Javy Javy Joy Joy
The Red Sox found the one viable catcher on the open market in Javy Lopez, and that should help stem the tide until Varitek returns. Lopez isn’t the star he once was, but he still has a little pop in that bat.
What the Sox did not need tonight was for Mirabelli to get rolled over on the left ankle by a baserunner and have to leave the game. Gabe Kapler is now the only player Tito has on his bench tonight because there’s no way a hobbling Mike Lowell can play.
I wonder, why on Earth do the Red Sox have 13 pitchers on their roster and just 12 position players? Obviously it’s more glaring on a night like this, but i just don’t get it — even a little bit.
I’m sure reinforcements will arrive in some form or fashion from Pawtucket by Saturday.