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Over the Monster 2 hours ago

Red Sox 3, Rays 4: Sox fight back, but fall in extras

The Red Sox fought back from a 3-1 deficit with a late RBI from Yoenis Cespedes, but the Rays triumphed in the end. It took until the tenth inning, but the Red Sox' four-game set against the Rays ended with a 4-3 loss. The Red Sox received an awfully hostile welcome to the game from Drew Smyly, who struck out Mookie Betts, Brock Holt, and Yoenis Cespedes in order in the first. Smyly would record another 1-2-3 inning in the second, then retire the first two batters he faced in the second, making it eight straight outs for the Red Sox to start the game. Rubby De La Rosa, to his credit, did...
Fenway Nation 3 hours ago

FenwayNation—Fenway Park Seating Chart, Papi, Pedroia, Bradley Jr., Bogaerts—Founded 1/27/2000

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)As we've said before, everything—even the losses—has a Boston connection. Andover High School's Ryan Hannigan led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a double and his pinch-runner scored the winning run in a 4-3 loss to the Rays. Burke Badenhop coughed up the loss by walking two and giving up two hits in a forgettable outing. Yoenis Cespedes had tied the game in the eighth with a two-out single scoring Mookie Betts. Mike Napoli had earlier drawn the Sox to within one with his 17th HR of the year. Rubby De La Rosa pitched well enough to lose—going just 5.1...
Fenway Nation 8 hours ago

Muddy Chicken Likely Out For Rest Of Road Trip

The concussion suffered by Dustin Pedroia on Friday night will most likely keep him out of the Red Sox lineup until Boston returns home from the current road trip. Since rosters expanded to 40 today, there is no need to place The Laser Show on the disabled list (either the 7-day or the 15-day). Said Manager John Farrell, "He's a little bit better, and yet, he still has some of the symptoms. This is clearly a day-to-day thing. We're probably at least another day away from any kind of exertion tests or any kind of ramping up of the heart rate to see if there's still some residual. But he's...
Over the Monster 9 hours ago

Red Sox vs. Rays: Mookie Betts leads off

Mookie Betts is being rewarded for his hot streak with a chance to bat leadoff. Mookie Betts will take over the leadoff spot for the Red Sox Monday afternoon as they play a Labor Day matinee against the Tampa Bay Rays. Today's Lineups BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS Mookie Betts - CF Ben Zobrist - 2B Brock Holt - 2B Wil Myers - RF Yoenis Cespedes - LF Matt Joyce - LF Mike Napoli - DH Evan Longoria - 3B Allen Craig - 1B James Loney - 1B Daniel Nava - RF David DeJesus - DH Will Middlebrooks - 3B Yunel Escobar - SS Xander Bogaerts - SS Ryan Hanigan - C Christian...
Over the Monster 12 hours ago

Red Sox minor lines: Rusney Castillo makes his debut

It's Rusney Castillo time in Fort Myers! Pawtucket W 10-4 Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-4, BB, KBryce Brentz: 1-4, BB, KGarin Cecchini: 1-5, 3 KAlex Hassan: 3-3, BB Henry Owens: 6 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 HR Owens' day is actually fairly positive, on the whole. While the hits were not cheap by any means, it was really just one inning in the middle where Owens just seemed to lose it. And with five strikeouts in the surrounding two innings, it came and left without warning. Portland W 6-2 Keury De La Cruz: 0-4 Eduardo Rodriguez: 6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 KNoe Ramirez: 0.2 IP, 0 H,...
Over the Monster 14 hours ago
Daily Red Sox Links: Yoenis Cespedes, Daniel Nava, Rusney Castillo

Daily Red Sox Links: Yoenis Cespedes, Daniel Nava, Rusney Castillo

Today's links include stores on a former Red Sox player, Brock Holt's amazing year, and Christian Vazquez's workload. How much room for improvement is there for Yoenis Cespedes? (Rob Bradford; WEEI.com) Chad Finn has a fantastic piece of the wonder that is Adrian Beltre. (Chad Finn; Boston.com) Can Daniel Nava play like it's 2013 again? (Patrick Mallon; Fire Brand of the AL) In this rough season, Brock Holt has stepped up to become a rare bright spot. (Gordon Edes; ESPN Boston) Rusney Castillo is getting closer to playing in Boston, starting his time with the Red Sox organization in the...
Over the Monster Aug 31, 2014

