The Red Sox and Angels resumed their game Wednesday night after going through a 2-hour, 35-minute rain delay which began at 8:30 p.m. The score at the time of the delay was 0-0, with the teams leaving the field with one out in the top of the fifth inning.
Matt Albers replaced Red Sox starter Josh Beckett, who allowed just one hit over his 4 1/3 innings. Beckett, who struck out three and walked three, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first inning thanks when Alberto Callaspo grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.
Angels starter Ervin Santana didn't allow a hit over four innings, striking out seven, walking one and hitting Kevin Youkilis, who is now tied with Mo Vaughn for the most career hit-by-pitches in a Red Sox career (71). Rich Thompson came on for Santana after the delay.
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On Wednesday, the Bruins took just the series lead that they have been associated with for nearly a year. In holding a 3-0 edge over the Flyers in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the Bruins have the very lead that they blew a season ago when they were eliminated by Philadelphia in seven games. The Bruins are trying to block out the comparisons to last year, but given where they stand, it's only natural.
"About half the guys weren't here last year. It's different," center David Krejci said after the team's 5-1 win. "We have better depth in our lineup, and we showed it in the first round. Hopefully that's going to help us in the second round, too."
While the roster itself is different, many of the veterans who were on the squad know that the B's did learn from last season's collapse — even ones who weren't playing.
"We learned last year that the fourth win is the hardest," Tim Thomas said....
Zdeno Chara and David Krejci scored just 63 seconds into the game to lead the Bruins to a 5-1 romp over the Flyers Wednesday at TD Garden, and a 3-0 series lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series. Chara added Boston's first power-play goal of the playoffs in 31 chances late in the game on a 5-on-3 advantage to cap off the win. For the second straight year, the Bruins now stand just one win away from advancing to the Eastern Conference finals with four chances to finish off the Flyers.
Just 30 seconds into the game, Chara blasted a slap shot past a helpless Brian Boucher for his first of the playoffs. Only 33 seconds later — as the Chara goal was being announced to the delirious crowd — Krejci scored his fifth of the postseason past a screened Boucher and the Bruins were off to the races.
The game settled down by the end of the first period, with the Bruins forced to kill off a pair of...
The game between the Red Sox and Angels has been placed in rain delay, beginning at 8:30 p.m. The teams left the field with one out in the visitors' half of the fifth inning, with the teams tied at 0-0. Josh Beckett has allowed the game's only hit, a first-inning single to Maicer Izturis. Angels starter Ervin Santana has yet to issue a hit through his four innings of work.
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Angels outfielder Torii Hunter said before his team's game with the Red Sox Wednesday night that he has seen an enormous difference in Carl Crawford from when the teams' last met each other, in Anaheim on April 21-24, citing the confidence derived from Crawford's walk-off single Sunday.
"That hit to win the game had to take a lot of weight off his shoulders," Hunter said of Crawford, who entered Wednesday hitting .194. "When he did it I screamed. I was happy for him. When he got the game-winning hit I knew that probably lifted him up. I’ve watched his approach at the plate from last time we played him until now, and now that he has that hit he looks dangerous. He’s probably the best .194 hitter in the league right now."
Hunter said he still hasn't spoken with Crawford since the left fielder signed with the Red Sox, but did admit to previously warning the former Tampa Bay Ray about the challenges that would face him...
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.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he had another multi-hit game as the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies 8-3.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 5-2 victory over Cleveland.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox DH, who almost hit for the cycle in the win over the Indians at Fenway.
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.
Roger Goodell met the media on Tuesday and evaded questions about the NFL pulling funding for a concussion studies as they tried to rig the outcome.
Boston beat Colorado 8-2 on Tuesday night with another double-digit hit game. The guys discuss the pace the Red Sox offense is on
The guys open the show by discussing the latest news in the killing of an Auburn police officer and the news that Bill Cosby will be forced to stand trial against one of his accusers
The Red Sox offense is putting up lots of runs and Lou is loving the horn they play. Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe that Roger Goodell didn't read the concussion report.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.
There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
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We discuss the infamous nut kick and why NBA players have been so whiny this post-season.
We discuss what it means for the B's
In the latest It Is What It Is podcast, Chris Price talks with former Patriots backup quarterback Jim Miller about Tom Brady and his mindset as he continues to battle Deflategate. Miller offers up his own thoughts on Brady’s play and what sets him apart from other signal-callers of his generation. Miller also breaks down New England’s offseason to this point on the calendar, and offers his thoughts on which team might be poised to challenge the Patriots in the AFC East.
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