With the Red Sox facing the Braves and right-hander Jair Jurrgens, Will Middlebrooks -- fresh off a 3-for-4 game in which he drove in four runs and hit his eighth homer -- is in the lineup and batting seventh. Kevin Youkilis, meanwhile, is out of the lineup for a second straight game, the first time since his return from the disabled list on May 22. The Sox, in fact, will have the same lineup that they featured for their 6-5 victory on Thursday against the Marlins.
Jon Lester will be on the mound for the Sox, looking to build on his first win in nearly a month in his most recent outing in Chicago last Saturday. He will face Jurrgens (0-2, 9.37 ERA), who will be making his first start back in the majors since April 23 following a demotion due to his early-season struggles. For complete batter vs. pitcher information, ...
Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has waived his no-movement clause, according to GM Peter Chiarelli, which could create an opportunity for Boston to deal the veteran -- Thomas' NMC was set to expire on July 1. According to the Bruins, teams have already inquired about his availability. The 38-year-old Thomas has said he will sit out for the 2012-13 season, citing a desire to put his "time and energies into those areas and relationships" he has "neglected." For more Bruins information, check out weei.com/bruins.
Despite Kevin Youkilis’ subpar performance this season and multiple trade rumors, former Red Sox infielder and current MLB Network analyst Kevin Millar said he’d take Youkilis over rookie Will Middlebrooks.
“If [Youkilis] is healthy, I do want him in pressure situations over Will Middlebrooks. That’s my opinion,” Millar said. “Now, Will’s doing a great job right now, don’t get me wrong. But I’m telling you, [a] healthy Youkilis gives me the [important] type of at-bats, ninth inning against the Yankees in September, period.”
Millar applied the same logic to the impending position battle in the outfield between regular Carl Crawford and call-up Daniel Nava. Nava took Crawford’s place in the outfield after Crawford went down with an injury and has filled in well.
“You own the Red Sox and you invest in [Crawford] for $140 million,...
According to a report from Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Red Sox will trade Kevin Youkilis "soon" and are engaged in "heavy dialogue " with the White Sox regarding the veteran infielder.
Rosenthal reports that the preference of the Sox would be to deal Youkilis to the National League -- with the Dodgers as a team still in the mix -- but the White Sox may be most willing to deal. The White Sox have a significant need at third base, with Brent Morel out indefinitely with a back injury and Orlando Hudson struggling in Morel's absence.
The Brewers and Indians have also scouted Youkilis, who is batting .225 with four homers and 13 RBI this season. Youkilis has not played in each of the last two games as Will Middlebrooks remained at third base and Adrian Gonzalez started at first base.
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ESPN's NBA draft insider Chad Ford speculated that the Celtics may have made a promise to Iowa State forward Royce White to select him with the first of their two first-round picks in next week's draft. Sports Illustrated draft expert Sam Amick reported that White does not have a promise from the Celtics.
What is true is that White has pulled out of scheduled workouts, leading to the speculation that he has a promise from someone. Most mock drafts had White in the 20-25 range, and the Celtics have the 21st and 22nd picks in the draft, so it's entirely possible they could take him whether they made a promise to him or not.
At 6-foot-8 and 261 pounds, White is a skilled forward who can handle the ball, score and rebound. He played point forward with the Cyclones and is one of the best passing forwards...
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Fred and Butch break down the Patriots' destruction of Houston, with big praise for the defense and 3rd string QB Jacoby Brissett.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the Red Sox first baseman, who hit his 29th home run as the Sox finished a four-game sweep of the Orioles.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.
Kirk, Gerry and Sean discussed the Pats dominating win over the Texans and Phil Simms made a fool of himself.More from this show