Wednesday, August 13

Pregame notes

Lowell headed to the DL
As many of us feared, Mike Lowell is headed to the 15 DL because of an oblique injury suffered during last night's game. Lowell said last night that after he felt it pull during his at bat, between that and his hip injury, he was scared to swing at another pitch. That's concerning. It is everyone's hope that a few weeks of rest will allow Lowell to come back in September at 100 percent...or as close as his body will let him get to 100 percent in the short term. For now, get used to seeing Youk at third and Casey at first....fine for the short term, but will not lead us through the playoffs to another world series for sure.

Tonight's lineup:
1. J.D. Drew, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Sean Casey, 1B
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Coco Crisp, CF

Jon Lester -- SP

Lugo Update (unfortunately):
According to reports, Julio Lugo completed several "baseball activities" yesterday which included taking ground balls at short. He is still about a week or more away from a possible return, at which time all eyes will be on Tito. My personal opinion? If Tito trots out Lugo as a starter I will personally tackle Lugo in an attempt to re tear his quad.

Go sox


bugsoup said...

I couldn't agree with you more about Lugo. Defense wins championships and he is nothing but a liability.

Derek Vicino said...

Good point about the defensive liability that is Julio Lugo. Fortunately for all of us, Jed Lowrie has put the spotlight on the offensive differences. That said, Lowrie has shown to have similar range to Lugo and has been much more consistent with the glove.

.....looks like the Sox have found their bats again...6-0 goodguys in the 3rd.

Timothy said...

Lugo is spanish for diggle

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