Ouch on Coco
So I’m just setting foot into BWI Airport, excited to go back to Boston for the first time since Feb. 19, and my cellphone rings. It’s my esteemed co-worker Mike Petraglia, informing me of the TV report up in Boston that Coco’s finger injury was worse than originally feared, and he might miss close to a month.
The Red Sox still haven’t given us an update to confirm the report, and word is that Coco will be re-examined by the medical staff tomorrow. However, the Channel 7 sports staff is very good, so I highly doubt they got the story wrong. Hopefully Coco is a quick healer.
The only silver lining is that Adam Stern is obviously playing with a lot of confidence right now. So if there’s a good chance for Stern to get his share of playing time, it’s probably now.
Other than Coco, it’s hard not to be pleased with the way this team is playing right now. They are pitching, playing defense and working counts. It was a very well-rounded road trip. And Foulke was indeed lights out on Sunday, the best i’ve seen him since 2004. He looked like Foulke again. If Timlin, Foulke, Papelbon and Tavarez are all healthy and pitching well, the Red Sox would have a bullpen as formidable as any in baseball.
I bet everyone is looking forward to Tuesday. the home opener is always a special day at Fenway, and the weather reports are good. How many of you have tickets to the game?
Talk to you soon,