by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster continued to struggle as he endured his shortest outing of the season and took the loss Thursday night against the Indians.
Dempster (2-5) surrendered a run-scoring double to Drew Stubbs in the second. He then gave up a two-run single to Mark Reynolds and allowed a run to score on a fielder's choice in the fourth. The right-hander was charged with four runs and five hits over three innings. He struck out four and walked four on 85 pitches.
Dempster is 0-3 with a 7.78 ERA in his last four starts after starting the season 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA. He is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday at home against the Phillies. He has allowed 14 runs -- 12 earned -- in his last 15 innings at Fenway Park.
Ryan Dempster changes routine
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/22/2013) Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster changed his usual pre-start routine after throwing 127 pitches in his last outing, the Boston Globe reports.
Dempster flew to Boston to get a full night of sleep in advance of his start Thursday against the Indians. He skipped his normal bullpen session Tuesday and made throws from flat ground.
"Talking with him as far as how his arm felt coming out of his last start, he didn't feel like there was any changes or lingering effect from the pitches he did throw," Sox manager John Farrell said.
Ryan Dempster throws 127 pitches in 4 2/3 innings
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster threw 127 pitches Saturday against the Twins but couldn't finish the fifth inning, surrendering five earned runs on eight hits and six walks in 4 2/3 while striking out two.
Dempster's pitch count was his highest since September 2011 when he walked six batters in a start against the Reds. He's scheduled to face the Indians Thursday.
Ryan Dempster drops second straight start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster allowed three homers and six runs in five innings during Sunday's 12-4 loss to the Blue Jays. Dempster (2-4) allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out six.
Jose Bautista led off the second inning with the first homer. Emilio Bonifacio hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Edwin Encarnacion added a solo shot in the fifth.
Dempster heads into his next start Saturday at Minnesota with a two-game losing streak. The streak started Tuesday against the Twins after he allowed two earned runs in seven innings of a 6-1 loss.
Ryan Dempster gets no run support
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster completed seven innings on Tuesday at home against the Twins. Unfortunately, Scott Diamond was much sharper and blanked Boston over a stellar effort.
Dempster threw 110 pitches as he allowed four runs -- two earned -- on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts. His one walk was a season low. The loss dropped him under .500 at 2-3.
Dempster, who has a 2.93 ERA, had won his previous two outings and now has 55 Ks over 43 innings, as he's in the top five in the American League in Ks. Dempster will look to get back on the winning track when he next takes the ball Sunday against Toronto.
Ryan Dempster worth it in Week 6
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) With two starts on the way, Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster has been bumped into the top 25 in Al Melchior's Week 6 (May 6-12) Pitching Forecaster.
Dempster is set to take on the Twins and Blue Jays this week coming off his fifth quality start in six outings Thursday. He limited the Blue Jays to one earned run in six innings in his last outing against them. Dempster is already being started in 71 percent of CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues, and there is little reason for him not to be started in all leagues this week.
Toronto ranks 26th in the league in runs scored per game (3.53), while the Twins also have a below-average offense through their first 25 games of the season.
Ryan Dempster stays sharp
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster enjoyed another stellar performance as he picked up a win during Thursday's contest against the Blue Jays.
Dempster, who made his sixth start of the season, gave up a solo home run to Brett Lawrie in the opening frame for his only damage of the night. He was charged wih one run and four hits in six innings of work. He struck out four and walked three on 100 pitches, 60 for strikes.
Dempster did not pick up his first strikeout until the fourth inning. He fell three strikeouts short of setting a franchise mark. Instead, he joined Pedro Martinez as the only two pitchers in Red Sox history to record seven strikeouts or more in their first five starts.
Dempster has allowed just three runs and struck out 14 in his last 12 innings of work. He is scheduled to start Tuesday at home against Minnesota. The right-hander went 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts against the Twins last season.
Ryan Dempster Ks 10, picks up first home win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013)Ryan Dempster turned in a solid performance as he earned his first victory at Fenway Park as a member of the Red Sox Friday night against the Astros.
Dempster (1-2), who made his fifth start of the season, matched his season high with 10 strikeouts. He gave up a run on a ground out in the third and on a sacrifice fly in the fifth for his only damage of the night. The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits and three walks over six innings.