Red Sox 3, Rays 0: Unpredictable Clay Buchholz shuts out Rays

Clay Buchholz was in full-on Jekyll mode Sunday afternoon, spinning a complete game shutout to lift the Red Sox to a 3-0 victory over the Rays. For a pitcher in the midst of a terrible season, Clay Buchholz sure does spin his fair share of gems. Sunday Buchholz went the distance, throwing nine scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing just three hits in his second complete game shutout of the year. We've seen two types of "Bad Buchholz" on the year. The first is completely out of control, falling behind in every at bat, giving up free bases, and ultimately suffering death by a...
Fenway Nation Aug 31, 2014

Rusney Castillo Singles In Professional Debut

After a very long layoff, newly minted Red Sox CF Rusney Castillo has played in an actual baseball game. Castillo debuted for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and singled in his first professional at-bat. He ultimately went 1-2 with a strikeout. He was also caught stealing. Said the $72.5 million-dollar-man, "I feel great. It was a good day. I’ve wanted this day to come for a long time now. It finally got here...My No. 1 objective would be to be the same player I’ve always been, to play my game and not try to do too much or try to become someone else." Hopefully, this is the first step to...
Important to remember that Major League Baseball actually has two trade deadlines

Important to remember that Major League Baseball actually has two trade deadlines

The August 31 trade deadline doesn't get as much hype as the July 31 one, but August deals can still play a big role in determining an eventual World Series champ.
Fenway Nation Aug 31, 2014
Sox Acquire Jemile Weeks For Kelly Johnson

Sox Acquire Jemile Weeks For Kelly Johnson

WeeksThe Red Sox acquired infielder Jemile Weeks from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for Kelly Johnson. Weeks—out of the University of Miami—has major league experience with both the Oakland Athletics and Orioles. Over his career, Weeks has hit 259 with 41 doubles, 17 triples, four home runs, and 56 RBIs. The 27-year old Weeks will wear #7. Boston also acquires Ivan De Jesus, Jr. from the Orioles and sends third baseman Michael Almanzar.
Over the Monster Aug 31, 2014

Red Sox vs. Rays: No Pedroia, no surprise

The Red Sox are without Dustin Pedroia Sunday afternoon. No surprise given the elbow he took to the face in Saturday's game. Dustin Pedroia has been known to play through quite a bit, but an elbow to the head from Logan Forsythe Saturday night will keep him out of Sunday afternoon's game against Alex Cobb and the Rays. Today's Lineups BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS Brock Holt - 2B Kevin Kiermaier - CF Mookie Betts - CF Brandon Guyer - LF David Ortiz - DH Matt Joyce - RF Yoenis Cespedes - LF Evan Longoria - 3B Mike Napoli - 1B James Loney - DH Daniel Nava - RF Logan...
Fenway Nation Aug 30, 2014

Rays 7, Will Middlebrooks & Some Other Guys, 0

(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)Talk about your embarrassments. The Carmine Hose were one-hit again, as Jake Odorizzi (along with two other pitchers) and the Rays shutout Boston, 7-0. Will Middlebrooks got the only safety—a fourth-inning single—to 'pace' the pathetic offense. By contrast, Allen Webster gave up six runs and five hits in just four-plus innings. Dustin Pedroia left the game after being smacked in the head by a sliding (not stinging) Ray. He is day-to-day with concussion-like symptoms. All in all, a lovely night at Tampa's MostPulpDome. The Valentine Magic Number is stuck at 11.
Over the Monster Aug 30, 2014
Red Sox trade Kelly Johnson, Michael Almanzar to Orioles for Jemile Weeks, Ivan DeJesus

Red Sox trade Kelly Johnson, Michael Almanzar to Orioles for Jemile Weeks, Ivan DeJesus

The Red Sox and Orioles moved some players around without really accomplishing much of anything in the process. The Red Sox have traded Kelly Johnson and Michael Almanzar to the Baltimore Orioles for Jemile Weeks and Ivan DeJesus. The circle of unwanted infielders continues unbroken. The Red Sox received Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees at the trade deadline in a last-minute deal for Stephen Drew. It was a bizarre trade at the time, with the Yankees maybe betting on a second-half resurgence from Drew (it hasn't happened) and the Red Sox probably just trying to get the fans to forget...
Over the Monster Aug 30, 2014

Red Sox 0, Rays 7: Webster repays Rays with customary meltdown

Chris Archer melted down against the Red Sox on Friday, leaving Boston feeling the need to repay the favor with an Allen Webster start. On Friday night, the Rays gifted the Red Sox a pitcher meltdown and a win. On Saturday night, the Red Sox returned the favor in the form of a six-run disaster from Allen Webster in a 7-0 rout. It's about what we've come to expect from Allen Webster. He's put together a few halfway decent starts, but more runs than innings pitched is an all-too-common occurrence. The first frame held no sign of the disaster to come, as Webster retired the side on eleven...
Over the Monster Aug 30, 2014
Dustin Pedroia taken out of the game after elbow to head from Logan Forsythe

