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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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13 hours 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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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sox Blast Away in Series Finale With Jays

The Red Sox came into the final game of the series with the Jays hoping for a win before they headed back to Fenway this weekend.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. rookie Matt Boyd for the Jays.  Well, it was against Boyd for less than an inning.  Boyd allowed 8 runs to score in the 1st and was pulled before he was even able to record an out.  After that it became a sloppy...
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Blue Jays Blast Away on Porcello in Sox Loss

The Red Sox and the Blue Jays faced off on Canada Day in a day game at Rogers Centre.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound an the Jays had Mark Buehrle on the mound.  Porcello struggled with the long ball and didn’t make it to the 3rd inning.  Porcello has struggled for much of this season and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a DL stint in his future. Porcello started the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Squeak Out a Win; Have a Nice 3 Game Win Streak Going

The Red Sox took on the Blue Jays once again, this time with rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound.  It’s been reported that in his last outing that he was tipping his pitches, so a lot of attention was paid to that during his outing last night.  Rodriguez seemed to do well and left the mound in line for a win.  The bullpen made it dicey, but they were able to squeak out a win...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clay Finishes Strong June With Win Over Jays

The Red Sox headed north of the border for a 4 game series with the Toronto Blue Jays.  The Sox had their ace Clay Buchholz on the mound vs. knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.  Buchholz has definitely been the shining star of the rotation in the last month and he continued it with an 8 innings, 1 run performance last night to bring the team to victory. Buchholz has always liked pitching...
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5 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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays Win Game Against Sox By Way of the Longball

The Red Sox faced off with the Rays again on Saturday in hopes of grabbing their 2nd win in a row and taking the series.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound who has had some pretty decent outings recently.   Miley didn’t pitch poorly, but with no run support he got the loss after giving up a homerun in the 5th.  In fact the Rays scored all their runs in Saturday’s game by...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take A Game in Extras From The Rays

The Red Sox headed into Tropicana Field to face off in a series against the Rays.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Alex Colome for the Rays.  The Sox went out to an early lead, but the Rays tied the game and it stayed that way until the game with to extras.  The Sox were able to grab the go ahead run in the 10th and get the victory. The Sox got on the scoreboard first...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

One More Enigma

Thursday night’s performance by Eduardo Rodriguez against the Orioles marked one more piece in the puzzling story of the 2015 Red Sox  Rodriguez’ second meltdown of the year left Sox fans again scratching their heads. He had entered the game with a 3-1 record and 3.13 ERA and had walked 11 and fanned 27. His first meltdown of the year in early June could be excused a bit...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Unrealized Potential

Comparisons have often been made between the present Red Sox team and the 1965 squad which went 62-100 and finished ninth. The 65 squad was just bad. Some of its players were Felix Mantilla( the anti-Brock Holt-couldn’t field at any position) and “Automatic” reliever Dick Radatz (who wasn’t  as automatic anymore). Others included Bob Tillman, Jay Ritchie, Dennis Bennett...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose in Series Finale to O’s

The Red Sox had a day game against the O’s before heading out on the road to face the Rays.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Miguel Gonzalez for the Orioles.  Rodriguez got beat around a little bit and the offense tried to get his back in the later innings, but it was the story of too little, too late.  The Sox lost another game against an AL East foe....
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Have a Big Inning in Win Over O’s

The Red Sox were putting all their faith in Clay Buchholz in last night’s game against the Orioles.  Buchholz has not lost a game in June and he continued that trend last night.  He gave up an early run, but that would be the only damage.  The Sox offense had his back and he easily coasted to victory. Buchholz kept the game scoreless until the 6th inning.  Buchholz gave up...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Kelly Continues His Season of Struggle

The Red Sox came home to what was supposed to be Friendly Fenway, however with Joe Kelly on the mound it didn’t seem so friendly.  Kelly’s continued struggles put the Sox in a hole early and the offense wasn’t potent enough to have his back.  The Sox continue to struggle against AL East teams which makes it basically impossible to make any move out of the basement in the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bash Their Way to a Series Win Against Royals

