The Red Sox managed just two hits against C.C. Sabathia, Phil Hughes, and Mariano Rivera as the Yankees claimed a 3-0 victory over the Sox, Saturday at Yankee Stadium. Mike Lowell and Victor Martinez had the only hits for the Red Sox. Taking the loss was Daisuke Matsuzaka, who surrendered just one run over seven innings. Sabathia pitched seven, as well, giving up just the Lowell single. The Yankees' Magic Number to clinch the American League East division is down to a game.
Former B's defenseman Don Sweeney was named Assistant General Manager of the Bruins on Saturday afternoon in a promotion from his former titles of Director of Player Development and Director of Hockey Operations. Sweeney will serve in tandem with Assistant General Manager Jim Benning and the duo will split the different business and hockey operations duties encompassed in the job description. Sweeney has been an instrumental piece in the player development phase of the Bruins organization that's been an unadulterated success under B's GM Peter Chiarelli.
“Don deserves this promotion,” said Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli. “He is a very diligent person who truly cares about the welfare and development of the player both from the personal and professional perspective. In his three years as part of our management group, he has shown tremendous passion, a growing aptitude for the business side...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez singled with two outs in the top of the ninth inning against Yankees closer Mariano Rivera to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 25 games. It is tied for the 11th longest hitting streak in Red Sox history, and the longest by a Sox since Manny Ramirez' 27-game run in 2006.
NEW YORK -- Behind their dominating ace, CC Sabathia, the Yankees shut out the Red Sox, 3-0, to move within a win of clinching the American League East. Sabathia (19-7) allowed just one hit in seven shutout innings, having been touched only by a Mike Lowell single back up the middle in the fifth inning. Sabathia is now 9-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his last 11 starts.
Though they were shut out, the Sox received a dazzling effort from Daisuke Matsuzaka. The right-hander, making his third start since returning from the D.L. in mid-September, allowed just one run in seven innings, getting touched only for a solo homer by Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano to lead off the seventh. Even so, Sabathia and the Yankees' bullpen made that margin seem ample, particularly when New York tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth against Billy Wagner. Matsuzaka's ERA in three starts this month is 1.96.
With the victory, New...
CHESNUT HILL - Isaac Johnson forced QB Riley Skinner to fumble on a naked bootleg play inside the 10 as Boston College held on for a 27-24 OT win over Wake Forest at Alumni Stadium. Skinner led a 10-play, 80-yard drive in the final 90 seconds and forced overtime when he connected with a wide open Marshall Williams with :11 remaining in regulation. The difference was a 23-yard Steve Aponavicius field goal on the opening possession of OT. Skinner finished with 354 yards through the air, while BC signal-caller Dave Shinskie threw three touchdown passes and senior linebacker Mike McLaughlin made his return from an Achilles injury. Shinskie finished 18-of-29 for 228 yards as BC improved to 3-1 while evening its ACC record at 1-1. Shinskie became the first BC quarterback to throw three TDs in a game since Matt Ryan in the 2007 Champs Sports Bowl. For complete coverage, visit the BC Blog.
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