Speaking after the Red Sox' 3-1, 14-inning loss to the Royals, starter Jon Lester said he came away from his first outing since July 5 with a good deal of optimism, having allowed just one run over 5 1/3 innings.
"I felt good," said the lefty, who was coming back from a left lat strain. "I felt like I hadn't pitched in two weeks. But as far as the lat goes, I felt fine. No pain, really nothing. I felt fine."
Lester's return to the mound was temporarily put on hold after a 2-hour, 21-minute rain delay. He still managed to where he left off before getting injured, holding the Royals scoreless for the first five innings to stretch his scoreless streak to 16 innings.
The only miscue from Lester came in the sixth inning when he allowed Billy Butler to launch a run-scoring double into the left field corner.
"You can't simulate a big league baseball game," he explained. "No matter how many bullpens or...
Talking after the Red Sox' 14-inning, 3-1 loss to the Royals, it was revealed that Marco Scutaro had missed the sign on a suicide squeeze bunt attempt with one out in the 12th inning, leading to Josh Reddick to be caught in a run-down between third base and home plate.
"I didn't see the sign. it was my fault. I just missed the sign," Scutaro said. "I really can't say nothing else. It was just my fault."
The play was the first squeeze attempt by the Red Sox this season, and resulted in one of the three times in the last five innings the hosts failed to score despite getting a runner to third base.
"We just missed the sign," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona, whose team was 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position. "I thought it was a good opportunity. We got half of it right. We didn't' get the whole thing right. Red got it and Scoot didn't. We had some other opportunities too. We kind of let them off the...
After a 2-hour, 21-minute rain delay, and 4 hours and 28 minutes of baseball, the Royals claimed a 3-1 win over the Red Sox Monday night at Fenway Park. The winning run came on Mike Aviles' 14th-inning squeeze bunt, which sailed over the head of a charging Adrian Gonzalez, allowing Eric Hosmer to score. The decisive play came against Red Sox reliever Randy Williams, who had been part of a collection of Sox' relievers which had combined to throw 7 2/3 scoreless innings entering the final frame.
Williams and the Red Sox, who stranded three baserunners at third base in the final five innings, would give up an insurance run for the Royals on Alceides Escobar's sacrifice fly in the 14th, scoring Jeff Francoeur.
Pitching for the first time July 5, starter Jon Lester allowed just one run on seven hits, striking out six and walking two. He threw 89 pitches.
The Red Sox jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning thanks to Josh Reddick's 20th...
Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich said late Monday night that he had not made up his mind as to where he’s going to sign as an undrafted free agent.
Herzlich, who had reportedly reached an agreement with Baltimore, announced on Twitter that he had not yet made a decision, and would make an official statement on his future Tuesday. “For everyone I have not signed with anyone yet and am still making my decision,” he wrote. “Thank you for support and I will give official word tomorrow.”
Herzlich, the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, was not selected in April’s NFL draft. Despite that, his story remains an inspiration to many, as he overcame Ewing’s sarcoma — he had a titanium rod placed in the leg — and returned to play for BC in 2010.
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Though the Red Sox had initially planned on keeping Kyle Weiland on their active roster with J.D. Drew going on the disabled list for his shoulder impingement to clear a roster spot for the return of Jon Lester, that plan changed on Monday night.
The Sox will instead option Weiland to Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Monday's game and keep Drew on the active roster; the team is likely to make another roster move tomorrow to call up Drew Sutton from Pawtucket with Drew landing on the DL on Tuesday.
"We held off and made a different roster move," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona after his team's 3-1 loss to the Royals Monday night. "There are a lot of moving parts. Some of it's baseball, some of it's personal. We just got caught in some things I'm probably not able to talk about. You're just going to have to take my word for it. Sometimes personal stuff gets in the way."
Weiland was 0-1 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts. He has...
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.
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.
Gary Tanguay, Gerry Callahan, and Kirk Minihane discuss the intel from TurtleBoySports.com which describes awkward judicial relationships between an Uxbridge judge, his daughter Ashley Losapio, and Losapio's boyfriend Giancarlo Zambrano, twin brother of cop killer Jorge Zambrano
A report says that late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle exaggerated his accomplishments during the Iraq War. Does it affect hero status for one of Gerry's all-time favorite people?
The guys discuss the absolute thrashing the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Toronto Raptors last night.
Ted Olson, joins the guys to talk about how he and Tom Brady plan to attack the latest court ruling.
Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
We discuss Wade Boggs, his attitude, legacy and decision to wear his NY Yankees ring on the night the Red Sox honored the 1986 team.
We discuss OMF"s interview with Ted Olson, the Amicus brief filed by the Patriots, and whether or not fans are sick of this fight and just want it to end, or if fighting to the bitter end is the right choice.
Inspired by Wade Boggs, we look at him and four other guys who's value wasn't realized until they were long gone.
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.
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