Red Sox pitcher Boof Bonser got shelled in his second rehab outing for Triple-A Pawtucket, allowing nine runs in two innings. He allowed five hits (including a homer), three walks and hit a batter, throwing just 22 of his 47 pitches for strikes.
After the performance, Bonser told reporters that he experienced shoulder stiffness that worsened both by virtue of cool weather and a long top of bottom of the first inning by his team.
"The thing seized up on me and all heck broke loose," Bonser told reporters. "When you only go two innings and your shoulder feels like crap, especially coming off surgery, it’s not a great day. Put it that way."
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said on a conference call after the NHL Draft Drawing on Tuesday night that the Boston will draft either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin, the top two ranked forwards in the NHL Entry Draft with the No. 2 overall pick in June. Chiarelli said that there is no probability that the team will trade the pick and would be very happy to take whichever player the Edmonton Oilers do not take with the first overall pick. Chiarelli said that it will be a matter of putting each player through workouts in the combine and bringing them in for interviews.
"I am excited to get that pick. It means that we are going to get an impactful offensive forward. As far as our preference right now we are undecided, still assessing it. We are going to get either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin who are both very good offensive forwards," Chiareli said. "They are so close that I would be very, very content with the other one....
The Bruins landed the second pick in this year's NHL Draft at Tuesday's draft lottery. Boston, which acquired the pick from Toronto in a trade that sent Phil Kessel to the Leafs, will pick behind Edmonton, which landed the top overall selection. (The Bruins had a 60.8 percent chance of retaining their top-two selection.) The draft will take place on June 25 in Los Angeles. For more Bruins news, check out the Big, Bad Blog.
The Bruins announced on Tuesday that they have recalled four players from Providence to serve as Black Aces, minor league players who will be eligible to train during the NHL playoffs in fill in roster spots if needed. Forwards Drew Larman, Maxim Sauve, and Mikko Lehtonen along with goaltender Dany Sabourin will join forward Zach Hamill to train in Providence as Boston opens up the Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday. All five will be available to participate in Bruins practices and be available for roster spots through the postseason.
For more Bruins news, visit the Big Bad Blog.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
It's a baseball round table from the winter meetings in Orlando, Rob Bradford talks with Ian Browne, Scott Lauber, Tim Britton, and Jason Mastrodonato.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Shawn Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
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