The Red Sox have scheduled left-hander Andrew Miller to make a start in the series finale against the Rangers on Thursday. As a result, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will get his first chance to shoot for career win No. 200 at Fenway Park on Friday.
Miller (5-1, 4.99) last pitched on Friday in Kansas City, logging 5 1/3 innings and allowing just one run on three hits en route to the victory. Wakefield (6-5, 4.97) made the start the next day, likewise exiting after 5 1/3 innings and with the Sox ahead, 4-3. But the bullpen allowed an inherited runner to score and then permitted five more runs, resulting in a no-decision for Wakefield and a loss for the Sox.
By having Miller pitch on Thursday, both Miller and Wakefield will be pitching on five days' rest. Moreover, Wakefield will avoid pitching at the Ballpark at Arlington (where he has a career record of 5-13 with a 6.23 ERA in 21 games) in favor of a home park in which he has a 97-76 career...
Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork joined The Big Show for Patriots Monday at Gillette Stadium, and declined to expand upon a Yahoo! Sports report that he accepted $50,000 from booster Nevin Shapiro while attending the University of Miami.
"I commented about it, and I'm done with that," Wilfork, who later added he couldn't remember when he first learned the story was going to be reported, said . "That's all I'm going to say about it. I've moved forward from that day. I'm looking forward to Detroit, and that's where I'm at right now."
Wilfork had said prior to Monday's practice that he did not want to "be a distraction" to the Patriots, so he was quick to change the subject to how he felt the defense fared Thursday against the Buccaneers when asked about the Miami situation on The Big Show.
"Like I said, i've made my comments, and I don't have anything else to say about. I've moved forward from it. Like...
Shortstop Marco Scutaro will lead off as the Red Sox remain without Jacoby Ellsbury in the starting lineup as they prepare for the start of a four-game series against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. The Sox will be facing Rangers Opening Day starter C.J. Wilson, who is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in four starts against Boston (all of which the Rangers have won).
Though Wilson has typically been a devastating matchup for left-handed hitters, this year, his typical splits have been reversed. Left-handed batters have a .261 average and .710 OPS against Wilson this year, while righties have marks of .228 and .645. That fact makes the absences of Ellsbury (out of the lineup for the third game since being hit in the back by a pitch) and David Ortiz (bursitis) all the more significant.
Wilson will face Sox left-hander Erik Bedard, who is 0-1 with a 3.38 ERA, 17 strikeouts and four walks in 16 innings (spanning three starts) with the Sox.
Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth pleaded no contest on Monday to simple assault in connection to an alleged incident at W Hotel in the nation's capital. As a result, the 30-year-old former Redskins tackle will serve 160 hours of community service. It was while with the Redskins that Haynesworth signed a seven-year, $100 million contract before being traded this summer to New England.
Haynesworth, who attended Saturday's walk-through in Foxboro, was not at practice on Monday as he traveled to Superior Court in Washington to have his case heard and work out a plea deal, which also requires Haynesworth stay away from the waitress and not be arrested for the next 18 months. He also agreed to alcohol abuse and psycho-social assessments. His record will be cleared if he successfully meets all of the requirements, according to NBCWashington.com.
A grand jury indicted him and charged him groping the breast of a college-age cocktail...
FOXBORO -- Rookie cornerback Ras-I Dowling and wide receiver Taylor Price returned to practice today as the Patriots worked out in full pads. Dowling had been out since Aug. 3 while Price was banged up during the preseason opener against the Jaguars on Aug. 11. Joining Dowling and Price in full pads were Julian Edelman, Brandon Tate and James Sanders.
Running back Danny Woodhead, who took a vicious shot to the head while covering a punt in the fourth quarter Thursday night in Tampa, returned to practice but only in shorts and a shirt. Also attending practice in shorts were linebacker Gary Guyton and running back Kevin Faulk.
Missing were Stevan Ridley, Leigh Bodden, Shane Vereen, Josh Barrett, Malcolm Williams, Eric Kettani, Jeff Tarpinian, Dane Fletcher, Brandon Spikes, Marcus Cannon, Ryan Wendell, Brandon Deaderick, Lee Smith, Albert Haynesworth, Jermaine Cunningham, Ron Brace and Mike Wright.
Haynesworth was expected in...
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.
Former Red Sox infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora joined the guys to talk MLB trade rumors and spend just a little time goofing on Rob Bradford.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
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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.
Dino, Buck and Butch end the program discussing two prominent AL pitchers that were in action Thursday night and how their future looks. Also, Patriots and Dolphins QBs since Tom Brady was drafted.
At Friday morning's media session, Patriots coach Bill Belichick is pressed about what might happen in Week 5 with Jimmy Garoppolo if he plays well. After three queries, Bill has had enough. Dino, Buck and Butch react.
CSN Patriots reporter Tom E. Curran joins Dino, Buck and Butch to talk the state of the Patriots as training camp opens.
No Ordway today, as Lou and Christian discuss Pats camp and the Red Sox losing streak
Lou and Christian talk about Hanley's throwing error that cost the Red Sox the game last night against the Angels
ESPN's Mike Reiss stops by to chat with Lou and Christian about the state of the Patriots, Tom Brady's suspension, and what he's seeing and hearing thus far at Patriot's camp
We discuss all things from Patriots training camp day 2. The return of Jamie Collins, a frosty Bill Belichick, and Martellus Bennett is soon to be a fan favorite.
Inspired by a shark taking a bite out of Warren Sapp, we look at four of the dumbest off-the-field injuries in sports history. Suntans and pizza injuries? Yeah, we got that.
We close out the week with the best soundbites of the day and LAROY!
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Ben and Alex discuss the Revs roster and who is the most valuable. Would you rather have Paul Pogba or Luka Modric and Toni Kroos?
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