Saturday night at Fenway
What will David Ortiz do tonight to build off his home run from last night? Seemingly, not much. The slugger found himself on the bench for the third time in four games. The Red Sox have run into a string of lefties of late.
Victor Martinez is serving as the DH because tomorrow is a day game and they want him to catch Tim Wakefield.
Speaking of Wake, it should be a pretty good storyline with him pitching, and knowing it’s going to be his last start for a while. Wakefield has been a loyal soldier. You have to feel bad for him getting bounced from the rotation after just two bad starts. At the same time, you understand why the club no longer wants to stunt Clay Buchholz’s development.
The way baseball tends to work out, I’m thinking Wakefield will find his way back into the rotation at some point this season.