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John Mozeliak Moves To Fix Two Problems

Sensitive to any suggestion that he exerts undue influence over his third-year manager, John Mozeliak is fond of saying, “I don’t do lineups.” Post-Dispatch

Cardinals Improve, But Is It Enough?

In separate trades, the Cardinals supplemented their starting rotation, acquiring right-handers Justin Masterson and John Lackey. The moves were quintessentially Mozeliakian, as the GM followed his typical script by accurately identifying needs then fu...

MLB Trade: St. Louis Cardinals send Allen Craig and Joe Kelly to Boston Red Sox for John Lackey

Hours before the July 31 trading deadline, the St. Louis Cardinals have traded first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig and right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly to Boston Red Sox for right-handed pitcher John Lackey and minor league left-handed pitcher Corey Littrell. Everyone had ...

Mariners Trade Rumors: Will Seattle Target John Lackey?

Jon Lester is no longer the only Red Sox pitcher who seems likely to be moved at the deadline (after being scratched today). Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has tweeted that sources are suggesting that both Lester and teammate John ...

Trade Rumors: Atlanta Braves Should Consider John Lackey

The weaknesses of the 2014 Atlanta Braves have been discussed in depth here on Tomahawk Take this week. The team could use a bench bat, a left-handed reliever, and another starting pitcher, given the recent struggles of Mike Minor and ...

Pedroia, Ortiz power Red Sox to series win

Mookie Betts had all of the attention entering Sunday night’s tilt against the Yankees. However, while Betts had a good day in his Major League debut (going 1-3 with a walk and a run), at the end of the day ...

Red Sox beaten in Seattle

The Red Sox offensive struggles took a backseat to a pitching meltdown Monday night in Seattle. John Lackey and Chris Capuano just couldn’t keep the Mariners in check. The offense still struggled with leaving men on base; they stranded five ...

Red Sox offense wakes up, beating the Indians, 10-3.

While the night did not start promisingly for the Red Sox, a combination of plate discipline and timely hitting led to a comfortable 10-3 win tonight at Fenway. The Indians drew blood first tonight on a long home run by ...

Despite Red Sox struggles, John Lackey has pitched his way into All-Star consideration

The Boston Red Sox have been plagued by inconsistency in 2014. With the All-Star Game in Minneapolis just over a month away, it’s unlikely the team will be rewarded for its uneven performance. Even last summer, in a World Series ...

David Ortiz’s clutch homer powers Red Sox to 5-3 victory

  The Red Sox welcomed a familiar face back into the lineup tonight as Mike Napoli returned from a stint on the disabled list. Napoli’s return gave the Red Sox a new-look lineup with a big power bat back in ...

John Lackey, rookies, lead Red Sox over Braves 4-0

Prior to the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves game, festivities took place regarding a legendary team – a celebration of the 2004 championship team. For the current crop it was once again a brave new world as the Red ...

Red Sox slide continues as Rays walk off in ninth

Some dude named Cole Figueroa was the hero on a night John Lackey and his ten-gallon hat should have saved the day. The Tampa Bay Rays refused to follow the script with a 1-0, walk-off victory over the Boston Red ...

Scherzer vs. Lester to kick off Red Sox-Tigers tilt at Fenway

Last October’s ALCS matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers was one for the ages. Though it didn’t stretch to seven games, it was a hotly contested series where either team could have emerged the victor – in fact, ...

The Fox Hole: On Doubront, Darvish, Lester, Lackey, Buchholz, and more

Some Tuesday thoughts following an off-day and a Bruins clunker… …Felix Doubront starts tonight. BSI’s Patrick Green recently suggested sending Doubront to the bullpen, and I believe that’s where he’s going to end up. The only question is how long ...

Lackey dominates as Red Sox move above .500

After a 2-1 start to the season, it took the Red Sox nine tries to return to the .500 mark after an early-season slump. However, surpassing the .500 mark proved not nearly so arduous as the Red Sox beat the ...

The Red Sox take their .500 record to Texas

The Red Sox are riding about as high as 17-17 team can ride right now. They took two close games from the Cincinnati Reds in their last at-bat and look to keep their momentum going as they start a three-city, ...

Red Sox fall just short, lose 3-2 in extra innings

Throughout the first months of the 2014 season, the .500 mark has been dancing before the Boston Red Sox’ eyes like a mirage in a desert. However, coming off two consecutive wins against the Oakland Athletics and just one game ...

John Lackey is the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff

John Lackey has gone from the poster boy of the beer and chicken fiasco to the ace of the Red Sox pitching staff. In last night’s win over the Rays, Lackey went 8.0 innings, allowing just two runs while striking ...

Red Sox defeat Rays behind John Lackey and a huge 6th inning

Another strong outing for John Lackey propelled the Red Sox to a 7-4 victory over the Rays Tuesday night. Lackey improved his record to 4-2 behind eight solid innings and scattering six hits with two runs, one walk and five ...

