FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Andrew Miller said Wednesday morning that the left hamstring strain he suffered while facing his first batter Tuesday night took him totally by surprise. The pitcher said there were no signs of the ailment leading up to the incident.
"I can’t explain it," said Miller, who was walking with a noticeable limp. "It’s not like I drank a big old pot of coffee before I went out and pitched. I don’t know. Maybe I just did something a little bit differently and it was a matter of time. I have no idea.
"I didn’t do anything differently as I have always done. If you told me that would have happened, that would have been the last thing. It happened, so I have to deal with."
The injury is the third setback for Miller this year, as he dealt with a sprained ankle just before camp, and then elbow tightness that forced him to miss an appearance.
Although it is unclear how long it...
NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday to talk about the Bruins' recent struggles and changes they've made as the team prepares for a three-game trip to the West Coast.
Brickley began the conversation by discussing the Bruins' most recent game, an 8-0 demolition of the Maple Leafs on Monday. The Bruins have won all seven games against their Northeast Division foes, and Brickley said there's a very simple reason for that -- not only are the Bruins fundamentally better, but there is also an intimidation factor involved.
"They tried the coaching change, they’ve tried major turnover in personnel," Brickley said of the Maple Leafs. "If you only watch the Leafs play the Bruins, you think, ‘Wow, this is not fixable,’ because that is a team that is in total intimidation by the Bruins -- they just can’t match up physically, emotionally,...
Hines Ward retired from the Steelers Tuesday, and Bengals safety Chris Crocker won't miss him. Crocker acknowledged that Ward belongs in the Hall of Fame, but he said the receiver was dirty as well. "He tried to end people's careers, and that's not the way the game is supposed to be played," Crocker said.
Added Crocker: "He's probably the first receiver to make blocking such a big part of his game; he was an all-around receiver. He was a dirty player, but he made a lot of plays. They used him perfectly to suit his abilities and he was a big-time player for them. Some people might think of him as a borderline Hall of Famer, but I think the fact he helped them win two Super Bowls and all the things he did for that team make him deserving."
In 2008, Ward hit Bengals linebacker Keith Rivers with a blindside block that broke Rivers' jaw. The following season, Crocker said Ward punched him in the face at the start of a play.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daniel Bard has walked seven batters in his last two appearances spanning 7 2/3 innings. Though the right-hander was effective for most of his outing on Tuesday night, a pair of walks with no outs in the second inning led to a three-run yield to the Blue Jays.
Sox manager Bobby Valentine said after the game that he is trying to figure out whether control will be an issue for Bard, or if it's simply a matter of the pitcher working to iron out spring wrinkles on the mound.
"That’s exactly what I’m looking at, though, or wondering. I don’t think that even with his good stuff I could handle the walks," said Valentine. "Now I don’t know if they’re spring and trying to impress. That’s why I looked for the changeup. If there’s a pitch that he wasn’t comfortable with and that was causing some of these negative counts, I would have been able to use that as an excuse. I...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox starter Daniel Bard rebounded from his worst start of the spring to increase his workload to five innings in which he allowed three runs on three hits and three walks to the Blue Jays. Bard struck out two.
The right-hander put up zeros in four of his five frames, but struggled with his fastball command at times, most prominently in a three-run second in which Bard sandwiched a pair of walks around a bloop single. That set the stage for a two-run opposite-field double by Travis Snider and a sac fly by minor leaguer David Cooper. In the outing, Bard threw 83 pitches, just 49 for strikes.
Still, Bard settled for the duration of his outing, his longest of the spring. He showed a sharp breaking ball on which he collected both of his strikeouts. After the outing, he suggested that he was far more pleased with this outing than he had been after yielding seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in his previous appearance.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
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Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
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Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
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Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
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