The Red Sox enjoyed a unusual amount of success with two outs last night in their 12-8 victory over the Chicago White Sox at Fenway Park.
Adam Kilgore notes the Red Sox unleashing their newest, most lethal weapon, as 11 of their 12 runs were scored with two out. Michael Silverman has the Red Sox offense picking up a shaky Clay Buchholz. Joe McDonald looks at a matchup of teams both fighting for playoff life. Jeff Goldberg has Buchholz with a shaky outing that was thankfully not against a top pitcher. Bill Ballou has old-time Red Sox baseball on display at Fenway last night. Jim Fenton has the Boston bats staying hot last night.
Sean McAdam has pitching coach John Farrell saying that Josh Beckett’s problems in his last two outings have been mechanical. Tony Massarotti provides an overview of the wild card race the rest of the way out. Brian MacPherson wonders if there is any room in the bullpen for Billy Wagner. Ron Chimelis looks at the recent controversial comments from Jim Rice. Mike Fine has the Red Sox happy their hitting the ball right now. Rob Bradford says that the Red Sox can get by just fine without Billy Wagner.
Bob Ryan looks at a crazy third inning as the key frame for the Red Sox. McAdam looks at the six unearned runs in the third inning. Fluto Shinzawa has Daniel Bard and the bullpen putting out the fire last night. Kevin McNamara has a peek at Daisuke Matsuzaka’s first rehab start. David Willis has Kason Gabbard trying to salvage his once-promising career. Joe Haggerty has a look at the offensive revival of the Sox. Teddy Panos wonders if he was wrong about Buchholz.
Kilgore’s notebook has Daisuke Matsuzaka making progress in his rehab. The Herald notebook has the Red Sox still attempting to deal for Billy Wagner. The ProJo Red Sox journal says that the Wagner saga should be decided today. Ballou’s notebook looks at Jason Bay’s short-lived steal of home last night. Fenton’s notebook has more on the rehab start for Dice-K.
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