According to a major league source, the Red Sox will call up Junichi Tazawa prior to Tuesday's contest against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tazawa has not thrown a pitch in the major leagues in more than two years, having last pitched for the Red Sox in a big league contest on Sept. 4, 2009.
The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2010 and missed all of last season. This season, he began the year in extended spring training before working to a 6.05 ERA in an assignment with High-A Salem. He was optioned to Double-A Portland in June, and began to regain both his stuff and command, with improved results following as he progressed up the minor league ladder. Tazawa had a 4.70 ERA, 27 strikeouts and seven walks in 23 innings in Portland, then produced a 2.25 ERA, 22 strikeouts and just three walks in 16 innings (regular season and playoffs) for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Now, he will join the Red Sox as a relief option for the final weeks of the...
Like his head coach moments earlier, Tom Brady said his record-setting night was a total team effort. Brady completed 32-of-48 passes for a team-record and career-high 517 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-24 win over the Dolphins on a hot, humid Monday night at Sun Life Stadium.
"Well, it was a good night in that sense," Brady said of the monster stat night. "I thought we executed pretty well at times. Look, it's a team sport, man. Those guys were catching the ball and making some great plays, Aaron [Hernandez], Gronk [Rob Gronkowski], Chad [Ochocinco], Deion [Branch], Wes. There were a lot of tough looks out there that we got and guys really stayed aware of the situations and we made enough plays to win and that's the goal.
"We were coming down here to win and this is always a tough place to play. Felt like that game was six hours long so we have a short week coming up. We have to get home and get to work on San Diego....
After a wild opening night 38-24 win in Miami that saw the two teams combined for over 900 passing yards, Patriots coach Bill Belichick summed it up as only he can. "Obviously a lot of big plays in the game and fortunately we made a few more than they did," he said. "We certainly have a long way to go. That was no Rembrandt performance but fortunately it was good enough."
Maybe not, but Belichick's quarterback Tom Brady painted a masterpiece. Brady completed 32-of-48 passes for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns in the win, including a 99-yard throw and catch to Wes Welker. "I think you talk about the whole team," Belichick said when asked about Brady. "Tom threw it well and the receivers caught it and we pass protected. It was no one-man band out there. We had a lot of contributions from everybody and that's what a good offensive team should do."
As for his defense, Belichick said, "We had...
Tom Brady opened 2011 with one of the greatest single-game performances in NFL history, throwing for a career-high and franchise-record 517 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots handled the Dolphins, 38-24, in the season opener Monday night at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida. Brady capped his monumental night by hooking up with Wes Welker for a 99-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, matching the 99-yard TD run by Tony Dorsett against the Vikings on Monday Night Football on Jan. 3, 1983 and Brett Favre's 99-yard pass to Robert Brooks on Sept. 11, 1995. It was the 13th 99-yard play in NFL history.
Brady finished 32-of-48 passing and his 517 yards shattered the previous Patriots single-game record of 426 held by Drew Bledsoe in 1994. Welker finished with eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were big, combining for 13 catches and 189 yards and two touchdowns. Deion Branch finished with...
Retired slugger Manny Ramirez was arrested following a domestic dispute in his Weston, Fla., home and charged with battery, the Associated Press reported. The news was first reported by TMZ (with an accomanying mug shot), which added that Ramirez was taken from his home in handcuffs around 7 pm EST.
The police report said that Ramirez slapped his wife in the face during an argument, and that her head hit a bedroom headboard as a result of the act. Ramirez' wife told police that she feared the situation would escalate, prompting her to call in the incident to authorities. Manny Ramirez denied hitting his wife.
The 39-year-old hit 555 home runs in parts of 19 seasons, including a stretch of nearly eight seasons with the Red Sox during which he helped Boston to two...
The guys chat about the potential of a loss tonight and if they'd be "OK" with it. Is 16-0 the end-all, be-all?
Fauria calls the guys to talk about the game and why he is one of the few that feels that the Pats can win tonight. He just doesn't think Osweiler is ready for the challenge. Also, we get the inactives and Chris' final thoughts on the game.
A lot of fans and analysts talk about Josh McDaniels as the next head coach to come from New England, but Greg and Chris discuss how great Matt Patricia has been. What are his future prospects in the game of football?
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
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