This man will not save us unless he does so coming off the bench. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
|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|
|Kevin Youkilis, 3B||David Cooper, 1B|
|Ryan Sweeney, RF||Brett Lawrie, 3B|
|Mike Aviles, SS||Colby Rasmus, CF|
|Nick Punto, 2B||J.P. Arencibia, C|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||Rajai Davis, LF|
It's not a pretty sight, especially compared to what we've gotten used to of late. It's understandable for Salty to need days off every now-and-then, I just wish it didn't have to come on the same night that Will Middlebrooks was out of the lineup.
Otherwise, it's just a matter of the injury that's keeping Dustin Pedroia away from second base. When he gets back in the lineup, things should be better.