The Red Sox came into the series with a split and were hoping to leave Kansas City with a series win.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Chris Young for the Royals.  Miley had another strong outing on the mound and he got more than enough run support from the Sox bats. The Sox offense got out to another early lead when Hanley Ramirez hit a solo homerun in the 2nd inning....
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Porcello’s One Bad Innings Equals a Sox Loss

The Red Sox looked like they were cruising for a win in the game last night, that is until Rick Porcello just couldn’t stop the bleeding in the 5th inning.  Porcello allowed the Royals to score 5 times in the inning and saw the lead his offense gave him quickly evaporate. The Sox offense got going early in the game.  Mookie Betts hit a leadoff homer in the 1st inning to have...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Take First Game Against Red Hot Royals

The Red Sox headed into Kansas City for a 4 game series.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Yohan Pino for the Royals.  The Royals have continued their rise this season and the Sox looked like they might have their work cut out for them.  Rodriguez however got right back to his dominant winning ways and the Sox offense got all over Pino in the early innings...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Split Series With Braves With A Win

The Red Sox had Clay Buchholz on the mound in the final game of the 4 game home/away series with the Braves and they really needed a win.  Buchholz got the job done and he was also helped out by the offense, especially with another strong game by Brock Holt from the plate. Clay Buchholz has struggled some his last two times out, so he needed to have a strong outing last night.  The...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Get Back to Their Losing Ways in Atlanta

The Red Sox finally won a game on Tuesday and headed into hot Atlanta in hopes that their winning would continue.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound and even though he got himself an RBI, the offense was not able to get another win in the books.  Kelly pitched a decent outing, but would end up with a no decision. Joe Kelly was able to keep the Braves off the scoreboard in the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Finally Win One and Brock Holt Hits for the Cycle!

The Red Sox came into yesterday’s game having lost seven games straight.  Wade Miley was on the mound for Sox and hoped for a rebound outing from his last poor start.  Miley pitched well and got lots of run support from the offense en route to the first Sox win in a week.  Brock Holt was a big part of that offense having hit for the cycle in yesterday’s game.  Brock completed...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington – Let the Smoke Clear

Two weeks ago, I wrote a piece entitled “Sox Funeral-Not Yet”. I’m afraid the time to schedule a funeral is fast approaching. Red Sox GM Ben Cherington has tried two approaches since the somewhat accidental World Championship in 2013. Last season, he traded veterans like Jon Lester and John Lackey and went largely with youth. This approach did not work. Last winter...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Losing Streak Stretches to Seven in Loss to Braves

The Red Sox can’t seem to be anything to get out of this funk they are in.  They just got swept two times in a row and then faced off against the Braves in a little interleague play.  Porcello was on the mound for the Sox in hopes of being the stopper the team desperately needed.  Porcello didn’t pitch poorly, but he got little run support and got his 7th loss of the season...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Holt – Super Sub

Yesterday was Brock Holt’s 27th birthday. In this Red Sox season of many downs and fewer ups, he has remained consistent performer. In his last 7 games, for example, he is 10 for 15 with three doubles and four walks. Most baseball teams have utility infielders and utility outfielders. Holt is a combination. During the last two seasons, he has started games at every position...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Lose Both Games This Weekend to Be Swept by the Jays

The Red Sox weren’t able to get it together either on Saturday or Sunday and get a win.  The Sox have now lost 6 games in a row.  The Sox rallied back on Saturday to tie the game, but ended up losing in extra innings.  On Sunday the Sox went down 0-10 and even though they had an offensive explosion in the middle innings, they weren’t able to battle back after being down that...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox Suffer Another Back Breaking Loss

The Red Sox just got swept by the O’s, so they hoped a return to friendly Fenway would do them some good.  The Sox bats got going early and it looked like it would be an easy win, but it seems nothing is easy with the Sox this season.  The Sox were cruising until the 7th inning when the Jays put a beating on the Sox pitching and scored 9 runs.  Nine.  The Sox keep finding new...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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