Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Game 117

Final Score:

Boston Red Sox 8, Toronto Blue Jays 4

So, the mysterious defensive switch: Doug Mientkiewicz played second for the second time in his life (he's played one inning before, for the Twins) and did fairly well. Derek Lowe pitched really well...three of those four runs were taken in bad defensive plays, as Orlando Cabrera had a BAD inning at short. The offense more than compensated and Keith Foulke was able to close the game out in two inning save.

Injury Report: Again, you ask? Yeah. Turns out Kevin Youkilis has a bone bruise. 15 day DL for him. David McCarty is on the 15 day DL for a ganglion cyst on his right wrist and Scott Williamson has been moved to the 60 day DL to make room for the replacements: Curtis Leskanic, who was activated today and Earl Snyder, called up from Pawtucket to play third until Bellhorn comes back (he'll probably go on rehab assignment by the end of the week). Pokey Reese should be back about a week after Bellhorn's return and most surprising of all, Trott Nixon may be back in September, after spending much of his time on the DL strengthening his upset quad. All in all, it seems that my prayers were *partially* answered. I'll take what I can get, though, especially if that means getting Trott. GO SOX!