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Red Sox News – Sources: Jon Lester shouldn’t be lumped in with other starters

red sox red sox Jon Lester According to multiple team sources, the participation of Jon Lester in joining the other starting pitchers in drinking beer, eating fried chicken and playing video games in the clubhouse during games (as was reported by the Boston Globe Wednesday) was overstated. One source said Lester participated “occasionally, but very infrequent.” …

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Red Sox News – Lester: ‘It’s not a good time to have this stretch’

Jon Lester was at a loss after suffering his third defeat in as many starts. (AP) NEW YORK — In its own right, the outing was disconcerting enough for the Red Sox. At a time when his team is trying to cling to a postseason berth, Jon Lester delivered one of the worst outings of …

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This Just In – Lester could go on short rest in finale

NEW YORK — The Red Sox will stay on turn for their three-game series against the Yankees this weekend following Friday night's rainout. Jon Lester, initially scheduled to pitch on Friday night, will come back and start on Saturday afternoon. Tim Wakefield, originally scheduled to pitch Saturday, will instead pitch in Sunday's double header, as …

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Red Sox News – Red Sox notes: Terry Francona says don’t worry, Dustin Pedroia is ‘not being demoted’

Terry Francona says it’s beyond a stretch to think Clay Buchholz will start again this season. Terry Francona is willing to try anything right now in the name of winning a game and inching his team closer to the playoffs. That includes some lineup juggling as was the case Wednesday for the regular season home …

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This Just In – Lackluster: Sox split in spite of Lackey

Jacoby Ellsbury electrified the Fenway crowd with his first career inside-the-park homer to open a seven-run seventh as the Red Sox overcame an abysmal performance by starter John Lackey in an 18-9 win over the Orioles Monday night. Conor Jackson capped the big seventh inning with a grand slam and joined Dustin Pedroia and Jed …

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Red Sox News – Despite Red Sox win, Lackey at a loss

Red Sox starter John Lackey's ERA is now at 6.49. (AP) Yes, John Lackey said, he was happy that the Red Sox won, that the offense was able to assault Orioles pitching on a night in which the big right-hander was responsible for all but one run given up by his own club in Boston’s …

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Red Sox News – Red Sox trying to put struggles behind them

Red Sox manager Terry Francona says that the team is trying to figure out a way to get beyond its recent struggles. (AP) With the loss to the Rays on Sunday, the Red Sox are in the midst of their worst month of the season, including their dismal April start. Boston is 4-13 in September …

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Red Sox News – Ouch! Red Sox face cascade of injuries with season in the balance

David Ortiz The Red Sox have been a relatively healthy club for much of the year, and so it would be unseemly for them to complain, particularly given that nearly every team is dealing with its share of aches and pains (and worse) with the 162-game season reduced to its final weeks. Nonetheless, that doesn’t …

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This Just In – Lineup: Ortiz sits, Lavarnway to DH

One day after he was pulled in the bottom of the first inning due to back spasms, David Ortiz is out of the Red Sox lineup again on Wednesday against the Blue Jays and starter Ricky Romero. In his absence, Dustin Pedroia will bat cleanup, while Ryan Lavarnway will hit sixth and serve as the …

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Red Sox News – Wednesday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays matchups: John Lackey vs. Ricky Romero

John Lackey After an emotional night when Tim Wakefield finally picked up his 200th win, the Red Sox have to get back to work on Wednesday afternoon when they finish their two-game series with the Blue Jays. John Lackey will try to bounce back after suffering a contusion of his left calf that cut his …

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