The Red Sox finished up a 5-5 road trip yesterday with a 7-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.

Red Sox left wanting more from road trip – Sean McAdam says that despite a .500 record on a tough 10 game trip, the Red Sox wanted (and needed) more.

Gyroball student becomes the master: Wilson offers Matsuzaka a lesson – Alex Speier has C.J. Wilson shutting down the Red Sox on a pitch he learned from Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Kalish could turn into a central figure – Amalie Benjamin’s notebook says that rookie Ryan Kalish could figure into the Red Sox centerfield plans.

The Patriots lost Ty Warren for the season on Friday, placing him on injured reserve. Yesterday they placed receiver Torry Holt on injured reserve. In addition, Derrek Burgess and Ron Brace made their training camp debuts for the Patriots.

Rash of injuries tests Patriots’ depth – Mike Reiss has the Patriots already scrambling to update their depth charts.

Hoping to make a splash – Albert R Breer has a report from the Miami Dolphins’ training camp.

Stiff competition for linebacker – Paul Kenyon has a look at the candidates to start at linebacker for the Patriots.

Brace finally cleared to play – Jennifer Toland has the 2009 second round pick finally getting on the practice field.

Veteran Holt won’t catch on this year – Monique Walker’s notebook has more on Torry Holt’s run with the Patriots coming to a swift end.

Flutie’s final fling – Lenny Megliola has a look at Billy Flutie as he enters his senior year at Boston College.

Around The League – Preseason Week One – Jeremy Gottlieb resumes his Patriots Daily weekly roundup of the NFL.

On the flipside:

Derrick Burgess was there in body, but mind also?

I’m never a fan of “body language” columns, and Karen Guregian goes that route this morning, and takes it to a new level, as she tells us that Burgess’ eyes were wandering during the morning walkthrough, and that he looked like he wanted no part of rookie cornerback Devin McCourty and how he overall looked like he’d rather be at the dentist.

It’s hard enough to analyze what is going on out on the field without trying to also analyze what is going on inside a player’s head.


5 thoughts on “Sox Wrap 5-5 Road Trip, Return To Fenway 5 Games Out

  1. Bruce,
    I hate to say I told you so, but I definitely predicted Holt being cut or on IR before the season. I was right, sadly. This team needs to stop with these old, brittle WR's.


    1. Class I think he was originally brought in as an insurance policy. I don't think the Patriots were sure Welker was going to be ready for the start of the season. Tate has supposedly had a pretty good training camp. I think even if Holt was healthy he may have been cut.


  2. 'He claimed he was “fully committed” to playing football and helping the team. The proof will come soon enough.'

    Right. And in the rush to be first with a "story", why wait for proof?

    Next: Brady appears to be daydreaming about Giselle…


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