A frustrated Dustin Pedroia maintained after Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the White Sox that he did indeed tag Juan Pierre on the back in a controversial fifth-inning rundown that opened the door for the visitors to tie the game.
Trailing 3-1, and with runners at first and third and one out, Pierre took off for second. Pierre got hung up between first and second and Pedroia appeared to tag Pierre's back, with TV replays showing his jersey rippling. But second base umpire Marty Foster ruled Pierre avoided the tag on a steal of second base. Instead of two outs, Alexei Ramirez drove home one run with a ground out and Carlos Quentin doubled to tie the game, 3-3.
"Go ask the umpire, man," Pedroia said. "I'm not going to talk for him. Those guys have got to be held responsible for that because I tagged Juan right in the back. So, if he doesn't want to ask for help, that's unfortunate because they got two runs out of it and it was a...
The Red Sox are holding hope that lefty reliever Rich Hill escaped serious structural damage to his left forearm and elbow after leaving the game injured during the seventh inning of Wednesday's 7-4 loss to the White Sox at Fenway Park. Hill was sent for an MRI on his left arm after grabbing his left elbow following a walk to Adam Dunn. Initial tests at Fenway indicated no serious structural damage.
"I think Rich is OK, from what I heard," said Daniel Bard, the Red Sox reliever who came on immediately after Hill left the game in the seventh. "They think it was just scar tissue that popped. Hopefully, that's the case and hopefully, he's OK."They did all the tests and he said it was no structuaral damage is all I know. It's terrible. I don't want to see it happen to anyone, our team or another team. It's the pitcher's worst nightmare. Hopefully, he'll be OK."
During the game, the team initially announced a left...
VANCOUVER -- Speaking at the team's hotel Wednesday, Bruins coach Claude Julien said his team has done all the preparation necessary for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals vs. the Canucks.
The Bruins blanked the Lightning, 1-0, in a conference-clinching Game 7 victory last Friday that figures to be memorable for the team's nearly flawless and disciplined execution. Julien hopes the B's can play the same way against Vancouver.
"We talked about it after we won that game. Those are the types of games you have to play in order to win the Stanley Cup," Julien said. "We've obviously proven that we can. Now it's up to us and do it on a game after game basis. We understand the challenge. We understand what's at stake. We understand who we're playing.
"Basically our homework is done. Right now, it's up to us to go out there and show that we can and believe that we can."
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Paul Konerko singled home the go-ahead run in the seventh and added a long homer to Lansdowne Street off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth as the White Sox wiped out an early 3-0 deficit to beat the Red Sox, 7-4, Wednesday at Fenway, completing a three-game series sweep. The Red Sox, who lost their fourth straight, also lost reliever Rich Hill to an apparent left elbow/forearm injury when he walked Adam Dunn moments after the tie-breaking hit in the seventh. Hill had to be escorted off the field by Red Sox trainer Greg Barajas.
The Red Sox began Wednesday's game with the look of a team ready to knock out the opposing starter and roll to a blowout win. Boston collected seven hits in their first 10 plate appearances against Gavin Floyd. Kevin Youkilis grounded into an inning-ending double play in the first inning but the Red Sox got to Floyd for three runs in the second as Jed Lowrie doubled home David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled home two...
Red Sox left-hander Rich Hill grabbed his left elbow on the seventh and final pitch that he threw to White Sox slugger Adam Dunn, a full-count curveball that missed down and in for a walk. Red Sox trainers immediately went to the mound to visit Hill, who was promptly removed from the game. The Red Sox announced that he left the contest with a left forearm injury.
Dunn was the only batter whom Hill faced. The left-hander threw seven straight curveballs to the masher. Hill said in a conversation late last season that he experienced little to no stress on his arm when flipping curveballs.
“I don’t feel like it puts stress on my arm in any shape or form,” said Hill. “I could throw 100 pitches like that and it wouldn’t be a problem.”
It was the 15th appearance of Hill's Red Sox...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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 are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
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.
Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.
Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end
Tom Brady will play in tonight's Preseason game vs. the Panthers. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the decision to play Brady.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian take a look at the Pats' O-Line, and the Tight End Position; focusing on A.J. Derby vs. Clay Harbor.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.
In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.
Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford join Kirk Minihane. They begin the show wondering and theorizing why the Patriots are playing Tom Brady in the third preseason game. They also delve into Bradfo's new house guestMore from this show