Guess Who's Back?
The friendly face of Justin Masterson was back in the clubhouse this morning. David Aardsma was placed on the disabled list with a groin injury this morning. Here comes Masterson, ready to start his fourth stint of the season with the Sox, this one as a reliever. This should be real interesting.
Terry Francona talked about not wanting to give too much too soon to Masterson. In other words, he doesn’t want to put too much pressure on him. But we’ll see what kind of role Masterson works his way into. This kid seems pretty unflappable.
I think his role in this bullpen could be enormous.
That was some catch by Coco Crisp yesterday. “He does things with his body I can only dream of,” said Sox ace Josh Beckett.
I have to give Coco credit for being a good teammate this season and not whining about his situation, even though he obviously wants to play every day. Will he be on this team past the July 31 deadline? I am starting to think so. You knew Theo was planting the seed for keeping Coco when he said back in Spring Training that trading Jay Payton was one of the worst moves he ever made. In other words, don’t trade a player just because he wants to be traded when your team is better with that player.
Another dreadful day weather-wise in Southern Cal. 80 and sunny yet again. Clouds anywhere? Anywhere? Anywhere? I can’t find one.