October 1, 2023

Morning Sports activities Replace

People may very well be supplanted by rookie Chad Ryland.

Nick People kicking a discipline aim in opposition to the Texans throughout a Patriots preseason recreation. Winslow Townson/AP Photographs for Panini

The Pink Sox had been totally crushed by the Astros 13-5 on Monday. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve hit for the cycle.

The 2 groups play once more this night at Fenway Park, with the primary pitch set for 7:10 p.m. ET.

A doable kicker commerce: With NFL groups set to trim rosters to 53 gamers (the deadline is Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. ET), there’s the chance for a flurry of strikes to be made.

This contains doubtlessly buying and selling a kicker, in accordance with a current report.

Per Diana Russini and Jeff Howe of The Athletic, the Patriots have mentioned a doable commerce involving staff place kicker Nick People.

People, 38, has been in New England on and off since 2019. Over that span, he’s made 108 out of 121 discipline aim makes an attempt (89.3 %).

However after Invoice Belichick opted to select Chad Ryland within the fourth spherical of the 2023 NFL Draft, People was put right into a coaching camp competitors with the rookie.

Whereas not every Patriots reporter seems able to anoint Ryland after coaching camp, Russini provided just a few groups who may very well be seeking to purchase People: The Rams, Lions, Titans, 49ers, and Broncos.

Trivia: Stephen Gostkowski and Adam Vinatieri lead the Patriots in all-time discipline targets. Are you able to title the kicker who ranks third on that record in franchise historical past?

(Reply on the backside).

Trace: He’s the one participant who kicked discipline targets to have his quantity retired by the Patriots.

Extra from Boston.com:

A flashback in time: Right here’s Invoice Belichick — then the Patriots’ defensive backs coach — educating future Corridor of Famer Ty Legislation on good approach.

Jose Altuve’s cycle: He grew to become the primary visiting participant to realize the feat at Fenway Park since Bengie Molina in 2010.

On this present day: In 2000, the Pink Sox and then-Satan Rays confronted off in a memorable recreation, with Boston rising with an 8-0 victory. After Pedro Martinez hit the primary batter he confronted (Tampa Bay’s Gerald Williams), the centerfielder charged the mound in what grew to become a brawl.

By the top of the night time, eight Satan Rays gamers and coaches had been ejected, however the story was Martinez.

The Boston ace — within the midst of the one of many best seasons by a pitcher in current MLB historical past — was removed from rattled by the battle. Quite the opposite, he locked in and retired the subsequent 24 batters he confronted. Taking a no-hitter into the ninth, Martinez lastly surrendered a base hit to former Pink Sox catcher John Flaherty. He completed with 13 strikeouts in what was nonetheless a classic efficiency.

Pedro Martinez 2000 Rays

Day by day spotlight: Alex Verdugo with the diving catch.

Trivia reply: Gino Cappelletti