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Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Mike Napoli Hot, Jake Peavy Cold
June 30th, 2014 at 1:55 PM
Is it too early to rave about Mookie Betts being on fire? The hyped prospect was promoted by the Boston Red Sox over the weekend and already Mookie Mania is running wild! He's only played one game so far, going 1 for 3 with a walk and a run scored in...

Clay Buchholz is Back with the Boston Red Sox
June 25th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
The Boston Red Sox will activate Clay Buchholz from the disabled list today to start tonight's game against the Seattle Mariners. It will be the first major league start for Buchholz since May 26th in Atlanta, after which he was sidelined by what the team called a hyperextended knee. ***PHOTO1*** Really, Buchholz...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Koji Uehara Cold
June 23rd, 2014 at 3:43 PM
The Boston Red Sox went 4-3 over the past week, but averaged only about 2.5 runs per game during that stretch. The pitching has been good, but the offense is still sputtering. Boston now ranks 23rd in the majors in both runs scored (291) and batting average (.242). Yesterday's 7-run explosion...

Clay Buchholz Solid in Rehab Start for Pawtucket Red Sox
June 19th, 2014 at 7:22 PM
Boston Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz took a big step in his recovery with a solid outing in his second rehab appearance down in Triple-A Pawtucket, tossing 6 scoreless innings while allowing only 2 hits. He also struck out 5 and walked 2. ***PHOTO1*** Buchholz was having the worst season of his career...

Should the Boston Red Sox Trade Jon Lester?
June 18th, 2014 at 11:12 AM
The Boston Red Sox find themselves in a bit of a quandary with the trade deadline looming about 6 weeks away. Boston currently finds itself in 4th place in the AL East, 7.5 games back of the Toronto Blue Jays. Their 38 losses are the third most in the American League...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Brandon Workman Hot, Dustin Pedroia Cold
June 16th, 2014 at 6:23 PM
The bats in the Boston Red Sox lineup haven't been producing much offense lately. In the past week, the team has scored a total of 20 runs, half of which came in one game against Cleveland. Outside of that brief outburst, it was a fairly quiet week for an offense...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice:John Lackey Hot, Stephen Drew Cold
June 9th, 2014 at 6:23 PM
The Boston Red Sox went 1-5 last week on their current road trip, but it hasn't all been bad news. Mike Napoli hit a home run in his return from the Disabled list last night and Clay Buchholz pitched a simulated game over the weekend. If the Sox can start...

Boston Red Sox Pitcher Brandon Workman Suspended 6 Games
June 3rd, 2014 at 4:17 PM
Boston Red Sox pitcher Brandon Workman has been suspended for 6 games, according to a report by NESN.com, for throwing at Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria in last Friday's game. The pitch was high, which may be considered unnecessarily near the head area, but it never actually hit Longoria....

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Brock Holt Hot, David Ross Cold
June 2nd, 2014 at 4:18 PM
The Boston Red Sox got back on track last week with a 7-game win streak. That means there are a lot more options to choose from when searching for players on hot streaks. Six players that appeared in at least 3 games this week hit over .300 and almost all...

Boston Red Sox Place Pitcher Clay Buchholz on the DL
May 28th, 2014 at 8:09 PM
NESN.com reports that the Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher Clay Buchholz on the disabled list with a hyperextended left knee.  Reliever Alex Wilson has been brought back to take his place on the roster, but there has been no word yet on who will make the start the next...

What’s Wrong with Boston Red Sox Pitcher Clay Buchholz?
May 27th, 2014 at 2:18 PM
The Boston Red Sox snapped a 10-game losing streak with a Memorial Day win in Atlanta, but give no credit to the starting pitcher. Clay Buchholz had another rough outing, giving up 6 runs in only 3 innings of work, while walking a career high 8 batters.  His ERA has risen...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: Xander Bogaerts Hot, David Ortiz Cold
May 26th, 2014 at 2:09 PM
It's been a rough week for the Boston Red Sox, who currently find themselves stuck in a 10-game losing streak.  You can't lose that many games in a row without having plenty of options to choose from for players that are ice cold right now, but it's not all bad...

Jon Lester Lit up by Toronto Blue Jays
May 23rd, 2014 at 1:24 PM
***PHOTO1***   Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester had spent the first eight weeks of the season looking like a Cy Young candidate, but a bump in the road against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday afternoon isn't helping his case.  Lester was lit up for 7 runs in 6.1 innings, which...

Boston Red Sox Fire & Ice: David Ortiz Hot, Grady Sizemore Cold
May 19th, 2014 at 10:43 AM
Baseball season is a 162 game marathon where everyone encounters their fair share of ups and downs. Not even the greatest players stay hot all season, as there are always bumps in the road. Likewise, nobody stays in a slump the entire time either. Well, at least not those who...

Clay Buchholz: a Big Question Mark
October 23rd, 2013 at 9:04 AM
One of the biggest question marks going into the 2013 World Series for the Boston Red Sox is the health of starting pitcher Clay Buchholz. Red Sox manager John Farrell did not name a starting pitcher to face the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium for both Games 3 and 4,...

Boston Red Sox Need Pitching Help for Playoff Push
July 18th, 2012 at 12:25 AM
Through the first half of the season, the Red Sox offense has been ranked with the best in baseball despite several key injuries.  As those players begin to return to the lineup, it seems as though pitching will decide the team’s fate this season. In the Red Sox 7-5 loss to...

Why Boston Red Sox Can’t “Blow It up” (Part II)
June 14th, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Yesterday, I went over the position players on the Red Sox and summarized who the Red Sox could reasonably trade to “blow it up”. Today, I will take a look at the pitching staff, primarily the starters, to see who could be traded. The Red Sox starting pitching situation is, well….complicated....

Lester Will Take the Mound on Opening Day
March 22nd, 2012 at 10:09 AM
  ***PHOTO1***  A month and a half before Spring Training Josh Becket made a suggestion to Manager Bobby V.  His advice?  To not start Becket on Opening Day on April 5th in Detroit.  Well he heeded Becket’s advice, and instead Valentine is going with southpaw Jon Lester, who will be starting for...

Boston Red Sox’ John Lackey to Get Tommy John Surgery, According to New GM Ben Cherington
October 26th, 2011 at 6:40 PM
In his introductory press conference, newly-crowned GM Ben Cherington announced that RHP John Lackey, who has failed to meet the expectations of a big contract and the spotlight of Fenway Park, is electing to undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2012 season. ***PHOTO1*** It's difficult for this turn of...

Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey Out for 2012 Season, Needs Tommy John Surgery
October 25th, 2011 at 10:28 PM
John Lackey, RHP for the Boston Red Sox, underperformed for the entire season.  Now it is known why: He needs tendon replacement surgery popularly known as Tommy John surgery. More information as it comes in.