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Sox Just Barely Hold On To Take First Game With Yankees

The Red Sox and the Yankees faced off for the first game in a 3 game set.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Ivan Nova for the Yankees.  The Yankees scored first, but thanks to homers from Mookie Betts and David Ortiz the Sox were able to snag the lead.  Jean Machi struggled in the 9th, but was able to just barely squeak out the save. The Yankees struck first...
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Sox Lose Series Finale Against Mets In Seesaw Game

The Red Sox came into the final game of the series hoping for a sweep.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Snydergaard for the Mets.  The game went back and forth, but then the Mets went ahead in the 7th and kept the lead for good. The Mets got on the scoreboard first when Wade Miley gave up an RBI in the 2nd inning.  It ended up being the Mets pitcher who scored the RBI...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take on Another Premier Ace and Of Course Come Away With A Win!

The Red Sox came into the middle game of the series with a challenge ahead of them.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound vs. an elite pitcher in the Mets’ Jacob deGrom.  deGrom has shown himself to not only be great this year, but particularly when he is pitching at Citi Field.  Joe Kelly also had his own history he was chasing.  Kelly has been 5-0 in August so far and if he...
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Blake Swihart Hits An Inside the Park Homer As Sox Beat Mets in Extra Innings

The Red Sox headed into New York for the weekend, but instead of playing the Yankees they were facing off with the Mets.  The Red Sox had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Matt Harvey for the Mets.  The Mets got out to an early lead and then the game would get tied up when both team’s bullpens fell apart.  The game ended being decided in the 1oth inning when the Red Sox scored...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz- Still a Mystery

After 9 seasons with the Red Sox, we know nothing more than we started about Clay Buchholz. He’s still a mystery. It began early. After hurling a no-hitter in his second major league start, he collapsed to 2-9 in 2008 and spent part of the season in the minors. His only really successful season was 2010, when he went 17-7 with a 2.33 ERA,  led the league in ERA+, and was...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello Gets Win in Return to the Mound

Rick Porcello was actively off the disabled list and the first team he had to face was the same one that shelled him in his last MLB start.  Porcello would have no easy task either as he was up against ace Chris Sale.  Both starting pitchers did their jobs and kept the offense off the scoreboard, but the win would go to Porcello when the Red Sox offense got to the White Sox bullpen...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Wade Miley Can’t Get the Win for the Red Sox

The Red Sox hoped to get two wins in a row against the White Sox.  They had Wade Miley on the mound and while he had a lead for part of the game, he wasn’t able to hold onto it when he gave the lead back to the White Sox in the bottom of the 7th. The White Sox scored first last night and when all was said and done they would score last.  The White Sox scored a single run in the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Junichi Tazawa- Not a Closer

“It’s a learning experience for (Tazawa)—-he’s going to be better off for this moment”, Red Sox interim manager Tony Lovullo was quoted as saying . I can’t agree. Sunday’s implosion against Kansas City made his record 2-6 with a 3.74 ERA (high for a relief pitcher). His WHIP has risen to 1.128. Amazingly, he has blown 6 saves out of 8 chances. Who can replace...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hold On and Win Series Opener Against White Sox

The Red Sox headed to Chicago to take on the White Sox for a 3 game series.  The Red Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound who had won his last 4 starts in a row and was looking for a 5th.  Kelly would be up against White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija.  Kelly put together another nice start and the bullpen was able to hold on and get his that sought after win. The White Sox got on the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox- Too Many Mistakes

It’s ironic that Terry Francona would be in the Cleveland Indians dugout at Fenway the night that Ben Cherington was (in effect) let go.There have been too many mistakes since 2011 by both Francona and Theo Epstein. In that year, the Red Sox led Tampa Bay by 9 games in the AL wild card race on September 3, then proceeded to lose 18 of 24. They were finally eliminated in a blown...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes Continues to Struggle in Loss to Royals

The Red Sox won the first two game of the 4 game set and hoped to extend their win streak to 5 games with Matt Barnes on the mound.  Barnes has struggled both in the rotation and out of the bullpen this year and this outing would be nothing different.  The Sox offense was not able to make up the damage and the Royals won the game easily. The Royals got on top in the 1st inning...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Offense Gets the Best of Cueto in Win Over Royals

The Red Sox had a tough task ahead of them on Friday night when they had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Johnny Cueto for the Royals.  The Royals acquired Cueto at the trade deadline in hopes of his stellar pitching boosting their post season chances.  Cueto has also been on the Red Sox radar as a possible option in the off season when he becomes a free agent.  Last night...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Best Royals in Opening Game of the Series

