In what is quickly becoming a lost month, the Red Sox fell once again last night, this time losing 3-2 to the Tampa Rays. The Red Sox are now an MLB-worst 2-9 on the season. Catch up with the full coverage over at RedSoxLinks.com.
If you think tonight is the night they put things together, just remember John Lackey and his 15.58 ERA is starting for the Red Sox.
When does it stop being early for Red Sox? – Alex Speier wonders when we can officially worry about the season being in jeopardy from this horrific start.
Red Sox just not good enough – Michael Silverman notes that “Even when they play a crisp, clean game, the Red Sox still cannot catch a break.”
A Sox fan growing up, Fuld’s Fenway debut was simply special – Christopher Smith looks at Durham, N.H. native Sam Fuld getting the chance to live out his dream as a member of the Rays.
Manny Ramirez deserves spot in Hall of Fame – Jonathan Comey swims against the current on this one. I thought it odd on Sunday Night Baseball that Orel Hershiser said he would vote for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Mark McGwire for the Hall of Fame, but not Manny.
Crawford not frustrated by slump – Maureen Mullen’s CSNNE notes has the outfielder confident he and his teammates will break out soon. The Globe notebook from Michael Vega has Kevin Youkilis taking a night at DH. The Herald notebook from Michael Silverman has a hesitant throw from Adrian Gonzalez allowing the deciding run to score for the Rays. The Patriot Ledger notes from Mike Fine looks at the difficulties of communicating with Daisuke Matsuzaka. Brian MacPherson’s Red Sox Journal has Dice-K remaining in the rotation.
Breaking down Bruins vs. Canadiens: Who has the edge? – DJ Bean predicts Montreal in six.
Bruins forward Milan Lucic thrives in playoff atmosphere – Mike Loftus says that Lucic has always been a factor against Montreal in the post-season. Steve Conroy says that the playoffs are Lucic’s time to shine.
Tim Thomas pushes doubters aside – Joe McDonald has the Bruins goaltender making believers everywhere.
Zdeno Chara delivers on hit – Conroy’s notebook has the Bruins captain confirming that he has spoken to the Montreal Canadiens’ Max Pacioretty. The Globe notebook from Fluto Shinzawa has Nathan Horton prepping for his first playoff series. The Patriot Ledger notebook from Mike Loftus has Chara unconcerned about his reception in Montreal.
The revitalization of Kevin Garnett – Paul Flannery looks at the bounceback year from Kevin Garnett, who has played better than most thought possible this season.
Danny Ainge offers uniform response on Celtics – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics boss more confident heading into this playoffs than he was last year at this time.
Bill Belichick gets taste of Jake Locker – Ian Rapoport reports on the Patriots hosting the Washington QB on a two-day visit.
Globe outsources online-comment screening – Dan Kennedy looks at Boston.com’s new commenting policies.