Jed Lowrie flew to Arizona Saturday afternoon to get yet another opinion on his injured left wrist. "The more information the better," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona prior to his team's game against the Orioles, Saturday night at Fenway Park. "I think he may be getting a little bit ahead of himself (regarding talking about getting surgery)." ...
In other news, pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a mild strain in his right shoulder will get treatment the next few days to get rid of the inflammation before starting a strengthening program. When he is ready, he will move on to a throwing program. There is no timetable for the pitcher's return, as the Sox don't want calendar dates to impede the goal of "getting him back healthy and staying productive."
Francona also said Kevin Youkilis, who was hit in the helmet with a Danys Baez fastball Friday night, is OK.
Julio Lugo got six at-bats in a minor league game in Fort Myers Saturday, playing four innings at shortstop. Mark Kotsay also had three at-bats, hitting a double while experiencing normal muscle stiffness.
John Smoltz also threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session in Fort Myers. The pitcher will throw either another bullpen or batting practice session before participating in a two-inning game. Francona and pitching coach John Farrell will talk with Smoltz on Monday to determine the next step. "Obviously," Francona said of a pitcher who hasn't faced hitters since last June, "there is some rust."
We check in with Big Vince on a Patriots Monday. Vince sounds like he's fighting a cold but swears he'll be good to go come Sunday. Vince tells Dale and Holley that their defense will have to be better if they expect to keep winning, especially against the ground game.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Dr Nick Leung for the Newton Wellesley Orthopedics Association joins Ben to talk about Rajon Rondo's broken hand.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
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The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
We check in with NESN's Jack Edwards for a Bruins-Canadiens preview, live from French-Quebec.
Pierre McGuire joins MFB to analyze last night's Bruins-Red Wings game and preview tonight's game against the Canadiens. Pierre also offers his take on fighting in the NHL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the sentencing of Pistorious.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.
Rodney talked about the Patriots difficult schedule ahead, Brandon Marshall being a leader for the Chicago Bears, Brandon Browner needing to get more playing time, and throws in his two cents about Peyton Manning being considered a "choke artist" if he doesn't win another ring.
The heart of the schedule is afoot, and Christian thinks the Pats could go 2-4 over this stretch or possibly even 1-5.
Christian talks about his Top 5 coaches in the NFL.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
On this edition of Breaking Balls, Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss their producers' performance and take the Proust Questionnaire.
This week Pete gives the listeners a brief, but enthusiastic history lesson the ineptitude of the New York Jets. They also help you set your final rosters for your Week 7 fantasy teams.
Tom Brady discussed Peyton's record breaking night.More from this show
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