Larry Lucchino tells Dan Shaughnessy that the Red Sox '[threw] a number out to get [contract] negotiations started' with Jon Lester, but that low-ball offer seems to have frozen the talks.
Three Thursday takeaways: Koji's better at night. Drew's much better in the field than at the plate. Vazquez better listen to Ross.
A year ago, Mike Carp seemed to get the big hit in the right spot. This season, it hasn't been the same. Given a chance Thursday, Carp makes good on his opportunity.
7hHere's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy and/or interesting tidbits -- for Friday, July 11.
9h"If they were 51-39 heading into today, A.J. Pierzynski would be on this team right now" - Andy Gresh
9h"This is an example of something larger going on" - Gary Tanguay
15hShane Victorino says he wants to be a 'piece of the puzzle' when he returns to the Boston lineup
15hGrady Sizemore joined the Phillies on a minor league contract after he was released by the Red Sox late last month.
18hMasahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, and the New York Yankees hope their rookie sensation will be able to pitch again this season.
18hJon Lester deserves a win for his efforts Thursday, but though he doesn't get one, that won't detract from his outing.
|7/11||@ Hou||5:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT|
|7/12||@ Hou||1:10 PT2:10 MT3:10 CT4:10 ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 MST3:10 EST3:40 VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 CT|
|7/13||@ Hou||11:10 PT12:10 MT1:10 CT2:10 ET14:10 ET18:10 GMT2:10 11:10 MST1:10 EST1:40 VEN22:10 UAE1:10 CT|
|7/18||vs. KC||4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT|
|7/19||vs. KC||4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT|
|7/10||vs. CWS||W 4-3|
|7/9||vs. CWS||W 5-4|
|7/8||vs. CWS||L 3-8|
|7/7||vs. CWS||L 0-4|
|7/6||vs. Bal||L 6-7|
|7/5||vs. Bal||L 4-7|
|7/5||vs. Bal||W 3-2|
|7/2||vs. ChC||L 9-16|
|7/1||vs. ChC||L 1-2|
|6/30||vs. ChC||L 0-2|
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