A line drive finale for Lowell
Yes, Terry Francona did say before the game that “Mikey is going to get two at-bats today and DH.”
As it turns out, Lowell wanted a chance to run out of the box, which he didn’t get while striking out and popping up in his first at-bats.
The final at-bat, taken in the bottom of the seventh inning was far more successful. Lowell watched a ball, then looked at a strike before raking a hard, clean, line single over the head of the shortstop and into center field.
FYI, Buchholz was absolutely lights out today, three perfect innings.