Speaking after the Red Sox' 11-0 loss to the Angels Thursday afternoon at Fenway Park, Sox starting pitcher John Lackey lamented the fact he simply didn't execute well in giving up eight runs on 10 hits over four innings against his former team.
"I didn't locate as well," Lackey said when comparing the outing to his previous meetings with the Angels, which had resulted in four wins in as many starts. "I probably fell into a few patterns. They might have been sitting on a few things."
When asked if the Angels, who had scored just eight earned runs in 29 1/3 innings against Lackey coming into the series finale, adjusted their approach this time around, the righty responded: "If I pitch the way I can pitch, it doesn't matter how they approach me. I just didn't pitch very well."
Lackey also talked about the importance of giving the Sox a quality start with the team coming off a loss that wasn't completed until 2:45...
Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced after his team's 11-0 loss to the Angels Thursday afternoon that Tim Wakefield will get the start against the Twins Friday after the regularly scheduled starter, Daisuke Matsuzaka, was forced to throw a 20-pitch inning in relief Wednesday night.
Wakefield also appeared in Wednesday night's Red Sox loss, throwing 12 pitches in 2/3 innings after having made his first start of the season May 1 against Seattle. In the outing vs. the Mariners, the knuckleballer lasted 5 2/3 innings, giving up just one run on three hits.
Clay Buchholz will pitch Saturday, leading into Matsuzaka's first start since he experienced elbow soreness on April 29.
"Just want to try and put a day in between for Dice for obvious reasons, because he pitched last night," Francona said.
In other post-game news, the results from the MRI taken on Bobby Jenks right arm were encouraging, according to Francona,...
Patriots legend Tedy Bruschi will be part of an expedition to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest peak in Africa, later this month. Bruschi will be climbing to bring awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project, a group whose mission is to honor and empower men and women who have been wounded in service.
Among those joining Bruschi will be former Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher, as well as other wounded warriors, including two of whom have lost a leg in service.
“Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro will be memorable, but to be able to experience it with service members that have sacrificed so much for our country is what I’m truly looking forward to,” said Bruschi via statement. “These men and women are beyond inspiring, and I am thankful to the NFL for this once in a lifetime opportunity.”
The group has taken practice climbs throughout the United States, and is expected to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro...
The Red Sox dropped their second game to the Angels in as many days Thursday afternoon, with this one being decided early thanks to four straight three-run innings. The end result was an 11-0 loss for the Sox in the teams' series finale at Fenway Park, dropping the hosts to 14-17 for the season.
Sox starter John Lackey struggled throughout his 97-pitch outing, giving up eight runs on 10 hits over four innings before giving way to newly-promoted reliever Scott Atchison. The reliever followed by allowing three runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings.
The Angels managed five extra-base hits, including a two-run homer from Mark Trumbo, but also used an aggressive running attack to come away with four stolen bases. LA finished going 7-for-18 with runners in scoring position.
The Red Sox' offense wasn't nearly as potent as its counterparts, allowing former Sox hurler Joel Pineiro to claim the victory by holding the hosts to no runs on three hits...
WALTHAM -- After a lengthy film session and practice Thursday at the Celtics practice facility in Waltham, coach Doc Rivers pronounced everyone ready to play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Heat at TD Garden.
Most notably, Shaquille O'Neal — according to Rivers — will be able to make his playoff debut for the Celtics after missing the first round and first two games of the Heat series with a sore right calf. Rivers said Paul Pierce also will be able to play, despite a sore Achilles that cropped up during the Game 2 loss Tuesday night in Miami. Pierce, however, was held out of Thursday's practice as a precaution.
"Everybody's good," Rivers said. "Everybody is feeling pretty good. Shaq went through practice. We didn't do anything today, we just watched film and walked over [some] stuff. Then, the second unit worked on their stuff, but right now we expect every single guy, including Shaq, to play in Game 3....
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox outfielder, who had two doubles and a walk and scored two runs in the win over the Phillies.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Recapping the evolution of the Deflategate witch hunt.
A compilation of all the trolls featured on D&C&M during Deflategate.
Kirk was The Breakfast Club's Donkey of the Day...
As the guys say goodbye to Aloha Friday and their last day of freedom from Glen Ordway, the Big O himself calls in to tell the guys that he's back in charge.
Lou and Christian grill Gary for his stance that Tom Brady is still guilty, and callers chime in to rip Gary.
Lou, Christian and Gary listen to comments made by Tom Brady's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, and discuss what he said about why he thinks the NFL shouldn't appeal.
Dale, Michael and Jerry revisit the news that Brady will be on the field for Week One and discuss what the Krafts could and should do about their penalty.
On today's Final Drive the guys hear from Bill Burr and his thoughts on Deflategate, and LaRoy has another rap -- aptly themed around Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned.
There's been a lot of fools during the Deflategate saga, and we take a look at some of the biggest, most obnoxious ones.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with another a edition of the Fantasy Football Podcast. The opening of the 2015 NFL Season is just days away and the Fantasy Football draft season is at its peak. This week’s installment of the Fantasy Football Podcast features conversation about 36 Running Backs, how they are ranked and why. Plenty of insight to help you win at the position in your drafts. Good luck with your drafts and enjoy the show!
Jerry Thornton is joined by Richard J. King, author of the new book titled Meeting Tom Brady. The two discuss King's book as well as their undying love for TB12.
Sam, Alex and Paul discuss a recent article in Rolling Stone about Russell WIlson and pretty much rip him to shreds.
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