As the Bruins get ready for tonight’s game four at the Garden, the Red Sox are in New York for a series with the Yankees. Last night, Boston beat the New York 6-4, with Jacoby Ellsbury and David Ortiz hitting home runs, and Jon Lester picking up his 8th win of the season. Get all the coverage at RedSoxLinks.com.
Red Sox OK from start – Scott Lauber says that Lester wasn’t great, but he wasn’t Freddy Garcia, either.
Sox Making It Uncomfortable For Yanks – Jeff Jacobs has the Red Sox putting the heat on the Yankees.
David Ortiz’ quest to make the designated hitter cool again – Rob Bradford raises the possibility of the Yankees making a run at Ortiz following the season.
Jonathan Papelbon bags 200th save quicker than Mariano Rivera – Michael Silverman has the Sox closer reaching a milestone in front of his idol. With Papelbon also receiving a three-game suspension from the league yesterday, Gordon Edes looks at an eventful day for the Red Sox closer.
Injury doesn’t worry Jenks – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the Sox reliever not too concerned after having to leave the game last night with a back spasm. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has Joe Girardi seething after Ortiz flipped his bat after hitting a home run last night. The CSNNE.com notes from Sean McAdam has more on Papelbon and Ortiz. The Red Sox Journal has Marco Scutaro getting right back into the lineup off the DL.
How Bruins will replace Horton – Joe Haggerty looks at what the Bruins will do to try and replace Nathan Horton on their top line. Mick Colageo says that Horton was one player the Bruins could not afford to lose. James Murphy says that the Bruins will rely on their depth at forward.
Bruins must keep playing with fire – Stephen Harris says that the Bruins must keep their emotions high tonight. Joe McDonald concurs. Steve Conroy also says that the Bruins must repeat their effort of game three.
Debunking Horton hit conspiracy theories – I have no idea what Haggerty is trying to say in this notebook. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa looks at the Bruins success in killing penalties. The Bruins Notebook from Conroy has more on the Bruins decision tonight. The Bruins Journal looks at the what hot temperature might do to the ice tonight.
Twenty-five years ago, the Celtics capped off incredible season – Jim Fenton remembers the great Celtics squad of 1985-86 and also has a piece on how Bill Walton’s career was revived that year.
Ageless Ray Allen not done – Steve Bulpett with a look at the Celtics guard exercising his option to return to the Celtics next season.
Donte Stallworth Makes More Sense for Patriots Than Plaxico Burress and 19 Other NFL Thoughts – Jeff Howe with his weekly take on the NFL.
NFL lockout hits practice squadders hard – Tom E Curran with a piece on how the lockout is impacting practice squad veterans like Darnell Jenkins.