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Young Pitchers – Don’t Judge Yet

How have the Red Sox young hurlers done since THE TRADES? If you go on stats, not very well. Through Saturday, Rubby De La Rosa, Brandon Workman, Anthony Renaudo and Allen Webster have made 49 starts. Their record is 12-23 with a 5.06 ERA and only 6 strikeouts per 9 innings. The latest disappointment is De La Rosa, who has faded badly after a good start. But numbers do not tell...
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Sox 99 – Toward Postseason

The Red Sox made a big leap toward the postseason by taking three from the Yankees in the Stadium behind solid pitching and strong hitting. It was Boston’s first sweep in the Big Apple in 15 years, and started with perhaps Pedro Martinez’ best of many great performances. On September 10 he tossed a one-hitter in a 3-1 win, walking none and fanning a career-high 17. Pedey fanned...
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Sox Season Goes Out With A Whimper in Loss to Yanks

The Red Sox played their last game of 2014 this afternoon before closing the book on a disappointing season.  Before the game started the Sox had a ceremony honoring Derek Jeter and then gave him the gift of having Clay Buchholz not only give up a hit to Jeter, but an RBI hit.  The Sox went down early to the Yankees and were playing behind the whole game.  The Sox went from worst...
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Sox Bat Around Against Tanaka in Easy Win

This weekend seems to be about anything and everything to do with Derek Jeter and his last few days of baseball, however the Sox lineup and Joe Kelly decided to play and win a ballgame anyways.  Tanaka tanked and didn’t even make it out of the 2nd inning and the Sox bats ran away with this one.  Derek Jeter might have gotten a standing ovation during his at bats, but that wasn’t...
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Yankees Take Opener in Final Series

The Red Sox and the Yankees headed into the final 3 games knowing they would not see October baseball.  Both teams probably had less major league players than they would if it were a spring training game.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound vs. former Sox Chris Capuano for the Yankees. The Red Sox cracked the scoreboard first when Capuano gave up an RBI single...
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Game 159 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 9/25/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Rays: Red Sox (69-89) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Nava RF Cespedes DH Craig 1B Cecchini 3B Castillo CF Brentz LF Vazquez C Webster SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
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Sox Beat Rays 11-3 As Season Comes to A Close

The Red Sox had Anthony Ranaudo on the mound and while he ended up giving up a couple of runs in the 1st inning, the Sox took the end and never looked back.  The Sox scored 5 runs in the 4th inning and then 4 more runs in the 6th inning taking advantage of some poor pitching and some defensive mistakes from the Rays. The Rays jumped out to an early lead when Ranaudo gave up 2 runs...
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Game 158 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 9/24/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Rays: Red Sox (68-89) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Nava RF Cespedes DH Craig 1B Cecchini 3B Castillo CF Brentz LF Vazquez C Ranaudo SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
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Sox Falters in the Late Innings and Give Away Game to the Rays

The Red Sox headed back to Fenway for the final homestand of the season.  The Sox have a series against the Rays and then a series against the Yankees.  The Sox had Clay Buchholz on the mound against Alex Cobb of the Rays.  Clay had a lead going into the 8th inning, however the Rays would turn that around scoring 5 runs and turn his positive performance into just another loss...
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Game 157 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Rays 9/23/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Rays: Red Sox (68-88) Betts 2B Weeks SS Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Nava 1B Castillo CF Cecchini 3B Vazquez C Bradley Jr. RF Buchholz SP Game time is at 7:10pm EST.
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Sox Take Series Against O’s Behind Joe Kelly’s Strong Start

The Red Sox finished their last away game with a Sunday day game against the Orioles.  The game was Joe Kelly on the mound for the Sox vs. Miguel Gonzalez for the O’s.  Joe Kelly looks to be in the mix of the arms competing for the 2015 rotation and he made a pretty strong case in his performance yesterday. The Sox got on the board right off the bat.  Mookie Betts hit a leadoff...
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Game 156 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Orioles 9/21/14

Here is today’s lineup vs. the Orioles: Red Sox (67-88) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Nava 1B Cespedes LF Middlebrooks 3B Castillo CF Cecchini DH Ross C Brentz RF Kelly SP Game time is at 1:35pm EST.
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Adam Jones Takes a Page From Big Papi and Hits 2 Homers in Sox Loss

