I always look forward to when the Red Sox come to town.. mostly because I can’t help giggling at Youk’s batting stance. I find myself wondering each and every time what a lifetime series of batting coaches said to him and if any of them have any hair left…
At any rate, let’s hope the Twins can pull together the defense and hitting and give Marquis as good an opportunity for a win as they did last time.
|Aviles, SS||Span, CF|
|Sweeney, RF||Carroll, SS|
|Pedroia, 2B||Mauer, C|
|Gonzalez, Ad, 1B||Willingham, DH|
|Ortiz, DH||Morneau, 1B|
|Youkilis, 3B||Doumit, RF|
|Saltalamacchia, C||Valencia, 3B|
|Ross, C, LF||Parmelee, LF|
|Byrd, CF||Plouffe, 2B|
|Lester, P||Marquis, P|
That’s the kind of loss that just leaves you frustrated. You get a leadoff runner on 3B in the 8th with 3-4-5 coming up and you don’t get him across the plate. Then you give up a HR in the top of 9. I guess if there’s a silver lining, it was seeing Danny Valencia with a HR of his own, along with some good glove work at 3B. Denard Span and Jamey Carroll turned in some web gems of their own, so I guess there is that.
Tuesday brings the return of Nick Blackburn. From what I could tell, the Red Sox really ARE as bad as their results have been lately, so there’s still some hope for a win or two this week. – JC