After the Red Sox' 5-0 win on Sunday, Mike Lowell was asked about whether anything had changed about his expectation that the 2010 season will be his last (a prospect that he first suggested in April). Lowell suggested that he still anticipated this season as his final one.
"I'm pretty much set in knowing what I’m going to do after this year," said Lowell. "It will be fun. It will be fun enjoying my kids."
Lowell went 1-for-3 on Sunday, and is now hitting .229 with a .685 OPS on the season. He has become an everyday contributor since the season-ending injury to Kevin Youkilis, hitting .250 with two homers, seven runs batted in and a .720 OPS in August.
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Clay Buchholz continued his second-half surge toward American League Cy Young consideration with six shutout innings and Bill Hall launched another tape measure homer over the Green Monster as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays, 5-0, Sunday at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were unable to gain ground in the playoff chase, as both the Yankees and Rays won their games.
After Blue Jays starter Shaun Marcum retired the first 12 Red Sox on the days, David Ortiz broke through with a leadoff triple in the fifth. He scored on a double by Adrian Beltre. Three batters later, Hall crushed a fastball from Marcum over the Monster and onto Lansdowne Street for his 17th of the season.
The game was delayed twice by rain, once at the start by an hour, 44 minutes and again, with two outs in the top of the third. Buchholz came out after the delay and showed little effect from the disruption, finishing his day with six shutout innings,...
Red Sox outfielder Ryan Westmoreland is set to continue his rehab with the Lowell Spinners and Greenville Drive in the coming weeks, according to Sox farm director Mike Hazen. The 20-year-old, who underwent surgery to repair a cavernous malformation of the brain stem in March, has been able to increase his baseball activities as his rehab has progressed, to the point where he has been running, throwing and taking some swings. Now, he is set to undertake those activities with Lowell (Aug. 31-Sept. 2) and Greenville (Sept. 3-6) before the end of the minor-leagues season, while also returning to the familiar team setting, which will include watching games from the dugout.
The Cubs have announced that manager Lou Piniella, originally set to retire at the end of the season, will do so following Sunday's game against the Braves.
The 66-year-old Piniella has also managed the Yankees, Reds, Mariners, and what were then the Devil Rays. He was named manager of the year three times in his career, the most recent of which came in 2008, his second season with the Cubs. His career as a manager was perhaps highlighted by the Reds' 1990 World Series victory over the Oakland Athletics.
As a player Piniella won two World Series with the Yankees. He played for the Orioles, Indians, and Royals before ending up in New York to end his career. He hit .291 with 102 homers and 766 runs batted in.
Third base coach Mike Quade will take over as manager of the Cubs starting on Monday. The 53-year-old has been a minor league manager in four different organizations. Before...
Bruins center Trent Whitfield, who spent the majority of his last season playing for Providence, has a ruptured Achilles tendon and could miss the entire year, according to SomethingsBruin.net.
In 52 games for the Providence Bruins, Whitfield scored 17 goals and added 26 assists. He played 16 games for Boston and had one assist. The 33-year-old likely was not in Claude Julien's plans for the upcoming season but the injury is certainly a case of losing depth at an important position.
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Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
Rob and Alex talk with John Farrell about all the moves the Red Sox made at the deadline, what they gave up and what they gained.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.
Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.
8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
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