Darnell McDonald is back in the lineup for the Red Sox, playing left field against the Yankees and their starter, Freddy Garcia. McDonald is just 2-for-24 this season (.083), and has played just once since Monday.
Also of note is Ryan Sweeney returning to the No. 2 spot for the second straight game. The Red Sox have trailed seven times after three innings this season, and have held the lead after six just twice.
Here is Saturday's complete lineup for the Red Sox:
Mike Aviles SS
Ryan Sweeney RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
David Ortiz DH
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Cody Ross CF
Darnell McDonald LF
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The Celtics were missing three players due to injury (Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, and Mickael Pietrus), and two more were held out of action by Doc Rivers strictly to obtain some rest (Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett) against the Hawks on Friday night. Despite missing five core players, the Celtics were able to linger around for the majority of the game before ultimately falling short, 97-92.
Avery Bradley led an inspired effort with a career-high 28 points on 12-of-22 shooting. Joe Johnson scored 30 points (11-of-18 shooting) for the Hawks.
Boston trailed the majority of the contest but cut the deficit to just one point, 87-86, with just over two minutes left in the game. If the playoffs started Saturday, the Celtics and Hawks would square off in the first round. Even though the fourth-seeded Celtics are seeded higher than the fifth-seeded Hawks, Atlanta would have homecourt advantage by virtue of having a better record.
Following Friday night's...
David Ortiz and Kevin Youkilis were two Red Sox players that were very happy to see their former manager Terry Francona participate in Friday's celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park. Francona announced mid-week that he had changed his mind and would take part in the ceremony after initially refusing to participate.
He came out of the center field garage after Kevin Millar and received the loudest ovation of the day.
“I was like, ‘Man, I got a nice ovation. How you doin’?’ Then I heard this, ‘Whooooooo.’ It was like a Lear Jet going in my ears,” Millar said. “It was pretty cool and pretty special. I was glad he was here.”
"Great, great, well-deserved," Ortiz said. "He earned that. Tito was here for eight years, won two World Series, got us to the playoffs lots of times. What else can you ask from a manager? Well-deserved."
Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine refused to sound any serious alarms after Friday's 6-2 loss to the Yankees that gave them their first four-game home losing streak since Sept. 2010.
"We're working on getting it together," Valentine said after his team went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. "It's still a very talented team, good group of guys."
After starting the season, 1-5, the Red Sox appeared to find their footing by clobbering the Rays in three straight games, scoring a record 31 runs in their first three home games of the season. But since, Boston bats have gone silent, scoring eight runs in four straight losses.
Among those struggling are Jarrod Saltalamacchia with a .103 average and Kevin Youkilis, who is batting just .195. The Red Sox are 4-9 and all alone in the basement of the American League East. For more, visit the Red Sox team page at weei....
Following the Red Sox' 6-2 loss to the Yankees Friday afternoon at Fenway Park, David Ortiz expressed that the Sox need to have some sense of urgency despite the season being just 13 games old.
"We have the talent, we just need to execute. I'm not going to spend the whole season thinking about the talent that we got," Ortiz said. "We have to start winning games. I know that in everybody's mind it's the beginning of the season, but what is it going to take until July for us to start winning? We need to step up, do something different and make things happen."
Ortiz, who hit his second home run of the season, said that despite the fact it is the third straight season the Red Sox have gotten off to a slow start, there is no feeling of comfort heading into the latter portion of April.
"I'm frustrated," he said. "It's been a while. I'm used to winning. I can't remember the last time we lost four games in a row...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
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Gerry and Kirk call out Chris Mortensen for claiming his family got death threats over his deflategate reporting.
Gerry and Kirk argue over Tom Brady's need to play this preseason.
Trenni, Gerry and Kirk talked about Joe Maddon's odd comments defending Aroldis Chapman and Headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian marvel at "Ramblin' Roger's" ability to not answer any questions during interviews. This time it was with Gary Myers on "Chalk Talk," where Gary's pointed and important questions are largely ignored by Goodell's rambling, ridiculous "Answers."
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Rex Ryan's career, and why he is considered to be a "Good Coach." They also react to Mike Lombardi, Shannon Sharpe, and Skip Bayless' thoughts on the matter.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the Bills DB's Stephon Gilmore and Nickell Robey-Coleman saying that they'll retaliate if the Patriots run through their pre-game warm-ups. They also delve into the actual game.
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk Bruins after a 5-0 shutout at the hands of the Minnesota Wild.
Forget the Cubs, everybody get behind Tito as the Tribe takes game one. Dale, Holley and Thornton discuss the win.
Kirk Minihane has taken Dave O'Brien to task during the entire baseball season. Kirk has critiqued O'Brien for a number of things over the season, his chemistry with Jerry Remy, his soliloguy at the start of the season, and of course accusing him of dying his hair. O'Brien defends some of his tactics of how he calls games and is adamant that he does not dye his hair.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season.
Ken & Curtis break down a Kirk & Callahan Thursday show with Trenni in for the second straight day. A memorable Kirk vs. Callahan bitch fest is featured.
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