Here’s a look at the action in the Red Sox farm system on Wednesday.
TRIPLE-A PAWTUCKET RED SOX (11-8): Off day. Next game is Thursday night at Syracuse.
DOUBLE-A PORTLAND SEA DOGS (6-15): L, 6-0, at Binghamton (Mets)
— The Mets scored four runs in the first inning off Portland starter Ty Buttrey and never looked back. Only one run of the four was earned. Buttrey went 2 2/3 innings and allowed four runs (one earned) on four hits, while walking two and striking out one. He fell to 0-4 on the season.
— In relief of Buttrey, Heri Quevedo went 3 1/3 innings and allowed only one run on two hits. Williams Jerez tossed a scoreless seventh and Rob Wort allowed an unearned run in the eighth.
— At the plate, the Sea Dogs couldn’t get anything going as they finished with just four hits as a team and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Of the four hits, three came from...
THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Braves at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. (NESN, MLB Network; WEEI-FM) MLB: Athletics at Tigers, 1:10 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Marlins at Dodgers, 10:10 p.m. (MLB Network) NBA playoffs: Hawks at Celtics, 7 p.m. (CSNNE, TNT) NHL playoffs: Ducks at Predators, 8 p.m. (CNBC) NFL: Draft, 8 p.m. (ESPN, NFL Network) Soccer: UEFA Europa, Liverpool at Villareal, 3 p.m. (FS1)
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Steven Wright continues to be the most consistent starter in the Red Sox rotation.
The knuckleballer was in control once again on Wednesday night, keeping the Red Sox in the drivers seat in a game they would go on to win, 9-4 over the lowly Braves.
The Red Sox have now won the first three games of the series and will go for the sweep Thursday night.
In his longest outing of the season, Wright went seven strong innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits. Wright has now had a quality start in all four of his outings this season, the only Red Sox pitcher to do so.
“For me, I just try to stay under control,” Wright said following the outing. “I just try to throw quality pitches over the plate. When you’ve got a defense like we have, and we have the potential to keep, it makes it easier for me to just to throw the pitch over the plate, because if they put it in play there’s a pretty good chance it...
On Monday, the Second Circuit of Appeals court reinstated Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate. Since Monday it has been reported the Patriots have more support across the league than ever, some saying they have been railroaded.
Commissioner Roger Goodell went on ‘The Herd’ with Colin Cowherd Wednesday and was asked if he would ever consider reducing the suspension if owners across the league suggested it.
“We’ve had these discussions,” Goodell said. “This was an issue just about a year ago I think right after I left the draft. When we make these decisions it’s with a tremendous amount of thought and a tremendous amount of...
Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski checked in with Ordway, Merloni & Fauria on Wednesday to talk about the latest with the Red Sox, especially manager John Farrell. To hear the interview, go to the OM&F audio on demand page.
Many in the media have been heavily critical of Farrell over the first 20 games of the season, questioning a number of decisions he’s made within each game. Dombrowski offered his support for the Red Sox manager.
“I think that John Farrell has done a fine job for us,” Dombrowski said. “I think he is a good manager. I think people that spend time micromanaging moves usually are the ones that are going to micromanage any manager’s moves. … I think John Farrell has done a fine job managing this team. I think he has done a good job managing this team. I think he is a good manager and we...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Gary Tanguay and Kirk Minihane start the program without Dennis and Callahan. Gary quickly ticks off Kirk by leading the show in too many directions. The guys settle in talking about Ted Cruz pulling out of the GOP race and Donald Trump's chances to win the presidency.
Mayor Marty Walsh is promoting equal rights for transgenders at City Hall. A woman was struck and killed by a Duck Boat. Bernie Sanders wants free tuition for all public colleges.
A 19 year old football player, in Mesa, Arizona, is facing 69 counts of indecent exposure, for showing his genitalia in his team photo with the football team.
Hanley Ramirez hasn't been hitting and Red Sox fans are just fine with it.
Pablo Sandoval is scheduled for shoulder surgery. What does this mean for his season and his future with the Red Sox?
The guys start the show discussing David Price's not great start to the year.
We discuss Pablo's surgery, rumors of weight loss and a renewed focus, and ultimately if the Red Sox will be able to get anything from Pablo, be in on the field or via trade.
We discuss the missed call to close out the Spurs-OKC game last night and it ultimately spins into a conversation about which league does the best job of refereeing their games.
We close out the Dale and Holley show with the best soundbites of the day.
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
This week we are joined by Jon Albanese, manger of Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio and talk about golf returning to the Olympics, Tiger Woods and more. We also look back at the Zurich Classic and preview Wells Fargo Championship.
SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
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Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the reports surrounding Prince and his drug use.More from this show
Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.More from this show
Glenn, Lou and Christian (and ESPN) react to the news that Tom Brady will be suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season.More from this show