Tim Wakefield managed to leave the game with a lead, but saw the Twins tie things up after he left, thus denying him a shot at career win number 200 for the knuckleballer. The Red Sox scored two runs in the top of the ninth however, to pull out a 8-6 road victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Red Sox win, but Wakefield forced to wait for No. 200 – Brian MacPherson has the Red Sox rally coming a little too late for Wakefield. More game stories from Scott Lauber | Peter Abraham | Sean McAdam | Tony Lee
Jacoby Ellsbury feeling no pain – Jackie MacMullan has the Red Sox centerfielder bouncing back from his injuries in 2010, talking about how badly he was injured, and gets Kevin Youkilis to explain his criticism of Ellsbury last season. Bob Ryan wonders if Ellsbury could join the short list of leadoff men who have been MVP candidates.
Where have all the homers gone for Adrian Gonzalez? – Alex Speier looks at the home run shortage from the Red Sox first baseman.
Red Sox ride road to recovery – Gordon Edes looks at the Red Sox torrid road record since an awful beginning to the season.
Tim Wakefield’s quest lingers longer – Michael Silverman has time running short for Wakefield.
Jed Lowrie hopes to show early form – Silverman has the infielder looking to get back to the form he showed at the start of the season. Brian MacPherson says that the competition between Lowrie and Marco Scutaro is heating up again.
Dustin Pedroia works hard – Lauber’s notebook has the Red Sox second baseman with a key at-bat in the ninth inning. The Globe Red Sox Notebook from Abraham has a look back at a long Sunday night. The Red Sox Journal has Terry Francona defending Jason Varitek’s swing on 3-0 Sunday night. THe CSNNE.com Red Sox notes from McAdam have Wakefield again missing out on win number 200.
2011 edition may be their best ever – Jonathan Comey thinks that this might be the best team the Patriots have ever put together.
Belichick acknowledges looming scheme changes – Tom E Curran shows that he “gets it” when it comes to labeling the Patriots defense – unlike some of his colleagues on the beat. I think Karen Guregian understands as well. Christopher Price knows that versatility is the key.
Ex-Jet Ellis a great find … if he can solve his hatred for Pats – Hector Longo seems to question whether Shaun Ellis can get over his deep-rooted hatred of the Patriots. He’s a Jets spy!!!
Crazy camp up Bill Belichick’s alley – Steve Buckley has a premise, and he’s sticking to it, even if the quotes he uses from Bill Belichick to support it do not support it in the least.
Coach comes full circle with Andre Carter – Rapoport’s notebook has Belichick recalling a 2001 pre-draft meeting with his new defensive lineman. The Globe notebook from Monique Walker has more on Ellis. The Pats Notebook from Mark Farinella has the team stockpiling on the defensive line. The Patriots Journal also looks at the D-line focus.
Marquis Daniels fights to play again – Jessica Camerato has the former Celtic looking to get back on an NBA court.