Bobby Jenks allowed two runs in the seventh inning, allowing the Mariners to take the lead for good on the way to a 5-4 win over the Red Sox Friday night at Fenway Park. The big hit came from Jack Cust, who ripped a two-out, one-run double off the left field wall for the game's final run. The loss spoiled a memorable night for Mike Cameron, who launched his first and second home runs of the season (both solo shots).
Regardless of how the Sox bullpen held up, starter Daisuke Matsuzaka wouldn't have gotten a decision after leaving due to elbow tightness following four innings of work. Matsuzaka gave up three runs, but walked four and finished throwing 81 pitches. Matsuzaka, who left with the Sox holding a 4-3 lead, was relieved by Matt Albers. Albers pitched two scoreless innings, giving up just one hit.
The Red Sox only managed to get four runners in scoring position all night, while Seattle went 2-for-13 with runners in scoring...
The Patriots have traded the 92nd and 125th overall picks in this year's draft to Oakland for the Raiders' seventh-round pick (219th overall) in this draft and a second-round pick in the 2012 draft. That gives New England two first-round picks and two second-round picks in the 2012 draft. Barring another deal, the Patriots will not make another trade on Friday night. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
The Patriots have chosen quarterback Ryan Mallett with the No. 74 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday night. Mallett was one of the most polarizing signal-callers available in this year’s draft — he has one of the strongest arms out there, having thrown for almost 4,000 yards this past season with Arkansas. However, Mallett is hounded by character questions, including drug rumors that reportedly caused his draft stock to fall. The 6-foot-7, 253-pound Mallett had 3,869 yards and 32 touchdowns thispast year with the Razorbacks. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
With the 73rd overall pick in Friday’s NFL draft, the Patriots selected LSU running back Stevan Ridley out of LSU. The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder is the second running back taken by New England — the Patriots selected Cal’s Shane Vereen at No. 56. Ridley had big numbers as a senior with the Tigers where he compiled 1,147 yards on 249 carries with 15 touchdowns in his only full season as the starting running back. (The 1,147 yards rank as seventh-highest season total in school history, while his 15 rushing TDs tie Kevin Faulk as the fourth-best mark for a season in LSU history.) For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
After taking Cal running back Shane Vereen with the No. 56 overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday, the Patriots have dealt the No. 60 overall pick to Houston for a third-rounder (No. 73 overall) and a fifth-rounder (No. 138). New England has no more second round picks, but does have three third-round selections — Nos. 73, No. 74 and No. 92. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
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.
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.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
We check in with the manager of the Boston Red Sox, John Farrell joins us live from Tampa for our weekly update on all things Sox.
Eduardo Rodriguez and the Sox stumbled in their 13-7 loss to the Rays. Mut recaps the game and takes your calls on all things Boston baseball.
Christian recaps the Red Sox 6-2 loss to the Rangers.
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.
Kirk Minihane's Thursday Headlines welcome interns Tim and Conor to dicuss their trip to the Trump luncheon in downtown Boston.
A guest appearance by Chris Simms on WFAN with Boomer Esiason forces John, Gerry and Kirk back down the DeflateGate wormhole.
The Olympics in Brazil might have a few strange characters around, plus the guys discuss some changes in WEEI management and the sales staff bringing them breakfast
WEEI Bruins Reporter DJ Bean joins Glenn and Lou to talk about the B's waiving Dennis Seidenberg, and the Jacob Trouba rumors.
Glenn and Lou try to figure out what the Sox can do to right the ship
Ugh. Dale and Michael after another crap-fest of a Red Sox game break it all down and listen in to John Farrell and David Price's post game comments.
We close the show out with some of the best cuts of the day.
Kirk Minihane talks to Antoine Walker about his troubles with gambling, losing his $100m fortune, his relationship with Paul Pierce, and playing under Rick Pitino.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin talks to Boston University defenseman Charlie McAvoy about getting drafted 14th overall by the Boston Bruins.
Ben, Russ and Alex start the show by discussing the breaking news that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is headed to Manchester United. They also continue to cover the EURO's and Iceland's improbable run through the tourney. And of course, inevitably, they address Lionel Messi's announcement that he is retiring from Argentina.
The guys finish the show bantering about Max Kellerman apparently getting the Skip Bayless job, Iceland's win over England in the Euro 2016, and Caitlyn Jenner on SIMore from this show
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