Morning Sox Stuffers 5/4/2011: On Francisco Liriano's No-No And Choo's DUI

Three aces up, three aces down as the Red Sox get back on a roll.

Back In Boston


David Ortiz: Fenway effect on Adrian Gonzalez unclear -- Scott Lauber, Boston Herald

Adrian savors first Fenway Park home run -- Ian Browne,

For Lester, it's finders, keepers -- Gordon Edes, ESPN

Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia have left injury concerns in rear-view mirror -- Rob Bradford, WEEI

Dustin Pedroia threatens to kill Terry Francona. In a nice way. -- Alex Speier, WEEI

And Francona is open to being talked out of resting the 2008 AL MVP, even when he has little to no success against an opposing starter.

"I was thinking about it the other day, and he said he was going to kill me. There was an adjective in front of it," said Francona. 

Fenway Run-Ons In Recent (Youtube) Memory -- Jon Bois, Baseball Nation

Class AA Trenton honors Hale -- Peter Abraham, Boston Globe

Not sure how I feel about having a Yankee honoree on the bench, even if they were an affiliate of the Sox at the time. No, seriously though, kudos to Hale.

Around the AL East


Tigers 4, Yankees 2 -- JScape2000, Pinstripe Alley

Everything going wrong in one game? See: the entire Red Sox season to date. 

Royals 6, Orioles 5 -- Eat More Esskay, Camden Chat

Orioles pondering a Kevin Millwood return -- Brittany Ghiroli,

Millwood IS the AL East at this point.

The view from the other side -- Tom Dakers, Bluebird Banter

Rays DFA Felipe Lopez to Make Room for Evan Longoria -- Steve Slowinski, DRaysBay

Rays 3, Jays 2 -- Sandy Kazmir, DRaysBay

Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada: Difficult To Watch Thus Far -- Ed Valentine, SB Nation New York



MLB In General


Fransisco Liriano Throws No Hitter -- Adam Peterson, Twinkie Town


Francisco Liriano No-Hitter Among Least Impressive In Baseball History -- Jeff Sullivan, Baseball Nation

Jeff Sullivan: Buzzkiller 

The Average No. 1 Overall Pick -- Sam Miller, The Score

Baseball's DUI Problem -- Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports

It's getting kind of crazy this year, and Rosenthal makes a good point. Whitewashing the drug-related action most likely to actually harm another person is a pretty weak move on the MLB's part.

Cascade Failure -- ColinTJ, South Side Sox

Given the Red Sox' issues with slumps, this seemed a worthwhile and relevant read.

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