Red Sox Offense Shut Down At Coors

The Red Sox offense had been on fire coming into last night, and the thin air of Coors Field figured to only help the Boston bats. Instead, Jhoulys Chacin shut out the Red Sox for 6 2/3 innings, and the Red Sox didn’t score their single run until the ninth inning, as the Colorado Rockies beat the Red Sox 2-1.

Daniel Barbarisi has an extended feature on the recovery of Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland, who is optimistic about his future in baseball.

Amalie Benjamin has Mike Lowell unable to come through as a pinch-hitter in the ninth. Scott Lauber has the Herald recap on a Rocky Mountain low. Barbarisi has the Red Sox win streak coming to an end in Colorado. Sean McAdam says that this was a tough loss to swallow for the Sox.

Nick Cafardo talks to Don Baylor about Rockies ace Ubaldo Jimenez, and how he reminds him of Roger Clemens in 1986. Michael Silverman also has a look at Jimenez and talks to Pedro Martinez about his fellow countryman.

Silverman has the Sox griping about NL ball forcing them to take Jon Lester out of the game early. Brian MacPherson has some of the Red Sox recent draftees getting their first taste of pro ball.

Rob Bradford says that last night was another reminder of why the Red Sox should just let Mike Lowell move on. Gordon Edes says that Lowell is just doomed to fail as an occasional player.

Benjamin’s notebook has Josh Reddick getting the emergency call-up yesterday with J.D. Drew needing another day to heal. Lauber’s notebook has Lowell without much to say following his first at-bat in nine days. Barbarisi’s Red Sox Journal has more on Reddick getting the call yesterday. McAdam’s notebook has Lester suffering his first loss since April.

Bruins

Fluto Shinzawa has a feature on Tyler Seguin, who seems likely to hear his name called by the Bruins on Friday night.

Joe Haggerty says that yesterday’s trade of Dennis Wideman for Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell is likely just the first of many moves coming for the Bruins. Steve Conroy has the trade aimed at making the Bruins better now. Shinzawa agrees that this move was made to boost the NHL’s worst offense right away. DJ Bean says that the Bruins must see something in Horton beyond his stats.

Mick Colageo has Peter Chiarelli admitting to a mistake with the trading of Wideman. Mike Loftus agrees that the price to obtain Horton was somewhat steep. Danny Picard has Horton happy to be coming to Boston. Joe McDonald thinks that Horton will be a good fit for the Bruins.

Celtics

Julian Benbow says that what the Celtics do tomorrow night should give us the first clues as to their offseason plans. Steve Bulpett says that though we may think this team needs a major overhaul, they had an NBA title in their hands last week, and just let it get away. Dan Duggan looks at some draft possibilities for the Celtics. Jim Fenton says that Rivers’ draft history is solid.

Rich Levine wraps up a three-part look at the Celtics offseason questions. Here are Part one and Part Two.

Kirk Minihane says that it is time for Doc Rivers to go.

Patriots

With the Patriots announcing yesterday that they will wear 1985 throwbacks in two games this season, Mark Farinella looks back at some of the uniform changes of the franchise.

Paul Kenyon has a look at Bryan Morry’s career transformation from Patriots writer, to sports radio host, to his current gig as executive director of the Hall at Patriot Place.

Mike Reiss has a Patriots mailbag. Jeff Howe looks at why rotations will be key to the Patriots pass rush in 2010.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/minimack42 Ars6091

    OK……call me a cockeyed optimist with unbridled enthusiasm…….but the Nathan Horton trade is reminding me of the trade for Cam Neeley……..I think the guy can be a big time player. Former 3rd overall pick, only 25 years old. From Ontario, I think getting out of florida and putting on the spoked B is going to do wonders for this guys career…….I like this trade ALOT