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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]