It’s “hump day,” which means this work week is slowly coming to an end. However, before the day gets too old, lets dish out some headlines and news.
* The Boston Red Sox earned their fifth consecutive win, and matched their April winning streak by defeating the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday afternoon, 5-0. Josh Beckettpicked up his third win on the bump, while David Ortizsmacked his eighth home run of the season. Also, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefieldwas honored prior to Tuesday’s contest against the Mariners.
* Boston is now 17-19 overall, and will begin an eight game road trip on Wednesday when they travel to Tampa Bay for a two-game series.
* The Celtics will look to rebound on Wednesday evening, and capture Game No. 3 against the Philadelphia 76ers. Boston spent Tuesday in the film room prior to their flight to re-watch both matches against their semi-final opponent.
Happy Friday, and welcome into yet another stupendous edition of the Daily Noontime! Here are some headlines and news to kick-start the final weekday!
* Chicago outscored Boston, 29-21 in the final frame, which helped the Bulls defeat the Celtics in the Windy City, 89-80. Chicago has now won 27 games, while Boston falls to 15-14 on the year, as well as 4-6 on the road. Carlos Boozerand Luol Dengpaced Chicago with 23 points apiece, while Kevin Garnettled Boston with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Boston will look to snap their two-game skid on Sunday, when they travel to Detroit to face the Pistons for a 6:00pm tip-off.
* The Boston Bruins will continue their six-game swing on Friday evening, as they travel to Winnipeg to face the Jets. The Black and Gold are expected to be without RichPeverley, who sustained a knee injury on Wednesday against Montreal. Also, Nathan Hortoncontinues to remain sidelined due to a concussion he sustained against Philadelphia in January.
* Sources confirmed on Thursday that Brad Marchandwon’t be suspended for a hit on Montreal’s Alexei Emelinfrom this past Wednesday. NHL Senior VP of Player Safety Brandon Shanahan tweeted that there won’t be any disciple for the Bruins winger.
* Jason Varitekand Tim Wakefieldhave yet to show up at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility in Florida. Both players want to return to the club, but according to sources, Boston said they’re not guaranteeing roster spots for either player, but instead have offered minor league contracts with an invitation to attend Spring Training.
Congrats to Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield, who finally earned his 200th career victory and yep, I think it’s fair to say that this was a burden lifted from those broad shoulders.
Wakefield deserved this moment, especially since he’s been nothing, but a batting practice pitcher for the past few weeks and months, but finally, he can sit back, relax and take a deep breath because he’s now the second oldest pitcher to reach the 200th win plateau.
Happy Thursday y’all and welcome into yet another spectacular edition of the Daily Noontime. In fact, it’s the award winning Daily Noontime in case you were wondering! Any who, here’s the day’s headlines and news, enjoy!