Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced after Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Yankees that the team will go with six starting pitchers out of the All-Star break, starting Friday night in St. Petersburg, Fla., against the Rays.
The trio of Franklin Morales, Clay Buchholz and Josh Beckett will face Tampa Bay while Aaron Cook, Jon Lester and Felix Doubront will start against the White Sox in the return of Kevin Youkilis to Fenway Park.
For Buchholz, it will be his first start since June 19 against the Marlins.
Playing through soreness in his right shoulder, Derek Jeter collected three hits and overcame an embarrassing gaffe in the field as the Yankees wore down Red Sox starter Jon Lester in a 7-3 win Sunday night at Fenway Park. As a result, the Red Sox head into the All-Star break at .500 (43-43), losing 6-of-7 and 8-of-11 heading into the four-day break. It's their worst mark at the break since the 1997 team was 38-48. New sensation Pedro Ciriaco had three more hits for the Red Sox, who are in a last-place tie with the Blue Jays in the AL East, nine games behind the Yankees, who own baseball's best mark at 52-33.
Lester continued the troubling trend of first-inning problems for Red Sox starters in the series, giving up two runs, including hits to the first three batters he faced. He could've gotten out of the inning with only one run scoring when Nick Swisher grounded to Mauro Gomez with the bases loaded and one out. Gomez stepped on third for the...
Adrian Gonzalez, who has played in all 86 games before the All-Star break, left Sunday night's game after two innings due to an "illness," according to the Red Sox. Gonzalez was replaced at first base by Mauro Gomez, who moved over from third base while Nick Punto entered the game at third, making him the Red Sox cleanup hitter behind David Ortiz for the rest of the game.
Gonzalez struck out swinging in the first inning and did not return to the plate, thus ending his hitting streak at a career-high 18 games.
KANSAS CITY -- Shortstop Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a single in the All-Star Futures Game, while High-A Salem Red Sox teammate Matt Barnes recorded the final two outs of the game on two pitches, as both took part in a midsummer showcase for the top talent in the minor leagues.
For his part, Bogaerts said that he fulfilled his goal in collecting a hit in the contest, delivering it in the third inning against top Mariners pitching prospect Danny Hultzen, staying on an 83 mph changeup away and delivering a soft liner to left for a single.
"I got a hit, so I'm pretty happy," said the 19-year-old, who served as designated hitter for the World team. "I'm excited to get one in a big game like this."
Barnes was the 10th and final pitcher for the U.S. team. He threw just two pitches, both 95 mph fastballs, eliciting one soft liner to shortstop by Padres catcher Ali Solis and then getting A's infielder Chih-Fang Pan to...
Despite a first half in which the Red Sox won just 43 of their first 85 games, falling 8 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the American League East, manager Bobby Valentine said before Sunday's series finale that New York is still in the club's sights in the second half.
“Anybody’s catchable," Valentine said. "We haven’t seen them for a long time. Last couple of nights, their offense is good. [They’re] veteran, healthy … but they’re catchable.”
Valentine did admit that in order for the Red Sox, or anyone else in the division for that matter, to keep pace, the Yankees would have to slip a little and come back to the pack. The Yankees entered Sunday's game with the best record in baseball at 51-33, good for a .607 winning percentage.
“They’ll have to come back a little," Valentine added. "When you consider 20 percent of our games are against them, we could have a...
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 discuss the one game suspension for domestic violence for Giants kicker Josh Brown, and the can of worms it has opened up for the league with it's inconsistent suspensions, many for the same acts.
Sox talk with Dale, Thornton and Tom E Curran as game 2 in Tampa comes up tonight.
We discuss Brady's return to camp from his four day absence and what exactly people want Brady to do as far as mentoring Jimmy Garoppolo. Is he expected to always be by his side?
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!
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