Jon Lester must be happy that the month of April is over. The Red Sox lefty pitched like the ace he is supposed to be, going eight innings and surrendering only one run with five hits in the Red Sox 5-1win over the Angels at Fenway Park. (Need it Reloaded?)
It was another long night for David Ortiz, who was hitless once again in four at-bats, striking out twice, leaving seven men on base.
Well said, Chad. It’s one thing to think that the team needs to sit him down, or even perhaps something even more drastic, but booing a guy who has done so much for this franchise is classless. What does it accomplish? Do you think the guy isn’t trying? You can want him gone, but still respect him for what he’s done.
Tonight (NESN, 7:00pm), it is one last day for Nomar at Fenway Park, as the former Red Sox shortstop will be honored by the team.
A reliable 1-2 punch – John Tomase has Jon Lester and Dustin Pedroia the keys to this win for the Red Sox.
Lester makes use of defense and it pays off – Daniel Barbarisi has the Red Sox defense coming up big for the lefty.
The Red Sox can’t escape the unavoidable question of Mike Lowell and David Ortiz – Ron Chimelis says that the DH situation will need to be addressed very soon.
Scutaro’s one fantastic option – Amalie Benjamin’s notebook has the shortstop doing the job very well in the leadoff role.
The Bruins get back in action tonight (VERSUS, 7:00pm) for game three of their series with the Flyers, up 2-0.
Flyers out to Phil it up – Rich Garven has the Bruins going into Philadelphia expecting a battle.
Bruins need to tune out tough talk – Joe McDonald says that the Bruins need to ignore the gamesmanship of the Flyers.
Impact of Bruin bench deeply felt – Fluto Shinzawa says that the Bruins have more flexibility than the Flyers.
Third period is winning time for Bruins – Joe Haggerty’s notebook looks at the Bruins success late in games.
Stand-up goalie, stand-up guy – Bill Burt talks with Tim Thomas, who won the Vezina Trophy last season, but has become an forgotten man with the emergence of Tuukka Rask.
Winning never gets old – Steve Bulpett notes that the final score is what determines whether the Celtics are “experienced” or “old.”
Celtics say they’re ready to hold court – Chris Forsberg has the Celtics finally ready to defend their home court. (Please ignore the Skip Bayless/Rob Parker debate video at the top of that page. You’ll thank me.)
Celtics team up for latest laugh – After the Cavs were laughing following game one, Julien Benbow says that the Celtics are deadly serious.
Rajon Rondo makes point – Ron Borges looks at the Celtic point guard’s domination of the Cavs.
Marijuana Use A Costly Mistake For Aaron Hernandez – Jeff Jacobs examines the situation with the Patriots draftee, a Connecticut native. He also notes the following when referencing the Globe’s claim of multiple failed tests for Hernandez:
It’s possible those other teams are trying to make the Patriots look bad or they’re taking cover in case Hernandez turns out to be an All-Pro. Conversely, there could be some antics in the semantics of the Hernandez statement. Buddy Martin, executive editor of Florida Gators Country and a longtime journalist, wrote he had it on good authority that Hernandez flunked only one drug test.
Nice that someone could actually point out the possibility that teams were using the Globe (whose cited sources were unnamed executives from other teams) for their own means.
Undrafted Free Agents Have Many Role Models to Look to on Patriots Roster – Jeff Howe has a look at a few players on the Patriots roster who have beaten the odds.
Gerard Warren reports to the Patriots by way of Cleveland – Glen Farley looks at the veteran defensive lineman finally ending up in New England. Robert Lee also has a story on Warren.
Price could be in mix for third receiver job – Christopher Price looks at the chances that Taylor Price (no relation) could fill the Jabbar Gaffney role.
And finally, no sports media blog today should go without mentioning the passing of a true broadcasting legend. Ernie Harwell, the longtime voice of the Detroit Tigers, and by all accounts one of the nicest and most classiest men anywhere, passed away yesterday at the age of 92.