The Red Sox were shut down by Rangers lefty C.J. Wilson last night as they fell to the Texas Rangers 4-0, dropping a full game behind the Yankees in the AL East.
Mike Napoli makes Red Sox pay – Last night’s big blast was a three run homer from the Rangers’ DH – a player that Joe McDonald notes the Red Sox tried to claim off of waivers last season.
What we learned Monday night: Red Sox fans should remember the name ‘C.J. Wilson’ – Rob Bradford looks at a pitcher who has owned the Red Sox.
Don’t mess with Texas – John Tomase notes that avoiding a first-round matchup with the Rangers might be the biggest motivation to win the AL East.
Boiler Room: The Red Sox’ wild ride at the deadline to sign draftees – Alex Speier looks at the Red Sox scramble to sign draftees.
All’s now going wrong – Scott Lauber’s notebook has Josh Reddick slumping at the plate, and not getting a key call in the field last night, either. The Globe notebook from Peter Abraham has Andrew Miller earning another start. The Red Sox Journal has Clay Buchholz encouraged about his back for the first time in a while. The CSNNE.com notes from McAdam have Erik Bedard getting saddled with a tough-luck loss.
WR Tyree Barnes chased pirates in Navy – Ron Borges has the Patriots hopeful recalling his time in the Navy chasing pirates off the coast of Mogadishu.
Haynesworth impossible to defend on, off the field – Gerry Callahan weighs in on the Haynesworth situation.
Can McCourty improve upon his Pro-Bowl rookie campaign? – Kevin McNamara has the second-year cornerback looking to build on an impressive first season.
Patriots: 5 have capitalized, 5 haven’t – Mike Reiss has five Patriots making the most of their training camp opportunity, and five who have not.
Patriots start to shift their focus from camp to regular season – Christopher Price has the Patriots moving from training camp mode to game plan mode.
No raining on Patriots’ parade – Chad Finn risks eternal alienation by his Globe/Boston.com colleagues by writing a positive column about the Patriots.
Wilfork has ‘moved forward’ – Shalise Manza Young’s notebook has the Patriots defensive lineman moving on the from University of Miami scandal. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport has Logan Mankins looking for improvement from his offensive teammates. The Gatehouse notebook has Mankins impressed with what he’s seen from first round pick Nate Solder thus far.