The Red Sox finish their 2010 season with a three-game set at Fenway vs. the Yankees. Though it's a role they would have had no interest in when the season began, the Sox (87-72) are now reduced to playing potential spoiler to the Yankees (94-65), who enter the series tied for first in the AL East with Tampa Bay.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-6, 4.72 ERA) makes his final start of the season for the Sox. He will be opposed by Andy Pettitte (11-3, 3.17 ERA), who allowed 10 hits and six ER in 3.1 IP in his start vs. the Sox on September 24.
Matsuzaka -- SP
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Here is a Red Sox press releases with a weather update for the Fenway Park area for Friday night:
The current weather forecast (provided by the Red Sox private weather service, Telvent DTN) in the vicinity of Fenway Park calls for light to moderate rain showers throughout the afternoon and early evening hours. Conditions are expected to improve as the evening progresses.
The Fenway Park gates are scheduled to open at the regular time of 5:10 p.m., and the Red Sox are hopeful that tonight’s game against the New York Yankees, which is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m., will be played. However, the Red Sox want to alert our fans to the current forecast and to the possibility of delay.
This forecast is of course subject to change as the day progresses. Additional updates will be provided as necessary.
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The Celtics waived training camp invitees Chris Johnson and Jamar Smith Friday, knocking the number of players on the camp roster down to 18.
The possibility exists that both players could find a spot on the Maine Red Claws, the Celtics' affiliate in the NBA Development League. A new NBA rule allows a team to place as many as three players cut during camp on its D-League roster.
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FOXBORO -- Brandon Meriweather has been the lightning rod for the storm of criticism that has hit the Patriots defense this year.
Whether it was blown coverage in Week 2 in a 28-14 loss to the Jets, when Mark Sanchez went off in the second half or it was the D's inability to put away the likes of Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Bills last week, Meriweather has been pointed to as one of the reasons the team is giving up gobs of yards.
Meriweather has - for all intents and purposes - been yanked from his starting free safety job and now just plays in certain situations, sharing responsibilities with Patrick Chung.
"My feelings have nothing to do with this team," Meriweather said. "Whether it's pissing me off or it's not, that has nothing to do with this team. The coaches are gonna make the best decisions for the team and I'm gonna go with it. Everybody makes mistakes," Meriweather...
The guys talk about Jeremy Lane's comments on Gronk and stating that Gronk is overrated and doesn't like "hands on him". Greg says during the week in which a ton of strange, dumb things were said, this may be the dumbest! DeOssie goes on to say that it's ok to pump your chest and try to hype your teammates, but pick your spots better!
Greg and Steve try to actually get into the matchups and discuss how Russell Wilson and company will try to attack the Pats secondary, if the Pats offense is ready for the Seahawks physicality, the legacies of Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick and more.
While Chris Price is on his way to the Super Bowl in Arizona, Greg Dickerson and Steve DeOssie are discussing … what else … “Deflategate”. Greg and Steve give their take and talk about Bill’s amazing press conference yesterday.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.More from this show
After his emotional reaction on NFL Live following Tom Brady's press conference yesterday, Mark Brunell joins Lou, Christian and Tim about all things Deflate GateMore from this show
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty HurneyMore from this show