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Fenway Nation 36 mins ago

Carmine Comeback: Sox Overcome O's, 6-5

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Trailing 5-0 early, the Red Sox displayed the kind of magic that typified their 2013 season—winning 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth. Jonny Gomes launched a three-run HR in the sixth to make the game competitive, then they pushed across two more to tie the game in the seventh. It looked like Dustin Pedroia had won it on one swing, but a Moron In The Monster Seats reached over to interfere with the ball. A replay was inconclusive and The Muddy Chicken stood at second. David Ortiz was intentionally walked and Mike Napoli was plunked on the knee to load the bases with one...
Over the Monster 50 mins ago
Red Sox win despite (and thanks to) chaotic 9th inning

Red Sox win despite (and thanks to) chaotic 9th inning

Dustin Pedroia took advantage of a poor throw to end the game. The ninth inning of Sunday's Red Sox was not an easy one to watch for fans of either team. With the score tied 5-5, the clock already nearing 11 pm eastern, and both the Red Sox and Orioles roughly 12 hours away from starting Monday morning's Patriots' Day game, the contest in question refused to end with any sort of normalcy. More: Koji Uehara walked a batter, but not before making baseball history Dustin Pedroia had what very well could have been a home run to win the game for the Red Sox, but a fan interfered by...
Over the Monster 1 hour ago

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Brock Holt leads off

The Red Sox will have Brock Holt leading off as they try to reach .500 on Patriots Day. Brock Holt will be the leadoff hitter as the Red Sox try to-- Wait, what? Boston Red Sox (9-10) Brock Holt, 3B Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Jonny Gomes, LF Xander Bogaerts, SS Daniel Nava, RF David Ross, C Jackie Bradley Jr. Starting Pitcher -- Clay Buchholz Baltimore Orioles (8-9) TBA Starting Pitcher -- Wei-Yin Chen Talk about trying to ride the hot hand. Holt is certainly in the middle of a decent run. He's picked up a hit in each of his last seven games (extending back into...
Over the Monster 1 hour ago

Koji Uehara walked a batter, but not before making baseball history

Koji's streak holds historical weight for both length and dominance. Koji Uehara allowed a walk in the ninth inning of Saturday's contest against the Orioles. The Red Sox closer followed that up by striking out the next three batters in order, but it was too late: the damage was done, and the walk-less streak over. It had been months and months since the last Uehara free pass, and not just because we're only in the first month of the 2014 season following the off-season. Uehara hadn't allowed a walk since August 3, 2013, and that includes the postseason. More: Red Sox 6, Orioles 5:...
Over the Monster 3 hours ago

Daily Red Sox Links: Brock Holt, Will Middlebrooks, Koji Uehara

Today's links look at Boston's rough defensive start, that same defense's strategies towards shifting, and Koji Uehara doing something he hasn't done since the beginning of last August. The Red Sox haven't gotten off to an ideal start, and part of that can be attributed to some shaky defense. (Alex Speier; WEEI.com) It happened quickly, but why did the Red Sox change their minds on Brock Holt? (Jason Mastrodonato; Masslive.com) Last Thursday was an excellent win for the Red Sox, and they followed a blueprint that led to so much success a year ago. (Chad Finn; Boston.com) In a bit of...
Over the Monster 11 hours ago
Red Sox 6, Orioles 5: Baltimore bumbles, Boston walks off

Red Sox 6, Orioles 5: Baltimore bumbles, Boston walks off

The Orioles defense fell to pieces, and the Red Sox took full advantage, walking off on a fly ball and an errant throw. The Red Sox took advantage of a series of defensive gaffes from the Orioles to overcome a 5-0 deficit and earn their fourth win in five games. With Jake Peavy riding a hot streak into Sunday night's game, the hope was that the Sox would only need to put together a few runs to earn the victory. Those hopes would be dashed in a hurry. Peavy struggled with his command, getting ahead of batters and then giving them meatballs in favorable counts. Nelson Cruz hit the third pitch...
Over the Monster 18 hours ago

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Sox seek momentum behind Jake Peavy

