First, in case you missed it yesterday:
- --The Red Sox lost another eighth inning heartbreaker, this time to the Indians.
- --Dustin Pedroia left the game after jamming his ankle rounding second base, but he's going to be OK.
- --Until last night's 0-for, Jarrod Saltalamacchia had been rolling.
- --Pawtucket and Portland were on the warpath.
Back In Boston
Asked and answered, I suppose.
"It's hard not to love him, we all do. But I hope we beat his brains out," Francona said before the former Red Sox right-hander started the opener of a three-game series for the Cleveland Indians against Boston on Tuesday night.
Well, that didn't really turn out...
"I feel comfortable at the plate," Drew said. "It's just a matter of not missing the pitch that I have a chance to do something with. There's been some times when I've had some good pitches to hit and just hit it hard for a groundball out or a line-drive out."
So which is it? I'd say both the "TJS could be coming" camp and Francona are being misleading here. What's happening is that Daisuke is going to go get a second opinion on a torn UCL. There are two possible outcomes to this. Either Yocum agrees with the other doctors and he rehabs, or he gets a different take and runs with it straight to the operating system.
Basically, the only information we have is that he's going to get a second opinion...and we pretty much already knew that.
A good look at a start for the struggling Drake Britton and what might be wrong with him.
Featuring (sadly) Carl Crawford...
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