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09/02/2010 - 4:35pm
Ricciardi: Sox must 'keep fighting'
By: DJ Bean

ESPN baseball analyst J.P. Ricciardi joined The Big Show and noted that despite the uphill climb the Red Sox face in their effort to make the playoffs, they have no choice but to focus on winning games.

 

"I think it just comes down to you compete," Ricciardi said. "You compete as much as you can, you put the best lineup out there that you can, and your object is to win as many games as possible. You just keep competing until they tell you it's done and you're out of it." 

 

Ricciardi added that playing the younger guys such as outfielder Ryan Kalish will remain beneficial, but "the bottom line is try to win every series and try to win every game and just keep fighting right until the end."

 

The Red Sox are currently 8 1/2 games behind the Yankees in the AL East and are seven behind the Rays for the wild card.

 

On the subject of White Sox outfielder/...

09/02/2010 - 3:55pm
Buchholz named AL Pitcher of Month

BALTIMORE -- On Thursday, Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for August.

 

Buchholz made six starts in August, finishing the month with a 4-0 record and an ERA of 1.03. For the season the right-hander has a 15-5 record and an AL-best 2.21 ERA. 

 

Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays was named the AL Player of the Month.

 

For more Red Sox news visit the team page at weei.com/Redsox.

 

 


09/02/2010 - 3:53pm
CT scan will determine Pedroia's status

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia said Thursday in Baltimore that while he has not made a decision yet regarding surgery, he will have a better idea following a CT scan on Friday.

 

Pedroia suffered a non-displaced fracture of the navicular bone in his left foot on June 25 in a game against the Giants. He was placed on the DL and returned this month, though he was put back on the shelf after just two games.

 

Pedroia told WEEI.com this month that should he get surgery, the operation would not include a bone graft, which involves replacing pieces with other parts of the body or synthetic substitutes.

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/02/2010 - 2:41pm
Lineups: Matsuzaka looks for No. 9

BALTIMORE -- In the finale of their three-game series with the Orioles, the Red Sox will field the same lineup that earned them a 9-6 victory Wednesday night. Daisuke Matsuzaka (8-4, 4.19 ERA) will be on the hill as he seeks his ninth win of the season against Brad Bergesen (6-9, 5.55). 

 

RED SOX

 

1. Marco Scutaro, SS

2. J.D. Drew, RF

3. Victor Martinez, C

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Adrian Beltre, 3B

6. Jed Lowrie, 2B

7. Mike Lowell, 1B

8. Daniel Nava, LF

9. Ryan Kalish, CF

SP -- Daisuke Matsuzaka

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/02/2010 - 1:46pm
Belichick: Starters to play Thursday

Bill Belichick told New York radio station WFAN that Patriots starters are expected to play in the preseason finale vs. the Giants on Thursday night. It is not known if all starters will play or for how many series. 

 

If Tom Brady does in fact play on Thursday it will be the first time since 2003 that he will take snaps in a preseason finale.

 

For more Patriots news visit the team page at weei.com/Patriots.

 

 

 

 

 


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