Facing his former team for the first time, Adrian Gonzalez got the fireworks underway in the decisive seventh with a wall-ball double that scored Dustin Pedroia from first base and put the Red Sox ahead to stay, 4-3, as Boston rolled to a 14-5 win over the Padres. Gonzalez finished 3-for-5 with three more RBIs. He's now batting .353 with 67 RBIs, both totals lead the majors.
"It was just like another game," Gonzalez said afterward. "I had fun with it. I have fun out there every day. It was good to see them before the game and catch up with them but once the game started, it was all about playing the game."
Monday was also a chance for Gonzalez to catch up with former teammates Chase Headley and Orlando "O-Dog" Hudson.
"Seeing Dog was great," Gonzalez added. "He's a really good friend. We hang out a lot in the off-season so it was good to see and see he was doing good. He pretty much got me...
Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett was scratched from his scheduled start on Tuesday due to what manager Terry Francona dubbed "intestinal turmoil." The Sox ace has been under the weather for the last couple of days, resulting in the Sox' decision to scratch the American League leader in ERA (6-2, 1.86) in favor of swingman Alfredo Aceves (3-1, 3.30).
"He hasn't felt good the last couple of days," said manager Terry Francona. "He was going to go home and see if he felt better. The more we thought about it, before he got out of here, we said, 'You know what? This is silly. If you're that sick, you're kind of worried about pitching tomorrow, I'm not sure how good he'd feel anyway.'"
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The hottest offense in baseball continued on its tremendous roll Monday night as the Red Sox sent 14 batters to the plate and scored 10 times to snap a 3-3 tie and coast to a 14-5 rout of the Padres at Fenway Park. The Red Sox, in winning for the 13th time in 15 games, reached double figures in runs for the sixth time in their last 12.
Facing his former team for the first time, Adrian Gonzalez got the fireworks underway in the decisive seventh with a wall-ball double that scored Dustin Pedroia from first base and put the Red Sox ahead to stay, 4-3. Gonzalez finished 3-for-5 with three more RBIs. He's now batting .353 with 67 RBIs, both totals lead the majors.
After Kevin Youkilis flied out to left for the second out, the Red Sox sent their next nine men to the plate without an out, scoring nine of their 10 runs in the inning with two outs. The inning also featured a rarity as Marco Scutaro and Jason Varitek were both hit by pitches by...
Another Red Sox player is headed West to visit Dr. Lewis Yocum as Jed Lowrie will travel to Los Angeles this week to get a second opinion on his sore left shoulder.
"Jed is going to leave [Tuesday], fly to LA and see Dr. Yocum on Wednesday," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "He'll have the pictures [taken] and he'll see him in person, which we feel like there's no reason for him not to go. He's not playing anyway so let's have him examined in person and that'll be good."
Daisuke Matsuzaka visited Dr. Yocum several weeks ago and received the second opinion that led to Matsuzaka undergoing "Tommy John" surgery on his right elbow.
Lowrie went on the DL on Friday with a strain of his left shoulder, which significantly affects the switch-hitter's ability to bat right handed since it serves as the lead shoulder. Lowrie was batting a hefty .386 this year against left-handed pitching while batting just ....
Shawn Thornton of the Stanley Cup champion Bruins joined The Big Show Monday to discuss the team's championship run and the days that have followed winning the city's first Cup in 39 years.
Thornton was among a group of B's players who brought the trophy to Foxwoods on Saturday night, and noted that because he isn't a champagne drinker, he might not be able to tell the difference between a cheap bottle and the $100,000 bottle he and teammates purchased.
"I guess it tasted as good as champagne does," Thornton said. "I don't know. It tasted like champagne to me. They all taste the same."
The Bruins defeated the Canucks to win the Cup, edging out Vancouver in a seven-game series that ended with a 4-0 win at Rogers Arena. Throughout the series, Canucks players made comments about the Bruins, such as Roberto Luongo (among other players) and coach Alain Vigneault criticizing B's goalie Tim Thomas' positioning and...
Butch and Price discuss how Belichick and the Pats manipulate the roster with cuts, injuries, practice squad etc. - it's a complicated subject! They then move on to the improving play of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Butch and Price start salivating over the thought of regular season football being less than 2 weeks away and discuss some early intriguing matchups.
Butch is in for Dickerson on NFL Sunday and he and Chris get into the victory over Carolina and their take-aways - the receivers could be in trouble if they don't get healthy with Wayne struggling and Boyce not contributing at all, Scott Chandler is a beast that could be a huge redzone threat with Gronk on the field and more. They talk about the offense and break down the running back depth chart. Then Trags gives them a call to give his take on the roster and their play so far.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the big news when Dino was away.
Another hour of Mort being wrong.
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
Sean discussed his own firing from the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show