If it ain't broke …
Yes, on the heels of last night’s eight-run assault, Dustin Pedroia is once again hitting cleanup.
Youk and Coco are still out sick. Josh Beckett, who thinks he had food poisoning, rallied from his sickness to play catch today.
All systems appear to be go for Beckett’s start Friday in Texas.
MIchael Bowden, on the heels of his first Major League win, was sent back to Pawtucket this morning. He will work out of the bullpen for the PawSox on Friday, and be back with the Red Sox shortly thereafter. Terry Francona left the door open for Bowden to pitch in relief or a starter the rest of the way.
Speaking of Tito, he admits to being a little dazed and confused when he ran out to argue Pedroia being safe at second last night.
“I go out there, I look up last night, I haven’t been so
embarrassed in years. I could not figure out what the hell Ozzie was doing out
there. That was the damndest thing. I wanted to go out through the Monster, I didn’t’
want to go back to the dugout because I knew
what was awaiting. Kevin Cash is just screaming, lay off the Red Bull. And
Millsy is just wearing me out. I could have sworn I thought Pedroia threw his
arms up, like he was [mad]. And I put my head down. I put my head down and I go,
why is Ozzie helping me? I didn’t know what to do. Petey’s like, get out of