Pitching coach John Farrell, who was interviewed on Monday morning on the Dale & Holley Show, analyzed the physical, mechanical and mental issues that have led to pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka's poor performance this year, and that forced his placement this weekend on the disabled list. While Farrell did outline the program that Matsuzaka will follow for building his arm strength, he suggested that there was no set timetable for the pitcher's return to the major leagues.
"Our every intention will be to get him back this year," Farrell said during the interview. "Now I say that with no end time frame that says on August 1, he’s going to be back in our rotation. There’s going to be objectives that he’s going to have to meet along the way here both in terms of strength and conditioning, both from a body standpoint and from a shoulder standpoint and then you can’t short circuit the throwing program that we outlined at...
Lucas Glover is atop the U.S. Open Leaderboard alone, having moved to -4 entering the final hole of the tournament. CLICK HERE to follow the U.S. Open Final Round Leaderboard.
Shortstop Jed Lowrie began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday. He went 0-for-1 with a flyout and two walks in his three plate appearances, and successfully handled all three of his fielding opportunities (two grounders and a pop-up) before being lifted in the bottom of the fourth. Lowrie, recovering from surgery on his left wrist, is expected to spend as much as two weeks in the minors in what manager Terry Francona has described as a sort of second spring training after spending two months without playing in a game.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Fourth round play in the U.S. Open has been suspended at Bethpage Black due to darkness. The final round is scheduled to resume tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. First round leader Ricky Barnes bogeyed his first, and only, hole and will enter tomorrow's round tied with playing partner Lucas Glover at 7-under-par. David Duval and Phil Mickelson highlight a group of four golfers tied for second five strokes back at -2. Tiger Woods birdied his final hole, the par-4 seventh, and is at even par with 11 holes to play.
Atlanta manager Bobby Cox and third baseman Chipper Jones were both ejected along with reliever Eric O'Flaherty for questioning a non-strike three call to J.D. Drew in the seventh inning. Drew singled in a run on the next pitch. Afterward, Jones ripped home plate ump Bill Hohn. "I don't know why umpires have to be confrontational," Jones said. "When he goes back and looks at the replay of the pitch, hopefully he can admit he missed the call." Jones stepped in to try and protect O'Flaherty, who was being relieved by Cox when he asked about the pitch to Drew. "I know this, I hope Major League Baseball take a close look at how this game was officiated today. And it wasn't just aimed at us. I saw a ton of Red Sox with some puzzled looks on their faces, too. We've got to do a little better than that," Jones said. Listen to the audio at the Full Count blog. ...
Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com joins the Chris Villani Show to discuss day one of NFL Free Agency and possible moves for the Patriots.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
LB gives his thoughts on the Bruins
Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on the recent trade moves the Bruin's made on deadline day.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
The guys opened the show by discussing the possibility of Darrelle Revis coming to New England. Gerry is all in for it.
Hall of Famer, Ozzie Smith, shares his thoughts on Barry Bonds getting into the Hall of Fame. Also, Red Sox and making Opening Day a national holiday.
Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the show to discuss NFL free agency and potential moves for the Patriots.
Dale Arnold, Michael Holley and Andy Hart talk about the deluge of moves as NFL free agency opens up, and why the Patriots have yet to make their splash.
We tackle four topics all prompted by the start of the free agency in the NFL.
Salk and Holley's Boston Blitz - 3/11/14
Mikey, Lenny and Bill Fairweather are joined by the legendary Bob Lobel, who talks about his career in Boston, his thoughts on some of the goings on, and some great sports talk.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny talk with Mikey's buddy, former Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee. Bill talks about bad neighbors, his playing days with the Sox and beyond.
Dale, Michael and Andy Hart answer your questions and talk about some bear named Bubba.
Salk and Mikey OUT... Dale and Ryder IN.
Holley, Tom E Curran and Mikey Adams answer it all!
In 2013, Xander Bogaerts reached the big leagues in August and had a transformative impact on the Red Sox' pursuit of a World Series. Bogaerts discusses how that development, in turn, proved transformative for his life on and off the field. Looking ahead, Garin Cecchini might be the prospect most likely to have a Bogaerts-like impact on the Red Sox' fortunes in 2014. The third base prospect joins the podcast to discuss his player development and outlook for the coming season.More from this show
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. The guys discussed Dennis Rodman's bizarre comments to ESPN over the weekend.More from this show
Dale Arnold and MIchael Holley discuss the start of free agency, the plethora of names out there, and what the Patriots will ultimately decide to do.More from this show