Porcello Shines But Still Gets The Loss

The Red Sox came into the middle game of the series with Rick Porcello on the mound vs.  Michael Pineda for the Yankees.  Porcello looked great and ended up striking out 13 batters.  However Porcello made the mistake of giving up 3 runs and that was enough to give the Yankees the win and Porcello […]

Trade Xander Bogearts-No Way

The Globe’s Nick Cafardo recently said on a Red Sox pregame show that he might trade Xander Bogearts for a young pitcher. If I’m not mistaken, he mentioned the Mets’ Matt Harvey, who was their starter the same night. I don’t agree. There are several reasons for this. Bogearts has maintained his slashes, which are now […]

Red Sox- Racial Issues Matter

Three players a largely responsible for the Red Sox’ recent surge- Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr and David Ortiz. Betts has a chance to become the Sox first 20-20 man (homers and stolen bases) in a number of years. Bradley has blossomed in August, both at bat and in the field.  Ortiz is approaching 500 […]

Sox Just Barely Hold On To Take First Game With Yankees

The Red Sox and the Yankees faced off for the first game in a 3 game set.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Ivan Nova for the Yankees.  The Yankees scored first, but thanks to homers from Mookie Betts and David Ortiz the Sox were able to snag the lead.  Jean […]

Sox Lose Series Finale Against Mets In Seesaw Game

The Red Sox came into the final game of the series hoping for a sweep.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Snydergaard for the Mets.  The game went back and forth, but then the Mets went ahead in the 7th and kept the lead for good. The Mets got on the scoreboard […]

Sox Take on Another Premier Ace and Of Course Come Away With A Win!

The Red Sox came into the middle game of the series with a challenge ahead of them.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound vs. an elite pitcher in the Mets’ Jacob deGrom.  deGrom has shown himself to not only be great this year, but particularly when he is pitching at Citi Field.  Joe […]

Clay Buchholz- Still a Mystery

After 9 seasons with the Red Sox, we know nothing more than we started about Clay Buchholz. He’s still a mystery. It began early. After hurling a no-hitter in his second major league start, he collapsed to 2-9 in 2008 and spent part of the season in the minors. His only really successful season was 2010, […]

Porcello Gets Win in Return to the Mound

Rick Porcello was actively off the disabled list and the first team he had to face was the same one that shelled him in his last MLB start.  Porcello would have no easy task either as he was up against ace Chris Sale.  Both starting pitchers did their jobs and kept the offense off the […]

Wade Miley Can’t Get the Win for the Red Sox

The Red Sox hoped to get two wins in a row against the White Sox.  They had Wade Miley on the mound and while he had a lead for part of the game, he wasn’t able to hold onto it when he gave the lead back to the White Sox in the bottom of the […]

Junichi Tazawa- Not a Closer

“It’s a learning experience for (Tazawa)—-he’s going to be better off for this moment”, Red Sox interim manager Tony Lovullo was quoted as saying . I can’t agree. Sunday’s implosion against Kansas City made his record 2-6 with a 3.74 ERA (high for a relief pitcher). His WHIP has risen to 1.128. Amazingly, he has […]

Red Sox Hold On and Win Series Opener Against White Sox

The Red Sox headed to Chicago to take on the White Sox for a 3 game series.  The Red Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound who had won his last 4 starts in a row and was looking for a 5th.  Kelly would be up against White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija.  Kelly put together […]

Red Sox- Too Many Mistakes

It’s ironic that Terry Francona would be in the Cleveland Indians dugout at Fenway the night that Ben Cherington was (in effect) let go.There have been too many mistakes since 2011 by both Francona and Theo Epstein. In that year, the Red Sox led Tampa Bay by 9 games in the AL wild card race […]

Royals Win When Sox Fall Apart in the 9th

The Sox came into the final game of the series with the Royals sporting a 2-1 lead.  They hoped to get a win behind starter Eduardo Rodriguez to take the series before jetting out of town.  The lead went back and forth, but it looked like the Sox were in line for a win until […]

Barnes Continues to Struggle in Loss to Royals

The Red Sox won the first two game of the 4 game set and hoped to extend their win streak to 5 games with Matt Barnes on the mound.  Barnes has struggled both in the rotation and out of the bullpen this year and this outing would be nothing different.  The Sox offense was not […]

Sox Offense Gets the Best of Cueto in Win Over Royals

The Red Sox had a tough task ahead of them on Friday night when they had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Johnny Cueto for the Royals.  The Royals acquired Cueto at the trade deadline in hopes of his stellar pitching boosting their post season chances.  Cueto has also been on the Red Sox […]

Sox Best Royals in Opening Game of the Series

The Red Sox faced off against the AL leading Kansas City Royals last night.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound vs. Danny Duffy for the Royals.  Miley had himself a strong performance and got enough run support to give him and the team the win. The Sox got on the scoreboard first when […]

Sox Win And Take Series Against Indians

The Red Sox came into the rubber game of the series and hoped to get a win behind starter Joe Kelly.  The Sox offense was up against Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.  The Sox got to Kluber early and often and cruised on their way to winning the series. Joe Kelly had won his last […]

Sox Smash Away on Indians Pitching in Win

The Red Sox took on the Indians again on Tuesday night, but this outing went a lot better for the home team.  The Sox had Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Trevor Bauer for the Indians.  The Sox offense chased Bauer from the game in the 2nd inning and Rodriguez pitched 8 strong innings on […]

Barnes Struggles in Loss to Indians

Matt Barnes was recalled from Pawtucket yesterday to make the start in Steven Wright’s place who is on the 7 Day Concussion DL.  Barnes has been up previously in the bullpen this year and had struggled in his previous outings.  Barnes would make his first major league start, however it wouldn’t be his best outing. […]