Tuesday, August 26

Pregame notes...

I'm settled in and ready for the start of an important Red Sox/Yankees series. Many have said this is a sweep or die series for the Yankees, but I think it is more important for the Red Sox to play well. Win two out of three and the Yanks are basically out of it and they can hopefully expand the Wild Card lead.......here is some news coming out of the clubhouse this evening....

-Good news for once...Mike Lowell worked out today and felt good, he will likely hit off a tee tomorrow. Accordion to him he feels "much better" and is "really bored". You might see him playing this weekend.

-More good news? Is it Christmas? Josh Beckett threw a 50 pitch side session and reportedly felt fine, he is a go for his start against Chicago on Friday night (the start of another big series).

-...and then there's Drew......JD Drew saw a spine specialist this morning in New York and it looks more and more likely that he will be going to the 15 day DL, in fact, the Sox will probably announce it before today's game begins. It will be retroactive to last Monday.

- Sean Casey's strained neck feels better but Jeff Bailey will start in his place.

That said, let's play some baseball, here are the lineups

Red Sox

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, RF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. David Ortiz, DH
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. Jason Bay, LF
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Coco Crisp, CF
8. Jeff Bailey, 1B
9. Kevin Cash, C-

- Tim Wakefield, SP


1. Johnny Damon, CF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jason Giambi, 1B
6. Xavier Nady, LF
7. Hideki Matsui, DH
8. Robinson Cano, 2B
9. Jose Molina, C-

- Andy Pettitte, SP


Soxin08 said...

timely hitting and some solid baserunning....sox up 6-2 and it's an early trip to the bullpen...long way to go though....GO SOX!

Derek Vicino said...

The Sox just need 3 more outs from Papelbon to pull a game closer to the Rays. Their game has just gone final, Toronto 6, Tampa 2.

Fingers Crossed.

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