Following the Red Sox' 6-3 win over the Athletics Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park, reliever Scott Atchison said that he had been told by the organization that he will be sent to Triple-A Pawtucket for a third time this season in order to make room on the 25-man roster for infielder Marco Scutaro.
Atchison had been recalled from Pawtucket on May 16. Four of his seven appearances with the Red Sox this season have lasted more than one inning, with him going three innings on two occasions. His most recent appearance came Friday night, when the righty allowed one hit over an inning.
"Obviously, it's frustrating. It's always frustrating. I feel like I belong here and this is where I feel like I should be pitching. In turn, I know it's part of it," Atchison told WEEI.com. "I have the option. We talked about it before, it is what it is. I like being here. I like being part of this team when I come up and playing with these guys, so there's...
Tim Thomas is perfectly happy with the way he's playing his position. The Bruins goalie - and 2009 Vezina Trophy winner - was outstanding in Game 1 and for most of Game 2 before allowing the game-tying goal with over 10 minutes left in regulation and a bizarre goal 11 seconds into overtime when he fell down chasing Alex Burrows.
Upon his arrival back in Boston Sunday afternoon at the Garden, Thomas was asked about whether he regrets his aggressive approach or plans on adjusting his tact in goal.
"I have a pretty good idea how to play goalie," Thomas said at the beginning of the press conference. "I'm not going to take advice or suggestions at this time. I'm just going to keep playing the way I have."
Following a five-hour flight back from Vancouver, Thomas and the rest of the Bruins came to the Garden briefly to check into their dressing room and fulfill a media obligation on the offday between Games 2...
Following the Red Sox' 6-3 win over the A's, Sox outfielder Carl Crawford talked about the pitch thrown by Oakland starter Brett Anderson which hit the lefty hitter in the back of the right hand.
The incident, which came in the third inning (one frame after Crawford took Anderson into the Red Sox bullpen for a three-run homer), was followed with Crawford seemingly yelling out Anderson while walking toward first base.
"I don't know if it was intentional," Crawford said. "I know we watch his video, and he doesn't throw inside much. That's all I can say about that."
Asked what Crawford said on his way to first, he responded, "I'll just leave that on the field. It's such a reaction when you get hit like that, right after you hit a home run off a guy, and you know his tendencies.
"You know he doesn't really do that often. Obviously, the thought is going to creep into your head. Did he do it...
Carl Crawford hit a second-inning, three-run homer, and Adrian Gonzalez followed with two-run homer two innings later, as the Red Sox claimed a 6-3 victory over the A's Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. The win secured a series sweep for the Sox, who improved to 33-26.
Earning the win was starter John Lackey, who allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in his first appearance since coming off the 15-day disabled list. After Lackey's 93-pitch outing, Red Sox relievers Matt Albers, Tommy Hottovy, Dan Wheeler and Daniel Bard closed out the game with 3 1/2 innings of scoreless relief.
Along with Crawford and Gonzalez, the Red Sox' offense also got a boost from Jarrod Saltalamacchia and David Ortiz, who each had three hits apiece. Dustin Pedroia chipped in with a pair of hits, along with an RBI.
For what went right in the win, go to Closing Time at the Full Count Blog.
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Daisuke Matsuzaka spoke Sunday morning for the first time since deciding to have "Tommy John" ligament replacement surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox pitcher - in the fifth year of a six-year contract - said he was stunned when doctor Lewis Yocum told him that surgery was the most realistic way to fully heal his injury.
“The ligament is torn and I was told to fix it perfectly, I need to have the surgery," Matsuzaka said. "That’s why I’m getting the surgery."
Matsuzaka was 3-3 this season with a 5.30 ERA in seven starts and one relief appearance. He signed a six-year, $52 million contract before the 2007 season and has a 49-30 mark with a 4.25 ERA in four-plus seasons in Boston.
“It’s actually my first time to get an operation and all I can say is I'm very shocked when it comes to these results," Matsuzaka said through an interpreter. “I decided to have the...
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