MLB Network and NESN analyst Peter Gammons joined the Mut & Merloni show on Wednesday to discuss the state of affairs with the Red Sox.
Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz is scheduled to go to Charlotte on Wednesday to seek a third opinion on his back injury. Both Gammons and the Red Sox are confident that it will be the same as the first two and just be a muscular problem.
Gammons does note the Sox need it to be muscular so they can get Buchholz back in their rotation.
"For the Red Sox, they have to hope so," Gammons said. "It will be very difficult for them to even be in the playoffs without Buchholz, [Jon] Lester and [Josh] Beckett pitching well. They are all extraordinary pitchers. … They have to hope he comes back. I kept being reassured yesterday that it is going to work out, but you just don’t know about these things until they go out there. It’s an issue."
Gammons clarified his...
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling checked in with the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday to offer his opinions on the state of the team.
The big topic of discussion this week has been the struggles of John Lackey. Schilling had plenty to say about the former Angels hurler who has yet to live up to his big free agent contract in Boston.
"I don't know that you've gotten much different than what was [in Anaheim]," Schilling said. "This was a guy who always pitched to contact, a guy who didn't have — with maybe the exception of a year – was never a high strikeout guy, coming to the biggest and best and most potent offensive division in baseball.
"I know he's someone who has always hated pitching in Fenway. He made multiple comments after multiple series — especially in the postseason — about pitching here. I was surprised to see him sign here, actually. I don't know what the competitive...
Bruins legend Bobby Orr joined Mut & Merloni live from the Pinehills Golf Club for a charity golf event benefiting Mark Herzlich's foundation. Orr discussed the Bruins' Stanley Cup run and offered updates on a couple of players his agency represents.
“The Bruins have given us a lot to cheer about and talk about," Orr said. "The heart that that team showed this year was incredible. Again, [Tim] Thomas shows that you cannot win without goaltending. This guy was incredible. If you look at that team everyone did something, someone came up one night and the next night it was someone else.”
Orr was asked about the Stanley Cup and its whereabouts. Orr noted how it is much different from when it was back when he won titles with the Bruins in 1970 and '72.
“We didn’t get it like they do today," he said. "We had it for the parade and that was it. I think it is wonderful. The Stanley Cup will be all over...
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning with guest hosts Bob Ryan and Kathryn Tappen.
Jon Lester left Tuesday night's outing after four innings with a lat strain. With Clay Buchholz hurt, Daisuke Matsuzaka out and John Lackey struggling, there is great concern about the Red Sox pitching staff.
"It's starting to remind me a little bit of last year, and I hope that's not the case, because last year injuries destroyed the team," Remy said. "What it's destroying right now is the starting rotation, and that's not a good sign at all."
Left-hander Andrew Miller has impressed in his three starts with the Sox. Remy said the key is control.
"The thing that's impressed me about him is that his changeup is very good," Remy said. "His fastball is not Randy Johnson-like; it's not 99. But he gets it in the mid-90s and he's got that good changeup...
The Red Sox' contest against the Blue Jays, which was delayed with two outs in the top of the eighth inning by rain, is schedule to resume at approximately 10:05 p.m.
Umpires called for the tarp at 9:24 p.m., with the Red Sox leading, 6-3. Daniel Bard had come on in relief of Tim Wakefield in the top of the eighth after the knuckleballer had delivered seven strong innings, limited Toronto to three runs on nine hits. The Red Sox, meanwhile, had been powered by three extra-base hits each by Jacoby Ellsbury (who achieved a career high with his 10th homer, a leadoff shot to right in the first) and Kevin Youkilis.
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