Basically just quick links this morning…Red Sox hung on for a win yesterday, turning a 8-1 laugher into a 9-7 nailbiter. Gordon Edes, Jeff Horrigan and David Heuschkel provide the game stories. Keith Foulke atoned for his performance the night before by coming in to slam the door on the Mariners in the ninth. Dan Shaughnessy and Michael Gee look at the outing for Foulke. Kimberly Blanton has the story of a lawsuit between enterprises run by Mo Vaughn and Nomar Garciaparra. Gee has a subscription column stating that the numbers just don’t add up for the Red Sox. They have the lowest ERA in the league, and even if you took away Schilling and Pedro they would still be tied for first in that category, and in David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez they have the top two sluggers in the league. That doesn’t seem to add up to 35-35 over 70 games. Horrigan’s notebook says that Pokey Reese is likely headed for the disabled list. Heuschkel’s notebook says that because of Pokey’s injury, Nomar can’t get a day off. Edes’ notebook has more on the injury to Reese, a rib cage strain that came from swinging the bat.
A couple of touching stories from the local media this morning, Jonathan Comey, sports editor of the Standard Times, lost his grandfather over the weekend. He remembers him with a column today. Christopher Price tells us why Lance Armstrong and the Tour De France is important to him, he lost a brother to cancer back in December.
NESN has Red Sox/Orioles at 7:00. ESPN has Angels/Rangers at 7:00. ESPN2 has Padres/Giants at 10:00. FSN will have Gerry Callahan and Tony Massarotti on tonight at 6:30. CN8’s Sports Pulse will have NASCAR talk tonight with Lee Spencer of the Sporting News.