The Red Sox bullpen imploded in a 12-9 loss to the Royals on Monday night, as Boston's magic number remained at 6. The Red Sox still have won 10 of their last 12. Starter Tim Wakefield wasn’t able to take advantage of an early 6-0 lead and draw closer to the team’s all-time win mark. The Sox and Royals played through downpours, which contributed to 11 walks by Red Sox pitchers. For the complete game recap, CLICK HERE.
Red Sox utility infielder Nick Green is back in Boston to be examined for what the team believes is a disc injury. Green had been complaining of a "dead" right leg for the past week. "I think they think it might be disc-related," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said prior to Monday night's game in Kansas City. "So now he'll stay in Boston the next couple of days, he'll work with [physical therapist] Scott Waugh and try to get a little better handle on how to proceed." Chris Woodward is back with the Red Sox while Green addresses his injury. The Red Sox also placed Junichi Tazawa on the 60-day disabled list as the pitcher had been battling a groin injury but also was reaching his innings limit in the eyes of the organization.
Victor Martinez will get the start behind the plate to catch Tim Wakefield on Monday night against the Kansas City Royals. Here are the complete starting lineups for the Red Sox and Royals:
Ellsbury - CF
Pedroia - 2B
Martinez - C
Youkilis - 1B
Bay - LF
Ortiz - DH
Lowell - 3B
Baldelli - RF
Gonzalez - SS
Starting Pitcher: Tim Wakefield
Bloomquist - RF
Maier - LF
Butler - 1B
Jacobs - DH
Olivo - C
Gordon - 3B
Betancourt - SS
Anderson - CF
Starting Pitcher: Lenny DiNardo
FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes his defense is more in sync this season, and he said as much this morning during his Monday gathering with the media at Gillette Stadium. "I would say it’s probably better than it was last year, that wouldn’t take much," Belichick said. "Is it as good as it needs to be? No. There’s always room for improvement. But I would say it’s definitely improved over last year, not that that was a real high bar." With Jerod Mayo out with an injured right knee, second-year linebacker Gary Guyton is calling signals for the defense. For more, visit It Is What It Is.
FOXBORO — After watching Tom Brady lead the Patriots back to a stunning 25-24 win over the Bills six days earlier, many thought the same thing would happen on Sunday in the Meadowlands. And when it didn't, Ty Warren said the Patriots should have learned a lesson. "For the guys that have been here and seen it over the years, you kind of sit back and think that's going to happen, but reality is it's not going to happen every time," Warren said. "It happened last week. It didn't happen this week, so we can't always rely on that. Everybody's got to pull their weight." For more, visit It Is What It Is.
We check in for our weekly chat with Peter King, who says things are not looking bright for the 2014 Patriots given the current constitution of the roster.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price talk about what the Patriots need to do to turn things around before Sunday night's game against the Bengals.
Christopher Price, WEEI.com, was at the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady press conferences today. He spoke w/ MFB to talk about the upcoming game at home against the undefeated Bengals.
The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.
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.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
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
The guys opened the show discussing the coaches less than amicable conversation with Dale & Holley.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.
A bill in California has been signed into law, banning stores from using plastic bags. A Canadian football player talks trash into a hot microphone shortly before an in-game interview. The FCC is looking to ban the word "Redskins" from television and radio.
The fallout from Monday night continues as former Tedy Bruschi criticized Tom Brady's play over the first 4 games. The show re-visits Rodney Harrison's comments from yesterday, specifically, that Brady is "scared to death" in the pocket.
Abandon ship! The dynasty is over! Is the Patriots blowout loss an indication that this is the beginning of the end of this era? We discuss it with you.
We tackle four Patriots stinkers in which they bounced back and rebounded from getting smoked the week before.
Mikey, Villani and a double dose of Lenny. Lenny Megs and Lenny Clarke are in and talking about where the Patriots went wrong on Monday Night Football, and taking predictions on this Sunday's Pats-Bengals game and talking about why they think certain scores may hold up better than others.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Angel, John McDonald to discuss were his team stands heading into the postseason, his thoughts on its opponent, the Royals, and what the Yoenis Cespedes trade might have meant the A's. McDonald also bemoans the loss of the television show, 'The Baseball Bunch,' which was alive and kicking during Kansas City's last playoff run.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.More from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.More from this show