Red Sox starter John Lackey retired the first eight batters he faced Monday but ended up allowing five runs over 6 2/3 innings in the team's 9-6 loss to the Indians. He struck out three of the first six Cleveland batters to come to the plate, and said after the game that his five earned runs were too many given how well he was going.
"I felt really strong. I started off well. My arm felt good, and I was locating well, really established in pretty well on some left-handers," Lackey said. "I made a couple of mistakes early on that kind of cost me. I felt like I had better stuff and felt better than to give up that many runs, for sure."
Lackey did not factor into the decision Monday, though he had opportunities to better position himself for his 10th win. He relinquished a pair of leads over the course of the game, allowing a Michael Brantley RBI double in the top of the third to tie the game at one and later allowing...
Asdrubal Cabrera hit a pair of two-run home runs - including the go-ahead blast off Daniel Bard - to lead the Indians to a 9-6 win over the Red Sox Monday night at Fenway in the opener of a four-game series at Fenway Park. Jason Kipnis also starred for the Indians with a single, double and solo homer in the ninth. With the Yankees beating the White Sox, 3-2, Monday in Chicago, the Red Sox lead in the AL East is down to one game.
After retiring the first eight batters he faced, Sox starter John Lackey was spotty, giving up five runs and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. He surrendered back-to-back homers to Cabrera and Travis Hafner in Cleveland's three-run sixth as the Indians took a 5-3 lead into the bottom of the sixth.
But the Red Sox rallied when Jarrod Saltalamacchia belted a two-run broken bat homer down the right field line. Saltalamacchia got a good swing and as he did, part of his bat splintered down the first base line....
The Patriots have released quarterback Jonathan Crompton, according to a league source. Crompton, a 6-foot-4, 228-pounder who was signed to the Patriots practice squad last November, has not taken a snap in a game for New England. A fifth-round pick of the Chargers in 2010 out of Tennessee, he threw for 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns as a senior with the Vols. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Late Monday afternoon, the Patriots have announced the practice schedule for Tuesday and Wednesday, with a 1:30-4:30 practice on Tuesday afternoon on the fields behind Gillette Stadium and a 6:30-9 p.m. practice on Wednesday inside Gillette Stadium for season ticket holders only. For more updates, check out weei.com/patriots.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced Monday that newly-acquired lefty Erik Bedard will make his Red Sox debut on Thursday in the series finale against the Indians at Fenway Park.
"Bedard will pitch Thursday," Francona said. "That way we can back up Lester and give him an extra day. So everybody slides back a day. We don't have a day off till we leave and go to Seattle. Up to that point, we'll stick with six starters."
Francona added that he will have Andrew Miller in the bullpen on Thursday to back up Bedard, who just came off the disabled list after a knee injury. Bedard, who is 4-7 with a 3.45 ERA, lasted just 1 1/3 innings, allowing three hits and five earned runs last Friday in a start against Tampa Bay. He walked four and struck out just two in his first start since late June. For that reason, Francona said he will go with Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Tim Wakefield, John Lackey, Andrew Miller and Bedard in the...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
The top stories of the day.
Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.
Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann
Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
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