Wow what a crazy game last night at Fenway Park as the Boston Red Sox came from behind and scored the final eight runs in the game to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7. J.D. Drew delivered the game winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning as he once again dominated J.P. Howells. The 8-7 victory now pushes the series to game six which will be played Saturday down in Tampa.

Four runs in the seventh, three in the eighth, and one in the ninth inning is how the Sox came back after being down 7-0. Drew finished the game with three rbi as did David Ortiz. Finally Big Papi got a hit and even though it was only one it was huge as he went deep for a three-run home run. Coco Crisp and Dustin Pedroia both had rbi’s in the rally as well.

Justin Masterson picked up the victory as he tossed the ninth inning. Jonathan Papelbon allowed two runs to score on a double after he came into the game in relief of Manny Delcarmen who walked both of the runners on base. Starting Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka only lasted four innings as he gave up five hits and five runs. Dice-K had problems from the get go as he served up three home runs in the first three innings of the game.

If the Sox want to win game six, they are going to need a great pitching performance out of Josh Beckett. Beckett needs to throw the ball better then he did earlier in the series that is for sure. I have the feeling if the Sox can win game six, then the Rays are really going to feel the pressure and they will also fold in game seven. What do you guy think?

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on October 17th, 2008
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I hope everyone is still alive after the blow out loss last night. How dissapointing is this to see the team play so terrible at home against the Tampa Bay Rays? If the 13-4 route on Tuesday night wasn’t bad enough, the Rays are now sending their ace Scott Kazmir to the mound in game five as they hope to finish off the Red Sox and advance to the World Series.

Things were bad right from the get go in game four as Tim Wakefield served up two home runs and allowed three runs in the first inning. Carlos Pena and Willy Aybar both went deep off the knuckle baller to put the Rays up 3-0. Wakefield would only last 2 2/3 innings but that was 2 2/3 innings to much as he gave up six hits and five runs including three home runs.

The bullpen wasn’t much better then Wakefield. Justin Masterson was charged with one run while Mike Timlin gave up two. The big blow to the bullpen was Manny Delcarmen who gave up five runs. The Rays just kept moving base runners along and played station to station baseball to score runs off the Red Sox bullpen. It’s too bad because the pitching staff never gave the offense a chance to get back into the game.

Kevin Youkilis led the offense with two rbi as he grounded out to score David Ortiz in the seventh inning and then added a rbi double to score Dustin Pedroia in the eight inning. Earlier in the eighth, Pedroia got on base via a rbi single that plated Jed Lowrie. The first Sox run came in the third inning on a Kevin Cash solo home run. That was the only home run the Sox would get as they just didn’t hit the ball hard against the Rays.

So now it is onto game five of the series. It is a win or go home situration for the Red Sox and they know that of course. They will be facing off against Scott Kazmir while they send Daisuke Matzuzaka. Let’s stay behind this team because we know that they come back and win the series if they start hitting the ball and the pitching staff stops allowing so many early runs and home runs. Stay positive Sox Nation.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on October 15th, 2008
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The Boston Red Sox picked up a great win on Wednesday night as they took game one of the ALDS against the Los Angeles Angels. Jason Bay got the Sox on the scoreboard in the sixth inning when he hit a two-run home run and then they added two more runs in the ninth inning with rbi singles from Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz. The Sox went onto win the game 4-1.

The Sox are now up 1-0 in the best of five series and are sitting pretty against the Angels. Jon Lester was great as he threw seven innings while only giving up six hits and one run. Lester struck out seven batters and only walked one.

Justin Masterson and Jonathan Papelbon finished off the game by pitching the last two innings of the game and holding of the Angels. Papelbon allowed one hit but struck out three to end the game and pick up the save.

The two teams will now be off on Thursday and then play game two of the series on Friday night. Daisuke Matsuzaka will take the mound for the sox in game two.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on October 2nd, 2008
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What a come back by the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon as they scored five un-answered runs and eventually beat the Baltimore Orioles in ten innings. the Red Sox scored twince in the seventh and eighth innings and then pushed across the winning run in the tenth inning to complete the three game sweep of the O’s.

Dustin Pedroia got things started in the seventh inning with a solo home run that made the score 4-1. Coco Crisp then walked with the bases loaded to make it 4-2 in the seventh. Onto the eighth inning when the Red Sox scored two more runs on a Mark Kotsay triple to tie the game at 4-4. In the top of the tenth inning, the Red Sox started the inning with two singles and then scored the winning run when Jacoby Ellsbury bunted and Orioles pitcher Jim Miller committed an error that allowed Alex Cora to score.

Justin Masterson earned the victory and improved to 5-4 on the season as he pitched the ninth and tenth innings of the game. Dice-K was the Red Sox starter and he gave up four runs over six innings to get the no decision.

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The Boston Red Sox weren’t able to complete the three game sweep in New York City but I will stay take two out of three games against the Yankees at this point in the season. On Thurday, the Red Sox seen the Yankees come from behind and score the final three runs of the game to win 3-2. Jason Giambi hit the game winning single off of Justin Masterson in the ninth inning.

Maseron ended up with the loss dropped his record to 4-4 on the year. Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester threw the ball pretty good as he went 6 2/3 innings while allowing five hits and zero runs. Hideki Okajima gave up a two run home run to Giambi in the seventh inning and that is when the Yankees tied the game and really put the pressure on the Sox.

Jacoby Ellsbury and Jason Varitek both had a rbi for the Sox. As a team they struggled at the plate but it could have been the whole get away day deal and they just wanted to get the series over, who knows. Hopefuly they bounce back on Friday however.

