With respect to Thomas Moore, I think we can place the blame for yesterday’s Red Sox loss on Daniel Bard.
The Red Sox reliever continued his recent struggles by turning a 4-2 eighth inning lead into a 5-4 deficit and eventual loss for Boston. With both the Yankees and Rays losing last night, the Red Sox lost a chance to pick up a game on both teams as well. With Tampa coming into town tonight for a critical four-game series, every game is important these days.
Bard and Sox can’t hold on – Peter Abraham has the particulars of Bard’s ugly outing.
Time for results, not finger pointing – Michael Silverman says that the Red Sox just continue to making things more difficult for themselves. Christopher Smith says that the Red Sox need a sense of urgency starting tonight.
For Lavarnway, it’s not rocket science, or is it? – Jessica Camerato has the Red Sox rookie realizing that playing in the big leagues can be hard, even for a rocket scientist.
Ill-timed ills for David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez – The Herald notebook has the Sox sluggers coming up injured at the worst possible time for the team. The Red Sox Journal has former teammate Brandon Morrow speaking highly of Erik Bedard. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has the Red Sox giving the ball to rookie Kyle Weiland to start tonight. The CSNNE.com notes from Maureen Mullen have John Lackey settling down after giving up two runs in the first.
Pats Pregame Points: Game Two vs. Chargers – Chris Warner on Patriots Daily looks ahead to Sunday.
Connolly now the center of attention – Mark Farinella has the backup lineman again thrust into a starting role, this time at a different position. Michael Whitmer has more on Connolly. Chris Forsberg worries that Brady might lose a comfort factor without Dan Koppen.
Will Chad Ochocinco tune out noise? – Mike Reiss will be watching to see how the receiver reacts to the wave of criticism.
Shaun Ellis all charged up – Rich Thompson talks to the former Jets about his early impressions of his new team.
Let’s quell Brady excitement until February – Bill Burt thinks that the Patriots QB did “nothing special” on Monday night, and would like to see him prove that he can win a playoff game.
‘Bill Belichick: A Football Life’ is must-see TV on NFL Network – Bill Doyle with a look at the documentary, which debuts tonight at 9:00.
Chargers Antonio Gates adds to tight end showcase – Rapoport’s notebook looks forward to a big afternoon of tight end play on Sunday. The Globe notebook from Michael Whitmer has more on Ochocinco. The Patriots Journal has more from Ellis.
Benoit Pouliot hopes third organization’s a charm – DJ Bean has the former Canadien looking for a fresh start with the Bruins.
Bruins, Marchand keep on winning – Joe Haggerty has the Bruins and Marchand coming to terms on a new two-year contract.
Five questions for the Bruins – Stephen Harris has a few areas to look at coming into training camp.