GameChat – Red Sox @ Twins #2, 7:10pm

I guess the “big news” today is about Scott Baker going on the Disabled List and Kevin Slowey being recalled from Rochester. Slowey will get the start on Sunday in Cleveland. I’m sure there’s a significant portion of Twinsville that is excited to see Slowey’s return and I’m happy for him, certainly, but I’m not feeling overly optimistic.

He should have Alexi Casilla backing him up by Sunday, however. Lexi is still on track to be activated Friday, the first day he’s eligible to return from the DL. Unless something unforeseen arises, Justin Morneau could be activated on Monday, in time for the series with the Tigers.

It definitely has a “too little, too late” feel to it, but nevertheless, it will be good to see Lexi and Justin back in uniform and on the field.

In the mean time, let’s see if the guys can put an end to this particular stretch of sucking time and maybe smack Erik Bedard around a little bit tonight. (When the hell did Boston get Bedard, anyway? Must have been while we were all hyped up over whether Denard was going to be a National, I guess.)



Ellsbury, CF Revere, CF
Pedroia, 2B Mauer, C
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B Cuddyer, 1B
Youkilis, 3B Kubel, RF
Ortiz, DH Thome, DH
Lowrie, SS Valencia, 3B
Crawford, LF Young, D, LF
Varitek, C Nishioka, SS
McDonald, D, RF Butera, C
  _Bedard, P   _Liriano, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 6 0
Minnesota 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 0

Eh. Might have been the most boring, long, drawn out 4-3 game I’ve ever sat through. Welcome to Red Sox baseball. Hard for me to imagine people actually LIKE watching that team play.

Oh yeah… and the Twins lost their 6th straight.