On to 2017 edition

Red Sox beat the Phillies, 4 to 3 in 12 innings.

The morning quote:
“I expect to go out there and dominate. I don’t expect anything less.”
David Price, who went six innings giving up three runs on four hits, while striking out six and walking four against the Phillies. Red Sox fans don’t expect anything less from you, either, David. So where’s the problem?

The morning quote, II:
“I love being a Patriot and we’ll leave it at that. I’m looking forward to the 2017 season.”
Julian Edelman, on his new contract with New England. We, too, are looking forward to the 2017 season. Only 85 days left.

The morning quote, III:
“We need to move on to 2017.”
Bill Belichick, on his team focusing on the future, and not last season’s Super Bowl. The WESR’s seasoned staff of football experts is already there, coach.

What you need to know about last night’s Red Sox game:
Andrew Benintendi’s 12th inning single drove in Xander Boagaerts from third to hand Boston its second extra-inning walk-off victory in a row against Philadelphia. The Red Sox’s rookie outfielder also threw out a runner at the plate in the 8th to keep the score tied.

What else you need to know about the Red Sox game:
Bogaerts and Benintendi both doubled and collected three hits. JBJ had two hits including a double, raising his average to .247. Mitch Moreland went 2-for-5 with his 9th home run. And seven Red Sox relievers pitched six scoreless innings.

The Red Sox concluded their second day of the Major League draft yesterday…
By taking Jordan Wren, son of the team’s senior vice president of personnel Steve Wren, in the 10th round. The junior Wren batted .268 last season for Georgia Southern. We’d like him better if Steve had named him Bird or Parish instead of Jordan. Just saying.

Speaking of the Major League draft:
Ten former Cape Cod League players were taken in the first round, including the fourth pick overall, Brendan McKay, who played for the Bourne Braves. Yesterday the Red Sox took former Harwich Mariners closer Zach Schellenger in the sixth round.

And speaking of the Cape Cod league:
Its season starts today.

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