Marchand not a fan of 'Marchmont'


Marchand not a fan of 'Marchmont'

BOSTON -- Brad Marchand has insisted several times over the last two years that he doesnt enjoy the Marshmont nickname coined by the Felger and Mazz Show on 98.5 the Sports Hub last season.

The Bs second-year forward reinforced the distaste for his nickname again after Tuesdays win over the New Jersey Devils, and the wish that it would just go away.

A dippy phone caller to the Felger and Mazz Show last season went into a tirade ripping the Bruins pest after taking Mike Felgers lead when Marchand was still trying to prove himself as a rookie catalyst.

The butchered Marshmont sound clip with the caller ignorantly saying I dont like Marshmont became a sound byte that the sports radio show played over and over again when the winger came up in conversation, and the pesky winger doesnt seem to dig the liberties taken with his last name.

A recent New England Hockey Journal story revealed that Marchand preferred the Nose Face Killah nickname coined by Barstool Sports over the Felger and Mazz-concocted moniker, and Marchand reinforced his distaste for the Marshmont name following Bostons sixth win in a row Tuesday night.

Whatever makes them feel cool about themselves, I guess. I think it could be seen asdisrespectful. They know I don't like it and they calling me that. I'm not disrespecting their name or anything, said Marchand without a hint of a smile or the slightest whiff of amusement. They can call me whatever they want, but I won't be talking to themFelger and Mazz ifthey keep calling me that. I'm not fond of the name."

Marchands teammates endearingly call him Squirrel or Nose Face Killah along with the Andrew Ference-inspired Honey Badger, but it seems nobody aside from the top-rated afternoon radio hosts call him Marshmont around the hockey club. Hed like them to stop, but its doubtful his dislike for the nickname is going to encourage anybody to store it away for good.

Draw with Earthquakes extends Revolution's winless streak


Draw with Earthquakes extends Revolution's winless streak

SAN JOSE, Calif. - David Bingham had his sixth shutout of the season and the San Jose Earthquakes tied New England 0-0 on Wednesday night, extending the Revolution's winless streak to five games.

Bingham, who was tied for second in MLS soccer with 12 shutouts last season, had three saves - including a stop on Diego Fagundez's shot in the 86th minute.

The Revolution haven't scored since a 3-1 victory over Chicago on Aug. 9, a stretch of more than 270 minutes.

New England (6-11-8) had beaten San Jose three straight times.

San Jose (7-7-10) has just one loss in its last seven matches. 

Quotes, notes and stars: Ortiz the oldest to hit 30 home runs in a season


Quotes, notes and stars: Ortiz the oldest to hit 30 home runs in a season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays:


"It's one of those freak things. You don't plan on it happening, but it's one of those things. So we'll just see what the results say and move on from there.'' - Andrew Benintendi on his knee injury.

"That's kind of a routine 3-1 play. Unfortunately, it comes at a time when you've got two outs and a guy on the move. But that's a routine play.'' - John Farrell on the deciding play in which Heath Hembree couldn't hold onto the ball at first.

"I felt good. I felt strong.I felt good out there the whole game.'' - Rick Porcello, asked how he felt going back out for the eighth inning.

"I think everybody in the ballpark knew that that ball was leaving.'' - Porcello, on the hanging curveball to Evan Longoria.



* The loss snapped a five-game winning streak against the Rays for the Red Sox.

* Three of the four Red Sox walk-off losses this season have occurred because of errors.

* The homer by Evan Longoria was his first off Rick Porcello in 40 career at-bats.

* Rick Porcello has now pitched seven innings or more in six straight starts, the longest run for a Red Sox starter since John Lackey did it in 2013.

* David Ortiz is now the oldest player to ever hit 30 homers in a season

* Ortiz has now reached the 30-homer, 100-RBI level 10 times with the Red Sox, including the last four years in a row.

* The loss was the first of Heath Hembree's career, in his 67th major league appearance.

* Dustin Pedroia tied a career high with two stolen bases, the 12th time he's swiped two bases in the same game.



1) Evan Longoria

The Rays were down to their final five outs when Longoria struck, hitting a game-tying homer off Rick Porcello.

2) Brad Miller

Miller's two-run double in the third enabled the Rays to stay close until Longoria's homer tied things up five innings later.

3) Rick Porcello

Porcello gave the Sox length and was brilliant in getting out of some early jams before settling in through the middle innings.