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Felger and Massarotti continued the day discussing the Boston Red Sox, their weekend against the Tampa Bay Rays, and yesterday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.
First, the guys got into the postgame comments from Jim Leyland following the Tigers’ 7-4 loss to the Sox yesterday. Leyland wasn’t pleased with a call by the umpire on a missed third strike call to Mike Aviles. Aviles struck out on a foul tip, and the catcher caught it, but the first base umpire ruled that it hit the ground. Does Leyland have a case?
Also on Friday, the Sox got into it with the Tampa Bay Rays. With first base open, Pedroia was hit by a pitch. Then in the ninth, Franklin Morales needed five pitches to hit Rays designated hitter Luke Scott. Felger and Mazz broke down comments made by Sox manager Bobby Valentine and Rays manager Joe Maddon, in regards to Pedroia and Scott getting hit by pitches. Was Luke Scott hit because he bad-mouthed Fenway Park and the fans?
Finally, the guys digest some breaking news about Sox second basemen Dustin Pedroia possibly missing up to a month with a thumb injury.