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The offense finally showed some life. So of course Rick Porcello was terrible. Games since a pitching disaster: 0 Well, it was nice while it lasted. Eight games of good pitching ended in a Rick Porcello explosion, punctuated by a nine-run fifth inning split between Porcello and Matt Barnes. The worst part? The Red Sox actually scored tonight. For the first time since May 11, they managed five runs. It wasn't so much the arrival of Rusney Castillo, though he was 1-for-4 with a run scored. Instead, it was the revival of some of the team's coldest bats in Mike Napoli and Brock Holt. The...
Full Count | WEEI 5 hours ago
How about some consistency? After the Red Sox scored one run or less in four of their last six games and came in averaging 2.34 runs per game in the month of May, they finally had a good offensive night, scoring five runs, but it wasn’t enough as they couldn’t continue their string of strong […]
Over the Monster 12 hours ago
Jackie Bradley is headed back to Pawtucket where he can play every day, while Rusney Castillo gets his chance to help a struggling Red Sox lineup. The Red Sox couldn't wait to call him up any longer, so outfielder Rusney Castillo is finally joining the rest...
Full Count | WEEI 14 hours ago
After hosting the Rangers at Fenway, the Red Sox wrap up a six-game homestand with a series against the Angels this weekend. The Sox have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games and lost the series to the Rangers. While the Red Sox starters have started to improve recently, the offense has continued to sputter. In […]
Shane Victorino had been playing well since his return from the disabled list (hamstring) May 11. Since then, he's 8 for 19 with a home run, double, three walks, a stolen base and three runs.
Full Count | WEEI 10 hours ago
On Thursday the Red Sox were hopeful to get both Pablo Sandoval and Shane Victorino back Friday, but unfortunately for them, both remain out of the lineup. After being a late scratch with “general soreness” mostly in the left calf Thursday, Victorino remains out of the lineup Friday. He went 2-for-2 as a pinch-hitter Tuesday. […]
For the first time in a while, the Red Sox moribund offense wasn’t the main concern last night at Fenway Park.Instead the starting pitching took the top spot on the list of worries, as righty Rick Porcello couldn’t make it out of the fifth inning in a 12-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Sox’ third straight loss and fourth in their past five games.
The Republican 4 hours ago
Porcello looked sharp early but fell apart in the fifth. His final line: 4.1 innings, seven hits, seven runs, seven earned runs, three walks, four strikeouts, one homer allowed. He threw 91 pitches, 52 for strikes.
The Red Sox are looking for a spark offensively as they come into their weekend series with the Angels averaging only 2.32 runs per game in 19 games during the month of May. Looking to create one, the team has called up outfielder Rusney Castillo, who will play right field and bat eighth. They also […]
Full Count | WEEI 11 hours ago
Rusney Castillo wants Red Sox fans to understand one thing: he’s no savior. The Cuban outfielder who signed a $72.5 million contract last summer was summoned to make his 2015 debut for the Red Sox on Friday night. He’ll start in right field and bat eighth as the Sox open a three-game series against the […]
Mike Napoli entered Friday batting .178 and was moved down to sixth in the order with Xander Bogaerts batting fifth.
Angels Blog | Orange County Register 9 hours ago
In Garrett Richard's return to Fenway Park after his season-ending knee injury there last season, Mike Napoli did not offer him a warm welcome. The former Angel launched a ball into the seats ontop of the Green Monster in his first at-bat against...