The Red Sox salvaged the final game of their latest series with the Yankees, winning 9-3 last night in New York behind Curt Schilling.
Nick Cafardo has the game story in the Globe, noting the contributions of Alex Gonzalez at the plate. Jeff Horrigan looks at the Red Sox saving some face by taking the final game in the series. Dom Amore reports on Curt Schilling doing the job he was hired to do. Be the ace, stop losing streaks, beat the Yankees. Steven Krasner looks at Jason Varitek coming through for the Sox despite a rough start at the plate for the catcher. David Borges also looks at that angle in his game story. Bill Ballou has more on Schilling rescuing the Red Sox from the sweep.
Gordon Edes has a look at Jason Varitek, who provided a big blow with his three run homer in the seventh inning. There are some nice quotes on the Sox catcher in this article, including some at the end from J.T. Snow. David Heuschkel also looks at Varitek, who is turning things around at the plate despite a couple of nagging injuries. Michael Silverman also has a short bit on Varitek. Steve Buckley has a nice article on Alex Gonzalez, who was the unsung hero for the Red Sox last night. Jeff Jacobs writes that this one appeared to be a rout right from the beginning…sort of.
Tony Massarotti examines Curt Schilling as he comes through as the ace with a performance that the club needed badly. Chris Snow has a look at Schilling making adjustments to his pitching style, he’s not a guy who relies on the strikeout so much anymore. Buckley notes that Josh Beckett is only six months older than Jonathan Papelbon, but is considered a veteran instead of a young player. Horrigan looks at the Red Sox deciding to give Matt Clement an extra couple days of rest and pitch him on Sunday. Massarotti reports on David Pauley being shifted to the bullpen for the time being.
Edes’ has Brian Cashman speaking on the Yankees injury problems. Michael Silverman looks at the Yankees getting the news that Gary Sheffield will be out at least until September after wrist surgery. Amore’s notebook has more on the surgery, and has Joe Torre chastising the media.
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Cafardo’s notebook looks at the Red Sox deciding to go ahead and give highly touted prospect Jon Lester a start in tomorrow’s doubleheader with the Rangers after all. Horrigan’s notebook has more on Lester’s scheduled big league debut tomorrow. Heuschkel’s notebook has more on Lester, as does Krasner’s notebook. After more on Lester, Borges’ notebook looks at the reshuffled rotation and another Papelbon joining the Red Sox organization. Ballou’s notebook also features Lester.
Chris Snow has a minor league notebook, where he examines the work of Phil Seibel down in AA Portland.
Amalie Benjamin examines HGH as a growing problem throughout sports.
Nancy Marrapese-Burrell looks at former Bruin Glen Wesley getting closer to that elusive Stanley Cup Championship. Will there be a parade in Boston for Wesley should the Hurricanes win?
David Scott takes another look at just what the Dirt Dog’s role is over there at Boston.com and the Globe in his latest edition of Scott’s Shots. Mike Loftus has a look at Jerry Trupiano’s son Brian, who is toiling with the Brockton Rox.