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Red Sox Trade Victorino

The Red Sox have traded Shane Victorino and cash considerations to the Angels for Josh Rutledge.   Rusney Castillo has been called up to fill the OF spot.  Rutledge is currently playing in AAA where he has played second, short and third.
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take Finale in Series Against Tigers

The Sox came into the final game of the series with the Tigers and hoped to take the game and the series.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Shane Greene for the Tigers.  Rodriguez pitched well and more importantly, the Sox offense got all over Greene. The game stayed scoreless until the 4th inning when the Sox got on the board first.  Blake Swihart hit an...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Johnson- A Ray of Hope in the Darkness (Part 2)

The Red Sox selected Johnson as the 31st pick in the 2012 draft.  He moved quickly through the farm system. He opened some eyes last year between Salem (A-plus) and Portland (AA), with a combined 13-3 and 2.13 with a WHIP under one. This year at Pawtucket  he continued strong with an 8-6 mark and 2.73 in 16 starts. SoxProspects.com has rated him a number 4 or 5 starter with...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Can’t Win 2 in a Row as Tigers Best Wright

The Red Sox came off a win that snapped an 8 game losing streak and were looking for another win to add to the books.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound and hoped that his knuckleball would get the hot hitting Tigers lineup off their game.  Unfortunately the Tiger bats had Wright’s number and got to him early and often.  Even if that wasn’t the case, the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Finally Win One, Even If It Takes 11 Innings!

The Red Sox headed home to face off against the Tigers and were definitely hoping for some home cooking.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound against his former team while the Tigers sent out ace Justin Verlander.  Verlander hasn’t had the best season to date, but he still is Justin Verlander. Porcello looked pretty good last night even though he wouldn’t get the win. ...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Walk Off Style This Time

The Red Sox keep finding new and inventive ways to lose games.  In the series finale with the Astros they had the lead, lost the lead, tied the game up and then lost the game walk off style in the 9th.  The Sox went 0-7 on the road trip and now have lost 8 games straight.  The Sox looked like they might be able to make a run before the All Star Break, but all of that hope is long...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Just Keep on Losing

The Red Sox faced off against the Astros and once again came up short.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound who had just made his return after being sent down to the minors to work on whatever it is that has been causing him trouble this season.  Kelly didn’t pitch poorly, but he wasn’t able to keep the Astros bats from sending the ball out of the ballpark.  The Sox looked...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Johnson- A Ray of Hope (Part 1)

A Western road trip to open the Red Sox second half of the season was just what the doctor did not order. Tuesday night’s 7-3 loss to Houston made it 6 losses in a row and 7 out of 8. Their record of 42-52 was the American League’s worst. The were now 10 behind the Yankees. No matter what Ben Cherington might say, they are now playing for next year. One ray of hope, however...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Losing Streak Goes to Six With Loss to Astros

The Red Sox can’t seem to win a game, no matter what they do.  The Sox headed to Houston to take on the Astros and had just  called up rookie Brian Johnson on the mound.  Johnson seemed to show his nerves in the early innings, but settled down.  Unfortunately he got into a little trouble in the 5th and that would be it for him.  The Sox offense scored 3 runs in the 3rd to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Sweep Sox, Have Lost 5 Games In A Row

The Red Sox took the field in the night cap of the doubleheader having lost the previously three to the Angels.  The Sox put all their hopes of not being swept to knuckleballer Steven Wright.  Unfortunately the Angels got all over Wright and his knuckleball and the Sox offense wasn’t able to fight back.  The Sox got swept by the Angels and have now lost 5 games in a row. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

George Smith and the Impossible Dream Part 2

The second game of the doubleheader, played on a partly cloudy afternoon with temps in the 80’s, was close all the way. The Red Sox led 5-3 after three innings Tony C hit a two-run homer in the first, George Scott contributed a two-run single in the third. Carl Yastrzemski knotted it at 6 It stayed that way into extra innings. In the bottom of the tenth, Yaz led with a double...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose First Half the Double Header

The Red Sox got rained out on Sunday and instead had to play a day/night doubleheader on Monday against the Angels.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound in the day game.  Rodriguez got batted around hard by the Angels and didn’t make it out of the 2nd inning.  The Sox did finally score a run, but they still lost by 10 runs in a brutal loss. The Red Sox haven...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Offense Silent Again in Another Loss to the Angels

