Josh Beckett will take the mound for the Red Sox on Thursday night as the Sox attempt to sweep the Angels. Here are the starting lineups for Thursday's game:
Ellsbury - CF
Pedroia - 2B
Martinez - 1B
Bay - LF
Ortiz - DH
Lowell - 3B
Drew - RF
Varitek - C
Gonzalez - SS
Starting Pitcher: Josh Beckett
Figgins - 3B
Aybar - SS
Abreu - DH
Hunter - CF
Morales - 1B
Rivera - LF
Matthews - RF
Kendrick - 2B
Mathis - C
Starting Pitcher: E. Santanta
According to his agent, the Patriots are going to host free agent defensive tackle Antwan Lake later today. The 30-year-old Lake is a 6-foot-4, 308-pounder out of West Virginia who has spent six seasons in the league -- one with Detroit (2002), two with Atlanta (2004 and 2005) and the last three with New Orleans. His best season came in 2007 with the Saints, when he started seven games and finished with 18 tackles and a sack. For more Patriots' news, check out our blog, "It Is What It Is."
Marc Savard has yet to appear in either of the first two preseason Bruins games, but B's coach Claude Julien declared the No. 1 center as "100 percent" after battling through a left knee issue in the first few days of training camp. Julien wouldn't say when Savard will appear in a preseason game -- the B's play Saturday afternoon at home against the Rangers and Sunday night against the Canadiens in Quebec City -- but confirmed that it's now a coaching decision rather than a choice left up to the trainers.
Savard said that part of his goal heading into this season was to shed a few pounds and be a bit lighter and quicker on his skates, and he underwent a long-distance running and sprinting program that saw him run 4-6 miles five or six days a week. The center has looked sleeker on the frozen sheet, but perhaps that caused a little of the left knee tweak at the beginning of camp. Either way, both Savard and Julien say that the 32-year-old...
The Nashville Predators have made a formal offer to the Bruins for 21-year-old sniper Phil Kessel, according to a report in the Tennessean, and that offer included draft picks and young prospects. Preds GM Dave Poile confirmed the report with the newspaper, and also handicapped his team's chances against offers from the Toronto Maple Leafs for the talented forward. According to a CBC report, the Leafs are offering a pair of first rounders and a second round pick -- and possibly a player -- to Boston for the unsigned restricted free agent.
"I certainly believe in being aggressive and persistent and going after what I want. But I've made it clear what we can do,'' Poile said to the paper. "It's fairly apparent what other teams are doing. If (Chiarelli) gets two firsts and a second, he's getting really...
The Patriots have beaten the Jets the last eight times the two teams have played at the Meadowlands, and New York free safety Kerry Rhodes has had enough of it. Rhodes told the New York Daily News that he wants to “embarrass” New England when the two teams meet this Sunday in New Jersey. “Not just go out there and try to win, try to embarrass them,” Rhodes said. “Try to make them feel bad when they leave here. We don’t want to just beat them. We want to send a message to them, ‘We’re not backing down from you and we expect to win this game, and it’s not going to be luck, it’s not going to be a mistake.’” Other Jets players have said the same thing this week -- defensive tackle Kris Jenkins said New York is treating this game “like it’s the Super Bowl.” For more Patriots’ news, check out our blog “It Is What...
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
Rob Bradford joined the show and talked about the activity on day one of the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Rob told the guys the Sox are in a good spot and plan on waiting out the Stephen Drew market.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys talked about Kanye West's moronic comments comparing himself to a cop.
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.
Mut and Merloni are in Orlando for the most exciting time of the offseason. They breakdown what moves the Red Sox could make during the annual gathering of front offices and agents.
We discuss the Penguins-Bruins game, the scraps and cheap-shots in it, and how Sean Thornton is remorseful, but not all Bruins fans think he has to be.
We tackle four topics at 4PM, today all centered around dirty hits.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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