Josh Beckett pitched seven innings on Tuesday, and picked up his third win on the bump! (Photo Credit: Mass Live)
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 Beckett picked up his third win on the bump, while David Ortiz smacked his eighth home run of the season. Also, former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield was 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.
* New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker inked his name on a one-year franchise tender on Tuesday, while various reports confirmed that seventh-round draft pick Alfonzo Dennard will be arraigned May 30 for a third-degree felony assault of a police officer.
Despite losing to Chicago on Thursday, Kevin Garnett led Boston with 18 points and 10 rebounds! (Photo Credit: Boston Herald)
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 Boozer and Luol Deng paced Chicago with 23 points apiece, while Kevin Garnett led 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 Rich Peverley, who sustained a knee injury on Wednesday against Montreal. Also, Nathan Horton continues to remain sidelined due to a concussion he sustained against Philadelphia in January.
* Sources confirmed on Thursday that Brad Marchand won’t be suspended for a hit on Montreal’s Alexei Emelin from this past Wednesday. NHL Senior VP of Player Safety Brandon Shanahan tweeted that there won’t be any disciple for the Bruins winger.
* Jason Varitek and Tim Wakefield have 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.
Finally, Tim Wakefield earned his 200th career win on the mound Tuesday!
Happy “Hump” day to everyone and welcome into yet another awesome edition of the Daily Noontime! Here’s the headlines and news of the day, enjoy!
* After eight excruciating outings, the Boston Red Sox and their fans watched Tim Wakefield earn his 200th career win on Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
* The New York Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera celebrated a significant milestone on Tuesday, as he earned his 600th career save against the Seattle Mariners.
* According to a recent report, Manny Ramirez is out of jail, but will be facing “criminal prosecution on charges that he slapped his wife during an argument.”
* Former New England Patriot linebacker Tedy Bruschi was happy to see his team win on Monday against the Miami Dolphins, but also feels that Chad Ochocinco has a lot to improve on.
* Justin Verlander earned his 23rd victory of the season on Tuesday, as well as helped the Detroit Tigers win their 11th game in a row.
* Once again, the NBA Lockout remains at a standstill, as meetings on Tuesday in New York City concluded with no accomplishments or moves.
Games to Watch:
* Toronto at Boston (MLB) – 1:35pm eastern
* Philadelphia at Houston (MLB) – 2:05pm eastern
* Detroit at Chicago White Sox (MLB) – 2:10pm eastern
* Cleveland at Texas (MLB) – 7:00pm eastern
Video of the Day:
In case you missed Tuesday’s celebration, here’s the Red Sox and their fans honoring Wakefield!
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.
Wakefield pitched six innings on Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays, as well as allowed six hits, five runs, and two home runs, but managed to strike out six batters for his seventh win of the season.
Once again, Tim Wakefield will have to wait for another chance to snag his 200th win!
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!
* Once again, the Boston Red Sox watched Tim Wakefield struggle to earn his 200th win, which sadly didn’t happen.
* The Baltimore Orioles did the Sox a favor, as they beat the New York Yankees on Wednesday in 11 rainy innings.
* The New York Jets seem to believe that wide receiver Plaxico Burress still has what it takes to win, as well as be successful in this league.
* According to multiple reports over the past 24-hours, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning won’t start this Sunday against the Houston Texans.
* The Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli admitted recently that he was rather content about the way things played out with his team last season.
* Former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Hugh Douglass appears to be unhappy with the way his former head coach Jack Del Rio is running things these days.
Games to Watch:
* New York Yankees at Baltimore (MLB) – 1:05pm eastern
* Arizona at #9 Oklahoma State (NCAA Football) – 8:00pm eastern
* Cleveland at Chicago White Sox (MLB) – 8:10pm eastern
* New Orleans at Green Bay (NFL) – 8:30pm eastern
Video of the Day:
Are you ready for some NFL on NBC? It’s back!