The Red Sox the night before when David Ortiz took the team on his back and hit 2 homers.  Last night, the Orioles would so similarly when Adam Jones hit 2 homers and the O’s easily coasted to victory.  The Sox had Rubby De La Rosa on the mound and he continued to struggle down the stretch.  De La Rosa was lauded as one of the stellar young arms early in the season, but so far...
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Sox 99 – September Surge

Boston’s late-August surge continued into September, as they swept three from the struggling Kansas City Royals and split a four-gamer with Seattle. Pedro Martinez took care of things in the opener, fanning 11 and walking one while allowing 4 hits and a run in 6 frames as the Sox breezed 7-1. They broke open a 2-1 contest with 4 in the fifth on 3 hits and 2 errors, with Butch...
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Keep Mookie

Twice last week, Peter Abraham, Globe Sox beat writer and NESN contributor, suggested that Mookie Betts could be a trading chip over the winter. Though I respect Peter very much, I have to strongly disagree. As of Sunday (the day the Globe pubishes expanded stats), Betts had played 39 games with the Sox. His .283 average was by far the best of the Sox “young hopefuls”, including...
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Sox 99 – Bouncing Back

After being swept in Texas, the Red Sox bounced back in late August against much weaker competiton. The Minnesota Twins, 51-72 and 25 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central, fell in the first game 4-1. The Sox rode two-run homers from Trot Nixon in the second and Troy O’Leary in the fifth. Pat Rapp, doing some of his best pitching of the year, went 6 frames allowing 8 hits...
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Game 155 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Orioles 9/20/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the O’s: Red Sox (67-87) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Ortiz DH Craig 1B Nava LF Castillo CF Bradley Jr RF Middlebrooks 3B Vazquez C De La Rosa SP Game time is at 7:05pm EST.
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It Took Extra Innings and Two Homers from Papi, but Sox Take Opener Against O’s!

The Red Sox headed into Camden Yards to play the winners of the Al East pennant, the Baltimore Orioles.  The Sox had just been swept by the Pirates and had rookie Allen Webster on the mound.  Webster pitched well, however the Sox would give up their lead in the 7th and end up having to head into extra innings for the win.  Luckily for the Sox, David Ortiz hit not one, but two...
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Game 154 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Orioles 9/19/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Orioles: Red Sox (66-87) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Ortiz DH Cespedes LF Nava RF Craig 1B Castillo CF Cecchini 3B Vazquez C Webster SP Game time is 7:05pm EST.
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Sox Swept Away by Pirates With 9th Inning Blunder

The Red Sox came into Pittsburgh and left without getting a single win.  The Sox took to the mound for the 3rd game with Brandon Workman on the mound and he put the Sox in a hole early and then the Sox almost rallied in the 9th, but a bone headed baserunning error by Jemile Weeks would end up being the Sox’s undoing.  The Sox got swept by the Pirates, a team who is still very...
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Game 153 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Pirates 9/18/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Pirates: Red Sox (66-86) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Ortiz 1B Craig RF Nava LF Middlebrooks 3B Bradley Jr CF Vazquez C Workman SP Game time is at 7:05pm EST.
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Buchholz Struggles As Sox Lose 2 in a Row to Pirates

The Red Sox were hoping to play spoiler down the stretch to teams still in search of a post season berth, but in order to do that they would have to actually win games down the stretch.  The Sox lost the first game of the series and then with Clay Buchholz on the mound lost another game.  Buchholz had had a few strong outings in a row, but last night would not be among them. ...
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Game 152 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Pirates 9/17/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Pirates (including the major league debut of Rusney Castillo): Red Sox (66-85) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Cespedes LF Napoli 1B Craig RF Middlebrooks 3B Castillo CF Vazquez C Buchholz SP Game time is at 7:05pm EST.
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Sox Get Shut Out in Loss to Pirates

The Red Sox headed into Pittsburgh to play a series against the Pirates as the season winds down.  The Sox had rookie Anthony Ranaudo on the mound and he kept with his trend of giving up the long ball.  Ranaudo took his 3rd loss of the season while once again another team pitched a shutout against the Sox. The Pirates first got on the scoreboard in the 2nd inning when Ranaudo gave...
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Game 151 Lineup: Red Sox vs. Pirates 9/16/14

Here is tonight’s lineup vs. the Pirates: Red Sox (66-84) Betts 2B Bogaerts SS Nava RF Cespedes LF Napoli 1B Middlebrooks 3B Bradley Jr. CF Vazquez C Ranaudo SP Game time is at 7:05pm EST.
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