The umpires didn’t cost the Red Sox Thursday’s ballyhooed matinee with the Tigers. Their bullpen did.
But that didn’t stop the Sox from steaming over a peculiar play that didn’t go their way in the second inning.
With one out and J.D. Martinez on first, Casey McGehee sent a sinking liner to center, where Jackie Bradley dove in vain. The ball ticked off his glove and rolled under him. First base umpire Jerry Layne, however, signaled catch, so Martinez reversed field halfway to third and retraced his steps back to first.
Meanwhile, McGehee passed him on the bases before first baseman Hanley Ramirez tagged both. The Tigers challenged the ruling of catch, and also argued that Martinez should be awarded third, since he was running on the play and only returned to first because of an incorrect call.
The umpires eventually agreed after a replay review, putting runners on the corners with one out. Jarrod...
FOXBORO — The Patriots now might also be without a starter on the defensive side of the ball to start the season.
According to Doug Kyed of NESN.com, defensive tackle Alan Branch has informed Patriots teammates that he’s been suspended. ESPN’s Mike Reiss adds that the suspension is team-related and not associated with the NFL.
Branch was expected to anchor the middle of the Patriots defensive line, along with Terrance Knighton and second-year Texas product Malcom Brown.
Branch signed a 1-year deal on Oct. 21, 2014 with the Patriots. The team officially announced the signing eight days later.
Branch became an important part of the Patriots interior line with Vince Wilfork. He helped the Patriots stabilize their run defense on the way to a Super Bowl XLIX win over the Seahawks.
Branch is in...
FOXBORO — The weather should be ideal as Tom Brady is expected to start in the second preseason game as he makes his final Gillette Stadium appearance before Week 6 against Cincinnati.
The forecast is calling for clear skies and 79 degrees for the 8 p.m. kickoff at Gillette. There’s no rain in the forecast with only a slight breeze out of the south at 5 MPH.
While there will be a relative humidity of 50 percent, it will be far more comfortable than this week’s joint practices of Monday and Tuesday and last Thursday night against the Saints.
Brady, who will be suspended for the first four games of the season by the NFL, did not play a single snap against the Saints in the preseason opener last Thursday against the Saints.
Brady has looked sharp in training camp, getting the most out of reps with both the first and...
For an August 18th game against two non-division teams, so many question marks surrounded Thursday’s matinee vs. the Tigers. How would the Red Sox perform on short rest? Why wouldn’t the Tigers move the start time? Would Clay Buchholz implode again?
It turns out we should’ve been asking a different question: Will the bullpen show up?
The answer to that one was unfortunately no, and the Red Sox suffered one of their toughest losses of the season as a result, blowing a 3-1 lead in the eighth en route to a 4-3 loss.
This one falls largely on reliever Junichi Tazawa, who was summoned to protect a 3-1 lead, but allowed three hits without retiring a batter. He left with runners on the corners and no outs and sidearmer Brad Ziegler nearly escaped with the game still tied before walking in the go-ahead run.
The latest bullpen collapse ruined an otherwise inspiring effort. Fresh off the bereavement list, first baseman...
This year’s botched Hall of Fame game could have some interesting ramifications for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti has apparently taken on a suit on behalf of all customers who attended the cancelled game. Avenatti has made a settlement offer for fans who are attempting to get their money back after the game was called off. However, the offer was apparently rejected out of hand by the league.
As a result, Avenatti will continue with his litigation against Goodell and the league. According to Pro Football Talk, he has sent a letter to the commissioner and Hall of Fame president David Baker advising them to preserve...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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 Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
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.
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.
Gerry, Kirk, and Mut take NY Giants coach Ben McAdoo and SI writer Peter King to task for not addressing the Josh Brown domestic violence story.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut discuss the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick pressers from Tuesday and whether they reveal signs of a rift between the coach and QB.
NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?
Now that center Bryan Stork has been cut, should we be concerned with the Patriots O-Line? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the Patriots O-Line and how Jimmy G will handle it in the first 4 weeks.
Sam Kennedy of the Red Sox calls in to talk to the guys about the proposed renovations at Fenway Park and if Jonathan Papelbon will ever sign.
We check in with the red hot rook of the Red Sox live from Tampa and talk to him about his first experiences in the big leagues.
We check in with John Farrell from Tampa for our weekly feature as the red hot Red Sox look to keep it going for two more wins at the Trop.
In honor of the announcement that the Sox will be among the team's at Tim Tebow's workout next week, we look at four pro athletes who tried their hand in a second sport and it didn't work out too well for them.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.More from this show
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Gerry, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.More from this show