Tim Wakefield delivered a strong outing in his first start since April 25, but his three-run, seven-inning effort was not enough as the Red Sox dropped their series finale to the Blue Jays, 3-2. Wakefield allowed just five hits, but with Jays starter Shaun Marcum allowing just two hits in his seven shutout innings, the knuckleballer was left to absorb the loss. Wakefield is now 0-2 this year.
All of Toronto's dmaage was done by outfielder Travis Snider, who hit a run-scoring double and two-run homer against Wakefield.
The Sox, meanwhile, never threatened, advancing only one baserunner as far as second base through the first eight innings. The team did rally in the ninth, with J.D. Drew delivering an RBI double to center and Adrian Beltre delivering a run-scoring single, but the comeback fell short as the Sox concluded their 10-game stretch at Fenway with a 7-3 record.
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Bruins are hoping to avoid the pressure of a do-or-die Game 7 back in Boston on Friday night by beating the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at the Wachovia Center. The Bruins now lead the series, 3-2, after dropping the last two games while the Flyers have gained momentum with star Simon Gagne back in the lineup.
"I don't think there was anything special [Tuesday] night. We didn't do a team dinner but I think our guys, in order to have success, we can't be tense," Bruins coach Claude Julien said following this morning's optional pre-game skate at the Wachovia Center. "Being relaxed is maybe not even the right word but in the right frame of mind and hopefully that's what we show tonight when we start the game."
For the Flyers, head coach Peter Laviolette indicated that forward Claude Giroux would be ready for Game 6 after being held out of the third period on Monday after a...
The injury bug that crept up and hit Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron has found it's way to Josh Beckett, and Terry Francona joined Dale & Holley (featuring Rob Bradford) on Wednesday to discuss the state of health for the three Red Sox starters.
Beckett is the most recent recipient of an "injury" and Francona said Beckett was "moving around a little bit better than he was last night." Tim Wakefield will make the start in place of Beckett, and that will give Francona and his staff an extra day to figure out the next step with the struggling pitcher.
"Because of the off day and because of Wake pitching we can slot in [Clay Buchholz], [Jon] Lester and [John] Lackey, and they all still get an extra days rest, which is good." Francona said. "Then we can make a decision on Beckett. Is he ready to pitch when we go to New York? If he is, does he just slot in? If not, we would...
We've got a couple of offbeat stories from the world of high school athletics to lead off Wednesday's Morning Mashup. In Texas, a basketball standout was discovered to be a 22-year-old man who had graduated from high school in Florida three years earlier. And in Southern California, a pole vaulter was disqualified after winning her event, costing her team a league title, because she wore a friendship bracelet. The coach of the eventual championship team pointed out the infraction and now is getting some heat for it. Also, New England native and Boston College product Charlie Davies was left off the roster of the U.S. World Cup team because he has not yet fully recovered from injuries sustained in a car crash last year. Check out those stories and more at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and gave his thoughts on the upcoming season. The two-time Super Bowl MVP is optimistic as the season nears. "I'm feeling really good and excited," Brady said. "Every day that goes by I feel one day closer to football season, so I'm pretty happy about that."
Brady was asked about the changes in his personal life over the past few years and how it relates to his offseason preparation. Once a fixture at Foxboro during the offseason, Brady now lives with his family in California. "I'm not able to be here as much as I once was," said Brady. "Which was here [Foxboro] for every workout, now I'm here for significantly less then that. But like I said, I have a son that lives out in LA. He was born in August of 2007 and I didn't get to see him much for the first six months of his life so there are some months in the...
Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick joins Dale and Steve DeOssie to talk about cutting the roster down to 53 players. Jimmy Garoppolo is set to start and play most, if not all of the preseason contest against the Giants. Bill also expressed his thoughts about the kicking game and how some of the new rules have affected the importance of it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the news that Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start Thursday and play most of the game. They talk about what it might mean for Ryan Mallett.
Julian Edelman joins Christian and Danny Picard to talk about his approach going into the season, his performance this preseason, as well as the VMAs, and preventing cramps using mustard.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
Kevin Millar checks in to talk about the Castillo signing, Giancarlo Stanton, and the MLB's pace of play.
The Sox outfielder joined Dave and Lou after the comeback win, in which he had three hits and knocked in the tying run.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Rick Stroud of the Tampa Times discussed the Logan Mankins deal.
Chris Nowinski discussed the future of Wes Welker.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Buck.
Tim talks about the city of Las Vegas attempting to get an NHL franchise. Lou wards off "huge" bat. Christian winds up in the dog house again, for what happened on MFB yesterday.
After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.
Dale, Field Yates, and Andy Hart give a brief preview of the AFC East.
Taylor Twellman, who had to end his career early due to concussions, discusses Wes Welker's most recent concussion.
Dale, Andy Hart, and Field Yates react to the Logan Mankins trade.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
How can teams acquire players who are entering their primes without having to live through the potentially massive transition of prospects coming from the minors to the big leagues? The Red Sox have two such case studies. The signing of Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo represents one effort to acquire a player for his prime years for whom the transition to big league-caliber competition might not be turbulent. Red Sox assistant director of player personnel discusses the scouting process involved with landing Castillo. The episode also features Brock Holt, the one rookie who played at a consistently high level for the Red Sox this year. Holt explores some of the distinctions that might help to explain why he did not experience some of the struggles that characterized the seasons of Xander Bogaerts and Jackie Bradley Jr.
Rob Bradford is joined by Turtleboy of TurtleboySports.com to discuss which current major leaguers might be in line to become Hall of Famers. The duo dive into the difficulties facing the current crop of big leaguers when trying to reach Hall of Fame status.
Fantasy Football Drafts are now happening every day, so Pete Davidson and Jim Hackett have you covered. This Podcast focuses on the High Value Targets you can get in your drafts if you draft smartly. These players can slip to you and make a great impact on your roster as the season moves on. The draft is won in the middle to late rounds when the best upside players are taken. Jim and Pete give you in depth analysis on the High Value Targets to seek along with the Rookies that can make an impact this year. Jim and Pete will be back this Sunday morning too, on-air at WEEI FM 93.7 with even more. Prepare and enjoy!
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