Sunday in Baltimore
No Coco Crisp today. As it turns out, he injured his left index finger on that awkward slide into third base when he was trying to steal. It’s nothing major, with the offday Monday, it made sense to give him two days off in a row so he’d be good to go on Sunday.
In the meantime, it gives Adam Stern — Mr. Canada during the World Baseball Classic — a chance to lead off and play center field. This will probably be Stern’s only start before he goes to Pawtucket once his Rule 5 clock expires on April 19.
The only other lineup move is that J.T. Snow is at first base, Youkilis gets a day off.
It should be fascinating watching Wakefield and Bard today. Do you think they’ll have a better rhythm than the other day?
We’ll find out soon.
Talk to you later,