NEW YORK -- Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, in the aftermath of his team's 9-1 loss to the Yankees that dropped Boston's record to 5-17 this month, suggested that it would be a mistake to dismiss the Sox based on their struggles this month. Instead, he suggested that, assuming that they reach the playoffs, the team could emerge as an overlooked force in October.
"We’ve got a two-game lead in the wild card right now," said Gonzalez. "I think when we get into the playoffs, whoever we play better watch out because we’re going to go in being the underdog, especially the way we’ve been playing this month, so we’ve got nothing to lose."
Gonzalez allowed that the Sox are indeed amidst a terrible stretch of baseball. Even so, he noted that sentiment about the club could change rapidly, and that a strong day of baseball in Sunday's double header could have the team positioned comfortably for entry into the...
On Saturday night, the Patriots downgraded three additional players to out in advance of Sunday's game against the Bills -- safety Patrick Chung (hand), defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (back) and wide receiver Taylor Price (hamstring) were officially downgraded to out for Sunday’s game. On Friday's injury report, the team had previously listed tight end Aaron Hernandez (knee), tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) and defensive lineman Mike Wright (concussion) as out. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
NEW YORK -- It has been one of the worst stretches of Jon Lester's career. In his last three starts, he is 0-3 (just the second time in his career that he's lost as many as three straight outings) while allowing 16 runs in 13 2/3 innings, including a yield of eight runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings in a 9-1 Red Sox loss to the Yankees on Saturday.
Given what a dramatic departure the performance has been from the left-hander's typical excellence, Lester was asked if there is any kind of physical issue that would explain his recent struggles. The 27-year-old insisted that his struggles are not health-related.
“I’m not tired. I’m not hurt. There’s nothing wrong with me. I wouldn’t go out there if there was something wrong with me. It’s nothing physically,” said Lester. “It’s just one of those deals. I’ve been getting my ass kicked lately. It’s not a good time to have this...
NEW YORK -- The Red Sox have spent most of September desperately looking for someone capable of helping to pull the team out of its downward spiral. After Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Yankees, the team is still engaged in that search.
Ordinarily, the Sox would have been elated to feature Jon Lester on the mound in hopes of correcting course. Yet the team's Opening Day starter turned in one of the worst outings of his career, getting hammered for eight runs on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings. It was the most runs permitted by Lester this year, and tied for the second biggest yield of his career.
Lester cruised through a 10-pitch scoreless first inning, but saw his outing unravel quickly in the second. After a one-out single and walk, Lester elicited a grounder into the hole between third and short from Andruw Jones. Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro gloved the ball and may have had a play at third base, but third baseman Mike Aviles failed to cover the...
With safety Patrick Chung out for Sunday's game following surgery on his right thumb this week, safety Ross Ventrone has been signed off the practice squad and onto the Patriots 53-man roster in advance of the team's game in Buffalo.
Ventrone, 5-feet-8, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Villanova on April 29, 2010. He was waived by the Patriots on Sept. 4, 2010 and then signed to the practice squad on Oct. 19, 2010 where he finished the season. Ventrone went to camp with the Patriots in 2011 before being released on Aug. 10 and then re-signed on Aug. 29. He was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 5, 2011. Ventrone hopes to follow in the footsteps of his brother Ray, who starred on special teams on the 18-1 Patriots team in 2007. He has since moved onto the Cleveland Browns, where he is in the second year of a three-year contract.
Edds, 6-feet-4, 246 pounds, was claimed off waivers and awarded to the...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
Torey joins Mike and Rob to discuss the last week for the Red Sox, Joe Kelly's awesome performance last night, if Clay Buchholz can figure things out, David Ortiz and more.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk rants about Gerry being Corporate Callahan and commands Paul to shut Gerry's mic off.
Brady lawyer, Ted Olson, speaks about the latest Deflategate news on GMA and Gerry reads Larry King's latest Kings Things.
Ortiz, Bogaerts, and Jackie Bradley Jr are all MVP candidates. Chili Davis should be too.
The guys start off the show talking about the latest Deflategate news and recap a full weekend of Red Sox action against the Indians.
Joe Kelly threw 6.2 no-hit innings in his first start since returning from the DL on Saturday, and Lou gets very exciting thinking about Joe Kelly and his potential.
DeMaurice Smith, the head of the NFL PA spoke out about why Tom Brady and his team are filing another appeal, and the guys break down what the latest Deflategate news means for Brady going forward.
We discuss the latest developments in the story that won't die (Deflategate) with the great Michael McCann of SI and UNH law school.
We discuss Joe Kelly's triumphant return from the DL, and why Michael isn't ready to back off of his stance on the pitcher just yet.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Celtics options with the third pick in the upcoming NBA draft, plus talk a little NBA semi-finals as we await word on whether Draymond Green will be suspended.
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with Comcast’s Phil Perry about the latest Deflategate news, what’s next for Tom Brady and what chance he might have when it comes to playing in the opener. The two also take a look at some guys on the roster bubble and which rookies have the best chance of having an impact in 2016 and beyond.
Former New England Football Pro Christian Fauria and one of Boston's premier sports medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons to the pro's, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care, discuss some of the recent injuries that have plagued the Boston Red Sox and how you can avoid similar injuries in your everyday life.
Rob Bradford sits down with both former Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell and current Sox three-bagger, Travis Shaw, for an in-depth discussion on what it's like to be a 6-foot-3, starting third baseman in Boston.
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