* Krug is skating like Bobby Orr – the between the legs and later the handling of the puck with skates was amazing skill
* Of the three young defensemen – Hamilton is third
* Boychuck and McQuiad can’t keep shooting the puck into Rangers shin pads
* Great Malacchi Crunch reference from Pierre
* Marchand being a pest energizes him
* You can’t score on a shot one on one anymore – there has to be a deflection or screen
* Top three Bruins that fall down: 1. Horton 2. Seguin 3. Gary Doak
* Bruins are 4 – 25 on the power play which amazingly is ahead of pace from the Stanley Cup year
* Good effort by Campbell to except the offer to fight Dorsett Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Up 2-0 »
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Well, at least the fans that stuck around can now say they’ve seen The Sandlot.
Ahead 3-1 when the skies opened up over Target Field, the Boston Red Sox finally came away with a sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, winning 5-1 after a three hour rain delay.
Nearly six and a half hours after the first pitch, Junichi Tazawa retired Twins right fielder Chris Parmelee to give the Red Sox their fifth straight win. With the victory, Boston pulled within a half game of the first place New York Yankees, whose game against the Toronto Blue Jays was rained out.
Continue reading After Three Hour Rain Delay, Red Sox Complete Sweep of Twins »
Tags: Chicago White Sox, Dustin Pedroia, John Lackey, Jon Lester, Josh Willingham, Junichi Tazawa, Mike Napoli, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, The Sandlot, Will Middlebrooks
It did not look good for the pitchers in this one as the Boston Red Sox staff walked eight batters, including six by Ryan Dempster, and the Minnesota Twins allowed three homers in the 12-5 Red Sox win. It is the fourth straight win for the Red Sox on the road.
Dempster had to battle all evening long against the Twins and his control even though he had a 3-0 lead after a three-run home run from David Ortiz in the top of the first inning gave him some cushion. Continue reading Dempster Struggles, Ortiz Smacks Two Home Runs in 12-5 Red Sox Win Over Minnesota Twins »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, Daniel Nava, Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Demspter, Will Middlebrooks
He’s hitting .183 on the season. His slugging percentage (.310) would be good if it were his batting average. The supposed lefty-masher has just six hits (albeit two home runs) in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching – in other words, half his strikeout total in those plate appearances (12).
Nonetheless, despite going hitless last night, Jonny Gomes still sacrificed (terrible pun intended) personal statistics for the sake of the team on Friday night, driving in the go-ahead run with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 3-2 victory in 10 innings over the Minnesota Twins. He also scored the game-tying run earlier in the contest to set up his extra inning heroics.
Continue reading Heeeere’s Jonny! Gomes Lifts Red Sox to Extra Inning Win over Twins »
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* Are you kidding me NBC with that announcer – guy couldn’t work in a library
* Crowd was dead
* What did Lucic score on the Wonderlic – don’t let him touch the puck in his own end
* Did Pierre really call Seguin a sniper?
* Bruins set a record on icings
* Is Tim Thomas bumming or building a bunker?
* Rask has a nice job handling the puck
* Seguin poked checked – can not beat anyone one on one
* Is that Jagr or Milt Schmidt? Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Bruins Keep Rolling »
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The Boston Red Sox were down to their last strike against the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, trailing 3-1 with Will Middlebrooks at the plate in the top of the ninth with the bases loaded against Rodney. The third baseman delivered for Boston, drilling a bases-clearing double into the left-center gap, giving the Red Sox the eventual 4-3 win.
Felix Doubront started for Boston, pitching 5.0 innings while allowing two runs on three hits. Continue reading Middlebrooks Delivers in 9th as Sox Rally in Dramatic Fashion »
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