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Red Sox Looking to Improve: A Few Bright Spots Occur During A Turbulent Week.

General Manager Ben Cherington took most of the blame on Friday for the current Red Sox underperformance. He did not point fingers at Manager John Farrell as he easily could have and said that the team is ” ironing out their problems from within for now”. He also stated that the Red Sox would be actively pursuing trades to solidify the team during the busy Baseball months of June And July. read more

Don’t Count Out Sox Just Yet

As the All-Star Break rapidly approaches the Boston Red Sox sit with a record of 22-26. Many have started to write-off the 2015 season, yet fail to recognize that the Sox are still only a few games back in a weakened yet competitive AL East Division. If last weekend’s series against the Angels is any indication, they are a team bouncing back from the brink of disaster.  read more

Red Sox Roll Into Memorial Day Weekend With Many Lingering Questions

At a Clip of 19-22 and riding a 1 game winning streak….the Boston Red Sox roll into their Memorial Day Weekend matchup with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at beautiful Fenway Park. Coming off of last night’s 3-0 victory over the Oakland A’s, throughout this season these Red Sox have shown moments of brilliance like on Opening Day where they won 8-0 with Bucholz pitching scoreless innings and Hanley Ramirez hammering the ball out of the park with a HR and a grand slam. Since then, they have played fairly well at times….but many questions linger as the bats have gone cold, injuries to Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez have taken some wind out of the sails, and the pitching staff struggles to find an identity under an unexpected pitching coaching change. read more

Victorino Hits Homerun As Sox Win First of Four In Seattle

 Te Boston Red Sox headed into Seattle to play the first of a Four Game Road Series at the Mariners’ Safeco Field. Perhaps, the team has bounced back from recent pitching controversies as Joe Kelly pitched 6.1 solid innings and the Red Sox won 2-1. The Red Sox knew it would not be easy to go into Seattle especially since this is the first Boston sports team to do so since the Patriots won the Super Bowl over Seattle in a spectacular and unanticpated  last minute interception by Malcolm Butler…. leaving many Seattle fans shocked and upset. Amazingly, Shane Victorino was the hero for the night blasting a Homerun during the 2-1 victory. Many fans were surprised to hear the fact that this has been his first Homer of the year as he has seen limited action playing in the outfield. Tonight, the series continues with Pitcher Clay Buchholz taking to the mound. With the former pitching coach being replaced, Buchholz needs to show what he can do to be the anchor of the staff. With the new pitching coach the rotation will probably be shaken up as other Pitchers are acquired.  We will have to wait and see how the new Pitching Coach re-formulates a staff that will hopefully, carry the Boston Red Sox through the playoffs and once again into the World Series. As Dustin Pedroia would attest to a World Series Win this season has to be the goal of the team. buckle your seatbelt and Enjoy the Ride Red Sox fans as we are in for another fun and exciting Baseball Season. Go Sox.

