NESN analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning, following the Red Sox’ 4-0 loss to the Rays Wednesday afternoon.
In the loss, Carl Crawford went hitless in three at-bats to drop his season average to .249. Crawford failed to get a hit in nine at-bats in the three-game series, striking out five times.
"He's late on everything, and it seems to me that he open stance he's using right now is not getting it closed soon enough to get the job done," said Remy of Crawford. "He's always used an open stance, but he's not getting it closed fast enough to where to get at the baseball and put good, solid contact on it. … It's been disappointing, we haven't seen the real Carl Crawford, we haven't seen him. It's not the guy who terrorized the Red Sox for so many years in Tampa Bay."
John Lackey -- who allowed six hits and four runs in 6.2 innings -- was the...
Giants quarterback Eli Manning received some attention for saying in a radio interview Tuesday that he considers himself in Tom Brady's class. On Wednesday, Manning tried to clarify his comments during an appearance on New York's WFAN radio: "It was kind of like, what am I supposed to say — no, I don't think so?" Manning said. "I’m trying to compete. I’m trying to be the best quarterback and trying to get to a championship. That’s what I’m trying to do every year."
Manning's teammates and coach did their best to support their QB's assertion that he belongs among the league's elite. "I feel like he's definitely in the top five," receiver Hakeem Nicks said. "The way he just can dissect the defense by picking up on blitzes, catching things. I think he can break down a defense just as good as any quarterback in the league. And I don't think you can say [people] overlook him, because he's...
Ryan Lavarnway, who recently became the first Red Sox minor leaguer since 2004 to clear the 30-homer mark in a single season, was pulled from the seventh inning of Triple-A Pawtucket's game on Wednesday night. According to a team source, no decision has been made yet on whether to call up Lavarnway, but the team is apparently prepared to call him up if one of three injured players -- DH David Ortiz (bursitis), third baseman Kevin Youkilis (back) or shortstop Marco Scutaro (back) -- lands on the disabled list. As such, the Sox wanted to pull Lavarnway in order to ensure that he would be available as protection in case a decision is made to DL one of the position players.
Lavarnway, who turned 24 earlier this month, is viewed by sources both inside and outside the Red Sox organization as being a major league-ready hitter. Several Red Sox officials believe that he has a future as an everyday catcher in the majors, even though at this point, he requires...
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who was named prominently in a Yahoo! Sports report about improprieties within the football program at the University of Miami, issued a statement Wednesday via his Twitter feed. Wilfork wrote: I am aware of the report that has claims that involve me while at the U. While the NCAA and the U conduct their investigations [my wife] and I believe that it is not appropriate for us to comment. Thanks for your continued support and confidence in me.
The report alleges that Wilfork accepted $50,000 while he was a player at the University of Miami in order to sign with Axcess Sports, a player agency started by Nevin Shapiro and Michael Huyghue. A seperate page of the report details the benefits to Wilfork while he was at Miami. Shapiro is in jail for his role in a $930 million Ponzi scheme. Huyghue, who is now the commissioner of the UFL denied the claims made by Shapiro.
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Despite losing two of three to the Rays in a brief homestand at Fenway this week, the Red Sox remain eight games ahead of the Rays for the wild card lead in the American League. But that's not the goal in mind for Dustin Pedroia, who said after Wednesday's 4-0 loss to Tampa Bay that the team needs to find a way to rediscover its offense, even if they're missing David Ortiz, J.D. Drew and Marco Scutaro and Kevin Youkilis isn't full strength.
"We need to start winning some games," Pedroia said. "I mean, we all want to win the division. The Yankees aren't going to lose, so you've got to win, man. It doesn't matter who you run out there. You've got to win."
The Yankees have overtaken the Red Sox for first in the AL East, with Boston falling a full game back with Wednesday's loss. The Red Sox led the division by 2.5 games on Aug. 9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia said the Red Sox just couldn't solve tough pitching against the...
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