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The Red Sox topple the Blue Jays in a wild one

For the second straight night, it took extra innings for the Red Sox to come up victorious over the Blue Jays in Toronto. It wasn’t pretty, but they dug both of these games out when they needed it most. It’s ...

Red Sox edge the Blue Jays, 4-3 in 10.

On a night when the Red Sox were trying to snap an eight game losing streak, many things happened which have made losing streaks so common this year. The offense could not generate many runs. Balls that needed to be ...

Red Sox 6, Mariners 8: Just When You Think They’ve Hit Rock Bottom…

You discover that rock bottom has subbasements. LOTS of them… So that makes EIGHT games in a row, including 2 sweeps. Of course, they had a chance in all of these contests–well, OK, maybe the one where they were almost ...

Red Sox Minor League update: August 18-24

Another week in the Red Sox’ farm system and there were several notable performances to take note of, particularly among the pitching prospects. Let’s get to it. Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A) Matt Barnes has completely turned his season around in ...

Red Sox 0, Angels 2: One Hit. AGAIN…

So. How many IS that this year? 4? 6? An even dozen? I don’t have the time or inclination to slog through the 2014 campaign looking for the instances where the opposing pitcher no-hit the Red Sox for a bunch ...

13th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by Arbella Insurance Foundation

So today is one of the few days of the year that I pay close attention to WEEI (during a time there isn’t a game on!).  It’s the first day of the two day Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon…but let the Jimmy ...

Angels top Red Sox 4-2

It’s been a tough few days for the Red Sox. Yesterday, a fielding error by Xander Bogaerts cost the Red Sox a grand slam. Today, a fielding error by Junichi Tazawa cost Boston the game. After escaping a potentially sketchy first ...

Angels – Red Sox Preview

The Angels are back at  Fenway Park for yet another pivotal series for the Halos. The Angels, who were an inning away from winning their sixth straight win on Sunday, blew the lead and lost 3-2 to the Rangers, leaving ...

Why Rusney Castillo is a perfect fit for the Red Sox

Friday was the deadline for teams to place their blind bids for hyped outfielder Rusney Castillo. The Red Sox are rumored to be among the frontrunners for the speedy young athlete from Cuba. There has been much division among both ...

Astros salvage series split, pounding Red Sox 8-1

Much like Friday night’s game in which a pivotal play at the plate turned the outcome of the game, a missed touch of second led to Houston’s six runs in the second inning which spurred them to an 8-1 victory ...

David Ortiz powers Red Sox past Astros

The Red Sox took on the Houston Astros in Fenway on Saturday night to try to turn the series around. David Ortiz helped them do just that with historic proportions. Rubby De La Rosa started the game for the Red ...

It’s time for the Red Sox to retire Wade Boggs’ number 26

For decades, the Boston Red Sox had the bar set very high when it came to retiring the numbers of legendary players. Under the Yawkey ownership, a player had to meet two very important requirements: 1. Be elected to the ...

Sox top Astros 9-4 to open series

The Red Sox kicked off their home-stand with their fourth straight win Thursday night, taking down the Astros 9-4. The Astros jumped to the early lead in the second, scoring a run on a fielding error by Mike Napoli. They ...

Red Sox Hall of Fame enshrines four legends

It was a smorgasbord of nostalgic moments at Fenway Park on Thursday, as former Red Sox stars Pedro Martinez, Nomar Garciaparra, and Roger Clemens were inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. They were enshrined along with Joe Castiglione, the ...

Jackie Bradley Jr.’s last chance

Big news out of Cincinnati yesterday: Jackie Bradley Jr. got a hit! Defensive highlight reel though he is, JBJ cannot be an everyday center fielder if his offensive highlight involves snapping a 0 for 35 streak. At the start of ...

Do James Shields and Ervin Santana trump Jon Lester?

Pitchers do not come with warranties and the chances are, when you expect 30+ starts a year average out of a five or six-year contract, they won’t last. The wear and tear factor is evident. Have your boys and girls ...

Yoenis Cespedes blasts the Red Sox over Cincinnati

For the second game in a row, Yoenis Cespedes homered and provided the eventual game winner proving that the hype surrounding his move to Boston was legit. He didn’t just hit a big homerun on Tuesday night however, he absolutely ...

Minor League Update: August 4-10

  One more week through the Red Sox’ organization and let’s take a look at how a few of Boston’s top prospects performed this week. Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A): Mookie Betts, after being demoted to Triple-A, has picked up right where ...

Red Sox squeak past Angels 3-1

Only hours after playing a 19-inning game, the Red Sox and Angels took the field for the series rubber match. Rubby De La Rosa took the mound for the Sox opposite Hector Santiago. While the Sox season is basically over, ...

8/10 MLB Power Rankings; Orioles on the rise

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 (72-44) - Oakland has won four of five. Jon Lester has kept on rolling, winning his first two starts for ...

