Is Joe Kelly the Sox closer? Not Right Now

A Nick Cafardo column last Wednesday was headlined “(Kelly) is the obvious choice to replace Uehara ( as Red Sox closer”) Friday night the team banded together for a 15-1 blowout of Seattle. They had just received the terrible news about John Farrell’s lymphoma. And Kelly proved them wrong. Kelly pitched six innings, allowing 4 hits and […]

Mariners Take Series Finale From Sox In Extra Innings

Henry Owens made his Fenway debut yesterday when he took the mound in the series finale with the Mariners.  Owens struggled to keep the ball in the yard and gave up 7 runs as a result.  However the silver lining of his outing is that he also struck out 10 batters in six innings of […]

JBJ Shines in Sox Beatdown of Mariners!

The Red Sox came into Saturday’s game and the hot bats got right back to work.  Wade Miley was on the mound, however it didn’t matter much as the Sox bats ended up scoring 22 runs when all was said and done.  Jackie Bradley Jr continued to show his stuff, this time with his offense. […]

Sox Offense Crushes Mariners in Series Opener

The Red Sox came into the game last night with their focus probably more on their manager than on playing the opposing 9.  Red Sox Manager John Farrell informed the team and the media that he is currently suffering from Stage 1 Lymphoma and will be starting treatment next week.  Bench coach Torey Lovullo will […]

Red Sox- Shaky Bullpen Again

Twice this week the Red Sox were in the thick of games against the Miami Marlins and their bullpen failed them. Tuesday they led 4-3 entering the ninth and suffered a 5-4 loss.The culprits were Junichi Tazawa, who blew his fifth save.. Tazawa now stands at 2-5/3.31/1.122. Breslow stands at 0-2/4.43/1.477. Both have become increasingly unreliable. […]

Sox Get Swept in Mini Series With Marlins

The Red Sox had a late afternoon game on Wednesday to finish off the 2 game series with the Marlins.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. Adam Conley for the Marlins.  Rodriguez gave up 4 runs early, but the Sox were able to come back and tie the game.  Unfortunately things […]

Sox Blow a 4 Run Lead As Marlins Walk Off in 10th

The Red Sox headed down to Miami for a quick 2 game series with the Marlins.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound and while the offense gave him a 4-0 lead, the bullpen was not able to hold it for him down the stretch.  The Marlins tied the game in the 9th […]

Henry Owens-It’s a Start

Another game, another competitive performance from Henry Owens. The 6’6″ lefty from California, who is 23 but looks younger, produced a good effort Sunday against the Tigers, another underachieving team. It was the first victory of his career and brought his record to 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA. Owens went 5-plus innings, giving up 3 […]

Owens Gets First MLB Win As Sox Take Series in Detroit

The Red Sox came into the rubber game looking for the win in order to take the series.  The Sox had rookie Henry Owens on the mound vs. Justin Verlander for the Tigers.  Verlander was once the most dominant pitcher in the league, but this year he seems much more of this world.  The Sox […]

In A Seesaw Game, Tigers End Up On Top

The Sox faced off against the Tigers once again, this time with Wade Miley on the mound.  Miley has been inconsistent for much of the season, however he pitched well in his last start and hoped to build upon that.  Miley pitched well, but not well enough for the win.  The Sox and Tigers went […]

Sox Beat Tigers in Series Opener

The Red Sox headed from the Bronx and into the Motor City to take on the Tigers.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound who has struggled more than not vs. newly acquired Daniel Norris for the Tigers.  The Sox seemed to have Norris’ number and Kelly was able to shake off any stumbles […]

Three Rookies

The Red Sox are in a youth movement-of sorts. Three rookies in a row- Henry Owens, Steven Wright, and Eduardo Rodriguez faced the Yankees this week. All of them more than held their own. They combined for a 2.70 ERA with 5 walks and 19 strikeouts. The team as a whole in in the 4.50 […]

Jean Machi- Bullpen Help- Part 2

Machi, a 33-year old from Venezuela, certainly has been around. He has pitched in 6 organizations and 25 teams since 2002. He became a reliever in 06 and bounced around a bit. He finally established himself as a closer and setup man with the AAA Fresno Grizzlies in the San Francisco Giants system. He was […]

Yankees Win Rubber Game and Take Series Against Sox

The Red Sox and the Yankees came into the rubber game of the series tied 1-1 and the Sox hoped to be able to grab the win and the series.  The Sox had rookie Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound vs. veteran CC Sabathia for the Yankees.  Rodriguez pitched well, but so did Sabathia.  The game […]

Sox Scrap By With a 2-1 Win Over The Yanks!

The Red Sox faced off with the Yankees again and hoped to not be beat by double digits this time.  The Sox had knuckleballer Steven Wright on the mound vs. Luis Severino who was making his MLB debut with the Yankees.  Steven Wright not only pitched well, but maybe had his best performance as a […]

Henry Owens Makes His Debut But Yanks Jump All Over Sox Bullpen

The Red Sox headed into the Bronx for a 3 game set with the Yankees.  Sox fans were getting to see the major league debut of rookie Henry Owens who was just called up from Pawtucket for a spot start.  Owens showed some nerves in the first inning, but then showed that promise that Sox […]

Jean Machi- Help for the Bullpen? Part 1

James Loney’s single scored the winning run as the Red Sox fell 4-3 to Tampa Bay on Sunday. The loss was the latest subpar performance by the overworked Sox bullpen. Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara both have 2-4 records and a combined ERA of 2.76, a high one for relief pitchers. Each also has two blown […]

Lucchino Announces Plans to Step Down as Red Sox CEO

The Red Sox announced yesterday that Larry Lucchino will step down following this season as the Red Sox CEO.  Lucchino stated in his statement that he felt it was time to step down and look for other opportunities.  It was also announced that Sam Kennedy will be named as his successor. Lucchino has been the […]

Sox Fell Short of Completing Sweep of Rays

The Red Sox won the first two games of the series and headed into the finale on Sunday afternoon hoping to sweep the Rays out of town.  The Sox had Wade Miley on the mound who was rocked in his last start.  Miley pitched better this time around and left the mound in line for […]

Travis Shaw Homers Twice in Sox Win Over Rays!

The Red Sox came into the game rocking a 2 game winning streak and hoping for more.  The Sox had Joe Kelly on the mound who got completely rocked in his last start vs. Matt Moore for the Rays who is starting his climb back from Tommy John surgery.  The Sox offense got going early […]