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Recap - Sox win a wild one in extras

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterA.J. Pierzynski's shot into the Fenway Park centerfield triangle scored Jonny Gomes from 1st base with the winning run as the Red Sox outlasted the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 in 10 innings. For Boston it was their 5th win in a row.Tampa Bay took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning on an RBI groundout by Ben Zobrist, and doubled that to 2-0 with...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 54: Red Sox look to keep the ball rolling against Tampa Bay

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox are on a role now, winning their last 4 against the Atlanta Braves. Tonight, they'll turn their attention to the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at Fenway. The Rays were the last team to get a win off the Red Sox, sweeping them last weekend at Tropicana Field.There was some tension last weekend, as Yunel Escobar was the catalyst...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Ruby De La Rosa's Time To Shine

(AP)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The call has gone out for the roster spot that opened when Clay Buchholz went on the disabled list this week.Rubby De La Rosa is being called up from Triple-A.The choice was hard with Allen Webster also in line for the call-up, but De La Rosa got the nod based on recommendation from the staff in Pawtucket. Manager John Farrell clarifies, ...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - add another W to the Sox streak

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterBack-to-back walks by Braves closer Craig Kimbrel, followed by an error on Xander Bogaerts' fielders choice gave the Red Sox a 4-3 win over the Braves at Fenway Park. For the Red Sox it was their 4th straight win.Koji Uehara got the win in relief. Jake Peavy started for the Red Sox and turned in his longest outing of the season, going 8 innings...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 53: Red Sox look to complete 4-game sweep of Atlanta

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox have won 3 in a row now against the Atlanta Braves, and they'll look to complete the 4-game sweep of this home-and-home series tonight behind Jake Peavy (1-2, 4.65 ERA). Peavy has struggled of late, giving up 5 runs in each of his last 3 starts. The walks have piled up so far for Peavy, as he has given up 28 so far...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

#TBT - the best of 2004

Photo from Boston.comConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterSince the Red Sox honored the 2004 champs before the game, I took the time out to scour Youtube to find the best moments from the 2004 playoff run in a special Throwback Thursday: Red Sox Life style.Here are, in no particular order, the 4 best moments from the 04 run, starting with "The Steal."As the Red Sox...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Buchholz Injury, Real or Escape

SCOTT CUNNINGHAM/GETTY IMAGESEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer We talked about the need to fix the Red Sox number 2 starting pitcher slot.Clay Buchholz said he would not go down to the Minors for a stint to sort out his mechanics, read between the lines and you see he needs to work on his head more than his mechanics.Luckily he seems to see the need to clear a roster spot so that...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox make it 3 in a row!

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterOn the night the Red Sox honored the 2004 World Series team, the 2014 edition rapped out 12 hits and got 6.1 strong innings from John Lackey in a 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park.Boston's 1st run scored in the bottom of the 2nd inning when Jonny Gomes scored on a doubleplay grounder by Daniel Nava. A.J. Pierzynski's (pictured) RBI...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Fenway fans welcome back the 2004 Red Sox

Truly a special time in Boston sports history.Videos courtesy of Mike Petrgalia
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 52: Red Sox look to take it to the Braves at home

Scott Cunningham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterRejoice, Red Sox Nation, for the Red Sox have won 2 straight. The Sox will look to continue that tonight as the 4 game series against the Atlanta Bay Braves shifts to Fenway. The Red Sox will honor the 10th anniversary of the 2004 championship before the game tonightThe Red Sox turn to John Lackey tonight...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Life needs new writers!

Red Sox Life wants you to write for us! We're looking for 2-3 new writers to join our staff. Any writers interested must have good writing skills and be a passionate Red Sox fan! The ability to post an article a day is strongly preferred.If interested, please send a resume and a Sox-related writing sample to conor1016@gmail.com.Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Content Coordinator...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox have a winning streak!

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterIt may be modest, but the Red Sox have an honest-to-goodness winning streak going!Dustin Pedroia had 3 hits, Grady Sizemore and Jackie Bradley Jr. each had 2 as the Red Sox came from behind twice for a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. For Boston it was the team's 2nd straight win after suffering through a 10-game losing streak.Jon...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 51: Red Sox look to build on yesterday's win

Photo from USA Today SportsConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox will aim to build on yesterday's come-from-behind win at Turner Field in Atlanta and complete a 2-game sweep of the Braves in Atlanta.The Sox will look for a strong outing from ace Jon Lester (4-6, 3.36 ERA), who gave up 7 runs in 2 innings during his last outing. Aside from 2 rough outings...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Buchholz Fix Needed Before Season Lost

SCOTT CUNNINGHAM/GETTY IMAGESEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There is no pity here for a guy that had a sub 2.0 ERA over the first half of last season, making him one of the best pitchers of 2013.Baseball is about what you do every time you step on the field.Buchholz is a mess right now with a plus 7.0 ERA and control problems reminiscent of Daniel Bard. He was scaring the hitters...
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May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Are you sitting down? Sox win!

