Eric Gagne is wearing No. 83. And here’s at Fenway, along with Kevin Garnett, who will throw out the first pitch tonight. I’m thinking Gagne’s first pitch might mean more to the actual game, though Garnett’s arrival certainly means more to the state of a franchise.
These are indeed good times to be a Boston sports follower. Why 83 for Gagne? It’s 38 backwards. I don’t think he’d ask Schill to give up his number.
Speaking of Schill, he’s taking the ball Sunday afternoon in Seattle. Beckett will get the extra day of rest and go Monday in Anaheim. Timlin is available tonight, but Tito would rather stay away one more day.
J.D. Drew has been tending to a family matter, so he’s out of the lineup again. Here’s the starting nine:
and how about this ‘pen at Francona’s disposal tonight?
That’s all for now.