Jake Peavy's on a roll, and he's looking to take the Red Sox with him. The Red Sox will turn to Jake Peavy Sunday night as they look to turn a decent run into a legitimate hot streak against the Orioles. Today's Lineups BALTIMORE ORIOLES BOSTON RED SOX Nick Markakis - RF Grady Sizemore - CF Nelson Cruz - DH Dustin Pedroia - 2B Chris Davis - 1B David Ortiz - DH Adam Jones - CF Mike Napoli - 1B Matt Wieters - C Jonny Gomes - LF J.J. Hardy - SS Daniel Nava - RF David Lough - LF Xander Bogaerts - SS Jonathan Schoop - 2B A.J. Pierzynski - C Ryan Flaherty - 3B Brock Holt -...
Over the Monster 23 hours ago

Red Sox minor lines: Shane Victorino rehabs, Mookie does his thing

Shane Victorino's rehab is underway, but it's Mookie Betts who stole the show once more Saturday afternoon. Pawtucket Game 1 W 1-0 Shane Victorino: 0-3Dan Butler: 0-4, 3 KRyan Lavarnway: 1-3, BBBryce Brentz: 1-4, 2BGarin Cecchini: 0-3, 2 KChristian Vazquez: 2-4, 2B Anthony Ranaudo: 6 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 KDrake Britton: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K Pawtucket Game 2 L 2-3 (In 7) Alex Hassan: 1-3, HR, BB, KDan Butler: 0-3, BBRyan Lavarnway: 0-3Bryce Brentz: 1-3Garin Cecchini: 1-2, BB Alex Wilson: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K The most important stat from Pawtucket is an...
Fenway Nation Apr 19, 2014

"Holt The Bolt" Propels Red Sox To 4-2 Win

(Photo Jim Rogash/)Brock Holt just came up from AAA, but he's already made an impact on the previously lethargic Red Sox offense. Holt went 1-3 with an RBI triple that broke a 2-2 tie and helped send Boston to a 4-2 win over Baltimore. David Ortiz had tied the game with his third HR of the year just to the left of the Pesky Pole, and Felix Doubront overcame early wildness to settle down for 6 2/3 innings of 2-run ball. Boston moved to 8-10 on the young season in what is shaping up to be a clustered and competitive AL East.
Over the Monster Apr 19, 2014

Red Sox 4, Orioles 2: Felix Doubront finds his rhythm, Red Sox rebound

Felix Doubront stumbled out of the gates, but recovered in time to turn in a winning performance. Felix Doubront recovered from early struggles and the Red Sox managed to cobble together enough offense in support as Boston rebounded from a disappointing Friday night loss to top the Orioles 4-2. It took Doubront 29 pitches to get out of the first. That's generally not a good sign for any pitcher's outing. He couldn't put batters away, and gave up a run on a trio of baserunners--two hits and a walk--putting the Red Sox in an early hole. Heading to the bottom of the inning wasn't too bad, but...
Fenway Nation Apr 19, 2014

Inconvenient Truth: We're Not Good; Lose, 8-4

(Photo by Jim Rogash/)In frigid 38 degree weather (Earth to Al Gore: It's April 18th!), the Red Sox went through the motions again, losing their tenth game of the year, 8-4 to the Orioles. Bad defense, mediocre pitching, and the return of the LOB Monster—all contributed to a dreary night at Fenway. Boston had plenty of hits—11—but the O's pounded John Lackey and the Sox pen for 15. To give you an idea of how bad things were, some guy named Jonathan Schoop got four hits. "Nuf Ced.
Over the Monster Apr 19, 2014

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Xander Bogaerts sits out

Xander Bogaerts is on the bench Saturday afternoon as the Red Sox try to rebound from a game one loss against the Orioles. Xander Bogaerts will sit out the Red Sox' second game against the Orioles, with Jonathan Herrera and Brock Holt manning the left side of the infield. Boston Red Sox (7-10) Grady Sizemore, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B David Ortiz, DH Mike Napoli, 1B Mike Carp, LF David Ross, C Brock Holt, 3B Jonathan Herrera, SS Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Starting Pitcher -- Felix Doubront Baltimore Orioles (8-7) TBA Starting Pitcher -- Bud Norris Bogaerts has started every game of the year...
Over the Monster Apr 19, 2014

