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Bedard’s Daily Briefing 08.13.19: Red Sox continue to fade, Pats get their LT back

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Good morning!

A few random thoughts while I wonder how much Bill Belichick will miss the media after this week...

  • So the Red Sox dug themselves a 5-1 hole in Cleveland, battled back to get level, and then gave up a walk-off homer ... yup, that will just about do it.
  • They're like the Bizarro Sox. Everything Alex Cora touched turned to gold last year. This year it's pewter.
  • Hey, at least Chris Owings didn't lead off. Mookie Betts, after that day off on Sunday, returned to the lead-off spot and was 0 for 4 and is now batting .280 ... bizarro.
  • Over in PatsLand, the Patriots got some great news with Isaiah Wynn taking part in competitive drills. I liked what I saw.
  • Had a good one-on-one chat with Dont'a Hightower. That will be out in the morning.
  • Patriots traded for athletic Falcons TE Eric Saubert. His calling card so far is special teams snaps.
  • My new 53-man roster is out. Some guys you'd probably like to cut are getting guaranteed money.
  • Mammoth chat. Thanks for the questions!
  • Chatted a little with Bruce Cassidy at Patriots practice. No, I didn't ask him about Game 7 or trading Tuukka Rask. Seemed to be in good spirits with his kids. Mentioned how a few guys are looking to add a little muscle this offseason. We also discussed a little youth hockey. Good dude, that Butch.

Time to hit the links...

PATRIOTS

Patriots Camp Report 08.12.19: Isaiah Wynn takes a big step, Harry and LaCosse out
Video: Isaiah Wynn on returning to competitive drills
Live Coverage: Patriots trade for Falcons TE Eric Saubert, Croston back? Final practices
Road to 53, v.19.03: Guaranteed money, scheme fit could be big factors in final decisions
Completed Q&A: Bedard on Patriots/NFL 08.12.19

RED SOX

BSJ Game Report: Indians 6, Red Sox 5 – Santana’s walk-off blast spoils Red Sox’ rally
Final: Indians 6, Red Sox 5 – Boston’s rally proves to be fruitless

CELTICS

Dissecting the Celtics’ regular-season schedule for 2019-20

REVOLUTION

BSJ Match #25 Breakdown & Review: Revolution 3, Sounders 3 – Team overcomes formational change to escape with a result

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ON TAP

10:30 a.m.: Patriots practice (Gillette Stadium)
7:10 p.m.: MLB — Red Sox at Indians (NESN)

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PARTING THOUGHT(S)

Ugggggghhhhhh...

https://twitter.com/Indians/status/1161108830991917062

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