By Tiffany Williams –
This week is New England versus the Yankees with the Worcester Red Sox kicking off tonight a six-game set against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (AAA-Yankees) and the Hartford Yard Goats kicking off a six-game set against the Somerset Patriots (AA-Yankees). But woefully both New England Minor League ball clubs suffered a depressing loss. The Yard Goats loss was 1-3 but Worcester took a harder hit with a 2-10 loss just after losing 3-9 on Sunday to the Durham Bulls. In Portland,
Trading places in the North Country with the SeaWolves who played Portland last week heading over to Manchester, New Hampshire this week and the Flying Squirrels who played in Manchester, New Hampshire last week, playing this week in Portland. At Hadlock Field in Portland, Maine, the Sea Dogs opened up their six-game homestand against the Flying Squirrels with a 5-4 win in tenth. In Manchester, New Hampshire, the Fisher Cats opened up their six-game homestand with a 6-9 loss after losing Sunday 1-19 against the Flying Squirrels.
At Gillette Stadium Tuesday, the New England Patriots are gearing up for their 2022 preseason opener on Thursday Against the New York Giants. Mac Jones told the media today “I think we’re close on a lot of things. It’s just that two percent that we need to fix.” At times during practices it seems like Mac has gotten just a little frustrated and everyone has been picking up on this, even Mac says, “I care a lot about the guys around me and when I don’t produce, or we don’t produce together, sometimes it’s a little frustrating for whatever reason. It takes 11 people and if one guy doesn’t do his job, me included, then the play doesn’t work. So, we’re trying to get 11 people to do it right and do it right more consistently.” Thursday’s meeting with the Giants, is the 31st time in the preseason and 17th straight year these two teams have met. As for Bill Belichick, he was asked Tuesday about his level of confidence that his guys will be able to execute consistently in an actual game scenario on Thursday and he said, “We’ll find out Thursday. Some of these guys have never played a game in the National Football League or for us. So I don’t know. We’ll see.”