There's nothing important about this game. At least not to the starters. No sir. In fact, they're so unimportant I don't see any reason to put their info or stats or any of that up.
I hope so.
Well, I will mention Gio Gonzalez, and how he has reverse splits, meaning lefties hit him better than righties. Thus my confusion when presented with Darnell McDonald's presence in the lineup. Ditto Mr. Aviles, though I suppose Crawford's absence is more a routine thing than strategic.
|BOSTON RED SOX||OAKLAND ATHLETICS|
|Jacoby Ellsbury - CF||Jemile Weeks - 2B|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Coco Crisp - CF|
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||Hideki Matsui - LF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Josh Willingham - DH|
|David Ortiz - DH||Brandon Allen - 1B|
|Jed Lowrie - 3B||David DeJesus - RF|
|Mike Aviles - LF||Kurt Suzuki - C|
|Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C||Cliff Pennington - SS|
|Darnell McDonald - RF||Scott Sizemore - 3B|
Hopefully the momentum will be enough to carry the Sox through regardless.