What Was Adrian Gonzalez Thinking With Injury Excuse for Epic Red Sox Collapse?

When asked why the Red Sox committed arguably the worst September collapse in baseball history, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez offered the following response: “It’s always injuries. Any time a team that doesn’t make the playoffs and is supposed to is […]

Red Sox Starting Rotation Front and Center in Epic September Collapse

The Red Sox have lost 13 of their last 17 games and are an abysmal 5-15 in September. They trail the Yankees by seven games in the American League East and lead the Rays and Angels by just 2.5 games […]

Jon Lester is Sneaking Into the American League Cy Young Picture

Barring a massive collapse, Tigers ace Justin Verlander will win the 2011 American League Cy Young award. The right-hander leads the league in wins (21), ERA (2.34), WHIP (0.91), strikeouts (223), opponent batting average (.192), and innings pitched (223.0). At […]

Why Josh Beckett is a Different Pitcher Against the New York Yankees in 2011

It’s no secret by now that the Josh Beckett of 2011 is vastly different to the Josh Beckett of 2010. Last year, the right-hander wasn’t healthy to start the season, and it showed. He was roughed up to the tune […]

Did John Lackey Mean to Hit Francisco Cervelli?

With the Red Sox trailing the Yankees 4-2 in the top of the seventh inning on Tuesday night, John Lackey drilled New York catcher Francisco Cervelli with his first pitch of the frame. Cervelli, who had homered off Lackey on […]

Starting Pitching Matchups: Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees

Here are the starting pitching matchups for a three-game series between the Red Sox and Yankees at Fenway Park this week (Boston enters the series with a two-game lead atop the A.L. East): Tuesday: CC Sabathia (17-7, 2.99) vs. John […]

Is Daniel Bard the Best Reliever in the American League?

Daniel Bard

During the first two months of the season, Daniel Bard didn’t look like the future closer for the Red Sox. In late May after taking a loss in Cleveland, he stood at 1-4 with a 3.65 ERA and was one […]

Adrian Gonzalez Once Again the Favorite for American League MVP Award?


One could make the case that Adrian Gonzalez remained a favorite for the American League MVP award despite a home run drought which lasted 84 at-bats. He may have been a candidate during that drought, but his case was certainly […]

Chicago Cubs Trying to Lure GM Theo Epstein Away From Boston Red Sox?


ESPN’s Buster Olney hints that the Chicago Cubs, who fired their general manager Jim Hendry late last week, could pursue Red Sox GM Theo Epstein as a potential replacement. Olney suggests that Epstein has viewed the Cubs as an intriguing […]

The Adrian Gonzalez Home Run Drought is Officially Over

Adrian Gonzalez

Before Tuesday night’s game in Texas, Adrian Gonzalez hadn’t hit a home run in his last 84 at-bats, a stretch which lasted nearly a month. Gonzalez blasted two home runs which traveled more than 800 feet combined in a span of […]

VIDEO: Praying Mantis Invades Boston Red Sox Bullpen at Kauffman Stadium

On an August night in Kansas City, it was a 4-3 Red Sox lead over the Royals in the bottom of the seventh inning at Kauffman Stadium. But most of the New England Sports Network’s cameras were focused on an […]

Starting Pitching Matchups: Boston Red Sox @ Kansas City Royals

Here are the starting pitching matchups for a four-game series between the Red Sox (74-48) and Royals (51-73) at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City: Thursday: Josh Beckett (9-5, 2.40) vs. Luke Hochevar (8-9, 4.89), 8:10 p.m. Friday: Andrew Miller (4-1, […]