Red Sox manager Terry Francona said on Saturday that he might change the batting order for his team entering a do-or-die Game 3 against the Angels on Sunday afternoon against lefty Scott Kazmir. "We might adjust our batting order a little bit, but the same guys will play," Francona said. Kazmir is 8-7 in 23 lifetime games against the Red Sox. The Sox are batting just .131 (8-for-61) in the two games against Los Angeles, with just two extra-base hits. For more, visit the Full Count blog.
Boston College went on the road for the second time this year to face an ACC Coastal Division opponent and for the second time got blown out. The Eagles lost 48-14 to Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon in Blacksburg, Va. The Eagles totaled 161 yards of offense against the fifth-ranked Hokies. Check out The BC Blog to find out how it all went down.
Blake Wheeler played 81 games for the Bruins last season, spent the entire year with the team and never saw the Bruins humbled on their home ice as they were Thursday night in a 6-1 loss to the Ducks. Wheeler and linemates David Krejci and Michael Ryder, are off to a bit of a staggering start, and the second-year forward said that Thursday's drubbing -- the worst loss at the Garden since an 8-2 beatdown by the Maple Leafs on March 2, 2008 -- should be a motivator for every player in a B's uniform.
“It was funny, Krejci and I were talking about that on the way to the rink yesterday. We hadn’t lost like that once last year,” Wheeler said. “Nothing had really happened like that. It should be an eye-opener and a real gut-check. The only way to show it is how we play [against the Islanders], so we’ll see what happens.” For more from Saturday's morning skate, check in with the...
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Red Sox Game 3 starter Clay Buchholz, speaking shortly after his team fell into a 2-0 hole against the Angels in the best-of-five ALDS, said that he welcomes the responsibility of pitching for his team in an elimination game. Buchholz, who went 7-4 with a 4.21 ERA in 16 regular-season starts, will be making his first postseason start.
“[Being down 0-2 in the series] definitely isn’t what you want, but I’ve had some ups and downs this year, starting off in Pawtucket and then finally getting up here. This is where you want to be," Buchholz said. "This is a make-or-break situation. This is where you have those games where you know you have to win to give your team a chance to win. Go out there and throw pitches with conviction and go after them.”
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Speaking after his team fell into a 2-0 hole in its best-of-five American League Division Series against the Angels, thanks to a 4-1 loss Friday night at Angel Stadium, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia was asked about drawing on the experience of coming back from a 3-1 deficit in the 2007 American League Championship Series. The response echoed the statement made by Manny Ramirez on the off day prior to Game 5 in the '07 series.
"We'll try and do that," he said. "It's not the end of the world, like somebody said. We're going to come out and play as hard as we can. Everybody in this room, we all fight and we've fought through a lot of things this year and we're definitely not giving up. We've got a lot of baseball ahead of us.
"We're not dead. We're still going. We'll get back to Fenway, get the fans back on our side. It will be fun. There is a lot of character here, that's what we're built on. A...
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.
We check in with Peter King of SI and the MMQB and get his breakdown of Brady-Manning 16.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
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.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Joe challenged Kirk to a fight.
The guys discussed the upcoming Brady Manning match up.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and big blow to the defense with Torey Krug getting hurt.
Christian impersonates Lou, and visits a psychic to ask all the import, Boston-sports-related questions.
Dale Arnold is fired up about the Bruins blown lead and lackluster play this season, and he doesn't mince words with Jerry Thornton when he talks about them with him, and your phone calls.
We talk Manning vs Brady... because the Broncos are playing the Patriots this weekend of course.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, spoke about how dangerous a healthy Rob Gronkowki is, and how stupid defensive coordinators are, when they continue to try and cover his with ONE guy. Rodney agrees with former teammate Tedy Bruschi, in that he does NOT think Vincent Jackson is a necessary addition.More from this show