Red Sox manager Terry Francona was ejected in the fourth inning of his team's game with the Mariners Saturday night after arguing a play at the plate in which home plate umpire Mark Ripperger reversed his original call and ruled Jacoby Ellsbury out at home.
Ellsbury was attempting to tag up from third base on Dustin Pedroia's one-out fly ball to right field, but the throw from right fielder Ichiro Suzuki to catcher Josh Bard beat the baserunner to the plate. Ellsbury's slide resulted in his knee hitting Bard in the jaw, but the catcher managed to hold on to the ball before eventually dropping it to his chest while laying on his back.
Ripperger initially ruled Ellsbury out after seeing Bard drop the ball to his chest protector. But after conferring with his umpiring crew, Ripperger changed his call, resulting in Francona's displeasure.
It was the 33rd time in Francona's managerial career he has been ejected from a game. The Red Sox were...
Kevin Youkilis will be out of the Sox' lineup for a second straight game as they take on the Mariners in the second game of a three-game series. Youkilis was a late scratch before Friday's game with a sore back. Mike Aviles will play third.
Marco Scutaro, who was also scratched on Friday, is back in the lineup and playing short behind Josh Beckett, who goes for his 10th win of the season. The Sox will have their work cut out for them against Mariner righty Felix Hernandez.
Here is the rest of the lineup:
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Carl Crawford LF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Josh Reddick RF
Mike Aviles 3B
Jason Varitek C
Marco Scutaro SS
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FOXBORO -- Patriots left tackle Matt Light returned to the practice field Saturday after coming off the physcially unable to perform list. Light, who signed a two-year deal to return to the team that selected him in the second round of the 2001 draft, said that he is "working it in slow" after offseason shoulder surgery.
"Just try to make sure that I can go out there and get as much done without actually going through a lot of the physical end of this," Light said of his mindset now that he's back on the field. "Unfortunately, I can't just jump right back into it given what surgery I had in the offseason, so right now a lot of it's mental, trying to keep the physical side of it going to what extent I can, and hopefully be out there going full tilt sooner than later."
With Light sitting out Thursday's preseason opener, the 10-year veteran watched 17th overall pick Nate Solder start at left tackle in his place....
The Patriots announced Saturday they have signed rookie free agent defensive lineman Zack Roth. Terms of the contract were not announced. Additionally, the Patriots announced that offensive lineman Chris Morris and defensive lineman Steve Williams have been released. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Former Celtic Kendrick Perkins was arrested early Saturday morning in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Both are misdemeanors. According to reports, Perkins posted bond shortly after being booked and was released from Jefferson County Correctional Facility. Police said that Perkins was allegedly fighting the manager of a club called The Ticket when they arrived, according to an AP report.
Perkins was in Beaumont hosting his annual basketball camp with former teammate Rajon Rondo in attendance. The celebrity game scheduled for Friday night was cancelled.
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We get deep in to some quarterback discussion with ESPN analyst/former NFL starter Trent Dilfer.
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Former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, joins Dale, Holley and Thornton every Monday for a thorough analysis of the Patriots and the NFL. This week we break down the shutout of Houston, and look ahead to the Bills.
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.
The Yankees finished their sweep of the Sox but were ousted from post season contention tonight by the Orioles. The Yankees celebrated David Ortiz' final night in New York with a 5-1 win. Christian Arcand recaps the game.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox skipper John Farrell about the turnaround from last season with his club and how hard they worked to reach this point
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.
In the fourth and final hour Curt Schilling discussed Ortiz and Betts as MVP candidates and gave his thoughts on Monday's debate.
The guys discussed Papi's MVP chances and a bizarre postgame show on NESN.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian listen back to David Price's bizarre interview with Trenni Kusnierick. Glenn and Lou think David Price is passive-aggressively lashing out at the Media. Christian thinks he's just being a good teammate by saying it's "Not about me."
Glenn, Lou, and Christian tell the true story of Gary Tanguay's walk-out yesterday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian watched last night's Red Sox AL East Champs celebration, and they love the new NESN, especailly the copious F-Bombs and "Party Gary" Striewski. Plus, Christian tries to get Producer Paul to try DMSO horse cream for his leg injury.
We talk Patriots, Bills and all things NFL (and even some Red Sox) with Peter King from SI/MMQB.
Dale, Jerry and Andy Hart discuss the Sox clinching the AL East and the fashion in which it happened, which of course opened up the pandora's box about John Farrell and his decision making as Sox manager.
With the Sox officially in the playoffs, we look at four teams they could meet in the upcoming postseason.
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.
Gerry Callahan and Jeff Kuhner react to the first presidential debate of this election season. Gerry is convinced Trump lost the first debate while Jeff thinks otherwise. Gerry and Jeff talk about what Trump needs to do better in the upcoming debates.
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