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Will Middlebrooks’ career path echoes that of former Red Sox hotshot Jed Lowrie

Will Middlebrooks appears to be on the same career path Jed Lowrie experienced in Boston. The switch-hitting Lowrie was a top prospect for Boston that projected as power hitter and shortstop who would solidify that position for a decade. It ...

Red Sox get shut out by Blue Jays

The Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays 8-0 in Toronto Thursday afternoon. The loss brings the Sox to 47-55 and nine games out of first place. They’re also in sole possession of dead last in the division. The Red ...

Red Sox 4, Toronto 6, Red Sox 0, Toronto 8: And….that’s a wrap…

A lot of us tried. Really. We thought they could turn it around. Even those of us who KNEW it was going to be a VERY hard road to get back to the top of the AL East (even if ...

A-Rod vs. Varitek brawl and Mueller walk-off were a turning point – July 24, 2004

This was the catalyst for the Dirt Dogs, the Idiots, Cowboy Up, or whatever rallying cries came out of that magical season of 2004. As usual, the Red Sox of that time were chasing the Yankees. People, especially Dan Shaughnessy, like ...

Sox Drawer: Red Sox daily links for July 24th

The “Sox Drawer” runs every Tuesday and Thursday on BoSox Injection. We’ll be compiling material about the team from all corners of the Internet, as well as some general baseball-related links. If you have suggestions, hit us up on Twitter @BoSoxInjection. The Sox ...

Time to consider trading Dustin Pedroia

Time to consider the unthinkable: trading Dustin Pedroia. “Better to trade a player a year too early than a year too late.” The quote is from Branch Rickey and it could well apply to Pedroia, who is now posting ordinary ...

Headley deal foreshadows weak trade market for Red Sox veterans

The New York Yankees picked up Chase Headley on Tuesday. The 30-year old immediately endeared himself to the Bronx faithful, providing the Yankees with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 14th on a night the team had been ...

Red Sox 3, Toronto 7: Yep, I think it’s time to call it a day…

And now Jake Peavy has fallen to 1-9 on the season, he ONLY win was in April, and he has the worst ERA of all starters in the American League East (4.72). And while the Sox have been played VERY ...

Red Sox 14, Toronto 1: This is MADNESS…

So. For first 90 or so games, the 2014 permutation of the Boston Red Sox were playing like my grandmother’s softball league (if she actually ever had a softball league..), where it looked like they needed an act of congress ...

Red Sox make it four straight, blow out Blue Jays 14-1

If there was ever a turning point coming in the Boston Red Sox season, it was tonight. Before the game at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Red Sox fans wondered whether they could carry the success of their most recent ...

Middle Innings: Grading the Red Sox infield

It has been a frustrating first half of the season for Red Sox fans. With the team still below .500 and trailing in the AL East and Wild Card races, the next couple of weeks will have a major impact ...

Jim Rice and his day of infamy

Manny Ramirez had a reputation for being occasionally surly and certainly unpredictable. “Manny being Manny” became the house excuse for his various behaviors. Jim Rice finally made it to the Hall of Fame, but Jim Ed also had his Red ...

Middle Innings: Grading the Red Sox at Catcher and DH

It has been a frustrating first half of the season for Red Sox fans. With the team still below .500 and trailing in the AL East and Wild Card races, the next couple of weeks will have a major impact ...

Middle Innings: Grading the Red Sox bullpen

It has been a frustrating first half of the season for Red Sox fans. With the team still below .500 and trailing in the AL East and Wild Card races, the next couple of weeks will have a major impact ...

Mike Napoli powers the Boston Red Sox to victory

The talk of Saturday night was not the solid outings by a pair of young starters, it was not about Mookie Betts getting sent back to the minors, nor was it about Shane Victorino. No, the talk of Saturday night ...

Should Red Sox replace Jonny Gomes with Alex Hassan?

On Friday night, Jonny Gomes came up with his biggest hit of the season for the Boston Red Sox with a two-run home run in the sixth inning that would propel the team to a 5-4 victory over the Kansas ...

July 17, 2014: Can We Start Playing Some Baseball, Please???

Believe it or not, I am actually ready for the 2nd half of the 2014 campaign to begin. Yes, despite the fact that the Sox have had MAJOR SUCKAGE in their first 95 games of the season. But they showed ...

How does Sean Coyle fit into the Red Sox’ future plans?

Red Sox fans got a treat this Sunday to not only see the Red Sox eclipse the Astros by a score of 11-0 but also to see a glimpse of the team’s future. The Red Sox had two representatives in ...

Derek Jeter, last man standing of the 90′s shortstops, gets his All-Star send-off

Last night, MLB and Fox gave Derek Jeter the slickly produced All-Star send-off we anticipated. Through the multiple standing ovations, the Jordan “hat tip” commercials between innings, the piped-in vocals of deceased Yankee Stadium PA man Bob Sheppard announcing Jeter at the ...

Jonny Gomes shouldn’t sing “we’ll never be Royals”

With the Boston Red Sox nine games under .500 entering the All-Star break, speculation is rampant the team will make some game-changing moves in the next two weeks. One of the first rumors of substance, however, has the Kansas City Royals ...

