The Red Sox wrapped up a three game sweep of the New York Yankees at Fenway Park last night as Clay Buchholz improved to 11-0 on the season.
The win reduced Boston’s magic number to four for clinching the division. Tony Massarotti however, still does not believe in this team, and is waiting for the collapse.
Sox unceremoniously sweep Yanks out – Gordon Edes has the Sox eliminating the Yankees from the AL East race.
One of a kind: Clay Buchholz re-establishes himself as most dominant pitcher in baseball – Alex Speier tries to put into context how incredible the 11-0, 1.51 ERA really is for the righthander.
Clay Buchholz adds to club’s confidence – Michael Silverman says that the return of Buchholz gives the Red Sox even more reason to be confident heading to the postseason.
Red Sox honor Yankees’ Mariano Rivera with ‘roast’ – Nick Cafardo isn’t sure that putting so much focus on 2004 during the ceremonies honoring the retiring Yankees closer was the right thing to, but notes Rivera handled it all with class.
Red Sox’ Xander Bogaerts continuing to learn – Peter Abraham’s notebook has the Sox super prospect absorbing as much as he can in his time with the big club.
Tom Brady on D&C: ‘That’s how football is, it’s a game of emotion’ – The Patriots QB made his weekly appearance on the Dennis and Callahan show this morning.
Pats must wait for rookie receivers to find a way – Karen Guregian says that the team has to show patience and stick with the group they’ve brought in.
Danny Amendola may need surgery – Mike Reiss looks at the FOX Sports report that the Patriots receiver has torn adductor muscles and a sports hernia. The Herald though, reports that it is not certain that he has the sports hernia.
Mandatory Monday: 2-0 Caveats – Mike Tanier on SportOnEarth looks at the 2-0 teams, with the following observation about the Patriots:
All the Patriots did in the last two weeks is position themselves to win the AFC East again, despite the fact that they are far from full strength. It’s hard to spin that into a doomsday scenario, but some folks have five years of practice.
Some have more than five years practice.
Thursday night’s Patriots/Jets telecast drew a combined average household rating of 34.2 for NFL Network’s national coverage and local coverage from WCVB-Channel 5 (Boston) and WMUR-Channel 9 (New Hampshire).