ARLINGTON, Texas -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia made no effort to sugarcoat his team's three-game sweep at the hands of the Rangers. After seeing his team get outscored, 26-11, to start the year, his assessment was characteristically blunt.
"I think we’re all frustrated. We got outplayed. It’s not for lack of talent on our team. We got outpitched, we got outhit, they played better defense than us," Pedroia said. "They kicked our ass, that’s it. We better show up and play better on whatever day we play again. We have to play better than we’ve been playing."
Pedroia suggested that the outcome wasn't shocking, given that the Rangers are the defending American League champs. Even so, he made clear that the Sox' performance over the opening series was not acceptable if the club wants to fulfill its sizable ambitions this year.
"They did everything good. We didn’t," ...
Just six minutes into his return to the Celtics on Sunday night, Shaquille O'Neal came up lame at midcourt and hobbled off the court. O'Neal struggled to get off the court and was in the tunnel that leads to the court for several minutes on his way back to the locker room. The team is calling it a right calf strain, and he will be evaluated at halftime. Shaq scored six points and initially looked good.
"You’re not going to see a whole bunch of him," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said prior to the game. "Not the best way to do this, obviously, but we don’t have a choice."
O'Neal hadn't been practicing with the team leading up to his first game since early February.
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Red Sox newcomer Adrian Gonzalez was quick to dismiss his team's washout of a weekend to start the season. Though the Sox got pounded in losing all three of their contests against the Rangers, Gonzalez suggested that the team would be in the thick of the pennant race at season's end.
"What might turn this team around? To win games," Gonzalez said. "Still got 159, and I'm fully confident that, come September, we'll be either in first place or right in the middle of everything."
The Sox now face a day off before they play against the Indians on Tuesday in Cleveland. Members of the team were of different minds about the value of the layoff. While manager Terry Francona acknowledged that the day without a game would be a bit uncomfortable — "It's not a lot of fun to sit on [the sweep]," he said — Gonzalez believed the team could use the time to its advantage.
"I think a day...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- On a day when the positives were admittedly few for the Red Sox during and after a 5-1 loss that completed the season-opening three-game sweep vs. the Rangers, the team did have some silver linings. Carl Crawford, dropped to seventh in the order by manager Terry Francona, responded to the move by delivering his first two hits and his first RBI as a member of the Red Sox.
The left fielder flicked a singled just inside the third-base line for a single in his first at-bat, and then in the seventh, he lined another single to left-center for the only Sox run of the day. After the game, he suggested that he was hopeful that his first hits for his new club will help him to play to his abilities going forward.
"I didn’t know for sure if it was going to be fair or foul. Lucky enough it stayed fair. Those are the kind of little things that kind of get you going sometimes, so hopefully that’s the start of something,"...
An obviously relieved, and happy, Nenad Krstic said that he would try to play Tuesday against Philadelphia -- provided he can get through practice on Monday. Krstic has a bone bruise on his right knee, which has caused some swelling and pain in his knee, but his worst fear of a torn meniscus was put to rest after an MRI on Saturday revealed no further damage. "I was scared," Krstic said in the locker room before the Celtics got ready to play Detroit. "I obviously had pain, but I was scared that it was more serious."
Krstic said he thought about trying to play against Pistons but he is still having trouble extending his knee without pain. That's nothing though compared to the team's early fears. "Just great news really," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "I thought he’d be out maybe for the year. Originally we thought meniscus at best."
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Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
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Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
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The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
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Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
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