The Red Sox and Rangers are in a rain delay, with the game tied at 2-2 after three innings. The game was halted just prior to starting the third inning. Texas had jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, scoring a pair on two hits off of Red Sox starter Felix Doubront. The Sox responded in the second inning when Kevin Youkilis led off with a double, was plated by a J.D. Drew single, ultimately leading to Drew tying the game by coming in on a Colby Lewis wild pitch. For more Red Sox coverage see the team page at weei.com/redsox.
Mother nature got in the way of the British Open in more than one way on Friday. First, the second round saw a one-hour and five-minute delay due to winds of 41 miles per hour. The day later concluded early on account of darkness.
South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen, who had actually missed the cut in all but one of his last eight major championship appearances, remained the surprise leader when play was halted, shot a five-under 67 and is atop the leaderboard with a 12-under 132. Mark Calcavecchia trails him at seven-under, with Paul Casey, Lee Westwood, and Steven Tiley tied for third at six-under.
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Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced Friday that Dustin Pedroia received a good medical report on the broken bone in his left foot and has been fitted for a boot to allow weight-bearing activity.
"The scan showed on Pedey a lot of healing, which is really good news," Francona said. "He's allowed to begin weight-bearing [activity]. He has to keep the boot on for approximately a week-to-two weeks, probably two weeks."
Pedroia broke a bone in his left foot with a foul ball on June 25 in San Francisco and has been out since. The news is not as good for Jason Varitek. He was catching in a game at Fenway against Tampa Bay on June 30 when he took a foul ball from Carl Crawford off his right foot. It broke a similar bone and sent him to the DL.
"Tek is a little bit behind," Francona added. "There's not as much healing with Tek, which I think they...
Hall of Fame baseball analyst Peter Gammons joined The Big Show on Friday and discussed the Red Sox' upcoming stretch, the trade market, the passing of George Steinbrenner, and the ongoing Jacoby Ellsbury saga.
Gammons called the situation with Ellsbury, which was given a bit more attention last weekend when he addressed reporters with notes and a timeline of his injury, "curious." Gammons said that he expects the center fielder to be back by the beginning of next month and that the team and Ellsbury will "kiss and make up if he plays."
"I think this is always going to be a cautious relationship," Gammons said, also adding that despite how fishy things have gone since Ellsbury injured broke his ribs in a collision with Adrian Beltre, the team "needs him."
With regard to the trade deadline, Gammons said there is very little chance the Red Sox would trade...
Eric Patterson will start in center field for the first time as a member of the Red Sox Friday as his team looks to exact revenge vs. the Rangers. The Sox fell to Texas, 7-2, but with Patterson having a good track record against Rangers starter Colby Lewis (triple, homer, 2 RBI, and a walk in six plate appearances), it's no wonder he is batting second. Adrian Beltre also returns to the starting lineup.
1. Marco Scutaro, SS
2. Eric Patterson, CF
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
5. J.D. Drew, RF
6. Adrian Beltre, 3B
7. Daniel Nava, LF
8. Bill Hall, 2B
9. Kevin Cash, C
SP -- Felix Doubront
We check in with Peter King from SI/MMQB for our weekly look at the National Football League and more.
We check in with former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi for his take on a week of bad news in the NFL, and his thoughts on the Patriots rebound win over the Minnesota Vikings.
We check in with Big Vince after the Patriots secured their first win of the season over the Minnesota Vikings.
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.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox rookie shortstop, who hit a 3-run homer in the 8-4 win.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Red Sox offseason, Dustin Pedroia's injury, and Giancarlo Stanton
Joe and Dave talk with Will Middlebrooks after he helps the Red Sox get back into the win column earning the victory over the Kansas City Royals.
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
Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Adrian Peterson.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys react to the Adrian Peterson news.
LAPD were called to investigate a couple in public displaying lewd behavior. The officer came across actress, Danielle Watts and her boyfriend. Although clothed, she went on an epic tirade and refused to present her ID.
Former Patriot and current NBC Sports Analyst, Rodney Harrison talks about how bad the Pats looked in a convincing win. The guys also tried to get him to talk about the Adrian Peterson accusations and he refused.
Another Adrian Peterson child abuse case has surfaced, per a report by ProFootballTalk.com, and Roger Goodell has gone silent.
We discuss the Patriots offensive "woes" in the first two weeks of the season, which leads us down the path of revisiting the crop of talent Brady has played with over the years in this Patriots offense.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by Jonathan Papelbon's "adjustment" towards his home crowd in Philly.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
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.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
Rob Bradford is joined by Dr. Evan Schumer of Newton Wellesley Orthopaediac Associates to discuss exactly what kind of surgery was performed on Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, the recovery time that accompanies such a procedure and why the operation might be just what the doctored ordered.
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