Last night saw a much different game between the Red Sox and Yankees than the one played on Monday night. However, the end result was the same, as the Yankees beat the Red Sox 2-1, despite a strong outing from rookie pitcher David Pauley for the Sox.
Chris Snow looks at the late inning plays which led to the Yankees victory. Jeff Horrigan notes that last night could be the start of good things for David Pauley’s big league career. Steven Krasner says that the Red Sox hopes of finding a diamond in the rough were encouraged by the start from the 22 year old. David Borges notes that the classic pitching duel came one night later than expected. With the Red Sox and Yankees playing the way they are, Bill Ballou wonders if Boston will ever see first place again this season.
Jackie MacMullan has a look at the night for Pauley, who has certainly earned himself another start with his impressive performance last night. Steve Buckley has more on Pauley and says he shouldn’t be blamed for the loss last night, though I’m not sure anyone is blaming him for the loss… Jeff Jacobs has more on Pauley standing up to the pressure. Tony Massarotti has Josh Beckett musing on the differences between the NL and AL. The latter is a whole different beast according to the former Florida Marlin.
Massarotti looks at Rudy Seanez’s confrontation with Jason Giambi, where he refused to give in to the Yankees slugger, even if the outcome was not favorable. Buckley has Curt Schilling willing to offer young pitchers advice, but not getting too many of them approaching him. David Heuschkel looks at the Red Sox young arms starting to get their chances to pitch in with the big club.
Horrigan reports on David Wells going for a second opinion on his ailing knee. Krasner also reports on Wells and his uncertain future with the Red Sox and in baseball. Karen Guregian talks to avid Red Sox fan Chi Chi Rodriguez, who believes Beckett is tipping his pitches as of late.
Get the view from the enemy side on the New York Sports Pages.
Snow’s notebook has a look at Craig Hansen’s callup last night to provide some bullpen help. It’s not clear yet what his role will be with the big club in this stint. Horrigan’s notebook has more on Hansen’s call up. Krasner’s notebook says that Hansen might’ve come at just the right time for the Red Sox. Heuschkel’s notebook features Manny’s botched hustle in the sixth inning. Borges’ notebook floats the possibility that Hansen could get a start this weekend.
Nick Cafardo reports on Roger Clemens’ minor league start last night for the Astros.
Michael Silverman reports on the Red Sox selection of high school outfielder Jason Place with their first pick in yesterday’s MLB draft. Edes’ looks at the Red Sox snagging UNC pitcher Daniel Bard with the 28th pick in the draft, putting Bard on the team he wanted to go to all along. Zach Rocha also looks at Bard, who played in the Cape League last summer. Connor Nevins reports on Peabody’s Matt Antonelli going to the Padres at #17. Kevin Gray looks at NH’s Jeff Locke, who was drafted by the Braves. Chris Venditto looks at a couple of Rhode Islanders taken in the draft yesterday. John Conceison reports on three more locals waking up this morning and finding themselves part of a big league organization.
Eric McHugh has more on the Bethel Johnson trade and what Jonathan Sullivan could bring to the Patriots besides a dominant presence in the chow line. Michael Felger writes that Deion Branch could follow the example of Richard Seymour and resort to a holdout in an effort to get a new contract from the Patriots. Mike Reiss reports on Russ Hochstein getting a contract extension from the Patriots. Felger’s notebook examines the rumors around Ty Law and his next destination in the NFL.
Kevin Paul Dupont reports on Mike Sullivan going to Ottawa to meet with new Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli. Dupont also says that game one of the Stanley Cup Finals showed the new NHL at its best. In Dupont’s notebook, the Oilers are trying to decide whether to go with UNH product Ty Conklin in net again or look elsewhere.
Peter May makes a comparison of the Heat and Mavericks, using such categories as the ex-Celtic factor.
NESN has Red Sox/Yankees at 7:00. OLN has Oilers/Hurricanes at 8:00.