, they might have the worst stats since the “pitchers’ season” of 1968, 46 years ago. The Sox do have...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox 99 – August Awakening

As July rolled into August, the Red Sox came out of their funk a bit, with 5 wins in 8 constests against contending teams. The Blue Jays had won 29 of 39 to move past Boston into second in the AL East. Backed by strong hitting, however, the Sox swept two in Toronto. The first was a come-from-behind 11-9 decision  in which the Townies overcame a 7-3 deficit. The Sox jumped out to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Koji Blows Save, Allows 5 runs in Loss to the Mariners

Last night the game was Joe Kelly vs. Felix Hernandez, so not many people had this one inked down as an automatic win.  However, Joe Kelly did his part and Cespedes took Hernandez deep, so it looked like the unthought of might happen until the 9th inning happened.  Koji Uehara took the mound and had the worst relief performance of his career to not only blow the save, but give...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 128 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Mariners 8/22/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Mariners: Red Sox (56-71) Nava 1B Pedroia 2B Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Craig RF Middlebrooks 3B Bogaerts SS Betts CF Vazquez C Kelly SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Complete 4 Game Sweep of Angels

The Red Sox hoped to be able to get one, just one win against the Angels in the series finale last night, but the strong start from Rubby De La Rosa would not be enough as the Red Sox bats were once again almost no hit by an opposing pitcher.  The Sox would get shutout and the Angels would get a 4 game series sweep. The Angels would get out to an early lead when De La Rosa gave...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 127 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Angels 8/21/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Angels: Red Sox (56-70) Holt 3B Pedroia 2B Nava RF Cespedes LF Craig DH Johnson 1B Bogaerts SS Betts CF Vazquez C De La Rosa SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Buchholz Leads Sox to Yet Another Loss

The Red Sox got out to early 3 run lead and the Angels unfortunately lost their starting pitcher Garrett Richards to a freak knee injury, however the Sox were still unable to capitalize and lost another game to the Angels.  The wheels came off big time for Buchholz in the 5th inning and the Sox were never able to recover. The Sox scored a single run in each of the first 3 innings...
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