Amazing. Simply amazing. The Red Sox take two of three in the Trop, and are now 5-1 against the Tampa Bay Rays. On to Minneapolis!
- If you look at it optimistically, Will Middlebrooks hasn’t struck out all those times. He’s just found ways not to get a hit. But Wednesday night, boy, did he ever get a hit. (Perseverance pays off for Middlebrooks)
- Toe-tap away, Shane Victorino. I don’t care how you size up or catch a baseball – as long as it works. Even if it is somewhat nerve-racking. (Shane Victorino quite the catch)
- All of us here at Fire Brand have cited a lack of hitting with RISP as the culprit for the Red Sox’ recent troubles, but Jacoby Ellsbury‘s problem is worse. He just can’t hit. (Waiting On Jacoby: Red Sox Looking For Renewed Impact)
- The Bullpen Chronicles, Part 1: Andrew Bailey is very close to returning to the team. Bullpen sessions and simulated games all around! (Bailey throws simulated game, rehab next)
- The Bullpen Chronicles, Part 2: Joel Hanrahan is done pitching for quite a while. Tommy John surgery will sideline the reliever for about a year. (Joel Hanrahan undergoes Tommy John surgery)
- The Bullpen Chronicles, Part 3: Oh, Daniel Bard. Five walks and two wild pitches in Double-A Portland? How far did you stray from the comeback trail? (Bard’s control issues big concern in Double A)
- Now, everyone, hold hands and get in a circle. We’re going to pray to the baseball gods that the 7th overall pick isn’t a bust. (No. 7 draft pick gives Sox opportunity not seen since Nomar)
I feel like this was most people who lived anywhere in New England:
“Hey, the Red Sox won!” says the guy who kinda stopped watching because the Bruins were on. I imagine that was all of us tonight.
— Fitzy (@FitzyGFY) May 17, 2013