1. BOS 7, NYY 0: Lester hurls gem

    Jon Lester gave the Boston bullpen no chance to blow game 1 of the series vs the New York Yankees. Lester pitched a complete game shutout striking out 8 and only allowed five hits. Boston scored in the first, second, fourth, fifth, and eighth for the win.

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  2. 7/3: Out of the frying pan into the fire

    Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (50-37) @ New York Yankees (45-40) Jon Lester (6-3, 3.48) @ Andy Pettitte (9-5, 3.98) 7:05 PM EDT | The Toilet (Bronx, NY) TV: NESN RADIO: WRKO 680, SBN 1150 GAME NOTES: Here we go...

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  3. TB 7, BOS 6: Way to blow it

    With a 4-1 lead headed into the bottom of the seventh inning the slumping Red Sox let up six runs en route to their third consecutive loss against Tampa and their sixth loss at the Trop (0-6)...

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  4. Red Sox-Yankees, Not the Hot Topic: Fireside Chat No. 14

    Boston Red Sox podcast for MVN Radio Episode 14 where we talk to Frank more about the Rays than the Yankees, and how it looked like the Red Sox would avoid the sweep. Episode No...

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  5. SOX ON DECK: Pawsox lose on 2-out, 2-strike bunt in bottom 9th

    Want to know how to cool off the Pawtucket Red Sox? Pull a play out of your left ear — which is exactly what Syracuse’s Danny Sandoval did Wednesday night as the Chiefs edged the International League’s best team, 6-5, at McCoy Stadium...

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  6. 7/2: Salvage The Finale

    Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (50-36) @ Tampa Bay Rays (51-32) Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-1, 3.21) @ Scott Kazmir (7-3, 2.28) 7:05 PM EDT | Tropicana Field (St...

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  7. POLL: Who’s the ace?

    Midway through the season, of the four starters having made at least 12 starts, who should be considered the 2008 Red Sox’ de facto ace? Josh Beckett, postseason stud, and his rotation-leading 1...

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  8. TB 3, BOS 1: Sliding without Papi

    Dioner Navarro notched two RBI singles, and Matt Garza pitched a seven inning gem, to beat the slumping Red Sox 3-1. Boston has now lost their last four games, with their last win coming on Friday in the opening game of the series vs...

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  9. Lineup Change Needed?

    In last year’s postseason, one that featured a march to the World Series title, the trio of David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Mike Lowell had plenty of RBI opportunities and were able to cash in...

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  10. BLOGPOLL: A.L. Awards 7/1

    Each week, I am participating in the 2008 MLB Blog Poll at RotoJunkie.com. Below are my current votes for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards...

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  11. The Long View

    After watching a Red Sox rally in the ninth inning last night fall just short as they fell 1 1/2 games behind the first place Tampa Bay Rays, I couldn’t help feeling that last night’s game ...

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  12. 6/30: Battle For First

    Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (50-34) @ Tampa Bay Rays (49-32) Justin Masterson (4-1, 3.43) @ James Shields (5-5, 3.76) 7:05 PM EDT | Tropicana Field (St...

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  13. Boston Red Sox's Midyear Evaluation

    Here the defending world champion Boston Red Sox stand, at practically the halfway point of the season: 50-32, first place in the A.L. East by one-half game over Tampa...

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  14. Mid-year Review: The best “B” team in baseball

    As Paul and I looked back on the first half of the season in last night’s podcast, we found ourselves surprisingly critical of the team’s component performance despite it’s 49-32 record and lead in the A...

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  15. 6/27: Final Interleague Duel

    Prev. Gm: Boston Red Sox (49-32) @ Houston Astros (37-42) Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-1, 3.46) @ Runelvys Hernandez (0-0, 0.00) 8:05 PM EDT | Minute Maid Park (Houston, TX) TV: NESN RADIO: WRKO 680, SBN 1150 GAME NOTES: This should be a sweep...

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  16. BOS 5, ARI 0: Wakefield dominates in win

    Tim Wakefield yielded two hits over seven runs out dueling Randy Johnson for his fifth win of the season. Dustin Pedroia had three hits and Kevin Cash hit a three-run homer in the eighth to put the game away...

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  17. Pepsi’s TRIVIA: Before Pedro

    Daniel Rathman and Tessie’s Dad are jockeying for first place! Tessie’s Dad was able to identify Ray Culp as the last Red Sox pitcher who pitched five consecutive home openers...

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  18. POLL: Is Schilling a Hall of Famer?

    Is Curt Schilling a Hall of Fame pitcher? Yes, he’ll make it there but it will take a few years of rejection 59% of all votes. No, his post season dominance doesn’t offset his overall body of work 21% of all votes Absolutely, first ballot...

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  19. SOX ON DECK: Kris Johnson pitches Portland to victory

    Chalk up Thursday night’s 2-0 victory over the Connecticut Defenders to another impressive start by one of the Portland Sea Dogs’ young pitchers...

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  20. Red Sox "On Deck": Bump in the Road

    Portland had difficulty in navigating a “bump” Wednesday night at Dodd Stadium—Nate Bump, to be specific...

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  21. 6/25: Battle Of Elders

    Prev. Gm: Arizona Diamondbacks (40-38) @ Boston Red Sox (48-32) Randy Johnson (4-5, 5.09) @ Tim Wakefield (4-5, 4...

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  22. Bostong Red Sox: Trade-Deadline Possibilities

    The Red Sox, year in and year out, have their name surfaced around the trade deadline and the weeks prior. The team is in contention annually, and they have the necessary payroll to make any type of deal without worrying too much about cost...

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  23. SOX ON DECK: Bowden bears down, wins game for Sea Dogs

    The worst thing the Connecticut Defenders could have done to Michael Bowden occurred in the fourth inning Tuesday night when Ryan Rohlinger hit a two-run homer that tied a game against the Portland Sea Dogs at 3-3...

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  24. Boston Red Sox Win From Behind For 19th Time

    Yes, 19 come from behind wins for the Boston Red Sox and 12 in their last at bat. Jason Varitek drove home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth on a single, to right plating ...

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  25. 6/24: Win It For The Dawg

    Prev. Gm: Arizona Diamondbacks (40-37) @ Boston Red Sox (47-32) Doug Davis (2-3, 3.65) @ Justin Masterson (4-1, 3...

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