For the second straight day, the Red Sox walked off with a win against the Detroit Tigers. Yesterday however, the win was a relief after Jonathan Papelbon allowed the Tigers to tie the game after Clay Buchholz had been magnificent for eight plus innings. Papelbon allowed the tying runs to score in the top of the ninth before the Red Sox pushed across a run in the bottom of the ninth to secure the 4-3 win (Reloaded here) at Fenway Park. Check all the Red Sox coverage at RedSoxLinks.com.
Deal with this: Clay Buchholz a keeper – Michael Silverman looks at the pitcher’s emergence as a player as vital to the club’s present and future hopes as anyone else on the 40-man roster.
How Ryan Kalish ended up with the Red Sox – Alex Speier examines how the rookie outfielder’s love of Trot Nixon influenced his decision to sign with them. Richard Murray says that Kalish may remind you of Nixon, as well.
Better by leaps and bounds – Mike Scandura has Jacoby Ellsbury continuing to work his way back.
Sox players proving they deserve a shot – Joe Haggerty says that this Red Sox team deserves some help via a waiver trade.
Red Sox Journal: Lowell still in limbo – The ProJo notebook has Mike Lowell’s future still uncertain.
Welker is back for the Patriots – Shalise Manza Young has the Patriots receiver returning to practice after being activated off the Active PUP list yesterday.
Warren getting up to speed on Pats’ D – Chris Forsberg has Gerard Warren acting the part of a rookie around Vince Wilfork as he tries to learn the Patriots system.
Giants are hoping to recapture flag – Albert Breer visits Giants camp. Nice of the Globe to send him on a Peter King-like camp tour. By the way, is everyone enjoying the @FakeAlbertBreer twitter account as much as I am? Good stuff.
McCourty getting with the program – The ProJo Patriots Journal has the Patriots first round pick learning on the job.
Brady’s presser hardly a tirade – Mark Farinella had a reasoned take on the Brady press conference, and some observations from camp.
Remembering when the Steelers trained in R.I. – Interesting piece from Bill Reynolds, who remembers when the Steelers held training camp at URI in the summer of 1964.