The Red Sox continued their downward spiral in a 7-1 blowout loss to the A's on Saturday night, the team's fifth straight defeat to start a nine-game West Coast swing. With the loss, the Sox fell to 62-72, the first time that the club has been 10 games under .500 since July 17, 1997, when the team was 42-52.
The Sox managed just one run and three hits over seven innings against Oakland starter A.J. Griffin. Indeed, Griffin had a no-hitter through 4 2/3 innings before Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia bunted for a single. The Sox have now scored just eight runs in their last four games and 13 over their five-game roadtrip. Dustin Pedroia delivered the Sox' only run of the game with an RBI single in the sixth, extending his hitting streak to 12 games with his 1-for-4 effort.
That lone run, however, came too late to matter for the Sox. Coco Crisp gave the A's a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first by launching a leadoff homer to left against Sox...
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine offered reporters in Oakland a puzzling explanation of a lineup on Saturday night in Oakland that featured outfielder Scott Podsednik in the third slot of the batting order for the first time in his career.
"Just a mistake," Valentine said in response to his deployment of Podsednik. "Is that what it says on the lineup? What the [expletive]? Switch it up. Who knows? Maybe it will look good. I haven’t seen it."
Valentine's Sox entered Saturday with a 62-71 record, good for a .466 winning percentage that is tied for the third worst of any team he's managed from the first day of spring training.
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CHESTNUT HILL -- True freshman Duke Johnson had touchdown runs of 54 and 56 yards and Boston College lost two of four fumbles as the Miami Hurricanes beat the Eagles, 41-32, Saturday at Alumni Stadium in the ACC and season opener for both teams. Johnson, a standout high school running back heavily recruited by Alabama, finished the day with 135 yards on just seven carries. Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig threw for 441 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.
Rettig got off to a blazing start, leading the Eagles on scoring drives of 75 and 70 yards on the opening two possessions of the game. Andre Williams capped the first scoring drive of the day with a four-yard TD run. Rettig connected with Jake Sinkovec on a short pass out in the flat that Sinkovec turned into a 15-yard touchdown. The score put the Eagles up, 14-0.
But the Hurricanes responded with a 1-yard run from Eduardo Clements that pulled the Hurricanes within seven, 14-7,...
The Patriots on Saturday acquired wide receiver Greg Salas in a trade with St. Louis for an undisclosed future draft pick, claimed offensive lineman Matt Tennant off waivers from New Orleans and released veteran linebacker Bobby Carpenter. In addition, the team announced the signing of seven players to the practice squad: offensive lineman Thomas Austin, fullback/running back Eric Kettani, wide receiver Sam Kirkland, offensive lineman Matt Kopa, tight end Alex Silvestro, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian and defensive back Malcolm Williams.
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With the major league roster limit expanding from 25 to 40 for Sept. 1, the Red Sox are set to add left-hander Rich Hill to the big league roster as their only immediate call-up. With Triple-A Pawtucket likely to reach the International League playoffs, the Red Sox appear to be waiting until the PawSox' season ends before making further roster additions.
Hill is 1-0 with a 2.63 ERA in 17 big league appearances this year, having returned at the end of April just under 11 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery. However, he was placed on the DL in early June due to a strained flexor tendon in his left forearm. He remained out until August, but performed well over three stops (the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League, Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket), allowing one hit and striking out five over five scoreless innings and appearances with the PawSox.
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Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut talked about Phil Simms and the Pats win in Pittsburgh and heard from a crazed Mad Dog.More from this show
The guys talked about the fallout from Roger Goodell's handling of Josh Brown's domestic violence problems.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter talked about Tom Brady's comments regarding domestic abuse and reacted to Rashad Jennings continued support of Josh Brown.More from this show