Solstice

The road interleague woes continued for the Red Sox yesterday in San Francisco, as they dropped to 2-4 for the six game swing through Colorado and San Francisco. A controversial call by the umpires didn’t help the Sox yesterday, but it wasn’t the cause of their loss either. Hard to win when you don’t score any runs. Game stories from SBC Park are filed by Bob HohlerJeff HorriganSean McAdam and David Heuschkel. The Giants’ Jason Schmidt was nearly flawless yesterday, Michael Silverman takes a look at the overpowering performance. Gordon Edes wonders why Terry Francona chose yesterday to give Manny Ramirez the day off, and looks at a couple other breakdowns on the day that led to the loss. Bronson Arroyo pitched well yesterday, but his teammates were not able to support his fine effort. Despite the tough road trip, Bob Halloran feels good about this Red Sox team. In fact, he feels “Yankee good” about them. Christopher Price takes a look at what an all-time Red Sox defensive team might look like. Hohler’s notebook says the Sox are close to signing reliever Curtis Leskanic. Horrigan’s notebook also looks at the veteran right hander. McAdam’s notebook looks at the performance of Arroyo, while Heuschkel’s notebook looks at how the Sox didn’t let Barry Bonds beat them this weekend.

With the NBA draft this week, Mark Murphy says the Celtics could be looking at some young big men to try to develop. Jon Japha looks at what we learned from the NBA Finals. Desmond Connor has a look at UConn’s Ben Gordon as he prepares to make the jump to the NBA. Murphy has a look at Emeka Okafor, also late of UConn.

From yesterday, Mike Reiss took a look at the Patriots Tight end situation, and had a Father’s day section. Glad to see Evil Nick Cafardo was back on the Patriots beat for yesterday, or should I say the Bills beat. He accomplished all his usual propaganda…stumping for Drew Bledsoe, who really believes this is the year he has the coaching and players around him to put it together, obligatory quote from another former locker room source, Chad Eaton, who took a shot at Ty Warren, something Nick must’ve loved. Cafardo then moved on to banging the Tom Brady is underpaid drum, even though as Len pointed out yesterday here, Nick is all wet on this one. He even got in his shots at the Patriots supposed failures in free agency going 0-2 in trying to land a veteran backup QB. Why is Nick so unhappy when he writes football? (And when did Drew Bledsoe become such an expert talent and coaching evaluator?)

Russ Conway’s Sunday NHL notes take a look at the upcoming draft.

David Scott has a look at the Sunday Night Shows, with Pedro saying he wants to stay in Boston, and looking through a number of other items in Scott’s Shots.

ESPN has Indians/White Sox at 8:00. NESN has PawSox/Norfolk at 7:00. CN8 SportsPulse will have Shira Springer on at 10:00 to talk Celtics draft. FSN will have Michael Felger co-hosting with Greg Dickerson and guests will be Tony Massarotti at 6:30 and Steve Buckley at 10:00.

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