The Red Sox, who could clinch a wild card berth today with a win over the Blue Jays and a loss by the Rangers to the Angels, have Casey Kotchman in the lineup, with Mike Lowell getting a day off. Josh Beckett has been scratched from the start due to mild back spasms, with Michael Bowden getting pushed into starting duty.
SP -- Bowden
Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester felt fine after throwing a side session on Monday afternoon. The left-hander, who was struck on the side of the right knee in his start against the Yankees on Friday, has shown few limitations as he works to prepare for what he expects to be a start on Thursday.
Red Sox pitcher Josh Beckett, who had been scheduled to start Monday's game against the Blue Jays, has been scratched due to mild back spasms. Right-hander Michael Bowden, who has made five relief appearances for the Red Sox this year, will instead get the start, his first in the majors in 2009 and the second of his big-league career. Bowden won his only previous start last August against the White Sox.
Rookies Zach Hamill and Brad Marchand were assigned to the AHL's Providence Bruins on Monday morning in the final cuts of Bruins training camp. Both youngsters showed promise and impressed team officials throughout the two-week camp. Marchand had a pair of goals in five games and Hamill potted two goals in six preseason contests. Both youngsters should be among the first players recalled should injuries hit the B's in the first few months of the season. The two moves are clear indicators that Vladimir Sobotka has made the team and David Krejci's surgically repaired hip is close to ready for game action. The moves leave the Bruins with a total of 22 players for the club's final roster when the regular season opens against the Capitals on Thursday.
Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan show this morning, Tom Brady discussed the Patriots' 26-10 victory over the Falcons on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Brady addressed his sideline demeanor, as cameras showed him screaming in the area of the Patriots bench following another missed opportunity in the red zone during the second quarter.
"It's the heat of the moment," Brady said. "It's an emotional game, there are emotional things that you say."
Brady would not elaborate on what he said or if there was anyone in particular who he was mad at, although the display came right after Joey Galloway dropped a pass at the 3-yard line and Sam Aiken appeared to break off a route in the end zone and missed a ball just out of his reach.
"It's part of offensive football, the quarterback-receiver relationship," Brady said. "It's not that I'm right and they're wrong, we're just on...
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Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
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.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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
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Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
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.
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The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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