Red Sox minor lines: The Sea Dogs return

After a couple of water-logged days off, the Portland Sea Dogs were back in action Friday night. Pawtucket L 3-7 Alex Hassan: 1-4, 3 KDan Butler: 1-3, 2B, KRyan Lavarnway: 1-4Bryce Brentz: 1-4, 2 KGarin Cecchini: 1-4, HR, K Allen Webster: 5.1 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 BB, 3 KRich Hill: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 2 K Allen Webster just can't keep the ball in the zone. That's 12 walks now in 20 innings compared to just 11 strikeouts. Perhaps this is the ugliness that comes with actually fixing his greater issues, but I'll need to see the results before I actually buy into that. Portland...
Over the Monster Apr 19, 2014

Red Sox 4, Orioles 8: Back to the drawing board

The Red Sox seemed to be on the upswing. Then John Lackey was crushed. On Thursday night, the Red Sox earned a hard-fought win against the Chicago White Sox, overcoming a fantastic performance from Chris Sale with a ninth inning rally. It was a well-played game of baseball. Things were moving in the right direction. On Friday night, they went right back to getting crushed, falling 8-4 to the Orioles. This game was arguably over the second John Lackey took the mound. Concerning news given how his previous start in New York went. The first pitch of the game went for a (replay contested)...
SportsReel Boston Apr 18, 2014

Roberts Designated for Assignment; Holt Recalled

Today the Red Sox announced that they had designated infielder Ryan Roberts for assignment and recalled infielder Brock Holt. Roberts had played just 8 games with the Sox before getting the boot going 2 for 19 at the plate in his limited action. Holt who had saw limited action last season will get the start more »
Over the Monster Apr 18, 2014
Red Sox vs. Orioles: Brock Holt is back

Red Sox vs. Orioles: Brock Holt is back

Brock Holt is back in Boston as the Red Sox take on the Orioles in Fenway Park. Brock Holt will make his return to the Boston lineup Friday night, taking the place of Ryan Roberts as the Red Sox take on the Orioles in Fenway Park. Today's Lineups BALTIMORE ORIOLES BOSTON RED SOX Nick Markakis - RF Grady Sizemore - LF Delmon Young - LF Daniel Nava - RF Chris Davis - 1B Dustin Pedroia - 2B Adam Jones - CF Mike Napoli - DH Nelson Cruz - DH Mike Carp - 1B Matt Wieters - C Xander Bogaerts - SS J.J. Hardy - SS A.J. Pierzynski - C Steve Lombardozzi - 2B Jackie Bradley -...
Major League Baseball 2014: The hottest team in baseball is the New York Yankees

Major League Baseball 2014: The hottest team in baseball is the New York Yankees

It is early, but the New York Yankees are the American League's best team right now.
Fenway Nation Apr 18, 2014
Manny Being Mercurial: Only MLB Or Japan!

Manny Being Mercurial: Only MLB Or Japan!

Amazingly, there are reports that several MLB teams are interested in signing 41-year old Manny Ramirez. Predictably, Manny says he will only accept a major league deal in the US or something in the Japanese professional league. Earlier rumors that he was about to sign with an Independent League team have been squashed. Presumably, only an American League team could risk a deal—since it's unlikely that Manny can still display his old defensive 'skills' in the field.
Over the Monster Apr 18, 2014

What do the Red Sox do with the outfield when Shane Victorino returns?

The Red Sox seemingly have an outfield log jam when Shane Victorino returns from injury. As a self-professed big fan of Zooey Deschanel ("Queen of the Hipsters" as my friend Mike likes to call her), I was on the boat with FOX's sitcom New Girl from the beginning. If you watched the pilot of the show, you probably noticed the impeccable camaraderie between the cast from the beginning. One character who made a lasting impression happened to be "Coach," a personal trainer with anger issues played by Damon Wayans Jr. Critics lauded the character and as someone who always cheers for sitcom...

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