Prior to his team's game Saturday afternoon against the Orioles, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that Daisuke Matsuzaka will make another start this season, with the righty slated to go against the Yankees in the regular season finale at Yankee Stadium, Oct. 3.
"He's slotted in for the last game of the season," Valentine said. "Unless there's someone else that we choose to use."
There was some question if Matsuzaka would make another start after his recent struggles. In his last four starts, Matsuzaka has totaled a 1-3 mark with a 13.50 ERA, having pitched a total of just 13 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting .400 against Matsuzaka over that stretch. He is coming off a three-inning outing in which the righty gave up five runs on nine hits.
Valentine also said recently-recalled Zach Stewart will make the start Sept. 30 against the Orioles in Baltimore. With Triple-A Pawtucket, Stewart finished with a 3.94 ERA in...
The Red Sox announced their organizational minor league awards prior to their Saturday afternoon game against the Orioles. Pitcher of the Year went to Brandon Workman, while Offensive Player of the Year was given to shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
Others earning honors were outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr (Defensive Player of the Year), third baseman Garin Cecchini (Baserunner of the Year), Keivin Heras (Dominican Summer League Pitcher of the Year) and Manuel Margot (Dominican Summer League Player of the Year). Also being recognized was Daniel Nava, who won the Lou Gorman Award, given annually to a Red Sox minor league player who has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the major leagues.
The team's release offered the following information:
Workman combined to go 10-8 with a 3.50 ERA (54 ER/138.2 IP) and 130 strikeouts in 25 starts between High-A Salem and Double A-Portland....
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, in an interview for the Minor Details podcast, suggested that while 2012 had been a difficult year at the major league level, the outlook had been far more promising in the minor leagues. He identified considerable steps forward by a number of prospects, the addition of more talent through the draft and international amateur free agency and the blockbuster trade with the Dodgers that brought right-hander Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus and two players to be named (right-hander Rubby De La Rosa and outfielder Jerry Sands) in explaining why the farm system appears to be in strong condition.
"We've taken a good step forward, " Cherington said. "There have been three things that have happened this year. No. 1: We've seen a big step forward by a number of players. You...
The Red Sox opened their last homestand of the season with a 4-2 loss to the Orioles Friday night. The loss was the Sox' third straight and it dropped their record to 68-84 on the season.
Taking the loss for Boston was Jon Lester. The lefty threw seven innings for the Sox, allowing four earned runs on eight hits on 112 pitches. He had three strikeouts and walked three batters in addition to throwing a wild pitch. The loss (the first of his career vs. the Orioles) dropped Lester's record on the season to 9-13.
Three of Baltimore's runs were driven in by catcher Matt Wieters. The Orioles got to Lester for two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings.
The Red Sox initially took a 1-0 lead in the third inning on a Pedro Ciriaco double before Wieters' two-run double in the fourth. Boston's other run came from Dustin Pedroia, who snapped an 0-for-18 streak by singling in Ciriaco in the bottom of the fifth.
FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was fined $21,000 by the NFL Friday for his big hit on Cardinals receiver Early Doucet in the third quarter of last Sunday's game. Doucet came over the middle to make the catch and held onto the ball after Mayo delivered a crushing blow on the final play of the third quarter.
Doucet bounced back to his feet nearly immediately and remained in the game and there was no penalty called on the play. The fine was doled out for "striking a defenseless receiver in the head/neck area."
Patriots safety Steve Gregory was also fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness for his late hit Todd Heap late in the third quarter. Mayo was also flagged for roughing the quarterback on the play but was not fined for the penalty, which was declined by the Cardinals.
For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
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We react to the big Gronk news and take your calls.
We check in with our old friend Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi to find out how the loss of Gronk will change the Patriots offense, and if he's looking forward to the 15th Anniversary reunion of the Patriots 2001 Championship team this weekend in Foxboro.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
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Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
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