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08/20/2012 - 11:20pm
Rough draft: Chung hurt, Pats lose

FOXBORO -- With over 25 players not playing, the Patriots got a long look at second and third team players battling for roster spots during a 27-17 preseason loss to the Eagles at Gillette Stadium Monday night. Steve Gostkowski was one of the stars of the game for New England, converting all three field goal attempts, including a 55-yarder in the third quarter. Tom Brady was one of several starters that did not play, joining Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, Aaron Hernandez, Wes Welker, Jabar Gaffney, Brandon Lloyd and Logan Mankins.

Brady did not dress and was not seen inside Gillette all night. Ryan Mallett started the game and the second half while Brian Hoyer got significant playing time in the second and fourth quarters. Starting strong safety Patrick Chung made a tackle on LeSean McCoy late in the first quarter and left with a shoulder injury and did not return. The injury is not believed to be serious. 

The Patriots jumped out...

08/20/2012 - 8:52pm
Vick, Chung leave with injuries

FOXBORO -- Patrick Chung and Michael Vick left Monday night's preseason game after suffering injuries in the first quarter. Both players headed immediately to their respective locker rooms with neither expected to return. 

Vick was drilled midway through the first quarter on Philadelphia's second drive of the game. He dropped back and scrambled in the pocket. Instead of taking the sack, he heaved the ball downfield, opening his side to the oncoming Jermaine Cunningham. The Patriots defensive end drilled the Eagles quarterback in the ribs. Vick was slow to get up before taking a knee and being tended to by Philadelphia trainers at the Eagles 10 yard line. X-rays on his ribs were negative but he was ruled out for the rest of the game. 

He made his way to the sidelines before heading off the field slowly with the help of training staff. 

For the Patriots, Chung injured his shoulder making a tackle with Sterling Moore on the...

08/20/2012 - 7:09pm
Cherington: McClure 'just didn't work out'
By: DJ Bean

On a conference call to discuss the firing of pitching coach Bob McClure and the Carl Crawford's upcoming Tommy John surgery, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said the dismissal of McClure was "performance-based," but that the Sox also have to look inward at their pitching struggles. 

“He’s a quality guy, a good coach," Cherington said of McClure. "It just didn’t work out the way we’d hoped. Whenever it doesn’t work out, we have to look at ourselves first and ask what, if anything, we could have done differently to make it work better, so we’ll do that, but it just wasn’t working out. We felt like we needed to make a change. We felt like the right thing to do was to give everyone a fresh start and Bob will get a fresh start, and I fully expect him to get a good opportunity somewhere else.”

Red Sox starters rank 25th in a majors with 57 quality starts, while Boston's 4.30...

08/20/2012 - 7:01pm
Red Sox fire pitching coach McClure
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox announced the firing of pitching coach Bob McClure Monday, something that general manager Ben Cherington called a "performance-based decision."

McClure was in his first year with the Sox after being named pitching coach in December of 2011. Randy Niemann, who had been serving as the team's assistant pitching coach, was promoted to pitching coach with McClure's dismissal. 

This season, the Red Sox rank 23rd in the league with a 4.30 earned run average. Their rotation has produced 57 quality starts, which is 25th in the league. 

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08/20/2012 - 6:03pm
Sox announce Crawford surgery for Thursday
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox announced Monday that outfielder Carl Crawford will have Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Thursday. 

The decision comes after the outfielder met with the team Monday to discuss the next course of action regarding the injury. Crawford, 31, has said that he was told by Dr. James Andrews that he would need the operation to repair the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left arm, which is his throwing arm. The recovery time from Tommy John surgery for position players has been said to be somewhere between six and nine months.

Crawford, who had offseason wrist surgery and missed the first 89 games of the season, hit .282/.306/.479 this season with three homers, 19 RBI and five stolen bases in 31 games this season.

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