The quest for .500 lives. If only there was more season to go along with it.
The winning run came off the bat of rookie Deven Marrero, who sliced a hit-and-run single up the middle to score Travis Shaw from third. Outfielder Mookie Betts later added his second homer of the game, and 18th of the season, to put it away.
The Red Sox improved to 78-80 with four games remaining. If they can win three more, they’ll finish 81-81, an impressive feat for a club that was 14 games under ....
Don Orsillo is officially a Padre.
The Red Sox broadcaster, whose de facto firing caused a firestorm in New England, will join the Padres next season as a TV and radio broadcaster, the team announced. He’ll shift to TV full-time in 2017 after broadcasting icon Dick Enberg retires.
“We are excited to add Don to our broadcast lineup,” said Padres president and CEO Mike Dee in a statement. “Over his 15 years broadcasting Major League Baseball, Don has established himself as one of the premier play-by-play men in the game. We look forward to both his fun-loving personality and outstanding play-calling ability resonating with Padres fans during what we expect will be a very long career in San Diego.”
NESN informed the 46-year-old Orsillo that it would...
FOXBORO — The last day before the four-day bye was a busy one for the Patriots.
The team traded veteran tight end Michael Hoomanawanui to the Saints, according to a report from the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin. The Saints have been struggling on offense and are still trying to make up for the loss of tight end Jimmy Graham in an offseason deal to Seattle.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Patriots are receiving defensive end Akiem Hicks in return from New Orleans. The Patriots got an up close and personal look at Hicks in August when the Patriots and Saints held two days of joint practices in West Virginia prior to their game on Aug. 22. Hicks started that game at left defensive end and had one tackle.
The 27-year-old Hoomanawanui is in his sixth NFL season and played the last three seasons with the Patriots. The big blocking tight end was...
FOXBORO — With the rainy conditions outside and their next two games being indoors, the Patriots held practice inside the Empower Field House Wednesday, their only practice of the bye week, as the team will get Thursday-Sunday off.
The only player missing from practice was offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, who remains out with an illness. He has yet to play a game this season.
Players wearing black jersey’s to signify practice players of the week last week were: tight end Asante Cleveland, cornerback Justin Coleman, defensive tackle Khyri Thornton, wide receiver Keshawn Martin, safety Tavon Wilson and linebacker Darius Fleming.
New linebacker Jon Bostic was wearing No. 58 and Fleming has switched to No. 48.
With it being a bye week, there will be no practice report released today.
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Rex Ryan won’t let it go.
The Bills coach, asked about Buffalo’s next opponent — the Giants and Eli Manning — said he liked the fact New York beat Tom Brady and the Patriots twice in the Super Bowl because he was “not all the way over the Brady butt-kicking he did against us.”
Ryan then doubled-back to recall the 40-32 loss in Week 2 he and the Bills suffered against the Patriots, a game where Brady threw for 466 yards in the win.
“Our emotions got...
Christian joins the boys to discuss bye weeks and when the ideal time is to get one. The guys ask him about a permanent team in London and his opinion on if it would work. Then he gets into the Pats and if any team in the AFC East will step up.
Greg and Chris discuss the debacle that is the Miami Dolphins in the midst of getting beat pretty badly in London by the Jets a week removed from getting destroyed by the Bills. Where does Miami go from here?
Curran calls Greg and Chris to discuss the struggles of the Dolphins and Colts along with the state of Pats durng their bye. He gets into the defense and how they've performed, specifically the secondary and Devin McCourty.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Dave O'Brien has called Red Sox baseball games with Joe Castiglione since 2007. Dave is going to the NESN booth next season to take over for Don Orsillo as the Red Sox TV play-by-play man. Dave talks about his time with Joe and the Red Sox Radio broadcast and closes out a very meaningful chapter of a tremendous career. Joe Castiglione offers his thoughts and well-wishes to Dave and closes out, as is tradition, with the Bart Giamatti poem.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Bobby calls in from the streets to talk about gang life and gun control.
With the emergence of the young players for the Red Sox this season, they're starting to look like they can be competitive next season. The guys discuss this and talk more about whether Farrell should be the manager next season when he gets healthy.
Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
It looked like Ben Roethlisberger was on his cell phone during last night's Thursday Night Football game against the Ravens. Should this be a big issue? Do Patriots fans have reason to be upset that the NFL isn't making this a big deal?
One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
A player that was suspended for PED use is really the top candidate for baseball's comeback player of the year? How is that possible? We discuss it.
We wrap up the week with some of the best sound bites that you may have missed.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
Jerry is joined by former sports reporter turned professional chef Jen Royle to discuss her upcoming fight for Haymakers For Hope.
We discuss the woes of Chelsea and Liverpool and the Revs rebounding to push into the playoffs. Plus the book on YoungBen is very flattering.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo and look ahead to 2016 with him.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Ben Roethlisberger sidelines phone story... is it a big deal? Are Patriots fans over-reacting? What would happen if this were the Patriots with a phone on the sidelines? Should we be the 'bigger men' and just move on? We discuss.More from this show
Inspired by the end of the Don Orsillo on NESN, we look at four of the funniest Don and Jerry moments in the Red Sox broadcast booth.More from this show
Scott Cordischi is solo in studio taking your calls, texts, tweets and emails on the week's hot topics. We are livid with the NFL and their double standard. The New England Patriots and their fans are labeled as whiners for punishment over Deflate-Gate, yet Ben Roethlisberger has yet to be taken to task over sideline cell phone shenanigans and John Farrell returning as Red Sox manager has Southern New England scratching their heads.More from this show