Post archive for ‘Red Sox 2011’

Moving A-Gonz to right field for interleague play not worth the risk for Red Sox

The phone rings, you answer and on the line is Theo Epstein. The general manager says Terry Francona is out and you are the new manager of the Boston Red Sox – just in time for interleague play on the road. Epstein’s decision was long overdue. After all, many times you have said to yourself, [...]

10-run seventh, solid start by Andrew Miller propel Red Sox to 14-5 rout of Padres

The Red Sox continued to get solid starting pitching and explosive offense, and they continued to pound National League pitching, last night against the San Diego Padres. This time, though, they received a boost from a new starting pitcher in a 14-5 rout of San Diego at Fenway Park. Andrew Miller limited the Padres to [...]

Buchholz gets a chance to rest his back, Miller gets opportunity to prove himself in the majors

By Jeff Louderback Michael Bowden can exhale. The right-handed reliever will not be optioned to Pawtucket for a third time this season – at least not yet. Clay Buchholz was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain (retroactive to June 17) and Andrew Miller was called up from Pawtucket to start Monday night [...]

Wakefield spins another strong start in 12-3 Red Sox rout of Brewers

Adrian Gonzalez belted his 1,000th career hit with his third triple of the season, and Tim Wakefield delivered eight strong innings as the Red Sox pounded the Brewers, 12-3. All three Red Sox starting pitchers recorded eight innings in the three-game series against Milwaukee. Boston took two out of three in the weekend series and [...]

Lester settles down but Wolf limits Red Sox in 4-2 Brewers win

Jon Lester went deep into his start last night, but early in the game the Milwaukee Brewers went deep against him. Lester served up back-to-back home runs to Rickie Weeks and Corey Hart to open the game. Then he allowed a solo home run to former Red Sox catcher George Kottaras in a two-run second. [...]

Reddick up, Crawford to the DL

After leaving last night’s game with what was diagnosed as a Grade 1 hamstring strain, which is the mildest, Carl Crawford was placed on the 15-day disabled list today and Josh Reddick was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket. It is a wise move to place Crawford on the DL since, even though it is a [...]

Lackey rebounds, Red Sox bats erupt in 10-4 win over Brewers

After losing Jed Lowrie to the 15-day disabled list today with a shoulder injury, the Red Sox saw Carl Crawford depart tonight’s game with a strained hamstring and Kevin Youkilis leave with a stomach illness. Their absences didn’t prevent the Sox from knocking around Milwaukee, 10-4, at Fenway Park. It was the first of 15 [...]

A myriad of Red Sox notes heading into interleague play; including Papelbon, Lowrie and Andrew Miller

By Jeff Louderback If history repeats itself, the Red Sox are about to embark on their annual lambasting of National League teams. Since 2003, Boston is a major league best 97-50 in interleague play, and this season the schedule favors the Red Sox. Over the next 15 games, Boston hosts Milwaukee and San Diego and [...]

DL stints would benefit Lowrie, Buchholz

By Jeff Louderback Jed Lowrie is likely headed to the disabled list after his left shoulder popped out of its socket during a swing in the first inning against David Price last night. Chances are, the versatile Drew Sutton will be called up to replace Lowrie. Sutton, who hit .290 (9-for-31) with six doubles for [...]

Bullpen, A-Gonz supports Buchholz in 4-2 win over Rays

By Jeff Louderback Clay Buchholz left after five solid innings last night because of lower back tightness, but the bullpen held the lead and the Red Sox departed Tropicana Field with two wins in a three-game series against Tampa Bay. As he often does, Jonathan Papelbon made things interesting in the bottom of the ninth. [...]