NEW YORK — This wasn’t exactly how the Red Sox envisioned Drew Pomeranz’ status at this point in a pennant race.
John Farrell announced prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Yankees that Pomeranz would not be making his scheduled start Thursday due to both a sore left forearm, and having totaled more innings that any point in his career (169 1/3 innings).
Because of the combination of the two, if Pomeranz pitches again this season it will be as a reliever. Henry Owens will be making the Thursday start for the Red Sox.
“He’s come out of his last start a little more sore,” Farrell said. “There’s been additional need for recovery time. The total number of innings pitched. There’s been a combination of factors. He is not shut down, but he is not starting Thursday. We need to get him on a mound hopefully by the end of the week to determine a bullpen role going forward.”...
More optimism from the Patriots and their quarterback situation.
New England is “all but certain” to have Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett for this Sunday’s game against the Bills, and if “[one] or both” were not available for Sunday, it would be an “upset,” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter notes that the team did not have any quarterbacks in for workouts this week, as well as the fact that both Garoppolo and Brissett were on the practice field on Tuesday.
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FOXBORO — It’s been three weeks of regular season games with the new kickoff rules where touchbacks go out to the 25-yard line, not the 20-yard line, and it’s apparent it’s changed the Patriots’ approach.
In the first three games of last season, Stephen Gostkowski had 18 touchbacks in 24 attempts (75 percent). In the first three games this season, he has 12 touchbacks in 18 attempts (66 percent). While it’s only a nine percent difference, it’s worth noting the Patriots have been involved in two blowout games (up 31-3 over Miami and beat Houston 27-0), so the numbers might have been even more different if those games were more competitive.
“It’s still three weeks in, it’s hard to get a feel for it. I just do what I am told,” Gostkowski said. “There are some times where I...
Bill Belichick was mic’d up for last Thursday’s win over the Texans, and the results will air Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Showtime’s “Inside The NFL.”
Belichick has a longstanding appreciation for “NFL Films” — when he’s collaborated with them in the past, it has produced many memorable moments. With New England’s dramatic 27-0 shutout of the Texans, along with the fact that it was the first game back at Gillette for veteran defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and the first career start for rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett, it promises to be an entertaining show.
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FOXBORO — It looks like the Patriots won’t have to bring in another quarterback after all.
Both Jimmy Garoppolo (right shoulder) and Jacoby Brissett (right thumb) were present at the start of Patriots practice on Tuesday. Brissett had his right thumb taped and Garoppolo didn’t show any sign of a brace on his shoulder, but the team was in full pads.
The media only got to see stretching, so there was no sign of either throwing a football.
All Patriots players were present, including new defensive lineman John Hughes and new practice squad wide receiver Da’Ron Brown, who were both officially signed on Tuesday morning.
After missing the last two games, Dont’a Hightower was present, which could be a good sign for his availability on Sunday.
Tight end A.J. Derby wore a black jersey...
We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday
Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, who is in line to serve as the team's No. 1 starter heading into the postseason. Porcello offers insight in terms of how previous playoff experiences have shaped him heading into this October, while going into detail how he plans on preparing for these starts. The righty also talks about an interesting change he made this season on days he doesn't pitch.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Pete, Gerry and Kirk talked with Mike Lombardi and Kirk loves John Krasinski more than Curtis.
Chris Russo on Tom Brady's suspension and Tony Mazz wrote a love letter to David Ortiz.
Pete "randomly" takes callers who think he is doing a great job and Headlines with Kirk.
This week's edition of the WEEI whiner line
Glenn and Lou break down the latest Find Mass Money commercial from Fauria and discover something oddly similar to another famous ad campaign. The guys also discuss the Pats match up vs. the Buffalo Bills, and what the keys to the game will be
Glenn, Lou, and Christian speculate what this weekends retirement ceremony will contain for David Ortiz. They talk about the Dodgers send off of Vin Scully, and his stirring rendition of "wind beneath my wings"
The playmaker is back with Dale and Holley with Thornton previewing Patriots/Bills, plus an amazing answer on whether he'd still play football knowing the risks that are known nowadays.
With David Ortiz's final regular season games this weekend, we look at four of his most iconic regular season moments.
Hours 3 and 4 consisted mostly of Patriots/Bills discussion.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
The guys talk about the latest scandal in English soccer, the recent Champions League game, and the best young players in Europe.
After a snoozer on Thursday night and a sizeable series of rants and musing about chimpanzees being more qualified to run the NFL than Roger Goddell, Steriods and Donald Trump the boys get to solid starts and year to date over-performers in this week’s podcast. Kirk Cousins, Brock Osweiler & the woes of Ryan Fitzpatrick add to early segment nonsense. Then it’s onto the meat of the show featuring conversation about the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, LeGarette Blount, Jordan Howard (play him), Terrelle Pryor (fool’s gold?) and 4 great starts at Tight End. Enjoy the madness and come back to WEEI on Sunday at 8am for the full Fantasy Football meal. All 4 courses!
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