Jacoby Ellsbury will miss his first start since April 19 when the Red Sox take on the Rays and lefty ace David Price Thursday night. Darnell McDonald, a right-handed bat who hasn't played in the majors since May 25 after heading to the DL with a quad injury, will take Ellsbury's spot both in center and at the leadoff spot in the Boston lineup. Mike Cameron also starts in right field over J.D. Drew against Price. Clay Buchholz will get the start on the bump for the Red Sox.
Here's the Red Sox full lineup:
Darnell McDonald CF
Dustin Pedroiia 2B
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
David Ortiz DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Carl Crawford LF
Mike Cameron RF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Clay Buchholz SP
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According to a story by ESPN's Marc Stein, Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank interviewed with the Pistons for their head coaching job on Wednesday. Frank is also considered a finalist for the same position with the Raptors, along with Dallas assistant Dwane Casey.
Former Hawks coach Mike Woodson was the first interview in Detroit. Former college coach Kevin Sampson, who has served as an assistant with Milwaukee since leaving the college game, is also expected to interview, as is Casey.
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NESN hockey analyst Andy Brickley talked to the Mut & Merloni show Thursday night following the Bruins big 4-0 victory in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals. A former Bruins player himself, Brickley discussed what the Cup's return to Boston meant to him.
"We spent a lot of postgame in the locker room with the players. Although we weren't on the ice, we still felt like we were a part of it because we've covered the team game in and game out," he said. "Yeah, it's been a long time coming, you know? Had a chance to win in '90 and couldn't do it as a player. Certainly grew up in the Boston area and know what 1970 and 1972 mean to Bruins fans. Nice to be a part of it and absorb it and take it all in. What an experience it was as an observer."
The NESN and Versus color commentator also discussed why he thinks this particular group of Bruins was able to do the job that several before them had failed to do.
Wednesday night's Game 7 between the Bruins and Canucks received a 43.4 rating Nielsen household rating in Boston, making it the highest-rated Bruins game in history.
Nationally, the game drew a 5.7 rating, up 14 percent from the last Game 7 of the Cup finals (Pittsburgh-Detroit, 2009) and the second-highest rated game of the last 35 years of the Stanley Cup Finals, trailing only Game 6 of last year's Blackhawks-Flyers series.
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Mayor Thomas Menino has announced that the Stanley Cup parade for the Bruins will be on Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. It will be the seventh championship parade since 2002 in the city of Boston.
The parade was initially rumored to perhaps take place on Friday, but Menino said Saturday was a better fit for several players who had prior commitments on Friday.
“This is the players' rally, not my rally,” Menino said. “We wanted to do what the players wanted. They’re the ones that brought the championship to Boston."
The parade will start at TD Garden and end at Copley Plaza.
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Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training
Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss Boston's 6-2 in Winnipeg on Thursday night, an answer night after losing 9-2 at home to LA on Tuesday
Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings
DJ, Pete and Ken continue their discussion about the direction of the Bruins and how some of their moves are ambiguous and tough to figure out their thinking. Are they going for it all or rebuilding. Again, DJ appropriately calls it a "soft rebuild." They talk about acquiring Beleskey as well as Brett Connolly's recent play. Also, the boys talked with Arpon Basu about the spiraling Montreal Canadiens.
Robert Kraft on WCVB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how good a fit former Bear Matt Forte would be in this Patriots offense.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny, and Lucy are talking Patriots, Red Sox, Presidents and a whole lot more.
Mikey and Mut are talking about free agent running back Matt Forte, and whether he would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training
Kate Scott, of KNBR in San Francisco, joins Lucy to discuss women in sports radio, the Super Bowl, and how great it is to talk about sports for a living.