Red Sox 11, Astros 0: That’s it. I’m Checking for Pods…

OK. I know it’s the Astros, and before them the White Sox, and they suck, but seeing as the Sox probably haven’t been able to beat pretty much ANYONE as of late, the fact they have taken 2 out of ...

The legend of Brock Holt continues

He’s a diamond in the rough. A light among the dark. An oasis in the desert. He’s all that the Red Sox have asked for and so much more this season. He is… Brock Holt. Due to the disappointing first ...

Looking back: The 1999 Home Run Derby at Fenway

With the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby taking place tonight at Target Field in Minneapolis, it’s impossible for New England not to recall a summer night 15 years ago and one of the most memorable long ball contests in ...

Remembering the Fenway Park All-Star Game of 1961

You always remember your first – All-Star Game that is. Boston’s Fenway Park has been host to three of them: 1946 and 1999 stand out as memorable, and one stands out as forgettable. People make mistakes. As we get older, ...

Buchholz and Holt lead Red Sox past Astros

The Sox ended the pre-All Star Break on a good note. Boston pummeled the Houston Astros 11-0 to take the rubber match in this three game series. Clay Buchholz delivered his best start of the season, and also one of the best ...

7/13 MLB Power Rankings; A’s keep rolling

The MLB Power Rankings were assembled by BoSox Injection writers Joe Meehan, Michele Pettis, and Drew Peabody. (Last week’s ranking in parentheses.)   1.(1) Oakland Athletics (58-36) - The A’s has won seven of nine and still own the best record in baseball. In 2012, Scott ...

Baseball Road Trip: Minute Maid Park

Texas was the most recent stop on a 12-year road trip (with 29 out of 30 MLB cities down, I can finally see the finish line and it’s in Minnesota). Before things got real hot down there, I met two friends ...

Red Sox designate A.J. Pierzysnki for assignment

How the Red Sox intended to fill the catcher position was one of the bigger questions of last offseason. Ultimately, it appeared that they had three choices: stick with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was coming off a solid season but likely would ...

Red Sox recall De La Rosa, demote Workman

In need of a starting pitcher following last  Saturday’s day-night double-header, the Red Sox have promoted Rubby De La Rosa to Boston to start tonight’s game against the Chicago White Sox. De La Rosa started five games in an earlier ...

Red Sox continue slide with 8-3 loss

The American League East cellar-dwelling Boston Red Sox faced off against the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park as the Red Sox attempted to put a halt on a slide of 2012 proportions. Boston entered the game 0-4 against Chicago ...

Red Sox 6, Oreos 7, in 12: Well, at least they got one…

Holy hell… And I don’t mean the one win the Sox have managed to eke out in six games into this 10-game homestand. ONE. WIN. What I was talking about was that Jon Lester is the ONLY Red Sox player ...

Jon Lester to represent Red Sox in All-Star Game

Given the recent success and popularity of the Red Sox, fans have come to expect a handful of Boston players to partake in the All-Star Game festivities every year. Thus, it comes as a surprise that the only Red Sox player ...

Boston Red Sox fall in extras

  There has been plenty of baseball played in Fenway over the past two days, with a double-header on Saturday, and extra innings on Sunday. Jake Peavy put in a strong outing, going six innings and allowing two runs, only ...

Johnny Damon looking to return to the Majors

Johnny Damon is 40 years old, and hasn’t played in the majors since 2012, but that’s not stopping him from jumping right back in. Damon, a three-time All-Star, and two-time World Series champion, has been away from the Majors for ...

Deven Marrero: Red Sox shortstop of the future?

As the Red Sox gradually fall out of contention in 2014, the focus has shifted from the team’s on-field results to the positive outlook of Boston’s future. Many components of what GM Ben Cherington has dubbed as “the next great ...

For Red Sox, now is not the time to be sellers

Getting swept by the Cubs is a new low. Sure they technically have the same winning percentage as the Sox do, but the Sox are a team with playoff aspirations while the Cubs are supposed to be rebuilding. Getting swept ...

The bell tolls for thee: Craig Breslow

Craig Breslow had an outstanding 2013 season. The left-hander, working out of the bullpen, went 5-2 with an impressive ERA of 1.81 and WHIP of 1.12. Breslow had a BB/9 of 2.7. The only real dent was a meltdown during ...

Red Sox 1, Cubs 2: One. FRACKING. Run…

This loss is not Koji’s fault. Yes, he is tired. Yes he is nearly 40 years old. And despite the fact he is one of the premier closers in the game, things like this will happen. No, this is because ...

Brock Holt and “The Hurricane”

Brock Holt has been a marvel to watch this season. After languishing at Pawtucket for the early part of the season, the left-handed hitting Holt has, so far, shown his Pawtucket slash line of .315/.380/.454 is no illusion. With Boston, ...

Punchless Red Sox fall to Cubs, 2-1

The Boston Red Sox scored just 84 runs during the month of June, an average of three per game. They’re dead last in the American League in scoring. And they began July by continuing the offensive malaise, managing to scratch ...

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