The Red Sox lose to the Orioles, 9-7, in their home opener, Craig Kimbrel and David Price talk about their poor performances, and the Celtics lose to the Hornets, 114-100.
Craig Kimbrel: ‘I’m frustrated because I went out there and beat myself’: “It was disappointing,” Kimbrel said. “David went out there and battled all day and our offense gave us a chance. I’m frustrated because I went out there and beat myself. I can’t be walking guys in that situation. Davis put a good swing on a pitch and hit it a long ways.” (The Boston Globe)
David Price says ‘one bad inning’ has been his ‘Achilles heel’: “Just execution there in that third inning,” Price said on NESN’s “Red Sox Final” after Boston’s loss. “That’s kind of been my Achilles heel having that one bad inning, and that’s all it takes in this game. It can be one bad pitch, and today it was just that one inning.” (NESN.com)
Zdeno Chara wants to stay with Bruins: ‘I want to turn this thing around’: “I obviously want to be part of this team, and I see myself being part of this team,” said Zdeno Chara, Bruins captain since arriving as a free agent in 2006-07, who is now 39 and has two years remaining on a contract that carries a $6.9-million salary cap hit. “I want to turn this thing around.” (the Providence Journal)
Brad Stevens says Celtics ‘laid an eight-minute egg’ in loss to Hornets: “We laid an eight-minute egg at the end of the second quarter, and just couldn’t overcome,” Stevens said. “We were up 38-32 and then I think they went on a 31-3 run, offense was bad, defense was bad, everything was poor, but that’s what it boiled down to. I mean, it was an eight minute – we laid an eight-minute egg. That’s the way I look at it. That’s enough against those guys when they’re shooting it like that, to really hurt you.” (WEEI.com)
David Ortiz was the proudest Papi watching his daughter sing the national anthem at Fenway: David Ortiz is already a member of the 500 home run club. He’s a member of the proud dad club, too. (Boston.com)
Red Sox paid the price for this one, a dud of a Fenway opener: It was a bad day for Price. An even worse day for Kimbrel, which made it an uncomfortable afternoon for Dombrowski. (Boston.com)