Sox Can’t Get The Sweep vs Braves

The Red Sox offense was shut down by rookie pitcher Tommy Hanson, who limited the Red Sox to two hits in his six innings of work in the Braves 2-1 victory over the Red Sox. The win helped Atlanta avoid being swept by the Red Sox on their home field.

Amalie Benjamin has the Sox once again unable to close out a series with a sweep. Sean McAdam has a combination of the searing heat and Hanson’s pitching proving to be too much for the Sox. Joe McDonald has the Sox happy to put interleague play behind them.

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Steve Buckley looks at another good start from Brad Penny, but one that once again did not result in a win. McDonald has Penny getting an early scare yesterday, but recovering to post another sharp performance. He also has the Sox impressed with Penny opposite on the mound yesterday, Tommy Hanson.

Tony Massarotti has the Red Sox saying good riddance to National League rules for another regular season. Buckley has another interleague festival coming to an end for the Sox. Adam Smartschan has the AL once again coming out on top in interleague play.

McDonald has Lowell scheduled to get a Synvisc injection into his hip today. Peter Gobis has Jed Lowrie suffering a minor setback in his rehab at Pawtucket. Sarah Green examines her All Star ballot.

Benjamin’s notebook has Penny’s thumb tendon popping out of place for an instant yesterday. McAdam’s notebook has Mike Lowell set to get an injection in his hip today.

Misc

Fluto Shinzawa reports on 19-year-old Joey Logano scoring his first Sprint Cup win yesterday’s Lenox Industrial Tools 301 in Loudon NH. Rich Thompson says that the rookie’s effort was one for the ages. Allen Lessels has the rain helping the teenage to the win. Jason Remillard has more on the win for Logano.

Kevin Provencher had double the fun at Loudon this weekend. Ben Collins says Ryan Newman could’ve used a little luck yesterday. Remillard has drivers using social networking to connect with fans.

Thompson’s notebook has Kyle Busch creating some enemies on the track yesterday. Julian Benbow has more on other racers blaming Busch for the wreck yesterday. Shinzawa’s notebook says the weekend wasn’t a total loss for Tony Stewart. Provencher’s notebook has Logano getting the right weather forecast.

Mike Loftus has the Bruins pleased with their draft results. Steve Conroy has Peter Chiarelli now turning his attention to the salary cap.

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