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Ben Buchanan

  • joined Apr 17, 2009
  • last login Aug 02, 2014
  • posts 6491
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Ben is the manager of SB Nation's resident Red Sox site Over The Monster.

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Red Sox 14, Blue Jays 1: Boom

74

Fourteen-to-one. Enough said.

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Game 99: Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

In a world where the Red Sox have stopped sucking of late In a world where A.J. Pierzynski is totally coincidentally no longer part of the team except that it's not at all a coincidence and it's...

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: Lackey takes the mound

15

It's been a rough month for John Lackey. Can he bounce back after a lengthy break?

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays: On hope and moderation

26

Hope is healthy, but after such a terrible start to the season, even a 7-1 run is probably not quite enough to warrant it. 11-1, however?

Red Sox need to move past fear, extend Jon Lester

423

Or "how I learned to stop worrying and love the big contract."

Red Sox 6, Royals 0: Jon Lester dominates, Red Sox

26

The Red Sox completed their sweep of the Royals Sunday afternoon behind a dominant Jon Lester.

Xander Bogaerts sits out against Yordano Ventura

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Xander Bogaerts is out of Sunday's lineup as the Red Sox try to sweep the Royals out of Fenway Park.

Coyle, Swihart head in opposite directions

6

Blake Swihart is ticking upward again, while Sean Coyle's slump hits new lows.

Mike Napoli blasts Sox to third straight win

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Boston's post-Pierzynski momentum has survived the All-Star break, with Mike Napoli providing the decisive homer in a 2-1 victory over the Royals.

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Game 97: Red Sox vs. Royals

The Red Sox are 1-0 in the second half of the season and a full 5-1 since dumping A.J. Pierzynski. Let's ride this wave of rookie momentum and one-run wins for all it's worth, folks, and store up...

Red Sox vs. Royals: Shane Victorino returns

24

The Red Sox will have Shane Victorino back in the lineup for the first time since late May.

Red Sox minor lines: Alex Hassan demands a chance

6

Alex Hassan was given a brief taste of the majors, and he's making it abundantly clear that he deserves another.

Red Sox 5, Royals 4: Sixth inning homers lift Sox

15

The Red Sox hit a pair of two-run shots in the sixth to overcome an early Royals lead and start the second half off with a win.

GameThread
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Game 96: Red Sox vs. Royals

Hey, look, they're gonna be playing baseball again! And real baseball, too! Not that thing where they change pitchers every inning and everyone has to pretend like they're big Yankees fans until...

Red Sox vs. Royals: Second half starts sans Mookie

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The Red Sox are ready to get the second half of the season underway, but apparently not to put a first-half mindset aimed at contention behind them.

Red Sox vs. Royals: A series for pitching

15

The Red Sox and Royals will start the second half of the season with a series full of pitching.

Red Sox could replace Jon Lester with trade

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If Jon Lester looks like he's going to walk, the Red Sox could try to replace him with a trade.

Red Sox outfield isn't broken, but needs fixing

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The Red Sox already have three adequate outfielders, but that doesn't mean there's no improvements to be made.

Red Sox minor lines: Slow starts in the GCL

10

Where Lowell has seen surprising production out of fresh faces, the newbies in the GCL are struggling.

Red Sox release A.J. Pierzynski

22

For once it seems appropriate to quote Hawk Harrelson: He gone!

Red Sox minor lines: All-Star breaks and rain

9

Even with two days worth of games, the schedule looks awfully short this time of year.

Royals interested in Jonny Gomes

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The Royals could be a potential landing spot for Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes.

Red Sox minor lines: Deven Marrero snaps his slump

28

Deven Marrero's fast start in Pawtucket seemed over after going 1-for-16. When you add in a 4-for-5 night, however, things don't seem so bad.

Red Sox 11, Astros 0: Buchholz goes the distance

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The Red Sox put up eleven runs, but it was Clay Buchholz who stole the show with a complete game shutout.

GameThread
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Game 95: Red Sox vs. Astros

Four days with no Red Sox starting tomorrow. There have been times that would seem like a blessing, and while many of us have progressed far enough into "acceptance" to appreciate the good and roll...

Is Clay Buchholz on the rise again?

4

It's been a four-year long roller coaster ride for Clay Buchholz. After hitting rock bottom in May, is he back on the rise?

Red Sox minor lines: The Devers madness continues

22

Rafael Devers continues to do absurd things in his first professional season.

Red Sox 2, Astros 3: Stranded

17

The Red Sox had a lot of hits and very few runs. Just like old times.

Red Sox vs. Astros: More Jake Peavy

267

It's time for more Jake Peavy which, honestly, isn't that bad of a deal right now.

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