It's been a very strong start for Scott Podsednik in his short time with the Red Sox. 8-for-18 with a home run, Podsednik's RBI double in last night's game was just the latest in a string of hits from a player who, like so many others who have contributed to the Red Sox, were not so much as expected to take the field for the team this season.
Also on a hot streak is Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who will move up to bat fifth in the order after hitting his third homer in five games yesterday. Missing out will be Kevin Youkilis, as Adrian Gonzalez stays at first and Will Middlebrooks takes over at third against right-handed Henderson Alvarez.
|BOSTON RED SOX||TORONTO BLUE JAYS|
|Scott Podsednik, CF||Kelly Johnson, 2B|
|Daniel Nava, LF||Yunel Escobar, SS|
|Adrian Gonzalez, 1B||Jose Bautista, RF|
|David Ortiz, DH||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C||Colby Rasmus, CF|
|Will Middlebrooks, 3B||Brett Lawrie, 3B|
|Ryan Sweeney, RF||J.P. Arencibia, C|
|Mike Aviles, SS||David Cooper, 1B|
|Nick Punto, 2B||Rajai Davis, LF|
Oh, yeah, and Nick Punto is still in there, too.