It was a lost weekend in Baltimore for the Red Sox, who were swept by the lowly Orioles, including two walk-off wins by the home team. Yesterday’s 3-2 loss in 10 innings might’ve just been the low point to the season thus far. Something needs to be changed and fast. It doesn’t get any easier this week with the Angels and Yankees coming to town.
It’s another Boston sports tripleheader tonight with the Red Sox taking on the Angels at Fenway, (NESN, 7:00pm) the Bruins taking on the Flyers at the Garden (VERSUS, 7:00pm) in game two, up 1-0 in the series, and the Celtics in Cleveland for game two (TNT, 8:00pm) against the Cavaliers, down in the series 1-0.
No mistaking it: He loves Cleveland – The headline of this Dan Shaughnessy column might have you believe that the columnist is rooting for the Cavaliers simply to tweak Boston fans. If you can get past the line about Cleveland being a great city because the cab drivers speak english, you might actually enjoy this column about the history of futility in Cleveland sports, and the fans who continue to support them. I liked it.
This series all about Rajon Rondo – Steve Bulpett says that the Celtics point guard holds the key to the series.
Celtics are on the ropes – Tim Weisberg is full of boxing analogies this morning.
An open invitation – Julian Benbow’s notebook has the Celtics looking to get Ray Allen more involved.
Big changes looming after Sox swept by lowly O’s – John Tomase has the Red Sox scrambling for answers following the weekend in Baltimore.
Problems piling up -Gordon Edes says that the Sox have no answers right now.
The Red Sox’ road only gets tougher – Alex Speier notes that we probably shouldn’t get our hopes up for a quick turnaround by the Sox.
A rare start for Lowell – Brian MacPherson’s Red Sox Journal has Mike Lowell getting the call at first base yesterday.
Good stretch for Recchi – Kevin Paul Dupont has Mark Recchi’s success this season with the Bruins making the veteran think he might still have more in the tank beyond this season.
Bruins finally fulfill their promise – Joe Haggerty says that the Bruins have come a long way from the disheartening Matt Cooke Massacre at TD Garden.
Cunningham could be facing a rush job with Patriots – Glen Farley has a look at the Patriots second round pick.
Another Ventrone for Pats – Mark Farinella has a look at the younger brother of former Patriot Ray Ventrone getting a shot with the Patriots.
Because the Bruins are on Versus tonight, there will not be a Bruins post-game show on NESN, since the Red Sox game will still be in progress, followed by their postgame show. Comcast Sports Net is taking advantage of this opening by scheduling SportsNet Central Hockey Postgame pres. by TD Bank which will air immediately following the game (around 9:40 or so) on CSN. Guests will include: Michael Felger with Ted Donato at ACE Ticket Studio, Joe Haggerty at TD Garden, Versus’ Joe Beninati, and former Bruins goaldtender Reggie Lemelin at TD Garden