White 7, Red 3
The Boston Red Sox took on what you'd think would be their arch-rival yesterday, and lost to the Chicago White Sox by a score of 7-3.
John Lester (7-2, 3.94 coughed up 7 earned runs to end his 7 game winning streak. Rehabbing pitcher Jake Peavy won it for the White Sox. Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez drove in the runs for Boston.
The loss dropped Boston (30-24) out of first place. If you count Sunday's doubleheader, we have lost 2 out of 3. The loss puts us a few percentage points behind the victorious New York Yankees in the AL East.
Alfredo Aceves (2-0, ) takes the mound for Boston today. He's opposing Phil Humber (3-3, 2.85). The first pitch gets tossed a bit after 7 PM tonight.
Bruins/Canucks Start Tomorrow
The Stanley Cup finals go down tomorrow night as the Boston Bruins cross the continent to challenge the Vancouver Canucks.
We'll give you a series preview when Abdullah is around. To be honest, all hockey players look the same to me.
The puck drops at 8 tomorrow, I believe. we'll get you a real starting time.... well, I'll do it right now:
Game 1: Wed. June 1 -- Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)
Game 2: Sat. June 4 -- Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)
Game 3: Mon. June 6 -- Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. (VERSUS CBC, RDS)
Game 4: Wed. June 8 -- Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. (VERSUS, CBC, RDS)
Game 5: Fri. June 10 -- Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)*
Game 6: Mon. June 13 -- Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)*
Game 7: Wed. June 15 -- Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. (NBC, CBC, RDS)*
NBA Finals Start Tonight
The Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat start their NBA Finals series tonight. The NBA lacks the iconic Stanley Cup-type trophy, but I bet someone will come up with something soon.
Dallas destroyed the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, and also dispatched the Oklahoma City Thunder (if New York City doesn't need to add the word "City" to the team name, neither should Oklahoma). They are led by German star Dirk Nowitzki, who, to paraphrase HST, is what the whole NBA would look like today if the Nazis won the war.
The Miami Heat beat our beloved Boston Celtics to get to the finals, while also tooling up on the Chicago Bulls. They have beaten Dallas in the 2006 finals, led by Dwayne wade. Wade has been teamed with Chris Bosh and Lebron James this season to what must be recognized as awesome results.
Game 1: at MIA, Tue., May 31, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 2: at MIA, Thu., June 2, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 3: at DAL, Sun., June 5, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 4: at DAL, Tue., June 7, 9 p.m. ET, ABC
Game 5: at DAL, Thu., June 9, 9 p.m. ET, ABC (If Necessary)
Game 6: at MIA, Sun., June 12, 8 p.m. ET, ABC (If Necessary)
Game 7: at MIA, Tue., June 14, 9 p.m. ET, ABC (If Necessary)