Obligatory Manny comment.
Now to the nitty gritty:
The Red Sox send lefty Felix Doubront to the mound. Given his super-rookie status, there's no widget available, so just rest assured that he was awesome in Double-A, and even awesomer in Triple-A.
The Dodgers counter with a rookie of their own in Carlos Monasterios. Never head of him? Neither have I.
|2010 - Carlos Monasterios||3-1||16||5||0||0||0||0||42.1||38||16||14||6||14||19||2.98||1.23|
Long story short, don't let the ERA fool you. This guy is hittable.
Victor Martinez gets the night off in favor of Tek. Pretty solid lineup through-and-through if you give Nava the benefit of the SSS doubt.
Los Angeles Dodgers @ Boston Red Sox
06/18/10 7:10 PM EDT
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Boston Red Sox|
|Matt Kemp - CF||Marco Scutaro - SS|
|Russell Martin - C||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Andre Ethier - RF||David Ortiz - DH|
|Manny Ramirez - DH||Kevin Youkilis - 1B|
|Casey Blake - 3B||J.D. Drew - RF|
|James Loney - 1B||Adrian Beltre - 3B|
|Ronnie Belliard - 2B||Jason Varitek - C|
|Reed Johnson - LF||Mike Cameron - CF|
|Jamey Carroll - SS||Daniel Nava - LF|
Manny at DH and Reed Johnson shores up their defense a good bit, but generally hit it anywhere on the right side of the field and it's got a shot to fall in. 3-4 is the obvious panic zone here, with no huge holes surrounding it.