With Victor Martinez in town with the Tigers, it was natural to note the disparity between the production the Red Sox had received from their All-Star catcher in 2010 and the tandem of Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jason Varitek in 2011.
Perhaps, then, it was fitting for that Saltalamacchia gave the Sox the victory with an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth. Facing reliever Daniel Schlereth, Saltalamacchia slammed a 90 mph fastball off the Wall in left-center for a two-bagger. With two outs, Carl Crawford (who had walked) scored easily from first to give the Sox a 1-0 victory over Detroit.
Sox starter Clay Buchholz continued his run of excellence, logging seven shutout innings in which he allowed four hits, one walk, hit two batters and matched a season-high by striking out seven. In his last four starts, he now has a 1.40 ERA, 22 strikeouts and five walks. However, the right-hander also logged a career-high 127 pitches. Coming off of contests in...
The Red Sox and Tigers are in a rain delay in the top of the eighth inning at Fenway Park, with the game tied, 0-0. Daniel Bard had just entered the game and thrown a first-pitch ball to Scott Sizemore when a downpour forced the players off the field. However, while it is still misting at Fenway, the tarp is off the field. The game is expected to resume at 10 pm.
Clay Buchholz logged seven shutout innings, striking out seven and walking one while throwing a career-high 127 pitches. For the Tigers, Phil Coke has held the Sox to three hits and one walk in seven shutout innings of his own, requiring just 78 pitches to navigate through his outing.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona joined The Big Show Wednesday afternoon for his weekly discussion about the status of his team.
The Red Sox have heated up and finally pushed their record over .500, but Francona is hesitant to put too much stock in the past week.
"I think you've got to be a little careful and use some perspective," he said. "You can break it down into so many different things. Whether it was the 0-6 start or the 2-11 start. Or you can turn around and go, well, OK, after the 2-11 start, we've got the second-best record in baseball.
"So, that's why I guess I always come back to our record is what it is, and that's what we go by. You get too caught up in how things have gone the last four or five days, and that's no good. It's a long grind."
On the negative side, John Lackey was placed on the disabled list after struggling on the mound and then making a comment to the media about how things in his...
With his first appearance at Fenway Park as an opponent since May 7, 2009 coming in Wednesday night’s game between the Red Sox and Tigers, Victor Martinez was allowed time to pause and reflect on his time in Boston. Even though he didn’t sign as a free agent in the offseason – Boston was offering three years/$36 million or four years/$42 million – Martinez, who signed with Detroit for four years/$50 million, had plenty of praise for his former employers.
“I don’t have any words to describe it,” he said from the Detroit dugout. “By far, it’s been the best time of my career.
“My wife, my kids, my family and myself, we did everything we could to come back. But that’s just part of the game. It is what it is. We’ve got to move on.”
Before Wednesday’s game, managers for both sides gave their own positive thoughts on Martinez, the man and the player.
Red Sox Medical Director Dr. Tom Gill issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon in regards to right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka: “Daisuke experienced tightness in his elbow during his last start. His examination is consistent with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament, and strain to his common flexor mass. An MRI was obtained which confirmed these exam findings. He will be re-examined in two weeks.”
After the statement, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Matsuzaka won't throw at least until his exam in two weeks, and added that it’s “probably ambitious he will throw then.” He added that the Sox are somewhat relieved to have diagnosed the injury at a time when it remains “manageable,” before getting more serious.
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