Sunday gut check
I look at today’s game as the first little gut check the Red Sox have had this season. They let one get away on Friday and got blown out Saturday. Toronto has handled the Red Sox with ease of late.
Today is a day the Sox need to rebound. They don’t want to get swept going into Cleveland.
This is the kind of game the Red Sox teams of 2003-2005 would always seem to win. With a new cast of characters this year, you can’t predict if they’ll respond to adversity in similar fashion.
Clement has pitched well in two of his first three starts. They need a big effort from him today.
It’s a standard non-Coco lineup of Youkilis-Loretta-Ortiz-Ramirez-Nixon-Varitek-Lowell-Harris-Gonzalez.
Nobody likes to go into an offday on the heels of a sweep so I’m sure the visitors will come out swinging today. We’ll find out soon enough.