In the wake of Sunday's win over the Chargers, Patriots safety Patrick Chung has undergone surgery on his right thumb, according to ESPN Boston. Chung appeared to suffer an injury to his hand or arm in the second half of Sunday's game, and missed a sizable portion of the action in the second half. He is second on the team with 14 tackles. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Vladimir Guerrero's one-out, two-run single to center broke a 4-4 tie in the eighth and led the Orioles to a stunning 6-4 win over the Red Sox Wednesday night in the Fenway regular-season home finale. The Red Sox had built a 4-1 lead thanks to a single, double and triple from Carl Crawford only to have the Orioles come back with two in the seventh and two in the eighth against starter and loser Josh Beckett.
The Red Sox, who fell to 5-16 in the month of September, lost 3-of-4 to the Orioles and finished their final homestand of the year with a dismal 3-7 mark. The five wins in 21 games is the lowest September winning percentage for Boston since it 4-18 (.182) in 1926.
Mark Reynolds was a thorn in the side of Beckett as he homered in the second to put the Orioles up, 1-0 and drilled another - his 36th - over the Green Monster with a runner aboard in the seventh to tie the game, 4-4. At 97 pitches, Beckett was brought out to start the eighth...
A day after throwing a 32-pitch simulated game, Clay Buchholz said he was "sore from the first bullpen in spring training kind of sore," but was ready to executed another throwing session to Red Sox hitters either Thursday or Friday.
"I'm sore, obviously. I haven't thrown to a hitter at that effort level in 2 1/2 months," Buchholz told WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' series finale against the Orioles Wednesday. "Sore today, but not back-specific, but last and things when I pitch. We'll see how it feels then and go from there. I'm not going to try and rush and do anything that would risk injury."
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said on WEEI's 'The Big Show' that the best-case scenario would allow Buchholz to pitch in a game either Sunday in New York or Monday's tilt in Baltimore.
Buchholz warned, however, that he has some obstacles to overcome before making an appearance in real game.
FOXBORO -- In addition to placing center Dan Koppen (fibula) and defensive lineman Myron Pryor (shoulder) on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday, they listed 15 players on their injury report, including defensive backs Kyle Arrington and Patrick Chung, both of whom did not practice on Wednesday. Here's the complete injury report:
Did Not Practice
CB Kyle Arrington (concussion)
S Patrick Chung (hand)
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
DL Mike Wright (concussion)
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip)
TE Dan Gronkowski (hamstring)
LB Gary Guyton (hamstring)
LB Jerod Mayo (thigh)
P Zoltan Mesko (left knee)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
OG Ryan Wendell (calf)
CB Leigh Bodden (hand)
S Josh Barrett (thumb)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
Making his weekly appearance on the Big Show, Terry Francona told Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley that he wasn't sure who will start for the Red Sox vs. the Yankees in the series finale at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Francona had indicated earlier in the week that Eric Bedard might start in place of John Lackey, but on Wednesday Francona indicated that Bedard's 76-pitch performance on Tuesday (his first start since September 3) will take the left-hander out of the conversation for Sunday.
"That's still up in the air," Francona said. "Eric -- a 50-pitch third inning is not an easy inning for him, especially when you are on about a 75-80 pitch limit anyway. So it's not going to be Eric. I think Eric is probably slated to pitch Tuesday. Some of this may depend on how we get through things the next couple of days. You brought up Aceves' name, that's probably a possibility although it's probably a long shot. It could be Lack, we're going to have...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 3. The guys don’t think Lavar Ball has any influence on Lonzo’s draft stock. Ken Laird gave a lively performance on the Lightning pregame show.
The American treasure Mr. Skins joins the show to talk the Whack-It bracket and take calls.
HOUR 4 - Glenn, Lou and Christian go over a great story in USA Today's "For The Win" blog, which talks about how LaVar Ball was a nuisance towards the head coach Chino Hills high school team, where Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo play.
The weekly edition of the Whiner Line
HOUR 3 - The guys get back into some Bruins talk and try to parse out some of the blame pie. Also, Glenn thinks Roger Goodell is lying, and that Colin Kaepernick is getting a raw deal.
Final hour brings in the Patriots to the topic table, and still some more Bruins anger.
Mostly angry fire from Bruins fans this hour, with a little NCAA mixed in as well.
Three topics on the table in hour #2 of Freestyle Friday
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Ben, Russ, and Alex discuss the USMNT victory over Honduras, Christian Pulisic's development for club and country, and Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to the Chicago Fire.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have a Friday edition of the K&C recap show as 'Hardo Mut' was in with Kirk and Gerry.
Hour 1. Gerry tells Kirk that the trip to the White House may not happen for them. Mut takes his shirt off to prove how well the gym has worked. The guys read an old email from Dino.More from this show
Hour 2. Headlines with Kirk. Kirk and Gerry give Mut a hard time for his workout notebook.More from this show