The Red Sox offense had been on fire coming into last night, and the thin air of Coors Field figured to only help the Boston bats. Instead, Jhoulys Chacin shut out the Red Sox for 6 2/3 innings, and the Red Sox didn’t score their single run until the ninth inning, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Red Sox 2-1.
Daniel Barbarisi has an extended feature on the recovery of Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland, who is optimistic about his future in baseball.
Amalie Benjamin has Mike Lowell unable to come through as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Scott Lauber has the Herald recap on a Rocky Mountain low. Barbarisi has the Red Sox win streak coming to an end in Colorado. Sean McAdam says that this was a tough loss to swallow for the Sox.
Nick Cafardo talks to Don Baylor about Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez, and how he reminds him of Roger Clemens in 1986. Michael Silverman also has a look at Jimenez and talks to Pedro Martinez about his fellow countryman.
Benjamin’s notebook has Josh Reddick getting the emergency call-up yesterday with J.D. Drew needing another day to heal. Lauber’s notebook has Lowell without much to say following his first at-bat in nine days. Barbarisi’s Red Sox Journal has more on Reddick getting the call yesterday. McAdam’s notebook has Lester suffering his first loss since April.
Fluto Shinzawa has a feature on Tyler Seguin, who seems likely to hear his name called by the Bruins on Friday night.
Joe Haggerty says that yesterday’s trade of Dennis Wideman for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell is likely just the first of many moves coming for the Bruins. Steve Conroy has the trade aimed at making the Bruins better now. Shinzawa agrees that this move was made to boost the NHL’s worst offense right away. DJ Bean says that the Bruins must see something in Horton beyond his stats.
Mick Colageo has Peter Chiarelli admitting to a mistake with the trading of Wideman. Mike Loftus agrees that the price to obtain Horton was somewhat steep. Danny Picard has Horton happy to be coming to Boston. Joe McDonald thinks that Horton will be a good fit for the Bruins.
Julian Benbow says that what the Celtics do tomorrow night should give us the first clues as to their offseason plans. Steve Bulpett says that though we may think this team needs a major overhaul, they had an NBA title in their hands last week, and just let it get away. Dan Duggan looks at some draft possibilities for the Celtics. Jim Fenton says that Rivers’ draft history is solid.
Kirk Minihane says that it is time for Doc Rivers to go.
With the Patriots announcing yesterday that they will wear 1985 throwbacks in two games this season, Mark Farinella looks back at some of the uniform changes of the franchise.
Paul Kenyon has a look at Bryan Morry’s career transformation from Patriots writer, to sports radio host, to his current gig as executive director of the Hall at Patriot Place.