Clay Buchholz allowed just two hits and two runs and fell just two outs shy of his third career complete game in a 3-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday night at Fenway Park. Had he completed the game it would have been his second career shutout and first at Fenway since no-hitting the Baltimore Orioles on Sept. 1, 2007. Hideki Okajima allowed a pair of RBI hits in the ninth before Jonathan Papelbon recorded the final two outs for his 32nd save. Jacoby Ellsbury was the offensive star with a double, triple and a run scored.
According to the Providence Journal, Red Sox prospect Ryan Westmoreland's season came (literally) to a crashing halt on Friday when he broke his collarbone while running into a wall while trying to make a catch with Single A Lowell. According to the report, Westmoreland's fractured clavicle will have to be repaired with the surgical insertion of a plate and screws on Tuesday.
Westmoreland had just returned to the outfield after spending most of the season as a DH for the Spinners while recovering from January surgery to repair a torn labrum. The 19-year-old was enjoying a spectacular season, hitting .296 with a .401 OBP and .885 OPS and having been named a New York-Penn League All-Star.
The Journal said that Westmoreland will miss the rest of the regular season as well as Fall Instructional League, but that he should be able to resume normal...
The Red Sox made a move to acquire outfielder Joey Gathright from the Orioles in exchange for a player to be named or cash. Gathright, who came up in the Tampa Bay system and was traded from the Cubs to the Orioles earlier this year, was hitting .329 with a .762 OPS for Triple A Norfolk. He is not on Baltimore's 40-man roster, and so he will be assigned to Pawtucket without requiring the Sox to make another more complex roster move. Gathright is known for his speed, and for the fact that media guides have mentioned that he once jumped over a car.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona confirmed following Saturday night's win over Toronto that Paul Byrd will make his first start of the season on Sunday against Toronto. Byrd was scratched from a scheduled start Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. The Red Sox are short a starting pitcher after Tim Wakefield was scratched from his Tuesday start with lower back pain. Byrd is the likely move to start Sunday's game against Toronto.
Meanwhile, the Red Sox recalled righthander reliever Marcus McBeth to provide depth to the bullpen for Saturday's game and optioned righthander Junichi Tazawa to the Gulf Coast League Red Sox. The move to send Tazawa back to the minors is a purely procedural one. Ordinarily, a player must remain in the minors at least 10 days after he is optioned, but since the GCL season ends on Monday, Tazawa can be recalled on Tuesday and remain in the rotation without missing a turn.
Saying that Tim Wakefield's lower back was feeling "miserable," Red Sox manager Terry Francona announced on Saturday that Wakefield will not make his next scheduled start, giving him more time to rest. It is the same pain that cropped up when Wakefield was rehabbing with the team in Texas. Francona also announced that Jon Lester will start on Tuesday night at Tampa Bay because of the uncertain weather conditions and the day off on Monday. If Saturday's game were rained out, Clay Buchholz would start on Sunday against Toronto.
We check in with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin joins us for his weekly conversation about the NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how Patriots-Lions might play out.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview Sunday's Patriots-Lions game and discuss what the Pats offense needs to do against Detroit's front seven, as well as what the Pats defense can do against Calvin Johnson.
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Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford checks in with the show to give us some updates on what's happening in Phoenix. The Sox are rumored to be interested in Pablo Sandoval, Cole Hammels would have to approve a trade to Boston, and Gordon Edes says that Jon Lester re-signing with club is still a possibility.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
BC's head coach joined the show to preview the Florida State game.
Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
The top stories of the as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Detective Fauria tells us the infamous gloryhole story from VICE squad and other stories Christian's past.
Just out of practice, Kyle Arrington joins the guys to preview Pats-Lions
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
We talk with Tom E Curran and debate whether or not the Patriots current performance is more reminiscent of the 2004 or 2007 Patriots.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Jerry Thornton's first podcast explores sports stories that would make for interesting 30 for 30 documentaries.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
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