Dempster has a 3.30 ERA with a 1.13 WHIP. He is scheduled to pitch Thursday at Toronto. The 35-year-old has yet to face the Blue Jays in his career. He allowed three runs in five innings of work in his lone start away from Fenway Park on April 4.
Ryan Dempster joins elite company in defeat
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster joined some elite company on Sunday during his start at home against the Royals. Unfortunately, he also suffered the loss in the outing.
Dempster struck out eight batters on the afternoon to record his fourth straight game with at least seven Ks to begin his career with Boston. That breaks a tie with Curt Schilling for the second-longest such streak in franchise history. Only Pedro Martinez has more as he struck out seven batters five straight times to start 1998.
The veteran Red Sox starter served up a solo homer to Alcides Escobar in the first inning. He's now allowed precisely one home run in all four of his starts with Boston. Dempster allowed four runs on six hits and three walks over seven innings Sunday. He threw 107 pitches and his ERA is at 3.38.
Dempster saw his record drop to 0-2 for Boston with the loss Sunday, though his ERA is solid and his WHIP outstanding at 1.13. He's also struck out 33 over 24 innings. If he keeps pitching that well, he won't have issues winning games. He'll search for his first win when he next takes the hill Friday against Houston.
Ryan Dempster continues to dominate
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/15/2013) Though he has yet to come away with a win, Ryan Dempster has been impressive through his first three starts for the Red Sox. After tossing seven innings of two-hit ball against the Rays on Monday, Dempster has a tidy 2.65 ERA with 25 strikeouts over 17 innings.
With greater movement on his slider, Dempster has been getting frequent swings and misses, inducing 23 slider whiffs and 47 whiffs overall, according to PitchFX data on BrooksBaseball.net. By getting whiffs on 16 percent of his pitches, Dempster has been tough to hit, though the three homers and eight walks he has allowed so far show that he can still be vulnerable to a big inning.
Even with those weak spots, Dempster is being used in too few leagues. He was started in only 74 percent of the leagues on CBSSports.com this week, even though he was scheduled for two starts. While his strikeout rate is bound to tail off somewhat, he should be a good source of Ks and needs to be trusted in more leagues.
Bullpen gives away Ryan Dempster's win
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) The Red Sox bullpen wasted starting pitcher Ryan Dempster's 10-strikeout performance Monday against the Rays. Dempster was in line for his first win of the season before fill-in closer Andrew Bailey, who is replacing the injured Joel Hanrahan, blew a one-run lead in the ninth inning.
Dempster allowed one run on two hits and two walks in seven innings. One of the two hits surrendered was Evan Longoria's solo home run in the fourth inning. The right-hander threw 63 of 101 pitches for strikes, lowering his ERA from 3.60 to 2.65.
Dempster has at least seven strikeouts in each of his three starts and has 25 strikeouts in 17 innings. He's allowed just two earned runs on five hits and four walks in his last two starts.
Dempster is slated to be back on the mound Saturday against the Royals.
Red Sox hoping Ryan Dempster goes deep
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Even though Red Sox pitcher Ryan Dempster leads the American League with an average of 13.5 strikeouts per nine innings early this season, Boston manager John Farrell would like the right-hander to trade that production in exchange for longer outings. Dempster has pitched just five innings in each of his first two starts, though his outing Wednesday was likely abbreviated by a rain delay.
"We do know that when we get through the month of April, and he has four or five starts under his belt, that pitch-count limit will climb to give him the opportunity to get deeper in games," Farrell told MLB.com. "You could make the argument last night that if it's not raining or if it's not delayed, he goes back out for the sixth inning. So over time, he'll get the opportunity to get deeper in games."
Ryan Dempster leaves after rain delay
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster had an up-and-down performance on Wednesday on a rainy night against the Orioles. He gave up three runs, but struck out seven, and settled for a no-decision.
Dempster would have likely gone deeper in the game but left after five innings due to a rain delay. When play resumed, the Red Sox brought Koji Uehara to the mound with the score tied at three.
Dempster threw 93 pitches through five innings and gave up three runs on three hits and two walks with the seven Ks. He surrendered a solo homer to Nick Markakis in the fourth.
