September 1, 2014

Scrolling Headlines:

BC’s methodical rushing attack wears UMass down -

Saturday, August 30, 2014

UMass football dominated as Boston College rolls to a 30-7 victory -

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Arrest made after lewd acts on campus -

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Suspect in custody after break-ins on Lincoln Avenue -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

UMass crime alerts reveal reports of lewd acts -

Friday, August 22, 2014

UMass women’s soccer hopes added depth brings more consistency in 2014 -

Friday, August 22, 2014

UMass mourns death of alumnus and journalist James Foley -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kassan Messiah, Trey Seals to shoulder pass rushing responsibility for UMass football -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

UMass names Blake Frohnapfel as the starting quarterback -

Monday, August 18, 2014

Decision looms for Mark Whipple as UMass football looks to name starting quarterback -

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Former UMass star Marcel Shipp overseeing a strong running back competition -

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Former UMass basketball star Chaz Williams signs professional contract in Turkey, still eyeing NBA career -

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Minutemen anxious to display aggressive defense -

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

UMass football turns the page, excited for 2014 season -

Monday, August 4, 2014

UMass student struck and killed by vehicle Thursday night -

Friday, August 1, 2014

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

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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