Here we are, in a post-deadline world, and the Red Sox have, as far as we know, made no deals. Read what you will into that re: the rest of the season, for now, the Sox have a game to win.
Too bad it's the one guy on the mound we can be least confident will win it:
|2010 - Daisuke Matsuzaka||7-3||14||14||0||0||0||0||83.2||70||40||38||5||42||69||4.09||1.34|
The Tigers counter with the inconsistent Max Scherzer:
|2010 - Max Scherzer||7-8||19||19||0||0||0||0||111.1||104||61||55||15||47||108||4.45||1.36|
Even without deals, though, the Red Sox' roster looks a little bit different today than it did yesterday.
07/31/10 4:10 PM EDT
|Detroit Tigers||Boston Red Sox|
|Austin Jackson - CF||Marco Scutaro - SS|
|Will Rhymes - 2B||J.D. Drew - RF|
|Brennan Boesch - RF||Kevin Youkilis - 1B|
|Miguel Cabrera - 1B||David Ortiz - DH|
|Jhonny Peralta - 3B||Victor Martinez - C|
|Don Kelly - LF||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Jeff Frazier - DH||Bill Hall - 2B|
|Gerald Laird - C||Ryan Kalish - LF|
|Ramon Santiago - SS||Darnell McDonald - CF|
Because Ryan Kalish is in town, and Jeremy Hermida is blessedly gone from the team.
If that's not reason to celebrate, I don't know what is. Go Sox!