Adam Lind said he has no hard feelings after Jonathan Papelbon drilled him with a 94 mph fastball in the ninth inning, after the Toronto designated hitter drilled three homers in his first four at-bats of the night. "He was just trying to get me out, trying to hit his spot. I've been pitched there a lot, so he just missed his spot," Lind said. "He just said he didn't mean to. He said it twice. I kind of know people who know him and he's a really nice guy." Lind became the first visiting player since Frank Thomas in 1996 to hit three homers at Fenway Park in Toronto's 8-7 win over the Red Sox in a game that delayed wild card celebrations at Fenway Park. For more, visit the Full Count blog.
Kevin Youkilis struck out looking with the potential tying and winning runs on base in the bottom of the ninth as the Red Sox fell to the Blue Jays, 8-7 at Fenway Park, failing to clinch the A.L. wild card. Adam Lind became the first opposing player since Frank Thomas in 1996 to belt three homers in a game at Fenway as the Blue Jays built an 8-2 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth. Clay Buchholz started for the Sox and allowed a career-high five homers and seven runs. But the Red Sox, who had hit into four double plays, including one in the eighth, rallied in dramatic style with two outs. Youkilis and David Ortiz started the five-run outburst with back-to-back doubles. After a walk to Jason Bay, J.D. Drew followed with a long three-run homer to right-center to cut the deficit to one heading into the ninth. For more, visit the Full Count blog.
Mike Lowell, who had a recent injection for his ailing hip, will be ready to come back to the line up on Thursday. Lowell will take batting practice outside on Wednesday. Nick Green, battling a balky knee, has been fatiguing very quickly in his workouts though he has improved from when he first injured the leg. Green is shooting for a Friday return.
The Red Sox have announced their plans with their ailing starters for the rest of the week. Tim Wakefield will take the mound tomorrow after throwing a bullpen session last night. Jon Lester, who took a line drive off his leg against the Yankees last weekend is set for Thursday while Josh Beckett will pitch on Saturday. Beckett was scratched from last night's game with back spasms.
"It was something that snuck up on me overnight," Beckett said. "Probably could have pushed back the start but at this stage of the year it just made sense to skip it."
The Red Sox called up right-handed pitcher Fernando Cabrera from Triple-A Pawtucket and added him to the active roster this afternoon. Cabrera has been up with the Sox once this year, posting a 4.50 ERA (2 earned runs / 4 innings pitched) before being designated for assignment on August 21 and outrighted to Pawtucket on August 27th.
Aaron Bates made his major league debut with the Sox on July 6th and went 4-11 with two RBIs and two doubles in five games. He has been called up from Pawtucket though was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a left ankle sprain.
Matt joined the program to discuss his first ever cornhole contest and to break down the Patriots offseason. He told the guys that he was upset that the Pats were unable to bring Wes Welker back to the team.
Tom Brady joined the program to discuss his upcoming charitable event supporting Best Buddies and his off-season. Tom said that he has learned not to worry about free agency decisions since he cant control any of them. Lastly he defended his over the top celebration at the Kentucky Derby.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest rumors surrounding Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and whether he'll be back next season with the team.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Pedro Ciriaco joined Joe & Dave after the 3rd game of the Indians series. The Sox utilityman had three hits in the Sox' come-from-behind win.
Dave talked to the Sox skipper before the 3rd game of the Indians series. John said that the starting rotation is shaping into form.
John Ryder talked to Rob from WEEI.com before the game. Rob said that John Lackey isn't having command problems, unlike many Tommy John patients.
Shawn Thornton talks about what went wrong in Game 4 for the Bruins.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss his reaction to game 4 of the Bruins-Rangers series, and how he sees the rest of the series playing out
Barry joined the program to discuss the Bruins disappointing loss last night at MSG. He said that he was impressed with how Rask responded to questions after the game.
Dave Maloney returned to the show to discuss his Rangers unlikely win in game 4. He said that in all his years playing and calling hockey games he had not seen a softer goal than the one Rask allowed.
Andy from Dartmouth called in to talk Bruins but the discussion quickly got off track when he mentioned his nine bee hives.
McGuire joins the show to discuss the sub-par performance from Tuukka Rask, the Bruins young defensemen, and the potential for the Rangers to get back in the series.
Kevin Millar joins the show to discuss the slumps of Jacoby Ellsbury and Will Middlebrooks, Tito's return to Fenway, and his reaction Dan Shaunghnessy's controversial column.
Shawn Thornton calls in to talk about the Bruins losing in Game 4.
Tom Brady appeared with D and C this morning and talked about the team's OTA's, the comings and goings, and most importantly what went down when Wes Welker left town, and how does he feel about it?
Four guys, four topics we haven't mentioned today. Mark Sanchez, the Pacers blow it and more.
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Callers bitch about the Bruins loss, and we answer how long it takes to get over a relationship.
Kirk's still a jerk, but we want a SWEEP!
The Jerks are joined by another, Jerk Minihane.
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
A fiery Bobby Valentine joined Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley and fired back about rumors of him being late to the ballpark, the perception that he's given up on the year, and more on the 2012 Red Sox debacle.More from this show