For just the second time this year, Jason Bay is not in the starting lineup. The left-fielder gets a breather, with Mark Kotsay in the lineup against Braves starter Javier Vazquez. Julio Lugo also gets a day at short in place of Nick Green. With Tim Wakefield on the hill, George Kottaras will be behind the plate.
MONTREAL -- Without a second round pick, the Bruins selected Alberta native and defenseman prospect Ryan Button with the 86th overall selection in the third round. The 6-foot, 185-pound had a breakout season for Prince Albert of the WHL in 2008-09 and finished with 37 points in 70 games last season. An Oilers fan growing up, Button comes from an athletic family with his dad a triathlete and his cousin an Olympic-level swimmer for the Canadian National Team.
In the fourh round, the Bruins selected big left winger Lane MacDermid from the Windsor Spitfires. MacDermid has the bloodlines as the son of former NHLer Paul MacDermid and he has the size at 6-foot-3, 204-pounds. The lefty shooting MacDermid had 15 goals and 20 assists in 64 games for both the Owen Sound Attack and the Spitfires while splitting the season with both junior teams in 2008-09. MacDermid is known as something of a tough guy in junior circles, and is expected to fit right into the...
The Red Sox have signed fourth-round draft pick Jeremy Hazelbaker ($191,700 bonus), an outfielder from Ball State University, and eight-round selection Shannon Wilkerson ($100,000), an outfielder from Augusta State. With those two signings now officially concluded, the Sox have signed four of their top 10 selections from this year's draft. Hazelbaker and Wilkerson have joined second-round pick Alex Wilson in Lowell, while fifth-rounder Seth Schwindenhammer is in the Rookie Level Gulf Coast League.
The Sox are confident that first-round pick Reymond Fuentes will also sign at or near the Major League Baseball recommended slot signing bonus in the near future, in a timetable that would permit the outfielder to play this summer in the Gulf Coast League.
The Boston Bruins selected right wing Jordan Caron, an 18-year-old out of Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, with their first-round pick, the 25th overall. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound right winger had 67 points and 36 goals in 56 gamaes for Rimouski last season, and really opened eyes during the Memorial Cup playoffs. B's GM Peter Chiarelli said that Caron has "power forward tendencies", and that both his shot and his tenacity around the net remind him of former B's scorer Glen Murray. Caron is expected to attend Boston's prospect camp at Ristuccia Arena in July.
"He was in our top 15 on our list," said Chiarelli. "When we saw the trend of the draft and we saw that this guy was available we kind of called off the dogs a bit (for a trade to move up). We were lucky because we thought a couple of teams ahead of us were going to take him. He's got a really good shot, but he's not...
The Red Sox, behind another dominating performance from starting pitcher Josh Beckett, beat the Braves in Atlanta, 4-1.
Beckett (9-3, 3.48), coming off a complete-game shutout against the Braves in his prior start last Saturday, tossed seven more innings against Atlanta on Friday. He became the first Sox starter to make consecutive starts of at least seven innings without allowing a run since Tim Wakefield in August 2007.
David Ortiz provided the Red Sox with all of the offense they needed when he launched a solo homer – his eighth of the season and seventh of June – in the fifth inning. The Sox later tacked on three runs against Braves starter Jair Jurrjens.
Matt joined the program to discuss his first ever cornhole contest and to break down the Patriots offseason. He told the guys that he was upset that the Pats were unable to bring Wes Welker back to the team.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the latest rumors surrounding Celtics head coach Doc Rivers and whether he'll be back next season with the team.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Salty spoke with Joe Castiglione & Dave O'Brien after he helped his team to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox tonight. The Red Sox return to Fenway after going 6-3 on the road trip.
We check in with Red Sox Manager John Farrell live from Chicago and get his take on a good week for the Sox, a tough series since then in Chicago, and other team related notes.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss what he expects to see from the Rangers tonight, why the Bruins match up well against them, and potentially closing out the series tonight
McGuire joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the Bruins game 3 win, the Rangers awful power play, and the Shawn Thornton Derek Dorsett altercation.
Shawn joined the program to discuss his big night at MSG. He told the guys that it is not Marchand's job to fight and that he needs to be on the ice and out of the penalty box.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss what he expects to see from the Rangers tonight, why the Bruins match up well against them, and potentially closing out the series tonight.
One of the many Mut and Merloni callers, Meg in the Cape, chats with Mike and Lou about the Bruins and a whole bunch of other stuff in the span of about 2 min. Afterwards, Mut and Merloni hear some voice activated text messages from people listening in to Meg.
Tom Brady appeared with D and C this morning and talked about the team's OTA's, the comings and goings, and most importantly what went down when Wes Welker left town, and how does he feel about it?
Four guys, four topics we haven't mentioned today. Mark Sanchez, the Pacers blow it and more.
We talk about the mystique and respect around John Tortorella, and whether or not it's warranted. Plus we discuss with you who the 2013 Bruins MVP has to be. Tuuka? Bergeron? Claude?
The Bruins look to take a 3-0 series lead, Jon Lester gets his first loss, Dwight Howard has options in free agency.
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins have a 2-0 lead over the New york Rangers, the Red Sox are back on the winning sde of things, and the noteable birthdays of the day.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Kirk's still a jerk, but we want a SWEEP!
The Jerks are joined by another, Jerk Minihane.
They're like a ray of morning sunshine on an otherwise gloomy day.
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
Terry Francona joins the Dennis and Callahan Show to discuss his first-place Indians team as well as his time in Boston. The former Boston manager also touches on his recent book co-authored by Dan Shaughnessy and Shaughnessy's recent dust-up with David Ortiz.More from this show