Dustin Pedroia taken out of the game after elbow to head from Logan Forsythe

The Red Sox de facto captain had to be taken out of Saturday's Red Sox-Rays matchup after he took an elbow to the head from Logan Forsythe of the Rays. Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was removed from Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays after he was hit in the head by the forearm of Logan Forsythe. Forsythe appeared to have swung his elbow while sliding into second base, making contact with the left side of the second baseman's head. Pedroia had just received the throw from center fielder Mookie Betts when he turned around to tag Forsythe around the second base bag. Sliding...
Over the Monster Aug 30, 2014
Red Sox vs. Rays: Xander Bogaerts returns

Red Sox vs. Rays: Xander Bogaerts returns

It's back to work for Xander Bogaerts. Xander Bogaerts is off the seven-day disabled list and back in the lineup Saturday night as the Red Sox take on the Rays. Today's Lineups BOSTON RED SOX TAMPA BAY RAYS Brock Holt - 3B Ben Zobrist - SS Dustin Pedroia - 2B Wil Myers - RF David Ortiz - DH Matt Joyce - DH Yoenis Cespedes - LF Evan Longoria - 3B Daniel Nava - RF James Loney - 1B Allen Craig - 1B Brandon Guyer - LF Mookie Betts - CF Logan Forsythe - 2B Xander Bogaerts - SS Ryan Hanigan - C David Ross - C Kevin Kiermaier - CF Allen Webster - RHP Jake Odorizzi...
Over the Monster Aug 30, 2014

Red Sox minor lines: Keury De La Cruz vs. history

Players like Keury De La Cruz don't tend to make it big. But he's lasted longer than others that have come before him. Pawtucket W 2-1 Jackie Bradley Jr.: 1-4, KAlex Hassan: 0-4Bryce Brentz: 1-3, BB, KGarin Cecchini: 0-2, BBDeven Marrero: 1-3 Brandon Workman: 6.2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 1 HR Brandon Workman excels in the minors, but we've seen him do that more than enough in the past. What he's yet to prove is that he can do that over the course of a full season. Portland W 3-2 Sean Coyle: 1-4, KKeury De La Cruz: 2-4, 2B Noe Ramirez: 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K Keury De...
Fenway Nation Aug 30, 2014

Teddy Ballgame Would Have Been Ninety-Six Today

Ted Williams would have been 96 years old today. When 'The Kid' was a rookie for the Red Sox in 1939, he only hit .327 with 31 HRs and 145 RBIs. And, while Williams effectively missed five years to military service (WWII and Korea), he still managed to clout 521 HRs in 19 seasons. Those of us who were blessed to see him play in person will never forget the sight. While his .406 season in 1941 will live forever (and likely never be broken), he left a far greater legacy of playing the game right and developing a true science of hitting. And he was the greatest hitter who ever lived.
Over the Monster Aug 30, 2014
Red Sox 8, Rays 4: Betts is grand as Sox trounce Archer

Red Sox 8, Rays 4: Betts is grand as Sox trounce Archer

Mookie Betts put the exclamation point on a two-inning attack from the Red Sox which left Chris Archer and the Rays down eight. With the help of some poor Tampa Bay defense, the Red Sox trounced Chris Archer early and cruised to an 8-4 win over the Rays Friday night. Chris Archer got himself in trouble in the top of the first, giving up a ringing single and a walk to Brock Holt and Dustin Pedroia to start the first. The actual damage in the inning, however, was not entirely his fault--or rather, not the fault of his pitching.. Yoenis Cespedes drove in the first run with a lazy fly ball that...
Fenway Nation Aug 29, 2014

Mookie Slam Power Red Sox Past Rays, 8-4

A Salami By MookieAt 21, Mookie Betts is the youngest Red Sox player in 49 years to clout a grand slam. On August 24, 1965, 20-year old Tony Conigliaro also hit a grand slam. The second-inning clout by Betts was enough to power The Carmine Hose past the Rays, 8-4. Newly-recalled Anthony Ranaudo got the win—going six innings and giving up three earned runs. The rookie right-hander out of LSU is now 3-0. Daniel Nava continued his resurgence going 3-4 with an RBI. Yoenis Cespedes raised his average to .262—going 2-5 with two RBIs.

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