The Red Sox continued their recent trend of pulling out close victories, this time with a 4-3 win in which David Ortiz drove in the winning run with an infield single with the bases loaded.
Erik Bedard pitches in – Scott Lauber has the Sox lefty overcoming a shaky first inning before settling in.
David Ortiz lands some creative RBIs – Gordon Edes has the Sox DH finding all sorts of ways to drive in runs.
Filling the final holes – Nick Cafardo thinks that the Red Sox will still make a move or two before the end of the month.
Jonathan Papelbon better than ever – Michael Silverman has the closer just starting to hit his stride.
Red Sox have three legit MVP contenders in Pedroia, Gonzalez and Ellsbury – Brian MacPherson looks at the Red Sox version of the Big Three in their lineup.
Darnell McDonald Part of Continued Red Sox Success Against Lefties, Clearing Up Preseason Concern – Tony Lee has one of the few preseason concerns about this club proving to be a non-factor.
A healthy bet on Jed Lowrie’s impact – Steve Buckley thinks that the infielder could be Boston’s secret weapon in October.
Reddick is getting familiar – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the rookie outfielder starting to garner notice, from both fans and opponents. The Herald notebook from Scott Lauber has Ortiz with a big impact from a small hit. The Red Sox journal has Ortiz getting his RBI from the other night. The CSNNE.com notes from Sean McAdam have Bedard staying cool and collected last night.
Charting Albert Haynesworth’s orbit – Karen Guregian was able to decipher from Bill Belichick’s comments yesterday that things are fine with the massive defensive lineman, and we shouldn’t be all that worried about his continued absence from practice.
Defensive line may be in flux, but Pats know they can count on Chung in secondary – Paul Kenyon says that the third year safety is a stabilizer on defense.
Belichick loading up for a title run – Mark Farinella thinks that the Patriots coach is going all-in for this season.
Ochocinco: ‘On the right track’ when it comes to picking up Pats’ offense – Christopher Price has the new receiver starting to find his way with the Patriots.
Bill Belichick Using Ball Boys to Mess With Quarterbacks to Keep Them Sharp and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts – Jeff Howe rips off 20 thoughts on camp.
Happy return engagement – Monique Walker’s notebook has Gerard Warren happy to be back with the Patriots. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport has the Patriots dedicating the season to Myra Kraft. The CSNNE.com notes from Danny Picard have Aaron Hernandez having a big day at practice.
Watched NFL Total Access last night and left the channel on after while I did some other stuff, the next show was “Top 10 Football Divas” – a idiotic idea for a show to begin with, but #10 on the list?
Leading the charge was 98.5’s Damon Amendolara, who said that Brady is making it very hard for Patriots fans to like him. They did have several people on the program however, saying that the idea of Tom Brady as a diva was utter nonsense.
The unanimous NFL MVP doesn’t make it hard for me to like him.
A couple of local media outlets are running interesting campaigns right now. CSNNE.com is running Villains – The Bad Guys Of Boston Sports with some very well produced vignettes, the first in the series was Kobe Bryant.
ESPN Boston is creating an ESPN Boston Hall of Fame. You can vote for five candidates in the inaugural class.