Sox Win Another, Lose Another

The Red Sox beat the San Francisco Giants for the second straight day, but also lost a key member of the team to an injury for the third straight game. Catcher Victor Martinez took a foul tip off his thumb, leading to a fracture of the digit. Jon Lester pitched a complete-game five-hitter as Boston defeated ace Tim Lincecum and the rest of the Giants 5-1 at AT&T Park.

Scott Lauber has the Herald recap of this one. Amalie Benjamin says that there was pain inflicted on both dugouts in this one. Daniel Barbarisi has Lester getting the best of the two-time Cy Young award winner.

Dan Shaughnessy has the Red Sox showing heart amidst all the injuries. Gordon Edes has the Red Sox just continuing to soldier on. Michael Silverman has the Sox leaving their health in San Francisco. Rob Bradford looks at five keys to how the Red Sox can survive this rash of injuries. Barbarisi says that a Hall-Patterson platoon might be the Red Sox only choice at 2B.

Silverman has more on the injury to Victor Martinez, the latest Red Sox regular to fall. Barbarisi says that the options are few for the Sox if Martinez has to go on the DL.

Sean McAdam has the Red Sox handling some of the NL’s best arms in this stretch. Peter Abraham has the Red Sox getting to Lincecum, just the latest in a line of big-name pitchers Boston has handled.

Benjamin’s notebook says that Martinez may not have to go on the DL. Lauber’s notebook has more on the Red Sox success against the major’s best. Barbarisi’s Red Sox Journal says that Clay Buchholz may not miss a start after having to come out of Saturday’s game with a hyperextended knee. McAdam’s notebook has Lester saving the bullpen with his complete-game effort.

Misc

Mark Labore has Jimmie Johnson getting the win at New Hampshire International Speedway yesterday. Michael Vega and Rich Thompson have more on Johnson’s victory.

Joe McDonald wonders if Bruins draftee Tyler Seguin will have a similar rookie season to that of the Islanders’ John Tavares. Joe Haggerty says that the development path for Seguin is a simple one. Steve Conroy says that the draft is just the start of what will be a busy offseason for the Bruins.

Mark Murphy looks at the start of an important week for the Celtics. Rich Levine looks at the crop of available big men in NBA free agency.

Jeff Howe looks at which Patriots receiver will step up to be the team’s third option this season.

John Shimer examines the United States’ performance at the World Cup.

  • Phil

    Lester threw a five-hit shutout and the score of the game was 5-1?

    • Bruce

      Doh! You’re right. Thanks.

  • mandb97

    I just read this article on ESPN.com New York from one of the worst writers in the universe. Wallace (don't call me Wally anymore) Matthews wrote an egregious piece on how classy Alex Rodriguez was compared to Joe Torre. I could go on forever on all the errors in the article but I am too busy laughing. I know the Boston media market has its share of hacks but I read this garbage and I realize things are not so bad.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/columns/st

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