But on the downside, we’ve got Matsuzaka and Lackey pitching the next two nights…
The Red Sox hit the .500 mark last night by finishing off a three-game sweep of the New York Yankees in Yankee Stadium. The 7-5 win put the Red Sox at 20-20 on the season. Get the complete coverage at RedSoxLinks.com.
Red Sox ‘making strides’; reach .500 – Gordon Edes has the Red Sox happy to get to .500, but with some quotes sounding disturbingly satisfied at having reached that break-even point.
It’s a 122-game season – John Tomase says that the team can start afresh now.
Time not on Yanks’ side – Michael Silverman says that the Posada incident will not be the last tough situation these Yankees will have to face. Jeff Jacobs says that as the Yankees core continues to age, these type of incidents will happen.
Three of a kind: Red Sox rotation shows striking early returns – Though the numbers might not show it just yet, Alex Speier says that this rotation “has shown the potential to be the most dominant in years.”
Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron says waiting is the hardest part – Ron Chimelis has the outfielder yet another veteran who is struggling to adjust to a new role.
Disorder has been avoided – While the Yankees’ situation with Posada exploded, the Red Sox have avoided having the same thing happen with Carl Crawford. Peter Abraham’s notebook explores why. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has Jason Varitek sympathizing with Posada. The ProJo Red Sox journal has Daniel Bard mixing in off-speed pitches with his heat. The CSNNE notes from Sean McAdam have Lester good enough for his 5th win of the season.
No easy fixes for Bruins’ breakdowns – Kevin Paul Dupont says that the Bruins lack of star power and power play ability will be tough to overcome.
When it comes to Tyler Seguin being ‘the kid’ before the man, Steven Stamkos’ knows the feeling – DJ Bean has the Lightning star able to relate to what the Bruins rookie is going through.
Why Danny Ainge is bringing back the big three – Paul Flannery looks at why we’ll see one more year of KG, Pierce and Allen.