Gold Bust Twins- Let’s Keep Sandoval

In Tuesday’s Herald, Scott Lauber called Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval the “Gold Bust Twins” He wrote that Sandoval “is the safer bet to bounce back” I tend to agree. In comparing the two, Lauber mentions their OPS, homers, rbi’s, average, UZR’s, WAR’s, etc. All it adds up to is that both had terrible years […]

Rick Porcello- Too Many Good Pitches

There have been a number of possible reasons for Red Sox hurler Rick Porcello’s subpar season. Too much was expected of him by Boston fans, given his salary. He was put in the position of being the “de-facto” ace (as I wrote in my April blog). He does not throw hard enough, despite his 6’5″ […]

Sox Announce Farrell Will Be Back; Lovullo Will Remain As Bench Coach

John Farrell hasn’t been with the team as the Manager for most of the 2nd half of the season as he has been recovering from Stage 1 Lymphoma.  Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo has been with the team an Interim Manager during this time.  There has been a lot of speculation as the season is […]

Sox Get Swept By Indians to End The Season

The Red Sox came into the final game of the season in 2o15 with Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Danny Salazar for the Indians.  The Sox were hoping for a win to not be swept out of 2015.  The Sox got the first run, but the Indians scored last and sent the Sox packing […]

Sox Drop Another Game To The Indians As Season Draws To A Close

The Red Sox faced off against the Indians once again as the season winds down.  Both teams are not going anywhere in the playoffs, so it is just playing it out at this point.  The Sox decided to tap Craig Breslow once again as a starter in a bullpen game vs. Kluber for the Indians. […]

Indians Take Down Sox in Series Opener

The Red Sox have 3 more game left for the season.  With the loss against the Yankees, the Sox can no longer hope to finish at 500, however they can show their potential moving into 2016.  The Sox took to the mound with rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Josh Tomlin for the Indians. […]

Yankees Win Final Game in the Series

The Red Sox had been a thorn in the side of the Yankees all series long, not allowing them the ability to clinch a wild card game by continuing to not allow them to win.  The Sox would try once again with Rich Hill on the mound vs. CC Sabathia for the Yankees.  Hill gave […]

Robbie Ross Jr-Emerging Closer

The Herald’s Jason Mastronardo was right on when he mentioned Red Sox hurler Robbie Ross Jr on his list of emerging closers. Mastronardo writes about RRJ adding juice to his fastball, injury issues, an improving ERA and increased strikeouts. A 5’11” lefty from Lexington, Kentucky, the 26-year-old Ross Jr labored in the Texas Ranger organization from 2009 to […]

Mookie Betts Is The One To Homer Twice In Sox Win Over Yanks!

The Red Sox came into their 3rd game of the series with the Yankees rocking a 5 game winning streak.  It is the longest streak the Sox have had in 2015 and they were hoping to bring that streak to 6 games.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Tanaka for the Yankees. […]

Blake Swihart Homers Twice In Win Over Yanks

The Red Sox came into last night’s game rocking a 4 game winning streak.  If they were able to win then they would go to a season long 5 game streak.  The Yankees are trying to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but the Sox have to be content to just play spoiler and make […]

Wade Miley-Durability

In my blog dated February 12, I featured the minor and major league careers of Red Sox hurler Wade Miley. Today I will limit myself to his performance in the 2015 season. In the piece, I mention that “he has been quite durable”. He certainly has been. Miley’s durability is reflected in these figures: He is […]

The Orioles and the Red Sox,-Two Diappointing Teams

Last April, in the Boston Globe picks for the 2015 season, the Orioles and Sox, who are playing each other this weekend, were selected to finish first and third respectively. Though both teams have had some late- season success, their combined winning percentage is a disappointing .471. The Sox prediction reads in part “A potent […]

Travis Shaw and the Red Sox- Hard-Hitting Combination Inbox x

Travis Shaw is one more young player who has helped make the Red Sox a hard-hitting squad. Since August 15, they have raised their average from .257 to .268. They have also won 6 of 10 and outscored the opposition  192 to 164. Shaw is a 6’4″ first baseman who also has played third base and the outfield. […]

Eduardo Rodriguez Gets 10th Win in Series Opener With Yankees

The Red Sox only have a week left in the season and they are spending 4 of those days in the Bronx facing off with the Yankees.  The Yankees are looking to lock up a wild card spot, but to do that last night they would have had to beat the Red Sox.  The Yankees […]

Boston Red Sox Can Make Yankees Feel The Pressure With Road Series In New York

The Boston Red Sox sent their fans off with a strong farewell after their final home series of the year at Fenway Park this past weekend. They did it in emphatic fashion, taking on the Baltimore Orioles, last year’s AL East division champions, and sweeping them with ease, not even allowing a single run in […]

Sox Sweep O’s in Final Game at Fenway

The Red Sox came into the final game of the season at Fenway Park looking to sweep the Orioles.  The Sox had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles.  The Sox offense got out to an early lead and that is all that Owens would need as he kept the […]

Sox Bullpen Blanks O’s

The Red Sox decided to take on the Orioles on Saturday afternoon without a usual starter.  The Sox tapped reliever Craig Breslow to start the game and then to piece it together down the stretch.  Given the bullpen trouble this season, it seemed like a risky move, but it worked.  The Orioles couldn’t scratch a […]

Rich Hill Pitches Complete Game Shutout & Mookie Betts Ends Game In Style!

The Red Sox have their last series at home of the 2015 season.  The Sox aren’t going anywhere in October this season, but have shown a lot of promise down the stretch, particularly with their young stars.  Rich Hill took to the mound as a starter at Fenway for the first time in his career. […]

Sox Lose to Rays Again in Series Finale

The Red Sox came into the final game of the series hoping for a win to at least split the series with the Rays.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Erasmo Ramirez for the Rays.  The Sox got out to an early lead, but the Rays rallied late and came away with […]