August 1, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

UMass receives anonymous $10.3 million gift -

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UMass Football summer coverage 2014 -

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chiarelli: Sam Koch’s impact evident in those who knew him best -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Longtime UMass men’s soccer coach Sam Koch dies after two-year battle with sinus cancer -

Monday, July 21, 2014

Southwest evacuated after gas leak -

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

UMass Rowing finishes NCAA Championships, ends year ranked No. 21 in the nation -

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Two UMass basketball alums to compete for a lofty prize in The Basketball Tournament -

Friday, May 23, 2014

Commencement Photos 2014 -

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Two arrested in relation to series of vandalism -

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Students push for relocation of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health -

Monday, May 12, 2014

Video: No. 14 UMass WLAX ends season in loss to Loyola (MD) -

Saturday, May 10, 2014

No. 14 UMass women’s lacrosse season ends in loss to Loyola (MD) -

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sixth inning rally propels UMass past Dayton 7-2 -

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

McMahon, Ferris and McGovern: Not your usual transfer story -

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Women’s lacrosse defeats Richmond 10-6 to win sixth straight A-10 Championship -

Sunday, May 4, 2014

No. 13 UMass women’s lacrosse knocks off Duquesne 16-3 to reach Atlantic 10 finals -

Friday, May 2, 2014

UMass one of 55 schools currently facing investigation over handling of sexual assault cases -

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Two thefts reported at library -

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Senior Columns 2013-2014 -

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

UMass Dining proposes major meal plan changes -

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Stay hopeful, Red Sox Nation

Lackey Mct

(MCT)

We’re only five games into the season and everyone is starting to panic. Should we? No, I don’t think so. If Red Sox Nation has learned anything from the Sox over the years, it’s that they are not always what they seem to be. The season-opening sweep to Texas could be followed by another sweep or two, but on the winning end for the Sox this time.

 

Alright, so maybe 11 home runs were given up, but you have to give the Texas Rangers some credit. They’re the reigning American League Champions, which has to say something. They have incredible power in their lineup, and many of their home runs were solo shots. At least we can say they didn’t hit them when they really counted.

Maybe we should be a little concerned about Jon Lester and John Lackey’s starts, but definitely not Clay Buchholz’s. Buchholz went a little over six innings and only gave up five hits. Yes, four of those five hits were homers, but that’s not something we can blame completely on him. Other than that, he looked great. He gave up only two walks while striking out three.

Lester and Lackey on the other hand, give us a little more to be concerned about. Lester gave up six hits, walked one and didn’t strike out anyone. He also only lasted five innings. Lackey looked the worst though. He didn’t even complete four full innings, getting pulled after just three and two-thirds innings. He gave up a baffling ten hits, while walking two and striking out three.

The Sox offense, in return, wasn’t so great either, but they seem to be coming around. David Ortiz, who I think it’s safe to say we all worry about, ended the series with two home runs and four RBI’s. Adrian Gonzalez added another three RBI’s, while he had five hits. Jacoby Ellsbury looked completely healthy, with three hits (including a double), a home run and even throwing a stolen base in there.

So, why should we not panic? Because for the most part, every player seemed to look good. Because everyone is healthy. And, most importantly, because we are only five games into the season and still have 157 left to go.

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