Let us be clear about one thing: there are no milestones that can be reached today.
This game will not be important either way, and if the Sox win, it won't mean anything in particular for their season as a whole, or to date. No sir. Do not look at our record, and if you do, don't think about the implications of a potential win.
Kevin Youkilis is back in the lineup for this entirely normal, standard game.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Jed Lowrie, SS
7. Mike Cameron, RF
8. Carl Crawford, LF
9. Jason Varitek, C
Josh Beckett will start today on quite a bit of rest. But that doesn't matter all that much. No sir.
#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
May 15, 1980
|2011 - Josh Beckett||2-1||5||5||0||0||0||0||34.0||20||10||10||3||9||32||2.65||.85|
He will be opposed by one Ervin Santana, who couldn't keep the Red Sox from anything of import with a strong performance tonight.
#54 / Pitcher / Los Angeles Angels
Dec 12, 1982
|2011 - Ervin Santana||1-3||6||6||0||0||0||0||38.2||42||24||21||4||10||33||4.89||1.34|
Go Sox! But not towards any particular discernible goal!