Marco Scutaro offered his explanation regarding the play that resulted in the first run in what ended up as the Red Sox' 9-2 loss to the Rays Thursday night.
"I'ver never seen that before," said the shortstop.
The play in question came with B.J. Upton at-bat with two outs in the third inning, with no score. Upton's grounder headed toward Scutaro at the same time a large chunk of the outfielder's broken bat, causing the shortstop to flinch enough as to allow the ball to find left field. It allowed John Jaso to score the visitors' first run and claim a lead they wouldn't relinquish.
"I didn’t see the bat until it was close to me, real close, because I was so focused on the ball that I didn’t pay attention to the bat until it was right next to the ball," Scutaro said. "I just jumped. I couldn’t do anything else."
Scutaro said he went back and watched video of the play, which opened the door...
The Red Sox lead in the Wild Card race was cut to three games after the Rays claimed a decisive 9-2 win over the Sox Thursday night at Fenway Park. It was the sixth straight loss for the Red Sox against Tampa Bay, who has out-scored Terry Francona's team 42-15 during that stretch.
Taking the loss for the Red Sox was Kyle Weiland, who allowed four runs over three innings, with all the damage coming in a four-run third inning for the Rays. The visitors first run came with two outs in the third when Sox shortstop Marco Scutaro was distracted by a broken bat, allowing B.J. Upton's grounder to get through to left field for an RBI single. Evan Longoria would immediately follow with a three-run home run into the Red Sox bullpen.
The lone Red Sox run came in the home half of the third when Jarrod Saltalamacchia scored on an Adrian Gonzalez ground out to first base.
The win went to Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson, who allowed just the one run...
FOXBORO -- Right cornerback Leigh Bodden was back at practice on Thursday but limited in participation with a lingering back injury. Meanwhile, defensive lineman Mike Wright, who missed seven games last season with a concussion, was listed again on the Patriots injury report Thursday with another concussion, presumably sustained in the regular season opener against the Dolphins on Monday night. Dan Koppen joined Wright on the sidelines again on Thursday. Here is the complete report:
C Dan Koppen (fibula)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
CB Leigh Bodden (back)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
OL Ryan Wendell (calf)
DL Myron Pryor (groin)
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The Bruins announced their roster for training camp, which is set to open Friday. It is as follows:
Forwards: Jamie Arniel, Patrice Bergeron, Anthony Camara, Gregory Campbell, Carter Camper, Jordan Caron, Stefan Chaput, Chris Clark, Craig Cunningham, Zach Hamill, Josh Hennessy, Nathan Horton, Chris Kelly, Alexander Khokhlachev, Jared Knight, David Krejci, Milan Lucic, Lane MacDermid, Kirk MacDonald, Kyle MacKinnon, Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille, Rich Peverley, Benoit Pouliot, Tyler Randell, Calle Ridderwall, Yannick Riendeau, Max Sauve, Tyler Seguin, Ryan Spooner, Jamie Tardif, Shawn Thornton, Trent Whitfield
Defensemen: Matt Bartkowski, Andrew Bodnarchuk, Johnny Boychuk, Ryan Button, Marc Cantin, Zdeno Chara, Colby Cohen, Joe Corvo, Andrew Ference, Dougie Hamilton, Steven Kampfer, Nathan McIver, Zach McKelvie, Adam McQuaid, Kevan Miller, Dennis Seidenberg, David Warsofsky
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to Thrusday night's game against the Rays that rehabbing pitcher Clay Buchholz will throw a full bullpen session on Saturday.
Buchholz threw 15 pitches off the front of the bullpen mound and an additional 15 from the rubber on Thursday. The 27-year-old last pitched on June 16 and has been out with a stress fracture in his lower back. He is 6-3 this season with a 3.48 earned run average in 14 starts.
Francona also noted that left-hander Erik Bedard has yet to progress past playing light catch and is not close to a return. He is dealing with a strained lat muscle.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
Joe and Tim are joined by Red Sox legend and baseball Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski about his time with the Red Sox and his thoughts on the 2016 team.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
Ken Laird and Paul Chartier are officially the new producers of the Dennis and Callahan Show as Lucy Burdge bails out of the race, perhaps due to money concerns.More from this show
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show