The Ultimate Getaway Day
This is my last day in Tokyo. Literally leaving right after tonight’s game and flying to Los Angeles. We leave Tokyo at around midnight Wednesday yet it will only be about 6 p.m. Wednesday in Los Angeles when we land. Go figure!
It’s been an experience out here, that’s for sure. What an Opener last night was. Funny to see Embree work the seventh and Foulke working the ninth. "For a while, it felt like an alumni game out there," said Sox manager Terry Francona.
They are two of the 25 to help the Sox win their first World Series since you know when. Embree has resurrected his career nicely since leaving Boston and Foulke could be headed in that same direction.
As for tonight’s lineup — or this morning for most of you fine folks — Coco is playing center and batting eighth. Ellsbury is out. Terry Francona said he still doesn’t know exactly how the CF situation will play out but he thought getting Coco in there against a hard thrower like Harden was a good thing.
Moss is back in there. J.D. Drew said he’ll be fine for the games in Oakland.
More later — time permitting.