The Red Sox squared off against the Angels once again and once again the offense was no where to be found.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Garrett Richards for the Angels.  Porcello gave up a couple of runs early, but it didn’t really matter much since the Sox offense would give him no run support.  The Sox offense has looked lifeless coming out of the All Star Break...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose 0-1 to Angels in Return from All Star Action

The Red Sox, minus Brock Holt, has most of last week off due to the All Star Break.  The Sox opened back up against the Angels on a west coast trip.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. CJ Wilson for the Angels.  The game was a scoreless pitchers duel until the bottom of the 9th when the Angels were able to get a single run against closer Koji Uehara and take the first game...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

George Smith and the Impossible Dream (Part 1)

George Smith passed away in St Petersburg, Florida in 1987 at the age of 49. But in his last season in the majors in 1966 he was part of a preview of the Impossible Dream. The Red Sox went into the final series before the All-Star break with a record of 33-52 and in last place in the American League. To the surprise of their fans, they swept the Chicago White Sox at home. It...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mixed Messages

Saturday night at Fenway was a night of mixed messages.  The Globe headlines go from  “Handling the Heat” (Peter Abraham)  to the performance of Eduardo Rodriguez to “Getting Thrown for Another Loss”  (Nick Cafardo on the Clay Buchholz injury. E-Rod continued his run as possibly the top Red Sox rookie hurler since Buchholz in 2007 with a 5-3 triumph over the still...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Final Game With Yanks Before All Star Break

The Red Sox had a real opportunity to make up some ground this weekend in the AL East before heading into the break.  The Yankees are sitting a top the AL East and the Sox could have made some major damage and even gotten themselves out of the basement.  The Sox came into Sunday’s game with the series tied, but they were unable to get the job done.  The Sox had a lead, but the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Tie Up The Series With Win Over Yanks

The Red Sox came into the game on Saturday and with a strong start from Eduardo Rodriguez and some run support from the bats, the Sox were able to grab a win and tie up the series.  Rodriguez really has been a godsend for the Sox rotation this season and this was his first career start against the Yankees. The game yesterday started the same way the game did on Friday with Alex...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lost to Yanks and May Loss More If Buchholz is Shelved

The Red Sox had been surging heading into a weekend series with the Yankees before the All Star Break.  A month ago it didn’t look like there would be meaningful baseball between the two teams, but if the Sox can take the series from the Yankees it’ll be even more ground made up in the AL East.  The Sox had Clay Buchholz on the mound who has been the core piece of the rotation...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Maybe Management Was Correct

As of Wednesday, the Red Sox were the best last-place team in the majors. Three weeks ago, no one would call them the best of anything. They were 27-38, 9 games behind Tampa Bay. Their record was second worst in the American League and had lost their seventh in a row. Among them was the Friday Night Follies (blowing an 8-1 lead) and the Sunday Horror Show (the sudden implosion of...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Sweep Mini Series With Marlins; Have Won 4 Straight!

The Red Sox are making a push at getting out of the basement in the AL East when it matters most.  The All Star Break is coming up following quickly by the trade deadline.  Not long ago the Sox were 10 games back from the leader, but after last night’s win they are now only 4.5 games back.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound who has struggled mightily this season.  Porcello...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Comes Up Big in Sox Win!

The Red Sox have a short 2 game series with the Marlins as they are making a push at the standings prior to the All Star Break.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Dan Haren for the Marlins.  The Marlins had a 2 run lead heading into the 7th inning, but Xander Bogaerts showed why people should be voting for him for the All Star Game when he hit a bases clearing single to put...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Rally Late to Take Series from Astros

The Red Sox came into the day game on Sunday with the hope of taking the game and the series.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Lance McCullers for the Astros.  The Sox went out early, but then the Astros battled back to take the lead.  The game came down to a 2 run homerun from Hanley Ramirez for the go ahead run.  The back end of the Sox bullpen was able...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Xander Bogearts – The Real Thing

According to Braden Campbell of Boston.com, Xander Bogearts is finally for real.  Successful shortstops have been in short supply at Fenway since Nomar left in 2004.  Among the names have been  Orlando Cabrera, Alex Gonzales twice, Alex Cora, Julio Lugo, Jed Lowrie, Marco Scutaro and Jose Iglesias. A year ago, there were real questions about Bogearts. Was he a shortstop,...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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