Got Pitching?

After a 9-8 win against the Tigers on Friday night and a 12-8 loss last night, coming home appears to have had its usual positive impact on the bats. No such luck with the pitching staff. With its 4.87 ERA, the staff is ranked 24th in the Major Leagues (11th in the AL) settled comfortably among the league’s weakest (and poorest) teams. In that the Sox are clearly the best offensive team in the majors, the team has somehow morphed into the late

Bradford in the 8th, Timlin in the 9th

Some brief Saturday links after a relatively busy Friday night on the Boston sports scene.

The Red Sox held off the Tigers 9-8 in an ugly game over at Fenway that started an hour late due to the turf issues resulting from the pair of Rolling Stones shows earlier in the week. Tim Wakefield and the middle relief struggled though the offense came back to life upon its return home. In the Globe, Chris Snow has the game story, Marvin Pave focuses on the new bullpen combo and setup man Chad Bradford and closer Mike Timlin. In a story that must be reverberating throughout the PR conscious Sox front office, the Herald

The State of The Boston Globe – Part Two

Bruce is out of town for a few days. This is the second of a two-part article looking at the current sports coverage by the Boston Globe. Today, we look at the football, basketball and other sports coverage, as well as a look at the job done by Sports Editor Joe Sullivan. If you’re looking for links to the Red Sox and Patriots stories, you can get some of them here:

Red Sox Daily Links

Patriots Daily Links

The State of the Boston Globe, August 2005. Part II

Football Coverage
Jerome Solomon
Nick Cafardo
Ron Borges (Boxing)
Adam Kilgore
Ron Indrisano
Mike Reiss?

While Snow has been great, I guess the jury is still out on Jerome Solomon, or is two games into the preseason too early to be passing judgment on a new beat writer? Hey, the media can tell us who is a bust by the time mini-camp rolls around, so maybe I