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterThe Red Sox scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th inning to snap both a 6-6 tie and a 10-game losing streak as they came from behind to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 at Turner Field.Photo courtesy Red Sox.comDavid Ortiz drove in 4 of the runs with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to bring 1 home in that decisive 7th and A.J. Pierzynski followed with an RBI...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Some Perspective on the Failures

(bostonglobe)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Watching the Red Sox lose 10 straight games and you have to ask yourself, is that sound in the background the flushing of a season down the toilet?Before we say that all is lost, let's take a look at the numbers and gain a bit of perspective to back up such a claim. We will start with some pitching numbers, then look at fielding,...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - another Sox game...another Sox loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterSean Rodriguez's 3-run home run off Craig Breslow in the bottom of the 7th inning - part of a 5-run inning - snapped a 3-3 tie and helped push the Tampa Bay Rays past the Red Sox 8-5 at Tropicana Field.The loss was the 10th in a row for Boston.Brandon Workman started for the Red Sox. He went 5 innings, charged with 3 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks while...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Days of Future Past

Ben WhiteheadContributing WriterI'm not into the X-Men and other Marvel comic films. I know plenty of people who are, but it just doesn't tickle my fancy. But the title of the new movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past, has many folks wondering, "What in the heck does the title mean?"For Boston Red Sox fans, the phrase is all too familiar.Red Sox Nation endured one of the most excruciating...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 48: Will today see an end to the Sox losing streak?

AP PhotoThe Red Sox dropped their 8th straight game last night after giving up a walkoff to Cole Figeroua and the Tampa Bay Rays last night. The Sox will look to finally get back on track tonight with their two big bats, David Ortiz and Mike Napoli, are both described as "banged up" according to CSNNE's Sean McAdam. "Banged up" pretty accurately sums up the Sox right now - McAdam...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox squander brilliant Lackey outing

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy APCole Figueroa's double in the bottom of the 9th inning off Boston reliever Burke Badenhop pushed the Tampa Bay Rays past the Red Sox 1-0 at Tropicana Field. Andrew Miller took the loss; for Figueroa it was just his second Major League hit.Boston starter John Lackey probably deserved better from his teammates who have now dropped...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox drop 7th straight

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterStop me if you've heard this one before.The opposing team scores first...builds a decent lead...the Red Sox leave a bunch of runners in scoring position...and another loss gets recorded - in this case 7-2 at the hands of the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.Melky Cabrera and Jose Batista went back-to-back in the top of the 1st inning off Boston starter Jon...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap - another game...another Red Sox loss

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Getty ImagesYou think it was bad before? Things may have gotten worse for the Red Sox Wednesday night. Juan Encarnacion hit 2 more home runs - he now has 11 for the month of May - and Clay Buchholz didn't get through the 5th inning as Boston fell 6-4 to the Blue Jays at Fenway Park.The loss was the 6th straight for the Red Sox.The...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Ain't All That And A Bag Of Chips

(Photo by: Matt Stone)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer It's official folks, the Red Sox are in trouble.They are four games back in the AL East.They have lost six straight games.The numbers are getting scary. They are 10-16 at home, 10-20 when facing a right-handed starting pitcher, and 5-20 when their opponent scores first. They have lost three consecutive series and if Toronto...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 45: Red Sox look to stop the bleeding against the Jays

AP PhotoConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterTonight, the Red Sox will look to stop their 5 game skid when they square off against the Toronto Blue Jays in game 2 of a 3-game set. The Red Sox turn to struggling starter Clay, Buchholz, who comes into tonight's game with a 2-3 record with 6.17 ERA, but he has a 10-5 record against the Jays and a 2.52 ERA. His 10 wins...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Felix Doubront placed on 15-Day DL

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesConor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterThe Red Sox just confirmed what I think most of us suspected - Felix Doubront is going on the 15-day disabled list with what the Red Sox are calling a shoulder strain according to ESPN Boston. The Red Sox took Doubront out of his start last night due to shoulder fatigue after he complained of feeling...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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