Left-hander Felix Doubront tossed two scoreless innings of relief on Thursday night for Triple-A Pawtucket, and going forward this season, the Red Sox plan to use the 23-year-old in relief, said farm director Mike Hazen. With Andrew Miller having given the Sox six starters who are stretched out at the big league level, Alfredo Aceves available as an emergency starter and Kyle Weiland still in the PawSox rotation, the Sox felt they could prepare Doubront for relief without jeopardizing the depth of their big league rotation.
Doubront has had an injury-riddled campaign, going 2-5 with a 4.30 ERA in 17 games (16 starts) in Pawtucket. However, until his final two starts in August, he sported a 3.14 ERA, and he struck out 61 while walking 24 in 69 innings in Triple-A this year.
Doubront also spent three games in the majors at the start of the year, allowing two runs in 2 2/3 innings. A year ago, in 12 big league appearances (three starts), he was 2-2...
Heath Evans, the former Patriots fullback who this week announced his retirement from the NFL and a new job with the NFL Network, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning.
Evans spent the last two seasons with the Saints after leaving New England. He has fond memories of his days in Foxboro, even if that time didn't help prepare him for his new role in the broadcasting booth.
“I played for Bill Belichick for four years,” Evans said. “Do you think it was an easy job giving good interviews and good speeches?”
Evans called Belichick “the funniest guy I’ve ever been around in my life,” adding that Belichick probably enjoyed Wes Welker’s foot comments prior the Patriots’ playoff game against the Jets last season.
“Inside, Bill Belichick thought that was hilarious,” Evans said, adding: “But Bill also knows the ground that he runs his teams on, and there is...
A few hours before the Ravens' preseason game against the Redskins Thursday night, Ravens rookie wide receiver Tandon Doss broke up a fight at a restaurant at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. After Doss tweeted about his actions, someone asked why he risked his health on a game day. Tweeted the Indianapolis native: I'm not gonna sit there and let someone get jumped. [I don't know] where ur from but we don't do that in Indy. Asked about the incident by reporters after Thursday's game, Doss stated: "I saw a guy on the ground bleeding, and I saw [another man] on top of him hitting, so I just had to stop him."
In other news, former Mets and Phillies star Lenny Dykstra, already in trouble for his financial issues, was charged with indecent exposure for allegedly exposing himself to women he met through Craigslist ads for personal assistants or housekeepers. Dykstra, 48, has been in jail since June on car theft and drug possession charges. He also...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Red Sox claimed their third straight win over the Rangers, beating Texas 6-0 Thursday night behind the starting pitching of Andrew Miller and another two-home run night from Adrian Gonzalez. It finishes up an eight-game road trip for the Red Sox during which they went 6-2.
Miller turned in his second straight solid start, allowing no runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out six and walking two while throwing 83 pitches. For the road trip, the lefty went 11 2/3 innings, giving up one run on six hits. Alfredo Aceves followed with two scoreless innings, with Dan Wheeler pitching a flawless ninth.
The Red Sox starter got plenty of run support, thanks in large part to Gonzalez, who hit the first two pitches he saw for home runs. Also adding homers for the visitors were David Ortiz (25) and Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who now has 13 homers on the season. The Sox offense finished off the four-game set outscoring Texas 30-7 in...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Red Sox will play a doubleheader against the A's Saturday, with game-times slated for noon and 5 p.m. The move is in response to the impending threat of Hurricane Irene, with the extra game on Saturday replacing Sunday's scheduled series finale.
"Yeah, but [other options] weren't really good," player representative Daniel Bard said. "That was what made the most sense for everybody. Obviously travel is going to be pretty rough leading up to it so we were trying to get creative and find another way to do it, but that's just how it worked out."
Red Sox ownership had originally proposed the idea of playing a doubleheader Friday, but with the team getting in early in the morning the same day after playing Thursday night in Texas, that was not considered an option by the players.
"That was their first thing and we can't do that," Bard said. "You can't ask guys to play 18 innings after...
The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.
The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.
Curran joins the boys live in studio to discuss the future of the QB position in New England.
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.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
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.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
In hour three of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk discussed the Pats win and took calls on Brady vs. Jimmy G.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
We check in with the playmaker, hall of famer Michael Irvin breaks down the Pats win over the Texans and whether or not he'll be changing those Lombardi trophies.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of our show breaking down an amazing win for the Patriots on Thursday night football.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk Minihane sits down with the Boston Globes Sports Media Columnist, Chad Finn. Kirk and Chad talk about the long and storied feud between WEEI and the Boston Globe and the ongoing ratings war between WEEI and the Hub.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.