Red Sox Are Back On Track

Not only are the Boston Red Sox back…. but they appear to be once again Back on Track. After the first week of exciting regular season action the Red Sox, are perched atop the AL East Division with an overall record of 5 Wins and 2 Losses. That’s a winning percentage of .714. The Red Sox started this 2015 season on the road in Philadelphia. Clay Buchholz was the Opening Day starter and dazzled the Red Sox Faithful by pitching masterfully for seven innings…. surrendering no runs, striking out 9, and walking only one. Manager John Farrell must have had a huge sigh of relief after this performance as Buchholz is expected to anchor the staff as the #1 starter while the other pitchers (Miley, Masterson, Kelly,Porcello and Workman) carefully ease into their starting pitcher roles to complete the staff. Many are also expecting trades to pick up a proven starter like a Cole Hamels. However, on this Opening Day Buchholz showed that he was the better Number 1 starter in picking up the win 8-0! Dustin Pedroia and Hanley Ramirez hit homeruns in the victory with Hanley Ramiorez showing he will be a force…. even hitting a Grand Slam to close the door on any rallies by the Phillies. Red Sox Nation was quite pleased with this impressive win. After taking 2 out of 3 in the opening road series…. the Red Sox travelled up north to face the Yankees. They would again take 2 out of three as the bats of the veterans started to wake up. Victorino, Ortiz, and Napoli showed that despite injuries they can still contribute with their steady play. The Yankees were befuddled by this strong 2015 Red Sox team and upset in their own stadium losing the series while barely getting a win. The Red Sox know they have to subdue the Yankees and the Orioles if they want any chance of winning the AL Pennant. So Far So Good! Finally, our Heroes…. the Boston Red Sox made their way back to Boston’s Fenway Park for the Home Opener. Red Sox Legends Pedro Martinez, David Ortiz, and Patriots QB Tom Brady hung out before the Opener with Pedro even throwing batting practice to former baseball player Brady! The 3  Red Sox World series Championship Trophies were displayed along with the recent Patriot’s Super Bowl on the storied Fenway Park Field. In a great way to start the season Tom Brady was invited to throw out the First Pitch. Brady inadvertently through a slider that one hopped in front of the plate with a bounce…. but of course…. acting as Catcher Big David Ortiz helped him save face by scooping it up before it could escape to the back stop. The crowd chuckled knowing Tom Brady is definitely more suited to throwing footballs. Nevertheless David Ortiz congratulated Brady with one of his now trademarked Big Papi hugs. The Red Sox then played ball against the Washington Nationals in what would turn out to be another spectacular game. Rick Porcello made his pitching debut with the Boston Ballclub and enjoyed a wonderful amount of run support. The Red Sox would go on to win 9-4. With Ortiz chipping in a HR while 22-Year Old CF Mookie Betts put on what looked like a Baseball skills clinic….. Stealing 2 consecutive bases, Homering again, and even defensively robbing an important comeback HR while playing a solid Centerfield. On an amazing team of athletes Mookie Betts looks to be another incredible everyday player that will make the team better. And did I mention that  RP Koji Uehara was activated again from the diasabled list on Monday April 13? This means when the Red Sox aren’t winning by wide margins they will once again have one of the best closers of the past few seasons. The future looks bright indeed for the these 2015 Boston Red Sox as they continue their quest for another Pennant.

Red Sox Win On Opening Day in a Spectacular Way!

After a great Spring Training of good vibes, friendly camaraderie, and awesome hitting displays…. the Red Sox rolled their winning ways into Opening Day in quite a spectacular showing by winning handily 8-0. It is hard to imagine a first game of the season going any better and if they continue to play this way…. any Red Sox fan has to be very excited for this new 2015 Season. The Red Sox left their JetBlue Park in Fort Meyers, Florida with an overall Spring Training Record of 17-12. This put them in fourth place in the American League. More importantly though…. Red Sox players were found to be near the top in statistical categories ranging from batting, to fielding, to pitching. After a short weekend break….. Manager John Farrell brought the team to Philadelphia for Opening Day and boy did they ever show that they were well  prepared. They faced the Phillies and proven Pitcher Left -Handed Pitcher Cole Hamels. Dustin Pedroia stepped up again in the first inning to belt a Homerun to Left-Center Field. In the third inning,  Mookie Betts punctuated the fact that he will be a valuable batter in the Red Sox lineup by blasting a Homerun. In the Fifth, Pedroia took Cole Hamels deep again with another shot into the bleachers of Citizens Bank Park. Not to be outdone… Hanley Ramirez hit a HR in the same inning finally forcing Hamels to exit the game. Meanwhile, Clay Buchholz worked on a pitching gem in his first Opening Day as the Red Sox #1 starter. He kept the Phillies hitless throughout the first three innings as the Red Sox batters jumped to an early lead. In a very solid and promising outing he would go on to pitch 7 scoreless innings surrendering no runs, striking out 9, and walking only 1! The Red Sox will rely heavily on Buchholz as they re-build the pitching staff and possibly trade for some more experienced starters to round out a rotation that struggled heavily last season. MVP of the day and the subsequent Bear Hug by David Ortiz(who started at 1st base) has to go to Hanley Ramirez when he hammered a Grand Slam off the left field foul pole in the top of the Ninth bringing home teammates Allen Craig, Mookie Betts, and Mike Napoli! Final Score after Tazawa pitched the 8th and Layne closed the Ninth….. Boston Red Sox 8 Philadelphia Phillies 0. …..Putting the Red Sox in first place in the Al East. So far So Good for the 2015 Sox! A trend we all hope will continue.

