David Scott has Jason Wolfe and Entercom breaking their silence (sort of) on Gerry Callahan’s health. I don’t ever want to hear people at that station criticize Bill Belichick’s injury reports as being too vague after this.
It was an ugly night in Seattle for the Red Sox, as they were roughed up by the Mariners 9-4 as Julian Tavarez took the loss, and Jeff Weaver, who had entered the game with an ERA over 8, held the Red Sox to 1 earned run in 5 2/3rd innings.
Michael Silverman says that the Red Sox looked totally lost out on the field against the Mariners last night. Gordon Edes has more on the night falling quickly upon the Red Sox in their final stop of the high mileage road trip. Sean McAdam reports on Tavarez having his worst outing of the season since his very first one back in April in the loss.
Tony Massarotti notes that the Red Sox have been successful to this point without the usual huge slugging contributions from David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez. McAdam has a few opinions and observations from this marathon road trip. Gerry Callahan says that the Red Sox don’t need Mark Buehrle and should let someone else pay the ransom needed to acquire him. Bill Reynolds says that the Red Sox do need Buehrle, but shouldn’t mortgage the future for him.
John Habib has a look at the performance of Red Sox AA ace Clay Buchholz against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats last night. Buchholz went 6 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 run and striking out 11, a performance that earned him a standing ovation from the fans. That prompted Fisher Cats manager Bill Masse to say: “This is New Hampshire’s team, Manchester’s team and to see Clay Buchholz get a standing ovation was absolutely disgraceful.”
Silverman has a Curt Schilling update, sort of. Schilling and the Red Sox really don’t have much to say about when he might be back, or about his rehab plan. Amalie Benjamin says that the plan for Schilling’s rehab should be made soon.
Garry Brown says that Josh Beckett deserves to be the AL starter in the All Star game. Massarotti has a quick note on Music From The Mound – a new CD that is a collection of Daisuke Matsuzaka’s favorite American, English and Japanese recording artists. Joe Haggerty has a look at ‘El Guapo,’ Rich Garces having a great time with the Independent League Nashua Pride.
Silverman’s notebook says that tonight’s starter, Kason Gabbard, will be sticking around to make at least one more start for the Red Sox after this one. Edes’s notebook has more on Gabbard, who is slated to make his second start this season for the Red Sox tonight. McAdam’s notebook has Schilling taking a swipe at Theo Epstein yesterday.
Jermaine O’Neal was the latest name attached in trade rumors to the Celtics, but Shira Spring this morning says it is extremely unlikely that O’Neal will ever play in a Boston uniform. She cites ill will between O’Neal and Danny Ainge as a hangup. Steve Bulpett says that there shouldn’t be much read into the fact that Ainge and Doc Rivers traveled to Phoenix yesterday to watch more workouts. David Scott looks at a report from Adrian Wojnarowski that has Paul Piece getting ready to demand a trade should Ainge not land him a veteran running mate.
John Tomase has Deion Branch talking about the Asante Samuel situation, as well as his own with the Patriots from last year.
Daniel Malloy has Bill Romanowski talking about his new career marketing healing supplements.
Mike Loftus has the Bruins happy with their draft selections.
Bud Collins has Roger Federer talking about the remodeled digs at Wimbledon.