Dice-K scratched; Masterson tomorrow; Hansen back at Fenway
Crazy stuff. Now it’s Dice-K’s turn to call in sick at the last minute. This, just 24 hours after Beckett couldn’t go. Lester will fill in for Matsuzaka. And he’ll be on three days rest.
Who will pitch tomorrow? Masterson? Zink? Wakefield on three days rest? We have our answer, via the Portland Press Herald, fine news gathering organization that they are. And great job by FOBP — Friend of Brownie Points — Joe Haggerty for scouring through sonsofsamhorn and getting this link. Red Sox PR maven John Blake said, “We’re still listing it as TBA”. Take it for what it’s worth. John, of course, isn’t allowed to say anything until the official roster move is made.
Even though Jason Varitek is out of the lineup for the fourth straight day as he recovers from his sickness, the Red Sox opted not to call up another catcher in place of the departed David Pauley. Instead, a familiar face has resurfaced in the form of Craig Hansen. The righty with all that promise has been lights out at Pawtucket. Manny Delcarmen is still recovering from his sickness so it’s not surprising Hansen was the choice tonight.
However, if Varitek can’t catch tomorrow’s day game after the night game, it wouldn’t surprise me if Hansen is sent right back after the game tonight and Dusty Brown comes in to catch tomorrow’s game. They don’t want to run Cash into the ground just yet.
So we’ll see.
A plan is being outlined for Mike Lowell in terms of when he can go on a rehab assignment so I hope to have some info on that shortly.
Hasta La Vista,