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Is it time?

  The Red Sox are now five games under .500 and their super-powered offense has scored two runs or less in nine of the last eighteen games. Is it time to throw in the towel? Push the panic button? Circle the wagons? Or, is it time to can John Farrell and find a manager who can get these guys playing with some balls? Fact: the only time the Sox played with any heart is after Juan...
Via Surviving Grady
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Woes Keeping Boston Red Sox from Success

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Joe Kelly delivers to the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) All offseason, fans of the Boston Red Sox wondered when the team was going to pick up an ace for their starting rotation. It never happened, with the hope being that the rotation would still...
Via The Sports Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Rusney Castillo do some straight Superman stuff

Scott LevesqueTwitter: @mendoza_linesI must be trapped in some alternate universe where the Red Sox have regressed to the point that rehiring Bobby Valentine is a legitimate option. If I ever use the word "testicular fortitude" to describe this team it's your personal responsibility to question whether or not I'm on a daily regiment of fried chicken and beer.Alright, I'm done complaining...
Via RedSoxLife
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire OF Carlos Peguero from Rangers

Red Sox management appears to be grasping at straws at the moment. On the same day the team suffers a sweep at the hand of the Minnesota Twins the team has announced they have acquired 28-year-old Carlos Peguero from the Texas Rangers for cash considerations. The move serves as a quick summary of the type of season the Red Sox have had thus far. During Spring Training, Boston...
Via Baseball Essential
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Outfielder Carlos Peguero From Texas Rangers For Cash

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that the team has acquired outfielder Carlos Peguero from the Texas Rangers in exchange for cash considerations. In order to clear room on the roster, Anthony Varvaro has been transferred to the 60-day DL. Peguero, 28, has played parts of five seasons in the majors with Seattle, Kansas City, and Texas. The left-handed...
Via NESN.com
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Twins Notes: Dustin Pedroia Launches Two Home Runs In 6-4 Loss

Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia did his best to spark his team in Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The power he’s shown at the plate this season has been impressive, and he displayed more of it in Wednesday’s 6-4 loss with a pair of two-run homers, one in the third inning and another in the fifth, to increase his total to seven on...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart: Losing Is Frustrating, But ‘It’s A Long Season’ (Video)

Blake Swihart is trying to stay positive. The Red Sox catcher understandably was frustrated after Boston was swept by the Minnesota Twins with a 6-4 loss Wednesday, but he told reporters on NESN’s “Red Sox Final” that the team still has a long road ahead. “You always want to win,” Swihart said. “So it’s frustrating when we’re not getting...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Starter Rick Porcello Hurt By Long Ball In Loss To Twins

Boston Red Sox starter Rick Porcello has been a ground ball pitcher throughout his career, but it was the long ball that hurt him in Wednesday’s 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Porcello gave up two home runs, bringing his total to 11 on the season. He’s allowed at least one home run in seven of his 10 starts this season. The Red Sox gave Porcello a 2-0 lead when second baseman...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins extend streak to five games with win over Red Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks homered for the first time in more than a year and the Minnesota Twins extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Eddie Rosario also homered for Minnesota, which has won nine of 11. The Twins swept Boston for the first time since June 13-15, 2006. Dustin Pedroia homered twice for the Red Sox...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Buster Olney: Red Sox Have ‘Most Fixable Problems’ In AL East

Even though the Boston Red Sox are sitting in last place in the American League East, they actually might not have it as bad as the other teams in the division. ESPN baseball analyst Buster Olney joined WEEI’s “Middays with MFB” on Wednesday to talk about the state of the Red Sox. Olney said that even though things aren’t going so hot right now...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox: Twins Beat Dustin Pedroia 6-4, Sweep Series

In a game where Dustin Pedroia put on a laser show and did everything to keep his team in the game, the rest of the lineup struggled, Rick Porcello allowed six runs, and Boston lost a frustrating series finale 6-4.
Via CLNS Radio
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Porcello 'Pitches In' For Today's 6-4 Sox Loss

(AP Photo)Another day, another dismal starting pitching performance. Today, we were treated to a "matinee" defeat (6-4) thanks to Rick Porcello—who went seven innings and gave up six earned runs. Three of the runs came on two HRs—the 10th and 11th Porcello has given up this year. The loss came despite the best efforts of Dustin Pedroia—who clouted two two-run HRs to account...
Via FenwayNation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Rick Porcello Struggles As Twins Sweep Sox With 6-4 Win

The Boston Red Sox were swept by the Minnesota Twins at Target Field on Wednesday. The Twins earned a 6-4 victory and won the three-game series by a combined score of 15-7. The loss drops the Red Sox to 21-26 at the bottom of the American League East Division. That said, the Sox are still just 3.5 games out of first place. Here’s a closer look at the series finale. GAME IN A WORD...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Pedey Power not enough for Porcello, Sox

