The Red Sox bats were held in check by Jeremy Guthrie last night, and while rookie Kyle Weiland managed not to get thrown out of his second major league start, he did pick up the first loss of his major league career as the Orioles beat the Red Sox 6-2 in Baltimore.
Swings and a miss - Peter Abraham focuses on the post-All Star break slump by Adrian Gonzalez, who is now 2-24 in the second half of the season. More game stories from Scott Lauber (also focusing on Gonzalez) | Tim Britton | Sean McAdam | Tony Lee | Baltimore Sun
Gonzalez not worried about slump - Sean McAdam has the Sox slugger refusing to blame the Home Run Derby for his batting slump.
Heavy hitters are able to deal with deadline - Nick Cafardo with a long, stream-of-consciousness piece on the trading deadline. Pretty sure he mentions every prospect the Red Sox have ever traded, and every player who might be available for trade this month.
Seven years later, Sox rejoin Beltran sweepstakes - Alex Speier’s trade deadline piece is focused on Carlos Beltran.
Control problems vexing Miller - Tim Britton has the Sox getting their first look at the frustrating side of Andrew Miller.
Weiland a winner in first loss - Ron Borges has Kyle Weiland feeling much more comfortable in his second start. Borges also has a piece on Clay Buchholz, who feels fine when throwing on flat ground, but still has back pain when throwing off a mound.
Reddick’s well-seasoned - Scott Lauber’s notebook in the Herald looks at the difference between the Josh Reddick of the past and the one we’ve seen in 2011. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has Darnell McDonald on a nice little run at the plate. The Red Sox Journal looks at the contributions of Dan Wheeler. The CSNNE notes from McAdam have more on Weiland.
NFL stays on track for new CBA - Greg A Bedard with a good summary of where things stand on the NFL labor front.
No lockout on NBA schedule - Steve Buckley mocks the NBA TV schedule release show.
In a “thoughts” column, Dan Shaughnessy stumps for Mike Barnicle, rails against Twitter, lauds Logan Mankins for standing up to the Krafts, and says Jacoby Ellsbury is gone after 2013. Makes you want to run right over and read it, no?
Toucher and Rich had an interesting segment this morning where they had people telling them of a “marketing” survey that some of their listeners took part in yesterday which certainly appeared to be coming from WEEI as a way to figure out how to change up their programming to compete with 98.5. A sample question from the survery was along the lines of “Are Dennis and Callahan past their prime?”
I’d be curious if anyone reading here was contacted for such a survey.