1. BAL 11, BOS 6: Buchholz dumped by Orioles

    Clay Buchholz has had it rough lately, so rough, he could not get out of the third inning in tonight’s ball game losing to the Baltimore Orioles 11-6. Buchholz lasted 2 1/3’s innings, three hits, five runs (all earned), three walks, and no str

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  2. Fireside Chats #20: Where we look ahead, maybe too far ahead

    Boston Red Sox podcast for MVN Radio Episode 20 where we look ahead, maybe too far ahead and Tim puts the cart before the horse multiple times...

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  3. Cy Contenders

    Don’t you just love when bloggers give you one of those blind, Pitcher A, Pitcher B you make the call type columns? I for one sure do! So here goes: Pitcher A: 15-2, 2.77 ERA, 7...

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  4. POLL: If the Sox are to catch the Rays, who’s the key?

    In the latest edition of the Firebrand poll, we asked: Cool Standings has the Red Sox with an 83.8% chance at making a postseason appearance (as of 8/12) with a 42.5% likelihood of overtaking the Rays in the A...

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  5. Power Outage?

    Since coming to Boston, Jason Bay has been more than warmly received. His smooth swing is balanced by a persistent hustle and attitude in a way that his predecessor’s was often not...

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  6. BOS 6, BAL 3: Bay delivers, Lester stays hot

    It might be safe to say that Jon Lester is the new ace of the staff. Earning his 12th victory of the season over seven innings of work, he allowed just four hits and one run while striking out five in the win over Baltimore...

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  7. Kevin Youkilis an MVP Candidate?

    It’s not inconceivable to think that Kevin Youkilis could be the winner of the American League MVP award. Youkilis, fourth in the A.L. in OPS with a line of .319/.387/...

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  8. Rivalry of More than Minor Porportions

    Let’s be honest. There are only two chances that the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will meet in the post-season: slim and none. And “Slim” is well on his way to Texas...

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  9. TOR 4, BOS 1: Halladay goes the distance

    Roy Halladay was simply Roy Halladay pitching a complete game - 8th of the season -  against the Boston Red Sox in a 4-1 victory...

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  10. 8/16: Debut, Take Two

    Prev. Gm: Toronto Blue Jays (62-60) @ Boston Red Sox (70-51) Roy Halladay (13-9, 2.72) @ Paul Byrd (7-10, 4...

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  11. 8/15: Byrd in the Rayn

    Prev. Gm: Toronto Blue Jays (62-60) @ Boston Red Sox (70-51) Roy Halladay (13-9, 2.72) @ Paul Byrd (7-10, 4...

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  12. Paps doesn’t miss Manny

    Jonathan Papelbon on Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight: On whether the attitude in the clubhouse has changed since the trade: “No question...

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  13. SOX ON DECK: Phil Hughes shuts down PawSox

    As far as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre acting manager Butch Wynegar knows, Phil Hughes is scheduled to make at least one more rehab start, on Sunday at Lehigh Valley...

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  14. BOS 10, TEX 0: Offense continues to shine

    The Boston Red Sox have been on an absolute tear as of late putting up another double digit performance beating the Rangers 10-0. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched 7 strong to earn his 14th victory of the season...

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  15. Pepsi’s TRIVIA: Knuckleball Duos

    The last trivia question was word association. Foxy Lady is the name of a strip club Mo Vaughn frequented; Fear Strikes Out is the title of a movie about Jimmy Piersall; The Grey Eagle ...

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  16. Whither Clay Buchholz’s 2008 future? Make him a reliever

    With the acquisition of Paul Byrd and return of Tim Wakefield in two weeks, the short-term future of Clay Buchholz is very much in doubt. He may be starting on Sunday, but it doesn’t mean that his future is intact...

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  17. Byrd Move Is A Smart One

    The Red Sox made a waiver wire deal Tuesday that could have a major impact on the divisional race and the postseason. They acquired veteran Paul Byrd from the Indians for a player to be named later, most likely a low-level prospect lacking much value...

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  18. BOS 19, TEX 17: Say what?

    Yes, the final score of this game was 19-17 with the Boston Red Sox coming out on top after scoring 10 runs in the first inning capped off by two three-run homers by slugger David Ortiz...

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  19. Red Sox acquire Paul Byrd

    The Boston Red Sox today acquired pitcher Paul Byrd from the Cleveland Indians, a sign that the Red Sox will likely demote Clay Buchholz to Triple-A. Byrd, 37, will be a free agent after the year and is 7-10 with a 4...

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  20. POLL: Pulse Check; Are the Red Sox Playoff-bound?

    In the latest edition of the Firebrand poll, we asked: As a Red Sox fan, I think an NFL-style salary cap: would be good for MLB as a whole but might hurt the Red Sox 70% of all votes ...

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  21. Epstein vs. Lucchino, Round 2?

    The rift between the two alpha dogs in Boston’s front office has been the topics of blog posts, newspaper articles, magazine features, countless hours of talk radio, a book or three, and the muse of many a “man in a gorilla suit” jokes...

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  22. BOS 5, CWS 1: Red Sox rally late

    After being no-hit through the first six innings, the Boston Red Sox rallied late in the seventh for two runs and scored three more in the ninth to beat the White Sox 5-2...

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  23. Pepsi’s TRIVIA: Word Association

    The last trivia question was: “The Red Sox hold the record for most batters in one half-inning. What year was this set in?” The answer is 1953 — 23 batters, 17 runs. Wow! Leaderboard is updated...

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  24. Who’s better — Jason Bay or Xavier Nady?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates must not have wanted the Red Sox to feel left out after Damaso Marte and Xavier Nady went to the New York Yankees. A few short days later, the Red Sox had their own Pirate to do battle against the ne’er-do-wells in the Bronx...

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  25. Sea Dogs lick wounds after losing five of six to Defenders

    Fortunately for Portland, Monday is an off day. The Sea Dogs can use the time to lick their wounds after dropping five of six games to the Connecticut Defenders...

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