Boston College All-American Mark Herzlich was held out of practice Monday with a foot injury. Herzlich, who missed all of the 2009 season with bone cancer, was set to return to practice for the first time on Monday.
"Yeah, it's frustrating," Herzlich told the Boston Globe Monday. "It doesn't get much more frustrating, to be honest. Mentally preparing to come back for the first day and being ready to go was obviously one of the goals. With my leg, that is fine and that's ready to go. This foot set me back. It's frustrating, I've just got to take it in stride."
Somebody needed to step up for the Red Sox, and Jon Lester, Daniel Bard, and Jonathan Papelbon did just that. The Sox starter befuddled the Yankees for much of Monday afternoon’s series finale at Yankee Stadium, holding the hosts scoreless through 6 1/3 innings before giving way to relievers Bard and Papelbon. The end result was a 2-1 win for the Sox over the Yanks and renewed optimism as Terry Francona’s team heads to Toronto. For more analysis, visit Closing Time on the Full Count blog.
By stealing four bases in the Red Sox' series finale with the Yankees Monday, Jacoby Ellsbury tied Jerry Remy's mark for the most steals in one game by a member of the Sox. Ellsbury, who came into the game with two steals on the season, had previously stolen three bases in a game on three different occasions. Ellsbury became the first opposing player to steal four bases against the Yankees since Brady Anderson managed the feat in 1998. With swipes by Ryan Kalish and J.D. Drew, the Sox also totaled six steals in a game for the first time since June 17, 2008. For more on the Red Sox see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
The Celtics newest attraction Shaquille O'Neal will have his introductory press conference Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Waltham at the team's practice facility. Doc Rivers will be in attendance with O'Neal who signed a two-year deal for the veteran minimum last week. For more Celtics news see the team page at weei.com/celtics.
Outfielder Jeremy Hermida, who had been designated for assignment July 31, has been outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket by the Red Sox. The 26-year-old Hermida had hit .203 with five homers in 52 games with the Sox, and had been in an 0-for-17 slump prior to being DFA'd. For more Red Sox coverage see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the latest development at Patriots training camp. Chris says Darrelle Revis has looked great, and that his impact on the defense is actually being underplayed nationally.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
ESPN Boston's Gordon Edes gave us the latest on the Lester trade talks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Joh, Gerry and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest rumors surrounding Jon Lester.
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
The tweet is a little ominous sounding. Dale, Buck and Greg Dickerson discuss what very well could be the end of the Jon Lester era with the Boston Red Sox.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the Red Sox worst to first to worst run in 2012-2014.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.More from this show