The Red Sox lost to the Royals 4-3 Wednesday night in Kansas City. The Royals took two-of-three from the Red Sox; it was the third straight series loss for the Red Sox. Starter Jon Lester battled, throwing 108 pitches before being pulled after five innings. The umpires made some questionable calls in the game, which upset manager Bobby Valentine. The Red Sox return back to Boston tonight in the first game of a four-game series with the Cleveland Indians.
‘Just too many pitches’– Sean McAdam looks at the night for starter Jon Lester.
Bobby Valentine boils over– Scott Lauber looks at the questionable calls that upset the Red Sox manager.
This Ross ‘pop out’ really hurt– Michael Vega has the miscues in the outfield that came back to hurt the team.
Will Middlebrooks hits, Kevin Youkilis sits– Ron Borges says when Kevin Youkilis returns from the DL, Will Middlebrooks should still be the starting third baseman.
Daniel Bard is playing out of position– Tony Massarotti doesn’t like Daniel Bard in the starting rotation, he says he belongs in the bullpen.
A major topic on the local airwaves yesterday was the discussion of Josh Beckett, who reportedly was seen playing golf last Thursday on the teams’ day off with Clay Buchholz. It was announced the day before that Beckett would miss his next start (last Saturday), due to tightness in his right lat. Beckett takes to the hill tonight at Fenway.
Carl Beane, the Red Sox public address announcer for the past nine seasons tragically died in a one-car accident on Wednesday in Sturbridge, Mass.
Carl Beane was much more than the ‘voice of Fenway Park’– Mike Petraglia has an unbelievably well-written, personal piece remembering the man who was “living his dream” as the Red Sox public address announcer.
‘Voice of Fenway’ Silenced– Gordon Edes remembers the hard-working man, who truly loved his job.
The Celtics and Hawks will play Game 6 tonight at TD Garden. The Celtics can close out the Hawks with a win.
More Kevin Garnett best bet vs. Hawks– Steve Bulpett says Kevin Garnett is playing his best basketball since becoming a Celtic five years ago.
Game 6: It’s Rajon Rondo time– Paul Flannery has how the Celtics need Rajon Rondo more than ever.
Should Allen return to the starting lineup?– A. Sherrod Blakely asks the question of should the Celtics shake things up and insert Ray Allen into the starting lineup.
The ultimate swing game– Chris Forsberg looks at the importance of Game 6 for the Celtics, and not letting the Hawks force a Game 7.