The 35-year-old veteran dropped his first outing for the Red Sox in New York as he also allowed three runs over five frames. That said, he's got a solid 3.60 ERA and has struck out 15 over his first 10 innings.
Dempster will search for his first win as a member of Boston's rotation when he next takes the hill Monday against Tampa Bay.
Ryan Dempster lasts five innings in debut
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster was only able to make it through five innings in his season debut against the Yankees Thursday, throwing 101 pitches while allowing three earned runs on five hits and four walks with eight strikeouts. He took the loss for the Red Sox in a 4-2 decision.
Dempster is set to face the Orioles at home in his second start of the season next week.
Ryan Dempster has wild start against Twins
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013)Ryan Dempster was wild in his Friday start for the Red Sox against Minnesota, as he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks in four innings.
Dempster managed four strikeouts in the start to minimize the damage. He now has a 3.74 ERA in 21.2 innings this spring with 14 strikeouts against seven walks.
Ryan Dempster throws in intrasquad game
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster threw 96 pitches over approximately five innings during an intrasquad game Sunday, reports the Boston Globe.
On a very windy day, Boston's No. 3 starter had trouble keeping the ball in the strike zone and allowed six runs on nine hits and five walks. He also hit a batter. Dempster struck out six and gave up two homers. Of the nine hits, at least five were aided by the wind.
The veteran is expected to make one more spring training start before the team breaks camp. He is currently lined up to start his season against the Yankees April 4.
Ryan Dempster losing sharpness
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/19/2013) Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster gave up three runs and six hits over five innings during Boston's 8-7 loss to Baltimore in Grapefruit League action Tuesday. Dempster, who was making his fifth start of the spring for his new team, walked two batters and struck out one. He has yet to produce more than three strikeouts in an exhibition game but has piled up 10 strikeouts to four walks -- all of them coming in the past two starts.
Ryan Dempster getting his work in
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster had another solid spring outing Thursday, as he limited the Twins to just one run in four innings of work. Dempster allowed his lone run on a solo home run to Chris Parmelee, but held the Twins in check otherwise. He allowed three hits and two walks, while striking out three batters. Dempster told WEEI.com after the start that he remains focused on building up his arm strength, despite posting an impressive 2.13 ERA in 12 2/3 innings so far.
“My arm feels good,” Dempster said. “It’s responding really well. Next time out a little bit more and just keep building toward the regular season.”
Dempster is coming off another solid season, having posted a 3.38 ERA in 173 innings. He signed a two-year contract with the Red Sox this offseason and has a spot in the rotation already locked up, so there is little for him to prove in the spring.
Twins snap Dempster's streak
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/8/2013) Boston starting pitcher Ryan Dempster allowed his first runs of the spring in Friday's contest against the Twins. He allowed two runs on five hits over 3 2/2 innings of work as he picked up his first Grapefruit League loss. It ended a seven-inning scoreless stretch for Dempster in the spring. He also struck out two and did not issue a walk in his outing.
Dempster mows down Yankees
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/3/2013) Boston starting pitcher Ryan Dempster faced the minimum nine batters over three innings on Sunday in a Grapefruit League start against the Yankees. Dempster gave up an infield hit but that was erased by a double play shortly after. Dempster struck out two batters and got six ground ball outs. Dempster threw 28 pitches and 25 of those were strikes. He's allowed just one hit over five shutout innings this spring with four Ks.
Dempster does well in debut
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013)Ryan Dempster had a successful spring debut for the Red Sox. The veteran right-hander, who signed with Boston in the offseason, breezed through two scoreless innings of work against the Cardinals. Dempster faced seven batters, but he allowed no hits or walks. One batter reached by error. Dempster struck out two as he threw 24 strikes on 33 pitches. "Things went well," Dempster said, per MLB.com. "My body felt good, my arm felt good. I was able to attack the strike zone for the most part. [It was a] good first day."
Dempster remains upbeat
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) The Boston Globe reports Red Sox starting pitcher Ryan Dempster expressed optimism Monday as he enters his first year with Boston. "I like to provide consistency. Thats something over the course of my career I take the biggest pride in," he said. "I try and take the ball every fifth day as long as I can and go out there and give my best effort and be prepared."