The Red Sox faced off against the AL leading Kansas City Royals last night.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Danny Duffy for the Royals.  Miley had himself a strong performance and got enough run support to give him and the team the win. The Sox got on the scoreboard first when Travis Shaw was issued a walk with the bases loaded to bring Betts to the plate.  Sox 1-0.  The...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Win And Take Series Against Indians

The Red Sox came into the rubber game of the series and hoped to get a win behind starter Joe Kelly.  The Sox offense was up against Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.  The Sox got to Kluber early and often and cruised on their way to winning the series. Joe Kelly had won his last 3 starts and hoped to keep that trend going.  The Sox gave him an early lead in the 2nd when Ortiz and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Smash Away on Indians Pitching in Win

The Red Sox took on the Indians again on Tuesday night, but this outing went a lot better for the home team.  The Sox had Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Trevor Bauer for the Indians.  The Sox offense chased Bauer from the game in the 2nd inning and Rodriguez pitched 8 strong innings on his way to a commanding win. The Sox got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the 1st when...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Barnes Struggles in Loss to Indians

Matt Barnes was recalled from Pawtucket yesterday to make the start in Steven Wright’s place who is on the 7 Day Concussion DL.  Barnes has been up previously in the bullpen this year and had struggled in his previous outings.  Barnes would make his first major league start, however it wouldn’t be his best outing.  Barnes would end up giving up 6 runs in his 5 innings of work...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Joe Kelly the Sox closer? Not Right Now

A Nick Cafardo column last Wednesday was headlined “(Kelly) is the obvious choice to replace Uehara ( as Red Sox closer”) Friday night the team banded together for a 15-1 blowout of Seattle. They had just received the terrible news about John Farrell’s lymphoma. And Kelly proved them wrong. Kelly pitched six innings, allowing 4 hits and a run, walking 2 and fanning...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Take Series Finale From Sox In Extra Innings

Henry Owens made his Fenway debut yesterday when he took the mound in the series finale with the Mariners.  Owens struggled to keep the ball in the yard and gave up 7 runs as a result.  However the silver lining of his outing is that he also struck out 10 batters in six innings of work.  The offense ended up tying the game in the 9th, but there would be no magic in extra innings...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

JBJ Shines in Sox Beatdown of Mariners!

The Red Sox came into Saturday’s game and the hot bats got right back to work.  Wade Miley was on the mound, however it didn’t matter much as the Sox bats ended up scoring 22 runs when all was said and done.  Jackie Bradley Jr continued to show his stuff, this time with his offense.  Bradley hit 2 homers and went 5 for 6 on the day.  It was without question Bradley’s best...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Offense Crushes Mariners in Series Opener

The Red Sox came into the game last night with their focus probably more on their manager than on playing the opposing 9.  Red Sox Manager John Farrell informed the team and the media that he is currently suffering from Stage 1 Lymphoma and will be starting treatment next week.  Bench coach Torey Lovullo will take over as the Interim Manager while Farrell is away.  The Red Sox...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox- Shaky Bullpen Again

Twice this week the Red Sox were in the thick of games against the Miami Marlins and their bullpen failed them. Tuesday they led 4-3 entering the ninth and suffered a 5-4 loss.The culprits were Junichi Tazawa, who blew his fifth save.. Tazawa now stands at 2-5/3.31/1.122. Breslow stands at 0-2/4.43/1.477. Both have become increasingly unreliable. Wednesday the Sox trailed...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Get Swept in Mini Series With Marlins

The Red Sox had a late afternoon game on Wednesday to finish off the 2 game series with the Marlins.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Adam Conley for the Marlins.  Rodriguez gave up 4 runs early, but the Sox were able to come back and tie the game.  Unfortunately things went south for the Sox quickly in the 6th inning and the Marlins were able to easily coast...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Blow a 4 Run Lead As Marlins Walk Off in 10th

The Red Sox headed down to Miami for a quick 2 game series with the Marlins.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound and while the offense gave him a 4-0 lead, the bullpen was not able to hold it for him down the stretch.  The Marlins tied the game in the 9th and then walked off in the 10th. The Sox got on the board first when Mookie Betts hit an RBI single in the...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Henry Owens-It’s a Start

Another game, another competitive performance from Henry Owens. The 6’6″ lefty from California, who is 23 but looks younger, produced a good effort Sunday against the Tigers, another underachieving team. It was the first victory of his career and brought his record to 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA. Owens went 5-plus innings, giving up 3 hits and a run. His performance was a bit shaky...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Owens Gets First MLB Win As Sox Take Series in Detroit

The Red Sox came into the rubber game looking for the win in order to take the series.  The Sox had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Justin Verlander for the Tigers.  Verlander was once the most dominant pitcher in the league, but this year he seems much more of this world.  The Sox offense had Owens back and were able to get him his first major league win. The game started...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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