The Red Sox beat Athletics 6-3 Wednesday night to stop the team's four-game game that lost the match.
And Celtics defeated the heat 112-102 in Miami, where Gordon Hayward scored 25 to lead the team.
Concern over Chris Sale : Formerly closer to Brad Lidge, who was now co-hosted on MLB Network Radio's "Inside Pitch", had some thoughts about the speed drop Chris Sale has experienced until continue this season. The Red Sox Ace, which usually throws in the middle to the top 90's, has an average of 89 m.p. in its latest start.
"In terms of performance, I think Chris Sale can pitch at 90-92, and you said he was 89," Lidge said to his co-host. "I think he can still pitch there and be effective, but he can't be Chris Sale as we have come to know and love him, the dominant jar that will knock out 1
Sales have recently written a five-year, $ 145 million contract extension. So far in 2019, Sale 0-2 is with an 8.00 ERA.
"You must be concerned about where he should be the rest of this year and then move forward," Lidge said. "Speed slowed down last year, and of course he is not where he should be right now."
Lidge is suspicious of the idea that sales simply keep themselves at the beginning of the season.
"If you're good, you'll let it go. I've never heard of a jar that suddenly sounds," I'm fine, but I keep everything back to the other half. "I've never heard of That in my life. " Brad Lidge is concerned about Chris Sale's speed. #RedSox #DirtyWater pic.twitter.com/P11dBpt4x6
– MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) April 3, 2019
Red Sox pitch coach Dana LeVangie recently told reporters that Sale does not retain him, but instead builds as the season joins together to improve his durability.
"You want him to heal all year, or do you want him to go out and throw 100 right now and not be there for his team? He builds," LeVangie explained.
Trivia : Blake Swihart hit a home run on his birthday in Wednesday's victory. Which Red Sox player once hit three races on his July 23 birthday? (Answer at the bottom).
Tip (s) : Two of the homelands came in the same entrance. One was from Tanyon Sturtze and the other was off Brandon Backe. He then hit the third home run an inning later again off of Backe. His first name is also his father's name backwards.
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Beam reliever Jose Alvarado makes pitching a baseball look like whiffle ball :
99 mph should not move like that. pic.twitter.com/MHx38w33TS
– MLB (@MLB) April 3, 2019
Magic Johnson and Larry Bird :
It was amazing to hang out with the Hall of Famer and my former Dream Team teammate Larry Bird! We had a great time talking about our Dream Team experience. pic.twitter.com/IkMVZvDmMF
– Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 3, 2019
Greg Popovich was thrown out of the Spurs game after only 63 seconds but enjoy a postgame moment with Judge Michael Malone .
Gregg Popovich is thrown 63 seconds into the evening's game and joins Michael Malone in his postgame press. pic.twitter.com/OgskeZuwHn
– Harrison Wind (@HarrisonWind) April 4, 2019
What Jason Witten had to say about broadcast : Recently Jason Witten offered his thoughts on a brief career as an analyst on ESPN's Monday night football.
"Surely I took a blow," Witten said. "I'm aware of that. To say," Hey, you didn't notice it. "Bullsh * t." [The Ringer]
On this day : In 1983, NC State became strong favored Houston to win the National Championship. Wolfpack coach Jim Valvano drove around the court looking for senior guard Derrick Whittenburg to hug in party, only to find "for the first time in ten games, he hugs another."
And in 2001, Hideo Nomo (in his red Sox debut) pitched the first Red Sox no-hitter since Dave Morehead in 1965. It was also the first no-hitter in Camden Yards history.
Daily highlight : Kyrie Irving does her thing.
Kyrie takes care of business pic.twitter.com/b1l6vJ5bEY
– Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 4, 2019
Trivia response: Nomar Garciaparra  Close
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