David Ortiz has earned a night off.
The Red Sox DH, originally penciled in for the entire Yankees series, will skip Sunday’s finale to rest up for a four-game series with the Orioles that starts on Monday. He served as honorary captain at the Patriots-Dolphins game in Foxboro on Sunday afternoon.
“When I talked with David after Friday night’s game, in large part because of the number of times he was on base and the extent to which he ran, with a quick turnaround on Saturday, we talked about the upcoming two days — yesterday and today,” manager John Farrell said. “With the late-night arrival, likely four right-handed starters in Baltimore, felt like this was the day to give him down.”
Ortiz leads the league in doubles with 47, a feat Farrell considers even more impressive than his 34 homers.
“I would say, yes,” Farrell said. “Fortunately here, I don’t know how many...
FOXBORO — While the Patriots picked up their second win of the season Sunday, it certainly wasn’t the team’s best effort.
Following losing Jimmy Garoppolo in the second quarter with the Patriots leading 21-0, the Patriots barely hung on for a 31-24 win as the Dolphins scored 21 points in the second half and even had the ball in the closing seconds with a chance to tie the game.
“We need to play better on defense, obviously,” Bill Belichick said. “It goes without saying. Coach better, play better.”
Besides allowing 21 points (24 unanswered going back to the end of the first half), the Patriots defense allowed 310 total yards, 16 first downs and allowed Ryan Tannehill to go 22-for-27 with 273 yards and two touchdowns in the second half alone.
It was the fourth straight game Tannehill has...
FOXBORO — Life in the NFL is to expect the unexpected, and rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett experienced that Sunday aftrernoon.
After starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was injured in the second quarter against the Dolphins, in came Brissett, who has only been an NFL quarterback for a few short months and got limited reps in the preseason with Garoppolo and Tom Brady also seeing time.
Brissett handled things about as well as he could, as the Patriots held on for a 31-24 win in the home opener. The NC State product went 6-for-9 passing for 92 yards. He also ran for 12 yards on four carries.
“He came in and he handled it well,” wide receiver Julian Edelman said. “He’s a baby and it’s just funny to see him in the huddle on stuff. I’m proud of him. He handled it real well. He made calls. He...
There is better news on quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.
According to multiple reports (first reported by CSNNE’s Tom E. Curran), Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins. The quarterback will not play in Thursday’s game against the Texans, but could return for Week 4 against the Bills.
Tom Brady will be back in Week 5, so really the next two games are the ones that matter most for Garoppolo.
The quarterback was injured in the second quarter of Sunday’s 31-24 win over the Dolphins when his right shoulder was pinned into the turf after taking a hit. After squatting down for several minutes on the field...
What did Tom Brady do to celebrate the Patriots’ win over the Dolphins Sunday? He published his own game story in his own newspaper … sort of.
“Dolphins Sent Home” was the headline on Brady’s Facebook post, also known as the “TB Times.” It was the second edition of the publication, with the initial foray coming following the Pats’ Week 1 win.
(The players Brady chose to highlight in his post were Cameron Fleming, Jimmy Garoppolo and Devin McCourty.)
Tom Brady responds to the Pats win on Facebook. pic.twitter.com/sK4LohC2aA
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Glenn, Fred and Butch break down the Patriots' destruction of Houston, with big praise for the defense and 3rd string QB Jacoby Brissett.
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.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the Red Sox first baseman, who hit his 29th home run as the Sox finished a four-game sweep of the Orioles.
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.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
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.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
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