Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon allowed four runs on five hits in the ninth inning of his team's 9-1 loss to the Orioles on Tuesday. After the game, Papelbon acknowledged that the mindset of entering a game with his team down by four runs was different than a save situation.
At the same time, he suggested that he did not feel like he threw the ball poorly. Papelbon dismissed the suggestion that his struggles had anything to do with a one-week layoff since his last outing on Sept. 14.
“I don’t think it was rusty from not pitching in a week. I thought I went out there and threw some pretty good pitches. I thought my delivery was pretty good. I thought I threw the ball well. I thought the ball came out of my hand well. The outcome wasn’t good, but I thought the way I threw the ball was [good],” said Papelbon. “If you look at the situation in the ballgame that we’re in, it is...
FOXBORO -- Kevin Faulk is expected to be placed on season-ending injured reserve after tearing the ACL in his knee on Sunday afternoon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Faulk suffered the injured when he was pushed out of bounds by Drew Coleman in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Jets and did not return.
An announcement is expected from head coach Bill Belichick shortly during his weekly Wednesday media briefing at Gillette Stadium.
Faulk has been the most versatile back for the Patriots since the team began its run in 2001, serving as Tom Brady's go-to back on third down.
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The Orioles capitalized on a two-out error by Marco Scutaro in the sixth inning to tie the game and then used a three-run homer by Ty Wigginton to pull away in a 9-1 rout over the Red Sox Tuesday night at Fenway Park.
The Red Sox could not take advantage of a strong start by Clay Buchholz, who was robbed of his 17th win on the Scutaro error and when Daniel Nava struck out looking with runners on second and third in the sixth. Buchholz allowed just the one unearned run and four hits over six innings, walking three and fanning five.
The top five batters in the Red Sox order went a combined 2-for-21. Making matters worse, Jonathan Papelbon, making his first appearance since Sept. 14 at Seattle, was shelled for four runs on five hits and watched his ERA balloon to a season-high 3.92.
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Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury talked to Ian Browne of mlb.com about the similarities between his diagnosis with non-displaced rib fractures and the injury suffered by Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Hamilton has been out since running into a wall in Minnesota on Sept. 4. While initial X-rays and an MRI did not reveal a fracture, further tests on Tuesday revealed that the MVP candidate has two rib fractures, and that he suffered a third rib fracture that has now healed.
Ellsbury told the website that he planned to talk to Hamilton about his own experience trying to return from five non-displaced fractures of his rib cage, injuries that virtually...
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli issued the following statement today regarding Marc Savard:
"As I stated on Friday, Marc Savard is suffering from symptoms related to post-concussion syndrome. He is under the care of our doctors. Any reports that suggest that there are any other issues regarding Marc, or him not playing for the Bruins this season, are completely inaccurate.
"Also, as I have previously stated, when there is a change in Marc's status, I will issue an update."
Earlier Tuesday, a source has told ESPNBoston's Joe McDonald that Savard could miss the upcoming season with post-concussion syndrome. Savard has been held out of training camp thus far due to PCS symptoms, and according to the report, a source within the organization said that Savard's case is "not a good situation."...
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Mookie sat in with Dino, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the upcoming season and his preparation for playing in the outfield. Mookie also details one of his favorite hobbies, bowling.
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The guys kick off a free form Friday by looking at the competition in the outfield and a possible peace with Pete Abe.
On this weeks Aloha Friday, Tim apologizes to our producer Tom for not knowing who Leonard Nimoy was, Christian bashes Kanye West, and Joey makes amends for mistaking camel noises for llama noises
DJ Bean joins Middays with MFB to talk everything going on with the struggling Bruins
On this week's Fauria Five, Christian asks what the over/under on how many times Ortiz will be fined for stepping out of the batter's box this season, will the Bruins make the playoffs, will the Patriots use the franchise tag on Devin McCourty, where does Adrian Peterson play next year, and what color was the dress that went viral yesterday
We discuss the good week that was for the prosecution in the Aaron Hernancez murder trial with attorney and professor of law Michael McCann.
Dale and Michael discuss the plight of the Bruins as the trade deadline looms.
Dale and Michael go back and forth on the circumstances around Vandy coach Kevin Stallings verbally berating a player on national TV, and using harsh language like "I'll kill you"
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
Chris and Nate from Barstool Sports review the events of Fast Lane and Raw while discussing the potential card at Wrestlemania.
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