Jim MonaghanContributing Writer A pair of Dustin Pedroia home runs went for naught as the Red Sox fell to the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Wednesday afternoon at Target Field.Rick Porcello took the loss for Boston allowing six runs on sevens hits (including two home runs) and two walks while striking out two.Pedroia (pictured) gave the Red Sox a brief 2-0 lead with a home run in the...
Via RedSoxLife
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox to Promote Eduardo Rodriguez

The Red Sox have called up top pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Pawtucket. Rodriguez will make his major league debut Thursday against the Rangers. It appears as though Rodriguez will just be making a spot start to give an extra rest day to the staff.  Rodriguez is carrying a 2.98 ERA through eight starts with the PawSox and has baffled hitters in the International...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wednesday Links: Red Sox offense continues to frustrate

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor There’s really no way to sugarcoat it, the Red Sox offense has been abysmal for the better part of the 2015 season. This fact was reaffirmed during Tuesday night’s loss against the Minnesota Twins in which the team managed to tally just one run against another league average pitcher. Entering the year, the notion around Red Sox Nation was that...
Via Fire Brand AL
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez To Start For Sox Thursday

(NESN)We've been lobbying for this since at least March 18th—bring up phenom left-handed starter Eduardo Rodriguez! While the Red Sox are not committing to anything beyond this Thursday's start against the Rangers, don't be surprised if Rodriguez sticks and someone else (Joe Kelly?) heads to the bullpen. So far this year, the 22-year old Venezuelan is 4-3 with a 2.98 ERA at AAA...
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy: ‘Athletic’ Rusney Castillo Must Master Mental Part Of MLB (Video)

The Boston Red Sox knew they were getting a raw talent when they brought in Rusney Castillo, but that’s been even more evident during his short time with the big league club. The Cuban defector is a great baseball player, but as NESN’s Jerry Remy said on “Red Sox Gameday Live” prior to Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, he’ll need...
Via NESN.com
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Hoping Eduardo Rodriguez Provides Spark In Spot Start (Video)

It’s Eduardo Rodriguez time. The highly touted Boston Red Sox left-hander will make his major-league debut when he takes the mound Thursday against the Texas Rangers, John Farrell announced Wednesday. The 22-year-old, who is 4-3 with a 2.98 ERA in his eight starts with Triple-A Pawtucket, is expected to just make one start with the ball club to give the other starters an extra...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Unoffensive' Red Sox Drop Another To Twinkies

(AP Photo)Apparently, the Red Sox need longer rain delays—or maybe just flat-out cancellations. After a one hour and twenty-minute delay (hey, why should Minnesota have a retractable roof?), Boston eked out a 2-1 loss to the Twinkies. On this night, it was not the pitching that failed them—although Clay Buchholz did give up two maddening early runs. No, it was once again, "Raiders...
Via FenwayNation
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Indians support Aviles, ailing daughter by shaving heads

  The Cleveland Indians all shaved their heads recently, but it wasn’t simply to start a new team-wide trend.   Cleveland utility man Mike Aviles’ 4-year-old daughter, Adriana, was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month, so his teammates decided to chop off their locks to support her. Second baseman Jason Kipnis told The Plain Dealer it started with just...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox To Call Up Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez From Triple-A Pawtucket

The Boston Red Sox will call up left-handed pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Pawtucket, manager John Farrell said Wednesday. Farrell: Eduardo Rodriguez to start Thursday night in Texas. Idea to build in extra day of rest for other starters. Just one start for now.— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) May 27, 2015 Farrell said intent would be to send Rodriguez back after...
Via NESN.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eduardo Rodriguez Reportedly Called Up To Start Thursday Vs. Rangers

The Boston Red Sox are planning on using a six-man rotation this week, with top prospect Eduardo Rodriguez expected to be called up to make his Major League debut to start Thursday's game against the Texas Rangers.
Via CLNS Radio
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clay Buchholz Returning to Form for the Red Sox

Apr 14, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz (11) throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Clay Buchholz: the man, the myth, the enigma. For years Red Sox fans (and many coaches) have been trying to figure out just what makes the Red Sox starter tick. This...
Via The Sports Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rusney Castillo Sits As Red Sox Look To Salvage Series Finale With Twins

The Boston Red Sox offense won’t have much time to stew over yet another disappointing showing. After an hour-plus rain delay Tuesday night in Minnesota, the Red Sox were held to just one run in a 2-1 loss to the Twins. They’re back at it Wednesday, as they look to salvage the series finale against Phil Hughes and the Twins in matinee baseball. Boston...
Via NESN.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss
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