The Orioles scored five times in the fifth inning, the only inning in which they scored runs all night, which was good enough for a 5-3 win over the Red Sox Wednesday night. The Red Sox are now four games under .500 for the first time since May 13. Starter Aaron Cook oddly enough had a no-hitter with one out in that fifth inning until the wheels fell apart. The big blow came on a double-play ball to end the inning, in which Cook threw the ball into center field allowing the flood gates to open.
Adrian Gonzalez and manager Bobby Valentine were both ejected in the eighth inning. It all started when Gonzalez was upset with a quick-pitch when he was at the plate and then grounded out. Valentine was ejected right after when he went out to defend Gonzalez. It seems nothing can go right for the Red Sox, both on and off the field.
On Wednesday John Henry sent another email to media outlets, this time regarding the meeting that occurred in New York late last month. He insisted the players did not want to get Valentine fired, and these meetings have taken place for a number of years now, just this was the first to get leaked. Here is an except:
First of all for more than a decade we have had a code among players, staff and ownership that our meetings are private and do not leave the room. There is one reason for that. It enables all of us to openly discuss important issues. For more than a decade not one person in any of those meetings has gone to the media with private information. Over the decade we have made great strides as a result of these meetings in a number of ways including improvement in training facilities, protocols, safety, resources, travel issues, clubhouse issues and trust within a cooperative framework. But more than anything else these meetings have been about the same thing the meeting in New York was about — what it takes to win — what can we all do to improve our ability to win?
I think Henry needs to do something more than just sending an email at this point, don’t you think?
David Ortiz feeling better, but still idle– Michael Vega has David Ortiz not knowing when he will be able to return to the lineup.
It’s time to call it quits, Sox aren’t worth our attention– John Tomase says fans should start focusing their attention on 2013 as this season appears to be all but over.
Bobby V’s Sox on wobbly legs– Gordon Edes looks at how this season might have an affect on next season. He mentions free agents and if they would want to even come to Boston.
Who’s to blame in this latest Red Sox fiasco– Tim Britton says that the blame can go to almost everyone in the entire organization.
Adrian Gonzalez refutes claim in report– Rob Bradford exclusively gets Adrian Gonzalez’s take on the Yahoo! Sports report.
Matsuzaka: ‘I’m ready to make the next step’– Maureen Mullen has Daisuke Matsuzaka’s comments following his latest outing in Pawtucket. He feels he is ready to return.
The Patriots continued their week-long grind at Gillette Stadium with their fourth straight day of practice. They will host the Eagles at Gillette Monday night.
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