Taprp coming off the field here at 10:31 p.m. It’s amazing how baseball works sometimes. Mike Lowell was supposed to have the night off, but Youk loses his temper and his helmet and gets thrown out of the game after being hit by a pitch. Next thing you know, Lowell is in the game and hits not one, but two home runs.
The last Sox player to hit two home runs off the bench? Joe Foy on June 9, 1967 against the Washington Senators.
Tazawa is in line to get the win. He settled down nicely after a rocky first which was prolonged by Nick Green’s error.
One of the most encouraging signs of the night was the absolute rocket that Jason Bay hit.
I’m sure the Red Sox will lose Youkilis for five to seven games once the league comes out with punishment. But the Red Sox are fortunate to be deep at the corners with Martinez, Kotchman and Lowell.