The Red Sox pounded out 20 hits and four home runs on the way to a 17-8 drubbing of the Angels, Monday night at Fenway Park. Leading the offensive charge for the Sox were Mike Lowell (4-for-4, 3 doubles), J.D. Drew (3-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs), and Kevin Youkilis, Bill Hall, Adrian Beltre, and Dustin Pedroia, who each had a home run. Each member the Red Sox' starting lineup had at least one hit, with seven notching multi-hit games. Clay Buchholz got the win for the Sox, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. The hosts' biggest inning came in the sixth when they came away with seven runs, six of them charged to Angels' reliever Matt Palmer. For more see Closing Time at The Full Count Blog by clicking here.
Milan Lucic's goal with 2:57 left in regulation was the difference as the Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-2, in Game 2 Monday night at TD Garden, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Bruins took leads of 1-0 and 2-1 on goals by Johnny Boychuk and Miroslav Satan in the first and second periods, respectively. But each time, Philadelphia answered with goals in the closing minute of a period. With 2:54 left in the first, Mike Richards scored to make it 1-1 after 20 minutes. Late in the second, Daniel Briere came out of the penalty box and beat Tuukka Rask with a wrister with just 24.8 seconds left to tie the game at the second intermission.
Game 3 is Wednesday night at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia.
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CLEVELAND -- Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau has interviewed for several head coaching jobs in the past and there have been reports that he is in considersation for several head coaching vacancies with the Clippers, Sixers, Nets and Hornets. Doc Rivers endoresed him before Game 2. "Tom Thibodeau in my opinion should be a head coach now, and should have been one," Rivers said. "Hopefully he gets a shot."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona first heard whispers of a diagnosis of cancer for Dave Roberts last week. Though he has not yet been in direct contact with his former outfielder, Francona did sound a note of optimism about the 37-year-old's prospects in his recovery from Hodgkins lymphoma.
"I expect Davey can outrun anything," said Francona. "He’s got a lot of people here pulling for him. I think he probably feels that everywhere. Everywhere he’s been, I would think he’s got people pulling for him."
Prior to Monday's game against the Angels, Red Sox manager Terry Francona discussed his team's struggles and the difficulty of handling his team's 11-14 start out of the gate. The manager suggested that it is natural for players to press, especially given that a slow start tends to magnify attention on a team's poor performance. "I think it magnifies things. You know what though, I don’t know that I’ve ever been here and felt like losing wasn’t the end of the world," said Francona. "That’s difficult when it’s your job, but also, that’s part of what makes this place special. You show up here, and every game means something. And it means something to us too. And I don’t want that to go away. We have a lot of responsibility here. We have great fans. There’s a lot of attention from the media. Maybe losing’s easier when there’s two media members here, or no fans. That’s not what we...
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
Heath Evans of the NFL Network joins Mut and Lou to talk how Revis and Browner impact the Patriots defense, the Vince Wilfork Situation, and the arms race between Denver and New England
We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.
Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.
Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.
Crystel called in to defend the terrorists.
Our friend Michele McPhee joined the show to discuss the latest with Kayvon.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.
Mut, Merloni and Christian Fauria reflect on the tragic events on April 15th 2013 at the Boston Marathon and discuss how the city has changed.
We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.
Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.
We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.
Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
It’s been a busy week across the NFL & with the College Football Draft Hopefuls so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson plowed through as much as you can handle, including news about The Jets & their interest in Chris Johnson, the LSU Pro Day, rumors and news surrounding free agents & recent signings like Santonio Holmes, DeSean Jackson & Nate Burleson. Then it’s all about the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver class that just continues to grow and impress. There’s a lot here to keep you informed as the offseason heats up and the draft approaches. Get ready!
Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.More from this show
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