The Red Sox dropped two out of three in Tampa over the weekend, falling 5-3 last night in a game which pretty much ended the postseason hopes for Boston as they dropped to 6.5 games out of the division and Wild Card standings. Check all the coverage at RedSoxLinks.com.
So, exactly how bad is it for the Red Sox? It’s been better - Rob Bradford says that the Red Sox only remaining hope rests in trying to track down the Yankees.
Red Sox face math problem - Gordon Edes says that a playoff spot is hard to figure at this juncture.
Sox starting pitching fizzles in St. Pete - Sean McAdam has the Boston starting pitching coming up short in this series.
Deal for Angels’ Mike Napoli unlikely - John Tomase looks at the Red Sox putting in a claim on the Angels C/1B , but says he is unlikely to be coming to Boston.
Martinez’s catching is now well-received - Peter Abraham has Sox pitchers more comfortable with Victor Martinez behind the plate.
Tough choice made - Amalie Benjamin’s notebook has Adrian Beltre playing through a tweaked hamstring despite a noticeable limp.
Patriots have to-do list before opener - Mike Reiss has preparations shifting into a higher gear this week.
Belichick not sold on early returns by Patriots - Glen Farley says that the coach isn’t ready to put his returners into the Hall of Fame just yet.
Night in cage all the rage - Nancy Marrapese-Burrell looks at a successful night of UFC at the TD Garden Saturday night.
Kenny Florian defends himself - Dan Duggan has Florian defending himself against comments from UFC President Dana White, who said that Florian “chokes in big fights.”
Hub debut a knockout - Duggan’s notebook has more on a great night for UFC in Boston.