The lineups are posted in Kansas City. Anthony Lerew is set to start for the Royals. It will be his first big league start since May 19, 2007, when he went two innings, giving up three runs, five hits, two walks and two home runs. Here is the KC lineup:
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Both Kevin Youkilis and J.D. Drew are out of Thursday's lineup for the Red Sox against the Royals and Anthony Lerew. Casey Kotchman will start and first and Josh Reddick will get the nod in right field.
SP -- Buchholz
Patriots Injury Report for Thursday
Did Not Practice
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
TE Chris Baker (ankle)
C Dan Connolly (back)
WR Julian Edelman (ankle)
S Brandon Meriweather (ankle)
DL Myron Pryor (calf)
WR Matthew Slater (elbow)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
CB Terrence Wheatley (knee)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who had missed practice earlier this week (as well as Sunday’s game against the Jets) because of a knee injury, was back on the field at the start of a full-pads practice Thursday afternoon at Gillette Stadium. In other team news, the Patriots announced this afternoon that offensive lineman Ryan Wendell has been re-signed to the practice squad, and they have released Patrick Brown. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
WILMINGTON — David Krejci had one of his best practices of the preseason on Thursday afternoon at Ristuccia Arena, and afterward said that he'll likely be a "game day" decision for the Oct. 1 regular-season opener against the Washington Capitals at the TD Garden. The 23-year-old center said that crossing over to the right side remains the biggest area of difficulty he's experiencing while taking part in a full practice workload, but he's well ahead of the curve after undergoing surgery on his right hip last spring.
"I think the chances of me playing are a little better. Much better actually. But you know it's going to be, I guess, a game-day decision. It's going to be really close," said Krejci, who less than two weeks ago said there was a 10 percent chance he'd ready for the opener. "The doctors said it was going to be 4-6 months, and next week it'll be four months. So I believe all summer I...
John Farrell postgame press conference
WEEI.com's DJ Bean joins Dale in studio for Sports Sunday to discuss the Bruins playoff run. Game 2 is later today and the guys discuss the results of the first game of the series. They get into the construction of the lines for the B's and if they would make any changes. DJ has a few ideas for the lines today. The boys also discuss the two goalies - Tuukka vs Henrik Lundqvist and wonder why people automatically think the Rangers have the edge at goalie. Finally, they get into the legacy and the decisions of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
The guys opened the show discussing the Bruins blowout win yesterday afternoon over the Rangers. Gerry is still waiting for the real Lundqvist to show up in the series.
Shawn joined the program to discuss another overtime win for the Bruins. When asked about Game 7 against Toronto, Thornton said that he would like to keep his specific comments in the dressing room private, but acknowledged that he encouraged Tyler Seguin to up his play and it paid off in overtime.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
Damn New Yorkers!
Sauce Man stylings!