08/28/09 7:10 PM EDT
|Toronto Blue Jays||Boston Red Sox|
|Marco Scutaro - SS||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Aaron Hill - 2B||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Adam Lind - LF||Victor Martinez - 1B|
|Lyle Overbay - 1B||Kevin Youkilis - 3B|
|Vernon Wells - CF||David Ortiz - DH|
|Randy Ruiz - DH||Jason Bay - LF|
|Rod Barajas - C||J.D. Drew - RF|
|Travis Snider - RF||Jason Varitek - C|
|Jose Bautista - 3B||Alex Gonzalez - SS|
Hope everyone's enjoyed their Friday.
Erika Gilbert had a very nice story yesterday on Roy Halladay's role in mentoring young pitchers. Cito Gaston has a nice little story about rooming with Hank Aaron in it, to boot.
For Tim Collins fans, there's a nice little piece about Collins in today's National Post. Although I would prefer if folks stopped referring to Collins as "tiny", "scrawny", and "diminutive," considering he's just a bit shorter than me and has about 10 pounds on me.
Tonight's game will feature Scott Richmond for the Jays. Richmond continues to string together a credible rookie season, though his propensity for giving up the long ball (16 home runs in as many starts and 3 relief outings) has hurt his cause. He's coming off an interesting start in which he gave up 4 runs (over 7 innings) but also struck out 10 and yielded just 6 hits and 3 walks, a number of which were unfortunately clustered in a rough third inning. He's one starter who won't need to be shut down, so I'd expect to see him finish the season assuming he's put his bicep injury behind him.
Josh Beckett pitches for Boston and he's having another strong season, though he is coming off two poor starts in which he's given up 8(!) home runs. It'd be nice to tack on some of those tonight.
Tonight's post title comes from Boston-ite Juliana Hatfield's song of the same name. My first crush that I can remember, from when she guest-starred as a lunch-lady on the incredible show The Adventures of Pete and Pete.