Friday night at the Fens
No Youuuukkkk tonight. Why?
"He’s not in the midst of swinging it as well as
he has," said manager Terry Francona. "He missed about a week before the break and then he’s played every game
On the other hand, J.D. Drew is back in the lineup, batting fifth and playing right field.
Schilling is ready to crank it up tomorrow in Pawtucket.
Tiki Barber — the former star running back who recently retired from the NY Giants — was in the clubhouse before the game wearing a Red Sox batting practice jersey and, yes, he took some hacks before the game. My crack assistant Alex McPhillips tells me, " No homers for Tiki Barber. Just a few nubbers down the line."
After batting practice, the clubhouse was closed to the media for about 10 minutes in order for the guys to have a team meeting. Was the topic the slumping offense or remedies for the 20-24 record since May 31? Inquiring minds want to know, but no information has been disclosed just yet.
Now, I’ll leave you with tonight’s lineup.