Clay Buchholz pitched four innings at the Red Sox' minor league complex against the Twins' High-A team. Buchholz threw 45 pitches, 31 for strikes, and allowed just one hit and no runs, with four strikeouts.
For more on the pitcher's outing, and his thoughts on the competition for the rotation, click here.
NESN hockey analyst Mike Milbury checked in with Dale & Holley show to talk about Thursday night's Bruins-Penguins game and the potential for nastiness involving Penguins villain Matt Cooke. Milbury said he's heard that NHL vice president Colin Campbell will address the teams prior to the game. Said Milbury: "That's what I'm hearing. I don't know what he's going to say, but I'm sure there will be references to past incidents, [Todd] Bertuzzi-[Steve] Moore, for example, and he doesn't what any nonsense and what-not, which is good. We had such a great buzz after the Winter Classic. We had such an incredible buzz after the Olympics, and now we get stuck and mired in this Neanderthal B.S., which is really unfortunate for the sport."
Milbury said he expects the Bruins will seek retribution early. "I hope it isn't silly. I hope it's mano-a-mano and confrontational and sends a message to Matt Cooke that this isn't going to happen...
Bruins coach Claude Julien addressed the media after Thursday's morning skate about how Boston will respond on the ice against the Penguins and Matt Cooke. Julien said that there is a fine line between fighting for the two points as the Bruins vie for a playoff spot and wanting to send a message to Cooke and the Penguins after Cooke's hit on Marc Savard put the center out for the rest of the season.
"That’s just it. That’s the bottom line. We need the two points. There’s a fine line that, like you said, you have to be careful of. Things need to be done within the rules," Julien said. "Unfortunately, the rules aren’t the same as in 1970, and in those days it was a lot different. There were bench-clearing brawls, which you don’t see anymore. There was a lot of other things going on and that’s what everybody has to understand. There’s a lawsuit going on right now with that Vancouver...
Penguins star center Evgeni Malkin will miss his second game in a row on Thursday night against the Bruins at the TD Garden with an injury. Malkin was hit by a shot on Sunday against the Lightning and was scratched for Wednesday night's game, a 5-2 loss in New Jersey. Malkin said he knows the situation that the Bruins have with Matt Cooke and the Penguins after Cooke's on Marc Savard on March 7 that sidelined the center for the rest of the season with a Grade 2 concussion but expects the Bruins to not play a dirty game.
"I can't play tonight, I am still sore. I hope it is day by day and I hope I can play the game [on Saturday] but I am still sore," Malkin said after the Penguins morning skate. "I know the situation. A tough game, a physical game but I think that Boston needs points towards the playoffs and [will] not play dirty tonight ... I think it will be a tough game but not dirty."
The Red Sox announced that they have acquired right-handed pitcher Miguel Celestino from the Mariners to completing the Jan. 7 trade that sent first baseman Casey Kotchman to Seattle in exchange for infielder Bill Hall and cash.
Celestino, 20, went 5-3 with a 4.73 ERA in 13 games (12 starts) for the Rookie-level Peoria Mariners of the Arizona League in 2009, his first professional season in the United States. He tossed at least five innings in 10 of his 13 appearances and had a 13-inning scoreless streak from Aug. 11-16. He pitched in the Dominican Summer League from 2007-08 and was originally signed by Seattle as an international free agent on Dec. 16, 2006.
For a scouting report on the right-handed pitcher and details on the Sox' decision to select him, click here.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys went over a list of the most annoying people to see on your flight.
The guys opened the show discussing the great reception Doc Rivers got last night at The Garden. They said it was not surprising and well deserved.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Jackie MacMullan joins the show to discuss the return of Doc Rivers to Boston and what really happened during the offseason that led to Doc's departure.
Brick joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Shawn Thornton's on ice actions last week against the Penguins and what type of suspension he may be facing.
Mut and Merloni react to Doc Rivers' emotional return to Boston and they discuss the way he left the Celtics.
We debate the hit, and what Sean Thornton deserves to get and will get for a suspension from the NHL when he faces his discipline hearing on Friday for his K/O hit of the Penguins Brooks Orpik.
We check in with Jack Edwards of NESN and focus on the Bruins, and more specifically Sean Thornton's upcoming discipline hearing for his cheap-shot hit on Brooks Orpik of the Penguins.
We focus on multi-sport athletes in today's four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
No Jenny Dell today, but Mikey's back and we're answering questions bitches!
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
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