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Things did not go good for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night as they lost again the to the Los Angeles Angels.  A night after nearly getting no hit, the Red Sox only recorded six hits and committed four errors as they lost 9-2.  Hopefully the Red Sox can snap out of this and get back on the winning track right away.

Josh Beckett was absolutely hammered as he gave up 11 hits and eight runs (seven earned) in only 5 1/3 innings.  Beckett took the loss for the Sox and is now 9-8 on the season.  I was expecting a lot better outing out of Beckett but it just didn’t happen against the Angels.  Justin Masterson allowed a home run in the ninth inning as well.

Coco Crisp had both rbi for the Red Sox.  Crisp went deep in the fifth inning for a two run shot.  That was all the offense for the Sox as once again they struggled against the Angels pitching staff.  Things will come around, hopefully it will be Friday against the Oakland Athletics.

I should tell all the Red Sox readers out there that I will be out of town until Aug 12th and won’t be able to update the blog.  If there is a Red Sox fan out there that would like to give it a try and write some game recaps, please click the contact us button at the top of the page and send me an email.  I will reply with more information.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on July 30th, 2008
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The Boston Red Sox suffered a dissapointing loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night by the score of 5-4.  The three game series against the Rays is going to be a very big one as far as the standings go.  With the loss on Monday night, the Rays are now up 1.5 games on the Red Sox in the division.

Red Sox starting pitcher Justin Masterson lasted six inning as he gave up five hits and four runs.  Five walks and two home runs really hurt Masterson as he took the loss in the game to fall to 4-2 on the season.  B.J. Upton and Gabe Gross both took Masterson deep in the game.

Chris Smith gave up three walks and one run in only 1/3 of an inning.  Javier Lopez was then called in to pitch the final 1 2/3 innings of the game.  Lopez did a good job by holding the Rays at five runs.

Mike Lowell had a rbi single in the fourth inning and then J.D. Drew hit a solo home run in the sixth inning.  Drew is swinging a very hot bat this month, and could very well be the player of the month the way he swung the bat in June.  The Sox just ran into James Shields who was wheeling and dealing on the mound.

The Sox did make it interesting in the ninth inning as they scored two runs off of Troy Percival and had the tying run on third base when Julio Lugo came to bat against J.P. Howell. However Lugo  Brandon Moss and Jason Varitek both had rbi’s for the Red Sox in the ninth inning as they came up big. 

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The Boston Red Sox were able to score four runs in the eighth inning as they came back and defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks by the score of 5-4.  Dustin Pedroia had a huge game as he had two rbi in the game including a solo home run.  Mike Lowell had a two run double and Jason Varitek had a rbi single to finish the scoring in the eighth inning.

Besides that four run eighth inning, the only run the Red Sox had was the Pedroia solo home run in the first inning.  The bats were asleep all game until the eighth inning which wasn’t very good.  Luckily they were able to wake up however and atleast score enough runs to get the win.

Justin Masterson pitched the first six innings of the game as he got a no decision.  Masterson allowed seven hits and four runs in the game.  The big hit that hurt Masterson was a three run home run by Chad Tracy in the third inning.  Other then that one pitch he pitched pretty good.

Chris Smith ended up picking up this win as he pitched the seventh and eighth innings without allowing a run to score.  Smith is now 1-0 on the season.  Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 22nd save of the season in the game.

Good come from behind win for the Red Sox.  Tomorrow I expect the bats to get going before the eighth inning however.

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Post info: By GoSoxGo on June 24th, 2008
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J.D. Drew who was booed everytime he came to bad led the Boston Red Sox past the Philadelphia Phillies by the score of 7-4.  Drew went 4-5 and fell only a triple shy of hitting for the cycle.  Drew also had four rbi in the game to lead the Red Sox in that category.

Drew and Mike Lowell went back to back when they both hit home runs in the first inning and the Red Sox never looked back from there.  Brandon Moss contributed with two rbi’s in the game as well.  Moss had a two run single in the third inning.

Justin Masterson pitched five innings and allowed four hits and two runs while picking up the win.  Masterson walked two batters, struckout one, while improving his record to 4-1.  It was a quality outing for Masterson and that is all you can ask out of him at this point.

Javier Lopez pitched a scoreless inning before Craig Hansen came in during the seventh inning and gave up two hits and two runs withour recording an out.  Manny Delcarmen ended up pitching the seventh and eighth innings before Jonathan Papelbon came in for the ninth inning.  Papelbon had no problems picking up his 21st save of the season.

With the win, the Red Sox took two out of three games from the Phillies so it was a really good series overall.  Now the Red Sox will be off on Thursday before starting a series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

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The Boston Red Sox used a big four run sixth inning to come back and beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on Tuesday night in Boston.  Jason Varitek, Coco Crisp, and Jacoby Ellsbury all came up big in the sixth inning.

Lowell and Crisp led the Red Sox at the plate as they both had two rbi on the game.  J.D. Drew, Varitek, and Ellsbury all had one rbi as the Red Sox used production up and down the entire lineup to get by the fiesty Rays.

Justin Masterson picked up the win and is now 2-0 on the season.  Masterson pitched six innings and gave up six hits and four runs.  Three of the four runs came via two long balls that Masterson served up to Akinori Iwamura and Carlos Pena.

Manny Delcarmen, Javier Lopez, Craig Hansen, and Jonathan Papelbon all seen action out of the bullpen and they all did a pretty good job. Papelbon finished the game off and earned his 17th save of the season.

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