Sporting a fastball that frequently touched 94 mph on the center-field scoreboard (topping out at 95 mph), Jon Papelbon blew away the Twins in the first three innings, yielding just one hit while striking out five.
Another Manny moment: Sox win
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox starter Jon Papelbon said he kept his adrenaline "in check" Sunday in his major league debut, even as he earned a standing ovation when he struck out two batters in the first inning.
Former MSU closer Papelbon makes first major league start
Starkville Daily News
ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves placed former Mississippi State star Jay Powell on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, a day after the reliever broke his right arm throwing a pitch in the ninth inning.
Elbow fracture sidelines former Mississippi State star
PEARL - The scene was sickening even if you don't know Jay Powell. Even if you don't know what a pleasant, thoughtful person he is. Even if you don't know how hard and how long he has worked to come back from more injuries than any athlete should have to endure.
Powell's plight just 'a crying shame'
The Clarion Ledger
HOOVER, Ala. - Ole Miss and Mississippi State will not have to deal with great expectations in SEC football in 2005.
All in the attitude?
The Sun Herald
Mississippi State coach Sylvester Croom has two SEC Media Days appearances under his belt. Each year, he left those in attendance asking themselves how Alabama could have passed up a chance to hire him.
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