Friday, July 21, 2006

Red Sox Finish Homestand, 5-3

The Sox played the last game of their homestand last night, defeating the Texas Rangers 6-4, and finishing their 8 game home series with a record of 5-3. Curt Schilling pitched 7 complete innings, allowing 4 runs on 10 hits. DelCarmen and Timlin contributed an inning apiece to complete the game. Both teams battled back and forth, but the Sox offense provided enough run support to defeat the Rangers.

The Sox hit the road for 2 series, the first against the Seattle Mariners, and the second against the Oakland Athletics. Kyle Snyder gets the nod tonight (July 21st) in the first of three against Seattle. David Wells and Keith Foulke will travel with the team and continue their on-the-side pitching programs on their respective roads to recovery.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Welcome to Lobel Nation - Your Source for the Latest Boston Sports News!

Helloooo Boston! Welcome to Lobel Nation, the Boston Sports Blog, your source for the latest Boston Pro sports teams results, news and updates! Paul Pierce and the Boston Celtics, Teddy Bruschi and the New England Patriots, Big Papi and the Red Sox, THIS is the place where Boston sports fans can voice their opinions, respond to posts, and discuss all the latest developments with their favorite players and teams!

Celtics F/G Paul Pierce recently made the decision to stay in Boston, despite being a free agent. Pierce expressed desires to his coaches and advisors that he wished to stay with the Celtic's organization for the remainder of his career. His level of commitment to the sport and to the history and tradition of Boston basketball is making Pierce more and more of a fan favorite. With this location set (for now anyway) Pierce brings strong leadership to the Celtics' lineup, and with players like Delante West and Wally Szczerbiak also on the squad, the Celts are shaping up nicely for the 2006-2007 NBA Season.

Big Papi and the Red Sox continue to put together a phenomenal season; Manny, Papi, Varitek, and the rest of the Sox offense currently sit in first place in AL East (as of July 19th, 2006) and with the second half of season underway, the team is still going strong. With David Wells, Matt Clement, on the DL, and Wakefield potentially joining them on the list, the Sox seem to have finally found the long awaited answer to their pitching woes, in Rookies Jon Lester, and closer Jonathan Papelbon.