Well look who's back! It's that Carl Crawford guy!
But, what's this? Someone's missing!
We'll have to wait a few more days before we actually get the 1-7 we really crave with David Ortiz out on suspension. The Orioles definitely get the advantage out of this trade as not only won't Papi be allowed to hit, but none of our guys will get to hit against Kevin Gregg. Now that's just plain not fair!
With Ortiz out, we get to see a man at DH I never thought I'd see there: Jacoby Ellsbury.
- Jacoby Ellsbury, DH
- Dustin Pedroia, 2B
- Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
- Kevin Youkilis, 3B
- Josh Reddick, CF
- Carl Crawford, LF
- Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
- J.D. Drew, RF
- Marco Scutaro, SS
The craziest thing isn't that he's DHing, though, it's that he'd be second only to David Ortiz offensively amongst all the designated hitters in the league. Go figure.
I hope the lineup got some rest on the plane, because the Red Sox might well need a lot of the offense they didn't have yesterday with Tim Wakefield on the mound. On the other hand, they might not need much at all. He tends to do his best when the pen needs a rest.
#49 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Aug 02, 1966
|2011 - Tim Wakefield||5-3||20||11||0||0||0||0||81.2||79||47||43||11||25||40||4.74||1.27|
His Baltimore counterpart will be Brad Bergesen. You may remember him for the three scoreless innings of relief he threw after Zach Britton completely buried the O's chances the last time they faced Boston.
#35 / Pitcher / Baltimore Orioles
Sep 25, 1985
|2011 - Brad Bergesen||1-6||17||9||1||1||0||0||65.1||73||46||41||7||20||41||5.65||1.42|
Go Sox! And try not to get suspended anymore, k?