Morning sports update: Former Patriots coach defends Tom Brady from Rob Parker’s criticism

"You know what's up? Another Super Bowl banner in New England."

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Tom Brady with Eric Mangini in 2007 after a Patriots-Jets game. –Barry Chin/Globe Staff

The Red Sox emerged triumphant over the Indians in 10 innings on Tuesday night, 7-6. Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher in MLB history to reach 2,000 career strikeouts.

Eric Mangini was not having any of Rob Parker’s Tom Brady criticism: During a guest appearance on Fox Sports’s morning show “Undisputed,” former Patriots defensive coordinator (and Spygate rival) Eric Mangini answered frequent Tom Brady critic Rob Parker.

As Parker continued one of his usual pronouncements of Brady’s decline, Mangini interrupted with a question.

“Can we just talk about your hashtag,” Mangini asked Parker. “Inconsistent Rob Parker.”

Mangini, a Patriots coach from 2000 to 2005, called out Parker for disregarding stats in a previous segment, but then citing stats as the entirety of his argument against Brady.


“Then inconsistent Rob Parker pivots to, ‘This is down, the stats are down, this is down,’ but you know what’s up? Another Super Bowl banner in New England.”

Trivia: Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher to reach 2,000 career strikeouts in MLB history on Tuesday night, beating the previous record set by Pedro Martinez in 2002. When Martinez, a recent Hall of Fame inductee, reached the milestone on April 19, 2002, he was playing on a Red Sox team that had another Hall of Famer. Who was the other Hall of Fame player on the Red Sox that night?

(Answer at the bottom).

Hint: He is the all-time Major League leader in runs scored and caught steals.

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