Photo by Kelly O'Connor of

Photo by Kelly O’Connor of

As the old saying goes, “all good things must come to and end”. For the Red Sox, their “good thing” ended on Monday night, when the Cleveland Indians snapped Boston’s seven game winning streak. Former Red Sox pitcher Justin Masterson stymied the Red Sox line-up over 7 shut out innings, allowing just 3 hits and striking out 10. Equally as impressive was Red Sox starter John Lackey, who pitched a complete game but allowed 3 runs on 8 hits. The only Red Sox offense on Monday night came on a Xander Bogaerts 2-run homer to right-center field. The streak may have ended with a 3-2 loss, but with the third place Balitmore Orioles idle, Boston only dropped half a game, putting them 6.5 back in the American League East standings.

  • Once upon a time, Grady Sizemore was one of the games best young players, patrolling center field for the Cleveland Indians. But after sustaining multiple injuries, Sizemore was forced away from baseball for 3 seasons. Now back in the MLB with the Red Sox, the once budding star finally returned to where his career took off. (Grady Sizemore returns to Cleveland)
  • Jonny Gomes is the type of player that you want on your team, but he’s not the type of player that you want regularly facing right handed pitching. After recently being named the Red Sox every day left fielder, Gomes’ platoon splits have been more pronounced than ever before. But without a clear upgrade behind him, how long can the Red Sox go without making some sort of move? (The takeaway: How long is Jonny Gomes the everyday left fielder?)
  • Tweet of the day: Ahhh, memories…