And tonight's cleanup hitter?
Would you believe Dustin Pedroia? No, it’s not a misprint.
I’d like nominations for another smaller cleanup man in the history of baseball.
The move was the result of Kevin Youkilis being sick, and Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew on the DL.
“I’ll never hear the end of this from Pedroia or Ortiz,” said Red Sox manager Terry Francona. “Pedroia said it’s long overdue and Ortiz says he’s retiring.”
The last Red Sox second baseman to hit cleanup was one Carlos Baerga in the forgettable season of 2002.