Red Sox beat the Yankees, 5 to 4.
The morning quote:
“Learn baseball language.”
—Red Sox color man Jerry Remy, during last night’s broadcast, to Yankees Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, who uses a translator during coaches’ visits on the mound.
The morning quote, II:
“Players don’t come to me and I don’t treat them for injuries. That’s not really my job. That’s what we have a medical staff for.”
—Patriots coach Bill Belichick, on the subject of Tom Brady and concussions.
The morning quote, III:
“It almost feels like I belong here.”
—Markelle Fultz, teh top prospect in the upcoming NBA draft, on Boston after visiting the Celtics facilities yesterday.
Patriots headline of the morning…
Comes from ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss: “A stop-the-hype practice: Patriots’ offense draws Bill Belichick’s wrath.”
TMZ is on the case!
Everyone’s favorite news outlet has been closely following the Rex and Rob Ryan bar fight incident over the weekend in Nashville, and this morning they’re reporting that the alleged victim is filing assault charges.
Our favorite statistic of the day:
This offseason, the Jets have released all but three players on their roster over age 30. They’re in full purge-and-rebuild mode.
What you need to know about last night’s Red Sox game:
Drew Pomeranz threw 120 pitches over five innings but gave up only two runs, and closer Craig Kimbrel blew away five Yankees hitters—all on K’s—to end the game and hand Boston the victory. Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back homers in the fourth for the Sox.
That’s the speed, in miles per hour, that a Joe Kelly fastball to Yankee Aaron Judge hit on the radar guns last night. Three of the pitches in the at bat (which ended in a strikeout) were among the 11 fastest thrown by anyone in the majors this year.
Eduardo Rodriguez update:
The incredibly talented and often injured young Red Sox pitcher said yesterday the prescribed cure for his injured right knee is a lot of rest. Don’t expect to see him back before the All Star break.