By Isaac Moore 4-19-2013
The Red Sox emotional return to Fenway will have to wait. The Boston Red Sox players and team employees have been told to stay home as the manhunt for the suspect of the Boston Marathon Bombings continues. At 3 pm, the Sox officially informed the public that it had postponed Friday’s game against the Kansas City Royals to “Support efforts of law enforcement officers.”
Clay Buchholz was scheduled to take the mound against former Rays pitcher, James Shields. Buchholz has been one of the best pitchers in baseball and has won all three of his first starts with a 0.41 ERA and 23 strikeouts. A makeup day for the game has yet to be announced.
Elsewhere in Boston, the Bruins have also announced that its game against the Pittsburgh Penguins has been postponed. Both the Bruins and Penguins cancelled their morning skates because of the city’s lockdown. But an official cancellation of the game did not come until later this afternoon. The game has been “tentatively rescheduled” for tomorrow, Saturday, April 20 at 12:30pm.
The Bruins stand nine points behind Pittsburgh in the standings. So tomorrow’s rescheduled game is very important for Boston if the team hopes to earn a higher seed before the playoffs start in a couple of weeks. Even without its best player, Sidney Crosby, the Pens are still the best team in the Eastern Conference and have won its last five games.
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