About Pineda and Pine Tar

Last night’s game was just another reminder of how as much as I love baseball, sometimes it frustrates the hell out of me. For the second time this season against the Red Sox, Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was found to ...

Orioles conquer Red Sox 8-4

The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox on Friday for the first of three in Fenway Park. Boston’s two-game winning streak snapped, reclaiming the cellar of the American League East as they sit at a 7-10 record. Baltimore’s two-game ...

Pitchers give up five HRs as Red Sox fall to Yankees 7-4

With John Lackey (2-1) on the mound and coming off an exciting win at Yankee Stadium Friday night, the Red Sox were poised to get back to a .500 record and leave behind the uninspired play that has characterized the ...

Red Sox get into win column behind Bradley, Lackey

  John Lackey pitched seven strong innings and the Boston Red Sox pounded out 14 hits against the Texas Rangers in a 5-1 series-opening victory at Fenway Park on Monday night. Lackey (2-0) allowed an earned run on five hits ...

Boston Red Sox look to bounce back against the Texas Rangers at Fenway

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Lackey, Napoli lead Red Sox to 6-2 win

John Lackey, a misleading 10-13 in 2013, took the mound in Baltimore against the Orioles free agent acquisition Ubaldo Jimenez who is coming off a 13-9 season with his former team the Cleveland Indians. The Red Sox, fresh from a ...

Middlebrooks, Lackey lead Red Sox over Twins

Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports Will Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 and John Lackey tossed 6 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball as the Red Sox topped the Twins 4-1 at Jet Blue Park in Thursday night action. Middlebrooks tripled ...

Red Sox Reserving Judgement With Rich Hill

Left-handed reliever Rich Hill worked a scoreless relief appearance Friday. And, although the Red Sox made a couple of strange plays in the field behind him, Hill remains unscored upon after three outings this spring. Boston Official Site

By the numbers: breaking down the Red Sox rotation

Entering the 2013 Major League Baseball season, the Boston Red Sox’ rotation appeared to be a deficiency that would stifle them from flourishing. They finished with the fourth highest staff ERA in 2012, sporting an abysmal 5.19 ERA. The only ...

I Can Feel It

If the Red Sox sweep the Cardinals…and I’m not saying they will (I’m also not saying they won’t)…they will do it on the 9th anniversary of the night they won the 2004 World Series…against the Cardinals.  I can dig that. ...

Rays aces no match for Red Sox bats in first two ALDS games

By Jeff Louderback So much for the so-called momentum that Tampa Bay carried into the ALDS after beating Toronto on the last day of the regular season to force a tiebreaker game at Texas, beating the Rangers to secure a ...

Strengths and concerns as Boston prepares for October baseball

By Jeff Louderback Though they squandered a 5-0 lead and dropped the final game of the season at Baltimore, 7-6, the Boston Red Sox have every reason to feel encouraged about their first taste of October baseball since 2009. With ...

Nicole and New England Do Not Mix

My mission to see every Eastern League ballpark this season brought me to the homes of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Portland Sea Dogs at the end of April, and since my accountant father had just finished up ...

John Lackey Turning Into Solid Option For Boston Red Sox Pitching Staff

It only took six and half hours, and  but the Boston Red Sox completed an impressive three-game sweep on the road against the Minnesota Twins. The star of the game was none other than their highest paid pitcher, John Lackey. ...

Happy REAL Opening Day, Folks!

While I will admit to losing interest in the game after John Lackey had to come out, I will also admit to not even caring that the Red Sox dropped one to the Blue Jays this weekend. Didn’t like to ...

They Keep Pulling Me Back In

I feel like the last 16 months have been part of the longest off-season in the history of baseball. Last week I was forced to miss attending Truck Day for the first time in about five years and for a ...

Former Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona Calls Clubhouse Beer Ban a “PR” Move

Terry Francona, the former Boston Red Sox Manager – turned ESPN baseball analyst has voiced his opinion about incoming skipper Bobby Valentine’s ban on drinking in the clubhouse. Speaking to “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on ESPN radio, Francona ...

“Fifth Starter”? Filling the “Lack O’ Lackey” gap? Not to worry…

  Citizens of Red Sox Nation: stop! Stop all the ‘gnashing of hands’ and ‘wringing of teeth’  over the elusive, “Fifth Starter,” because: 1. Finding a single pitcher to equal, or better, last season’s Fifth Starter                       will not be very ...

Did Theo Epstein Pull the Wool Over Ben Cherington?

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Do the Red Sox have the “AH” Factor?

The official start of spring training is two days away and the excitement of a new season starts to build.  Time to finally put away the images of last year’s historic collapse and focus on a new beginning.  This spring ...

Why Can’t the Red Sox Be the Best Team in Baseball Again

 Why Can’t the Red Sox Be the Best Team in Baseball Again - BoSox Injection - BoSox Injection - A Boston Red Sox Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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