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Tim Britton

Red Sox Beat Writer

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The Takeaway: John Lackey adjusts game plan to stymie Yankees

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - "It's just a shame," A.J. Pierzynski said. "We're talking about a guy that got ejected in the second inning instead of the performance of John Lackey." Yes, while the excitement on Wednesday night surrounded that second-inning ejection of Michael Pineda, the larger-picture significance from a Red Sox perspective was the outing by their own starter, Lackey.
The Takeaway focuses on the adjustment John Lackey made to get back on track: bit.ly/1lHjnau

Secretive policies of Route 195 Redevelopment District Commission seen as ‘excessive’

providencejournal.com — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Route 195 Redevelopment District Commission's policy not to identify developers who propose buying public land is more secretive than policies of other state agencies. On Monday, the commission voted unanimously to keep confidential the names of all proposed developers who respond on its May 1 deadline.

Steely Dan to play PPAC Sept. 7

providencejournal.com — PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Steely Dan, led by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, will perform at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Sept. 7. The band is known for its sophisticated, jazz-influenced arrangements and clever lyrics in songs such as "Hey Nineteen," "Reelin' in the Years" and "Rikki Don't Lose That Number."

Red Sox 5, Yankees 1: Michael Pineda ejected while John Lackey shines for Boston

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - The intensity had waned. The animosity between both sides had extinguished, replaced by a mutual and hard-won respect. Prior to Boston's 5-1 win on Wednesday night, the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry felt dormant. And then the cameras focused on a shiny spot on Michael Pineda's neck, and then John Farrell emerged from the Red Sox dugout.
Complete postgame reaction, to Pineda, to Lackey, to baseball decorum: bit.ly/Pv1zVe
Pineda's ejection is the headliner, but John Lackey was the star Wednesday: bit.ly/Pv1zVe

Red Sox option Daniel Nava, call up Alex Wilson

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - Less than a month into the season, Daniel Nava has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Right-hander Alex Wilson was called up, likely for a one-day stint in the bullpen before Shane Victorino is activated on Thursday.
RT @TimBritton: With the help of @brianmacp, some terrific insight on Daniel Nava from a guy who knows, Will Middlebrooks: bit.ly/1np5Fg9
With the help of @brianmacp, some terrific insight on Daniel Nava from a guy who knows, Will Middlebrooks: bit.ly/1np5Fg9

Michael Pineda ejected for using pine tar

providencejournal.com — BOSTON - Well now, the Red Sox and Yankees have something to argue about. New York starter Michael Pineda was ejected on Wednesday night for the use of a foreign substance - pine tar - on the ball.

PawSox know Rochester very well - and vice versa

providencejournal.com — PAWTUCKET - Scouting reports almost are nonexistent for hitters in the lower levels of the minor leagues. Only the most skeleton reports are available for hitters as they try to learn what they can expect from an opposing pitcher. That begins to change at the upper levels.
Bryce Brentz on facing Twins affiliates like Rochester: "Their catchers know my swing better than I know it." bit.ly/1f7XBhq