Shane Victorino Signs With Boston; Justin Uptin Rumors Squashed

Despite not being high up on Ruben Amaro’s list of center field candidates, Shane Victorino is off the board. According to numerous reports, Victorino has agreed to a three-year, $39 million deal with the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox won’t announce the deal until Victorino passes a physical. Victorino was traded to the Dodgers … Continue reading Shane Victorino Signs With Boston; Justin Uptin Rumors Squashed

Sox Own Lee; Take Series In Philly

Red Sox 5, Phillies 1 WP – Josh Beckett (4-4, 4.38) LP – Cliff Lee (0-2, 2.66) PHILADELPHIA — From the very first batter the Red Sox owned Cliff Lee and the offense, both at the plate and on the mound respectively. A pair of big home runs and a dominant pitching performance from Josh … Continue reading Sox Own Lee; Take Series In Philly

Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

Red Sox 7, Phillies 5 WP – Jon Lester (3-3, 3.95) LP – Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74) SV – Alfredo Aceves (9) PHILADLELPHIA — All winning streaks must come to an end. The Red Sox got to Joe Blanton early and often, beating the Phillies 7-5 in Philadelphia Saturday night. The loss snapped the Phils … Continue reading Sox Hit Four Homers Off Blanton; Snap Phils Win Streak

Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!

PHILADELPHIA — There isn’t a single catcher in Major League Baseball hotter than the one they call “Chooch.” Carlos Ruiz is on a hitting tear that hasn’t been done in almost 20 years. Chooch’s .363 average through the first 39 games is the highest by a Phillie at this point in the season since Jim Eisenreich … Continue reading Game 41: Chooch está en fuego!

Papelbon Closes Door On Former Team

Phillies 6, Red Sox 4 WP: Cole Hamels (6-1, 2.48) LP: Daniel Bard (3-5, 4.85) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (12) PHILADELPHIA — Boston is used to the look in Jonathan Papelbon’s eyes. They know it all too well, usually meaning a win is in sight. But now, they have to associate the look with a loss … Continue reading Papelbon Closes Door On Former Team

Game 40: Boston Tea Party

PHILADELPHIA — Interleague play is here! It’s a weekend series in Philly between the Phillies and Red Sox. A year ago when the two teams met up, it was dubbed a World Series preview. A year later, the two teams fell up short in the post season (Boston missed the playoffs on the last day) … Continue reading Game 40: Boston Tea Party

Series Preview: vs Boston Red Sox

PHI: 20-19, 5th in NL East; BOS: 18-20, 5th in AL East When: May 18-20 Where: Citizens Bank Park (Philadelphia, PA) Probable Pitchers Friday: Cole Hamels (5-1, 2.28) vs Daniel Bard (3-4, 4.30) Saturday: Joe Blanton (4-3, 2.96) vs Jon Lester (2-3, 3.71) Sunday: Cliff Lee (0-1, 1.95) vs Josh Beckett (3-4, 4.97) Broadcast Info Friday, … Continue reading Series Preview: vs Boston Red Sox