According to a major league source, the Red Sox will call up Junichi Tazawa prior to Tuesday's contest against the Toronto Blue Jays. Tazawa has not thrown a pitch in the major leagues in more than two years, having last pitched for the Red Sox in a big league contest on Sept. 4, 2009.
The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2010 and missed all of last season. This season, he began the year in extended spring training before working to a 6.05 ERA in an assignment with High-A Salem. He was optioned to Double-A Portland in June, and began to regain both his stuff and command, with improved results following as he progressed up the minor league ladder. Tazawa had a 4.70 ERA, 27 strikeouts and seven walks in 23 innings in Portland, then produced a 2.25 ERA, 22 strikeouts and just three walks in 16 innings (regular season and playoffs) for Triple-A Pawtucket.
Now, he will join the Red Sox as a relief option for the final weeks of the...
Like his head coach moments earlier, Tom Brady said his record-setting night was a total team effort. Brady completed 32-of-48 passes for a team-record and career-high 517 yards and four touchdowns in a 38-24 win over the Dolphins on a hot, humid Monday night at Sun Life Stadium.
"Well, it was a good night in that sense," Brady said of the monster stat night. "I thought we executed pretty well at times. Look, it's a team sport, man. Those guys were catching the ball and making some great plays, Aaron [Hernandez], Gronk [Rob Gronkowski], Chad [Ochocinco], Deion [Branch], Wes. There were a lot of tough looks out there that we got and guys really stayed aware of the situations and we made enough plays to win and that's the goal.
"We were coming down here to win and this is always a tough place to play. Felt like that game was six hours long so we have a short week coming up. We have to get home and get to work on San Diego....
After a wild opening night 38-24 win in Miami that saw the two teams combined for over 900 passing yards, Patriots coach Bill Belichick summed it up as only he can. "Obviously a lot of big plays in the game and fortunately we made a few more than they did," he said. "We certainly have a long way to go. That was no Rembrandt performance but fortunately it was good enough."
Maybe not, but Belichick's quarterback Tom Brady painted a masterpiece. Brady completed 32-of-48 passes for a team-record 517 yards and four touchdowns in the win, including a 99-yard throw and catch to Wes Welker. "I think you talk about the whole team," Belichick said when asked about Brady. "Tom threw it well and the receivers caught it and we pass protected. It was no one-man band out there. We had a lot of contributions from everybody and that's what a good offensive team should do."
As for his defense, Belichick said, "We had...
Tom Brady opened 2011 with one of the greatest single-game performances in NFL history, throwing for a career-high and franchise-record 517 yards and four touchdowns as the Patriots handled the Dolphins, 38-24, in the season opener Monday night at Sun Life Stadium in South Florida. Brady capped his monumental night by hooking up with Wes Welker for a 99-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, matching the 99-yard TD run by Tony Dorsett against the Vikings on Monday Night Football on Jan. 3, 1983 and Brett Favre's 99-yard pass to Robert Brooks on Sept. 11, 1995. It was the 13th 99-yard play in NFL history.
Brady finished 32-of-48 passing and his 517 yards shattered the previous Patriots single-game record of 426 held by Drew Bledsoe in 1994. Welker finished with eight catches for 160 yards and two touchdowns. Tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski were big, combining for 13 catches and 189 yards and two touchdowns. Deion Branch finished with...
Retired slugger Manny Ramirez was arrested following a domestic dispute in his Weston, Fla., home and charged with battery, the Associated Press reported. The news was first reported by TMZ (with an accomanying mug shot), which added that Ramirez was taken from his home in handcuffs around 7 pm EST.
The police report said that Ramirez slapped his wife in the face during an argument, and that her head hit a bedroom headboard as a result of the act. Ramirez' wife told police that she feared the situation would escalate, prompting her to call in the incident to authorities. Manny Ramirez denied hitting his wife.
The 39-year-old hit 555 home runs in parts of 19 seasons, including a stretch of nearly eight seasons with the Red Sox during which he helped Boston to two...
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.
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.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.
The final hour of RSR features your calls as well as some thoughts on Clay Buchholz and Fenway Park.
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.
Former rock jock Gary Tanguay channels his radio past to attempt to "hit the post" of several classic soft rock favorites as Minihane eggs him on.
Somewhat reluctantly, Kirk and Gary take calls on who would start a one-game playoff for the Red Sox right now between Steven Wright, Rick Porcello and David Price
The 8am hour stays off the rails with Kirk and Gary discussing Ken the producer's sex life and how attractive women find them
Acronyms abound, as Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss the MLB Hall of Fame, and PED's. Also, is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer?
Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron discuss Clay Buchholz' current state of limbo.
With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.
We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.
In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
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Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back right on time for the start of the NFL and Fantasy Football pre-draft season. Topics of the day include some news around the league centering on the suspension of Le’Veon Bell, bad news swirling around Ezekiel Elliot and the passing of Coach Dennis Green. Then it’s into the fun stuff featuring conversation about the Patriots Offense with the additions of Martellus Bennett and Chris Hogan and a first look at the Top 12 Wide Receivers heading into Training Camp. It’s time to gear up for Fantasy Football people, giddy up!
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