Redsoxaholics.com

Red Sox News, Analysis, Contests and Videos

Author: Tim Scott (page 3 of 3)

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.

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

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

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

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

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

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

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

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

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

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

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

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

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Red Sox Nation Rejoice! Pedro Martinez is Back To Help The Team!

It’s time for Red Sox fans to rejoice! Not only has the deal for hard-hitting catcher/1B Mike Napoli been sealed…not only has clubhouse friendly manager John Farrell at the helm now….not only is Varitek back with the management…not only did they acquire some important players including a verified closer from the Pirates and in Shane Victorino a role-player with lots of playoff experience…..but now in a surprising yet welcome move, Red Sox legendary pitcher Pedro Martinez is back in Boston to accept a position as Special Assistant to the General Manager!!!!!!!!!! read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Red Sox Wrapping Up a Successful Off-Season of Important Baseball Moves

It was being reported Saturday afternoon December 22, 2012 that the Red Sox acquired Closer Joel Hanrahan from the Pittsburgh Pirates, rounding out what many are calling an incredibly successful off-season!

Hanrahan should add to a bullpen that often decimated by injuries, faltered many times last season. Along with Melancon and Andrew Bailey returning the Sox coaching staff should have more than enough firepower to work with this upcoming season! read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

As Season Ends, Red Sox Looking Ahead to Much Improvement

This season was difficult for our Boston Red Sox. The team was struggling with a new manager, many injuries, and bouncing back from last year’s disappointing September. However, Red Sox fans are some of the best in baseball and would not give up on their team! Perhaps if key players like Middlebrooks, David Oritiz, Marl Melancon, and Andrew Bailey wouldn’t have struggled with large amounts of time on the DL we would have a better understanding of how well this team could have done! read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Last Tuesday: Gem of a Game by Sox Turns Into A Birthday Bash for Ellsbury

Last Tuesday was a bright spot in a rough season for the Boston Red Sox!!! The game was played at Fenway Park 11 years after the U.S. was attacked on September 11, 2001. An American flag was unfurled over the famous Green Monster left-field wall during pre-game ceremonies. It was a somber night where many went to see a baseball game to help forget the difficult memories of that tragic day for our country. America has bounced back from that darkness and on this Tuesday night game..,also the night of Sox CF Jacoby Ellsbury’s 29th birthday… the Sox showed they still got some spunk left. read more

Tim has been a fan of Boston sports teams from birth, with a special affinity for the Red Sox and Celtics. His favorite Sox players of all time include David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia, Jason Varitek, and Mike Napoli. Tim has taught and coached high school basketball for years and enjoys writing screenplays in his spare time.

Newer posts

© 2018 Redsoxaholics.com

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