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Yankees’ Michael Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Against Red Sox

By on April 23, 2014 at 8:28pm

Yankees starter Michael Pineda has had a great start to the 2014 season, allowing just two earned runs over the first 18 innings this year (3 starts; 2-1 record). He was a phenom his rookie season in Seattle, and then spent two years on the shelf after his trade to the Yankees, so his fast start this year seemed a bit unnatural – but hey, maybe he is this good and will continue to dominate the American League.

Or, maybe he’s cheating. Continue reading Yankees’ Michael Pineda Ejected for Pine Tar Against Red Sox »

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Patrice Bergeron, Zdeno Chara

Now that’s more like it. After splitting a pair of games in Boston, the Bruins beat the Red Wings soundly in Game 3 by a score of 3-0. Tuukka Rask, who was awarded the first star of the game, made 23 saves and got the shutout for the Black and Gold.

The Bruins got the jump on the Wings early in the game and didn’t let up for a full sixty minutes. Dougie Hamilton opened the scoring with a powerplay goal in the first, making a nifty end-to-end rush and firing off a quick shot over the shoulder of Howard.

Later in the first, the B’s took advantage of a bad line chance by the Red Wings and tallied another. Thornton took the puck hard to the net and Jordan Caron buried the rebound, putting the Bruins up by two heading into the locker room after the first period. Continue reading Bruins Take Control of Series with 3-0 Win Over Red Wings »

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Jacoby Ellsbury returns to Fenway Park, this time in a Yankees uniform. Should the Red Sox faithful bring out the boo birds? (The Boston Globe)

To boo, or not to boo? That is the question Boston Red Sox fans are presented with as Jacoby Ellsbury makes his return to Fenway Park adorned in the pinstripes of the New York Yankees.

On the one hand, he’s a Yankee. On the other, he helped bring two World Series trophies to Boston in ’07 and, of course, last year. What’s a fan to do?

Continue reading To Boo or Not to Boo? Ellsbury Returns to Boston with Yankees »

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The New York Yankees comes to Boston tonight to start the second act of the perennial drama that is the Red Sox/Yankees rivalry. In their first meeting the Sox dropped three out of four games in New York. The Yankees have since found themselves at the top of the AL East with an 11-8 record. The Red Sox haven’t faired so well and have dropped to the bottom of the division with a 9-11 record. The AL East is extremely tight in the early going and this four game series could completely change the complexion of the division.  Continue reading Yankees vs. Red Sox: Round 2 in Boston »

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Dustin Pedroia

Should fans begin to panic about the Red Sox lineup, or is it still too early? Many among us have been asking ourselves that question. Perhaps our cummulative anxiety has helped. Perhaps it had some affect on Sunday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles. We saw glimpses of last year and again felt the faith. Then, Monday rolls around and Clay Buchholz just could not handle those Baltimore bats. He cannot keep pitching this way. What happened to him? What happened to our offense? Answers are needed before we begin the series with the New York Yankees tonight.

Continue reading Will the Sox Lineup Be Enough Against the Yankees? »

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Minnesota DL Ra'Shede Hageman (Jesse Johnson, USA Today Sports)

Many Patriots fans and pundits, including yours truly, believe that the Patriots should look to address the defensive line in the first round. The days of the Seymour, Wilfork, Warren trio seem like centuries ago, and the team could use some improved physicality and athleticism upfront. The Patriots defense is constantly adapting, having gone from a 3-4 in years past to what is now primarily a 4-3, or even 4-2-5 base defense. Because of this, Belichick and the front office may be looking for different skill sets on the defensive line than in years past.

Minnesote DL Ra’Shede Hageman would appear to be an interesting prospect for the Patriots. Some scouts say that he has the potential to be a Richard Seymour-type player, but his game film shows constant inconsistency. Hageman is a tremendous athlete, and measured in at 6’6″ 310 lbs at the combine in Indianapolis. He figures to be a perfect fit as a 3-4 defensive end, but the question is how would he fit into a New England defense that is now primarily an even-front? Continue reading 2014 NFL Draft Profile: Ra’Shede Hageman »

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Brewers vs Athletics: Week 3's prediction for the World Series

After three weeks of the season, Milwaukee and Oakland are still ruling the roost, while the AL East and Central divisions both have 2.5 games between top and bottom. Other than the League leaders, no clear contenders have emerged yet. Though the teams people though would do well are starting to sift their way up the standings. It’s a critical time for building momentum as the season’s first month comes to a close, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, April 21 at 7:05pm: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 3 »

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