Game of Thrones: Red Sox Style

Mountainous highs and cavernous lows, twists and turns in every month: Red Sox Nation has been a turbulent place in recent seasons, especially during this disappointing campaign. With tremendous roster overhaul, Sox fans have become dizzy trying to keep track of ...

Red Sox rally late but fall in 19, yes 19, innings

We got ourselves quite the game last night, no question. Extra innings are fairly routine, but seeing ten extra innings– quite literally more than two baseball games– is a rarity in the truest sense. Wow. The pitching matchup seemed lopsided ...

The first great Red Sox super-sub was not Brock Holt

Imagine having a player you can plug into just about any defensive slot, have him bat .300 and hit in and stabilize the lead-off slot? The combination of versatility and hitting talent that adds an extra dimension to any team ...

Cards top Red Sox 5-2

The dying weeks of the Boston 2014 baseball season continued with the last of a three game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Brandon Workman trudged out for Boston against Adam Wainwright, who when last seen against Boston was losing ...

What can we take from Joe Kelly’s first start for Boston?

It’s no secret that last week’s trade deadline made apparent that the Red Sox are rebuilding and looking toward the future, however Ben Cherington’s moves last week have certainly led to polarizing views and were borderline controversial in hindsight. It ...

Baseball Road Trip: Busch Stadium

In 2009 I visited Busch Stadium in St. Louis as part of a multi-city road trip that took me through Pittsburgh, the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH), Milwaukee, the Field of Dreams (Dyersville, IA), Kansas City, St. Louis ...

Do the Red Sox need an ace to succeed?

It was late in last night’s 2-1 win over the Cardinals when Boston Globe writer Nick Cafardo sent out this tweet. Ben Cherington said he doesn't necessarily need an ace for the Red Sox to have an effective pitching staff. ...

The Boston Cuban connection

Yoenis Cespedes is the latest Cuban entry on the Boston baseball scene. Welcome to Cespedes and his much-needed bat. The influx of defecting Cuban players has certainly picked up some heavy traction in the last few season. The process is ...

Why Does Boston Hate Eric Wilbur?*

My relationship with John Lackey is an odd one. Especially given that we’ve never met.** I wasn’t a fan when he was with the Angels. I thought he was a good pitcher but a little obnoxious. It felt like he ...

Why Does Boston Hate Eric Wilbur?*

My relationship with John Lackey is an odd one. Especially given that we’ve never met.** I wasn’t a fan when he was with the Angels. I thought he was a good pitcher but a little obnoxious. It felt like he ...

Drew’s midseason MLB predictions

The trade deadline is in the rearview mirror and, as we focus our attention to the playoffs, BoSox Injection will be taking a gander at a few of the biggest postseason events throughout MLB. We’ll be predicting the winners of ...

Bullpen falters as Red Sox fall to the Cardinals

Another day, another former Red Sox comes back to bite his former team. Sunday night it was Stephen Drew‘s turn for revenge and tonight it was A.J. Pierzynski, as he scored to break a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the eighth, giving ...

Your 2015 Boston Red Sox: Jon Lester

You win with pitching. The lexicon of baseball clichés regarding pitching are numerous and quite accurate. The most significant component of defense is pitching. So why dump three pitchers? And three that were crème de la crème. The trades of ...

Allen Craig fills a role for the present and future

Allen Craig is having a rough season in 2014. Still recovering from a Lisfranc injury which prematurely ended his 2013 season and significantly hampered his production in last year’s playoffs, Craig is in the midst of the worst season of ...

Conor’s midseason MLB predictions

The trade deadline is in the rearview mirror and, as we focus our attention to the playoffs, BoSox Injection will be taking a gander at a few of the biggest postseason events throughout MLB. We’ll be predicting the winners of ...

Minor League Update: July 28-August 2

This look around the Red Sox minor league system features some players giving some outstanding performances as well as players on the move up the ladder toward Fenway. Pawtucket Red Sox (AAA) Matt Barnes  may be trying to show the parent ...

8/3 MLB Power Rankings; New-look A’s on top

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 (67-42) - Oakland has won four of seven. Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes went from the World Champions to the ...

It’s time for Allen Webster to move to the bullpen

Allen Webster has only made two starts for the Boston Red Sox this season but it is already clear that he has made no progress from his miserable seven-start showing last season. Throughout his career, Webster has displayed the common ...

Webster struggles as Red Sox fall to Yankees 6-4

The Boston Red Sox lineup looked different from the first four months of the 2014 season, but it produced the similar results to those previous. The Sox offense sputtered as the team fell to the New York Yankees 6-4 at ...

What the Hell Happened?

  On Saturday, November 2, 2013, nine months ago tomorrow, the Red Sox and the City of Boston threw a parade. Nine freaking months ago. As of yesterday, seven players who were with that Championship team have been traded. Seven. ...

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