Archive for April, 2011

Here are the options if Dice-K misses time

Terry Francona thinks that Daisuke Matsuzaka will be able to make his next scheduled start, which is Wednesday against the Angels at Fenway Park. Matsuzaka himself said that he is not worried about the right elbow stiffness that led to him leaving last night’s game in the top of the fifth inning, moments after he [...]

Another implosion by Jenks leads to 5-4 loss for Red Sox

There was a legitimate reason for Daisuke Matsuzaka’s lack of command and ineffectiveness last night. It was uncovered when he left in the fifth inning with what was later determined as elbow stiffness. Bobby Jenks; however, had no explanation for yet another forgettable outing. The former White Sox closer turned Red Sox set-up man served [...]

Reddick’s hot start reminds Red Sox they have two high ceiling outfield prospects

Ryan Kalish and Josh Reddick are both high ceiling outfield prospects who would likely be starting for some major league teams. Instead, with the well-stocked Red Sox outfield, both prospects find themselves at Triple-A Pawtucket. Entering the season, it appeared that Kalish was firmly entrenched in Boston’s plans while Reddick had stalled. Reddick has gained [...]

Lester improves to 14-0 against Orioles

Jon Lester owns the Baltimore Orioles. If you are a betting man (or woman), your money would likely be safe placing it on the Red Sox when Lester pitches. After last night’s 6-2 Boston win that saw Lester limit the Orioles to two runs and three hits over eight innings, the left-hander improved to 14-0 [...]

Undrafted and undeterred, Dan Butler catches the Red Sox attention

One of the few bright spots for the Red Sox last year in a season that saw a staggering rash of injuries to key players was the story of Daniel Nava. if you recall, Nava – who was not drafted and worked his way to the majors via the independent leagues – hit a grand [...]

Defensive blunder, Bard’s ineffectiveness contribute to Red Sox loss to Orioles

Just when it seemed like the Red Sox were playing the way they were expected, this happens. After Clay Buchholz was ineffective on Tuesday, allowing four runs and a career-high 12 hits in a 4-1 loss, Josh Beckett stumbled in the fourth after three scoreless frames, and Daniel Bard coughed up what would be the [...]

Buchholz allows career-high 12 hits in loss to Orioles

Sometimes you just gotta tip your cap to the opposing pitcher and question your own. Because of that, the Red Sox will have to wait at least two more games to reach .500 for the first time this season. Last night, Boston’s five-game winning streak came to a halt when Baltimore left-handed rookie Zach Britton [...]

Buchholz looks to continue string of exceptional starts by Red Sox pitchers

Jon Lester, Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka have each delivered back-to-back exceptional starts. Clay Buchholz, who gets the call tonight in the opener of a three-game series at Baltimore, has yet to join his rotation mates in posting a memorable outing this season. Buchholz did limit the A’s to one run and six [...]

Ryan Kalish’s shoulder injury could impact Red Sox decisions this season and next

Ryan Kalish is the top outfield prospect in the Red Sox organization, and in an ideal world, he would take over as the starting right fielder next season since J.D. Drew’s costly contract expires at the end of this one. Kalish’s promising career hit a hurdle on Thursday when he made a diving catch for [...]

Dice-K makes Red Sox history with second straight one-hit shutout

You can’t do much better than Daisuke Matsuzaka has in his last two starts. Last night, for the second consecutive outing, the right-hander tossed a one-hit shutout. On Monday against the Blue Jays, he allowed no runs and one hit over seven innings. On Saturday, Matsuzaka went eight innings, allowing just a base hit to [...]