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Game 5: Win Please

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Not much more needs to be said, I should think.

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Carl Crawford, LF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
5. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
6. David Ortiz, DH
7. J.D. Drew, RF
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Marco Scutaro, SS

Jason Varitek makes his debut, hitting eighth. Other than that, it's the same order we had last night against Josh Tomlin. That didn't go particularly well, but it wasn't exactly due to the order they were all batting in. . .

1. Michael Brantley, CF
2. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
4. Carlos Santana, C
5. Travis Hafner, DH
6. Orlando Cabrera, 2B
7. Travis Buck, LF
8. Matt LaPorta, 1B
9. Jack Hannahan, 3B

Daisuke does not have a fun time against Orlando Cabrera, and both Choo and Hafner have decent results against him, but otherwise the Indians don't have much to show in their occasional efforts against Daisuke.


Daisuke Matsuzaka

#18 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-0

185

R

R

Sep 13, 1980


On the other side of things, the Red Sox could not, for the most part, pick Mr. Mitch Talbot out of a lineup. But if they did, they would make him wish they hadn't. Especially Kevin Youkilis. Kevin Youkilis does bad, bad things to Mitch Talbot.


Mitch Talbot

#51 / Pitcher / Cleveland Indians

6-2

200

R

R

Oct 17, 1983



Hopefully, the Sox will continue to hit Talbot at a .417 pace, and we can finally stop talking about losing streaks. If not, it's going to be a long night.

Go Red Sox!