Seguin to return home first week of November


Seguin to return home first week of November

It would be safe to say that Tyler Seguin has found his groove while playing in Switzerland.
The 20-year-old Bruins prodigy has seven goals, three assists and is a plus-4 in his last four games for EHC Biel, and has 15 points overall in 11 games in the Swiss-A League. Seguin will be joined on Biel by Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane this weekend in Switzerland, and theyll form a potent 1-2 punch for the Swiss hockey team. But they wont be playing together that long: Seguin will be returning home to BostonToronto to visit his home and adopted cities during the first week of November as Biel gets a two-week break in their schedule.

Seguin also indicated to the plan right now is to head right back to Switzerland by Nov. 15 for a game the next day.

Im just coming back for a week or so because we have no games from Nov. 4-15, said Seguin.

That could all be subject to change, of course, if the NHL and NHLPA get together for an agreement in the next few weeks

The Bs forward said things are going okay in Switzerland and that the fast-paced quality of European hockey is keeping him in ideal game condition should the NHL have a sudden start to the season.

The hockey part is good, said Seguin. The league has great speed and there more talented players than you might expect.

Of course being away from friends and family and removed from the comforts of home provide their own challenges for all of the players in Europe like Seguin, and the Bruins forward is like all of his NHL brethren hoping for a quick return to North American once the lockout is over.

Quotes, notes and stars: Wright 'able to neutralize' top of Orioles lineup


Quotes, notes and stars: Wright 'able to neutralize' top of Orioles lineup

BALTIMORE -- Quotes, notes and Stars from the Red Sox' 7-2 win over the Orioles.



"He was able to neutralize their top half (of the lineup) and that was the biggest thing.'' - John Farrell on Steven Wright.

"He never broke stride, continued in a full-out gait around third base. It was a good heads-up play on his part.'' - Farrell on Mookie Betts scoring all the way from second on a swinging bunt.

"It kind of throws them off because then if I leave one up, I'm hoping the difference in the speed will get them out front.'' - Steven Wright on changing speeds on the knuckleball.

"Yeah, I do. Off the field. Not when I'm at the park, but off the field, I do.'' - Xander Bogaerts, acknowledging that he does think about his ongoing hitting streak.

"It was amazing. Hitting my first home run and putting us ahead three (more) runs, it's awesome.'' - Marco Hernandez on his first major league home run.



* Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 23 games with two doubles.

* Marco Hernandez's three-run homer in the eighth inning was his first major league homer.

* Mookie Betts has now reached in 13 straight games against the Orioles.

* Betts has scored 14 runs in his last 11 games.

* In his last seven games, David Ortiz is 14-for-28 in his last seven games.

* Ortiz has seven homers in his last 12 games at Camden Yards and 12 homers in his last 16 games here.

* Ortiz has homered in each of his last three games, the 18th time in his career that he's done that.

* Steven Wright tossed a career-high 122 pitches.

* Wright became the third Red Sox starter to toss three consecutive complete games on the road since Roger Clemens in 1991-92.



1) Steven Wright

Wright's third complete game of the season was a gem, with just four hits allowed - just three them into the outfield. He's got a 1.79 ERA on the road this season.

2) Xander Bogaerts

In addition to extending his hitting streak to 23 games, Bogaerts had two doubles and knocked in two runs.

3) Marco Hernandez

Hernandez's first big league homer was a big one, extending what had been a two-run lead to a five-run cushion with a three-run blast in the eighth