NEW YORK — Right-hander Paul Byrd took the loss in the Red Sox' 4-2 setback to the Yankees on Sunday. But even as he was the pitcher of record in a game that officially eliminated the possibility that the Sox might win the AL East, Byrd still believes that — after pitching 5-2/3 innings and allowing three runs — he can be a useful component for the Sox should they make the playoffs as a wild card.
“Can I help the team in the postseason? Absolutely. Do I have the experience? Absolutely. Am I throwing the ball well right now? Yes, I believe so, despite giving up a few runs,” said Byrd. “I’m here to help out in any way I can. If that means I cheerlead the first series and get ready for the second series, or if it means vice versa, I’m here to help this team win in any way I can and get a ring. That’s just the bottom line.”
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be appearing on the Dennis and Callahan Show at 9 a.m. Monday. Brady will be talking about his team's 26-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons, Monday at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro in which the QB went 25-for-42 for 277 yards and a TD.
NEW YORK — Behind a solid pitching performance from Andy Pettitte and their bullpen, the Yankees claimed a 4-2 win over the Red Sox to complete a three-game sweep and clinch the American League East division crown. The Yankees won their 100th game of the season. Despite the loss, the Sox saw their magic number to clinch the wild card dip to 2 with the Rangers' 7-6 loss to the Rays.
The Sox received a solid pitching performance from starter Paul Byrd, who left with a 2-1 lead and two runners on in the sixth. But reliever Takashi Saito allowed the go-ahead, two-run single to Hideki Matsui, and Mark Teixeira later added an insurance run with his 38th homer of the year.
Relievers Brian Bruney (two innings), Phil Coke (one inning) and Mariano Rivera (scoreless ninth) then shut the door on the Sox, resulting in the first champagne celebration at the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees have won the AL East in 11 of the last 14...
FOXBORO — Steve Gostkowski kicked four field goals and the Patriots held Matt Ryan without a touchdown pass as the Patriots prevailed, 26-10, over the Atlanta Falcons at Gillette Stadium. Fred Taylor had an 8-yard TD run and went over 100 yards for the 49th time in his career. Randy Moss hauled in 10 catches for 116 yards, the 61st 100-yard game of his career. Tom Brady was 25-of-42 for 277 yards and a 36-yard TD to Chris Baker. The Patriots lost Laurence Maroney (thigh) and Vince Wilfork (ankle) to injuries in the first half and neither returned. Ryan finished 17-of-28 for 199 yards The win was New England's 16th straight over an NFC opponent. For more, visit It Is What It Is.
NEW YORK -- Though Victor Martinez has the day off on Sunday at Yankee Stadium, he will be back behind the plate on Monday against the Blue Jays. Martinez will be paired with starting pitcher Josh Beckett for the third time since coming to the Red Sox, and the second straight start made by the 16-game winner.
Jason Varitek is catching for the Sox on Sunday, working with Paul Byrd.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Former NY Giants running back, Tiki Barber talks about Stevan Ridley's fumbling problem and reflects on what he did to fix the problem while he was still playing
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he
Joe & Dave talked to Rubby De La Rosa after the rookie pitcher went seven innings in the one-run win against the Royals at Fenway.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.
John, Gerry and Jerry Thornton discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Royals.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Do the Bills pose the biggest threat? Should Sean McManus force his announcers on CBS to NOT say Redskins? What happens next? Tiger win another major, or will Rory complete a career grand slam? Colby Lewis was angry at Colby Rasmus for bunting against the shift. Should Red Sox fans have false hope, or cautious optimism?
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?
We delve into Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam and drafting him, and how there may be more at work here than on the surface.
We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.
We tackle four topics, all spawned by Rory McIroy's futures bet he placed on his own son 10 years ago.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!
As we inch closer to August the initial Fantasy Football picture is starting to become more clear. Today, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of Rotobahn.com review Pete’s most recent article on WEEI.com featuring 20 High Value Targets to consider. The conversation features a deep analysis on upside players like Justin Hunter, Aaron Dobson, Tavon Austin, Michael Floyd and Martellus Bennett. As well as a breakdown on three Quarterbacks including Tom Brady who should be strongly considered ahead of their current Average Draft Position. Get ahead of the information while these great Fantasy Stocks are low!
Rob Bradford is joined by Torey Lovullo, Red Sox bench coach, to talk about what went wrong with his team and how they might be able to fix it heading into the second half of the season. Included is a special guest cameo by Alex Speier.
Lester went 8 innings allowing only 4 hits and striking out 8 as the Red Sox swept the Royals. He walked off the mound to a standing ovation from the Fenway faithful. With every dominant performance, the price tag goes up.More from this show
Tim bought the entire DVD box set of True Detective and binge-watched the entire series in one weekend. Christian found a man who made a spread sheet of how and when his wife said "No" to sex. And most importantly, Lou spoke about a boy named Danny Nickerson. Danny was diagnosed with brain cancer last fall. He loves to see his name on postcards and mail, so Lou encouraged people to send Danny birthday cards.More from this show
Craig heard an interview from John Fox on the way to work today and it reminded him that football season is almost here. Him and Larry talk about Tom Brady's weapons what the offense could do this year.More from this show