Game 2, Part 2
OK, my family and friends are now aware of my blog and my stepfather has kindly given me my first editing correction. Gauntlets are thrown down, not passed. Thank you Jeff.
Now on to the news of the day. Alex Cora is in the lineup, batting seventh and playing shortstop. the reason? it’s a matchup thing. Cora is 6-for-13 lifetime against Rangers starter Vincente Padilla. Alex Gonzalez is 3-for-20. Enuf said. Besides, Terry Francona wants to get as many of his reserves into the lineup early in the season as he can, so they don’t get rusty.
not much else going on in the pregame. Talk to you in a bit. time to hammer out those notes.