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 […]

Sox Lose Against Rays; Stay in the Basement in the AL East

The Red Sox took to the field against the Rays once again in a battle for who is the worst in the AL East.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound vs. Drew Smyly for the Rays.  It was a battle of the former Tigers and in this instance Smyly would end up coming […]

Owens Can’t Get A Win For Sox Against Rays

The Red Sox faced off with the Rays again in a battle of who is the worst in the AL East.  The Sox had rookie Henry Owens on the mound and the Rays had Matt Moore toeing the rubber for them.  Owens got out to an early lead, but he wasn’t able to hold on […]

Bogaerts Hit A Grand Slam To Bring Sox To Victory

The Red Sox came home to face off against the Tampa Bay Rays for 3 games.  The Sox and the Rays have been battling to try to not be in last place in the AL East.  The Rays started the game a half a game ahead of the Sox, so the outcome of the game […]

Closer by Committee-More Stats

As the Sox finish out the season fairly well, a continuing problem is the bullpen. Some stats on closer by committee. A combination of Junichi Tazawa, Craig Breslow, Robbie Ross Jr (who had a shaky win Saturday and a save Sunday) Alexi Ogando, and Tommy Layne have 20 saves out of 31 tries. Their combined […]

Chris Davis- Another Slugger With Baggage

Nick Cafardo’s “On Baseball” column on Thursday reads “Davis Should Have a Powerful Effect” . I see another slugger with baggage. Davis, currently with the Orioles, certainly has the credentials to help the Red Sox- a league-leading 42 homers and 107 ribbies. His slash numbers of .255/.328/.503 certainly qualify him as a slugger. But there are also […]

Sox Win To Take Series From Blue Jays

The Red Sox and the Blue Jays faced off for the final time in 2016.  The Sox sent Rich Hill to the mound vs. Mark Buehrle for the Jays.  The Jays scored first, but the Sox offense got the last laugh in the later innings when they took the lead and grab the series win. […]

Sox Rally Late to Take Game From the Jays

The Red Sox came into the game hoping to play spoiler down the stretch against the Blue Jays.  The Sox sent Wade Miley to the mound vs. knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.  The game stayed scoreless for a while and then seesawed back and forth before the Sox went ahead in the 9th.  The Jays almost rallied […]

Sox Offense Can’t Help Porcello in Loss in Blue Jays Opener

The Red Sox headed north to face off with the Blue Jays in a 3 game series.  The Jays are in a hunt in the AL East to win the division while the Red Sox are just trying to show what they have down the stretch.  The Sox had Rick Porcello on the mound vs. […]

Sox Offense Goes to Town to Win Final Game of Series With O’s

The Sox had lost the first two games of the series with the Orioles and came into the final game of the series just hoping to not be swept.  The Sox had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Mike Wright for the O’s.  The Sox offense got going early and often in an easy […]

It Takes Sox 13 Innings to Lose Another Game to the O’s

The Sox came into the 2nd game of the series with the O’s looking for a win with Joe Kelly on the mound.  If Kelly got the win it would be his 9th consecutive win in a row.  Unfortunately for Kelly he gave 3 runs in the 3rd inning and then left with an injury. […]

No Sox Wildcard This Year

Can the Red Sox contend for the Wild Card? Sometimes it seems they can. As of yesterday, they were 13 1/2 games behind the first-place Toronto Blue Jays, but only 7 games out of wild card contention.11 teams were further from the wild card than the Sox Other teams have blown bigger leads. But the […]