As Spring Training Closes Out: Red Sox Bats Are Heating Up

Red Sox sluggers David Ortiz and Mike Napoli have seen limited action this spring due to nagging injuries. Manager John Farrell has been shuffling spring training lineups, experimenting to see who can step up and produce runs for the team in the 2015.  Ortiz and Napoli have been known to carry the team on their backs and were spectacular during the 2013 Championship drive.  However, given the struggles last season, the Red Sox will need some extra offensive punch to return to its past efficiency. read more

Opportunity is Knocking as Red Sox Round Out Spring Training

As the Red Sox round out spring training over the next two weeks, the team is presented with a unique opportunity. Once regular play resumes, the Red Sox can repeat a last place to first turn-around. They did it before and in the words of owner John Henry are “confident” that they can do it again. read more

New Look Boston Red Sox Looking Strong For 2015

Manager John Farrell is at the helm of what looks to be a strong Red Sox Baseball squad heading into the 2015 Major League Baseball Season. JetBlue Stadium is all abuzz with the Red Sox winning most of their games so far and seeing young additions as well as older returnees playing impressively. Sure it’s only Spring Training, but for a blizzard tired Boston fan base, it’s a breath of fresh air. read more

Will Middlebrooks and Daniel Nava Showing up Big Early in Red Sox Season

Although the week ended on a sour,wet note with the Friday game against the Orioles being rained out after back to back losses, the earlier part of the week was nothing short of spectacular for the Boston Red Sox! After knocking out the Yankees manager John Farrell returned to Toronto to an echo of bitter boos after they lost their well-performing manager back to Boston! Quickly, the team came to their manager’s by some consistent pitching, timely hitting, and all around good team play! The boos were silenced when the Red Sox took care of business on the field and beat Toronto soundly. read more

Red Sox Off To Nice Start After Long Awaited Season Opener

After a relatively mild Spring Training session that saw the improvement of many young players including rookie starter Jackie Bradley Jr., the Red Sox took to the field in New York for their first 2013 regular season game. The aforementioned Jackie Bradley Jr. made his MLB debut and along with a few walks collected his first big league RBI. The Red Sox dethroned the proud Yankees who rarely lose any season-opener at home. Jon Lester picked up the Win after surrendering only a few runs in 5 innings of work. Joel Hanrahan held the Yankees down to secure the victory during his own Red Sox debut. His outing was particularly impressive as he hit 99, then 97+ with his fastball as well as unleashing a nasty, unhittable slider. Needless to say the Yankees were toast as his pitches went by their batters in the bottom of the ninth. Before an emptied out Yankee stadium, Will Middlebrooks made an excellent running catch to squeeze the game closed after the last batter popped out in foul territory! Final Score 8-2 Red Sox!!!!The Red Sox clubhouse was ecstatic and all smiles as many players embraced each other knowing that this season was already off to a better start after all the tumutuous events of last year! That is the beauty of baseball…. however lousy things get…. there is always that hope of the Next Spring and the chance to make up for past failures. The Beantown team did just that and Red Sox Nation was buzzing with delight!!! read more

Boston Red Sox Season Preview: Ready for a New Start!

Spring is in the air and that means that another new baseball season is just around the corner!! This year the Boston Red Sox look to be much improved after a disastrous transition season last year! With new manager John Farrell re-acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays the Red Sox seem to be looking to turn over a new leaf! As Dustin Pedroia tweeted this week…….”Red Sox fans are not bandwagon fans.” However, it should be added these same fans do want the organization to build a competitive team that works together. read more

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