Daisuke Matsuzaka lasted just 1 1/3 innings in his most recent rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket, Tuesday night, giving up one run on three hits while striking out two and walking a pair. The outing against the Indianapolis Indians saw Matsuzaka throw 40 pitches, 22 of which were strikes.
Prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles, Sox manager Bobby Valentine said the plan was for Matsuzaka to go three innings. There was some thought that the pitcher's next appearance would be in the place of Daniel Bard, who was sent to Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday. Valentine, however, wouldn't commit to the Saturday start for Matsuzaka.
"He has felt great," Valentine said. "We’ll see how that goes in this three-inning stint tonight."
In his last two outings, Matsuzaka allowed just one run and three hits over a combined 10 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking one. In seven total rehab appearances coming into Tuesday, the...
MIAMI -- Miami forward Chris Bosh is active for tonight's Game 5, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that Bosh won't start and that if he plays, "He'll come in at some point in the rotation in a short bursts, and that's all it would be."
Spoelstra said Bosh will play most of his minutes at center but he will start Udonis Haslem at the position, making him the third different center to start for the Heat in the series. The Celtics have been preparing for Bosh to play since the series began.
"It just gives them another weapon," Doc Rivers said. "My guess is it's pretty easy to know when Kevin [Garnett's] coming out of the game and my guess is they'll probably put him in right when Kevin's coming out. We're ready either way, honestly. We don't care one way or the other. We have to be ready to play the Miami Heat tonight and not worry about who's on the floor."
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Shortstop Deven Merrero, taken by the Red Sox in the first round (No. 24 overall) of the Major League Baseball draft on Monday, said that he hopes to follow the same fast track to Boston that Arizona State predecessor Dustin Pedroia. Like Marrero, Pedroia was taken with the Red Sox' top pick in a draft, and after signing in 2004, he was in the major leagues to stay by the end of the 2006 campaign.
"I met Dustin a couple times. He trains out there at ASU and always comes by to alumni games. I met him a couple times, and it’s just awesome to have him as a guideline. He’s a great guy and a great one to follow," Marrero, 21, said in a conference call. "He’s a unique player. I'd like to put myself in his category and hopefully do what he did. Hopefully everything goes right and I get a chance to do what he did."
Marrero suffered a difficult season as a junior. Arizona State was banned from taking part in...
Bobby Valentine said prior to Tuesday night's game against the Orioles that mechanics were ultimately what led to the Red Sox optioning starting pitcher Daniel Bard to Triple-A Pawtucket.
"Last time out, he had a real tough time locating his pitches," Valentine said in reference in Bard's six walks and two hit batters over 1 2/3 innings. "… He's been struggling with his mechanics."
Bard leads the Red Sox with 37 walks, a number that is tied for sixth highest in the majors. In 11 appearances (10 starts) this season, the 26-year-old is 5-6 with a 5.24 earned run average and 34 strikeouts. His velocity has also been down this season, something that the manager called "part of the mechanical mystery."
Valentine said that Bard thought that an assignment to the minors wasn't necessary and that he could solve his mechanical issues "on the fly," but after meeting with general manager Ben Cherington on...
The Red Sox sent pitcher Daniel Bard to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, two days after his most recent disappointing start for the club. The team also activated Darnell McDonald, who has been out since early last month, from the disabled list.
Bard, who was a successful setup man in the last three seasons, was converted to a starter for this season but has struggled since making the move. In 11 appearances (10 starts) this season, the 26-year-old is 5-6 with a 5.24 earned run average, 34 strikeouts and a team-leading 37 walks. His walk total is tied for sixth in the majors.
In his most recent start, Bard lasted just 1 2/3 innings, walking six batters and hitting two more in allowing five earned runs in a 5-1 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday.
McDonald has been on the disabled list with a right oblique strain since May 13.
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Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. Trenni, Kirk, and Gerry discuss the upcoming Red Sox season. Michael Irvin is being investigated for sexual assault, again. Renee Graham, from the Globe, thinks Michael Che is right about Boston being racist.
Hour 3. Trenni battles Gerry on immigration. Joe Mixon’s future is discussed. Curtis will get a second chance at music trivia on Friday.
Hour 2. Trenni, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Joe Mixon’s draft chances. A horrible hazing story from Texas is the topic in headlines. Keefe responded to Kirk (kind of).
HOUR 4 - The guys talked about Tuukka's rebound game last night against the Predators, Glenn had a squirrel moment when ESPN started talking about Joe Mixon, Tom Brady was compared to Kobe Bryant, and Holley says the Celtics can win the title.
HOUR 3 - Did Butler's camp screw up Butler's situation? Glenn exposes one of Fauria's verbal crutches. The guys try to come up with some new podcast names and ideas.
HOUR 2 - Fauria struggles to read the "Trending Now." Dave Dombrowski is getting defensive about the fact that all his free agent pitching acquisitions are getting injured. Hanley forgets which shoulder he hurt 2 years ago. Lou loses it when John Farrell makes up some new baseball lingo.
The NFL commissioner is claiming that he will attend the opener at Gilette Stadium next fall... does this put Deflategate to bed finally? Or will Roger find a way to duck out of his verbal commitment?
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots off-season and it becomes a conversation about longevity for Brady and Belichick, and which will be around longer for this team.
Dale, Michael and Rich discuss our guest Michael Irvin being implicated in a sexual assault case - important to note that details are scarce at this time and no charges have been filed to this point.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have the Tuesday & Wednesday recap from the K&C show, including Kirk's epic rant at Dale & Holley with Keefe.
Rich Keefe is joined by Dale Arnold and Ben Kichen to preview WrestleMania 33. Is it a good card? What will be the best match? Plus Ryan Davey is in for "This Week in #DORK" with a look a couple new trailers and the always great "Black Panther Reads #DORK iTunes Reviews."
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Hour 2. Kirk responds to Keefe’s shot at him. Alex says America is to blame for 9/11 in Headlines. Alex says the U.S. should let as many people in as possible.More from this show
Hour 4. Trenni, Kirk, and Gerry discuss the upcoming Red Sox season. Michael Irvin is being investigated for sexual assault, again. Renee Graham, from the Globe, thinks Michael Che is right about Boston being racist.More from this show
Hour 1. Roger Goodell is going to New England, Belichick wore the same clothes, and O’Reilly commented on Maxine Waters’ hair. Renee Graham, from the Boston Globe, thinks Boston is racist.More from this show
Hour 2. Trenni, Gerry, and Kirk discuss Joe Mixon’s draft chances. A horrible hazing story from Texas is the topic in headlines. Keefe responded to Kirk (kind of).More from this show
Hour 4. After Kraft’s comments at the owners meeting, the guys discuss how long Brady will play for. Gerry hates Lavar Ball. Reimer had a crazy time in Germany.More from this show