The Red Sox pounded Tim Hudson and the A’s last night 12-2. It was a chilly night at Fenway, but Nick Cafardo looks at a “totally cool” performance by the Sox. Jeff Horrigan notes that there was no revenge for the A’s last night. Sean McAdam looks at a strong performance for both Curt Schilling and the Red Sox bats. Ken Davis says last night’s anticipated pitchers duel never materialized. David Borges says that it sure didn’t look like Tim Hudson on the mound for the A’s last night. Lenny Megliola looks at the offensive explosion by the Sox. Tony Massarotti has a look at the Sox lefties going 7-10 against Hudson last night. Dan Shaughnessy says the Sox have become unbeatable at home. Sean McAdam looks at the Sox injuries forcing them to keep pulling guys from Pawtucket. Jim Donaldson looks at the latest of the callups, Andy Dominique. Alex Speier also looks at the Sox injuries. Megliola also has a piece in which he says he has a “gut feeling” that Nomar will stay with the Sox. Paul Harber and Matt Kalman look at a big night for Mark Bellhorn.
Karen Guregian looks at a big start for Derek Lowe tonight. Jeff Sullivan has a “thoughts” column, which begins by telling us that Byung-Hyun Kim can speak English just fine. Steve Buckley (subscription only) takes up the topic of whether Curt Schilling is Hall of Fame material or not. He says his induction speech would be something worth listening to. Howard Bryant (subscription only) knocks those who would question Nomar’s desire and ability to play. He also does a mea culpa for messing up a quote in an article from two weeks ago. Not often that you see that. Horrigan and Cafardo report on Bill Mueller missing six weeks for knee surgery. Harber has a look at new A’s closer Arthur Rhodes. Kalman looks at the A’s filling in holes after losing several key players over the winter. Borges’ notebook looks at some comments by Nomar yesterday and when he might begin a rehab assignment. Davis’ notebook and Steven Krasner’s notebook look at the surgery for Mueller. Horrigan’s notebook and Cafardo’s notebook look at Nomar’s progress towards a rehab stint.
Steve Bailey looks at the Sox planning on staying at Fenway for a long time.
Peter May, still hounding the Celtics for making the playoffs, has a look at the draft lottery.
It will be interesting to see if anything comes of Eddie Andelman accusing Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie of “lining their pockets” with the proceeds of their recent “Fred’s Run” charity event. The 1510 host made the accusations during a rant on yesterday’s program in which he also went off on many of the WEEI personalities.
NESN has Red Sox/A’s at 7:00. (ESPN2 Nationally) ESPN has Pistons/Pacers at 8:30. ESPN2 has Giants/Diamondbacks at 10:00.