Red Sox

BSJ Daily Briefing 09.21.17: 300 for Sale, playoffs for Sox

Good morning!

In case you missed it, the Sox made a little news last night.

First, Chris Sale became just the second Boston pitcher in history to strikeout out 300 batters.

https://twitter.com/RedSox/status/910711975461703682

And then the Angels lost to old friend Terry Francona and the Indians (man, they seem to be popping up a lot this season) meaning the Red Sox are officially in the postseason. Aren't we all excited about that?! Still a ton of uneasiness about this team, which I totally get. I feel ya.

That's the headline in Boston sports today, so away we go...

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CATCHING UP

Red Sox

Chris Sale is Mr. 300

Live Coverage/Pregame notes from the 9-0 victory.

Patriots

Bedard's Breakdown of the win over the Saints, starting with a closer look at the Malcolm Butler situation. Included are some members-only goodies. Speaking of that...

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Rob Gronkowski was seen by reporters doing things at practice, but then the Patriots listed him as having not participated.

Alan Branch referred all questions about him being benched to Bill Belichick.

Live Q&A with Miguel on the Patriots' salary cap.

NFL Power Rankings.

Rookie QBs vs. Belichick

Bruins

Joe McDonald analyzes the battle among the Bruins' forwards. I'm excited for this.

Celtics

Live Q&A with BRobb.

ON TAP

Red Sox are off today.

10 a.m.: Bruins morning skate, Session I, Warrior Ice Arena (McDonald)
11:15 a.m.: Bruins morning skate, Session I, Warrior Ice Arena (McDonald)
3 p.m.: Patriots open locker room (Price)
5 p.m.: Live Q&A (TBA)
7 p.m.: Flyers at Bruins (McDonald)

PARTING THOUGHTS

Since Chris Sale has stoked so many Pedro memories, here's one.