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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Speaking after the Red Sox' 3-2 loss to the Rays, David Ortiz admitted that the recent spate of injuries besetting the Sox' roster is feeling "like a curse" and that he hasn't seen anything like what the team is currently dealing with.
"I've been playing this game for so long and I've never seen anything like this, ever," said Ortiz after being intentionally walked three times when cleanup hitter Kevin Youkilis had to be replaced by Niuman Romero following an injury to the starting first baseman's right ankle. "We go through injuries every year and things like that, but what I'm seeing now is like a curse. I'm just talking trash, but man! It doesn't even sound right. You have nine guys on the DL, guys that are everyday players. When was the last time you saw something like that? Never. But like I say, I always see the positive way. Things happen for a reason because it could be worse."...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Joe Maddon allowed David Ortiz to do something he had only accomplished one other time in the designated hitter’s career – be intentionally walked three times.
After Kevin Youkilis’ injury (click here for more on what was identified as spasm in a capsule in his right ankle), Ortiz was walked three intentionally three straight times, including one with a runner on first and Tampa Bay holding just a one-run lead.
“You do what you have to do to win games,” Ortiz said after the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss to the Rays Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.
That’s exactly the way Maddon saw it.
“That was very unfortunate for them,” said the Tampa Bay manager of the injury to Youkilis, who was replaced by Niuman Romero. “I don’t know exactly what...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis said after his team's 3-2 loss to the Rays Tuesday night that despite having to leave the game in the top of the fourth inning with what the team classified as a "right ankle pain" he expects to be ready to play in the series finale Wednesday night. Youkilis said that the injury -- diagnosed as a spasm in a capsule in his ankle -- first started hurting him while playing in the field in the bottom of the third inning. Upon going up to the plate the pain Youkilis buckled over in pain after not being able shake the feeling, which was described as like a "severe cramp."
"The whole time in the field I was just hoping it would loosen up and it never did," explained Youkilis. "It just locked up. It's a weird thing. Hopefully it doesn't happen again. I don't know. It's just very strange ... ...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Red Sox dropped a 3-2 decision to the Rays, while watching Kevin Youkilis become the latest starter to suffer an injury. The Sox' first baseman was forced to leave the game with what the team classified as a "right ankle pain" forcing the Sox to use Niuman Romero at first and in the lineup's No. 4 spot. The combination of Youkilis leaving, along with the rest of the absences in the Sox' batting order, resulted in little offense against Tampa Bay starter Jeff Niemann (6 IP, R), or any of the four Tampa Bray relievers to make an appearance.
Youkilis said after the game that the diagnosis was just a spasm in a capsule in his right ankle and that he should be fine to play in the series finale Wednesday night.
"The whole time in the field I was just hoping it would loosen up and it never did," explained Youkilis. "It just locked up. It's a weird thing. Hopefully it doesn't...
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.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
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
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
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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.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
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
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.More from this show
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