JUPITER, Fla. -- The Red Sox suffered their first defeat in Grapefruit League play, as the Cardinals rallied for six runs in the eighth inning against relievers Chris Carpenter and Garrett Mock to claim a 9-3 victory.
Carpenter, in his first game appearance for the Red Sox since being acquired as compensation from the Cubs for Theo Epstein, had a strong first inning of work in the seventh before losing the plate in the eighth. The hard-throwing right-hander gave up three walks and a single before being lifted for Mock, the former Nationals big leaguer whom the Sox signed to a minor league deal last week. Mock ended up allowing a sacrifice fly and a three-run double along with another run-scoring hit.
For the Sox, Josh Beckett worked three shutout innings and Jose Iglesias delivered a pair of highlights, making a terrific...
Boston College did not score a point for more than seven minutes to start the game, and the Eagles' season came to a close Thursday with a 78-57 loss to NC State in the opening round of the ACC tournament in Atlanta.
Ryan Anderson finished his rookie season with a 22-point, 12-rebound outing, and Lonnie Jackson added 10 points for BC (9-22).
Scott Wood hit 5-of-9 3-pointers en route to scoring 22 points for NC State (21-11), which advances to play fourth-seeded Virginia in Friday's quarterfinals.
After giving up the game's first 14 points, the Eagles trailed by 13 at the break before making a run early in the second half. When Anderson hit a layup with 14:47 left, it capped a 9-0 run and got BC within six at 43-37. It was a nine-point margin with 6:44 left after another Anderson layup, but NC State ended the game on a 20-8 run.
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JUPITER, Fla. -- Red Sox starter Josh Beckett managed to complete a full spring day's work before a downpour intruded upon a Grapefruit League game between the Sox and Cardinals.
Beckett tossed three scoreless innings, requiring just 30 pitches (24 strikes) in his second start of the spring. He allowed a pair of hits and neither struck out nor walked any hitters. Of the nine outs Beckett recorded, seven came via ground ball.
His effort proved well-timed, as Beckett was able to conclude his outing before a storm interrupted the contest at 1:54 p.m., in the top of the fourth inning. At the time of the delay, the Red Sox had runners on second and third with no outs in a 0-0 tie. Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia dominated for two perfect innings, striking out four of the six Sox hitters he faced.
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Chris Mortensen of ESPN was a guest of the Mut & Merloni on Thursday. Mortensen was asked to predict the eventual destination for free-agent quarterback Peyton Manning
"I would say the Dolphins are the favorite," Mortensen said. "And the reasons are probably somewhat obvious. I'd say the AFC is now the weaker conference, but the main thing is that have a good team. They've got an All-Pro left tackle in Jake Long, they have a good, young center in [Mike] Pouncey, they've got Reggie Bush. They've got Brandon Marshall, they'll sign a Reggie Wayne and the defense isn't bad. He's certainly has a place to live, he's familiar with South Florida. There's a lot of things that make sense about the Dolphins."
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Andrew Miller reported that the elbow stiffness he felt, forcing the Red Sox to scratch the lefty from his scheduled appearance Thursday against the Cardinals, was nothing he was concerned with.
"Just being a little cautious," Miller said. "Better to take care of it now than later. Knock it out now and hopefully not have to do deal with anything later on."
Miller explained the tightness was actually being classified as "triceps inflammation," residing just above his left elbow.
The pitcher said he felt fine the day after his outing Sunday, as well as the following day. But upon waking up Tuesday he started feeling some discomfort, which still didn't prevent him from throwing a bullpen session that day.
After the bullpen session, however, Miller said there was "just a little more soreness than was ideal at this time," leading to the precautionary measures by the team.
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
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